The first pull of weeks is behind me and the outcome, although really productive , isn’t quite where I want it.
The monumental nature of this year reading (and next one as well) kind of overshadows a week where I read 500 pages, but this shouldn’t be a discouragement, it has become more fuel for the fire.
My total for this three weeks is 1,612. Has I have mention in other post comic books are back in the mix and this year is only getting better.
From last year list I have finished two books, The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice, which is a real treat to read, it captures the life (and “death”) of Lestat of Lioncourt, the egotistical vampire we came to love to hate from Interview with the Vampire. The second one was El evangelio según Jesucristo by José Saramago, in which the story of the messiah is re-imagined, if you are deeply rooted in catholic belief this might offend you. I for one found it beautifully written and quite challenging because it dwells more in the inner workings of such a iconic figure in history.
My list of book for (Y-9) is finally set, some book from last year, some Nobel Laureates, some goodies that I haven’t read in a few years and also the return of a Classic that last year I couldn’t read as part of my tradition.
The list goes as follow:
|Frankenstein ( Edición Sexto Piso Ilustado)||Mary Shelley|
|A Dance with Dragons||George R.R. Martin|
|The Lord of the Rings||J.R.R. Tolkien|
|The Hobbit (Ilustrated Edition)||J.R.R. Tolkien|
|Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster||Svetlana Alexievich|
|Young Once||Patrick Modiano|
|Las lunas de Júpiter||Alice Munro|
|Sorgo Rojo||Mo Yan|
|The Half-Finished Heaven||Tomas Tranströmer|
|The Hunger Angel||Herta Müller|
|Mondo and Other Stories||J.M.G. Le Clezio|
|My Name is Red||Orhan Pamuk|
|The Piano Teacher||Elfriede Jelinek|
|Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows||J.K. Rowling|
|The Amber Spyglass||Philip Pullman|
|El Evangelio según Jesucristo||José Saramago|
|Memorial del convento||José Saramago|
|J.R.R. Tolkien: Architect of Middle-Earth||Daniel Grota|
|El naranjo||Carlos Fuentes|
|The Vampire Lestat||Anne Rice|
|The Anubis Gates||Tim Powers|
|México Mutilado||Francisco Martin Moreno|
|La Catedral del Mar||Ildenfonso Falcones|
26 in total, the one in red are the already finished.
The returning classic is none other the Frankenstein an illustrated version in spanish.
Also I have found some new Star Wars comic books to plum-up my hoarding stash, lots to read and lots more to find.
Right now I’ll keep working on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Star Wars Dark Forces: Soldier for the Empire ( a really cool graphic novel), Las lunas de Júpiter by Alice Munro (short story extraordinaire) and some digital comic books on comixology to pass the long waiting periods.
So here are the number for this period:
- Total pages for the ninth year : 1,612 pages
- Days left for the ninth year: 344 days
- Books left for the eight year: 24 books
- Pages left to read in my goal for the eight year: 55,384 pages
- Total pages of Lost in a million pages: 185,266 pages