Book Review – Masiosare, nuestro extraño enemigo

Masiosare, nuestro extraño enemigo (Masiosare, Our Strange Enemy) is the sequel to the fantastic book Los mitos que nos dieron traumas. This series of books are an attempt to try to describe the sociology and idiosyncrasy of the Mexican people and its culture. Unlike the first book, this sequel does not take a comedic approach […]

Book Review – La Gran aventura del reino de Asturias

La Gran aventura del reino de Asturias: Asi comenzó la reconquista (The Great Adventure of The Kingdom of Asturias: How the Reconquest Started) has been probably my favorite read of 2020. This book is fantastic. It narrates the history of the Kingdom of Asturias starting from the Visigothic Kingdom, and its fall under the hands […]

Book Review – The Magician’s Nephew

Technically Book 1 in chronological order of The Chronicles of Narnia, in The Magician’s Nephew we learn about the creation of Narnia itself and how it was marred by The Witch. Although the plot is different to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, to me this prequel fit in perfectly. The creation story, like […]

Book Review – Los mitos que nos dieron traumas

The Myths That Traumatized Us, is book that attempts to explain the idiosyncrasy and sociology of Mexicans. Rather than being presented in a direct dry political and historical standpoint, this book uses a comedic approach that I think it’s absolutely genius. The author makes it very clear and states multiple times that he could care […]

Book Review – Don Quixote

The Ingenious Nobleman Don Quixote of La Mancha is a very interesting book. Considered to be the very first modern novel written, I can see why this book is regarded as being one of the greatest stories to be ever written. I read John Ormsby’s 1885 translation that is available on the Project Gutenberg. This […]

Book Review – Chronicles of the First Crusade

This is a very fascinating book. As the title suggest, this book is a collection of primary sources involved in the events known to history as The First Crusade. The chronicles are presented in a chronological order. With the bulk of the them coming from the crusaders themselves (or pilgrims as they called each other), […]

Book Review – Warlords of Ancient Mexico

This book is awesome! Warlords of Ancient Mexico: How the Mayans and Aztecs Ruled for More Than a Thousand Years is a book that describes pre-hispanic warfare, why the city-state and kingdoms fought with each other and the politics surrounding them. Not giving any specific spoilers, religion and imperial expansion were the primary reasons. The […]

Book Review: The Boy Crusaders

The Boy Crusaders: A Story of the Days of Louis IX by John G. Edgar is a historical fiction novel that takes place during The Seventh Crusade. The main protagonists of this story are two pious seventeen year old English squires that joined King Louis IX of France’s crusade to the Holyland. This is a […]

Book Review – The History of the Crusades: Volume 1

This is a really good on the crusades of the holyland. Considered to be one of the pioneered scholarly works on the crusades, this book does a great job describing these historic events. Written by Joseph Francois Michaud in French, and published in 1811, the English translation of this work on Project Gutenburg is absolutely fantastic. […]