Crazy about the classics of Emilio del Río

Crazy about the classics of Emilio del Río

Emilio del Río plays Cicerone on a journey through a selection of the ancient classics by great authors of ancient Greece and Rome.

On this trip we will meet 36 authors, their main works and many anecdotes from their lives, the social context in which they lived, who they have inspired and many other interesting facts.

It does not go into depth, each chapter dedicated to an author, is a compendium of references, to his life, his work, his thoughts that prevail today, books and films, authors he has inspired, etc.


Nuclear energy will save the world by Alfredo García

Cover : Nuclear energy will save the world by Alfredo García

Debunking myths about nuclear energy by Alfredo García @OperadorNuclear

It is a very clear and didactic book where Alfredo García shows us the science and engineering foundations behind nuclear power and nuclear power plants.

Throughout the book we will learn how radioactivity works, the types of radiation, parts and operation of a nuclear power plant and the security measures and protocols to follow.

In addition, he will explain the necessary training to be a nuclear operator and will analyze the three major nuclear accidents that have occurred, breaking down the causes, the hoaxes that have been reported and whether they could happen again today.


The Kingdom of Jo Nesbo

review and notes of The Kingdom of Jo Nesbo

This book was given to me for my birthday. I am not a great lover of police novels, nor of thrillers. From time to time I feel like reading one, but it's not the genre that satisfies me the most. Still, of course, I read the novel.

Who does not know Jo Nesbo?

Norwegian, one of the kings of the thriller, with 25 novels (right now) among which there are some juvenile novels and the saga of the commissioner Harry Hole that is part of the crime novel.

That is why he deserved an opportunity, although I think I have not picked up a suitable novel for me.


Louise Glück's Wild Iris

This book, the wild iris by Louise Gluck, I took it from the library because it was on the prominent shelf where they leave a selection of books. I took it without knowing the author and without knowing that she was a Nobel Prize winner. After two readings I liked it a lot, although to really enjoy it I think I should give it a few more.

The edition and the author (Louise Glück)

Bilingual edition, which is always appreciated, from the Poetry Viewer Collection Poetry Viewer Collection of the publisher book viewer, but I miss that it has notes. With translation by Andrés Catalán.


Genesis of Guido Tonelli

Genesis of Guido Tonelli. the formation of the universe

It is an explanation updated to 2021 of all the knowledge about how the Universe was formed.

The author guides us through everything we know about the formation of our universe. Separating it into 7 chapters, 7 stages with important milestones in the formation of the universe that correspond to the 7 days of the formation of the Universe of the Christian religion. Although the chapters do not correspond to each day, the text does make a separation.


The most beautiful story in the world

Review on the most beautiful story in the world

The most beautiful story in the world. The Secrets of Our Origins by Hubert Reeves, Joël de Rosnay, Yves Coppens and Dominique Simonnet. with translation by Óscar Luis Molina.

As they say in the synopsis, it is the most beautiful story in the world because it is ours.

The format

The format of the "essay" I loved. It is divided into three parts, consisting of 3 interviews by the journalist Dominique Simonnet with a specialist in each area.

The first part is an interview with astrophysicist Hubert Reeves from the beginning of the universe until life appears on Earth.

In the second part, the biologist Joël de Rosnay is interviewed from the time life appears on earth until the first ancestors of humans appear.


Bullet Journal Ideas

bullet journal notebooks and ideas

These Kings asked me a dot book, a bullet journal. I asked for it because since it was dotted, it seemed to me that I was going to be able to better capture the ideas of pieces, inventions, etc.

And the truth is that the points give the perfect balance and a subtle reference and in its proper measure. They avoid the mess that occurs in blank notebooks due to not having references and they avoid the overload of square notebooks, also increasing vertical references that, for example, are not present in line notebooks.


Comanche by Jesús Maeso de la Torre

I advance that I am a great admirer of the western, I love it. Comanche is the winner of the Spartacus Award for the best historical novel of 2019 and it is highly recommended.

It is a novel, with fictionalized facts of course, and this is far from the tone of Crazy Horse and Custer which is an essay telling the facts in a reliable way.

Here the story is circumscribed in real events. The missions, the battles, etc, etc are real. The lives of the main characters are clearly fiction.

It is located in New Spain in the last decades of the XNUMXth century, when the Spanish Empire controlled Mexico and what would later become the United States of America.

Never when we talk about West, we tell the time of Spanish colonization, before the famous caravans of settlers that we see in the movies will arrive. I was not aware that the Spanish had been there, opening the way, also colonizing what would become the United States of America, since the fourteenth century.


Cosmopolitan Ethics by Adela Cortina

A bet for sanity in times of pandemic.

I said I was not going to read any more books or essays against the backdrop of the pandemic. After the disappointment of Zizek pandemic, I took it out on Innerarity Pandemocracy and I had already filled my dose of pandemic essays.

Then I came to the library and saw the volume Ethics cosmopolita and I by Adela Cortina read everything I find. Always interesting. In the blog I left the review of What is ethics really good for? and I have pending his best-known book Aporophobia, the rejection of the poor.


El conde de montecristo

Summary, review and notes of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas (father) It is the novel that I have read the most times. This is the fifth time in 30 years and each time it leaves me with a different taste in my mouth, with which I realize how I am changing and how my personality and my way of thinking is changing.

It is a 1968 edition, family heirloom. I have always read this volume, the one with the photos, since I was little, and in addition to the history I love reading this particular edition that reminds me of all the times I have read it. It is Rodegar editions with translation by Javier Costa Clavell and cover by Barrera Soligro

Set in the 1815th century, the novel begins in XNUMX. If you don't know it, it is the story of a revenge. THE REVENGE. One of the great classics of world literature.