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2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 50 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

January 6, 2014 at 7:59 pm Leave a comment

Suddenly Supernatural & Grave Stories, 4 new more titles!


Suddenly Supernatural: Crossing Over by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel.

One year older and a whole lot wiser, medium-in-training Kat Roberts finally seems comfortable healing the living dead. But when her free-spirited mother (aka professional medium) volunteers to chaperone her eight-grade class trip to Old Montreal, Kat´s problems become dead serious.

From dealing with French-Canadian ghosts to trying to win the heart of her secret crush, Kat is in for beaucoup drama as she shows her school spirit.

Watche the author talking about this series:


Suddenly Supernatural: Unhappy Medium by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel.

Do ghosts go on spring break?

In the third Suddenly Supernatural adventure, spirit-seeing Kat has mostly overcome her fears of communicating with living-dead souls. But when faced with the challenges of helping a dead medium make her way back into the light, things get a little darker.

From battling off deadly black clouds o fighting with her very own best friend, Kat weeklong sty at the haunted Mountain House is no average spring break.


Grandpa´s Monster Movies by Annette and Gina Cascone.

C. T. and his cousin Lea are staying at their grandparents ‘old farmhouse. It´s grandpa´s seventieth birthday, and everyone´s celebrating with a big family reunion. All the weird relatives are here, and all they seem to want to talk about are “the good old days.”

C. T. and Lea think “the good old days” are pretty boring-until they find some home movies hidden away in the attic- movies from when their grandfather was jus ta boy.

The home movies give them a piece of family history that the relatives never talk about. It seems that horses, cows, pigs, and chickens aren’t the only creatures Grandpa´s been taking care of on the farm, C. T. and Lea discover a monster among them. And this creature is dying to eat a lot more than a birthday cake.


The Witching Game by Annette and Gina Cascone.

Play at you own risk! “Bloody Mary.” It was just a silly wishing game-one that Lindsey and her friends had played a hundred times before, in front of a dozen different mirrors. The game never worked. It wasn´t supposed to. But when Lindsey and her friends play if in front of a strange antique mirror, the game quickly turns into a nightmare! One boy one their wishes start coming true, with horrifying results.

Something evil is lurking behind the looking glass…and Lindsey and her friends learn too much late that wishes don´t come free-and that Bloody Mary is definitely not just a game.

March 1, 2013 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

Being Happy & Happier by Tal Ben-Shahar.

Being Happy: You Don´t Have to Be Perfect to Lead a Richer, Happier Life.

Ben-Shahar gives you the tools for finding happiness – in the life you are leading right now. Applying cutting-edge research in the field of positive psychology – the principles taught in his wildly popular course at Harvard University-Ben Shahar teaches us how to escape the rat race and start living richer, more fulfilling life. Most of us aspire to a life that is perfect, which explains why so many of us are unhappy. With Ben-Shahar´s guidance we can break free from our obsession with perfection and learn to accept that failure and painful emotions are an integral – and actually necessary – part of a successful and rewarding life. Providing exercises for self-reflection, meditation, and “Time-Ins”, Being Happy helps you rediscover what you really want out of life – because you don´t have to be perfect to be perfectly happy.

Tal Ben-Shahar talking about Positive Psychology in Spanish:

Check this interview by Fox, he gives some tips to being happy.

Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment.

Can you be learn to be happy?

Yes… according to the teacher of Harvard University´s most popular and life-changing course. One out of every five Harvard students has lined up to hear Tal Ben-Shahar´s insightful and inspiring lectures on that ever-elusive state: HAPPINESS.

Grounded in the revolutionary “positive psychology” movement, Ben-Shahar ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. He weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to you daily life.

Here is his website and another website where you can find a complete interview.

September 5, 2012 at 8:21 am Leave a comment

Your Life in Comics by Bill Zimmerman.

A do-it-yourself comic book just for guys. What´s more fun than reading comics? Making your own. Take some ideas to make your own comic book. Watch the book trailer:

March 12, 2012 at 9:34 am Leave a comment

Bone 6: Old Man´s Cave by Jeff Smith.

The showdown between the hooded One and the people of the valley begins. Thorn and Phoney Bone seem to be at the center of the maelstrom. Will they survive the Hooded One´s sacrificial ceremony by the light of the blood moon?

Learn more about Bone: or visit Boneville.

January 24, 2012 at 10:34 am Leave a comment

Shopaholic Ties the Knot by Sophie Kinsella.



The irresistible heroine of Confessions of a Shopaholic and Shopaholic takes Manhattan is back! – in a hilarious tale of mother and daughters, mothers and sons, and one blushing bride who just can´t say no to saying “I do.”

Becky Bloomwood´s thoughts will be related with something old, something new, something borrowed… and something else new…

Check an interview with the author, at this link:

January 10, 2012 at 9:20 am Leave a comment

The Unschooled Mind: How Children Think & How Schools Should Teach by Howard Gardner.

In this sequel of his acclaimed Frames of Mind, Howard Gardner focuses on how ill´suited our minds and natural patterns of learning are to current educational materials, practices and institutions, and makes and eloquent case for restructuring our schools.

Watch a lecture of his book: “Five Minds for the Future”:

Updated information at his website.

December 13, 2011 at 12:55 pm 1 comment

Feria Internacional del Libro Monterrey

Visit International Book Fair and enjoy of a huge variety of titles!

Read the complete program, here.


October 11, 2011 at 9:10 am Leave a comment

Las letras se van de pinta!

Next Sunday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during San Pedro se va de pinta program.

There will be different activities, that I am sure you will enjoy:

  • Book Fair
  • Storytelling
  • Mobile toy library
  • Artistic activities





Calzada del Valle / Balsas – Guayalejo

September 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm 2 comments

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