Into strange lands

As another adventure starts alongside the heroic Drow Drizzt Do’Urden, with the thirty third book of this amazing saga, Hero, the last book of the Homecoming trilogy, I feel the urge to find some graphic novels to complement the already amazing journey.

Luckily, I found four volumes on my digital library of the classic series of the Forgotten Realms, penned by the legendary Jeff Grub.

Let’s see how the weekend plays out, while a trek alongside this unlikely heroes thru the treacherous lands of the Forgotten Realms, maybe there’s some hoard of gold to be found, or better yet, some pages for my bounty.

Off to read.


500,000-page watch: July 8, 2022

With 256 days left for my left imposed deadline, March 20, 2023, I tough that was a good time to see how things are shaping-up for the first 500,00 pages of this journey, and while we are here, give you a quick run down of this year’s numbers so far.

Starting with how things are going in the fifteen year of reading. Well, fortunately, I’m right on track to reach the 64,942. My current total is 5,626, and my average is 181 pages per day, just a little over the daily average needed to achieve this year´s goal.

In addition to the total pages, this year I added a new challenge, read at least 2 hours per day, so far, there are 48 hours tallied since the year started. You can see the run down of my challenges in the image below.

Using the Goals app to give quick track of my progress.

Now for the main concern, right now I still have 77,998 pages left, and according to my projections, I will be arriving to this milestone on January 21, 2025. This date puts me 674 days behind schedule. The challenge now is to read an average of 305 pages, not impossible, but mind you, quite the gargantuan task.

Off to read.


Numbers: July 4,2022

Just barely made it to post my weekly update on it’s rightful day .

The year progressing quite beautifully, being hitting my mark, and everything is clicking just right. The only thing that needs to catch a better rhythm is my perpetual challenge of reading 52 books on 52 weeks. Just as the fifth week starts, I’m still working on the fourth book of the year, but with a little push, it should be done by tomorrow. But with such a special series, of course I’m talking about the legendary tales of the rogue Drow Drizzt Do’Urden.

The book on the plate right is Maestro, the second book of the Homecoming trilogy, and book number thirty-two of the long-spanning saga popularly known as The Legend of Drizzt, which has all of our favorite heroes, and their nefarious supporting cast, battling with the forces of the Underdark.

As always, Mr. Salvatore doesn’t disappoint, my plan is to finish the trilogy by the weekend, and ponder if I should dive right into the next book, or savior the thrill that the anticipation of reading some more of one of my favorite characters. Much to consider

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 4,919 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, a pretty decent progress for the week, and just a few more steps to reach the 5,000-page mark. Still, the 3,000 plus week, eludes me, but it will fall, eventually, I hope.

My reading schedule, the Achilles heel of the whole shebang, is surprisingly, right on time, this gives me the focus remains in not falling behind, for the meantime,that will suffice.

The mantra for every morning will continue to be:, one step at a time, one page at a time.

I start the week five with a surplus of 90 pages, given my breathing room to hit the upcoming week’s quota a little more relax. As I didn’t made a post summarizing how the month June ended, let me just say that it ended with 137 pages above the monthly quota, being the first time that my first month of reading for any year, starts with numbers in the plus column.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 78,705 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is January 25, 2025 that’s 10 days earlier than the last projection, my sights are still pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, now I have 259 days to do so.The gap narrowed from 686 to 678 days behind schedule. As I posted a few days ago, this particular number will be the main focus of the months to follow, there´s some special events surrounding the journey, nothing better to get things done than some wacky activities to boost my morale.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly pages needed are now 1,506 with a daily average of 215 pages, 1 page less than the last projection.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 6,892 days away, a 18 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is May 17, 2041 that’s 3,634 days after the original plan, 12 days less that the last projection. I have to keep reminding myself that my goal is to reach my goal by my 50th birthday, right now, I would be 59 years 11 months, and 12 days old.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 78,705 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 6,892 days
  • Days behind schedule: 3,634 days

Off to read.


Pure and unadulterated crazyness

I have been toying with the idea, for quite sometime, of reaching the first half of the 1,000,000-page goal by March 20, 2023.

This date seem a bit random, but I can assure you it is not. Between this date and my 50th birthday there’s a span of 3,000 days. This would mean, in the fortunate scenario that I do reach the halfway point by then, that my daily total would have to be around 166 pages

But I’m getting ahead of myself, first thing first, there’s the matter of 79,013 pages, and with my self imposed deadline fast approaching, only 263 days away, it’s time to plan out really rigorous my reading schedule.

To keep my spirits high, I’ll be constantly updating my task with a quick post every other day.

Thus it starts, with 79,013 pages and the clock quickly ticking away

Off to read.


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