(Y-11) some of today’s reading

Early this morning, while having my first caffeine injection of the day, I read the second volume of Hit-Girl’s solo series, this time she visits the great white north,Canada, which is consequently the native country of the writer of this volume, Jeff Lemire.

And at the helm of the art is the Argentinian illustrator Eduardo Risso.

As always Hit-Girl delivers a bloody good time.

The rest of the day went between planning and reading some of the Targaryen family history.

I’ll continue with the fifth volume of DC Comics Rebirth Batman, with the always impressive work of Tom King.

Off to read.

azr

(Y-11) finishing the night in good company.

My first day of summer reading is going pretty decent.

I am reading a bit of The Last Threshold, currently on page 282, and throwed in there a bit of Batman and a bit of Justice League Dark, which I am loving, definitely a cast of outcasts are my thing.

Next in line is the second issue of The Batman who Laughs and maybe another run with Drizzt before hitting the hay.

Let’s see how thing fare.

azr

(Y-11) new comic books

After the hectic week I had, going to pick-up some new comic books is just what the doctor ordered.

I bought the second volume of Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant, this is a remastered edition translated to Spanish, and according to the description by the editor it will be somewhere around 70 volumes, coming out every two weeks.

Also, I bought three single issues of the series I am currently reading, Justice League Dark, The Batman Who Laughs and Heroes in Crisis.

It is reading time.

azr.

(Y-11) Continuing with the Bat-Family

Just finished the first volume of Batgirl, written by Hope Larson, I think this is the first time I read a solo story of Batgirl, which is unfortunate.

I’ll try to find more stories to read.

Now, I’ll continue my bat filled weekend with story of Bruce Wayne Murderer ?

Mainly a compilation, about 600 pages long, of early 2000s series of the bat-family, with the participation of writers such as Greg Rucka, Chuck Dixon and Ed Brubaker.

Let’s see how far I can get until I devote the rest of my evening to watching the final episode of Game of Thrones.

azr.

(Y-11) this evening’s reading

I’ll continue with Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Eternal Nights and finally, after much anticipation, the second issue of Batman: Damned, by the super creative team of Azzarello/Bermejo.

I bought the Jim Lee variant cover.

For the weekend, I will try to cross the 25,000 page mark, from which I am under 400 pages to go.

Wish me luck.

azr.

(Y-11) Back to reading, well kind of.

I have just come out of one of the worst weeks in total reading for this year.

But, I am determined to shake off this slump and get back to my usual form, and do it fast.

Just passed the 23,000 page mark for this year and I am currently aiming to reach 25,000 by my birthday, which is June 6.

For get things started, I am reading some of the work by Scott Snyder on Batman, this time during the New 52 events of DC Comics.

Finished Volume 4, and I will start volume 5 shortly.

Also, I will try and read some of The Last Threshold, currently on page 137, to close out the Neverwinter Saga and see what I’ll jump into next.

For now I’ll try to read some more.

azr.

(Y-11) Between pages and ancient curses.

I am enjoying this vacation period so much.

In between reading and napping, I have been able to squeeze in some other activities, for example, right now I am gearing up to finally finish work on my little desert oasis.

And, a couple of days ago, we went to see the temporary exhibition of the famous pharaoh Tutankhamon.

Comprised of over 200 pieces, some from the original time period, and some amazing dioramas depicting the mummification process make this exhibition a must for any lover of history.

I am planning to go again after the vacation period, so I can go thru it more slowly and read all the information.

Here are some pictures.

Now, concerning my reading, I am working on the fourth book of The Neverwinter Saga, The Last Threshold, from which I am currently on page 33 of 434, it has been a slow start but my pace is catching a good rhythm.

Also, I finished the second volume of the now classic series of Vertigo Comics by visionary writer Warren Ellis, I am of course talking about Transmetropolitan, which follows the misadventures of journalist Spider Jerusalem in all his dystopian gonzo glory.

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For today; I’ll work on two graphic novels, the third volume of All-Star Batman and some throwback Hellblazer story, City of Demons, beautifully illustrated by one of my favorites illustrators, Sean Murphy in collaboration with fantastic writer Si Spurrier.

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Now concerning my numbers, it has been kind of fluctuating between really good days, for example, 316 pages, to really mediocre days, I mean 44 fucking pages, come on.

But the important thing is that I haven’t got any 0 pages days in a long time, and my current total for this the eleventh year of reading is 22,807 pages, still 31 days behind schedule, but I’ll put the pedal to the metal and close down this gap.

In whole, I have read 255,834 pages and I still have 244,166 to reach the next major milestone in my crazy project, 500,000 total pages.

And according to my calculations, this will be reached on May 3 of 2029, this is also something I have to keep on chipping away and get it closer to my current date.

But the only way to do this is to read.

And on that note, I’ll see you soon, I have some reading to do.

azr.

 

 

(Y-11) Vacation Time

Today marks the first day of the two-week spring vacation period.

Also, tomorrow will be the mid-point day for this eleventh year of reading, for which I’ll post something on Monday morning to see how I am faring for the first half of this amazing year.

As always I have big plans for my reading, and in between, I’ll squeeze some traveling and hopefully some work on my little desert oasis to get in shape for the upcoming summer season, I have been promising myself to have this space to read comfortably outside.

And I will follow thru this time.

I have so much to go thru in this post, and I know that I have been really lazy, I mean this is the second of the month of April and it is almost half-way done.

 So let me begin with what I have been reading.

