(Y-12) Keep on reading

Hope everyone is safe and healthy.

We still have 21 days left of the mandatory quarantine, as off today the last day would be April 30, the only thing that we can do is go out to purchase essentials things like groceries and medicine, a strict curfew has yet to be enforced.

But as the thing is shaping up here in Mexico, we are still in for the long haul.

In this still really bleary situation the only thing left to do, for us who have the immense privilege, is to stay home.

With that in mind, here is how my reading is progressing.

On the book front, there are still 36 books left on this year’s reading list.

I have finished the amazing Malebolge, written by Ruy Feben, and published by what I considered to be one of the best Mexican independent publishing houses.

The book expands over 15 short tales, that for me is like opening doors in a poorly lighted corridor in some madhouse, to find some hellish scene behind each and everyone, it is beautifully executed, and a refreshing read, go and learn Spanish, and purchase it, you won’t regret it.

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The next book on my list, and one I have already started reading it, is the next chapter of the now mythical adventure of the rogue Drow Drizzt Do’Urden.

The Night of the Hunter is the first book on the Trilogy Companion Codex and book number 28 on The Legend of Drizzt saga, and it finds the Companions of the Hall walking ancient familiars paths, while in an ancient Dwarven city trouble is brewing in the worst possible way.

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On the graphic novel/comic book front, I finished two amazing stories.

First off, and much to my surprise, was a crossover between the famous Spider-Man villain Venom and the Children of Atom, the X-men.

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In Poison X, written by Cullen Bunn, the X-men team up with Eddie Brock to face and interstellar threat, a band of symbiote wearing mercenaries ready to take over the whole universe.

The other graphic novel that I finished, while catching some much-needed sunshine, was the third volume of World of Warcraft, this amazing story-arc was written by the legendary author Walter Simonson.

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The stakes get even higher, and much of the creatures of Azeroth must band together to make front to the impending wave of the undead Lich ready to swallow everything in their path.

To continue with my reading, I finished the Legenderry Red Sonja miniseries, issues 4 and 5, and I’ll continue with the main series, written by Bill Willingham, and another miniseries of Red Sonja, written again by Marc Andreyko.

As you can see, I have been keeping busy.

Now I would like to talk about some of my numbers.

In my quest to reach 30,000 for this of reading I still have 5,796 net pages left, and I have a registered total of 24,240 pages for this twelve year of reading.

I am also 32 days ahead of schedule for this year of reading.

On the bigger picture, my projected date for reaching the 500,000-page mark is August 30, 2027, that is 4 days better than the last time.

My projected date to reach my ultimate goal, 1,000,000 pages is now July 20, 2046.

That means that I am 5,528 days behind schedule and by the time I reach this coveted number I would be 65 years, 1 month, and 15 days old.

There is still a lot of work to do.

But with each passing day, I gain a bit of ground.

For now, I am off to read.

Stay Safe.

Stay Healthy.

azr.

 

(Y-12) results of my week long readathon

This passed week was spent participating in the first Bookly readathon, you could either read for 20 hours or read 2020 pages.

I chose the latter.

It was a pretty productive, even though I could not reach the goal, I made some really good progress.

The other cool thing is that I finished the fifth book of the thrilling Star Wars series, New Jedi Order, now, all out war with the Yuuzhan Vong, slowly they are starting to gain ground, and a corridor to the Core Planets.

Now, I’ll turn my attention to the reimagining of two of my favorite mythologies, Mexican and Nordic.

I started off with Mr. Bowles book, which is published by Cinco Punto Press, an amazing local book editors of our sister city of El Paso, Texas.

Also, I’ll keep on adventuring on the mythical land of Azeroth, for this occasion I will be reading a trilogy by Richard A. Knaak, The Sunwell Trilogy.

For now, I am off to read, and to prepare a new post of my total progress.

azr.

(Y-11) Right on track (Day 26 of 31)

With less than a week to go on the year, it is safe to say that I will be closing it with really strong.

Yesterday’s total was 224, and I reached 7,584 total pages for the year, just 416 to achieve the new goal for this holiday season set at 8,000 pages.

The gap in my reading schedule has remained steady at 23 days, but I have big plans for the end of January to reduce this drastically.

Let us now talk about yesterday’s reading.

First of all, I finished the second volume of the manga series Warcraft: Legends, this little snippets of such a vast world are pure delight for any fantasy reader, as I said yesterday, not a big gamer, but I do enjoy my daily dose of fantasy.

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Also, I started reading the first volume of Valiant Comics’ Archer & Armstrong, which I like quite a bit, but to be perfectly honest, this was one of the series that least caught my eye with I started looking into this vast comic book universe, it has been a pleasant surprise how good it is.

On the book front, I really do not want to talk about it, just two pages yesterday, currently on page 84.

Well, at least the new animated Spider-Man movie, Into the Spider-Verse, was really good, and I am not the biggest fan of Spidey.

Now back to it, Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-11) let’s keep it rolling (day 16 of 31)

Still holding a perfect record.

16 of 16 days with 146 pages or more of reading.

Yesterday’s total was 163.

I just past page 500 of Gardens of the Moon and getting ready for the final stretch of the book.

Also, I finished the first volume of the manga series Warcraft: Legends.

I plan to start reading a graphic novel called Bedlam and try to make some headway with my book.

Back to reading.

azr.

(Y-11) Let the reading games begin (day 15 of 31)

I sit at the halfway point of my month-long reading session.

And so far, I haven’t missed a beat.

Yesterday’s total was 159 pages.

This thanks to that I finished The third volume of Spawn Origins series, make some headway with The Gardens of the Moon and that I started reading the first volume of Warcraft Legends Manga.

Also, I started planning my reading sessions for the upcoming 24in48 readathon in January 2019.

Tomorrow, I’ll update my numbers and see where I stand, for now, is back to it.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

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