100+ page reading day

I don’t have as many 100+ page reading days as I used to. Not even close. The obvious reason is that I am not reading as much as I used to but this is not true. I am reading only slightly less than I did just a few years ago. I think it’s because I don’t have the large chunks of time required (for me) to get through more than 100 pages in a day (assuming that an “average” book has about 350 words per page, 100 pages is about 35,000 words). In fact, in the 11+ years that I have been keeping my reading lists, I have read on average 24,200 words per day, which is clearly far less than what is required for many 100+ page days.

Well, today is a 100+ page day. In fact, I have, as of this writing read about 140 pages of Death By Black Hole and I am completely enjoying it. At the moment I am through 186 pages and now more than halfway through the book. If I could maintain this rate, I’d have the book finished up by tomorrow. Alas, tonight is a “school” night: I have to be in bed by 8:30. Tomorrow is a work day: I have to be up at 4:30. And there isn’t much time in between to squeeze in 100 pages of reading.

But I’ll take it where I can get it.