Books I’ve read so far this year

May 3, 2013 at 21:53

outpost

  • Outpost – Adam Baker
  • Apocalipsis Z. Los días oscuros – Manel Loureiro
  • Apocalipsis Z. La ira de los justos – Manel Loureiro
  • A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) – George R.R. Martin
  • Michael Freeman’s Photo School. Exposure – Michael Freeman
  • Aventuras de un oficinista japonés –  José Domingo
  • The Art of War – Kelly Roman and Michael DeWeese

Apocalypse Z

January 28, 2013 at 22:47

Apocalypse ZI read Apocalypse Z in three days and I can’t wait to read the other two books that complete Manuel Loureiro’s trilogy. I found this novel an incredibly well written piece of zombie horror, but the reason why I didn’t stop reading was the proximity of the action, located in Spain and referencing many places I could identify or I could imagine more in deep. World War Z is the next book in my reading stack, but it can wait for a few weeks: it’s time to order a couple more 😉

 

Book prices in Spain

September 13, 2012 at 17:20

After devouring the first four volumes of George R. R. Martin’s  Game of Thrones, I was planning to buy the fifth volume, a Dance with Dragons. Despite I own an Asus TF101 tablet and I could read ebooks on it, I still prefer paperback editions of books, usually in pocket edition. The main reason is, basically, because I could carry them in my backpack or my pockets without worrying at them to be stolen or broken. The first four volumes were a present from my mother and the price of each volume was in average close to 20€, not bad because each volume was split in two or three books.

Let’s have a look for the fifth -I told myself. Wow, no pocket edition and the price is 38€! And no, it’s not a typo. I check Amazon US website for a reference and the price of the regular hardcover edition is 21$  (around 16€). And that’s the usual scenario for culture in Spain: books are expensive and usually takes a long time to be published (Spanish translations) and international editions are overpriced (it’s pretty common to buy an English book with currency conversion 1$=1€ plus a tip). And the last straw is selling ebooks with higher price compared to paperback editions…

Time to wait for the pocket edition…