(Y-11) trying to close the gap

I have been a little slow on my reading, so I am trying to make up for lost time.

I was planning to have about 14,000 pages to go by August 1, and right now I have about 14,780 pages to go.

Still a good chunk, but I’ll focus on chipping away that number, and getting my estimated date of reaching 500,000 pages even closer.

So, the immediate plan is to be close to 10,500 pages to go when I reach 55 days to go on my reading year, which is 20 days away.

For this, I will employ the help of my trustworthy friends, graphic novels.

On tonight’s menu, there is a couple of them, really different styles if graphic narrative.

On one side the psychedelic writing of Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol.

On the other the quirky world of John Allison’s Giant Days.

Both have been incredibly fun.

Now to keep on pounding away on those amazing stories.

Off to read.

azr.

(Y-11) Old school….Tuesday, I guess, All-Star Comics #3

Hello, and welcome to another Old School Monday, on a Tuesday.

Yesterday, I was so tired that sleep got the best of me.

But I did read the comic.

For this occasion was the first appearance of The Justice Society of America, DC Comics first super hero team.

This comic book is a meeting of the super team, where each one report of their most recent run in with criminals, mostly mobsters and bank robbers, no super villains yet.

It is also a time capsule, where the costumes of the era permeates into the story, and for those or us who didn’t experience it is a glimpse of history.

Off to read.

azr.

(Y-11) new comic books and plans of the day

Today I started to do so work on my little desert oasis, hopefully it will be finished by late afternoon, right now it is close 100°F and it really hard to work.

So, I’ll stay for a while and try to finish Memories of Ice, I am really close to get it done.

Also, yesterday I went and pick up some new comic books, Batman and Green Lantern, maybe I’ll squeeze in one before heading outside.

I have 80 days to go on this, the eleventh year of reading, and with more than 17,000 pages to go on my goal, I will need my outside space to read.

Off to read.

azr.

(Y-11) Old school Monday… Wonder Woman (1942-1986) #1

Hello and welcome to another Old School Monday.

On this occasion, and in spite of my massive reading hangover, this due to the 24in48 readathon, I took the time to read this week’s comic, which follows the adventures of Wonder Woman in her own solo series.

This time she has several adventures in the world of men, from protecting some circus elephants, to defeating an evil Nazi commander and to top it off, the taming of a wild bull somewhere in Mexico.

I think it is really interesting seeing how other people where stereotypically portrait, I guess it is part of the general consensus of the era, but it is important that these comic book are kept intact so we can see how far we have come, but always be conscious that there some more roads ahead of us.

The part the I loved about the book is the imagery that portraits were Wonder Woman got her powers.

Well, I got back to take it slow, and hopefully tomorrow I’ll pick up right we’re I left off.

Off to read.

azr.

(24in48 readathon) Reading hangover

My 24in48 readathon was a complete success.

This time around I completed the 24 hours and read some amazing books.

My total in pages was 2,960, this thanks to 16 graphic novels, 1 book and about 175 pages from Memories of Ice, yeah still working on that behemoth.

Here is the complete list:

Books

  • Apocrifa
  • Memories of Ice (from page 589 to 764)

Graphic Novels

  • Principe Valiente (1938)
  • Principe Valiente (1939)
  • Principe Valiente (1940)
  • Hellboy Vol. 5
  • Hellboy Vol. 6
  • The Crow Midnight Legends Vol. 1
  • The Crow Midnight Legends Vol. 2
  • The Crow Midnight Legends Vol. 3
  • Batman (DC Comics Rebirth) Vol. 6
  • Persepolis
  • Pathfinder: Goblins!
  • Giant Days Vol. 1
  • The Spire
  • Lumberjanes Vol.1
  • Underwater Welder
  • Sweet Tooth Book One

As I was saying, a total success.

Also, it greatly helped my year of reading.

I now have a total of 35,788 pages for this the eleventh year of reading, still have 17, 212 pages left on this year’s goal and 83 days to do it.

On things concerning my reading schedule and my next big milestone, 500,000 pages, this intense reading session was of great help.

I am 38 days behind schedule, down from 53 days the last time I checked, and my calculated date for reaching the 500,000 page milestone moved from January 10, 2029, to October 31, 2028.

That is 72 days of progress.

All in all, I am very happy with the results, I’ll take the rest of the morning off, and read my Old School Monday comic book and I’ll see you later.

Off to read… well in a little while.

azr.

(24in48 readathon) Victory

I am glad yo inform that this time around the goal of reading 24 hours in a period of 48 hours was achieved.

It is a really demanding and satisfying challenge, and in this my third time, I participated I finally got to my goal.

Tomorrow, I’ll post my final numbers.

For now I’ll unwind with some sotol and rest my eyes for a bit.

Off to….sleep.

azr

(24 in 48 readathon) good night

So, I finished the first full day with a total of 12 hours and 15 minutes if reading and 1,327 pages.

Tomorrow’s task is simply, complete the 11 hours and 45 minutes and try to read close too the same quantity as today

For now it is time to get some rest, and recharge for the final day.

Nighty night.

azr.

(24in48 readathon) second update

I have been reading for 7 hours and 24 minutes, a little behind schedule but I am confident that I’ll achieve the 14 hours.

I am closing in on 1,000 total pages read, and I plan too at least read 3,000 total pages.

I have finished 8 graphic novels, read some of Memories of Ice and I am about to start with the second part of Apócrifa.

My next update will be when I cross the halfway point.

Off to read.

azr.

(24in48 readathon) first reading session

I am off to a good start.

2 hours and 12 minutes off the clock

I finished the first part of Apócrifa, the white book,a blend of short stories exploring the eternal need of humans to explore and find the secrets of the universe.

Tomorrow, I’ll start the day with some graphic novels and a bit of Memories of Ice, and read the second part of Apócrifa, the black book.

Nighty night.

azr.

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