As a RPG gamer, I always think that the first few levels are intentionally easy, but having past the first ten level ups, things get more difficult.
- Level 1: set up the blog
- Level 2: Publishing the first review
- Level 3: Getting the first views from readers through search engines
- Level 4: Publish 5 reviews
- Level 5: Publish 20 reviews
- Level 6: every day a hit – constant traffic
- Level 7: first follower
- Level 8: Publish 50 reviews
- Level 9: 5 views daily
- Level 10: Publish a guest review
- Level 11: Schedule a review
- Level 12: Attract a pingback
- Level 13: 50 ARC Reviews
- Level 14: 500 Likes
- Level 15: 600 Posts
- Level 16: 1000 Likes
- Level 17: One is fine, two is better
- Level 18: Be elite
- Level 19: Reblogged
- Level 20: 100 Followers
- Level 21: 750 posts
- Level 22: Reblog a post
- Level 23: 100 ARCs
- Level 24: 100 daily views
- Level 25: 900 posts
- Level 26: ARC-free
- Level 27: 1000 read books
A month ago was my last Level up! ARC-free.
Goodreads tells my that I’ve read 1,000 books.
At least that’s the number of books that I’ve registered there. Most of the computer science stuff that I read professionally doesn’t count. Same for books I read as student.
But give or take that’s the number I deal with. At first glance, that sounds huge, like 50 shelves filled with books, a small library!
On the other hand, it isn’t really a life full of reading. Years of negligence, other interests diminish the number I could have achieved. Yes, life came into the way of reading. And I won’t ever promise that I’ll keep up any pace.
I won’t ever be able to read all the best books. Reading time has an undefined upper limit, and I’m facing that remaining time. Maybe another 1000 books, who knows?
I just hope for many five star books!
What’s your reading count? Can you visualize that number filling shelves?