Balancing act, part four

I’m getting my groove back.

The passed few days I have read over 200 pages, and started with a good pace the eight volume of The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Toll the Hounds, currently on page 71 of the whopping 1,270, still, finishing this epic series is priority one of my current year.

This reading boost it’s thanks to the enthralling manga series Berserk, I have devoured volumes 4 and 5 in record time.

And for today I have volume 6 lineup, to continue Guts journey in his adventures thru the ravaged landscape filled with war and it’s demons.

Also for today’s reading I’ll revisit Grant Morrison’s run of Batman & Robin, with the legendary artist Frank Quitely.

I am moving up slowly on my total reading for January, there’s still 4,158 pages to go, and on the bigger picture, I still have 137 days, and 25,075 pages to go.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

Balancing act, part three

Friday and saturday were a couple of slow days of reading.

I summed up only 133 pages, this leaves with 4,863 pages to read for the month of January, this over 15 days, quite the task.

For today, in between football snaps, for it’s the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs, I plan to continue on the 1,200 page journey of the next chapter of The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Toll the Hounds.

In between the pages of this amazing series, I’ll continue my journey with Guts, in Berserk number 4

And the new series by Brian Michael Bendis of The Dark Knight, Batman Universe.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

Decisions, Decisions

I have finished the book corresponding to January on my Paraiso Perdido 2021 reading Challenge.

Cuando las luces aparezcan, it’s a collection of six stories revolving around abduction and first contact with some odd creatures, but not necessarily little green man.

My favorite moment it’s the appearance of Jaime Maussan, a legendary Mexican paranormal researcher, and TV presenter, I advice you to look him up on YouTube, it’s quite the spectacle.

Now I have a conundrum, do I continue with Robin Hobb’s Assassin series, the next book is Royal Assassin, which I have the digital version, and for the last three weeks I have been searching for the printed version publishing by the Spanish publishing house Plaza & Jan├ęs, but so far, no luck.

What I did found was the third book, Assassin’s Quest.

Hence my conundrum, do I read the digital version, or do I keep on searching for a printed copy.

I think while I make up my mind, or find a copy, I’ll read the next volume of The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Toll the Hounds.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

First 10,000 pages of (Y-13)

Today I reached the first milestone of this year of reading, the first 10,000 registered pages, I have an explanation of what this means in the About section.

My current total is 10,227 pages, and with 143 days left on this year, I am positive that the remaining 27,757 pages of my ultimate goal will be achieved.

Although I am 33 days behind my reading schedule, the past few days my rhythm has been improving, and with the upcoming boost from the several readathons I will participating in, balance will be met.

As you can see, I still have almost 8,000 pages to read in order to get back on track, and my 3 month plan to achieve this is working out a bit slower that I would like, but I’ll get back to form in no time.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

Balancing act, part two

Yesterday was a good of reading, my total was 199 pages, and I finished Assassin Apprentice.

Also, I started the reading challenge of Paraiso Perdido, read the last number of Grant Morrison’s Green Lantern Blackstars, and the latest volume of Detective Comics written by Peter J. Tomasi.

I still have 5,154 pages to go on January, and 26,071 pages to go on this year of reading.

For today’s reading, I’ll continue will the first book of Paraiso Perdido challenge, Cuando las luces aparezcan, and the latest volume of Cosmic Ghost Rider, imagine Frank Castle as the host of the Spirit of Vengeance, pure gold.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

The beginning of the season of reading challenges is upon us

Each year I try to participate in several readathons, and this will not be the exception.

So far I have planned to participate in at least four this year, 2 organized by different groups, and 2 self appointed.

This will be :

  1. Bookly Winter Readathon
  2. 24in48 February 2021
  3. May the force be with you readathon
  4. Seven days of reading Summer Edition

The first one will be Bookly Winter Readathon, organized by the Bookly app, the objetive is to read 10 hours from January 28 to January 31, tracking this on the app.

You can more information on Bookly’s blog

The second one is organized by the amazing team of 24in48.com, this is a great challenge, the goal is to read 24 total hours over a weekend, this time it will be the weekend of February 6 and 7.

You can sign up on their official website.

The last two, May the Force be with you readathon, and Seven Days of Reading summer edition, are self appointed.

So, from May 4, the official Star Wars, to May 25, the anniversary of Episode IV, I will read anything, and everything about one of my favorite universes.

I will focus on The Old Republic era, it’s not canon anymore but I have been meaning to read it.

The last one on this preliminary list is the readathon to close out my reading year, and to celebrate my birthday, and as the last one, it’s an intense week of daily challenges, it will take place from May 31 to June 6, my 40th birthday.

I will try a new thing this year, a monthly reading challenge, for this occasion I will take the challenge from my favorite Mexican independent publishing house , Paraiso Perdido.

Picture taken from their official Instagram account: @eparaisoperdido

As soon I finish with The Assassin Apprentice, I will start the first book, Cuando las luces aparezcan by Roberto Abad.

A pretty active year, and hopefully, more activities will surface

Just as a quick update, I still have 5,353 pages to go on January, and my plan for today is to finish Assassin Apprentice, currently on page 372, and read a couple of comic books.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

Balancing act, part one

My weekend was a productive one, not gargantuan numbers, but fairly decent.

I’m at the cusp of finish Assassin Apprentice, currently on page 328, and still trying to find a printed copy of the second volume, in the mean time I have a backup plan to keep on reading.

The other thing I read this weekend was the second part of Tom King’s Batman: City of Bane, the threat is not always so clear, especially when the multiverse is involved, great read.

For today I plan to start the latest volume of Detective Comics, at least the most recent here in Mexico, written by the extraordinary Peter J. Tomasi.

Hopefully I’ll chip away some pages, for I still have 5,455 pages to go on January, and 26,372 pages to go for this year of reading.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

Week plans, football and reading

Today starts the NFL playoffs, I have been following football for as long as I can remember, and watching the Superbowl for more than 30 years.

On my favorite things to do, it holds the fifth slot after reading, books, comics, and eating, right now I am watching my favorite team, Indianapolis Colts, face a really tough rival in the Buffalo Bills, let’s hope we survive this week.

In between snaps, I will be reading all that I can, I still have 5,672 pages to go on January.

To try to chip off some pages I’ll keep on reading Assassin Apprentice, currently on page 312, and I will start the new comic book series Star Wars- The High Republic, taking place in the golden age of the Republic, some 200 years before the events of Episode IV

For now, I am off to read

azr

Slowly finding balance

It has been a couple of slow reading days, nothing to worry about, but I need to step it up.

My total for yesterday’s reading was 123 pages, still working on Assassin Apprentice, currently on page 242, and read a big chunk of Planet Hulk, the fight between Silver Savage and Green Scar is epic.

I still have 5,953 pages to read in January, and 26,870 pages for (Y-13), a gargantuan task but doable.

Fortunately in February the girls from 24in48 readathon are back, and as always it’s a great event to read my eyes off.

Check out their latest post to see how can you participate.

For now, I am off to read.

azr

Balancing progress

The good news is that this year of reading I have yet to have one day without reading.

The not so great news is that I have not yet catch the rythm I need to get to my goal.

That’s why I have deployed my plan to get back on track, which originally was to read about 9,000 in January, pretty farfetched.

So came up with a three month rollout, and for the month of January it came to be a total of 6,505 pages, from which, I still have 6,076 to go.

I just have passed the halfway of Robin Hobb’s Assassin Apprentice, currently on page 214, and started re-reading one of my favorite comic story arc, Planet Hulk.

Let’s chip away at those pages.

For now, I am off to read.

azr

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