My brother just published his second book. I can’t say how proud or how happy I am for him. He’s not just a writer, he’s an author. His book, Mangle, is historical fiction set here in Puerto Rico during the Spanish colonization. He has spent years doing research about Puerto Rican history, the Taino Indians, … Continue reading My brother published his second book
I have spent the last few days checking the shipping status for my brother’s book of short stories, Ramitas, to get here. This is a collection of short stories in Spanish inspired by his upcoming novel Mangle. It got here a day late but it’s finally here! It was really annoying seeing everybody receiving it … Continue reading Ramitas
Since we were very young, my brother and I have loved reading, which later led to writing. Just like me, my brother really enjoys writing. He is almost done editing his first book Mangle and its prequel Ramitas, a short story collection that will be published before the novel. They are set to kick off … Continue reading Mangle
Today I finished reading Becoming by Michelle Obama, and I have to say it deserves all the great reviews it got. I was curious about reading it but I honestly didn't think it would be that interesting because well, I don't like politics. What's great about it is, she doesn't talk about politics, it's not … Continue reading Becoming
This weekend I finished reading A Mind Unraveled and I loved it. The author, Kurt Eichenwald, is honest about everything that happens to him during the period of his life when he was undiagnosed or wrongly diagnosed. It opened my eyes to how this condition affects every one of its victims and it's different for … Continue reading “The Smile on My Forehead”
Yesterday I realized that for the first time I missed an appointment with my neurologist earlier this month. I still don't understand how that could happen, those appointments are the most important ones, at least for me. I'm still wondering why they didn't call me from his office to confirm the day before like they … Continue reading It has been a very long time since I’ve read a book so captivating
As of right now I will attempt to read this book It's not a big deal until you look at it like this: Yes, that is 382 pages of text, no pictures or drawings. It is the longest book I've tried to read since the accident six years ago and it looks a little intimidating … Continue reading That’s a long book
As I was reading about Epilepsy Month, which will soon come to an end, I found an interesting article about the recently published memoir, A Mind Unraveled. This memoir, by the award winning journalist and best selling author Kurt Eichenwald tells the story of his struggle with epilepsy. I want to see how somebody else … Continue reading A Mind Unraveled
Today I got an email from Amazon saying something about the prize of my Amazon prime subscription. "Oh cool, Amazon Prime... when did I get Amazon prime"? That's right, I never got it, that wasn't me. So for the first time in my life I think someone hacked my account. I didn't even think this … Continue reading Why would anyone want to hack me?
There was no better way to welcome the Christmas season than going to the movies and watching a Christmas movie. So this is what we did yesterday, after Thanksgiving lunch, we went to the movies to watch this year's Christmas movie, The man who invented Christmas. This movie tells the story of Charles Dickens as … Continue reading The man who invented Christmas
This week, during her brief visit to Puerto Rico, our friend Irma didn't cause nearly as much damage as we all expected, as I mentioned in my previous post. The main problem that most of us felt was the loss of power in houses and businesses. This wasn't the case for everyone but more than … Continue reading The things we take for granted
This just in, there will be TWO new Harry Potter books in October. Not one but TWO! I haven't been this excited since... well since I heard about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, but now it's two! I haven't left the wizarding world completely since I have been slowly reading Fantastic Beasts and Where … Continue reading Two New Harry Potter Books
Writing is one thing that was not taken from me after the accident five years ago. Writing is one of the things that helped me the most. It provided me with, not only a way to remember things, but a way to write down my thoughts and feelings. As I read, writing can be very … Continue reading Write it
It was a weird feeling, being in a full movie theatre and hearing that opening music again. We went back into the Wizarding World for the ninth time, but this time we went back in time to 1926 in New York City. We were not going to Hogwarts and we weren't in England, it was … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Today I went to two bookstores looking for a good book to read. I had already done research on Amazon and had a few books on mind; books by Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling. I already read Mindy's first book and really liked it; so I went back to the same bookstore where I bought … Continue reading What happened to all the good bookstores?