(Y-11) Lights out

For the second night in a row we have experienced a total blackout, this means no A/C , and with the weather nice and crisp around 31 degrees Celsius, about 88 degrees Fahrenheit.

So what better way to forget this heat than with a sweaty midnight reading.

Because the lights are out and the batteries on my reading lamp are going out, I’ll have to read on my cellphone.

For this candlelight evening there is going to be a special guest, Elric of Melniboné.

The legendary albino created by Michael Moorcock.

Let’s hope the lights come back soon, if not at least I’ll have some great company.

Off to read.

azr.

(Y-11) 55 days left…forward progress

Starting this week with some very specific goals in mind.

But first off, let me talk about my current numbers.

My total for the year is 40,756 pages, that means that I have 12, 244 pages left to reach my ultimate goal of 53,000 pages for the year.

In other numbers, I have 6,949 pages to read for me to surpass my best year of reading.

I am 31 days behind my reading schedule, and I have gained 10 days in the end date for reaching 500,000 pages. It went down from August 21, 2028, to August 11, 2028, little steps forward.

With that in mind, I have an immediate goal for this week, to have 11,000 pages to read before I have 50 days left on my reading, which is on Saturday of this week.

That means that I have the better part of five days to read 1,244.

The current graphic novel I am reading, The Complete Okko, will give almost half of that number, and with my never-ending list of things to read, I am sure that it will not present any difficulties.

Today’s old school Monday will be short but sweet, but more on that later.

Now, I am off to read.

azr.

 

(Y-11) 58 days left…perpetually planning

I have 58 days left until the end of this my eleventh year of reading, which finish October 13 of this year.

Right now I have a total of 40,380 pages read, which is a 76% of progress.

That gives a total of 12,620 pages to reach my ultimate goal of 53,000 pages

And 7,325 pages to make this my best year of reading.

So, this is how I am going to tackle this next few days.

From now until I have 50 days left, I plan to get down my pages left down to 11,000.

And with 50 days left, and having to average 220 pages daily, I’ll march down the days with one purpose in mind, for the second time in this project, reach the goal of reading and getting one step closer to the namesake of this project, to read one million pages.

Now, I’ll continue my reading with these amazing graphic novels.

Off to read.

azr.

(Y-11) a step closer

This morning I woke up feeling really happy with myself.

This is because I reach another milestone of this year of reading, 40,000 pages.

I have 60 days left on my year of reading and 12,974 pages to read in order to reach my ultimate goal.

It is still a gargantuan task, but as always I am up for the challenge.

The immediate goal is to reach 48,000 pages and thus making this my best year of reading.

This of course with my eyes always on the ultimate prize.

Off to read.

azr.

(Y-11) Numbers and more numbers

I have started with my master’s degree classes, and to get my rhythm back has been quite taxing.

That includes my reading.

Because of this, the projections that I do in my head for reaching particular numbers of reading on particular dates, do not go as smoothly as I would like.

I plan to be over 40,000 total pages by august 15.

Right now I have 39,064 total pages read for this year, 936 to reach my immediate goal of 40,000 pages.

On a larger scale, I have still 8,641 pages to read for this year to be the best ever and 13,963 pages to reach my goal of this year, 53,000 pages.

So, seven days to read 936 pages, and then 58 days to read the remaining 13,000 pages.

Piece of cake.

Now, off to read.

azr.

 

(Y-11) Let’s talk about my numbers

So, I am again thinking of my ultimate goal for this year of reading, 53,000 pages.

My total is 38,706 pages and I have 67 days to read 14,294 pages.

That gives me one immediate goal, to surpass my total for the best year of reading, the first one, with a total of 47,705.

In order to do that I have to read 8,999 pages.

Then, I’ll work to get as close to my ultimate goal as I can.

That gives an average of approximately 228 pages per day in order to get there.

Quite the gargantuan task.

But nothing a good amount of coffee and comic books cannot achieve.

Off to read.

azr.

 

 

(Y-11) new comic books and close to another milestone

Today I went to picked up some back issues that were back order and picked up a few other things.

With these I almost complete my Dragonero collection, it has 17 issues printed in Mexico, this of the more of 50 that exist in Italy.

I grabbed the third issue of the paranormal adventures of Dylan Dog, and back order the first two issues.

And finally, a couple of graphic novels.

The Magic Order by Mark Millar and Transmetropolitan, the third volume, by Warren Ellis.

On the front of my total reading for this year, I am really close to 38,000 pages and pledged to reach 40,000 by the 15 of this month, that gives me 12 days to read a little over 2,000 pages.

And on that note.

Off to read.

azr.

(Y-11) trying to close the gap

I have been a little slow on my reading, so I am trying to make up for lost time.

I was planning to have about 14,000 pages to go by August 1, and right now I have about 14,780 pages to go.

Still a good chunk, but I’ll focus on chipping away that number, and getting my estimated date of reaching 500,000 pages even closer.

So, the immediate plan is to be close to 10,500 pages to go when I reach 55 days to go on my reading year, which is 20 days away.

For this, I will employ the help of my trustworthy friends, graphic novels.

On tonight’s menu, there is a couple of them, really different styles if graphic narrative.

On one side the psychedelic writing of Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol.

On the other the quirky world of John Allison’s Giant Days.

Both have been incredibly fun.

Now to keep on pounding away on those amazing stories.

Off to read.

azr.

(24in48 readathon) Reading hangover

My 24in48 readathon was a complete success.

This time around I completed the 24 hours and read some amazing books.

My total in pages was 2,960, this thanks to 16 graphic novels, 1 book and about 175 pages from Memories of Ice, yeah still working on that behemoth.

Here is the complete list:

Books

  • Apocrifa
  • Memories of Ice (from page 589 to 764)

Graphic Novels

  • Principe Valiente (1938)
  • Principe Valiente (1939)
  • Principe Valiente (1940)
  • Hellboy Vol. 5
  • Hellboy Vol. 6
  • The Crow Midnight Legends Vol. 1
  • The Crow Midnight Legends Vol. 2
  • The Crow Midnight Legends Vol. 3
  • Batman (DC Comics Rebirth) Vol. 6
  • Persepolis
  • Pathfinder: Goblins!
  • Giant Days Vol. 1
  • The Spire
  • Lumberjanes Vol.1
  • Underwater Welder
  • Sweet Tooth Book One

As I was saying, a total success.

Also, it greatly helped my year of reading.

I now have a total of 35,788 pages for this the eleventh year of reading, still have 17, 212 pages left on this year’s goal and 83 days to do it.

On things concerning my reading schedule and my next big milestone, 500,000 pages, this intense reading session was of great help.

I am 38 days behind schedule, down from 53 days the last time I checked, and my calculated date for reaching the 500,000 page milestone moved from January 10, 2029, to October 31, 2028.

That is 72 days of progress.

All in all, I am very happy with the results, I’ll take the rest of the morning off, and read my Old School Monday comic book and I’ll see you later.

Off to read… well in a little while.

azr.

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