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.


How to Catalog My Book Library

I have been looking for a method to catalog, organize and manage the family library .. Right now I am talking about a physical library, I don't know if I mix the ebooks here, but I think I will continue with Caliber for that.

I have a few books, I don't know how many, in addition to magazines, technical books and other supports. All this comes together with those of my wife and my daughters and makes us have an interesting family library.

But it is disorganized. We do not have a record of the books, nor do we know on which shelf or room they are and in many cases this is very frustrating, because unfortunately we cannot have all of them in view and many are inside closets or in second rows of shelves.


The Mediterranean mount. A guide for naturalists

The Mediterranean mount. A guide for naturalists

Disclosure book by Julián Simón López-Villalta de la Editorial Tundra. A small wonder that has made me change my vision on many points.

In the book he reviews all the ecology of the mediterranean forest. Going through the history of the Mediterranean, its habitats and biodiversity where it tells us about trees, shrubs, herbs, carnivores, granivores, herbivores, pollinators, parasitoids, insectivores, decomposers, scavengers.

A section dedicated to survival (droughts, fires, frosts, etc.) and another to the relationships between species (predators and prey, parasites, competition, mutualism and symbiosis and diners and tenants)

As you can see, it is a complete look at plant and animal species and the relationships between them and the habitat where they live. All perfectly explained and integrated, giving an overview of how the ecosystem works, why it is so special and why it contains so much biodiversity.


Art Matters by Neil Gaiman

Art matters, because imagination can change the world

Art matters. Because imagination can change the world.

It is about texts written by Neil Gaiman over the years and illustrated by Chris Ridell for this volume. I saw the book in the library and did not hesitate to pick it up. I already know Neil Gaiman for CoralineBy The cemetery book and many other things that I have on the list but that I have not read yet (American Gods, Sandman, Stardust, Its Nordic myths, etc). I didn't know Chris Ridell. The translation is the responsibility of Montserrat Meneses Vilar.

I always like to read other genres of the authors that interest me, especially when they are essays, conferences and opinions they have on life and literature.