Into the night

As I check my progress with the last of The Malazan Book of the Fallen, and with my deadline being today, my night has just become more interesting.

As you can see in the image above, taken from the Bookly app, I still have 148 pages left,and with my pace of reading, this will take 4 hours and 13 minutes to read.

Off to read, caffeine don’t fail me now.

azr.

Into the final stretch

I have really determined to finish reading The Crippled God by tomorrow night, firstly because I can put it down, and I’ll like to use this weekend to read another book before the start of my almost month long Star Wars marathon.

I am currently on page 699 of 908, with everything pointing in the direction of an intense late night reading session.

The aim for this night is to reach at least page 782, which is the beginning of Chapter 24, the final of the series, before the two epilogue that close out the book.

Off to read.

azr.

365 pages in 7 days

I am fast approaching the start of my 3 week long Star Wars reading marathon, and only one thing stands in my way, the final volume of The Malazan Book of the Fallen.

I’m currently on page 543, that means that I have 365 pages left to read in a week, that’s roughly 54 pages per day, for today I have already logged 9 pages, and will keep on focusing on finish by the weekend so I can read one last book before immersing myself on a galaxy far, far away .

Speaking of which, here are some of the things I’ll be reading.

A bit of balance between canon and legend stuff, more pictures coming soon.

Off to read.

azr.

Final report from Bookly’s Spring Readathon

I am really satisfied with my results of my reading for the 4-day readathon.

To be honest, I was on the fence to whether to participate or not, but as it turns out, it was a great motivator.

The best part is that it got me on pace to finish The Crippled God, currently on page 523, and getting me back in form for my month-long Star Wars readathon.

Off to read.

azr.

Bookly’s Spring Readathon, update two

I did it!!!

10 hours of reading.

Yesterday was a really productive day, I read for 5 hours and 5 minutes with a total of 316 pages.

My greatest satisfaction is that I made excellent progress with The Crippled God, read from page 361 to 485, that’s 124 pages, and way over the halfway point of the book, and 9 days to my deadline, I am more than confident to finish in time.

Let’s see total how many more pages and hours I can sum-up on this lazy, wine drinking spring Sunday.

Off to read.

azr.

Bookly’s Spring Readathon, first update

I am exactly where I wanted to be on my progress starting the third day of this boosting readathon, right in the middle of the 10-hour goal.

The first day, April 22, was fantastic, with a total of 3 hours and 3 minutes of reading, and 295 total pages. Yesterday, April 23 and World Book Day, which is kind of a busy day, I read for 2 hours and 1 minute for a total of 125 pages, a would have liked to have an all-out celebration to commemorate World Book Day, but you know life, but today I’ll try to replicate the excitement of one of my favorite days of the year.

I received from my lovely wife, as our tradition is for the day, a new book, La Ășltima sonrisa en Sunder City by Luke Arnold, published by the newly form Gamon Fantasy, a Spanish-based publishing house that is focusing on lesser known but still amazing fantasy books, this is the first addition to my shelves, and I am scrambling to get the others they have already printed.

Today’s focus will be to reach at least the 8 hours mark, and read as much as I can the final volume from the Malazan Book of the Fallen, The Crippled God, with some graphic novels in between, in particular the two volumes of DC Comics massive series 52, which came out quite a few years ago but I didn’t finish reading it, so I decided to read the whole thing.

Stay safe, over here, things are getting again a bit difficult, we are back to lock-down over the weekend, with new decisions concerning how to go forward on Monday, this is far from over.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: April 28,2021

Although it might seem as this week’s reading was a bust, I know the progress will pay off in the long run, also I started on Thursday Bookly’s spring readathon (update coming right after this post), and by the end of this 4-day reading period, and consequently next week’s number will improve dramatically.

That being said let me update you on the total number of the current year of reading, number thirteen.

My current total is 18,196 of the 37, 984 pages of this year’s goal, with 44 days to sum-up as many pages as possible, and get a better starting point for the upcoming years, now for the not so good news,I snapped a two week streak of not falling behind my reading schedule, it went from 76 days to 82, what little room to breath I gained it got a bit smaller.

The projections for total pages for the year sits at 22,302, that’s a 128 improvement from last week, I’ll take any positive positive numbers as a good sign .

On the main focus of the year, finishing the epic fantasy series The Malazan Book of the Fallen, I am working non-stop on finishing the tenth and final book, The Crippled God, currently on page 361.

The part that most concern me this week was the step back I had on the broader picture, my numbers just went up a little bit, nothing of catastrophic, but still it gets me anxious.

