This week has been slow for my reading progress ( as you will see in the numbers a little bit below).
Let’s start with the book front; firstly I made some headway with the Gardens of the Moon, currently on page 108 of 645, secondly I keep on reading the beautiful 200th-anniversary edition of Frankenstein, right now I am on page 60 of 247.
Here are some of the beautiful illustrations by Mr. Plunkert.
I plan to finish it by Halloween and mark the official start of one of my favorite time of the year, something I like to call Monster Mash, which runs from Halloween (31st of October) to Dia de Muertos (2nd of November)
Dia de Muertos is the Mexican holiday where we honor our relatives who have past on; I loved this holiday because is full of color and is actually a celebration of life, a remembrance of those who are no longer with us physically but their memory lingers on vividly in everyone they touched.
During this three day period, I watch classic horror movies, eat industrial quantities of candy, read some of my favorites horror novels/graphic novels and go and watch the traditional “altares” y “tumbas” to commemorate Dia de Muertos.
I am still working on my list of movies and graphic novels.
So far, on the movie front, I have James Whale’s 1931 classic Frankenstein, a sort of tradition to watch it on Halloween. The other movie on my list is George Romero’s 1978 zombie classic Dawn of Dead.
On the graphic novel front, there is only a single book, Hellboy in Hell Volumen 1 by none other than Mike Mignola; I’ll browse around my unread pile of digital graphic novels to find some adequate gems to read.
I’m eyeing some classic Tomb of Dracula comics and some Swamp Thing by Alan Moore to add to the list.
Now let’s talk numbers, now quite the progress I would have liked, but at least it is not a dreadful and frightening zero.
- Total pages for (Y-11) : 685 pages.
- Pages to go to achieve first milestone (10,000 pages): 9,315 pages.
- Pages to go to achieve the main goal of the year (53,000 pages): 52,315 pages.
- Pages to go to be the second-best year of reading (32,001 pages): 31,316 pages.
- Pages to go to be the best year of reading (47,705 pages): 47,020 pages.
Now back to reading as The War on Drugs gently spins on my record player.