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The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories 2017

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Review of the book The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories. — 2023-09-11

The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories 2017

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Review of the book The Penguin Book of Dutch Short Stories. — 2023-09-11

Outlive 2023

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Review of the book Outlive by Peter Attia. — 2023-09-10

Why the Dutch are Different 2015

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Review of the book Why the Dutch are Different by Ben Coates. — 2023-09-09

Zen in the Art of Archery 1953

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Review of the book Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel. — 2023-08-19

Ultralearning 2019

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Review of the book Ultralearning (2019) by Scott H. Young. — 2023-08-17

The Yoga Of The Yogi 2005

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Review of the book The Yoga of the Yogi by Kausthub Desikachar. — 2022-12-05

Lolita

Review of the book Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. Abandoned after 5% because I found it disgusting being inside the narrator’s mind. Reading feels like telepathy. — 2022-09-15

Power vs Force

Review of the book Power vs Force by David Hawkins. Big claims with impenetrable explanations. Abandoned after 20%. — 2022-09-08

El Otoño Del Patriarca (The Autumn of the Patriarch) 1975

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Review of the book El Otoño Del Patriarca (The Autumn of the Patriarch) by Gabriel García Márquez. It’s lonely being a dictator. — 2022-09-05

Stranger In A Strange Land 1961

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Review of the book Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. — 2022-06-28

Overstory 2018

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Review of the book Overstory by Richard Powers. — 2022-05-14

Hyperion 1989

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Review of the book Hyperion by Dan Simons. — 2022-05-08

The Neuromancer 1984

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Review of the book The Neuromancer by William Gibson. — 2022-04-23

Dopamine Nation 2021

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Review of the book Dopamine Nation by Anna Lembke. — 2022-03-11

How To Read Literature Like A Professor 2003

Review of the book How to read literature like a professor by Thomas Foster. — 2021-11-10

Termination Shock 2021

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Review of the book Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson. — 2021-10-09

The Alchemist 1988

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Review of the book The Alchemist by Paul Coelho. — 2021-09-19

The Surrender Experiment 2015

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Review of the book The Surrender Experiment by Michael Singer. — 2021-08-07

Best Books And Movies Of 2018

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A list of the best books and movies I’ve read or watched in 2018. — 2018-12-31

The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress 1966

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Review of the book The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert A. Heinlein. — 2016-06-20

What To Say When You Talk To Yourself 2011

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Review of the book What to say when you talk to yourself by Shad Helmstetter. — 2016-06-10

Ancilliary Justice 2013

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Review of the book Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie. — 2016-06-07

One Small Step Can Change Your Life 2014

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Review of the book One Small Step Can Change Your Life by Robert Maurer. — 2016-05-27

The Enchiridion 125

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Review of the book The Enchiridion by Epictetus. — 2015-11-21

How We Learn 2014

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Review of the book How We Learn by Benedict Carey. — 2015-08-31

Risk Savvy 2014

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Review of the book Risk Savvy by Gerd Gigerenzer. — 2015-08-17

Food Rules 2009

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Review of the book Food Rules by Michael Pollan. Eat food, not too much, mostly plants. — 2015-04-23

The Happiness Advantage 2010

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Review of the book The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. — 2014-11-07

Moonwalking With Einstein 2011

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Review of the book Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer. — 2013-11-06

The Effective Executive 2006

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Review of the book The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker. — 2013-10-17

Manage Your Day-To-Day 2013

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Review of the book Manage Your Day-to-Day by Elizabeth Saunders. — 2013-06-26

Smart Choices 2002

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Review of the book Smart Choices by H. Raiffa, J. Hammond, and R. Keeney. — 2013-05-17

Tintín Cumple 80 Años

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Parece ser que este fin de semana Tintín cumple 80 años. Una de las pocas cosas que tengo a menos de un metro de mi mesa es la colección entera de las aventuras de Tintín (que son vecinas codo con codo de la colección entera de las aventuras de Astérix y Obélix). No sé cuántas veces habré leído cada uno de esos libros pero la última vez que cogí uno fue estas navidades cuando estaba en cama con gripe. — 2009-01-11

Getting Things Done 2002

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Uno de los libros que he leído durante este 2008 ha sido Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity de David Allen. En él su autor propone el siguiente método de productividad personal: cada vez que te venga un pensamiento deséchalo si no merece la pena o en caso contrario apúntalo para quitártelo de la cabeza (fase de recogida) cada cierto tiempo procesa la lista de pensamientos. Para cada pensamiento si es algo “accionable” y te lleva menos de 2 minutos házlo en ese momento. — 2008-12-31