This is most evident on the dates for reaching my first 500,000 pages, the pages to read are now 156,261 and the new date is January 7, 2027, five more days than last week, a drop in the ocean of the almost 4 years difference from the first projected date of March 20, 2023, but still every day counts.

The golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, according to the projections, is 8,754 days away, four more days than last week, which would mean that the end date is April 12, 2045, almost two weeks lost compared to last week, and 5,060 days after the original plan, there’s still a lot of work, but I can’t afford not lower my numbers each and every week.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back, here are this week’s final numbers:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 156,261 pages (312 pages less than last week)
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,754 days (4 days more than last week)
  • Days behind schedule: 5,060 days (12 days more than last week)

What concerns the next decade of reading, this week’s adjustment show a bit of improvement on both my yearly average, and stayed the same for my daily average needed, they finish like this:

  • Pages needed/year: 65,626 (31 pages less than last week)
  • Pages needed/day: 180 (stayed the same)

I will focus on reaching the goal of Bookly’s Spring Readathon, which is tracking 10 hours reading using the app, is hopefully the numbers of next week will reflect this.

Off to read.

azr.

Bookly Spring Readathon

With 45 days left on this year of reading, I can’t think of a better way to kick off this final leg than with a readathon.

The goal is simple, read for 10 hours from Thursday to Sunday, that’s from the April 22 to April 25, while keeping track on the app.

It seems easy enough but it can get tricky, let’s see how it plays out, I’ll probably post update are the end if each day.

On the reading, I will be focusing on The Crippled God, and some digital graphic novels that I have been meaning to read.

As always, this type of intense reading sessions fuel up my motivation to finish the year strongly, and carry the momentum for next year.

Off to read.

azr.

49 days

I am 49 days away from the end of my reading year, and consequently, my 40th birthday, and as tradition mandates, today I start preparing the notebook for logging next year’s reading.

I must say that this notebook is simply astonishing.

I bought it on the Notebook Therapy, a store that specializes in Japanese and Korean stationary, and it’s a special edition Bullet journal named Tsuki Midnight Edition, with the particularity that it has black pages, and comes with some really special vibrant pens that shine beautifully.

Right now I am working on the first pages that contain all of the basic information of the Notebook, like my reading list, days left, weeks, time periods, and so on, probably by tomorrow I’ll upload some examples of finished pages in all their black glory.

I’ll get back to chipping away at The Crippled God, currently on page 183, and try to sum up some more pages before this lazy Sunday ends.

As I said on previous posts, the 37,984-page goal is really far-fetched, but my intention is to get as close as possible.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: April 16, 2021

Another solid week reading, I edge closer to some of my goals of this year, and although I had a few not so productive days at the end of this week, there was some forward motion, and milestone reached.

I’ll begin with the total number of the current year of reading, number thirteen.

My current total is 17,884 of the 37, 984 pages of this year’s goal, with 52 days left to get as close as possible to that original number , for some positive aspects, and for the second week in a row, is that I’m still 76 days behind my reading schedule, same as last week, this means that I am on schedule, just have to push a bit to get some room to breath.

The projections for total pages for the year sits at 22,174, that’s a 683 improvement from last week, I’ll take any positive numbers as a good omen.

On the main focus of the year, finishing the epic fantasy series The Malazan Book of the Fallen, I finished Dust of Dreams, which left me breathless, and wondering what in the hell can go worst on the tenth volume, The Crippled God, currently on page 90.

I am seeing some improvement on the broader picture, my numbers have started to drop and everything feels like is gaining momentum, my job is to keep it up, and build upon it.

This is most evident on the dates for reaching my first 500,000 pages, the pages to read are now 156,573, and the new date is January 2, 2027, still almost 4 years difference from the first projected date of March 20, 2023, but it has constantly gone down.

The golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, according to the projections, is 8,750 days away, which would mean that the end date is March 31, 2045, 5,048 days after the original plan, as with my other numbers, there’s still a lot of work, but this pass few weeks I got back to lowering the numbers.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back, here are this week’s final numbers:

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 156,573 pages (1,184 pages less than last week)
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 8,750 days (33 days less than last week)
  • Days behind schedule: 5,048 days (26 days less than last week)

What concerns the next decade of reading, this week’s adjustment show some improvement on both my daily and yearly average, and they finish like this:

  • Pages needed/year: 65,657 (119 pages less than last week)
  • Pages needed/day: 180 (stayed the same)

I will have to venture out this week to replenish my printed graphic novel bounty, it’s running a bit low, and I saw some interesting things eagerly awaiting in those shelves .

Off to read.

azr.

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