(Y-11) keep it going… on a roll (Day 12 of 31)

Yesterday I was worried because of the lateness of the hour and my lack of reading.

But fortunately I pull through.

This of course was achieved mainly because I found the perfect balance between being caffeinated out of my mind and a bit of insomnia mixed into it.

So, last night I read part of the second volume of Spawn Origins series and finished the last manga of Legend of Zelda published in Spanish, The Four Swords.

And thanks to this my total for the day was 236 pages and 4,680 pages for this the eleventh year of reading.

On the book front, I am on page 430 of 627 of The Gardens of the Moon with plans to finish by Saturday.

I forgot to mention that I finally went to see Fantastic Beasts :The Crimes of Grindelwald.

It was really good, the only problem is that is all over the place, if you are planning to do a series of movies, take it slow, building it up and don’t try to give a lot of information in such an short amount of time, and the other things I was wondering, where the hell are all the wizard’s robes, they do look pretty slick in their 20’s attire, but I did miss those eccentric and colourful robes.

Now back to reading.

azr.

(Y-11) just keep flowing (day 10 of 31)

Yesterday was another good day, this streak just keeps getting momentum.

My total yesterday was 175 pages.

Today, I had a significant advance with Gardens of the Moon, currently on page 403 of 627.

I have the goal to start the second book of the series, Deadhouse Gates, by this weekend.

So, the attack plan for tonight, chip away some pages from Gardens of the Moon and try to finish The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords manga.

Now back to it, for the night is dark and full of reading.

azr.

(Y-11) Another great day of reading (Day 9 of 31)

Yesterday was another great one.

The total, although not the 300 pages I was expecting, was over the minimum average for the day, and honestly, 200 pages are no easy thing to achieve.

The other important thing to mention is that I surpassed the 4,000-page mark.

4,318 to be precise.

This is shaping up to be one great season for my reading.

Today’s plan is pretty straightforward, try to advance with Gardens of, the Moon, currently on page 361 of 627

Read the last number of the fantastic Batman: White Knight.

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And read some of the last manga I have of The Legend of Zelda, The Four Swords.

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Again I am aiming for a 300 page-day, but with a clear purpose of clearing the minimum average for the day and of course have as much fun as possible.

Well now back to reading until it is time to go in and see Fantastic Beast: The Crimes of Grindelwald, yeah I know it has been showing for a while, but I haven’t had the time to go an see it,

Let’s see how it holds up.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

 

(Y-11) Monstruos Day (day 8 of 31)

Yesterday was a sensational day for my reading.

The total for yesterday’s reading session was a whopping 338 pages.

This was thanks to finishing reading the first volume of Spawn Origins, reading the first part of The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass and a bit of headway with Gardens of the Moon, currently on page 351 of 627.

The plan for today is to finish The Phantom Hourglass part of The Legend of Zelda, read some more from the first volume of The Malazan Book of Fallen.

Also, I’ll try start to read the second volume of Spawn Origins, for this one is kind of unique because on this volume there are collected some issues written by three comic book legends, Frank Miller, Alan Moore, and Neil Gaiman, that only makes it extra special.

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My primary goal is to hit the 300-page mark for the three days of the weekend, one down two to go.

So now let’s see how my numbers are.

  • Total pages for (Y-11) : 3,929 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve first milestone (10,000 pages): 6,071 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve the main goal of the year (53,000 pages): 49,071 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the second-best year of reading (32,001 pages): 28,072 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the best year of reading (47,705 pages): 43,776 pages.

I am just a little step to reach 4,000 pages for the year, I can almost savor it.

In other number related news, my total for the entire project is slowly, but surely, growing.

And it is currently at 236,796 pages, just 13,204 pages are between me and that first quarter of a million pages read.

So, in the wake of this new information, and taking into account my crazy personality, my new obsession for this year will be to chip away that those pages left to reach the first 1/4 of my goal.

Naturally, I will integrate this new numbers into my daily countdown.

For now, I’ll get back to reading.

azr.

(Y-11) Still in the flow (Day 5 of 31)

Yesterday was another great of reading, and once again, I hit the page goal.

This time the total was 173 pages, the pace is going up.

This is a great way to start my vacation period with a bang, and hopefully, I will meet my goal by the time January rolls around.

Although I am a little behind schedule, currently I have 3,287 pages, and according to my calculations I should have approximately 7,738 pages at this point of the year, this is of course to reach my coveted 53,000 pages of total reading for this year.

That puts me 32 days behind schedule.

But have no fear for this vacation period will help me shorten the distance.

