“All these are readers, and their gestures, their craft, the pleasure, the responsibility and the power they derive from reading, are common with mine. I am not alone.”
Alberto Manguel, The History of Reading
Like millions in our time, one of my daily routines is to read online newspapers, magazines and books, as well as to watch clips with events and interviews. I read the headlines from a selection of international news sites that I consider having a global reach and good sources of the stories that they broadcast, followed by scanning through the financial and political pages. I also pay special attention to the cultural sections where I look for new books, including literature, film and theater reviews as well as art news.
This routine helps me to be current in those fields that allow me to understand what is happening there while expanding my knowledge about the world and the human nature, and enriching my learning experience.
Like any other forms of curatorial activities, my selection is subjective and based on my experiences partly due to the time that I have dedicated to read on-line since its early stages involving the first Mosaic browser back in 1994.
I am aware that in this era everyone can be “a reader” and “a writer”. Yet with my participation, I still hope that the notes and links of my personal selection posted in this site can be useful for those who, like me, believe in permanent learning.
Since English is not my mother tongue, I apologize for the sometimes misuse of this beautiful language which allows to communicate with a broader audience.