Monday, 25 June 2012

Musing Mondays #5

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?


  1. I haven't ever set goals for myself, other than to finish the book.

  2. I used to be like this with my goals. But then I had children. Now it is just easier to not set goals than to set them and be dissappointed that they weren't met. Heh. As my babies grow, I bet I'll be able to create goals like this again.

  3. I wish I could read at least 100 pages a day. Sometimes I read 300 pages a day, and then some days I read none. There really is no schedule for me.

    1. Wow, I could never read 300 pages in a day. In at least two years there hasn't been a day where I haven't read something.

  4. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog!

    I’m mostly the exact opposite. I’d feel suffocated and reading would begin to feel like a chore if I set myself too many reading goals.:-)