My original intention was to start reading The Legend of Drizzt series around mid-November, but, apparently, it is already December.
Of the 33 books of this epic saga, I have read the first trilogy, that is in the chronological order of the story because it was published after the second trilogy, The Icewind Dale, of the chronology, bit confusing, I know.
The first trilogy, The Dark Elf Trilogy, follows Drizzt in the Underdark, his homeland. Since the first time I delve into the world of this rogue Dark Elf my fantasy loving self-has been longing to go back to this vast and captivating world.
So, this year, it is the main attraction.
As you can see above this is the trilogy I plan to read over the holiday break, besides some graphic novels.
But what is standing on my way you may ask.
Well, only 5 books and 19 days.
Two of them I’m currently reading, Lord of the Rings, at page 462 of 1,137 , and The Legend of Huma, at page 218 of 384.
The other three are a trilogy set in the fantasy world of Dragonlance.
Dragons of a Fallen Sun, Dragons of a Vanished Moon and Dragons of a Lost Star, better known as the War of Souls trilogy, supposedly should introduce a new era of heroes to an already rich history of legendary figures.
In all these books are about 1,800 pages and with another 800 pages from the ones in progress, they amount to a gargantuan, bat-shit crazy, no sleep, highly caffeinated task, and guess what, I’m going to do it.
And I brought reinforcements, first and foremost, some good tunes, in form of three of my current favorite albums.
Prisoner by Ryan Adams and A Deeper Understanding and Lost in the Dream by The War on Drugs, all things in life are made better with music and I’m doing it old school and playing them on vinyl, I don’t know but there is something ritualistic about changing the record and feeling its weight on your hand that something digital can’t give you, sure more practical to use a streaming service for the day to day, but in this special occasions good old vinyl hits the right spot.
The second thing is some nice and dark chocolate, obviously to go along with the liters of coffee that I’m about to consume. Along with this I have a new little partner gracing my bookshelf, none other than my favorite comic-book character, Hellboy, well a cute version of him.
And lastly my faithful bullet journal to keep track of all the nuisance and crazy ideas that cross my over caffeinated and under slept mind.
Lately and unfortunately there have been a lot of red days, but with this tasks in hand I can no longer afford them.
Doing the math, I’ll have to read 2,628 pages in 19 days. I really don’t shy-away from crazy challenges.
Stay tuned for daily progress briefings and random happenings.
I almost forgot, my page total for this, the tenth year of reading is 3,425 pages, little under my goal for the end of November, but, I’ll take it.
Now back to reading, see you tomorrow.