(Y-10) The Drought is over

Today marks the end of a genuinely shitty streak of not finishing anything.

No Books.

No Graphic Novels.

No Comics.

Nothing.

But luckily there will always be The Dark Knight to save my sorry ass.

The last registered book was The Servant of the Shard, on April 7.

20 long days

The third volume of Batman, The Death of the Family, by the impressive creative team of Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo, came to put an end to my prolonged drought, and to top it off, it marks the return of The Joker to Gotham.

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Exquisitely done, you can feel tense all throughout the book.

And to keep this machine rolling, yesterday, I finished the fifteen book of The Legend of Drizzt saga, The Promise of the Witch-King, although the legendary drow ranger does not make an appearance, his two main antagonists, Jarlaxle and Artemis Entreri, can carry the story without a flinch.

For now, I’ll focus on the sixteen book of the saga mentioned above, Road of the Patriarch and a graphic novel. Punk Rock Jesus by Sean Murphy.

 

Keep on going, keep on reaching for that ultimate goal, although it seems unobtainable, I’ll just keep pushing myself.

Some quick number for this the tenth year of my crazy project.

  • 15 books read.
  • 13,551 total pages.
  • 83,215 pages to go.
  • 162 days left in the year of reading.

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) a bit more procrastinating but with chocolate

Right now I’m passing the half way mark of The Spine of the World, the twelfth book in the Legend of Drizzt saga, the pace of this book is a bit slower but it takes time to further develop some characters, it adds some more deep to the story against being a sword smashing fest.

Quite refreshing I might add.

My plan is to get through at least 3/4 of the book by the end of the weekend, and maybe throw some Batman action here and there.

Right I have a couple of trade paperbacks from the Scott Snyder run.

All of this whole munching on some delicious chocolate, the victim for this evening a 72% cocoa Dark Chocolate with Almonds and Cranberries, which apparently donates part of its proceeds to endangered species funds, so, eating with a purpose.

For now I’ll have a wild crazy night filled with sotol, dark chocolate, lots of caffeine and of course some good old reading.

Good night and Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-10) an eventful post and the first 10,000 pages

It has been 9 days since my last post, I know that my tomorrow always turns out to be like a week later, but I love to procrastinate, it is truly one of my few talents.

So let’s take this one thing at a time.

First and foremost, I have been taking notes on my daily progress on those ruled yellow page ledger and haven’t updated my bullet journal since the second day of February. although, I am happy to report that my streak of 100 pages per day is alive and well. Actually, it is entering today, 31 uninterrupted days, this is partly why I have not been keeping my updates as tight as I should.

Here is my update up until January 31.

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On the book front, I finished the ninth book of the Legend of Drizzt saga, up until now the series has not let up, is full of action, intrigue and well-rounded characters. And of course, I jump directly into the tenth book, Passage to Dawn, the drow menace ever present.

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On the graphic novel front, I finally finished reading Batman: Elseworlds Vol. 1, is a collection of alternate Batman worlds and let me tell you, seeing this book makes me wonder of all the great Batman stories left yet untold.

With all this reading I finally reach the coveted 10,000 pages mark. I know there is a lot of roads ahead of me but I’m confident that this year with be a truly epic one.

With that in mind, a have a couple of things to announce, first, in July I plan to be part of this really cool readathon, 24 in 48, the main idea is to read 24 hours in a 48 hour period. You can break it down however you like, in one 24 hour sitting or over the weekend. The next one is scheduled for July 21 and 22 of 2018. So get your cozy reading chair and eyes ready.

The other thing is that I’m planning to catch some mountain air, probably somewhere between the end of March or the first weeks of April, and of course, I’m planning some mayor reading, so, for my total reading for the month of April, the goal is 10,000 pages. That is approximately  333 pages per day.

This kind of crazy ideas that are floating around my head is why I need to hoard a lot of reading material, because, I can plan to read lots and lots of pages but without so many fantastic books and graphic novels that will impossible.

That was my subtle way to say that I have some new acquisitions.

Two novels that are in my total epicness list for this year, The Name of the Wind and The Return of the Black Company. And the acclaimed graphic novel, Punk Rock Jesus.

And the cherry on the cake, the 200th-anniversary edition of one of my all-time favorite novels, Frankenstein or, The Modern Prometheus. Beautifully illustrated by David Plunkert, and let me tell you, it gives it a new dimension to this already beloved book, it still amazes me how it can resonate so much with our current status and even more to think that it was first published back in 1818.

Simply outstanding.

With all these new volumes coming into my already swelling bookshelves, I’m glad that my under the stair shelves are ready to use and of course already pack really tight.

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For now, I leave you with a quick update for this, the tenth year of my crazy project. As I dive into my reading more determined than ever.

Total pages for (Y-10) : 10,071 pages

Pages left to read (Y-10): 86,695 pages

Days left in (Y-10): 244 days.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

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