I keep a running tally of the books I read each year. Each year I set a goal and try to be realistic. Mu goal for this year was 80 books. Yet secretly I want to beat last year's total (82 books, and 28,120 pages).
In November of this year, I hit the 80 books mark and I also hit the 82 book mark but I didn't match the pages.
As of Dec 11, 2013, I have read 86 books and a total (so far) of 28,557 pages for the year 2013. And to think there are still 2 weeks or so left in the year.
I will admit, there were more opportunities to read this year (and no, my stitching did not suffer) that were very unexpected. and hopefully will not be repeated.
A year-end account will be published in January for those who are curious.