Book Shelfs,Part Three

FInally!!!

I finish unpacking all of the books and made some temporary shelfs from some cardboard boxes.

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This is basically everything I have bought in the last 6 years, most of it I have not yet read.

Going throught all the books and organizing them I found the book which is my intention to read to reach 1,000,000 pages.

It’s “American Gods” by Neil Gaiman, this particular edition is a paperback that was a birthday present from my beautiful wife some 7 years ago.

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 So it went to the top shelf where it will need to wait for about 18 years.

Well back to reading and planning a new project ECO.LECTORES more news coming soon.

Happy Readings!!!!

Books Seven and Eight 2013, Manual de Pintura y Caligrafía and Todos los Nombres

When I first decided to make the 50 book list for this year the idea of making progress with the very extensive bibliography of nobel prize winning author José Saramago was priority number one.

The list contains five books, from which this two books are number three and number four.

That leaves only one left to read. Claraboya

As always Saramago explores the hidden magical essence of even the simplest things.

In “Manual de Pintura y Caligrafía” the stories follows the inner-thoughts of a mediocre painter. A rebel in heart living of making portrait for the social elite. Tired of painting worthless art, he focus on capturing his views on a journal with some beautiful calligraphy.

In ” Todos los nombres” our story focus on a clerk of the Central Registry of  Births, Marriages and Deaths who only things beside work is collecting clips from papers and magazines of famous people. One day going thru some files of this famous persons, by accident, takes a file of a regular person, a women . He becomes infatuated with this enigmatic  woman and starts a journey to find out more about her.

Two very different books exploring the same thematic of human obsession of finding something worth sacrificing yourself over.

So that’s 5,479 pages down, 44,263 pages to go

Total pages 117,059 pages

Book Six 2013, Casi un Objeto

A  collection of short stories by the nobel prize winning author José Saramago.

With is particular  humour and  beautiful narrative the author  makes  us witness to the demise of a chair, a car worried by his next gasoline fix, a king tired of funeral processions, a rebellion of objects and even a centaur hidden in the woods of  modernity.

This book is perfect to read during a coffee break or lunch.  It gives you the opportunity to escape reality for a little while as you dwell in the always enticing worlds and words of  José Saramago.

 

So that’s 5,071 pages down, 44,671 pages to go.

Total Pages 116,651 pages

Book Five 2013, El Mago

The second book of the series “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flame: The Magician” continues to follow the steps of the twins as they keep dodging the attempts of the english magician John Dee to capture them.

This fantastic chase take us to enigmatic city of Paris. Where the twins make extraordinary allies and even deathlier enemies. Facing new villains like Niccolo Machiavelli, a group of valkyries, dagon, nidhogg the devourer of corpses and even a god who lays dormant deep in the catacombs of Paris.

As a parallel story line, Perenelle the wife of the alchemyst is being held prisoner in Alcatraz under the watchful eye of a sphinx. 

The story keeps getting more exciting and twisted. I just can wait to read the third book

So that’s 4,967 pages down, 44,775  pages to go

Total Pages 116, 547 pages

Reading Spot, Part I

I have been known for reading in very particular places.

They become kind of sanctuaries where I can sit, relax and lose myself in a good book.

With the drag of moving from our old apartment to our new house I wasn’t able to put together a decent spot for reading.

Fortunately things around the house are finally  beginning to take shape. And now I proud to say that the first reading spot of the house is ready.

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It’s located in the living room, the reading chair just arrived a few days ago and table was constructed from recycled materials and the rug gives it a warm and inviting feeling.

The light from the dome in the stairs it’s perfect.

In all it’s a very comfortable place to relax and drink a couple of cups of coffee.

 

Well back to reading, almost done with the fifth book of this year.

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