(Y-11) Just barely (Day 25 of 31)

I hope everybody is enjoying their holiday and are eating profusely.

Yesterday I enjoyed a day full of food and booze, the stars of the evening where a pair of red wine bottles that I bought more than 9 months ago in Ruidoso, New Mexico, courtesy of Noisy Water Winery & Cellars.

The one called “Dirty” was particularly exceptional.

But of course, before all the celebration began, I did had time to read for a while.

On that note, my total for yesterday was 149, just barely over the minimum daily average.

I finished reading the first volume of The Eternal Warrior, which has been my favorite so far of all the Valiant Comics Universe I have read.

Here you can see an alternate cover from the magnificent artist Clayton Crain, he also did some of the interior art, just little snippets, but quite remarkable.

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 Also, I read some micro-tales of World of Warcraft: Legion, four issues of ten pages each, this is an introduction or mood setter to the sixth expansion of this massive game. Although I am not a player, I do enjoy the stories, epic fantasy galore.

Thanks to all of this my total reading for this year has gone up to 7,404 pages.

Just 2,596 to reach 10,000.

On the book front, not a great day, currently on page 80 and just one week to get through it, I never back down from a challenge.

In the morning I woke up to a pleasant surprise in the form of a Christmas present from my wife and non-other than my two vices, comics, and coffee.

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I hope you keep on enjoying the rest of the Holidays, right now I’ll get ready to go and enjoy the new Spider-Man animated movie with my wife and kids.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

 

(Y-10) I won’t say goodbye, I’ll say fare thee well..

Well, our little getaway has come to an end, but it was really what I needed, some sun, some wind, some wine (actually lots of it) and most of all some peaceful time away from the daily grind.

As posted on the last entry my first stop was White Sand National Monument, after soaking some sun, we spent the night in Alamogordo.

The next day, after a much-needed rest, we went and visit one of our childhood staples, The New Mexico Museum of Space History, it sits high on a hill with some glorious mountains to frame its 4 stories of space exploration.

It was entertaining getting lost between space suits, rocket models, and even a special Star Trek exhibition.

After a few hours of perusing we headed to our next destination, Ruidoso, tuck away in the beautiful Lincoln National Forest, indeed a bastion of peace and quiet.

The first afternoon was dedicated to doing nothing at all, just some reading, which, consequently, I finally finished reading The Servant of the Shard, and enjoying our excellent accommodations.

The Second day we did some light exploring, went to Grindstone Lake, walked the Ruidoso River Trail and finished the day with some wine tasting at the fantastic Noisy Water Winery, in which an accommodating staff walked us through their different varieties and even gave us a taste of their signature green chile wine.

I bought some bottles and hope to write about them shortly.

In all, it was a great outing and just what I needed to get ready for the next phase of my upcoming plans.

Tomorrow, I’ll post an update on my total pages and my progress with this year full of epicness,

Happy Readings!!!

azr

 

 

 

(Y-10) Grinding away and new goodies

Right, I’m about 65 pages to go on The Spine of the World, which I planned to finish by today and jump right in into the thirteen-book of the Legend of Drizzt saga.

Slowly but surely my reading is getting back on track, I Know, lots to read, lots to do but I’ll finish the year with a bang.

In the goodies portion of this entry, well there are a few.

First, let us start with some books that arrived in the mail.

Neil Gaiman books illustrated by the highly talented Chris Riddell, I have been eyeing them for quite a while.

On a more boozy part of my new goodies.

A brand spanking new bottle of Sotol, this particular label is sort of a local endeavor, it is produced and bottled about 25 miles south of Juarez in the small community of Samalayuca, pure desert spirit.

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So I’m all set to unwind and work on my page count.

Happy Readings!!!

azr

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