(Y-10) 13 days…one final breath before the plunge

This is the final call for year number ten.

I finished The Slow Regard of Silent Things, and it will mark the final book of this year of reading.

For the next 13 days, I’ll focus on comics and graphic novels and try to get as close as possible to my primary goal, which was, if you can remember, read more than the past two years combined.

But getting back to Mr. Rothfuss’ book, what a beautiful and haunting piece of work, I already loved Auri and with this novella that only grew exponentially.

This was a perfect book to finish the year.

To start off this intense period of reading, I’ll go back to reading one of the characters that got me into comic books, Spawn.

The anti-hero creation of Todd McFarlane is way past its 200 issues, but I’ll get into one of the recent storylines, Endgame, which start on issue 185.

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So, let us talk now about numbers, the come as follow:

  • Total pages for (Y-10) : 30,551 pages.
  • Pages to reach 30,000: COMPLETED
  • Pages to go to achieve the primary goal of this year (read more than the two last years combined): 3,183 pages.
  • And lastly, Pages to go to reach my ultimate milestone (best year ever of reading): 17,154 pages.

I know that 3,000 pages are a lot, but I aim to get as close as possible.

Onward then, to read.

azr.

(Y-10) 15 days… the final leg

The final leg of my trips are upon me.

The most immediate one is our journey back home from Morelia.

This is where I have spent my last few days wandering around and watching my beautiful wife achieve another amazing goal.

This time was getting her PhD in architecture, I could not be prouder of her, she is simply amazing.

The other journey that is entering its final stage is my tenth year of reading.

On that note, I am happy to inform that The Wise Man’s Fear is finally on the read column.

Tomorrow I plan to update my list and post my total pages for this year.

There is no time to waste, I’ll dive right into the next book in my list, The Slow Regard of Silent Things, from the magnificent mind of Patrick Rothfuss, following one of his most enigmatic characters in The Kingkiller Chronicle, Auri.

happy readings

azr.

(Y-10) 18 days…. exploring

Yesterday I did a bit of exploring and a bit of reading.

Just went for a quick stroll to Downtown Morelia and enjoy the historic view.

And also visited the University’s central library, housed in a former Catholic temple.

To close out the day I sit in a beautiful courtyard and did some reading.

I reached page 832 of The Wise Man’s Fear, hopefully, I will finish it by the end of my trip.

Now let’s see what the day has in store.

azr.

(Y-10) 19 days….lost somewhere in Morelia

Yesterday was consumed by travelling almost to the opposite side of my country.

The positive side is that in all that waiting time, I had the chance to make so headway with The Wise Man’s Fear, currently in page 774, and read a couple of issues of Alan Moore’s Providence.

I do not have my exact total numbers, but for now I will not dwell on that, and enjoy the time to explore this beautiful city in the southern part of Mexico.

Beautiful cloudy days ahead of me.

azr.

(Y-10) 24 days… snail pace

My progress with The Wise Man’s Fear has been really slow.

Currently, I am in page 578, that is 422 pages to go and 3 days to do it.

Well at least I have some positive progress on my page total (pending update), all of this to a couple of comics.

Firstly this nerve racking new story of the dreadful xenomorfs.

Really skillfully done by writer/artist James Stokoe, highly recommended for all Aliens Fans.

And second series I will dive into is Gravel by Warren Ellis, not a recent series but one I have been meaning to read for a long while.

I’ll try to make some headway with my book, as far as my eyes hold up.

azr.

(Y-10) 26 days…let the madness begin

I had a crazy notion stuck in my head.

Over the next few days, I will go on a trip.

Some downtime to read will do me some good.

So, here is where the crazy notion begins, I have convinced myself that is not acceptable to bring The Wise Man’s Fear on this trip, the only possible solution to this conundrum is to finish the book before I leave on Saturday.

Currently, I am on page 539, that is 461 left to finish the book and just about 4 days to do it.

Challenge accepted.

This forward motion gets me motivated, as I inch closer to my next milestone, 30,000 pages, the way becomes clear.

Read until I succumb to sleep.

Shall we begin?

azr.

p.s.

Tomorrow is crazy numbers update day.

(Y-10) 30 days…the final act

This is the last month of this my 10th year of reading.

There are a few things I will like to point out.

I’ll start by saying that this is my second best year number wise.

I am still a little off to achieve the primary goal, which is to read more than the last two years combined, but right now and considering my hectic schedule, I am shooting for 30,000 pages.

With this in mind let’s see some numbers.

  • Total pages for (Y-10) : 28,314 pages.
  • Pages to reach 30,000 :  1,686 pages.
  • Pages to go to reach main goal of this year (read more than the two last years combined): 5,420 pages.
  • And lastly, Pages to go to reach my ultimate milestone (best year ever of reading): 19,435 pages.

To close out the night I will read a classic tale by legendary creator Walter Simonson, Ragnarok, who is responsible for some classic Marvel’s Thor stories, he goes back to Nordic mythology but with his very particular twist.

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This is the first of two volumes translated into Spanish, the other one is waiting patiently on my nightstand, along with some other great graphic novels ready to be devoured.

Tick, Tock, goes the clock, will I be done in time.

Stay tuned to see.

azr

(Y-10) 33 days…let there be a light

This weekend I had a little breath and did some reading and started working on my bullet journal for (Y-11), the last one was an experiment.

I made some headway with The Wise Man’s Fear, currently on page 464, and finish the first manga of my list, The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time.

So, this leads us to a quick recap:

  • Total pages for (Y-10) : 28,270 pages.
  • Pages to go to reach main goal of this year (read more than the two last years combined): 5,464 pages.
  • And lastly, Pages to go to reach my ultimate milestone (best year ever of reading): 19,435 pages.

Not optimal but not dreadful, I’ll shoot for 30,000 pages but with bigger goals in mind.

The other part of my weekend my next bullet journal took a little bit of form.

I wanted to have it ready so that I can fill it up.

 

For this journal I had the privilege of a fantastic artist, who is a very close friend, make a couple of pieces of some of my favorite books/movies.

I thank Horte Minguez for this fantastic pieces.

Need to read more.

azr.

 

 

 

(Y-10) 40 days…tick tock goes the clock

Every time I am edging closer to the zero-hour.

Right now I have a shit load of assignments, and my procrastinating ass has not worked on my daily planner to squeeze some reading time.

So, with that in mind, I have 5,842 pages to reach my goal and 40 days to do it.

That is 147 pages per day.

On my daily planner, I will have to keep track on my progress and try to hit the minimal daily progress each and every day.

My will is there.

I am walking a very fine line, any false movement will throw me off, the plot thickens.

The menu for today: The Wise Man’s Fear (starting on page 348) and The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina Time (beginning on page 34)

Onward then, into the unknown.

azr.

 

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