podcasts, books & recommendations

I’ve been listening to more podcasts than reading lately, but finding good stuff in both places. On my current podcast playlist:

  • On Being
  • DoubleX Gabfest by Slate
  • Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin
  • Notes in Spanish
  • Coffee Break Spanish

Recently read:

  • Just After Sunset by Steven King
  • Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott

Books in progress:

  • A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini & Richard Lannon (re-reading it)
  • This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  • Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting and Happiness by Jessica Valenti (been slowly reading a chapter here & there for months now)

Books recommended by friends that I’ve added to my list:

  • Scent of God by Beryl Singleton Bissell
  • Blood, Bones & Butter by Gabrielle Hamilton
  • Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

Goal update: I’ve read 39 books in 2012.

What are you reading right now? Any recommendations?

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3 thoughts on “podcasts, books & recommendations

  1. If you accept my recommendation, you should read the trilogy of Carlos Ruiz Zafon : “The shadow of the wind”, “The angel’s game” and “The prisoner of heaven”. They’re originally written in Spanish, but you can find them translated into English. You can take a peek of the “The prisoner of heaven” first chapters here (sorry is in Spanish): http://www.carlosruizzafon.com/el-prisionero-del-cielo/primer-capitulo.php

    The books have all something in common, the characters and the places where action takes place… and, as you’re living in Barcelona, you could also go to some places described in the three books (by the way, there are some themed guided tours about the books in the city).

    Cheers!
    Victor

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