Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Books, Pages and A lot of Math (for me)

I was on Goodreads and decided to break down the page counts to see how much time I approximately spent reading per year.I read about 40-100 pages an hour, so I used that to get a range for how many weeks per year are spent on just reading.
I also wanted to look at page length to see how I am averaging in general.  I have only been keeping track of my reading since 2008, so I began there with the data.
In 2008, I read 103,909, which equate to between 6.1 to 15.4 weeks spent on reading. I also averaged 284.7 pages per book.

In 2009, I read 65,795 pages, which equates to between 3.9 to 9.8 weeks spent on reading. I averaged 300.4 pages per book.

In 2010, I read 47,091 pages which equates to between  2.8 to 7 weeks spent on reading. I averaged 303.8 pages.

In 2011, I read 39,540 pages which equates to between 2.3 to  5.8 weeks spent on reading. I averaged 326.77 pages per book.

In 2012, I read 43,713 pages, which equates to 2.6 to  6.5 week spent on reading. I averaged 408.5 pages per book.

So far in 2013, I have read 17,011 pages, which equates to 1.01 to 2.5 weeks.  I have averaged 340.2 pages per book so far. About 40% of the year is over, so my estimated total at this rate would be around 2.5 to 6.25 weeks. This means I am in between the pace for 2011 and 2012, which seems logical, since 2011 is when I began college.

Anyways, this is a very random post, but I found it really interesting. 

1 comment:

  1. Brave girl! I am terrified that if I were to break down my time like this, with reading and writing, I'd discover that there were vast periods during which my primary (read "only") aerobic activity is either turning pages or hammering on a keyboard. And that there are some months when my interaction with fictional characters far exceeds my interaction with actual humans.


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