(Y-10) the perks of having artist friends

A quick update, my bullet journal for this the tenth year has finally some cover art.

My good friend and fucking killer artist Carles Mendez, after convincing him with lots of wine, to grace me with some great original art work of one of my favorite literary character, Frankenstein monster.

Beyond happy.

Happy Readings!!!

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(Y-10) numbers or the effect of not sleeping.

Well, is safe to say that my insomnia is alive and well.

Today was a particularly early morning, 2:40 a.m. to be precise.

But I’m determined to make the best of my current situation, and believe me have tried a lot of things and it won’t succumb.

The funny thing is, in spite of sleeping an average of 4 hours a night for the past two weeks, I don’t feel tired.

So, these long nights have become a source of reading time.

With that in mind, I prepared some numbers of my progress of this the tenth year of reading.

Here it goes:

Total for (Y-10)  3,425 pages

Total pages left for (Y-10)  93,341 pages

Total for Lost in a million pages  204,380 pages

Total pages left for Lost in a million pages:   795,620 pages

Time left in original deadline of the project (a.k.a. my 50th birthday) 

13 years, 6 months and 15 days.

Of the total reading of this year, almost half of it has been in the past two weeks.

That’s putting my insomnia toward something useful.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-10) strange days and long nights.

It has been two strange weeks.

First and foremost my reading has been really steady, in the early hours of the morning, yeah my insomnia has been really acting up, my weapon of choice has been good old comics, well digital ones so maybe the old part does not apply.

So with this, my page count has not suffered, I’m currently at 2,783 pages for the year.

On the books front, progress has been a bit slower.

Currently, I’m reading Lord of the Rings, at page 303, and The Legend of Huma, at page 96.

As you can see some progress and good days, according to my bullet journal things are looking good and steady.

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Less red days and some green days, things are looking up.

Back to it, Happy Readings !!!

azr.

(Y-10) 5th year anniversary on WordPress and the 2,000 pages

On this rainy desert morning, I received a notification from the good people of WordPress that today is the fifth anniversary of my blog.

What better way to celebrate, that reaching the second milestone of this tenth year of reading, 2000 pages.

This spike in my reading is mainly due to two things: I finished reading Star Wars: Aftermath, which gave me a total of 502 pages, as far as this novel goes I found all the things Star Wars should be, a little intrigue, lots of space battles and the wit of Han Solo.

The other thing was reading the first two volumes of Autumnlands.

Written by veteran comic-book creator Kurt Busiek and beautifully illustrated by Benjamin Dewey, it’s a must for all fantasy buffs.

This put me exactly at 2,066 pages of the 96,766 projected for this year. I know, a huge chunk is still left, but, one step at a time.

Right now I’m reading two books, The Lord of the Rings and Dragonlance: The Legend of Huma, the second one on my Kindle, and to be completely honest, it’s going to take a while to adjust from printed books to digital ones.

Which brings me to the announcement that, slowly but surely, I will be migrating to digital books, and only buying the ones I considered from transcendental authors.

I have been doing it with comic-books, not the smoothest of transitions but the truth of it is that I’m running out of walls in my house. I’ll give them a good new home, promise.

So, for now I’ll focus on getting my house back to normal and fashioning a new reading nook, which consequently is still missing the key component of a new under the stairs bookcase. Hopefully it will be in place by the end of the month. Pictures pending.

Reading for this week:

Books

  • The Lord of the Rings (currently at page 141)
  • Dragonlance: the Legend of Huma (currently at page 21)

Graphics Novels

  • Ten Grand Vol. 1 and Vol. 2

 

Back to it.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-10) First 1,000 pages

What a difference two years makes.

On the eight year of reading, I was focused on achieving a life-long goal of reading a book for each week of the year.

I came really close, 44 books in 52 weeks.

With this focus, my total page suffered a lot.  Because I was centered on reading books and nothing else.

Last year, the ninth, I was all over the place, not a definitive tendency could be determined.

But this year, I’m locked and loaded, there are two main themes in my goal for the year.

The First, and the main one, is to achieve the gargantuan task of the page count ahead of me, 96,766 total pages, from which I can gladly say knocked off the first 1,000 (1,136 pages to be precise).

This is mainly because I started reading comics, again. There were a lot a reasons of why i stopped all together, but the principal one, beside my focus on book this past two years, was that I suffered from a saturation of all comic-book related stuff floating around, I was feed-up.

I guess now, the idea that the cinematic universe of comics are one thing totally separated from what I love to read.

So, it truly is a big difference when it comes to quick page count, this gives me a great hope, that at least, this is a year of more than 50,000 pages and consequently the best year in the 10 years I have been doing this.

As for the second theme, the focus on the series of books I’m reading, a true fantasy galore, starting with my two gateway books, The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, and topping it off with some fantasy series I have been meaning to read for a very long time, The Legend of Drizzt, The Malazan Book of the Fallen and The Black Company.

There is the path-way for this year, just have to ramble on.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

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