First 1,000 pages

With the good news that I have reach my first 1,000 pages of this the fifth year of my goal, it was a bit slow but I have pick up the pace.

It also helped the I got some Graphic Novels that I haven’t read. Three great volume of the Goon series, written by Eric Powell, and Batman/Superman/Wonder Woman: Trinity, written by the comic legend Matt Wagner.

So that’s 1,226 pages down, 48,516 to go.

Total Pages 112,806 

 

Happy Birthday Neil

Today is the birthday of my favorite author Mr. Neil Gaiman.

I first read Neil’s Sandman around 1999 and started with Brief Lives, and to say I was hook is an understatement. His rich and deep worlds captured me and I have no plans to ever leave them.

It was is novel American Gods that consolidated me as a live long fan and is actually the last piece of literature that I plan to read to reach 1,000,000 pages (yeah that’s how much I love this novel).

In celebration I’m going to start reading (again) Absolute Sandman Vol. 1

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Some suggested reading :

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4407.American_Gods

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23753.The_Absolute_Sandman_Vol_1

Slow Climb

So today I finally reach the half-way point of one of my mountain book, this particular one is my Mount Everest.

I started reading Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell on the 20th of August and almost 3 months later I have reach the middle, don’t get me wrong it’s a beautiful and intricated story and I have enjoy every bit of it.

This mouth-full of a book was written by the talented Susanna Clarke.

I hope that the other half doesn’t take me another 3 months.

For now I will keep reading

An Explanation

I originally made this post about two years ago: 

Well, here I am, with the crazy idea to read a million pages (that’s 1,000,000) by the time I turn 50 years old (which is roughly 21 years 3 months and 12 days away )

I started this endeavor in October of 2008, and have read (till about 15 minutes ago) 56,325 pages.

My rules are quite simply, read anything and everything that I find interesting, which are mainly fantasy, science-fiction, horror, mythology and history books, graphic novels and comic books. I can’t put the same book twice, unless is read in another format, i.e. The Sandman Series I have read it in Paperback Format and the Absolute Edition. And my most important rule, I must enjoy every single word of it.

I will be posting new entries every Friday to comment of my weekly advance and when I feel the need to share something.

Hope you enjoy it and book suggestions are more that welcome.

I think it gives an quick intro to my intentions and that I’m more that glad to share this journey with anyone that is interested

So today is november the sixth of the year 2012 and I have read 111,748 pages.