(Y-11) The end.

Just a quick update.

Yesterday marks the end of the 40-day streak or reading 146 or more pages a day.

My total was 61 pages.

I finished the fourth volume of Bloodshot and started reading the first volume of J.H. Williams III Batwoman, Hydrology, beautiful book.

I’ll try to pick it up again, but it was almost impossible to read at all yesterday.

Hopefully, this weekend will get right back on track.

Back to it.

azr.

(Y-11) A Quick one

Just a quick update of my reading.

The streak is still alive, my total for yesterday was 164 pages, and now, I have read 146 or more pages for 40 straight days.

I didn’t finish anything new, but I had some headway on two things.

First up the fourth volume Bloodshot, where the action continues now pushed forward by the talent of Christos Gage.

On my trek thru the Malazan empire, I reached page 332, I have plans to ride out the night reading it.

And I’ll better get back to reading.

Tick, Tock the clock goes.

azr.

(Y-11) In desperate need of a rhythm

Yesterday was another good day of reading, my total was 164 pages, but because I haven’t had a powerful reading spurt I am still 15 days behind schedule, as you can see by my daily total, I haven’t fallen behind anymore, but I cannot get that gap to reduce.

But I know that this consistency will help me in the long run.

So, yesterday I finished the fourth volume of the fabulous X-O Manowar, Homecoming, Robert Venditti is just built to write this type of stories, and as the end of the volume hints, it is all out war for Aric.

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Here is the infographic sheet from Bookly, I grow more fond of this app every day.

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On the book front, I had a decent amount of headway, 21 pages, and I am currently on page 313.

Almost on the halfway point, and trying to figure out how to get on the read pile by the end of the weekend, yes, now I am not so set on Saturday, by the end of the weekend will be fine.

With yesterday’s reading my total went up to 10,773 pages for the year, the thing that gives me some comfort is that I have surpassed my worst year of reading, which was year number four with a total of 8,730 pages, by more than 2,000 pages.

And there are still 277 days to go.

Also, I struck gold yesterday while perusing on the catalog of Kindle Unlimited, in one of those insomniac trances I usually get and found several volumes of Batwoman, Swamp Thing, Preacher and many other graphic novels I have been planning to read.

So, score.

With this new find, I think the next volume to read will be the Bloodshot.

Followed by two volumes of Batwoman, written by Haden Blackman in cahoots with J.H. Williams III, who also beautifully illustrated this terrific run.

Back to it.

azr.

 

 

(Y-11) Just Barely got there.

Yesterday was a lazy day, well at least compared on how I have been reading for the past month.

My total of pages was just barely got past my minimum for the day, which if you recall is 146 pages, well, yesterday’s total was 147 pages, getting it done by the skin of my teeth.

This is talks to its fantastic conclusion of Valiant Comics series Shadowman, in its fourth volume and written by incomparable Peter Milligan.

It goes out with a bang, and it opens up to the next chapter, Shadowman: End of Times, which I am planning to read really soon.

Here is the infographic sheet generated with Bookly.

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And just for the fun of it an alternate cover by one of my favorite artists, Ben Templesmith, famous for the series 30 days of night and he’s how creator-owned series Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse.

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On the book front, yesterday was just pathetic, only a couple of pages, but I still stand by the idea of finishing it by next Saturday, how am I going to do it remains to be seen.

Caffeine, don’t fail me now.

The other thing I have started working on is my reading schedule for the 24in48 readathon, I try to make each of my reading session focused on one particular theme, for example, I am planning on finishing the Scott Pilgrim series, so one of the reading session will be devoted to that, it only adds to the fun.

Also, I have been reaching out to make one of my reading session a collective one. Still, some of the details have to be refined, but I expect to make a memorable event out of it.

I’ll keep you post it about any new developments, and of my other two events happening in March.

For now, I’ll get back to the Malazan campaign which I have neglected so badly.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-11) The seed is planted.

Yesterday’s reading was up to par.

My total for the day was 171 pages, and that brings up my total for the year to 10,484 pages.

I have kept the momentum flowing, and my streak is nearing 40 days with 146 or more pages read per day.

The only book that I finished yesterday was the third volume of Shadowman, this particular volume focuses more on short stories, but it is still, in my humble opinion, the best title of Valiant Comics.

In the book front, I could not reach my goal for the day, yet again, I am currently on page 292, but I’ll strive to finish it by the weekend.

And one last thing, I am really excited because this year marks the 25th anniversary of the publication of the first story of my all-time favorite comic book character, Hellboy.

I plan to commemorate such a joyous occasion, more information on my plans coming really soon.

The other thing related to Hellboy is that this month a new collection of his extraordinary adventures has begun to hit the shelves in Mexico.

