I know, I know.
I have been away for close to two weeks, but it is safe to say that those days are over.
Although these last days have been really productive.
Including the extra day in February, because of 2020 being a leap year.
First of all, I finished some amazing graphic novels.
The first was the seminal work by legendary writer/illustrator Will Eisner, yeah the same who has the most prestigious award in the comic book industry.
This book comprised of three of his graphic novels set in the fictitious New York avenue Dropsie.
From different perspectives, different time periods, and different racial realities, this is one work all of graphic novel lovers must have in his library.
The next series I started and was Haunt by Robert Kirkman, of Walking Dead fame, illustrated by one of my first favorite artists, and comic book legend, Todd McFarlane.
This story remained me so much of McFarlane’s most famous creation, Spawn, this not as a bad thing, more like an exploration of the use of this character of his supernatural abilities as a special agent, and making this a conscious decision, unlike Spawn, who is thrown into a celestial conflict as a mere pawn.
Give it a chance, these are two amazing creators having some fun.
The first order of business for this week of reading is to continue with my current book, Dragons of Autumn Twilight, the first volume of the marvelous, and the really vast world of Dragonlance.
I have the first trilogy on deck, this is Chronicles storyline, after that, I’ll continue with the adventures of drow elf Drizzt, only to come back to read Dragonlance’s Legends Trilogy, Second Generation, and Dragons of Summer Flame novels to close out the books I have waiting on my shelf.
Parallel to this, and as I always do, I will be reading some graphic novels.
Off my shelves, I will be reading a classic Batman storyline, Knightfall.
Bane breaks the Bat.
This particular edition is new reprints in Spanish comprised of three oversized trade paperbacks of the entire storyline.
From my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I will pick up from where I left off, about 12 years ago, with the critically acclaimed series The Walking Dead.
I have three volumes on deck, from 8 to 10 of the 32 that this long-running series has available.
I have some really good things line up.
Now let’s talk about my numbers.
This year of reading has been amazing.
My total for year twelve is 18,861 pages.
I am 24 days ahead of my reading schedule, this on the tail end of my best month of reading, February with a total of 5,249 net pages, and a perfect month, with all of the 29 days of reading with 115 pages or more.
Also, I am 941 pages to reach 300,000, my goal is to reach it before next weekend.
My focus now is to get my projected dates to reach the two major milestones of this project, reaching 500,000 and 1,000,000 pages.
Right now, according to my projections, I will reach the first 500,000 on the 28 of October 2027, that’s about 4 years later that I would like to.
Of course, this number has been coming down, and my current goal is to reach this first leg of the journey by March 20 of 2023.
In the case of the ultimate goal, my projections place me reaching 1,000,000 on November 17, 2046, that would mean that I will be 65 years old.
15 years too late.
With my current pace, I have great faith that when I am celebrating my 50th birthday, and will also be sitting in a beautiful library somewhere in the Pacific coastline of the United States, reading about some American deities as told my a crazy genius, English man.
But that is a story for another time.
I am off to read.