Now to talk about happier things, yesterday I finished the third volume of Mark Millar’s seminal comic book series, Kick-Ass, what a beautiful, hyperviolent thrill ride this series has been.

If your only frame of reference is the movie, let me tell you, that is the light version of the story, so, go out and buy whatever you can get your hands on of this great series and get ready for a ride not fit for the weak hearted.

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Also, I had a great reading session this morning of the first book of The Malazan Book of the Fallen series, The Garden of Moon, in which I currently stand on page 330 of 627. I plan to read this and the second book of the series, Deadhouse Gates, before the end of the year.

And finally, I am lining up some reading material for the weekend, this of course with the goal of gaining some lost ground and getting ever closer to achieving what I set out to do this year, in my plans of reading for the upcoming weekend I have enlisted the help of a triple threat of fun.

The latest installments, well at least recently published in Spanish, of the Legend of Zelda manga series, The Minish Cap/Phantom Hourglass, and Four Swords, volumes 4 and 5, respectively.

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And to sickly top things off, the first volume of compiled debauchery in its purest form, I am of course talking about the masterpiece written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by the great Steve Dillon.

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This is one of the works of the middle of the ’90s that came and reshaped what the comic book medium could be and what time of stories could be told, not just your run of the mill superheroes stories but something with more depth and to explore human nature from a different perspective.

I should enjoy re-reading this fantastic series.

The few days ahead seem to be destined to be quite thrilling, I shall inform you, tomorrow of course, of my latest shenanigans.

But for today it is back to the salt mines for me.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-10) 1 day…To the sound of rain.

Tomorrow is the last day of this year of reading.

It has been a blast and hopefully I will reach one last milestone to close out the year in style.

Right now, we are hole up in the house because what is left from hurricane Sergio is pouring some rain in our fair city, according to expert by tomorrow morning there is the probability of a couple of inches of total rain.

You might think that amount of rain is insignificant, but for our desert it’s a shit load.

I will take this time to finish reading my last graphic novels and making the final count of my pages.

By tomorrow night I’ll post my final numbers, toast this amazing year goodbye and get ready for what’s next.

Now back to reading.

azr.

(Y-10) 4 days…go with the flow.

I am past the half-way point of The Legend of Zelda: The Oracle of Seasons and the cruel reality of me not achieving my next goal is peaking its ugly head.

I was hoping to finish this year with 32,000 pages, as of now there are 893 pages standing on my way.

I’ll focus on finishing the current Zelda Manga I am reading and hopefully in the few remaining days I can squeeze in some single issues of Project Superpowers and the next volume of Link’s adventure, Majora’s Mask.

And thus reach my coveted total.

Back to reading.

azr.

(Y-10) 6 days…one challenge completed

At the beginning of the year, I challenge myself, thru the reading challenge feature in Goodreads, to read 100 books.

Well, let me tell you that, CHALLENGE COMPLETED.

Challeng 2018 COMPLETED

I registered some books that were tallied in my personal files but not on my Goodreads profile, so with that, I have now officially read 101 books in 2018.

So, I have three more months to add to this already fantastic result, let us see how much more can I read.

And on that note, let’s see how my number are with less than a week to go in this the tenth year of reading.

  • Total pages for (Y-10) : 31,107 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve the primary goal of this year (read more than the two last years combined): 2,627 pages.
  • And lastly, Pages to go to reach my ultimate milestone (best year ever of reading): 16,598 pages.

There is a very long shot to getting those 2,627 pages done, but as I said on the other posts, I aim to get as close to that number as humanly possible.

To start or finish the weekend, I’ll get into the second volume of The Legend of Zelda, The Oracle of Seasons.

The first volume was great fun, let’s see what kind of shenanigans young Link get into this time.

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I’ll keep posting my progress thru this last few days, and hopefully, next Saturday, I’ll be toasting away this great year and welcoming the next one, that will probably proof really challenging, but I’ll get into that later.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

 

 

 

(Y-10) 40 days…tick tock goes the clock

Every time I am edging closer to the zero-hour.

Right now I have a shit load of assignments, and my procrastinating ass has not worked on my daily planner to squeeze some reading time.

So, with that in mind, I have 5,842 pages to reach my goal and 40 days to do it.

That is 147 pages per day.

On my daily planner, I will have to keep track on my progress and try to hit the minimal daily progress each and every day.

My will is there.

I am walking a very fine line, any false movement will throw me off, the plot thickens.

The menu for today: The Wise Man’s Fear (starting on page 348) and The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina Time (beginning on page 34)

Onward then, into the unknown.

azr.

 

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