Of course, starting with the now classic Seed of Destruction.

I’ll keep my eyes peeled for the next volumes.

But for now, I’ll get back to reading and planning the themes for each of my reading sessions of the 24in48 readathon.

Good Night

azr.

(Y-11) The First 10,000 pages

I am so excited that I finally reach the first milestone of my eleventh year of this project.

It was the fastest of all of the years that I have been keeping track of, remember I started this personal quest back on 2008.

In took me 84 days to reach it, and 2 books, 36 comic books, and 40 graphic novels to sum-up that number of pages.

Now my entire focus is to reach the first 250,000 pages, which is currently under 6,000 pages to go.

Well, yesterday’s reading was another success, 191 total pages, and I finished the third volume of Archer & Armstrong form the Valiant Comics Universe.

It just keeps on getting better and better.

Here are the stats from Bookly.

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On the book front, I reached page 252, that is past 1/3 of the total length of the books, and with this goal achieved, I am now focusing on giving priority to finishing this amazing chapter of the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

With that in mind, I set a due date, it is next Saturday, January 12.

That is 56 pages a day, no excuses and no other reading before I reach that daily number, I know it sounds pretty strict, but I love to put that sort of pressure on myself.

After finishing this second book, I am contemplating getting into the next chapter of one of my favorite character in fantasy, Drizzt Do’Urden.

The next four books, Gauntlgrym, Neverwinter, Charon’s Claw, and The Last Threshold.

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And one graphic novel, Neverwinter Tales, comprise the storyline known as The Neverwinter Saga.

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This will be an interlude because after finishing this saga of the rogue Drow, I’ll jump right back into The Malazan Book of the Fallen, and the pound thru every book left.

Well, now I’ll get back to reading, celebrating my huge achievement and hopefully watching the Indianapolis Colts move on to the next round of the NFL playoffs.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-11) Just one small breath.

Yesterday was yet another fantastic day of reading.

On top of finishing The End of the Fxxxing World, I also read the second volume of the terrific series Archer & Armstrong, part of the Valiant Comics Universe.

This gave me a total of 360 pages for the day, and with this, I kept the reading streak alive, one day at a time.

On the book front, I made some headway, 12 pages, currently on page 234, I know, not ideal, but I’ll take it.

Now to talk about my total for the year and how close I am to the first significant milestone, the coveted 10,000 pages.

Well, the total up until this moment is 9,998.

Just one small step and I’ll reach it.

To close out the night, I’ll finish the third volume of Archer & Armstrong and keep on wandering thru the Malaz Empire.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-11) From yesterday’s reading

Here are two more of the infographic sheets generated with Bookly.

These two graphic novels that I finished yesterday were are a real treat.

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Later today I’ll post my result of yesterday’s reading, including the near brush with a significant milestone.

Right now my attention is focused on safely trekking thru the Holy Desert of Raraku.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-11) Two out of Two

All streaks begin with two straight days of achieving something, at first glance, it might not seem as much, but it is the humble start of something more significant.

A 365-day reading streak always begins with two days on a row, and for me that is the end game, to read at least 146 pages daily for 365 days, one day after another.

I know it is quite ambitious, but I do love a good challenge.

So, I’ll take it just like now, one day at a time.

And on that note, I should say that yesterday’s total was 165 pages and I have reached 9,650 pages for this eleventh year of reading, this is, of course, thanks to the fact that I finished the first volume of Transmetropolitan and had a bit of headway with Deathhouse Gates.

Currently on page 228, and with plans to close out the night with this terrific book.

And for this third day of 2019, I am glad to say that the 146 pages mark has already been surpassed, mainly thanks to quick and ferocious read that is The End of the Fxxxing World, the acclaimed graphic novel by Charles Forsman, that was adapted to a mini-series on Netflix.

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Simple in its framing, it explores some deep and dark pathways of the human condition, a must for any graphic novel lover.

The next two graphic novels on my queue are volumes two and three of Archer & Armstrong, part of the Valiant Comics Universe that I pretend to transverse the coming months, this particular series, along with Eternal Warrior, is one of my favorites of all of the Valiant comics line.

Let’s see how these two volumes hold-up.

With this steady pace of reading and the fact that I have quite a bit of material available to read, I do see myself breaking thru the 10,000-page mark before this weekend ends.

There are only 350 pages in my way and three days to do it.

Let’s get cracking.

azr.

P.S.

I haven’t put up a numbers recap in a while, so, here you go.

  • Total pages for (Y-11) : 9,650 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve first milestone (10,000 pages): 350 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve the main goal of the year (53,000 pages): 43,350 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the second-best year of reading (32,001 pages): 22,351 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the best year of reading (47,705 pages): 38,055 pages.

Now back to chasing those pages.

 

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