(Y-11) I’ll need a moment (day 14 of 31)

Yesterday was yet again another great day of reading, 169 total pages.

Today started a bit slow and it got worse.

In the afternoon I had all of the intention of doing a bit of reading, but dear old Netflix got in the way.

This time in the form of Alfonso Cuaron’ s new film, Roma.

A true masterpiece set in Mexico City of the 1970’s, this is a story that will stick with me for a while.

I won’t spoil anything, but turn on Netflix and watch a master at his best.

Right now, I’ll enjoy a night out with my beautiful wife as we celebrate 11 glorious years of marriage.

My reading can take the back seat for tonight.

azr.

(Y-11) Another notch (day 13 of 31)

Yesterday was another great day of reading, my total was 156.

I finished the second volume of Spawn Origins series and jump right into another graphic Novel, Dungeons & Dragons: Shadowplague, which by the way I just ended about an hour ago.

This two great graphic novels just push me past the 5,000-page mark, only 2,000 more to go to reach my goal for this vacation period.

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On the book front, I have been progressing slowly, right now I am on page 438 of 627, and my plan to finish my Saturday still stands, just need to push a little bit harder.

Now let’s do a quick recap of my numbers.

  • Total pages for (Y-11) : 5,044 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve first milestone (10,000 pages): 4,956 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve the main goal of the year (53,000 pages): 47,956 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the second-best year of reading (32,001 pages): 26,957 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the best year of reading (47,705 pages): 42,661 pages.

This kind of spurts in my reading just add fuel to the fire, it makes me think that come next October those 53,000 pages will be ancient history.

For now, I’ll squeeze every reading ounce to my Kindle Unlimited account, I just can see some Dungeons & Dragons Classic comics in the horizon.

In an earlier post from today, I shared the progress in my Goodreads Reading Challenge, which right now it sits on 119 books out of 100 proposed to finish in this year, I aim to reach 125 total books.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

 

(Y-11) keep it going… on a roll (Day 12 of 31)

Yesterday I was worried because of the lateness of the hour and my lack of reading.

But fortunately I pull through.

This of course was achieved mainly because I found the perfect balance between being caffeinated out of my mind and a bit of insomnia mixed into it.

So, last night I read part of the second volume of Spawn Origins series and finished the last manga of Legend of Zelda published in Spanish, The Four Swords.

And thanks to this my total for the day was 236 pages and 4,680 pages for this the eleventh year of reading.

On the book front, I am on page 430 of 627 of The Gardens of the Moon with plans to finish by Saturday.

I forgot to mention that I finally went to see Fantastic Beasts :The Crimes of Grindelwald.

It was really good, the only problem is that is all over the place, if you are planning to do a series of movies, take it slow, building it up and don’t try to give a lot of information in such an short amount of time, and the other things I was wondering, where the hell are all the wizard’s robes, they do look pretty slick in their 20’s attire, but I did miss those eccentric and colourful robes.

Now back to reading.

azr.

(Y-11) struggling…just a bit (day 11 of 31)

Yesterday was another great, I had a total of 163 pages.

Today, not so great, only five pages and, it is almost 10:00 p.m.

But I am not going to panic, I’ll just take it one page at a time and go from there.

I think for this task the services of Mr. Caffeine are in order.

Let’s see how it plays out.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-11) just keep flowing (day 10 of 31)

Yesterday was another good day, this streak just keeps getting momentum.

My total yesterday was 175 pages.

Today, I had a significant advance with Gardens of the Moon, currently on page 403 of 627.

I have the goal to start the second book of the series, Deadhouse Gates, by this weekend.

So, the attack plan for tonight, chip away some pages from Gardens of the Moon and try to finish The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords manga.

Now back to it, for the night is dark and full of reading.

azr.

(Y-11) Another great day of reading (Day 9 of 31)

Yesterday was another great one.

The total, although not the 300 pages I was expecting, was over the minimum average for the day, and honestly, 200 pages are no easy thing to achieve.

