Better luck next time

This was my worst outing of any readathon I have ever tried.

Of the 24 hours of the goal, I only could amass 5 hours 3 minutes.

I’ll have to tally how many pages did I read, so much things to adjust, and to consider.

The next readathon is until May, a month long Star Wars marathon, full of comics, books, and TV series.


24in48 readathon update two

As I mentioned yesterday, I will be really satisfied if I reach the halfway point of this readathon, which it would be 12 hours, a half marathon if you will.

Right now, I am 7 hours and 35 minutes to reach my goal.

Hopefully I’ll chip away some pages, and to do so, I’ll read some of Toll the Hounds, a couple of graphic novels, Hulk visionaries Vol.4 and Hit-Girl in India, and everything that crosses my path.

I’ll squeeze some intense reading before and in between the big game.

For now, I am off to read.


24in48 readathon update

As the first day of reading starts, I have read a little over 2 hours, as I said on my other post, to reach the 24 hours will be kind of tricky, but I’ll do my best.

I’ll push on, only 21 hours and 20 minutes stand on my way.

For now,I am off read.


24in48 readathon about to begin

Just one and a half hour to begin the second readathon of this year, 24in48 readathon, my personal favorite.

The task is simple, read 24 hours in 48 hours, that’s between 10:01 p.m. of today, Friday February 5, until 9:59 p.m. of Sunday February 7, this because of the time zone I live in.

This one is going to be tricky, along my reading I have one of my favorite days of the year, Superbowl Sunday.

I’ll try my best to at least read 12 hours, but most of all, I plan to have great fun.

The clock is set, and I am ready to go.

Off to read


The beginning of the season of reading challenges is upon us

Each year I try to participate in several readathons, and this will not be the exception.

So far I have planned to participate in at least four this year, 2 organized by different groups, and 2 self appointed.

This will be :

  1. Bookly Winter Readathon
  2. 24in48 February 2021
  3. May the force be with you readathon
  4. Seven days of reading Summer Edition

The first one will be Bookly Winter Readathon, organized by the Bookly app, the objetive is to read 10 hours from January 28 to January 31, tracking this on the app.

You can more information on Bookly’s blog

The second one is organized by the amazing team of, this is a great challenge, the goal is to read 24 total hours over a weekend, this time it will be the weekend of February 6 and 7.

You can sign up on their official website.

The last two, May the Force be with you readathon, and Seven Days of Reading summer edition, are self appointed.

So, from May 4, the official Star Wars, to May 25, the anniversary of Episode IV, I will read anything, and everything about one of my favorite universes.

I will focus on The Old Republic era, it’s not canon anymore but I have been meaning to read it.

The last one on this preliminary list is the readathon to close out my reading year, and to celebrate my birthday, and as the last one, it’s an intense week of daily challenges, it will take place from May 31 to June 6, my 40th birthday.

I will try a new thing this year, a monthly reading challenge, for this occasion I will take the challenge from my favorite Mexican independent publishing house , Paraiso Perdido.

Picture taken from their official Instagram account: @eparaisoperdido

As soon I finish with The Assassin Apprentice, I will start the first book, Cuando las luces aparezcan by Roberto Abad.

A pretty active year, and hopefully, more activities will surface

Just as a quick update, I still have 5,353 pages to go on January, and my plan for today is to finish Assassin Apprentice, currently on page 372, and read a couple of comic books.

For now, I am off to read.


Slowly finding balance

It has been a couple of slow reading days, nothing to worry about, but I need to step it up.

My total for yesterday’s reading was 123 pages, still working on Assassin Apprentice, currently on page 242, and read a big chunk of Planet Hulk, the fight between Silver Savage and Green Scar is epic.

I still have 5,953 pages to read in January, and 26,870 pages for (Y-13), a gargantuan task but doable.

Fortunately in February the girls from 24in48 readathon are back, and as always it’s a great event to read my eyes off.

Check out their latest post to see how can you participate.

For now, I am off to read.


(Y-12) 24in48 readathon, starting with today’s reading

I started reading yesterday at 10 pm (Mountain Standard Time), this is to coincide with the official starting time.

And I am glad to say that I have 1 hour and 46 minutes under my belt, and the first graphic novel finished, Lantern City Vol. 2, a really fun steampunk story.

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Today I’ll continue with Dragons of Winter Night, hopefully I can finish it by tomorrow, and with the classic Batman tale of Knightfall.

But to kick off this day, I’ll start reading the next volume of Ed Piskor’s X-men: Grand Design, Second Genesis.


For now, I am off to read.



(Y-12) Here we go again…tic, toc

Tonight I’ll start with one of my favorite events of my reading year.

The 24in48 readathon, the first one of the year was usually held in January, but as with all of us, sometimes life takes some turns, and our priorities became something else.

With the Coronavirus sweeping thru the world, and the recommendation of practicing social distancing to flatten the infection rate, and the implication of having to stay indoors a lot, I can think of a better way to spent the time.

Maybe not the best of circumstances to have this amazing event making a comeback.

So, the clock is set.

I hope to keep the streak alive, and read the whole 24 hours.

Keep yourself safe, wash your hands often, and stay home as much as you can.

I am off to read.


Reblogging from 24in48 readathon #24in48: The Social Distancing Edition

Not the best of circumstances to see my favorite readathon making a comeback, but I can’t think of a better way to spent time than reading.

To all those dealing with the scary situation of this pandemic, I can only wish you that these plays out in the best of ways.

So, you can see the original post from 24in48 readathon in the link below.

There’s a form to sign-up, and join the fun.

I am already gearing up for the next weekend to read my ass off.


(Y-12) Level up and the first Bookly readathon

I just reach level 22 on the Bookly app, this means I have used it to log 213 hours of reading.

The next level is 17 hours and 31 minutes away.

Right around this time of year, I would have been getting ready for the 24in48 readathon, but the amazing team of this now an iconic weekend of reading has taken a much-deserved hiatus to regroup.

So I had to look for an alternative to fill my need to binge read.

I found it in the first-ever readathon organized by the reading tracking app Bookly.

It is fairly simple, from Monday, January 20 starting at the stroke of midnight and up until Sunday, January 26 at 11:59 p.m., you can do two things, read for 20 hours, or read 2020 pages.

This obviously using the app to keep track of your progress, I chose the latter.

At the end of the week, you share your weekly report and have a chance to win the free upgrade to Pro.

In my case, I should start on Sunday, January 19 at 10:00 p.m., and read up until Sunday, January 26 at 9:59 p.m., this is because the readathon starts on an Eastern Standard Time zone,  and I am on a Mountain Standard Time zone.

If you are interested in participate check the blog entry from Bookly.

I am off to read.


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