More adventures in the Forgotten Realms

Going thru my digital reading logs, I came to realize, and to be quite serendipitous, that I didn’t finishing reading the line-wide Forgotten Realms event of cataclysmic proportion, in this case, I do mean literally.

I’m talking about the six-part series if The Sundering, following the events after the destruction of the Tablets of Faith, where Chaos ensues, and reality itself becomes unstable.

Each novel is a stand-alone story, but do contain some Easter Eggs making reference to the other stories. This keep roaming in my mind, because it is mentioned quite a lot during the events off my current book, Hero, being Drizzt one of the heroes in those unsettling days.

I will finish reading this book, and I’ll jump into the three volumes left, The Reaver, The Sentinel, and The Herald, just by seeing the authors in charge of each one it’s a guarantee that this will end with a bang.

Off to read.

azr.

Into strange lands

As another adventure starts alongside the heroic Drow Drizzt Do’Urden, with the thirty third book of this amazing saga, Hero, the last book of the Homecoming trilogy, I feel the urge to find some graphic novels to complement the already amazing journey.

Luckily, I found four volumes on my digital library of the classic series of the Forgotten Realms, penned by the legendary Jeff Grub.

Let’s see how the weekend plays out, while a trek alongside this unlikely heroes thru the treacherous lands of the Forgotten Realms, maybe there’s some hoard of gold to be found, or better yet, some pages for my bounty.

Off to read.

azr.

500,000-page watch: July 8, 2022

With 256 days left for my left imposed deadline, March 20, 2023, I tough that was a good time to see how things are shaping-up for the first 500,00 pages of this journey, and while we are here, give you a quick run down of this year’s numbers so far.

Starting with how things are going in the fifteen year of reading. Well, fortunately, I’m right on track to reach the 64,942. My current total is 5,626, and my average is 181 pages per day, just a little over the daily average needed to achieve this year´s goal.

In addition to the total pages, this year I added a new challenge, read at least 2 hours per day, so far, there are 48 hours tallied since the year started. You can see the run down of my challenges in the image below.

Using the Goals app to give quick track of my progress.

Now for the main concern, right now I still have 77,998 pages left, and according to my projections, I will be arriving to this milestone on January 21, 2025. This date puts me 674 days behind schedule. The challenge now is to read an average of 305 pages, not impossible, but mind you, quite the gargantuan task.

Off to read.

azr.

Numbers: July 4,2022

Just barely made it to post my weekly update on it’s rightful day .

The year progressing quite beautifully, being hitting my mark, and everything is clicking just right. The only thing that needs to catch a better rhythm is my perpetual challenge of reading 52 books on 52 weeks. Just as the fifth week starts, I’m still working on the fourth book of the year, but with a little push, it should be done by tomorrow. But with such a special series, of course I’m talking about the legendary tales of the rogue Drow Drizzt Do’Urden.

The book on the plate right is Maestro, the second book of the Homecoming trilogy, and book number thirty-two of the long-spanning saga popularly known as The Legend of Drizzt, which has all of our favorite heroes, and their nefarious supporting cast, battling with the forces of the Underdark.

As always, Mr. Salvatore doesn’t disappoint, my plan is to finish the trilogy by the weekend, and ponder if I should dive right into the next book, or savior the thrill that the anticipation of reading some more of one of my favorite characters. Much to consider

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 4,919 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, a pretty decent progress for the week, and just a few more steps to reach the 5,000-page mark. Still, the 3,000 plus week, eludes me, but it will fall, eventually, I hope.

My reading schedule, the Achilles heel of the whole shebang, is surprisingly, right on time, this gives me the focus remains in not falling behind, for the meantime,that will suffice.

The mantra for every morning will continue to be:, one step at a time, one page at a time.

I start the week five with a surplus of 90 pages, given my breathing room to hit the upcoming week’s quota a little more relax. As I didn’t made a post summarizing how the month June ended, let me just say that it ended with 137 pages above the monthly quota, being the first time that my first month of reading for any year, starts with numbers in the plus column.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 78,705 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is January 25, 2025 that’s 10 days earlier than the last projection, my sights are still pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, now I have 259 days to do so.The gap narrowed from 686 to 678 days behind schedule. As I posted a few days ago, this particular number will be the main focus of the months to follow, there´s some special events surrounding the journey, nothing better to get things done than some wacky activities to boost my morale.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly pages needed are now 1,506 with a daily average of 215 pages, 1 page less than the last projection.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 6,892 days away, a 18 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is May 17, 2041 that’s 3,634 days after the original plan, 12 days less that the last projection. I have to keep reminding myself that my goal is to reach my goal by my 50th birthday, right now, I would be 59 years 11 months, and 12 days old.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 78,705 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 6,892 days
  • Days behind schedule: 3,634 days

Off to read.

azr.

