Life is more mystery than misery

(or at least, that's what I like to think)

If he can write, so can you.

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October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

PD James claims to have solved 1931 cold case murder

I just read this news on the The Guardian this morning! PD James is one of my favorite crime writers, from which I have read all of her novels except … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Book trailers and prejudice

Here is an interesting article by Shirin Najafi from therumpus.net about “the best book trailers and the reasons they are so good”. Truth to be told, I wasn’t a huge … Continue reading

July 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Neil Strauss And Tim Ferriss Talk about Writing and Creativity on CREATIVELIVE

I recently watched this interesting interview in which Tim Ferriss and best selling author Neil Strauss talk about their writing  and creative processes. It’s a quite funny, entertaining and informative … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

About beauty perception

Yes, I’m pretty skeptical about advertising ( who wouldn’t be, in the world we live), but I found this Dove campaign beautifully executed, and that’s the reason I would like … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Amazing places and spaces

The new remodelled Mattson Creative Office spaces in a warehouse built in 1895 in Old Town Irvine, Southern California. The Home of Swedish Interior Designer Marie Olsson Nylander This extremely … Continue reading

March 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Craigslist Joe, or relaying on people’s kindness

Living off craigslist and relaying on the kindness of strangers. No money, no contacts, just an empty phone, a laptop and a little faith to solely live off craigslist for … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Paco Pintón and Chiquinho’s Home in Madrid, by The Selby

I’m a big fan of The Selby’s work since his first book “The Selby is in your place”, as you can see here. I think he has a special quality … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

A nice ambiance for a wintery Monday

This colour combinations just make me happy. And these ones just make me feel so cozy and calm

February 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

2 inspirational things for tuesday

This short and effective video from to.fu. 29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU on Vimeo. This cool australian magazine.

February 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

3 nice things for Monday

1. This abandoned Men’s Club renovated into a Home. You can find more info in this article by Rebecca Flint Marx in the The New York Times, and in this … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

The scared is scared

This one is quite inspiring. The Scared is scared from Bianca Giaever on Vimeo.

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Rainy Autumn afternoon playlist

Hey everyone! How is this first day of the week going? It’s really chilly here in Barcelona, and it seems that autumn and almost winter has arrived to stay, so … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

About blog personality

I’ve been thinking for a long time about expanding my blog content instead of being focused on just one and only thing, which have been the literary reviews for more … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

CRIMEFEST 2012, The International Crime Fiction Convention

Two weekends ago, I  took a short trip to Bristol to attend The International Crime Fiction Convention: Crimefest, “Where the pen is bloodier tan the sword”! 24-27th may 2012 were … Continue reading

June 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Pulitzer fiction non-award 2012

Last Monday the Pulitzer prizes were announced, but the news weren’t much the winners as the news that there was no winner in the fiction category. For the first time … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

Elemental, estimat Joan ( Elementary, dear John)

Yesterday I went to the Arús Public Library in Barcelona to see an exposition about the personal collection from Joan Proubasta, a man who has recollected Sherlock Holmes stories and … Continue reading

March 28, 2012 · Leave a comment

England’s Gangsters and murderers

This has been one among the many activities included in the BcNegra program, in which authors Jake Arnott, Andreu Martín and Javier Calvo have discussed their work and have shared … Continue reading

February 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

BCNegra 2012

I don’t really like cold weather,  so by this month I have had enough winter and I am dreaming about spring again. But when you live in Barcelona, February has … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 2 Comments

Weegee: Murder Is My Business

The interesting and sometimes row work of the tabloid crime photographer Weegee is currently the subject of two new exhibitions. Although the photographer, whose name was Arthur Fellig didn’t only … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Fiction and reality, or the eternal come back of Sherlock Holmes

I love it when I am watching or reading fiction and the season in which the story happens matches the present one.  It feels like a connection between fiction and … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

100 Notable Books of 2011

Like every year, people are spending time writing down lists about the best things of this year that is coming to and end. In order to save you time and … Continue reading

December 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

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