(Y-11) the state of things

I woke up to a beautiful cloudy morning over my precious desert.

The perfect day to curl up and read.

And to top it off, it is Batman Day, the Dark Knight is celebrating 80 years.

I will be reading a couple of alternates stories in commemoration.

Now I would like to talk about my numbers and the almost end of this year of reading.

Right now, I have 22 days left on this eleventh year of reading, and my total is 43,617 pages.

That means that I am 4,089 pages away from reaching my best year of reading, and 9,383 pages to reach my ultimate goal for this year, which is 53,000 pages.

It is a monumental task, but I’ll try to get as close as possible and enjoy every second of it.

On a positive note, I have surpassed the original goal for reading that I assign to each year way back when I started keeping track of my reading, this original number is 43,500, and it was calculated thinking of reaching 1,000,000 pages by the time I turned 50, thus, I needed 43,500 pages each year, this is the second time I reach this number.

Now, I am off to read.


(Y-11) the uphill battle

I decided to stop whining and get my act together.

This means going after those elusive 9,000 pages.

A monumental task, but who said that I put this goal in front of me just because it was easy.

So, from now on, every spare moment will be dedicated to getting those pages.

I’ll start, while a tuck in my kids, by reading some more of those number one issues of comic books lurking around my digital Comixology library.

To start, I’ll read Boom Studios Poe.

Let’s see how it is, and possibly read the whole series.

Off to read.


(Y-11) The uncertainty of things

As I realize all of the endeavors ahead of me, I have come to the conclusion that maybe it is in my best interest to put this project in second priority.

For what concerns this reading year, the eleventh, which has a mere 29 days left in it, I’ll try to keep track of what I can squeeze in.

Right now my total is 43,485, some 4,220 pages left to reach my best year and 9,515 to reach my goal.

Both, things I have a certainty that I can not achieve.

For the twelve years, I’ll find a simpler way to put down what I read, which I can almost be certain it will be my lowest one yet.

Also, no side projects, that means no old school Monday, no mindful reading, and no caffeine pilgrimage.

I have high hopes for the thirteen years, but I’ll play by ear.

See you soon.


(Y-11) Second day of mindful reading

Yesterday’s reading was once again decent, from the three sessions of the mindful reading, I could only do the one in the morning.

49 minutes well spent in the holy desert of Raraku, watching how a holy war is brewing.

I hope to this long weekend, in Mexico we celebrate our independence on the 16th of September, have my three sessions and more.

Because with one month to go in my year of reading, I need all the time possible to reach my goals.

Off to read.


(Y-11) first day of mindful reading

You do not realize how hard it to find time to read until you actually try to do it.

Yesterday was a fairly successful one, I could do the morning session and the afternoon session, but the one at night, I just succumb to sleep.

Let’s see how this day fairs.

Off to read


(Y-11) 32 days…mindful reading

As I approach the end of this year of reading, which has been beyond amazing, I start to get itchy about my total pages,and how close I got to my goal.

Right now, I have a total of 43,093 pages, that is 4,612 to go in order for this year to be my best one yet, and 9,907 to my ultimate goal.

This got me thinking, some people have work-out routines in which they release some of the stress of the day, and as a bonus keep themselves healthy.

So, with that in mind, I will start a “reading as meditation” routine, some mindful reading if you will, it will be three sessions along the day, 49 minutes in the morning, 21 minutes in the afternoon and another 49 minutes at night.

This will be drop everything, relax, and enjoy a great read, and by the end of the day I will have read for a couple of hours and released some stress.

I will, as much of the things I do with anything related to reading, share my daily experience.

I am glad to say that I will have some great company for this new routine, my good friend Edwin from the blog Lo Que Leemos will be joining, and will be keeping track of the experience.

We will start with a week and take it from there.

And if you what to join, you are more than welcome.

Now, off to read.


(Y-11) 34 days…before the day ends.

Just a quick recap of things.

I’m holding on my reading streak in the Bookly app.

As I said on a earlier post, my minimal number of continuous days of reading at 1095, which is 3 years.

On my other goal, my progress is getting some really good push.

I am aiming to being over 600 pages by tomorrow’s evening.

And on that note I am off to read.


(Y-11) Old School Monday…Batman (1940-2011) # 1

Hello, and welcome to another old school Monday.

First of all, sorry for last week, I had some technical problems, but I am back and hopefully it will not happen again.

So, for this week, I go back to one of my all-time favorite characters, the Dark Knight himself, and the first issue of his own book.

It covers, in a really brief moment, Batman’s origin, you know, the whole crime alley thing, and the death parents.

This issue also features the first appearances of two of the most iconic counterparts of Batman, The Joker and Catwoman,back then she was only known as The Cat.

With this we finally get to see some supervillains in action.

For me, this book marks the beginning of one of the most amazing characters ever created, and after 80 years of adventures, it is refreshing to see where it all started.

As a bonus, we also get to see one of the recurrent villains that is still present till this day, Hugo Strange.

As I said, this book is full action from page one.

Now, I’ll get back to it, if you have any suggestions of what I should read for old school Monday, just leave a comment, but remember, they must be pre-1981.

Off to read, and to feel anxious about my total page count.


(Y-11) 37 days…scheming, as always

I have been disconnected from my writing, and even more so from my reading.

As you can see I have little over a month to read about 10,000 pages, is in order to reach my ultimate goal for the year.

With that in mind, I’ll return to use Bookly, it has always been a booster and a great motivator.

So, today, I’ll continue with a reading streak that I hope it will extend at least for 1,000 days.

And while, I’m at it, read those pages.

Off to read.


(Y-11) 100th season of the NFL

Today kicks off the 100th season of the NFL.

As I remember how long it has been part of my life, I realized that it is been year 32 , almost 1/3 of it’s existence.

As I sit here wondering how my team, the Indianapolis Colts, will fair this season, I will enjoy the classic rivalry between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.

It is Mr. Rodgers magic versus the defensive might of Khalil Mack.

What and amazing season we have ahead of us.

Off to see football, then to read.


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