Reading Challenge Recap: Week Four

This past week was my most difficult reading week yet, and so in honor of the struggle (and yes, I know I'm being melodramatic) here's some dramatic montage music for you to listen to while reading this blog entry:

The week started on a high note. I had a great reading day on Monday. I was ahead of schedule with my reading, and I was even beginning to feel a little bit smug about the whole thing.

But by Tuesday my cold that's apparently never going away was starting to really affect my ability to read. So I wasn't able to get much reading done on Tuesday or Wednesday.

By Thursday, I had only made it to 450 pages total and a constant refrain of "I'm not going to make it to the goal" kept playing in my head. Thursday night I I was thinking "why did I have to make the stupid rule about not counting things I read online. If I had let myself count celebrity gossip sites towards the page goal, I could get to the goal for sure." And then it hit me. I could spend the rest of the week reading fluffy, celebrity gossip memoirs. The more mindless the better because the more mindless the book, the faster I can read it!

I probably should be embarrassed that I resorted to scraping the bottom of the literary barrel in order to get to the page goal, but I'm actually kind of proud of how I resurrected the week from the steaming pile of suckiness that it was turning into. (And clearly reading mindless books hasn't affected my brain considering I just came up the lyrical, poetic phrase "steaming pile of suckiness.")

At this point you need to switch and start listening to triumphant montage music


This was the first week where I've actually made it to the goal. Actually, I made it beyond the goal. The goal for each week is 1,918 pages and I made it to:

1,946 pages!!!!!!!!

Reading Goal: 100,000 pages
Page Count For the Week: 1,946 pages
Page Count For the Year So Far: 7,433
Pages Left to Read: 92,567

Join me tomorrow and I'll share my thoughts on the books I read this week.


  1. Well done! You're right, fluffy celebrity memoirs fit those days when concentration is low. ;-) It's so good that you finally exceeded your goal after two sucky weeks of being sick.

    1. Thank you! I think I might have to read a celebrity memoir ever week to get my page count up!

  2. That's impressive! I hope you're feeling better.

    1. Thanks. I finally started to feel better today!

  3. You are the only person I know who says they ONLY read 450 pages. I congratulate you on doing a fabulous job achieving your goals.

    1. Hahaha. That's the crazy thing about this reading challenge. Before I started it, I would have felt like I read a lot if I was only mid-week and I had read 450 pages. But now if I'm mid-week and I haven't read at least 1,000 pages, I feel like I haven't read much at all.

  4. I'm impressed that you were able to read that many pages even as you were under the weather. I don't care if it was more of the fluffier side of fiction. Now, of course you gotta tell us what you read! Hope you are feeling much better!

  5. Wow, that's a lot of pages! I agree, celebrity memoirs are a good way to easily pass the time.


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