(Y-9) “it was on a dreary night of November that I beheld the accomplishment of my toils”

I finally finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and now is on to a classic, Frankenstein.

In the last 4 of  5 years I have read this magnificent book and it has become kind of a ritual to start reading it in or around Halloween and let me tell each time is different.

This year version in beautifully illustrated by Lynd Ward.


I know what great and emotional book is ahead of me.

Happy Readings!!!

azr

(Y-9) fall colorsĀ 

Finally fall is here and it brought all those beautiful colors.

Right now I’m recharging to start a new era of my life and what better way to do it that some heavy reading and some strong coffee. 

I have three books on my nightstand and if things go as plan by the end of the next weekend they will be done. 

Also on Friday I finish reading Sandman:Overture and man it was a memorable psychedelic trip. highly recommended.

Well back to it.

Happy Readings !!!

azr

(Y-9) Book Missing

In the wake of me misplacing the other Munro book I was reading it leaves me with my contingency plan, changing books.

The new one is La vida de las mujeres also by miss Munro

Here it is keeping me company during breakfast.

Hope I can remember where I left the other one.

Happy Readings!!!

azr

(Y-9) Happy 56th Birthday to Mr. Neil Gaiman

It’s no secret that Neil Gaiman is my favorite author.

I became hooked to his work around 1998 when I first read volume 7 of his critically acclaim comic book series The Sandman and to be honest nothing was ever the same for me.

He proves that you can take literary elements that are considered inferior or only for cheap literature (like fantasy and horror) and elevated them into some really rich, dark and beautiful writing. No one, expect maybe Stephen King, does it as good as Neil.

But my real descent into being an absolute fan-boy was in 2001 when his Hugo and Nebula award winning novel got published, of course I’m talking about American Gods (soon to be a TV-series), there aren’t enough praises for this behemoth of a book, just go out buy it and read it.

I have 3 different versions of the book and is the one I plan to read it as the last in order to finish my goal of 1,000,000 pages

Here I’m only missing a picture of the 10 year anniversary edition.

So in commemoration of Mr. Gaiman’s birthday I’m going to start reading The Sandman: Overture, a book that has been taunting me for almost a year, just sitting there looking all pretty in my shelf.

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Happy Readings!!!

azr