(Y-10) All in..or how I am going to read my ass off.

With a few pending things under the “done” column, now it is the perfect time to capitalize on the upcoming extended vacation period and really make some headway.

Right now I’m sitting on 14,955 pages of total reading, my goal is to double that by the end of July.

Let us call it goal number one, to reach 29,910 pages by July 31st.

For my second goal of the period is to get back on schedule for these years “Goodreads Reading Challenge,” in which, I put a 100 book goal for 2018, and according to my current progress, I am 6 books behind.

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As you can see, I am currently reading one book and one graphic novel, and just finished The Books of Magic by Neil Gaiman.

So, the immediate task for tonight is to finish my current book, The Thousand Orcs, jump right into the next book in the extraordinary saga of Drizzt, probably start reading Dark Knight Returns: The Last Crusade, get some sleep in between all of this, and hopefully pass the 15,000-page mark by tomorrow.

For now, I’ll just get caffeine in my system and get to reading.

Good Night.

azr

(Y-10) let’s keep on reading

I plan reading into the early hours of tomorrow.

Here is a quick update.

Book Front: The Thousand Orcs, when from page 135 to 266, also, I’m keeping track of my mini reading session on an app called Reading Tracker, it gives an estimated time of when you are going to finish the book.

On the graphic novel front: Started reading The Books of Magic and I’m currently at page 103 of 197.

That gives me, 234 pages of total reading, slowly but surely I’m picking up the pace.

On the little oasis front: Got a little work done but ran out of material, I’ll stock-up during the week and try to finish next weekend.

Well, back to it.

azr.

(Y-10) time to read

This weekend I’m going to indulge with some heavy reading and gardening.

I have been quite busy these past few weeks, and finally, there is some time to catch my breath and relax.

As always I have big plans, the only difference, at least for this weekend, is that it involves some physical work.

But I’ll start with the mental work.

On the book front, I’m up and running the with the first book of The Hunter’s Blade Trilogy, part of The Legend of Drizzt saga, currently, I’m on page 135, and the primary goal is to finish it by Sunday afternoon.

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On the graphic novel front, three astounding books from some of the most legendary writers and artist in the comic book history.

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First off, Dark Knight Returns The Last Crusade, written by not one but two legendary powerhouses, Frank Miller and Brian Azzarello and illustrated but non-other that John Romita Jr. It seems like a short story, short but sweet.

Second off, legendary run of Swamp Thing by comic book legend Mr. Alan Moore, accompanied by the psychedelic art of Stephen Bissette.

And finally, The Books of Magic by my favorite writer Neil Gaiman and John Bolton, lending his dark and gritty art to complete a remarkable story.

Concerning my little desert oasis, I have already prep the area to work in, some new flower pots, some new decorative stones, and a whole facelift to be ready for “reading outside season.”

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And to start off this weekend with a sonic delight, the new Arctic Monkeys album.

 

Well, I’m off to read.

azr.

(Y-10) improving my grooves

Yesterday I received a really early birthday, of course at the hands of my beautiful wife.

A Crosley T100 turntable.

Truly a thing of beauty and with an amazing sound. I have already taken it for its first spin. Non other than Pearl Jam to do the honors.

On the reading front I’m glad to inform that two more graphic novels are under my belt, Saga Vol. 5 and Vol.6, a must for any comic book enthusiast. Also just started reading the second volume of the amazing adventures of Lady Mechanika.

I’m aiming high for the end of the month, at least reach 20,000 total pages for the year and maybe 3 novels finished of the Legend of Drizzt saga.

Things to do, Books to read, records to play and a whole lot of gardening to be done by the weekend.

Back to it then.

Happy Readings!!!

azr

(Y-10) catching a rithym

Finally, I have caught an extraordinary groove, both on my reading and some new vinyl acquisitions.

On the reading front, I finished a couple of graphic novels, Lady Mechanika Vol.1 and Punk Rock Jesus.

Both displaying some breathtaking art.

Mr. Benitez (Lady Mechanika) and Mr. Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus) take along some dystopian realities that fully submerge you onto this shadow-filled worlds that leave you in awe and begin for more.

Also, in glad to inform, that these two graphic novels help me pass the 14,000-page mark for this reading year.

On the sonic front, I have been overwhelmingly active, there are a couple of album on their way, the first is the debut record by Lo Moon because it is traveling from the UK I’ll expect it by the end of next week. The Second one is the newest record by Father John Misty; I bought through an offer by Spotify, a gorgeous red vinyl record will be on its way by June 1, the official release date.

Fortunately, I have some new records to keep me busy in the meantime.

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty, AM and Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys, Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division, Vitalogy by Pearl Jam and Sunset Strip R.I.P by The Flytraps seem like an extraordinary selection.

 

And lastly, today marks officially the day that I got up from my lazy ass and started prepping my little desert oasis for the end of spring and the beginning of summer. Lately, I had neglected it, but we have plans to use as often as we can this season, a couple of beers, some hundred pages and just be outside and take in some air.

The first thing was to give my beloved mesquite tree a proper space so it can grow and eventually fill with those amazing yellow flowers the entrance to our home.

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More changes to the little oasis in the coming days.

Well now back to it.

Those books are not going to read themselves.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

 

 

 

(Y-10) triumphant return

Sunday night was epic, for we bare witness to the explosive return of one of our favorite bands, The Distillers.

We got to see them at The Lowbrow Palace, a really cool small venue in El Paso, Texas, simply perfect for a great evening of music.

The opening act, The Flytraps, did not disappoint, a perfect blend of moxy and rawness that is directly inherited from the early days of punk.

In all, it was a perfect night to unwind and get prepared for the crazy week ahead of us.

Well, back to it.

azr.

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