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Thirty-five years of tracking my reading: 06/08/22
Since 1987 I've been tracking my reading. My tracking years run from June 9th to June 8th of the next year. Today ends my thirty-fifth year of tracking. To read more about the reasons, see 2019's post.
Today marks the close of my 35th year of tracking my reading. I am ten and a half pages away from finishing my third handwritten volume. By my handwritten account, I'm at 9620 books read. By my calculations in Numbers, I'm at 9817 books.
In 1995 I started transcribing my handwritten notes into a spreadsheet. I haven't kept up with it over the years, meaning I haven't caught the handwritten errors in numbering as they happen. I know of a number of places where my hand counting has drifted.
I'm now back at more actively transcribing the books. I've finished transcribing volume 1. I'm 2/3 of the way through volume 2. As I get further along, I'll start correcting my graph showing my progress through the years.
Last year I adjusted my prediction for hitting 10,000 books would be by December of this year or maybe spring of next year. I have 214 lines left in volume 3. By my count in Numbers, that means I'll hit 10,000 just before I finish volume 2. By my current reading rate, that will probably be January or February of 2023.
My first book for year 35 was Furbidden Fatality by Deborah Blake (2021). My last book was Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay (2011). I will get the book reviewed later this year.
Midway through this last year I ran out of my backlog of reviews. So going forward I'm no longer aiming for posting a review every day. Nor am I trying to read 300 books a year. I am aiming for around 200.