First 300-page day

I started this week with a really slow pace, just 61 pages on the first two days, but yesterday changed that.

My total was a whopping 379 pages, making it the first one of the year, and a much needed breath of fresh air.

My strategy to get out of reading slumps is easy, comic-books. They are faster to read, and help you get some momentum going.

There was a small pile of Star Wars comic books, left from my readathon back on May, just sitting there, eager to be read.

I must say the Charles Soule’s run of Darth Vader is simply amazing, it surpassed my expectations by light years.

Today my plan is to get back on track with this week’s book, A Forest of Stars, I am painfully behind schedule.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: June 14,2021

The first week of this new year it’s officially done, that nervous energy it has been transformed into purpose.

Now, I almost hit both weekly goals, the first, read 1,246 pages,my total was 1,039 pages, just 207 pages shy of it, these are going to be distributed along the seven days of this new week.

The second goal, I hit it out of the park, finish the first book of the year, Hidden Empire, the first volume of the Saga of the Seven Suns, an amazing beginning to this science fiction saga.

For this week, as it will be for the next 50 weeks of this year of reading, I have two very specific goals, read this week’s book, the second volume of the Saga of Seven Suns, A Forest of Stars.

And secondly, I must read this week’s page quota, plus what was left over from last week, that will give 1,453 pages for this week.

Concerning the broader picture of my progress toward those mythical 1,000,000 pages, my next update will be on June 25, this with some pictures of my new beautiful black paged bullet journal.

Off to read.

azr.

Just about

I am about to close out the first week of this new year of reading, and it is of grave importance that this will set the tone for the remaining 51 weeks.

As the title states, I am just about to achieve this, on the total page count I just reach 1,000 net pages, that leaves 246 to read, and the entirety of this scorching hot Sunday.

As with the first book of the year, Hidden Empire, I have only 28 pages left to go. I am really confident that the first of 52 weeks of books will be checked off with some running room left to jump into the second book of Saga of the Seven Suns, A Forest of Stars.

Off to read.

azr.

Rushing

As the long standing tradition at the beginning of my reading year dictates, I have fallen behind my schedule, in both my total pages and this week’s book.

Nothing completely catastrophic, but none the less I’m rushing to rectify the situation.

For the upcoming years, being the total for each one so challenging , I have decided to focus on getting the total for each week done by Sunday night, if I don’t do this it starts snow balling and what little control I have goes out the window.

To start this year my daily total must be 178 pages, that would mean that each week I should finish with 1,246 pages by the end of each Sunday, and every 10 weeks, I recalculate my total for each day and adjust accordingly, hopefully it will start to go down.

Getting back to me falling behind, right now I am 205 pages behind schedule for my weekly total, and 30 pages for this weeks book.

So the first thing is to brew some coffee, chip away those 30 pages of the book, it won’t be hard because Hidden Empire has been fucking amazing, and try to squeeze in some pages from the first volume of DC comics 52.

Off to read.

azr.

52 in 52, the second attempt

With this new and blossoming year comes the idea to try and tackle a task that has eluded me in the past, to read a book for each of the 52 weeks of my reading year.

So, what better time than the present, although I don’t have the full list of reading for this year, and let’s remember it’s focused on Science Fiction books, I can at least put down the first 11 books in reading order.

  1. Hidden Empire ( Kevin J. Anderson)
  2. A Forest of Stars ( Kevin J. Anderson)
  3. Horizons Storms ( Kevin J. Anderson)
  4. Scattered Suns ( Kevin J. Anderson)
  5. Of Fire and Night ( Kevin J. Anderson)
  6. Metal Swarm ( Kevin J. Anderson)
  7. The Ashes of Worlds ( Kevin J. Anderson)
  8. Exhalación (Ted Chiang)
  9. The Fifth Season ( N.K. Jemisin)
  10. The Obelisk Gate   ( N.K. Jemisin)
  11. The Stone Sky   ( N.K. Jemisin)

Any recommendations will be more than welcome, for now I’ll keep on working on the 63 daily pages to finish The Hidden Empire by Sunday.

Off to read.

azr.

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