ex libris – my reading record

Currently Reading–

Viktor Frankl, “Yes to life: In spite of everything”, with an introduction by Daniel Goleman.


On my shelf (a.k.a. my antilibrary):

Nick Hornby, Ten years in the tub: a decade soaking in great books – serendipity in a Montreal bookstore

Daniel Balmaceda, Historias de letras, palabras y frases  – recomendación del librero de Santiago de Chile después de enseñarle los libros de Bunge, Manguel y Rozitchner.

Mario Bunge, Memorias. Entre dos mundos – toda una presencia en el campus de mi alma mater

Bill Bryson, I’m a stranger here myself: notes on returning to America after 20 years away –

Alberto Manguel, Una historia de la lectura –

Charles C. Mann, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus –

Alejandro Rozitchner, Ganas de vivir: La filosofía del entusiasmo – le sigo en twitter

Michael J. Sandel, What money can’t buy: the moral limits of markets –

Russell Shorto, The island at the center of the world : the epic story of Dutch Manhattan and the forgotten colony that shaped America – recommended by my friend Einar while we were visiting him and his family in Amsterdam

Russell Shorto, Amsterdam: a history of the world’s most liberal city – recommended by my friend Einar while we were visiting him and his family in… Amsterdam

Jeffrey Pfeffer, Dying for a Paycheck: How Modern Management Harms Employee Health and Company Performance—and What We Can Do About It

Ruth Abbey (ed.), Charles Taylor – Taylor is my favorite thinker

Scott Adams, How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life – I read his blog

Alan Alda, Never have your dog stuffed and other things I’ve learned – serendipity at Barnes & Noble

Carlos Altamirano, Intelectuales: notas de investigación sobre una tribu inquieta – en una librería de Santiago de Chile

Sarah Bakewell, How to live or A life of Montaigne: one question and twenty attempts at an answer

Christopher Buckley, But enough about you: essays – I had read some of his articles in the business press; son of his father; fellow Nutmegger

Lee Child, Make me – I’m a Jack Reacher fan

Jacinto Choza, METAMORFOSIS DEL CRISTIANISMO (Spanish Edition) – después de una conversación en Sevilla con este gran amigo

Jean Chrétien, Mes histoires – serendipity at Montreal airport

Harlan Coben, Stay close – This one is not a Myron Bolitar book

Matthew B. Crawford, Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work – from a review in the New York Times

Jonathan Franzen, Farther away: essays –

Jonathan Franzen, How to be alone: essays –

Austin Kleon, Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered – bumped into his blog and tumblr

Charles Krauthammer, Things that matter: three decades of passions, pastimes and politics – out of curiosity. He has often been described across parties as one of the best columnists in the US.

Anne Lamott, Bird by bird: some instruction on writing and life – re-reading

Daniel Lanois, Soul mining: a muscial life – Knew about his music, bumped into the book

Liel Leibovitz, A broken hallelujah: rock and roll, redemption, and the life of Leonard Cohen – Cohen is a fellow Montrealer and McGill grad, an interesting poet, and a fascinating personality. Bumped into the book at a bookstore off campus

Lynne Martin, Home Sweet Anywhere: How We Sold Our House, Created a New Life, and Saw the World – read during a weekend at my friend Ann’s

Ignacio Martínez de Pisón, Somos lo que leemos:  diez años de ensayo literario en Letras Libras – en una librería de Santiago de Chile

Pascal Mercier, Night Train to Lisbon: A Novel – after seeing the film starring Jeremy Irons

Alex Osterwalder, Yves Pigneur, Greg Bernarda and Alan Smith, Value proposition design: how to create products and services that customer want – después de una conversación con mi amigo Pedro en Pamplona

Robert Putnam, Bowling alone: the collpase and revival of American community

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a young poet (trans. M.D. Hernter Norton) – re-reading, actually

Adlín Ríos Rigau, Del patrimonio artístico al museo de arte – un regalo de la autora durante una estancia en San Juan

Marilynne Robinson, What are we doing here?: essays – I listened to her interview with Obama some time back. I was curious about the topics in the table of contents.

Gretchen Rubin, The happiness project –

Tim Russert, Big Russ & Me: Father & Son: Lessons of Life – on the table at someone’s house. I was an assiduous viewer of “Meet the press” on Sunday mornings when Russert was the host.

Fernando Savater, Lugares con genio: los escritores y sus ciudades – en una libraría de Barcelona

Tony Schwartz, What really matters: searching for wisdom in America –

Tomas Sedlacek, Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street – from a Youtube video of one of his conferences

Dani Shapiro, Hourglass: time, memory, marriage – serendipity at a bookstore. I’m a fan of the memoir genre.

Marion Roach Smith, The memoir project: a thoroughly non-standardized text for writing & life – serendipity at my local library’s bookstore. I ended up taking an online class with the author.

Matthew Stewart, The Management Myth: Debunking Modern Business Philosophy – from a book review

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile: things that gain from disorder –

Simon Toyne, Sanctus (Ruin Trilogy) – a recommendation from my friend Robert

Pierre Vilar, Breve historia de Cataluña – recomendación de un librero en Barcelona

David Foster Wallace, Consider the lobster: essays –

David Foster Wallace, Both flesh and not: essays –

Estanislao Zuleta, Elogio de la dificultad y otros ensayos – en una librería de Bogotá. Me intrigó el título.






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