Final tally

Today we say goodbye to 2021, and I’m grateful for all the up and downs it brought me.

So, for my final tally for my two reading marathons are: 98 hours and 51 minutes for the “end of the year reading marathon”, and 5,394 pages of the 10,000-page December.

To start off next year, my goal is to read at least 2 hours daily, that will mean 62 hours for January, and at least the page count of 5,518 pages.

For I wish each and everyone an excellent 2022.

Off to read.


1 day

This is it, one more day to go, and 2021 will be history.

Yesterday’s reading was pretty decent,242 pages, and today is going to be excellent, I still have my late afternoon reading session and my total is already at 294 pages.

What concerns my two active challenges, there’s still 85 hours left on the “end of the year reading marathon “, and 4,995 pages left on my 10,000-page December. As I said, the half-ass month is now completed.

On January 1st, I’ll post how my year went on both this blog and of course how the year will start for the second half of year fourteen, there’s somethings brewing, and I must say it excites me.

As a sneak peek, the next challenge is 40,000 pages by the original date projected when the started. Something to keep me busy and active to hit the ground running on 2022.

Off to read.


2 days

This is it, the final stretch of the year, and how things progressed up until now, well, I’ll tell you, pretty good.

For the “end of the year reading marathon”, there’s still a little under 89 hours to go, I would have like to at least average 2 hours per day for the final 60 days, but 90 hours is no small chunk of change, plus whatever this few days left bring me clockwise.

In the 10,000-page December, I still have 5,506 pages to go, at this point my aim is to reach the minimal amount projected for December, 5,518 pages, and see if I can knock down some of the surplus pages from passed months.

Now to finish Star Wars: Dark Nest, and a few comic books that I picked up today, not Star Wars related, but will keep that to ourselves.

Off to read.


3 days

Let me just make a quick update, because there’s a ton of reading left, which honestly is well beyond reach at this point, but one page at a time, and I’ll focus on what’s to come in January.

So, I my “end of the year reading marathon” there’s still 91 hours to go, almost half the total time in the challenge, and on the 10,000-page December , there’s still 5,574 pages left, also, around half.

So let’s call this the half-ass marathons and call it a day.

In today’s reading, I’ll continue with Star Wars: Dark Nest Trilogy, and some graphic novels that I haven’t read from the Legends part of this universe.

Off to read


4 days

Just a quick recap of my Sunday reading.

My total was 174 pages, with a total for the week of 1,131 pages, that’s 115 pages short from my weekly goal.

I start this last 4 days with 93 hours left, impossible to achieve, in my “end of the year reading marathon “, and 5,740 pages o my 10,000-page December, almost impossible.

But as my last post said, one step at a time, first the 178 pages, then a little bit extra, do that bit over and over, until I reach my coveted goal.

I’ll continue with my current book, Star Wars: Dark Nest Trilogy, on page 500 of 916, and with the infamous stories of galactic gangster Jabba the Hutt.

Off to read.


5 days

Sunday, Funday, and for us is officially leftover Christmas turkey sandwiches.

But for me personally it’s the day to try and make some headway with my reading, yesterday was a pretty decent day, with a total of 155 pages, and one pretty fun movie.

That gives a total of 96 hours left on the “end of the year reading marathon” , and 5,914 pages on the 10,000-page December.

Quite the chunk of change to go thru,but as i said on passed posts, I’m enjoying the journey a lot, so the goal at the end is only the bonus.

As always, I’m hatching out new plans for next year, and getting ready to take on the remaining 34,000 plus pages left on the goal for this year of reading.

To start off todays session, I’ll continue with the second part of the Star Wars: Dark Nest trilogy, The Unseen Queen, and whatever there’s laying around my digital bookshelf.

Off to read.


6 days

The final stretch of this 2021, and the first half of the year fourteen of my reading project.

Just a quick recap of how things are going, I have still 97 hours on the “end of the year reading marathon “, that originally set me on a path to read at least 3 hours a day for the last 60 days of the year. On the other challenge, 10,000-page December, there’s still 5,989 pages to go.

Really large numbers on both instances, but let’s see how much I can chip away, because, honestly, the journey has been more satisfying than the actual goal.

To start the afternoon’s reading session, I’m going old school Star Wars with Han Solo at Stars’ End, written by the legendary Archie Goodwin in collaboration with famous Filipino artist Alfredo Alcala, this is just the perfect way to close out this amazing Christmas day.

Off to read.

7 days

It’s the final week of the year, and you might ask, how are things are shaping up on your reading?

Let me tell you, not good at all.

I still have over 99 hours to go on my “end of the year reading marathon”, and 6,078 pages left on my 10,000-page December.

But today that doesn’t matter as much as spending time with my beautiful wife and kids, eating a delicious dinner, and enjoying some holiday cheer, which always involve movies, hot chocolate, and lots of treats.

Well tonight, I’m not off to read, hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.


8 days

Closing into the last week of the year, and there’s still a ton of time and pages to go thru.

On the “end of the year reading marathon ” there’s a little over 100 hours, and for the 10,000-page December, there’s still 6,190 pages left.

I’ll focus on a two-step day, first reach the 178 page quota, and focus in getting the total projected for December, which is 5,518 pages, this way at least I’ll keep hitting the minimal to get back on track.

Also, on the next post, I’ll start tracking the next milestone, 40,000 pages, due on January 17.

Off to read.


Numbers: December 22, 2021

It has been quite a while since my last magic Monday update, I know is Wednesday but this blog was in dire need of a status report.

Now, for the good news, the 52 book in 52 weeks challenge is still working like clockwork, I´m already full on book number 30, by the way this is week number 27,and as tradition dictates for the Christmas break, my focus will be on some Star Wars Books that have been sitting in me shelf, the first is Dark Nest, set some 35 years after the Battle of Yavin, the newly form Galactic Alliance faces yet another challenge, having recently survive the invasion of the deadly Yuuzhan Vong. I love this novels from the Legends side of this vast universe, the twin Jedi brothers, Jaina and Jacen Solo, are some of the coolest characters in Star Wars, to bad they are not part of the canon.

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 30,666 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, that’s 3,454 registered pages more than last update. I’m so happy the 30,000-page milestone was finally reach. I have the next stepping stone, 40,000 pages, ahead of me, that according to my projections, it should be reach by January 17, 2022.

The end of the year projection of total pages lost a bit of ground, right now is at 56,401 pages, 188 less pages than the last update. My reading schedule, which keeps me up at night, is now 27 days behind, this is a 4 day gain, this is something I have been struggling with, but as with everything, one step at a time.

I started week 27 with a deficit of 5,530 pages, and a total 6,572 pages to get back to balance, now the challenge is to keep the monthly quota streak going, for December, there’s still 2,143 pages left, this is even before thinking of reading the 6,374 pages to reach my really ambitious 10,000-page December.

Now, for the first 500,000 pages, I have only 118,760 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is February 1, 2026, a whole month earlier than the last projection, still my sights are pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, that gap narrowed from 1,077 to 1,050 days behind schedule.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, the weekly average needed is now 1,793 with a daily average of 256 pages, since the last projections, the daily average dropped 4 pages per day.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 7,826 days away, a 78 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is May 27, 2043, that’s 4,374days after the original plan, 55 days less that the last projection. In spite of everything, I managed to edge closer to 2042, with my eye on the prize of the coveted end date of 2031, and the very special trip to close-out the final pages of my journey.

To summary the numbers from my Journey Back.

  • Pages to reach 500,000: 118,760 pages
  • Days to reach 1,000,000: 7,826 days
  • Days behind schedule: 4,374 days

Let’s shoot for a 10,000-page December.

Off to read.


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