(Y-8) 81 days

This weekend was a really hectic but equally fun one. My reading is something I’m not willing to discuss at the moment.

Let’s say it didn’t bode well on my idea to finish this year list. But I won’t let this get me distracted, onward they say.

I did see something really cool coming of this weekend of the now mayor event for us geeks.  I’m of course talking of SDCC.

They just realized the first look of the TV adaptation of my favorite book. American Gods .

You can check it here https://youtu.be/oyoXURn9oK0

Happy Readings !!!

azr

(Y-8) 84 days

It’s good to wake up to find terrific news of  books coming out.

In this particular case the new graphic novel of eccentric genius Alan Moore. Jerusalem is set in Moore’s hometown of Northampton,UK.

Based on the description of the book it promises another tour de force as only Moore can deliver.

It comes out September 13 and I can’t wait.

For more information visit http://books.wwnorton.com/books/detail.aspx?id=4294992150

Happy readings!!!

azr

 

(Y-8) 85 days

A fairly hot day with little time to read and surrounded  by some beautiful desert trees. So all in all a really good day.


Also is the 83th birthday of one of my favorite author , Cormac McCarthy, if you haven’t read any of his work you are really missing out. I recommend starting with the Pulitzer Prize Winner  “The Road” and take it from there.

Happy Readings!!!

azr

(Y-8) 86 days

So my progress has been snail-like. So in order to achieve my now fleeting goal the 2 books in the currently reading list must be finished by this weekend.

The other thing I’m doing is using a short stories collection by Mexican master storyteller Carlos Fuentes as  a palate cleanser, a book to read while I wait for my coffee to brew.

So far I have read 3 stories and all of them have a special eerie feel to them.

Happy Readings and I’ll post with my progress.

azr

(Y-8) 90 days

So I finished with the part of American Gods of the B & N Leatherbound edition and I’m on the Anansi Boys part. 

This is the 3rd time I have read American Gods and let me tell you it holds a very special place in my heart. As always it remains my favorite book. 

So let’s take this part down and on to the next challenge.

Happy Readings!!!

azr

(Y-8) Please books….move along

Well it has been a slow progress, now I’m 94 days out of the final day of this year of reading and a lot of books still stand in my path.

Right now I’m working on three books and hope to finish at least two of them before or during the weekend.

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My 13th book of the master Saramago

On the other hand I’m impressed with how a little water can revive my precious desert, the cenizos that lead-up to my front door are blooming like crazy with the scarce rain that has fallen in the last week.

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My purple desert

So there isn’t any progress to report, at least the number haven’t move from the last post.

Happy Readings!!!

azr

 

 

(Y-8) 100 days

I have 100 days to go on this the eight year of my crazy project.

So, it’s time to put the pedal to the metal and reach that coveted goal of 52 books in one year.

The good news is that I’m past the half-way point, the bad news is that just barely.

Here are the books that have been check-off my list, including the time period it took me.

Book Author Starting Date Finish Date
Star Wars: The Last Command Timothy Zahn 14 of october 2015 7 of november 2015
Star Wars: Red Harvest Joe Schreiber 26 of october 2015 8 of november 2015
Star Wars-The Bounty Hunters Wars: Hard Merchandise K.W. Jeter 7 of november 2015 22 of november 2015
Star Wars: Survivor`s Quest Timothy Zahn 22 of november 2015 5 of december 2015
Star Wars: Darksaber Kevin J. Anderson 8 of november 2015 5 of december 2015
Star Wars: The Cestus Deception Steven Barnes 20 of december 2015 28 of december 2015
Star Wars: Shatterpoint Matthew Stover 5 of december 2015 20 of december 2015
Star Wars: I, Jedi Michael A. Stackpole 6 of december 2015 29 of december 2015
A Feast for Crows George R.R. Martin 28 of december 2015 26 of january 2016
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J.K. Rowling 27 of march 2016 10 of april 2016
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix J.K. Rowling 10 of april 2016 27 of april 2016
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins 27 of april 2016 8 of may 2016
La Frontera de Cristal Carlos Fuentes 29 of december 2015 5 of january 2016
Equal Rites Terry Pratchett 5 of january 2016 28 of january 2016
El Horror de Dunwich H.P. Lovecraft 30 of april 2016 2 of may 2016
Mort Terry Pratchett 28 of january 2016 14 of march 2016
El vuelo de la reina Tomás Eloy Martínez 7 of june 2016 25 of june 2016
Despues del Terremoto Haruki Murakami 12 of may 2016 14 of may 2016
1Q84 Libro 1 y Libro 2 Haruki Murakami 26 of january 2016 14 of march 2016
The Wind-up Bird Chronicle Haruki Murakami 15 of march 2016 21 of may 2015
Interview with the Vampire Anne Rice 16 of may 2016 22 of june 2016
Viaje a Portugal Jose Saramago 14 of march 2016 8 of may 2016
La voluntad y la fortuna Carlos Fuentes 21 of may 2016 19 of june 2016
La Larga Marcha Stephen King 17 of january 2016 1 of february 2016
La Sombra de mas alla del tiempo H.P. Lovecraft 6 of may 2016 13 of may 2016
Unfinished Tales of Numenor and Middle-Earth J.R.R. Tolkien 2 of february 2016 27 of march 2017
El Horror en el Cementerio H.P. Lovecraft 26 of june 2016 27 of june 2016

That’s 27 of 52. Here are the 25 remaining

Book Author Starting Date
American Gods/ Anansi Boys (B&N Leatherbound Classics) Neil Gaiman 25 of june 2016
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince J.K. Rowling
Catching Fire Suzanne Collins
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows J.K. Rowling
Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
The Amber Spyglass Philip Pullman
Dracula Bram Stoker
El Evangelio según Jesucristo Jose Saramago
El Principe de la niebla Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Sourcery Terry Pratchett
Wyrd Sisters Terry Pratchett
Historia del Cerco de Lisboa Jose Saramago 19 of june 2016
Las luces de septiembre Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Pyramids Terry Pratchett
Memorial del convento Jose Saramago
J.R.R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle-Earth Daniel Grota
El naranjo Carlos Fuentes
Horror en el Museo H.P. Lovecraft
Cuentos sobrenaturales Carlos Fuentes
The Book of Lost Tales Part One J.R.R. Tolkien
Los Sueños en la Casa de la Bruja H.P. Lovecraft
The Vampire Lestat Anne Rice
El Extraño Caseron en la Niebla H.P. Lovecraft
Cuentos naturales Carlos Fuentes
The Anubis Gates Tim Powers

With the amount of books and days left, I’ll need to knock-out a book every 4 days. So wish me luck and caffeine, don’t fail me now.

This is one of the books I’m working on right now (which,happens to be my favorite book ever).

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This is the third different edition I read of this book and it never fails to amaze me.

So here are the number for this period:

  • Total pages for  the eight year : 11,849 pages
  • Days left for the eight year: 100 days
  • Books left for the eight year: 25 books
  • Pages left to read in my goal for the eight year: 8,881 pages
  • Total pages of Lost in a million pages: 178,994 pages

Happy Readings!!!

azr

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