To start off one of this year side project I’ll start with the winner of 2013, Alice Munro.
She is famous for her short stories, the book is a collection of some of her work.
Feeling good about this new year.
Another year under my belt and I feel content (yes, just content) with the outcome. So here is a quick recap of how (Y-8) finished.
In the book front I read 43 of the 52 books in the list. That’s a book every 8.5 days, not that bad.
In the page front I read 16,509 pages of the 20,730 in the goal. That’s a 79.5%, again not that bad.
The longest book was 1Q84 (Book 1 and Book 2) by Haruki Murakami with 936 pages.
The shortest book was El extraño caseron en la niebla by H.P. Lovecraft with 91 pages.
The books that I couldn’t read this past year will be added to the list of (Y-9) and are the following:
Now moving to (Y-9), in previous posts I made a promise (to myself mostly) that in this 3 years leading up to the tenth anniversary of this crazy project, that I will read a total of 130,500 pages. With the total of (Y-8) that leaves 113,991 pages to read in two years. In average I’ll have to read a total 56,996 pages each year. The good news is that I’m back to reading graphic novels and comic-books so the page count with increase considerably.
So the path is lay-down in front of me, time to put the pedal to the metal.
Some side things I’ll do different for this year is what a call a “caffeine pilgrimage” , which consist basically in keeping track of my daily coffee intake (this is inspired in a comment of somebody that told me I drink way to much coffee) and also I plan to visit the various coffee houses that have pop-up recently all around town. The other I plan to read some of the works of recent Nobel in Literature Laureates that I haven’t read.
The preliminary list goes as thus:
And finally, last week I went to the local Book Fair, it’s mainly organized by the local college UACJ (my alma mater) and it features national publishing houses ranging from literature to architectural books.
I found some real treats
So, the eight year of reading is coming rapidly to it’s end.
I have only today and tomorrow left and (Y-9) begins, with new crazy ideas and, as always, gargantuan tasks to conquer.
Tomorrow evening I’ll make a final recap of my year in reading and also to fill you in of coming craziness.
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