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Old 02-28-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
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Race to 1,000,000...pages read...

I am willing to bet if people here count up, just novels, many have long ago passed 1,000,000 pages. Think about it, that is just 2,500 novels that average 400-pages. So it's not that difficult a feat. Still, that is a staggering number if you step back and think about all those experiences contained on those pages.

So how many can say they have read one-million pages in their life so far? Or how close do you estimate you might be. I don't have a clue for me --- yet!!
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:50 PM   #2
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add to that all the web pages worth of life-changing commentary in blogs and web forums like this... I think I'm at about 1 billion pages already and very close to enlightenment...
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Old 02-28-2011, 09:51 PM   #3
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Well, at one book a week that's about 50 years. Not too sure that books average out to 400 pages though.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:08 PM   #4
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add to that all the web pages worth of life-changing commentary in blogs and web forums like this... I think I'm at about 1 billion pages already and very close to enlightenment...
Out of curiosity, I did the calculations on this. Let's suppose you have been reading for 30 years (I don't know how old you are, sorry). A billion pages would be over 33 million pages a year, averaging to about 91 thousand pages a day. This would mean 228 400-pg novels a day.

On the other hand, a million pages isn't far-fetched at all, depending how old you are. I have been literate for about 20 years, so I would have needed to average about 140 pages a day to reach a million at this point. I was certainly not reading nearly that much when I was young, so I suspect I have another 5-10 years ahead of me.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:13 PM   #5
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add to that all the web pages worth of life-changing commentary in blogs and web forums like this... I think I'm at about 1 billion pages already and very close to enlightenment...
hahahaha...it just feels like a billion!! But soon you are-become-one-with-the-page just let it happen and suddenly you will be or not and is that not the question? Or is it the answer?
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Out of curiosity, I did the calculations on this. Let's suppose you have been reading for 30 years (I don't know how old you are, sorry). A billion pages would be over 33 million pages a year, averaging to about 91 thousand pages a day. This would mean 228 400-pg novels a day.

On the other hand, a million pages isn't far-fetched at all, depending how old you are. I have been literate for about 20 years, so I would have needed to average about 140 pages a day to reach a million at this point. I was certainly not reading nearly that much when I was young, so I suspect I have another 5-10 years ahead of me.
I did figure we have a number of folks well over 50 who have been reading novels since around 8-9yrs old and that was where I got the one-million page idea. I know there was a stretch of years I hardly read 20-books/yr so even after 43yrs of novel reading I have a loooong way to go but still I might reach it with the access provided to classics.

Heck just read Homer, Leo Tolstoy and Ayn Rand and you are half-way there. Toss in Peter Hamilton's Void novels should get ya the rest of the way there.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:16 AM   #7
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What's this page you're talking about? What device size? What font-size?
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:44 AM   #8
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What's this page you're talking about? What device size? What font-size?
I count pbook pages when I'm calculating how many pages I read a year (which is a better metric for me than number of books because I read anything from shortish YA to 1,000 page fantasy series installments).
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Ha, ha! Paradigm shift!
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So how many can say they have read one-million pages in their life so far? Or how close do you estimate you might be. I don't have a clue for me --- yet!!
Probably still quite a bit off, unless re-reads count. When I was young I used to read the same 32 book series 2-3 times a year; 150-180 pages each. I could get through a once such a book in an hour or so
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I think a billion pages is more than possible if you consider that a picture is worth a thousand words. But how many words is a page?

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Probably still quite a bit off, unless re-reads count. When I was young I used to read the same 32 book series 2-3 times a year; 150-180 pages each. I could get through a once such a book in an hour or so
sure re-reads count, you read them again, right? I know in pretty much every novel I've ever read there are almost always a couple sections I skim more than read anyway. You know when there is a section with background detail you really don't care about in any way? So if we get to count those sections no reason not to count re-reads since some might actually be NEW.
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I think a billion pages is more than possible if you consider that a picture is woth a thousand words. But how many words is a page?
just take a picture of the page.

And geeze some out there need to stop getting caught up in being too serious about the definition of a "page" I can get it from those in places where a patch of ground not covered by permafrost is considered cursed ground. Those folks just aren't right, but a page is a page is a page.
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I just read Anna Karenina. Now onto Brothers Karamazov. That's like half a million pages right there. Or feels like it!
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I've read 20,627 so far this year, I'm probably about 3/4 the way there. I've been reading novels for about 18 years, so I'd need about 56,000 pages a year, some years I've read more than others.

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