The other important thing to mention is that I surpassed the 4,000-page mark.

4,318 to be precise.

This is shaping up to be one great season for my reading.

Today’s plan is pretty straightforward, try to advance with Gardens of, the Moon, currently on page 361 of 627

Read the last number of the fantastic Batman: White Knight.

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And read some of the last manga I have of The Legend of Zelda, The Four Swords.

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Again I am aiming for a 300 page-day, but with a clear purpose of clearing the minimum average for the day and of course have as much fun as possible.

Well now back to reading until it is time to go in and see Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald, yeah I know it has been showing for a while, but I haven’t had the time to go an see it,

Let’s see how it holds up.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

 

(Y-11) Monstruos Day (day 8 of 31)

Yesterday was a sensational day for my reading.

The total for yesterday’s reading session was a whopping 338 pages.

This was thanks to finishing reading the first volume of Spawn Origins, reading the first part of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass and a bit of headway with Gardens of the Moon, currently on page 351 of 627.

The plan for today is to finish The Phantom Hourglass part of The Legend of Zelda, read some more from the first volume of The Malazan Book of Fallen.

Also, I’ll try start to read the second volume of Spawn Origins, for this one is kind of unique because on this volume there are collected some issues written by three comic book legends, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, and Neil Gaiman, that only makes it extra special.

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My primary goal is to hit the 300-page mark for the three days of the weekend, one down two to go.

So now let’s see how my numbers are.

  • Total pages for (Y-11) : 3,929 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve first milestone (10,000 pages): 6,071 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve the main goal of the year (53,000 pages): 49,071 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the second-best year of reading (32,001 pages): 28,072 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the best year of reading (47,705 pages): 43,776 pages.

I am just a little step to reach 4,000 pages for the year, I can almost savor it.

In other number related news, my total for the entire project is slowly, but surely, growing.

And it is currently at 236,796 pages, just 13,204 pages are between me and that first quarter of a million pages read.

So, in the wake of this new information, and taking into account my crazy personality, my new obsession for this year will be to chip away that those pages left to reach the first 1/4 of my goal.

Naturally, I will integrate this new numbers into my daily countdown.

For now, I’ll get back to reading.

azr.

(Y-11) flowing into the weekend (day 7 of 31)

Just started the weekend in the best manner I can think of, reading on a rainy day sipping on a large cup of coffee.

Let me start off with the update of the daily reading challenge, from which I am glad to inform that it was victorious again, this time around the total pages for yesterday was 168.

My plans for this weekend of reading are as follow, make some headway with the Gardens of the Moon, currently on page 346 of 627, read the two latest volumes of the manga series The Legend of Zelda.

Already started with Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass

Finally, I am going back to my roots and read the new collections of the now classic Spawn series by legendary writer/artist Todd McFarlane.

This was some of the first comics that I collected, and taking advantage that some of the collected editions are available on Kindle Unlimited, well, it is throwback time.

In other news, I finished Doctor Strange Epic Collection: Afterlife, and with this, I am inching closer to the 4,000-page mark.

3,769 pages to be precise.

Here I leave you with some images of the closing tale of Doctor Strange Collection, with some fantastic art by P. Craig Russell.

 

Another cool thing that happened, and being a sucker for statistics, is that Spotify sends me an email detailing my year of listening.

And apparently I spent 26,496 minutes, that is 441 hours of enjoying some sweet groves.

The song that kicked off this year was Real Love Baby by Father John Misty, and the first band I discovered was Lo Moon, if you have not listened to neither, do yourself a favor and do so immediately.

And lastly, the band that I listen to the most was, drum roll please, Arctic Monkeys, with a total of 52 hours, mostly enjoying their new album Tranquillity Base: Hotel & Casino.

I wonder what new bands are waiting for me on the never-ending digital musical landscape, well, I have a whole year to find out.

Now back to reading.

azr.

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