With the fast approaching of the date of the first readathon of the year, starting thursday January 28, I am in full planning mode.
As I mentioned before, the goal is to read 10 hours over four days, to this challenge I will be also summing my how personal goal, to read 1,583 pages.
My intention is to at least read the 4,991 pages of my original goal for January, if all plays out in my favor, try to chip away some the 1,514 extra pages left from the other months, which are part of balancing act I have been posting about this passed few days.
Since all my printed graphic novels are gone, I will have to dig into my digital reserve, which is mainly located on my Comixology library.
I will post a list of reading for the readathon sometime tomorrow.
For today’s reading, and a warm up to the intense event ahead, I’ll keep on pounding away at Toll the Hounds, currently on page 194, and some She Devil action in Red Sonja: Vulture’s Circle.
I am entering the final week of January, and it will be an intense one.
The two main things to consider for this week, firstly, and the one which holds great weight, is that I still have 3,394 pages left on my goal for this month.
Secondly, and something that will help greatly to achieve that monumental goal, is the first readathon of the year, the goal, 10 hours of total reading, this, from January 28 to 31, and of course using Bookly app to track the progress.
For today’s reading, at least what is left of the day, I’ll keep on pounding away on Toll the Hounds, currently on page 159, and read the last volume that I bought, number 8, of the mesmerizing manga Berserk.
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.
This morning I had a very productive reading,finished the first volume of Dawn of X, read a couple of short stories from Ciudas y otros relatos, written by Édgar Velasco, and published by the amazing independent publisher Paraiso Perdido.
For today I am aiming to surpass 1,000 pages tracked using the Bookly app .
It’s a long shot, but I have some waiting to do, so I’ll use my time wisely.