The Iron King by Maurice Druon

It is 1307 in France. The kingdom is broke, and King Philippe IV, known as the Iron King, is looking for sources of money. The Knights Templar, one of the wealthiest organizations in the world, seems like a good place to get it, but they refuse France a loan. The Iron King is the first … Continue reading

Olympic Nationalism

I am not the most athletic person but I do like to exercise myself. When it comes to watch sports events through TV I present a lack of interest and I get bored easily. Lately I’ve been seeing many Olympics events and I’m always thrill with the atmosphere you can experience when you are watching some … Continue reading

Video Games, Stupid?

Today I was playing New Super Mario Wii to entertain myself a bit and suddenly my dad told me – That’s a really stupid game –.  The truth is, he never got into video games and he is not the only one who thinks video games are sometimes stupid and a prominent waste of time. … Continue reading

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr

Anna was only nine years old in 1933, too busy to take much notice of Adolf Hitler’s face glaring out of political posters all over Berlin. But then one day her father who was a famous author and Jewish descent was unaccountably, frighteningly missing. Soon after, she and her brother, Max, were hurried out of … Continue reading

Brave – Pixar Animation Studios

I must say that it wasn’t what I was expecting; I was actually waiting for the predictable story of a young princess who doesn’t want to get marry with prince whoever to maintain peace and join houses with another clan, etc… The plot turns out to be quite a bit different and I was pleased … Continue reading

Rutka’s Notebook: A Voice from the Holocaust

Rutka Laskier, a 14-year-old Jewish girl, died in Auschwitz in 1943, but she left behind a notebook in which she recorded her thoughts and dreams. Knowing of my interest in Holocaust memoirs a friend got me this in a book gathering.  This diary is a short read only 60 pages and that amount of pages … Continue reading

The Cigarette Game

This is a non-commercial project inspired on cigarettes and video games. It is very-well designed, an audacious idea with a really good message towards smokers.  I reckon this is a bit funny but morbid at the same time, I mean consuming the whole cigarette could lead to cancer, respiratory diseases among others. Personally I don’t … Continue reading

Pixar Post Office Stamps

I love Pixar! and who doesn’t?. They are amazing storytellers above anything else, they always make us happy. Today I just want to share this subject with you, Pixar Stamps!. Some of Pixar’s classics have been given their own post office stamps and that’s quite an achievement for an animation studio. I would like to … Continue reading

All My Friends Are Dead – Avery Monsen and Jory John

I’m not really sure if this is book is geared towards children; well it doesn’t have to be necessarily for children, right?. The format of the book looks to be more suited to children but this book would be a hit with adults as well. So, occasionally you pick up a book that unexpectedly makes … Continue reading

The Dark Night Rises

The Dark Knight Rises is set eight years after the events of The Dark Knight. The Batman, who took the blame for Dent’s crimes has disappeared from Gotham and is believed by all to be Harvey Dent’s murderer. A new terrorist calling himself Bane claims to be a liberator whose actions are meant to give … Continue reading