8-days of “Readmass”, Day One

Yesterday; I started my Holiday Reading Marathon, a bit slow, but non the less it started with the great hope of going thru some amazing material, and hopefully by the end, I’ll read close to 4,000 pages.

This year’s list is comprised of some books and graphic novels that have been on my radar, and many of them that were just sitting on my shelves for far too long. The main task is to read 3 books of the Witcher Series, written by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, for which I have only heard amazing things. I’m not familiar with the video game series, but my first voyage to this universe was the Netflix main series starring Henry Cavill, but as we all know, books are always a different animal.

The three books contained in this box set are Blood Elves, The Time of Contempt, and Baptism of Fire. I’m not really sure of the chronology of the story, but to my very limited knowledge of the matter, this is the first novel written, and there are a couple of books containing some short stories that go thru the shaping of the enigmatic Geralt of Rivia.

But the book that kicked off the festivities was the second volume of Kat Howard’s Book of Magic starring Tim Hunter, the kid wizard created by Neil Gaiman, and a dweller of the evergrowing Sandman Universe. The Next graphic on the queue is the third volume of the same series.

Here’s my complete list of reading, the ones crossed are the ones that I have already gone thru.

  • Blood of Elves
  • The Time of Contempt
  • Baptism of Fire
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: IDW Collection Vol. 3
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: IDW Collection Vol. 4
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: IDW Collection Vol. 5
  • Books of Magic (2018-) Vol.2
  • Books of Magic (2018-) Vol.3
  • The Dreaming (2018-) Vol.2
  • The Dreaming (2018-) Vol.3
  • Attack on Titan Vol.5
  • Attack on Titan Vol.6
  • Attack on Titan Vol.7
  • DC/Young Animal: Milk Wars
  • Knights of Sidonia Vol. 1

I wish each and every one a happy holiday season, filled with love and lots of food.

Off to read


A reading marathon before a reading marathon

It been quite sometime since I posted any updates from my reading journey, hectic is the word for the closing months of this year.

In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, and the 10,000 plus pages that I have fallen behind on my reading, the natural decision to have an intense reading marathon is not only a great way to spent this lazy cold days but also a necessity to start the second half of my year of reading closer to my goal.

Thus, on December 23, starts my “8 days of readmass” marathon. But in order to read what I have in mind, which includes 3 books of The Witcher series, a great chunk of IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles collections, and some Mangas that I have being putting off, I must first finish the two current books that are in my “currently reading” pile.

With both over 1,000 pages each, in order to have my proper marathon, I must have a warm-up run. The task for the upcoming days, with the help of the Readmore app, is to hit the daily total to finish by the start of the main event.

The two books in question are the Second Omnibus of Gotrek and Felix adventures, set the the vast Warhammer Fantasy Universe, which will only get bigger with Henry Cavill’s plan to develop with Amazon Studios a bunch of series and movies. The other book us the classic Border Trilogy by genius author Cormac McCarthy, set in the borderland of Texas and México, with the raw beauty of the desert landscape perfectly captured by enthralling writing of Mr. McCarthy.

So, the task for today goes like this

157 pages for Gotrek and Felix, and 129 pages for The Border Trilogy. I have already read a few pages, but not quite up to the needed task.

Let’s see how the day progress.

Off to read


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