I like them so much that I create menial, inconsequential lists for pleasure outside of work hours.
One of the things I track are the books I read and the number of words I read in a year. Why do I do this, you might ask? There’s something satisfying about seeing the word count increase after I enter a completed book into the spreadsheet. It’s a measured accomplishment. Maybe it has something to do with my Myers-Briggs Personality type, who knows.
I’ve made an example spreadsheet available for download to anyone who may be interested in tracking the words he or she reads.
I’ve always wondered if other avid book readers tracked the number of words they read? Do you have a similar quirk? It isn’t anything fancy but I hope you find it useful!