While my classmates would read Hardy Boys and Sweet Valley High (yes, they were boys… I know, weird, right?), I would be out playing basketball, tumbang preso, baseball and getting smelly.
However, through the years, I’ve ‘forced’ myself to like reading because I realized I can’t grow (spiritually, intellectually, leadershipically… making up words now) if I don’t read. Started as a “have-to” but now becoming a “love-to”.
I still read veeeerrrrryyyyyy sssslllloooowwww, but I think I’m making progress. Much of reading is a discipline, not really a natural inclination, at least for me.
But if I read 250 words a minute, this would mean that in 20 minutes, I could read 5000 words. An average book has about 400 words to a page. So in 20 minutes, I could read about 12 1/2 pages. So if I discipline myself to read 20 minutes a day, six days a week, that would be 312 times 12.5 pages for a total of 3,900 pages. If an average book is 250 pages long, this means I could read 15 books in one year.
Achievable? Definitely. Now all I need is discipline. So help me, God.