Numbers: September 12,2020

Confetti and drinks are in order.

I am glad to say that the total projected for this year, 41,665 total pages, has been achieved.

My current total is 42, 975 pages, and with exactly one month left on this year of reading I plan to keep piling on to my total.

The first plan was to try to achieve 50,000 pages, but right now it seems a bit far fetched, so my aim is to leave my next year with under 40,000 pages to read, just 335 pages to go.

If I achieve this numbers, I would have read the 130,500 pages that was my goal for this three years of my project, so this upcoming year is crucial to get back on track, it will not be an easy task, for this year will be a short one, just 236 days, this is to coincide each end of the year of reading with my birthday, which is consequently the end date of my project.

My overall total now sits at 323,173 pages, and I have gained some ground on my quest to achieve the first 500,000 pages and consequently my ultimate goal of 1,000,000 pages.

Now, according to my projections, and if I keep up my pace, the first 500,000 pages will be achieved by March 25, 2020, and 1,000,000 pages by September 10, 2045.

By this date I will be 64 years, 3 months and 5 days old, way more that my initial goal of 50 years old.

The good news is that I slowly have gained ground, last time I checked I was 5231 days behind , now, I am 5211.

Slowly but surely.

For now, I am off to read.


(Y-12) Quarantined days, Update 27

Change is always a good thing, it pushes you to find new ways to solve anything and everything life throws at you.

I am just about to enter a new chapter of my life, and I think it is time to take this blog up to 11. (who ever gets this reference know that you are awesome)

I will be changing the look of the blog, but more importantly, I will be creating five different sections that will cover everything that somehow gets involve in my reading process or its an intrinsic part of my day to day.

Without anyfurther ado

  1. Numbers : In this section I will talk about how my goal to read 1,000,000 pages is going, from my day to day reading to any special events like readathons.
  2. Azriel’s infinite bookshelf : In this section I will talk about what am I reading, it will not be a review of books or comics, I can’t stress this enough, it is only what I liked about what’s on my reading pile, focusing on the general plot, the creative team, and my favorite parts.
  3. Caffeine pilgrimage: If there’s anything that comes close to love of reading is my love for coffee, and in recent years there’s has been a boom of great independent coffee shops in the binational region that I live, this includes our sister city of El Paso, Texas, this section will be focused on visiting each and every one to try new flavors.
  4. The Table : As with the coffee shops, our region has seen a new wave of locally owned restaurants, taprooms, and wine bars, with some amazing regional culinary proposal, this is a perfect time to share what our beautiful desert has to offer.
  5. Itineribus : This section will talk about our getaways, if it’s exploring our region, and all its magical places, to trips to larger cities all over the place, this section will act as an travelers journals of places, food, and memories of our travels

The last three sections will take sometime to develop, let’s remember that the world is going thru some hardships, and we best stay home all of we can to slow the process down.

With all of this changes also come a new logo for Lost in a million pages, along with some merchandise, stuff like t-shirts, coffee mugs, flasks, reading journals, and many more goodies.

For now, I am off to read, and to keep developing this idea, that really soon, will turn 13 years old.


(Y-12) Quarantined days, Update 26

I have been away reading, mostly.

I still have a long way to go on my ultimate goal for this year, 50,000 pages.

I have 45 days left, and about 8,000 pages to go.

But as I said before, one page at a time.

For this weekend I am locked in with two goals.

First, to finish The Bonehunters

According to Bookly, I still have about 4 hours, this book is really complex, and has a vast amount of characters,, so my reason has been really slow, but I am sure this weekend will suffice to get it done.

This will put me over my minimal goal of reading for this year, which was 41,665 pages, a pretty successful year.

The other thing I plan to achieve is to reach my monthly goal of pages, once again using Bookly to track my reading.

That’s 775 pages to go, so I’ll mix in some comic books, and this goal will be surpassed easily.

So, with that in mind, I am off to read.


(Y-12) Quarantined days, Update 25

I haven’t update my reading journal with yesterday’s numbers, but I am pretty sure I had around 100 total pages.

Today I am focusing on finishing The Vorrh, currently on page 413, and on a couple of volume of the series X-men: Gold.

I haven’t updated my digital numbers, but tomorrow seems like an amazing day to do so.

For now, I am off to read.


(Y-12) Quarantined days, Update 24

I had a slow couple of days, yesterday I had a total of 93 pages.

With this I still have 9,110 pages to reach my coveted goal of 50,000 pages.

Need to step it up.

Tomorrow, I’ll be updating my digital records to see how close I am to this year’s goal of 41,665 pages, and also to update my projected dates for reaching 500,000 and 1,000,000 pages.

For now, I am off to read.


(Y-12) Quarantined days, Update 23

Yesterday was a good day for my project.

Although I only read a total of 61 pages, I finally surpassed the 40,000 page mark.

On my quest for 50,000 pages, I still have 59 days, and 9,252 pages to read.

Today I am focusing on making some headway on The Vorrh, currently on page 321, hopefully by the end of the weekend I will be finish this amazing book.

For now, I am off to read.


(Y-12) Quarantined days, update 22

I have been reading on a slower pace this passed week.

I have exactly 60 days to achieve two goals.

First, reach my goal of reading 41,665 pages, from which I am about 800 pages shy.

The second one, the 50 head hydra, is to read a whooping 50,000 total pages, from which I am about 9,343 pages away.

A monumental task is ahead of me, but I’ll take one page at a time.

And for that, I’ll start with two amazing graphic novels from French publishing house Delcourt, volumes two and three of Dwarves

I solemnly swear to make daily update of these final tasks.

For now, I am off to read.


(Y-12) Quarantined days, Update 21

It has been a topsy turvy week.

First of all, on August 1, was the third anniversary of the passing of my dad, and it’s never an easy day.

As a result, my reading gets a bit affected.

But it did open up a crazy notion in my mind, why not 50,000 pages for this year ?

So, now my goal for this year is 50,000 pages, and I have 66 days to read about 10,000 pages, I’ll post the exact number tomorrow.

Tonight’s reading session will be comprised by The Vorrh with a few The Bonehunters thrown into the mix.

For now, I am off to read.


(Y-12) Quarantined Days, Update 20

Just realized that I haven’t posted how my numbers are in some time.

Well, I am glad to say that my reading is way ahead of schedule, 44 days to be precise.

My current projection is that I will finish the year with approximately 48,000 pages, which will mean that this year has the potential of becoming my best one yet.

Right now my total is 38,557 pages.

My two immediate goals are to reach 40,000 pages, just 1,443 pages to go, and reaching my goal for this year 41,665 pages, just 3,108 pages to go.

I still have 74 days left on this reading year, and the next one, year thirteen, will be a short one, I’ll explain when that time comes.

For now, I am off to read.


(Y-12) Quarantined days Update 19

With the few days left on July I plan to go all out and try to knock down some of my challenges.

My focus turns to my Bookly month Challenge.

That’s 856 pages in three days, pretty doable.

To close out my night, I’ll go to a galaxy far, far away, and follow the misadventures of a bunch of scoundrels and bounty hunters.

For now, I am off to read.


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