13 years ago

13 years ago I was sitting on our multifunctional table, which at the time function has everything from eating to plotting the future, it was there were this project first came to being.

Now, 4,745 days later I can account for many joyful things both big and small, so many little precious moments that have made this and incredible ride.

That journey is now approaching a new stage, and I am more than excited to see what it brings.

Right now, my total is 369,456 pages. All my efforts are focused on the 241 days left on the current year of reading. Hopefully, I’ll reach the goal of 64,492 pages for this year, my current total is 19,320 pages, and light the way for the next 9 years.

The golden prize of 1,000,000 pages is on the horizon, so buckle up, for it’s going to be one hell of a journey.

Off to read.


Back in time for Spooktober

After almost a month of digital detox, I’m back just in time to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, Spooktober.

I have a lot of reading to make-up for, and what better way to reignite this reading engine than some spooky stories.

To keep with the science fiction theme of the year, I’ll start this month’s festivities with one of my favorite franchises, Aliens.

I have been saving this 6 volumes for over a year, this are compilations of some of Dark Horse comics classic stories, I love this kind of edition, because you get some nice variety of stories and amazing artwork.

I start this month with a great reading challenge ahead of me. The total so far for this year is 18,071 pages, around 2,000 pages under my projected total.

That gives me a total of 8,099 pages, this including the 5,000 pages of this month, in order to get back on track.

Although I do not expect to tackle this gargantuan task in one month, my intentions is to at least knock off 1,000 pages from what has accumulated from the pass two months, which have been underwhelming, to say the least.

Now to get to that next milestone for the year, and the bottle of wine that accompanies it.

Off to read.


Year 12

Although my year of reading ends on Sunday, I will take these few days to regroup, to plan out the future of the upcoming years, and most of all recharge for the tasks ahead.

I’ll do some light reading, but I highly doubt that I will sum-up any considerable amount of pages to make this my best year or the second best.

I am really content with my total of this year.

For now, I am off.


(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 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.


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(Y-12) Quarantined Days, Update 1

Yesterday was great, this in part of my beautiful insomnia kicking in.

My total was 204 pages, which brings my total to read to 8,029 pages.

My reading consisted of a little of the next chapter of The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Midnight Tides, about 11 pages.

I finished the second volume of Jason Aaron’s  Vertigo comics series Scalped, Casino Boogie.

casino boogie

Also, and a really pleasant find on my Kindle Unlimited subscription, I read the first four issues of the Dark Horse comics series Aliens: Defiance, written by one of my favorites comic book writer, Brian Wood, which also has DMZ and Northlanders available to read for free with the subscription, and already on my TBR pile.

For now, I am off to read.


(Y-12) Quarantined day, or, how I’m trying to reach 40,000 pages

We have been extra careful with all the COVID-19 stuff, and this has meant that we have only gone out for really essential stuff like groceries, doctor’s appointments, or things we cannot do over the internet.

This means a lot of downtime for reading.

The situation in Mexico has not yet reached its peak point, so we have to keep on taking the same preoccupations, which according to the Secretary of Health it will probably be at the end of June, which means a summer spent behind closed doors, and on the backyard.

With this in mind, I have taken upon myself to reach 40,000 pages by the end of July.

Right now I am still 8,233 net pages away from doing it, here is an explanation on the meaning of net pages, and I plan to make daily updates of what I am reading and the total amount that I have chipped off my next challenge.

For now, I am off to read.


(Y-12) two new milestones, for real this time

I have finally reached two major milestones, the first was reaching 300,000 pages of the 1,000,000 pages that comprise my crazy little project, which started back in 2008.

The book that put me thru this remarkable goal was The Walking Dead Vol. 9, a series that I started reading back in 2007, and read from volume 1 to 7.

Right now there are more than 30 volumes.

The culprit of my 300,000 pages

Also, I reached 20,000 pages of this year of reading, this 25 days ahead of schedule.

Consequently, it was the tenth volume of The Walking Dead that helped me cross the 20,000-page mark.

The culprit of my 20,000 pages of this year

The next immediate goal is to pass the halfway mark of this year of reading, which is 20,833 pages, just 775 more to go.

Also, make this year my best one yet, for that to happen, I still have 27,832 pages ahead of me.

For this week of reading, I have lined-up some really of my favorite series.

Starting with the world created by David Petersen, Mouse Guard, with three collections that I found on Kindle Unlimited, also, the second comic book series of The Witcher, Fox Children, still haven’t read the last three numbers.

And lastly, try to finish by Thursday night the second volume of Dragonlance Chronicles, Dragons of Winter Night, I have fallen a little behind, but nothing I cannot make up for.

For now, I am off to read.


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