Just been informed that Mr P is going to be in our ears again tomorrow and I cannot bloody ruddy wait. From the Oasthouse is perhaps my favourite entry in the AP universe, so I’m made up

I have read another three Chinese books since this last post and I'm very happy with my progress. My speeds were 237, 182, and 240 characters per minute respectively. I even reached 300 earlier this week, which was my goal for the end of the year.

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The Viz cracks me up so much. Thanks for the tip, Domingo!

I decided to record my Chinese reading speed a few months ago. I finished my second book last night so I can finally make a comparison

My reading speed has jumped from 161.02 characters per minute to 161.97 cpm. I’m so proud of my progress

I’d been enjoying the official Mastodon app for a while, but I cannot understand why they decided to do this

I wanted to get a rough idea of my Chinese reading speed. I decided to use on my phone as heavily use , but have not used it for time tracking before.

Overall, I’d say it was a success. It’s not a particularly long book at ~250 pages and it took me 7:52 hours to finish it.

I was hoping to finish the two books I'm reading before the end of the day, but I don't think that's going to happen. Here is a quick overview of what I read this year.


You’d never see the real Batman cut his hand when carving a pumpkin. Non graphic and safe for work

At the start of the year, I set myself the goal of reading 24 books in 2021. This morning, with one third of the year remaining, I hit that goal.
The first few months were a bit slow, but since April, there has only been one month in which I didn’t read four books.
You could probably count on one hand the number of books I finished in the last three years, so I’m really happy with the progress I’ve made this year

Me: “Which of our dogs is more likely to fall in the pond?”
My wife: “Definitely Cooper, but I don’t think even he would do that”

30 seconds later: Cooper decides to go for an unsupervised swim and I have to fish him out while all the other park goers stare.

I’ve sunk more hours into this book than I probably have for any book before. I’ve finally finished it and I must say it was fascinating, and I can only imagine what it would have been like to read when it was first published. It must have been revolutionary.


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