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.
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.
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.
Tonight I’ll start with one of my favorite events of my reading year.
The 24in48 readathon, the first one of the year was usually held in January, but as with all of us, sometimes life takes some turns, and our priorities became something else.
With the Coronavirus sweeping thru the world, and the recommendation of practicing social distancing to flatten the infection rate, and the implication of having to stay indoors a lot, I can think of a better way to spent the time.
Maybe not the best of circumstances to have this amazing event making a comeback.
So, the clock is set.
I hope to keep the streak alive, and read the whole 24 hours.
Keep yourself safe, wash your hands often, and stay home as much as you can.
I just reach level 22 on the Bookly app, this means I have used it to log 213 hours of reading.
The next level is 17 hours and 31 minutes away.
Right around this time of year, I would have been getting ready for the 24in48 readathon, but the amazing team of this now an iconic weekend of reading has taken a much-deserved hiatus to regroup.
So I had to look for an alternative to fill my need to binge read.
I found it in the first-ever readathon organized by the reading tracking app Bookly.
It is fairly simple, from Monday, January 20 starting at the stroke of midnight and up until Sunday, January 26 at 11:59 p.m., you can do two things, read for 20 hours, or read 2020 pages.
This obviously using the app to keep track of your progress, I chose the latter.
At the end of the week, you share your weekly report and have a chance to win the free upgrade to Pro.
In my case, I should start on Sunday, January 19 at 10:00 p.m., and read up until Sunday, January 26 at 9:59 p.m., this is because the readathon starts on an Eastern Standard Time zone, and I am on a Mountain Standard Time zone.
If you are interested in participate check the blog entry from Bookly.