I am happy to announce that today I finished reading the Old Testament.
I started about 4.5 years ago. I was at a retreat and the speaker said that she reads through the Bible. When she's done, she starts again. Now, I know this isn't optimal for everyone, and even this weekend in church the pastor recommended against that (for most people. There's a large context that I'm not going to explain.) But I had been realizing that there were some parts of the Bible that I hadn't read. But a "read the Bible in a year" wasn't really going to work for me either. So I started at the beginning. Sometimes I read quite a bit, sometimes I could barely make it through a chapter. (The minor prophets were hard.) There were some periods were I didn't read at all. But since my only goal was to keep going, I hit that goal.
Next...the New Testament! Hopefully I'll report back before another 4.5 years have passed.