(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.

azr.

(Y-12) Back for more

I have been away for more than 2 weeks, crazy busy with my day to day life.

Reading was put aside for some days in order to get things done.

But now, I am back in the saddle, and eager to gain some ground.

I am doing a Star Wars run, that started on May the 4th, and it will culminate on may 25, which marks the 43th anniversary of the release of Episode IV .

The tally has been a couple of graphic novels about The Clones Wars.

Just about to finish A New Dawn, the first novel of the new Canon, and directly linked to the amazing animated show Rebels.

Also, I’ll try to read to read the history about Captain Phasma, this of course over the weekend

Tomorrow I’ll do a complete update on my numbers, the only thing I can say is that I am over 28,000 pages an still have about 143 days left of reading for this year.

For now, I am off to read.

azr

(Y-12) May the 4th be with you

Happy Star Wars Day!!!

As you may know I am a huge fan of the Star Wars universe, and around this time each year, I like to go back to a galaxy far, far away.

For this year I’ll try something new, I will start today my Star Wars reading marathon, and it will end on May 25th, which marks the date A New Hope was released back in 1977.

I started this morning with John Jackson Miller’s book A New Dawn, focusing on rogue Jedi Kanan and the staring point of the new canon in the universe of Star Wars books.

Also, some graphic novels from the non-canon, and now dubbed Legends storyline of Star Wars, stories from the Clone Wars era.

Right now I am about half-way thru watching Rogue One, and in all honesty, it is my favorite movie from the more recent releases.

I hope everyone is safe and healthy.

For now, I am off to a galaxy far, far away.

Hope to see you soon

azr.

(Y-12) Deus Brânquia and back to Genabackis

Hope everyone is safe and healthy.

It has been a really slow week, at least for my reading, because I have been crazy busy.

So let me just jump into what have I been reading, and some of my numbers.

I have 26,871 of total pages for this year, that’s 3,129 to reach my next goal, and 14,794 pages to reach my ultimate goal for the year,  41,665 pages of total reading.

The other number I would like to point out is that I have finished 16 books in this year of reading, still have another 33 to reach my total of 49 books, which, is a recurrent goal for each and every year.

The last thing concerning my numbers is that I am 34 days ahead of my reading schedule, and if this pace holds out, this would be my best year of reading.

Now back to what I am reading.

Just finished the novelization of the academy award-winning movie, The Shape of Water, and I must say that I loved the movie and the book just takes it up a notch, the characters, especially the Amazonian Deity, are more rounded, and you can peak into their motivations and fears.

I highly recommend it.

Right now, I will start reading the fifth book of the Malazan Book of Fallen, Midnight Tides, it is a whopper of a book in a whopper of a series.

Midnight Tides

Also, I’ll start to read a comic book series of one of the newest additions to the Star Wars universe, Captain Phasma, in which, we follow her footsteps just as the menacing Star-Killer base is falling to pieces.

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Stay safe.

Stay healthy.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

 

 

(Y-12) Between X-Men and Bounty Hunters

I start my first day of reading, this with the sole purpose of reaching 30,000

Besides reading Dragons of Spring Dawning, I started reading a new series from a galaxy far, far away, Bounty Hunters.

To tell the true, I have been waiting to premiere, right now it has two issues, and I purchased the first one.

By the cover alone it looks pretty cool.

The other thing I am currently reading is some compilations of the X-men, I started with the Blue collection on volume 0, this has some issues from the mid 90s.

Let’s see how many pages I can pile up today, on this the first day of 25 of self isolation.

Stay safe, and healthy.

I am off to read.

azr.

(Y-12) There is always a first time for everything

Right now I will be closing down my day with a bit of reading.

More specifically with a couple of great adventures.

Yesterday, late at night, I finished the fourth book of the amazing series The New Jedi Order, set 25 years after Episode IV, A New Hope.

With a new threat coming from outside the knowed galaxies, the New Republic must rallie to put a stop to the relentless Yuuzhan Vong.

We finally see the reappearance of our favorite scoundrel, Han Solo, who has been laying low after the tragedy in Serndipal, were he losses his partner in crime, Chewbacca.

But with this warriors cast wrecking havoc on the galaxy, Han must put his mourning aside, and fight once again for the faith of the galaxy.

Let’s see what’s in store in the fifth book of the series, Agents of Chaos-Jedi Eclipse.

The other adventure is an amazing graphic by José Luis Pescador, La caída de Tenochtitlan.

