Do you set goals for yourself, while reading? For example, “I want to get this book finished this weekend“, or “I will read __ pages today“, etc. Why, or why not?
Yes! For the last two or three years I have set myself a goal of reading at least 100 pages a day. I usually end up reading 120-150 pages a day now that I have no school but when I was at school it was a struggle to keep up with the 100 pages a day. Since most of the time I could only manage around 80 pages a day at school, I would get up a little earlier the next morning to read the extra 20 pages I missed out on. I have serious OCD with things like that.
Since I read at least 100 pages a day I always know the day I will finish the book. If the book has just over or just under 500 pages, it will take me 5 days to read it. I usually read a long-ish book starting Sunday or Monday and will have it finished by the weekend so I pick a short book to read over the weekend. I am really weird with all these odd goals. It has become like a chore at this stage (especially if I'm not enjoying a book) to finish it by a certain day and have a certain amount of pages read at the end of this particular day. I get really aggravated if I can't meet my daily goal and I can't think of anything but reading so I've very on edge a lot.
What about you? Do you have any reading goals you set for yourself?