(Y-11)Breathing a little easier

Just finishing with my work for the semester at my Master’s Degree and I can breathe a little bit easier.

I’ll take a few days to unwind and read a little bit.

I have plans to reach 3,000 pages by tomorrow.

So now let’s see how my numbers are.

  • Total pages for (Y-11) : 2,664 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve first milestone (10,000 pages): 7,336 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve the main goal of the year (53,000 pages): 50,336 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the second-best year of reading (32,001 pages): 29,337 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the best year of reading (47,705 pages): 45,041 pages.

I have some work to do, but in order to achieve this, I have some things line up.

Firstly, I will try to finish the first volume of the graphic adaption of my favorite novel, American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

Secondly, the seventh issue of the fantastic series Batman: White Knight by writer/artist Sean Murphy.

And finally, the first issues of the expanded Sandman Universe series, this time is the turn of The Books of Magic and Lucifer, it is always exciting to dive into this massive universe that made me fall in love with comic books.

And in between all of this, I’ll try to make some headway with The Gardens of the Moon, got to keep the epicness blowing.

I know, lots of reading, but finally a little time to read.

Back to it.

azr.

(Y-11) can’t sleep

I just finished a long study session and my brain, although is exhausted, does not seem to want to shut off.

I get the all that reading and writing puts it into overdrive but come on have some decency.

I guess I’ll put this pseudo insomnia into good use.

I’ll probably squeeze some light reading, Kick Ass Volume 2 shall do the trick.

Fortunately this running around ends Friday and I have big plans for my reading.

But more of that later, for now I will focus on my school work and try to get to 3,000 my the end of this weekend.

Eyes don’t fail me now

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-11) I need a break.

Right now I am on the final stretch of my first semester of my masters degree.

And to define it as hectic it would be an understatement.

So, I will take a little break, pour myself some coffee and read the sixth issue of Batman: White Knight.

Let’s cast away some bad spirits.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

(Y-11) I assure you that I’m still breathing

I know, it has been 20 days since my last entry, but It has been a whirlwind.

So, just a quick update.

Just passed 2,000 pages for the year.

Still working on The Gardens of Moon and finished the first book of the year, The Prince of Thorns.

Also, I read a bunch of Hellboy stories, nothing like seeing little Anung-Un-Rama trying to run away and join the circus.

Well now back to it.

Hopefully I can write a bit more extended next week.

Happy Readings!!!

azr

(Y-11) Some extra art activities

For the past week, it has slipped my mind to talk about a new exhibition in the city’s museum of art.

This time is a photographic retrospective spanning five decades and the lenses of many photographers working on capturing the always intricated reality of our border city.

I am not sure until when the exhibition is going to be on display, but if you are in Ciudad Juarez or El Paso, you should go and check it out.

It would not disappoint.

Back to it then.

azr

 

(Y-11) Dia de Muertos

Yesterday was my favorite Mexican holiday, Dia de Muertos, The Day of the Dead.

It is a special celebration, in which, we honor our dearly departed by putting their pictures and all of the things that they loved the most.

On the University’s grounds each year, the students and faculty, put up the traditional “altares” many dedicated to famous figures of Mexican and international cultures.

A really colorful celebration celebrating the life of our loved ones.

And with this day my Monster Mash period comes to a close and of the eleven tasks, which include reading horror books and watching some classic horror movies, I only completed two, reading the first volume of Hellboy in Hell and watching the new Halloween movie, so better luck next year.

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The other good thing is that I finally started reading the second volume of Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing run, just a few pages in and it is already surpassing all expectations.

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For now, I’ll work on this graphic novel and try to make some headway with Gardens of the Moon, currently on page 147 of 645.

The plan is to work my way thru the main storyline of The Malazan Book of the Fallen, that is, the ten novels written by Canadian author Steven Erikson and then jump back in with the infamous Drow Drizzt Do’Urden and continue my journey in the Forgotten Realms.

Now let’s talk numbers:

  • Total pages for (Y-11) : 1,254 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve first milestone (10,000 pages): 8,746 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve the main goal of the year (53,000 pages): 51,746 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the second-best year of reading (32,001 pages): 30,747 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the best year of reading (47,705 pages): 46,451 pages.

Now back to it, for the night is dark and full of reading.

azr.

(Y-10) First 1,000 pages

I am glad to say that the first mini milestone of this year of reading has been reached.

That is reading 1,000 pages.

This is the first breath I take before the big plunge.

For me, getting over this first mark in the first two weeks of the year is monumental.

It motivates me, and it ignites my internal fire.

Now, let me tell you really quick how I got to this numbers.

First, I read a quick story-arc involving The Flash and Batman, The Button, as a prelude to the event The Doomsday Clock, it gets its hook into you, in my case, an overwhelming curiosity in where are they going with this.

Secondly, I read the first issue of the new Batman series, The White Knight, beautifully executed by the great Sean Murphy, love the murky artwork and storyline.

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And lastly, I finished the third volume of Red Sonja by master storyteller Gail Simone, in my personal opinion one of the best interpretations of the She-Devil with a Sword.

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I’ll stay off graphic novels to start my Monster Mash reading with a fresh book.

So, my focus for this two days will be the books on the deck and set the stage for Hellboy in Hell to kick off the festivities.

Now let’s talk numbers:

  • Total pages for (Y-11) : 1,026 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve first milestone (10,000 pages): 8,974 pages.
  • Pages to go to achieve the main goal of the year (53,000 pages): 51,974 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the second-best year of reading (32,001 pages): 30,975 pages.
  • Pages to go to be the best year of reading (47,705 pages): 46,679 pages.

Happy Readings!!!

azr.

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