Just barely made it to post my weekly update on it’s rightful day .

The year progressing quite beautifully, being hitting my mark, and everything is clicking just right. The only thing that needs to catch a better rhythm is my perpetual challenge of reading 52 books on 52 weeks. Just as the fifth week starts, I’m still working on the fourth book of the year, but with a little push, it should be done by tomorrow. But with such a special series, of course I’m talking about the legendary tales of the rogue Drow Drizzt Do’Urden.

The book on the plate right is Maestro, the second book of the Homecoming trilogy, and book number thirty-two of the long-spanning saga popularly known as The Legend of Drizzt, which has all of our favorite heroes, and their nefarious supporting cast, battling with the forces of the Underdark.

As always, Mr. Salvatore doesn’t disappoint, my plan is to finish the trilogy by the weekend, and ponder if I should dive right into the next book, or savior the thrill that the anticipation of reading some more of one of my favorite characters. Much to consider

Now let’s talk about MY NUMBERS, the current total is 4,919 of the 64,952 pages of this year’s goal, a pretty decent progress for the week, and just a few more steps to reach the 5,000-page mark. Still, the 3,000 plus week, eludes me, but it will fall, eventually, I hope.

My reading schedule, the Achilles heel of the whole shebang, is surprisingly, right on time, this gives me the focus remains in not falling behind, for the meantime,that will suffice.

The mantra for every morning will continue to be:, *one step at a time, one page at a tim*e.

I start the week five with a surplus of 90 pages, given my breathing room to hit the upcoming week’s quota a little more relax. As I didn’t made a post summarizing how the month June ended, let me just say that it ended with 137 pages above the monthly quota, being the first time that my first month of reading for any year, starts with numbers in the plus column.

For the first 500,000 pages, I have only 78,705 pages left, and the new date of reaching that goal is January 25, 2025 that’s 10 days earlier than the last projection, my sights are still pointed at March 20, 2023 as the desired date to reach the first half of the challenge, now I have 259 days to do so.The gap narrowed from 686 to 678 days behind schedule. As I posted a few days ago, this particular number will be the main focus of the months to follow, there´s some special events surrounding the journey, nothing better to get things done than some wacky activities to boost my morale.

The second part of the journey, or the other 500,000 pages, my weekly pages needed are now 1,506 with a daily average of 215 pages, 1 page less than the last projection.

Now for the golden prize of 1,000,000 pages, to my delight, the projections puts it 6,892 days away, a 18 day gain from the last projection, making the end date is May 17, 2041 that’s 3,634 days after the original plan, 12 days less that the last projection. I have to keep reminding myself that my goal is to reach my goal by my 50th birthday, right now, I would be 59 years 11 months, and 12 days old.

To summary the numbers from my **Journey Back**.

**Pages to reach 500,000: **78,705 pages**Days to reach 1,000,000:** 6,892 days**Days behind schedule:** 3,634 days

Off to read.

azr.