I know that I said that daily posts but to tell the truth this past two weeks have been real momentum changers.
That been said, I’ll catch you up to what I have been doing.
In the book front I’m still reading Storm of Swords (30% of progress) and The Killing Kind (52% of progress).
In the graphic novel front I finish reading Before Watchmen Vol.2 and have plans to start reading the third and final volume, probably as a light read before sleeping.
The best part from Volume 2 was the dark and gritty take of The Comedian by Brian Azzarello, this prolific author was the perfect fit to tell this story.
From Volume 3 I’m really looking forward to The Crimson Corsair.A story that was told in little snippets throughout the original Watchmen,also the art work seems really cool and the story is by the editor of the original series and comic-book legend Len Wein. It seems really promising.
On the progress front I have some brilliant days and some days I wish to forget, to be honest if I want to achieve my goal one word comes to mind, consistency, the one thing I’m lacking right now. So the run down of the last 12 days go as follow
April 8 – 32 pages
April 9- 20 pages
April 10- 28 pages
April 11-12 pages
April 12-10 pages
April 13- 10 pages
April 14- 34 pages
April 15- 20 pages
April 16- 349 pages (yeah, that’s not a typo)
April 17- 133 pages
April 18 – 156 pages
As you can see some awesome days and most of them a monument the my lack of consistency.
This numbers give me a total of 9,771 pages for this seventh year and a whooping 40,229 pages to go and 178 days to do it.
This gives me a really bumpy road ahead of me, but I think is really manageable.
So ,in recent days I had some inspiration to keep me going, first was in the form of music that I have already listen to and some new gems that I have hear of the groups but never really listen to. My first discovery was The Decemberists and their album The King is Dead, it has been playing at least two or three times a day, especially with my morning coffee. The second group was Death Cab for Cutie, which I know is a fairly popular group but I never really listen to it. I discovered that some of their songs I have already listen to but didn’t know who the group was. And the third group was the Alabama Shakes, that, with Britanny’s cool and raspy voice, almost prophetically, told me just to “Hold On”. The other music that has been really present this days are two albums that have been some of my favorite music of recent memory, Lazaretto by Jack White and Turn Blue by The Black Keys. This kind of music get my juices going, specially late at night with a good book and a glass of wine.
The second thing was the unveiling of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, my geek self had a little stroke, followed by about 15 minutes of tears of joy. If you haven’t seen it, or if you where living under a rock, here’s a link to watch it in all it’s glory http://www.starwars.com/video/star-wars-the-force-awakens-official-teaser-2 .
The real reason for my excitement that one of my favorite fictional universes is coming back in a big way, is that this can only mean one thing, new books of the expanded universe. What more can I ask for.
So I will work on my consistency and kick this challenge right on the ass. The order for today is to read 100 pages of Storm of Swords, wish me luck.
The last post was my number 50 on this blog, cheers to those who read it, and hopefully I’ll reach at least 5000 more