This has been an odd week.
I think it has to be with my current mood, going thru one of those gray periods I often have.
Over the year I have found the antidote for these type of periods, music and reading.
That is why I started this morning listening to My Morning Jacket and trying to write a new post because it has been almost a week since the last one and to be completely honest if I do not write and talk about how things are going with my monumental task I get a bit edgy.
So here I go.
Let me start with the graphic novels I finished, the first was Avengers Vs. Thanos, it was mainly written and illustrated by comic book legend Jim Starlin, it compiles some of the early runnings of the Avengers and Thanos. It includes characters we did not see on the cinematic version, like Adam Warlock and Captain Mar-Vell.
In all it is a thrilling collection, for me, it marks the 100th item that I read in this eleventh year of my project.
Here is the infographic sheet.
The next graphic novel was a small collection of stories involving one of my favorite characters, Drizzt Do’urden, this particular collection was written by R.A. Salvatore, creator of the infamous drow, in collaboration with his son Geno Salvatore and beautifully illustrated by Agustin Padilla.
The story is related to the book I am currently reading, Neverwinter, but more on that later.
Here are the main cover and the infographic sheet.
The cover artist is Gonzalo Flores.
The last graphic novel I read was Batman: Earth One, written by the now legendary author Geoff Johns if you can read his run on Green Lantern, just amazing, and illustrated by the incredibly talented Gary Frank.
I really enjoy this alternative view of one of my favorite characters of all time.
The main cover
And the infographic sheet.
Right now I am working on two things.
The first is the second book of the Neverwinter Saga, following Drizzt in his perilous battle against the dark forces of the treacherous sorceress Sylora Salm, I am currently on page 246, and I plan to finish it over the weekend.
The other thing is the graphic novel Batman: The Black Mirror, written by the incredibly talented Scott Snyder, some of the best stories from recent years about the Dark Knight have been written by this guy.
And to top it off it is illustrated by two of the best in the industry, Jock and Francesco Francavilla, I just started early this morning, but it is mind-blowing.
Now let us talk about numbers.
My current total for the eleventh year is 15,419 pages, which is fantastic, but I am still 28 days behind schedule, but worry not, I have a contingency plan in place to close that gap.
On the other gigantic milestone, I am currently chasing, which is reaching 250,000 pages of total reading for lost in a million pages, a goal that started way back in 2008.
I am glad to say that my current total is 248, 446 pages, that is only 1,554 pages to go.
And according to my calculations, if everything holds steady, I will reach this number on Friday, March 8.
It could be before that, and hopefully, it will not be later.
Now to focus on my book and get shit done.
Have a pleasant and cozy weekend.
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