Reading Has Its Rewards – February 2012

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Read several books that I’ve had for some time, or were older (like Georgette Heyer).  If I continue this trend, I will reach my goal of 20,000 points long before the end of the year.  I’m beginning to think that I should have switch the page number goal and the points goal.  Based on what I’ve already read in March (as of this writing) I could end the month with at least another 2,500 points, which would bring the total for the year, so far, over 9,000 points.  If I’m lucky, I could end the month with 10,000 for the years so far — and that’s half way to goal with nine months left!

I foresee me not making the page total goal, as most of the books I’ve been reading tend to be less than 400 pages.  To make goal, I would need to read between 2,500 – 3,000 pages a month.  Ideally, I should have read, so far, at least 5,000 – 6,000 pages by the end of February.  Instead, my page total for the year so far is 4,698.

For a full explanation of how the points are determined, please visit the challenge page here.

Money Raised (Month): $18.00

Book Points: 4,350

  • A Warrior’s Desire: 25 (year added) + 100 (pages) + 100 (series bonus) = 225 points
  • Paranormalcy: 50 (year added) + 100 (pages) + 25 (series bonus) = 175 points
  • The Iron Duke: 50 (year added) + 200 (pages) + 25 (series bonus) = 275 points
  • Footsteps in the Dark: 100 (year added) + 100 (pages) = 200 X 2 (pub year bonus) = 400 points
  • Shadow Touch: 50 (year added) + 200 (pages) + 50 (series bonus) = 300 points
  • Murder on Washington Square: 300 (year added) + 100 (pages) + 100 (series bonus) = 500 X 2 (pub year bonus) = 1,000 points
  • Winter’s Edge: 300 (year added) + 100 (pages) = 400 x 2 (pub year bonus) = 800 points
  • Talk to Me: 300 (year added) + 100 (pages) = 400 x 2 (pub year bonus) = 800 points
  • Seduced by Shadows: 150 (year added) + 200 (pages) + 25 (series bonus) = 375 points

Monthly Bonus Points
Bonus for 7 or more books: 50 points X 3 = 150 points

Total Monthly Points: 4, 500

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Grand Total Money Raised: $30.00
Grand Total Points: 6,950
Grand Total Books: 15
Grand Total # of Pages: 4,698

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