My top 10 books of 2016 and what they taught me.

I love reading books. Books are a unique form of information. An article purpose is to dwell into a particular topic and cover as best as possible in the least words possible. The shorter and more to the point an article, the better. This applies to newspapers, blogs, magazines or Wikipedia. The same could be said to apply …

The Fountains of Paradise by Arthur C. Clarke

As a Hugo Award winner of 1980, The Fountains of Paradise is an interesting book. By now, I’m used to surprises. All the Hugo winners must be special in one way or another. With this one, Clarke doesn’t really explain the purpose of the book until later. Who’s the hero? What’s the drama? What’s the …

Imagine a perfect, happy world. Now, imagine the opposite.

Imagine a world of happiness. Everyone has what they wish for, what they need, what they want. There is no need for food, shelter, security or entertainment. Picture a society highly divided between high class, middle class, and low-class citizens, every individual being born on their “caste” and not able to, under any circumstances, escape …

Thoughts on “In Conversation With God” by Neale Donald Walsch.

This book is can be highly, highly controversial and the value it brings to a reader depends mostly on the already made assumptions and wisdom of such reader. As any religion-related topic, this book taps strongly into already-made beliefs. Most people, by age 20 or later, already have an strong opinion regarding religion, spiritualism, God, …

A crash course on the history of physics. My thoughts on “A Brief History Of Time” by Stephen Hawking.

I’ve just finished “A Brief History Of Time” by Stephen Hawking and I feel my brain more efficient, bigger and smart just by reading this book. What an amazing journey Hawking takes you to; you’ll learn about the discoveries of Galileo, Newton, Einstein, Maxwell, Hubble, and so many other great scientist that have changed the way …

My thoughts on Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil

This is probably one of the books in which I’ve learned the most about something specific and so common as Olive Oil. Turns out, Olive Oil is AMAZING and you might have never really tasted a real Extra Virgin olive oil. I was very surprised to learn that most (in my case 9 out of …

My thoughts on “Lost Stars” by Claudia Gray

The description of this book is quite… incomplete. It states that the book is mostly about the struggle of two friends through their differences, one being in the rebellion and another being an Imperial Officer. It is true, but it’s so incomplete. The book is good because of many reasons, it gives a great sense …