Category: Books

  • Recently: June 2021

    Previous: May 2021. The second quarter of 2021 is over, and it was an intense one at work. I’ve been working on some features for WordPress 5.8. It’s a packed version by my standards and those of many others. It will be published in a few days, and I’m excited to see it in the […]

  • Grupo de lectura de Scórpio

    Comparto unha nota que me enviaron para difundir esta iniciativa. A Asociación Carballo Vivo de Friol organiza un grupo de lectura virtual de Scórpio, novela de Ricardo Carvalho Calero, autor homenaxeado nas Letras Galegas 2020. Continúa así coa iniciativa Desconfinamos a obra de Carvalho na que tamén participa Modelo Burela. O prazo de inscripción estará […]

  • How I learned the NATO Phonetic Alphabet

    Did it ever happen to you that during a phone call you had to spell something? An airline code, an email, an invoice number, etc. At those situations, I always regretted not having learned the NATO phonetic alphabet. Flash forward to September 2019: I found myself in a talk about learning and memory techniques during […]

  • The magician’s assistant

    Review of Ann Patchett’s book, the Reading Club assignment for January 2019.

  • Forest Dark

    Review of Nicole Krauss’ book, the Reading Club assignment for January 2019.

  • They came like swallows

    A review of William Maxwell’s book, the Reading Club assignment for November 2018.

  • The ones who walk away from Omelas

    Review of Ursula K. Le Guin’s short story.

  • The girl on the train

    Review of Paula Hawkins’ book, the Reading Club assignment for June 2018.

  • The kite runner

    Review of Khaled Hosseini’s book, the Reading Club assignment for May 2018.

  • The pleasure of finding things out

    This was the first book listening experience that I’ve actually finished. Sean Runnette‘s voice was adequate for setting the tone and rhythm – actually, sometimes I felt I was listening to Feinmann himself! Having read Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!, What Do You Care What Other People Think? and some other papers/videos, most of the stories in […]