In which the everyday life inside the Aztec empire is beautifully depicted, and how the winds of war came rushing in to take down the gem that was the beautiful city of Tenochtitlan, the heart of the Aztec power.

This graphic is only available in Spanish, but I highly recommend that you learn the language in order to enjoy this amazing piece of art.

In other news, and for the first time in all of the twelve years I have been keeping track of my reading, I am on schedule, in fact, I am a bit ahead.

And to celebrate, I will read some more.

azr.

(Y-12) Aiming for the first 10,000 pages

I am getting really close to the first 10,000 pages of these twelve year of reading.

Currently, I have a total of 9,280 pages, and my plan is to reach the coveted 10,000 by this weekend, which is perfect because I’ll combine some reading with the second round of the NFL playoffs.

Also, I’ll close the extension of my Star Wars month-long marathon, which started on December, this with some graphic novels, and two novels from The New Jedi Order series.

After closing this amazing marathon of one of my favorite universes, I’ll officially start my new reading mode.

Read whatever the fuck pops into my head.

No one genre or series.

A panoply of choices.

I wonder what I’ll read next.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

(Y-12) Happy New Year

Happy New Year, from us in Lost in a Million Pages, and we sincerely hope that this upcoming year will kick ass in all your endeavors.

I had an amazing 2019, as always it was full of ups and downs, but in general terms, it was a pretty amazing, and full of growth.

In the case of this blog, I saw an amazing increase in my followers and visits to the site.

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As you can see, we had 2,380 hits this year, which is a 124% growth from the previous year, and for 2020 I have amazing new plans, and hopefully, you will enjoy the crazy new ideas that I have in store.

One of the greatest surprises for me was the new countries from which they visit my blog, places like Indonesia or India, never in my wildest dreams would we have imagined this, and we are more than thrilled.

Now let us talk about some of my numbers.

The month of December was dedicated solely to celebrating the last movie of the Skywalker Saga, The Rise of Skywalker, with that in mind, I just read some stories of the original Expanded Universe of Star Wars, and some new stories that made up the new canon of this beloved universe.

I must say that it was a really productive month, I registered 4,341 pages, this over 2 books, 17 graphic novels, and 8 comics.

And with that my total for this, the twelve years of reading, to 8,292 pages.

My immediate plans are to finish two books from the series The New Jedi Order; Agents of Chaos, and the graphic novel Epic Collection: The Rise of the Sith.

With this, I’ll be alternating between some epic sagas like The Malazan Book of the Fallen and The Legend of Drizzt, with some of the stories of the Star Wars Expanded universe, mixed in with some Cormac Mccarthy, Alan Moore, and Brian Catling.

In lamest terms, I do not have a specific genre I will be focusing on this upcoming year.

My focus is on closing the gap between my reading schedule for (Y-12), from which I am behind 9 days, and achieving the first 500,000 pages goal, that has a deadline for March 20, 2023, and with my current calculations, I have a tentative achieving date of March 23, 2028, need to reduce those five years.

 With a whole new year ahead of me and lots of plans buzzing around in my head, I foresee an amazing year full of new achievements, and new challenges to tackle.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

(Y-12) Weekly report, December 22 to 29

Another great week of reading, I still have some days left on my winter break, I get back to my normal routine on January 13.

With that in mind, I am aiming to get to 11,000 registered pages before that date.

Right now I’ll work on two stories from my Star Wars Marathon, the New Jedi Order book, and the graphic novel The Rise of Sith.

Off to read.

azr.

(Y-12) Days filled with reading

This winter break has been an amazing one.

I have passed the 3,500 pages mark, and with 5 days to go, I know the 7,130 goal will not be, but I will be close to 5,000 pages, and it will be my best month recorded since I started keeping my records.

Right now the Star Wars marathon is still in effect, just finished the third book of The New Jedi Order, a series compiled of 19 books, and I will start the fourth book, Agents of Chaos I-Hero’s Trial, and the return of captain Solo, this after tragedy struck on the first book.

Also, I am reading the adventures of an Imperial operative during the rebellion era.

And just finished Darth Vader and the Ghost Prison, in which the Dark Lord of the Sith investigates a plot to eliminate Emperor Palpatine, and has to go looking for the legendary Ghost Prison, a facility for extremely dangerous criminals that the Jedi Order secretly created.

This month has been really productive, and if my estimation is accurate, I should pass my worst year of reading, which was a little over 8,000 pages, really soon.

For now, I am off to read.

azr.

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