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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Pages Read

This is great and we should do this one along with all our other challenges. It's being hosted at It's all about books. Basically, pick a number of pages you want to read this year and keep track. Check it out and sign-up. If you're already doing a challenge, it shouldn't be too much more to keep track of your pages.

If you read ebooks, check amazon or Barnes & Noble for print pages and use that number. Some of my ebooks are not available as print so I'll need to figure out another way. I added up the pages I already read of my print books then multiplied by 12 to get just over 40,000. I don't think my ebook pages will be 10g but I do want to stretch myself some but not too much (there is a daughter's wedding, a vacation & family reunion to take into consideration). I'm going to choose 50,000 pages to be read this year. I should make it, will all the challenge books I need to read :)

Now, there is an important quote from the rules "...and other stuff you read..." so textbooks? Newspapers? Magazines? I don't know and didn't look so I'm going to go by books for now.

Okay, apparently I had posted questions about ebooks and she counted the words on a page of a paperback :o Her count is 300 words so that's what I'm going to use.


3-1: There is no way you'll be able to make sense of this list if all I do is list my books so I'm moving them. Just to let you know that some of my titles will be short stories or even very short stories but they are purchased as a separate title and not part of a collection. Also, I read everything so some of these may be a children's books :-)

8-4: Goal changed to 80,000


January: 7,463 pages read. For more info go here.

February: 11,863 pages read. For more info go here.

March: 7,066 pages read. For more info go here

April: 8,450 pages read. For more info go here.

May: 3,349 pages read. For more info go here

June: 5,327 pages read. For more info go here

July: 10,651 pages read. For more info go here

Goal Met with July's books - 54,169!
increased goal to 80,000

August: pages read. For more info go
September: pages read. For more info go
October: pages read. For more info go
November: pages read. For more info go
December: pages read. For more info go

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