It has been quite a while since I have written a proper post, so here we go because I have a lot to go thru in this entry.
Let me start with what I have been reading and what I finished reading.
First off, I finished the first volume of the fantastic run by Joshua Hickman dealing with the Mad Titan; I am referring to Infinity, where the Avengers, and heroes from all over the Marvel comic universe, come face to face with another conquering scheme by Thanos.
I love these colossal crossover events by Marvel, especially if the Kree Empire is involved, right now I am starting to read the second volume, and it started off with a bang.
The other thing I am currently working on is the sixth volume of James Tynion IV run on Detective Comics, The Fall of the Batmen, I fell in love immediately with this series, he is using characters like Anarky, Azrael and Spoiler, not the most well-known in the Batman Universe, but super cool.
The other things I finished reading, and in the commemoration of the 25th publication anniversary of Hellboy, some volumes of the adventures of the B.P.R.D., minus Hellboy, in this particular stories, The Plague of Frogs volumes 3 and 4.
The agents confronted the flourishing threat of the now legendary War of the Frogs, and with Roger out of the picture and Captain Daimio in full were-jaguar mode, the possibilities of coming out of this conflict unharmed are growing thin.
I highly recommend diving right into the Hellboy Universe, it will not disappoint.
You can find a really complete timeline to navigate thru this ever-growing universe full of iconic characters and stories.
I forgot to mention that along with these two amazing volumes, I also read the Spanish version of the second volume of Hellboy, Wake the Devil, which consequently was the book that put me over the 20,000-page mark for this year, but more on that later.
On the really neglected book front, I am still working on Charon’s Claw, currently on page 193, but I have promised myself to at least read for 30 minutes each, this with the idea to finish the Neverwinter Saga before my spring break vacation, which starts on April 15.
Now let us talk about my numbers.
As I mentioned before, the 20,000-page mark has been reached for this eleventh year of reading.
My current total is 20,475 pages, and my real progress is closing in my projected total, I can see how the gap is closing, and my rhythm is slowly getting in tune with what my heart desires to read this year.
This process has been slow but I gain ground each and every day, but still, I am 27 days behind my reading schedule.
With this in mind, the upcoming vacations are going to be crucial for me to keep closing this gap, and eventually finish the year with 53,000 pages.
Now concerning my next milestone, reaching 500,000 pages, this is the current situation.
The global total for my project is at 253,502 pages, this after 3,825 days.
And with 4,453 days until my 50th birthday, I have a lot of work ahead of me.
With these numbers in place, and keeping in mind my currents speed and average of pages per day, the next significant milestone, according to my projections, will be achieved on June 1, 2029.
Which is not an acceptable date, because this would mean that I will only have 2 more years to finish half a million pages.
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel because when I started projecting when I was going to reach this goal the original date was July 26, 2029.
That is almost two months gained.
So the plans for the weekend are quite simple, close off March on a high note and probably get pretty close to 22,000 pages and gaining some more ground on the end date of my next milestone.
The books on my cache are:
Infinity Book II
Charon’s Claw (Third book of the Neverwinter Saga)
Batman: Detective Comics Vol. 6
Now back to it, for the night is dark and full or reading.
I really need to update my Goodreads page.
P.S. of the P.S.
Here are some of the passed infographic sheets generated with bookly.