(Y-10) Riddles in the Dark

My reading has progress slowly but surely.

It has been a whirlwind this week, with a few renovations at the house there has not been a moment to stop and read.

But I’m confident come the weekend this will be sorted out.

Right now I’m at the chapter were Bilbo meets Gollum.

And the ring of power it’s at hand.

The total for (Y-10) is 123 pages, I have squease a few comic books during the commute home.

Back to it, Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-10) In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.

And thus begins my journey of reading for this the tenth year.

The selection for this year recurrent genre of literature is no surprise.

Around my 17th birthday I became hooked-on literature, before that I was on a steady diet of comic books, but my love for reading can be traced back to one book, in particular, Lord of the Rings.

It blew me away and naturally, I wanted more, so I went and found the next book to read which, consequently, was the Hobbit, the prequel to my beloved Lord of the Rings.

It only seems fitting to start this year journey with the spark that ignited this fire.

For this time I will read The Hobbit illustrated edition, with some breathtaking pieces of art by long Middle-Earth expert, Alan Lee.

Also for this year reading log, I started a new bullet journal, with some modifications to help keep track of every day without being a burden.

 

And lastly, year (Y-9) was a good one here is a quick recap.

Total Pages: 17,225

Total Books Read:  23 books.

Shortest Book: J.R.R Tolkien: Architect of Middle-Earth by Daniel Grota with 197 pages.

Longest Book: Apocalipsis by Stephen King with 1,584 pages.

Tomorrow I’ll post my first day of reading and some new photos from the latest exhibition at the Museum of Art.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-9) the final night

So, at last the end of this year read is upon me.

I’m going to take this last night and try to finish the final book of this almost extinct year.

With some coffee and chocolate I’ll save good bye and say hello to the most demanding year yet.

Tomorrow, I’ll post my final page count, images of the first book on the year and my new bullet journal that will keep me on track with my reading.

Good night and Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-9) 2 days…

For my final task of this year of reading I decided to tackle the latest Star Wars novel I bought, Aftermath.

With two days left in this year and 250 pages to go on the book I think I’ll finish off this year with a bang.

So, 250 pages, two nights, challenge accepted.

Also I’m really excited because today my new mini-journals arrived.

Just in time to start this year of reading bullet journal.

Many things to come.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-9) 3,288 days later

Can’t believe I started this journey more than 9 years ago.

It has been really rewarding and at times a great source of comfort.

As I get ready to tackle a new year I start to project numbers and start to see the true depth of how far behind I really am.

So here is what I come to affectionately named Panic Calculations.

3,288 days since I begin Lost in a Million Pages

200,798 total pages read.

61 average of pages read per day.

16,360  days will take me to read 1,000,000 pages (with the aforementioned average).

friday 25 of July 2053 will be the date I will finish with my crazy journey (again, considering my average).

72 years, 1 month and 20 days will be my age at that date.

Some 22 years later that my original goal.

As you can see I have a great deal of road ahead of me.

And with 96,756 pages looming in the horizon for (Y-10), its do or die time.

So, wish me an uninterrupted flow of books, caffeine, and long nights with excellent lighting.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

P.S.

On the night of Friday the 13th of October, I’ll post the final page count and raise a glass for dwindling year.

 

 

(Y-9) 8 days…more books

Well today my goal shelves are really happy.

Because when I got home from work a package from amazon had arrived.

And it contain 7 books from the Drizzt Saga. One of the main titles to read on (Y-10)

Now I have 17 of the 30 books in my list for next year reading.

Just eager to take on my biggest reading task of this crazy project.

Now back to reading and drinking coffee.

azr.

(Y-9) memories, Nobel prize and Bob Dylan.

As I watched this year Nobel laureate memories came flooding back.

I remember vividly almost a year ago talking to my dad, as we did all early mornings, and talked about Dylan winning the Nobel.

He told me it was not that big of a surprise, and I quote him, ” his lyric are pure poetry” .

Later that day I send a video of Dylan performing his favorite song, Like a Rolling Stone. He got so fired up when he heard it, I guess it remained him of we he was young.

Well here I’m, blasting Dylan and holding on to this precious memories.