13 hours 51 minutes 25 seconds

With July coming to a close tomorrow, there’s still have one challenge left to round up what I set out to achieve for the month.

As you can tell, with the headline, what I’m referring to is my total hours for the month July, which 62 in total. Right now those pesky almost 14 hours are standing in my way to close out that particular challenge for the first time in this reading year

The good news are that my monthly page quota is now presenting a considerable surplus, 814 pages to be precise, also, I’m pretty sure that the next milestone, 10,000 total pages, has been reach, just have to tally the final three graphic novels that I read yesterday and today

Let’s see how many tomorrow starts, and how viable is it to cross that threshold.

Off to read.


First Blank Day of the year

Yesterday was, and hopefully the only one, the first day with zero pages read.

But fear not, this didn’t kept me from achieving this week’s quota and then some. With a few hours still left in this lazy Sunday, I have a total of 1,479, and 596 pages of surplus.

The passed three weeks my quota has been surpassed, and I intent to keep this steak going. Not to be cocky, but my aim is at the lower part of 70K of total reading pages.

Speaking of total pages, with 9 days left to the first 50 days of my year of reading, and to keep my superstitious mind at ease, I’m glad to say that there’s only 923 pages left to make officially this year not my worse one.

Off to read.


The Forgotten Realms stories keep on rolling in

I have just finished the four volumes of Forgotten Realms Classics, they quite the treat, some old school , simple art with some adaptation of how the actions work in the table-top game, they call the name of the spells in runes, and you can see the translation in the footer.

Now I’m moving on to some more recent series, yesterday I read Shadow of the Vampire, that much to my surprise, has integrated some of the horror modules from the seminal campaigns of Ravenloft.

Right now I’m working on the next chapter, The Frost Giant’s Fury, and browsing thru what’s available in my Kindle Unlimited membership, I found two other volumes, they’re not directly follows my current read, that would be Evil at Baldur’s Gate and A Darkened Wish.

But I see no problem in reading first Infernal Tides and At the Spine of the World, and then going back to the previous volumes.

In between these amazing graphic novels, I’ll tackle the fourth book of the cataclysmic event known as The Sundering , with Richard Lee Byers’ The Reaver, we follow Anton Marivaldi’s incursions with some unsavory characters, that could have world-changing consequences.

The main for the weekend is to overtake my worst year of reading, I need only 1,602 in the next 13 day. It has become quite the superstitious tradition that if by the first 50 days of reading, if I haven’t reach said milestone, the itch starts to get a hold off me.

With that in mind, Off to read.


Into strange lands

As another adventure starts alongside the heroic Drow Drizzt Do’Urden, with the thirty third book of this amazing saga, Hero, the last book of the Homecoming trilogy, I feel the urge to find some graphic novels to complement the already amazing journey.

Luckily, I found four volumes on my digital library of the classic series of the Forgotten Realms, penned by the legendary Jeff Grub.

Let’s see how the weekend plays out, while a trek alongside this unlikely heroes thru the treacherous lands of the Forgotten Realms, maybe there’s some hoard of gold to be found, or better yet, some pages for my bounty.

Off to read.


Pure and unadulterated crazyness

I have been toying with the idea, for quite sometime, of reaching the first half of the 1,000,000-page goal by March 20, 2023.

This date seem a bit random, but I can assure you it is not. Between this date and my 50th birthday there’s a span of 3,000 days. This would mean, in the fortunate scenario that I do reach the halfway point by then, that my daily total would have to be around 166 pages

But I’m getting ahead of myself, first thing first, there’s the matter of 79,013 pages, and with my self imposed deadline fast approaching, only 263 days away, it’s time to plan out really rigorous my reading schedule.

To keep my spirits high, I’ll be constantly updating my task with a quick post every other day.

Thus it starts, with 79,013 pages and the clock quickly ticking away

Off to read.


11 hours 54 minutes and 22 seconds

As I predicted, achieving the monthly hours quota was a bit far fetched, and with almost twelve hours left, it has become virtually impossible. But, alas, I’ll give it my best shot.

The page count on the other hand, is just about to fall down, there’s only 147 pages left on the monthly quota. Even this close to the goal, I better not get so sure about myself.

To seal the deal, and to close out today’s reading, I’ll tackle the third volume of the Manga series, Dr. STone, a very clever take on a dystopian world filled with petrified people.

Off to read.


14 hours 31 minutes and 39 seconds, with a side order of 516 pages

There are around 52 hours left on the month of June, and there’s still some unfinished business with my projections.

The first part of the very long title of this post, the 14 hours and change thingy, will probably the most challenging one. I have a shoot if by tomorrow the clock strikes 12 hours or less, maybe there’s the possibility of squeezing 6 hours each day, a long shot, but not impossible.

The second bit of the unnecessarily long title, the one with the 500 pages, is the most realistic challenge to achieve. As things go on these evening’s reading, I’ll probably start tomorrow with around 300 pages left, for two days of reading it should be another normal couple of days.

Off to read, that the clock is not ticking away.


A little update on my “triple week”

The goal for this week is to read three times the weekly quota, that’s 3,738 pages for the whole week.

Well into Thursday, I have a total of 563 pages, a bit under the pace for reaching the quota once.

But fear not, with the looming weekend ahead of me, there’s still a small chance to get this done. For today there’s around 700 pages left to read.

Wish me luck.

Off to read.


Results of the 1,500-page weekend

Not the way I was wishing to start of my fifteen year of reading, but the important thing is, that all in all, there was chocolate cake.

This weekend, my very ambitious plan, was to try and do two things, read a total of 1,500 pages, as per the title above, and possibly one of those day could be a 1,000-page day, well, neither of those things happened.

My total was 491 pages, being Sunday the best day with a total of 316 pages. This result does not dent my enthusiasm to tackle the next challenge, which start today, read 3 times the minimal weekly amount of projected pages. This means that, starting today, and finishing on Sunday, I’ll try to read a total of 3,738 pages, quite the chunk of change.

To help me along this gargantuan task, I´ll read some of the graphic novel that where part of my birthday bounty. I’m particularly excited to read Polvo by Antonio Malpica, at a quick glance, it looks right up the alley of the fantastic movie The City of Lost Children directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

Off to read.


Day One Results: 1,500-page Weekend

Not the best outing for the first day of the first challenge of the year.

Finish with 142 of the 1,500 pages, although this wasn’t quite result , I did enjoyed some breathtaking illustrations by Alan Lee, personally, he has shaped the vision I have of Middle-Earth, more than anything else, this include the movies, which I love.

For today’s menu, a couple of Red Sonja’s graphic novels, and two volumes of Jim Butcher’s comic book adaptation of his famous series The Dresden Files, and obviously keep on reading The Fall of Gondolin

Off to read


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