Pure and unadulterated crazyness

I have been toying with the idea, for quite sometime, of reaching the first half of the 1,000,000-page goal by March 20, 2023.

This date seem a bit random, but I can assure you it is not. Between this date and my 50th birthday there’s a span of 3,000 days. This would mean, in the fortunate scenario that I do reach the halfway point by then, that my daily total would have to be around 166 pages

But I’m getting ahead of myself, first thing first, there’s the matter of 79,013 pages, and with my self imposed deadline fast approaching, only 263 days away, it’s time to plan out really rigorous my reading schedule.

To keep my spirits high, I’ll be constantly updating my task with a quick post every other day.

Thus it starts, with 79,013 pages and the clock quickly ticking away

Off to read.

azr

11 hours 54 minutes and 22 seconds

As I predicted, achieving the monthly hours quota was a bit far fetched, and with almost twelve hours left, it has become virtually impossible. But, alas, I’ll give it my best shot.

The page count on the other hand, is just about to fall down, there’s only 147 pages left on the monthly quota. Even this close to the goal, I better not get so sure about myself.

To seal the deal, and to close out today’s reading, I’ll tackle the third volume of the Manga series, Dr. STone, a very clever take on a dystopian world filled with petrified people.

Off to read.

azr

14 hours 31 minutes and 39 seconds, with a side order of 516 pages

There are around 52 hours left on the month of June, and there’s still some unfinished business with my projections.

The first part of the very long title of this post, the 14 hours and change thingy, will probably the most challenging one. I have a shoot if by tomorrow the clock strikes 12 hours or less, maybe there’s the possibility of squeezing 6 hours each day, a long shot, but not impossible.

The second bit of the unnecessarily long title, the one with the 500 pages, is the most realistic challenge to achieve. As things go on these evening’s reading, I’ll probably start tomorrow with around 300 pages left, for two days of reading it should be another normal couple of days.

Off to read, that the clock is not ticking away.

azr

Numbers: June 28, 2022

Welcome to the another episode of why in the hell did you not update the numbers on Monday, I’m your host, the procrastinator extraordinaire .

Being this year’s goal the gargantuan sum of 64,492 total pages, I must confess that this is turning up better that I could ever expect. The only thing that hasn’t quite gotten into the groove of things is the updating of my ultimate bullet journal for manually tracking my reading, well that and the fact that my reading didn’t hit quite the mark, but things are right on schedule.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 3,969 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, a pretty decent progress to start off the year. Still, the 3,000 plus week, eludes, but it will fall, eventually, I hope.

My reading schedule, the Achilles heel of the whole shebang, is surprisingly, right on schedule, this gives me the incentive to not fall back, as long as it is right on time, that will suffice.

The mantra for every morning will continue to be:, one step at a time, one page at a time.

I start the week four with a deficit of 158 pages, not that much, considering that I haven’t got that much free time to get those massive reading sessions, I’ll quicken the pace, and make special efforts to make some space to unwind.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 79,655 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is February 2, 2025 that’s 22 days earlier than the last projection, my sights are still pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, now I have 266 days to do so.The gap narrowed from 708 to 686 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly pages needed are now 1,511 with a daily average of 216 pages, 2 pages less than the last projection.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 6,910 days away, a 89 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is May 29, 2041 that’s 3,646 days after the original plan, 44 days less that the last projection. I have to keep reminding myself that my goal is to reach my goal by my 50th birthday, right now, I would be 59 years 11 months, and 24 days old.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 79,655 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 6,910 days
  • Days behind schedule: 3,646 days

Off to read.

azr.

A little update on my “triple week”

The goal for this week is to read three times the weekly quota, that’s 3,738 pages for the whole week.

Well into Thursday, I have a total of 563 pages, a bit under the pace for reaching the quota once.

But fear not, with the looming weekend ahead of me, there’s still a small chance to get this done. For today there’s around 700 pages left to read.

Wish me luck.

Off to read.

azr

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