Nnedi Okorafor speaking at TEDGlobal 2017
Any Goodreads user has access to a yearly report with some statistics and basically the covers of all the books read in one year. In order to have it the user only has to set the books as read and the read date to any time in that year. Taking advantage of this nice feature I will summarize My 2019 in Books from Goodreads, as I did one year ago for my read books in 2018.
Tolkien 2019, the largest celebration of Tolkien ever held by the Tolkien Society
If you are reading this you probably know already that I am a big fan of J.R.R. Tolkien, to the point that I joined the Spanish Tolkien Society (Sociedad Tolkien Española) almost 20 years ago and I usually don't miss any of their events.
Juan Gómez Jurado during the presentation of Reina Roja in Málaga
Any Goodreads user has access to a yearly report with some statistics and basically the covers of all the books read in one year. In order to have it the user only has to set the books as read and the read date to any time in that year.
'Travels with Charley' map at the National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA
Travels with Charley: In Search of America is mainly what they call a travelogue o travel literature. It's not the first time that I read one and I'm starting to enjoy the genre. I added this one to my want to read in Goodreads a long time ago after reading some hilarious paragraphs during a couple of English lessons, and the rest of the book had not disappointed me at all.
Reading A Feast for Crows, by Beppie
Espero que disfruten tanto como yo del siguiente fragmento de A Feast for Crows de George R.R. Martin. No contiene spoilers, pero sí da una buena idea del ambiente que se respira en la novela, el tono de este tomo me ha parecido especialmente pesimista y desolador (que ya es decir para Canción de Hielo y Fuego).
El interior de Rama, según Monomorphic
El hecho de querer valorar justamente en Goodreads los grandes clásicos que leí de pequeño me está obligando a releer deliciosas obras maestras.
I've discovered through my dear friend Mónica a wonderful poem called The Chaos. I'm talking about between 146 and 274 funny and well thought verses (depending on the version) about English spelling and pronunciation singularities written by Gerard Nolst Trenité which appeared for the first time in 1920.
Christopher Hitchens signature
This is going to be my first review in English. Don't Panic! As I recently only read and watch both TV series and films in English (usually without subs) seems to me the perfect way to express ideas and concepts from the books, as well as a way to improve my skills. Please help me notice any inconvenience or mistake.
Muchos de ustedes ya sabrán que la ciencia ficción dura es "un subgénero de la ciencia ficción caracterizado por conceder una especial relevancia a los detalles científicos o técnicos de la historia" (Wikipedia dixit). Uno de mis géneros favoritos, dicho sea de paso.
Czech stamp in 2000 about Fermat's last theorem
Acabo de terminar la lectura de Fermat's Last Theorem (El último teorema de Fermat en su edición española) del autor británico Simon L. Singh. A pesar de haber tardado bastante en acabarlo (diversos líos me han tenido alejado de cualquier libro) me ha parecido una lectura muy amena y totalmente recomendable. Antes de seguir, debo indicar que este libro lo conseguí en la pasada TAM London 2010 firmado por el propio autor.