Tracking reading with multiple books

Has anyone come up with a good way to track reading progress when you have
multiple books on the go at once?

Simply tracking page numbers doesn’t work unless you have one goal per book
(impractical). Even tracking the sum of page numbers gets iffy when you
throw ebooks into the mix, since kindle locations don’t map 1:1 to page
numbers and not many kindle books have “real page numbers”.

The obvious answer is to track time spent reading, but this rubs against
the grain for me - I don’t want to turn reading into another block in my
schedule, rather make sure that I fit some book-reading somewhere in my
day. And tracking time spent will encourage one block of reading per day
rather than several shorter sessions - this seems undesirable to me.

Any ideas?

I think for that you need the 0 as odometer resets. “odom” in the custom
goal settings. That should solve the problem. Either that in beeminder, or
use something like Goodreads to track your reading alongside their ‘yearly
challenge’. I pair up goodreads with beeminder to keep me honest.

On 20 October 2013 11:27, Aaron Maras aaronmaras@gmail.com wrote:

Has anyone come up with a good way to track reading progress when you have
multiple books on the go at once?

Simply tracking page numbers doesn’t work unless you have one goal per
book (impractical). Even tracking the sum of page numbers gets iffy when
you throw ebooks into the mix, since kindle locations don’t map 1:1 to page
numbers and not many kindle books have “real page numbers”.

The obvious answer is to track time spent reading, but this rubs against
the grain for me - I don’t want to turn reading into another block in my
schedule, rather make sure that I fit some book-reading somewhere in my
day. And tracking time spent will encourage one block of reading per day
rather than several shorter sessions - this seems undesirable to me.

Any ideas?


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