I finished five graphic novels, ranging from some good old Batman to the Mad Titan tearing his way thru the Marvel Universe.

On that note, and trying to catch up with Thanos’ recent storyline, I read Infinity Book II and Thanos Rising, the latter beautifully executed by Jason Aaron, on the controls as the writer, and the amazing artwork by Simone Bianchi.

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On the DC Universe front, from which most of the reading comes, I went thru some new, some past storylines I haven’t read and one historic milestone.

To start off, I finished reading the sixth volume of the current run of Detective Comics, beautifully executed by James Tynion IV, it is always great fun to run around with the Bat Family thru the dark crevices of Gotham City.

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For some passed storylines, I finally finished reading Forever Evil, by now legendary DC writer Geoff Johns.

I read the first two issues when it originally came out back in 2013 but lost track it and now came to find to read in my Kindle Unlimited subscription, so I took advantage, and let me tell you, watching Lex Luthor as the hero will always be disturbing.

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And to keep on transversing the DC Universe, I read some single issues of new material, or at least newly published here in Mexico.

Spinning off the events of Dark Nights: Metal comes a new story about the spooky Batman Who Laughs, developed by the all-star team of Scott Snyder and the wonderful Jock.

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Also in the Dark Knight department, the highly controversial and now infamous Bat-penis, I read the Spanish and censored edition of  Batman: Damned, by the always edgy Brian Azzarello and the stunning art of Lee Bermejo, this particular edition has the variant cover edition by Jim Lee.

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Another series I started reading is Justice League Dark, and I love it from the first page, I am a sucker for all the magical and weird characters from the DC Universe.

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I read the first two issues and yesterday bought the third one, which consequently is the conclusion of the first story arc.

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Which relates directly to the idea of bringing to the main continuity of characters such as Swamp Thing and John Constantine, from which I am currently reading the first story arc in the Rebirth era of DC Comics.

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And now to finish off my recent trek thru the DC Comics Universe, the historic and landmark issue number one thousand of Detective Comics, in which the Dark Knight not only reaches this historic number but he also celebrates 80 years of publication history.

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I got the Bernie Wrightson variant.

To close out the comic book/graphic novel front, I read the omnibus of B.P.R.D.: 1946-1948, where you can see the first years of the agencies peculiar cases, all of this pre-Hellboy’s involvement, for he was a wide-eyed kid living somewhere in the New Mexico desert.

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And some of the amazing sketch drawings of the series.

Now on the book front, I keep on pounding away on the third book of the Neverwinter Saga, Charon’s Claw, currently on page 327, and I have plans to finish the saga on the first week of the spring vacation so I can start reading the first two book of Brian Catling’s The Vorrh Trilogy on the second week.

In which we are taking a small trip, but more on that later.

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This has been an eventful couple of weeks, I went to “Fiesta de los Libros” which is an event of my Alma Mater where you can buy all its the scientific or historical publications but the catch is that the price is around 5 dollars for all the books you can fit on a paper bag they give you, needless to say, I took around 7 bags home with books related to my masters degree.

Below you can see the place and some of the exhibitions during this week-long book celebration.

The other event was a home game of the newly founded Mexican League of Football, in which our fair city, Ciudad Juarez, has one of the five inaugural teams.

They started losing the game by 16 to 0 at the half but came from behind to claim a 24 to 16 victory.

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The next game and season closer is on April 28, and hopefully, we will be playoff bound.

Now I will like to talk about my numbers.

For the eleventh year of reading, I have a total of 22,029 pages and closing in the last year total with only 10,119 pages to go, just before the halfway mark.

Still, I am 30 days behind my reading schedule, but what are vacations for if not for closing down gap from crazy reading projects.

In concern of my total reading for my project, I have amassed 255,056 pages of reading and on the next significant milestone, which is reaching 500,000, I have 244,944 pages to go.

And in my projection, which started as the finishing date of the particular number to be on July 26 of 2029, now it has come down to May 14 of the same year, slowly but surely I am gaining ground.

In order to chip away at the page at my total pages to read and on to get that finishing date closer I have promised myself to grab my enormous pile of to read books and try to at least knock down 3,000 pages and a couple of months of ground gained.

Here are some of my reading materials for the upcoming weeks.

Well, I am off to chase those pages and rest my ass off.

azr.

(Y-11) My weekend with the Mad Titan

As I said in a previous post, this is a holiday weekend in Mexico, so that means that we have Monday off.

For me this means only one thing, reading marathon.

And as in any marathon, I will be chasing down a specific goal, to reach 20,000 pages.

Currently, I stand at 18,354 pages for this the eleventh year of reading, that gives a difference of 1,646 pages.

Early this morning I finished the fourth volume of the current run of Batman:  Detective Comics, beautifully written by James Tynion IV and it is currently featuring the extended Bat-family, including the enigmatic and crazy ass character Azrael.

I really am enjoying seeing all those superheroes in action.

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Now getting back to my plans for this weekend.

I will be going thru some stories of the Mad Titan himself, I am of course refering to Thanos.

The first volume, which I have already started reading, will be The Infinity Gaunlet.

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Followed by The Infinity War.

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After this I will get into the two massive volume of The Infinity series, which you can see picture above, along with The Infinity Gauntlet.

The finish off my extended trip , I will read Thanos: Rising, written by the extremely talented Jason Aaron.

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Hopefully this would get me really close to those 20,000 pages.

I’ll post a quick update tomorrow.

azr.

 

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