(Y-12) 24in48 readathon, starting with today’s reading

I started reading yesterday at 10 pm (Mountain Standard Time), this is to coincide with the official starting time.

And I am glad to say that I have 1 hour and 46 minutes under my belt, and the first graphic novel finished, Lantern City Vol. 2, a really fun steampunk story.

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Today I’ll continue with Dragons of Winter Night, hopefully I can finish it by tomorrow, and with the classic Batman tale of Knightfall.

But to kick off this day, I’ll start reading the next volume of Ed Piskor’s X-men: Grand Design, Second Genesis.

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For now, I am off to read.

azr.

 

(Y-12) Here we go again…tic, toc

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 am off to read.

azr.

Reblogging from 24in48 readathon #24in48: The Social Distancing Edition

Not the best of circumstances to see my favorite readathon making a comeback, but I can’t think of a better way to spent time than reading.

To all those dealing with the scary situation of this pandemic, I can only wish you that these plays out in the best of ways.

So, you can see the original post from 24in48 readathon in the link below.

https://wp.me/p6ljI4-yG

There’s a form to sign-up, and join the fun.

I am already gearing up for the next weekend to read my ass off.

azr

(Y-12) Level up and the first Bookly readathon

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.

I am off to read.

azr

(24in48 readathon) Reading hangover

My 24in48 readathon was a complete success.

This time around I completed the 24 hours and read some amazing books.

My total in pages was 2,960, this thanks to 16 graphic novels, 1 book and about 175 pages from Memories of Ice, yeah still working on that behemoth.

Here is the complete list:

Books

  • Apocrifa
  • Memories of Ice (from page 589 to 764)

Graphic Novels

  • Principe Valiente (1938)
  • Principe Valiente (1939)
  • Principe Valiente (1940)
  • Hellboy Vol. 5
  • Hellboy Vol. 6
  • The Crow Midnight Legends Vol. 1
  • The Crow Midnight Legends Vol. 2
  • The Crow Midnight Legends Vol. 3
  • Batman (DC Comics Rebirth) Vol. 6
  • Persepolis
  • Pathfinder: Goblins!
  • Giant Days Vol. 1
  • The Spire
  • Lumberjanes Vol.1
  • Underwater Welder
  • Sweet Tooth Book One

As I was saying, a total success.

Also, it greatly helped my year of reading.

I now have a total of 35,788 pages for this the eleventh year of reading, still have 17, 212 pages left on this year’s goal and 83 days to do it.

On things concerning my reading schedule and my next big milestone, 500,000 pages, this intense reading session was of great help.

I am 38 days behind schedule, down from 53 days the last time I checked, and my calculated date for reaching the 500,000 page milestone moved from January 10, 2029, to October 31, 2028.

That is 72 days of progress.

All in all, I am very happy with the results, I’ll take the rest of the morning off, and read my Old School Monday comic book and I’ll see you later.

Off to read… well in a little while.

azr.

(24in48 readathon) Victory

I am glad yo inform that this time around the goal of reading 24 hours in a period of 48 hours was achieved.

It is a really demanding and satisfying challenge, and in this my third time, I participated I finally got to my goal.

Tomorrow, I’ll post my final numbers.

For now I’ll unwind with some sotol and rest my eyes for a bit.

Off to….sleep.

azr

(24 in 48 readathon) good night

So, I finished the first full day with a total of 12 hours and 15 minutes if reading and 1,327 pages.

Tomorrow’s task is simply, complete the 11 hours and 45 minutes and try to read close too the same quantity as today

For now it is time to get some rest, and recharge for the final day.

Nighty night.

azr.

(24in48 readathon) second update

I have been reading for 7 hours and 24 minutes, a little behind schedule but I am confident that I’ll achieve the 14 hours.

I am closing in on 1,000 total pages read, and I plan too at least read 3,000 total pages.

I have finished 8 graphic novels, read some of Memories of Ice and I am about to start with the second part of Apócrifa.

My next update will be when I cross the halfway point.

Off to read.

azr.

(24in48 readathon) first reading session

I am off to a good start.

2 hours and 12 minutes off the clock

I finished the first part of Apócrifa, the white book,a blend of short stories exploring the eternal need of humans to explore and find the secrets of the universe.

Tomorrow, I’ll start the day with some graphic novels and a bit of Memories of Ice, and read the second part of Apócrifa, the black book.

Nighty night.

azr.

(Y-11) a test run

I’m having one of my last long reading sessions, a sort of warm up for tomorrow’s grand event.

And of course I am chipping away at Memories of Ice, which I am aiming to finish it on Saturday afternoon.

As you can see above, I have about 9 hours left of reading, and I’ll try to push that down to close to 7 hours by the time I start my readathon.

For now,I’ll squeeze one last reading session before I succumb to Morpheus.

Off to read.

azr.

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