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Operation 52 – Week 7, 8 and 9!


  Time flies; truly. It has been so long since we last spoke, you and I. In that period of time I have read 3 books, begun the work on the bible for the Isles of Scion and indeed purchased an Iphone 4 (I’ve had no issues with it if you were curious, which I am sure you were). You will notice no updates to the images below. The reasons are fairly sound.

  The weeks which I have finished these books were marked with travel, incredibly sickness (which still has a grip upon my life), and other toils that have caused me to be reading while nowhere near my devices of measurement. It has also come to my attention that indeed these graphs may find themselves getting bogged down. Because of this I ponder, perhaps, that I might end up dumbing them down a bit.

  It is not necessary, the previously mentioned Iphone has a stopwatch, a miraculous device indeed that will allow me to pinpoint my time without seeing the clock (and thus realizing I have been reading till 4 AM). Even if I stay up till the sun has risen, as long as I don’t know what time it is I can survive with only a few hours sleep.

  Regardless I apologize that weeks 7 through 9 will not find their way onto the graphs. But I will note that their absence is not unlike the absence of audio in the video of myself proposing to my beloved. A fact brought on because Panasonic, in their infinite wisdom, created a camera that records video but not the audio. You may be asking yourself “What batch of batshit fools would create a video recording device that doesn’t record audio for real world situations.” I would in turn respond “Panasonic.” Hopefully then both of us would cease to buy their drivel (which was more expensive than my Samsung Camera which consequently does record audio) and we can then move onto a life where quality products at meaningful prices do not become a mere fable.

  If it is not apparent I loathe Panasonic now, for if the company died this moment the only sadness I would feel would be for the good people who work there and have lost their jobs. All those people except the ones who designed this particular model of Camera. For they, most of all, deserve to by smote.

  Digression! My friend I had nearly forgotten your great power over me. I need to discuss the books I have read. Asimov is, as I have learned, a wizard of words. He conveys theories in a manner that can overwhelm the senses, his characters though somewhat shallow at times in the earlier novels are now by the time of my last book diverse and gorgeously designed. I spent many nights reading about the adventures of people that intrigued me, their motives, thoughts, and even motions were all aflutter in my mind as I rested. If one would ignore the coughing and endless drain of my nasal passages, one could easily argue that the last 3 weeks have been perfect in their mixture of learning and relaxation.

  This is a man who wrote hundreds of stories and throughout them all never fell flat, it is his ability to weave tales across millenia that have helped push me to begin writing the historical skeleton of my entire personal universe (Scion). If you have not read the Foundation Series, I highly suggest that you do so.

Pages Read

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Pages Read

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  You will notice that only one more Asimov book is on my list before 2 very pleasant diversions, not that reading Asimov is not a pleasant diversion (ah double negatives). I will most certainly return to Asimov in the months to come :).

Month 3:

  Week 9: Foundations’ Edge – Isaac Asimov (480 Pages / 68 Pages Nightly)
  Week 10: Foundation and Earth – Isaac Asimov ( 528 Pages / 75 Pages Nightly)
  Week 11: I Am America (And So Can You!) – Stephen Colbert ( 240 Pages / 34 Pages Nightly)
  Week 12: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents America (The Book) Teacher’s Edition – Jon Stewart (240 Pages / 34 Pages Nightly)

Month 1:

  Week 1: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – J.K. Rowling (448 Pages / 64 Pages Nightly)
  Week 2: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – J.K. Rowling (752 Pages / 107 Pages Nightly)
  Week 3: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – J.K. Rowling (870 Pages / 125 Pages Nightly)
  Week 4: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – J.K. Rowling (652 Pages / 93 Pages Nightly)

Month 2:

  Week 5: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – J.K. Rowling (784 Pages / 112 Pages Nightly)
  Week 6: Under the Dome: A Novel – Stephen King (1074 Pages / 153 Pages Nightly)
  Week 7: Foundation and Empire – Isaac Asimov (272 Pages / 38 Pages Nightly)
  Week 8:
Second Foundation – Isaac Asimov (272 Pages / 38 Pages Nightly)

2 Comments on Operation 52 – Week 7, 8 and 9!

  1. Bisha

    Ello. Dunno if you’ve ever given it a go, but a rather amusing…if odd read is the Mission Earth series put out by Hubbard. Reads really oddly, but the story is intriguing, since some of what Hubbard wrote about came true. In one part he makes note of a hole in the ozone, which wasn’t known about at the time the books (there’s 8 or nine) were written. I’d like to suggest it if you ever get time.

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