(Y-10) Reading…reading…reading

I have come to the conclusion that my quest through epicness is going to extended on to next year.

I have a list of 100 books that is not going down without a fight.

Right now I am working on the second book of The Sellswords Trilogy, The Promise of the Witch-King, number fifteen of the Legend of Drizzt saga.

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There are thirty three books of this amazing saga, so, I am getting near the half-point mark.

At the end of my trek true Faerûn awaits another epic quest, The Malazan book of the Fallen, ten main novels and a few more world-expansion stories.

I see my time for this tenth year rapidly depleting.

The new plan is to expand this reading list to two consecutive years of pure epicness

On my next entry there will be a detail list of what is in my read pile and my to-read list.

For this year I have reach 13,032 pages, still a long way to go.

Just keep on reading.

azr.

 

(Y-10) I won’t say goodbye, I’ll say fare thee well..

Well, our little getaway has come to an end, but it was really what I needed, some sun, some wind, some wine (actually lots of it) and most of all some peaceful time away from the daily grind.

As posted on the last entry my first stop was White Sand National Monument, after soaking some sun, we spent the night in Alamogordo.

The next day, after a much-needed rest, we went and visit one of our childhood staples, The New Mexico Museum of Space History, it sits high on a hill with some glorious mountains to frame its 4 stories of space exploration.

It was entertaining getting lost between space suits, rocket models, and even a special Star Trek exhibition.

After a few hours of perusing we headed to our next destination, Ruidoso, tuck away in the beautiful Lincoln National Forest, indeed a bastion of peace and quiet.

The first afternoon was dedicated to doing nothing at all, just some reading, which, consequently, I finally finished reading The Servant of the Shard, and enjoying our excellent accommodations.

The Second day we did some light exploring, went to Grindstone Lake, walked the Ruidoso River Trail and finished the day with some wine tasting at the fantastic Noisy Water Winery, in which an accommodating staff walked us through their different varieties and even gave us a taste of their signature green chile wine.

I bought some bottles and hope to write about them shortly.

In all, it was a great outing and just what I needed to get ready for the next phase of my upcoming plans.

Tomorrow, I’ll post an update on my total pages and my progress with this year full of epicness,

Happy Readings!!!

azr

 

 

 

(Y-10) On the road

The first day of our getaway was an astounding success.

We visited the gorgeous National Park of White Sands in New Mexico.

I’m in love with the desert, it calls to me quite strongly and being surrounded by such breath taking beauty it just make my day.

We walked bare footed in the smooth pure white sand and reconnected with nature, which, if you ask me, was long overdue.

So, day one is done, now to relax, get some rest and read for a while.

Anxious to what tomorrow stores.

happy readings!!!

azr.

(Y-10) On my last leg…for today

I’m shutting for the day, it was a good day for my reading, not quite where I wanted to close the day, but none the less, a good day.

I leave the day, of course for the current book, on page 87 of 348.

Tomorrow will be a hectic day but on Thursday the voyage begins, and lots of reading with astounding views.

For the last stretch, I will have the sonic assistance of Pearl Jam in the form of their sophomore release VS.

Getting back to my total page count for the year, I finally had a chance to update my reading logs, and I’m glad to inform a 12,684 page total.

Still a lot of work ahead, but, as always, highly motivated.

Now back to reading, to close this day out with at least 100 pages of progress.

azr.

 

(Y-10) up and running

I’ll be keeping track of my reading on My Goodreads Page

I’m glad to inform that my pace is good and steady in hopes that it will pick-up later in the afternoon.

For this first reading session, I will be asking the sonic assistance of The War on Drugs in the form of A Deeper Understanding, one of my favorite albums of last year.

Right now, reading The Servant of the Shard on page 46 of 348.

I’ll keep you post it.

azr.

(Y-10) Let the games begin

One week, one trilogy.

I just finished The Sea of Swords, and now I’ll go all into the next trilogy in the Legend of Drizzt saga.

The Sellswords story arc is made up of The Servant of the Shard, The Promise of the Witch King and The Road of Patriarch. Some 1,200 pages of pure epicness.

I plan to read it by Wednesday and take the other two on our little trip.

With the idea unwinding and just taking it easy for a few days, I think there will be plenty of time for reading and relaxing.

Tomorrow I’ll post an update on my total page count for this year, and it’s going on my progress and expansion of my reading list.

On other news, I received a couple of really cool things in the mail.

First, a reading journal, it comes with some list, blank spaces to fill with your notes of the book in the queue, some top 100 books lists and many more things. Picture an analog Goodreads.

 

 

The Second is the latest addition to my ever-growing collection of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this time is the illustrated edition by extremely talented Gris Grimly, a really fitting way for me to commemorate the 200th anniversary of its publication.

Just breathtaking, and this is only a glimpse because the book is indeed a jewel that belongs on any bookshelf.

These type of little gifts keep me motivated and focus on the road ahead.

Well, now back to reading, that the night is long and I am well rested.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

 

(Y-10) The Dark Knight and coffee.

Well, my plan to read the next two trilogies of the Legend of Drizzt saga has not gone as planned.

I’m still working on the final book of the story arc of the Paths of Darkness, The Sea of Swords, and then start with the first book of the Sellswords Trilogy.

Being optimistic I will most likely have time to read one trilogy, this of course was all caused by a nosy citizen of Gotham, in his Snyder-Capullo rendition.

I’m about 40 pages from finishing the second volume of this run, The City of Owls, and I’ll dive right into the third volume.

And of course, keep chipping away at my book.

Finally, the bought a couple of new books, one arrived yesterday, The Halloween Tree, written by the genius author Ray Bradbury and illustrated by the extraordinary Gris Grimly, one of my personal favorites, the other book I’ll keep it a mystery until it arrives

 

Simply amazing, I think I’ll leave on my shelf until Halloween to better enjoy it.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-10) Two Weeks, Two Trilogies

I am going to take advantage of this two weeks without the daily routine and the imminent family getaway to get back on track with my reading.

The task for this two weeks you might ask, first to finish The Sea of Swords, the current book I’m reading and the thirteen of The Legend of Drizzt Saga, and tackle two trilogies in that same universe.

The first one will be The Sellswords Trilogy, which the made up of The Servant of the Shard, which if you can see in the picture below I bought quite a time ago and still bears the old school logo of the Forgotten Realms, Promise of the Witch King and The Road of the Patriarch, which are from a newer and newest edition respectively.

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The Second one will be The Hunter’s Blade Trilogy,  which is made up of The Thousand Orcs, The Lone Drow, and The Two Swords.

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Hopefully, this six books will be done and on the read column by the time spring break is over, my page count really needs this, which, consequently sits at 12,069 pages for this the tenth year of my crazy project.

Now back to it.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

 

 

(Y-10) Ready for Spring Break

Today marks the start of the two-week break we get, at least here in Mexico, for spring.

So, I got ready for this period, that hopefully will help me get back on track and for that, I’ll need the help of my old friend caffeine.

I went out and bought a kilo of whole bean glory.

This particular batch is from the beautiful state of Chiapas, Mexico and it is carefully roasted by local roasters Casa Cafetzin.

For the first week, I’ll just kick back and catch up on my reading.

For the second week, we will take a little trip, but more on that later.

Happy Readings!!!

azr

 

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