Teddy Dondanville


I’ve done it again. I’ve read another Harry Potter book in Spanish. This time it was La Cámara Secreta (The Chamber of Secrets). I was really impressed with myself after reading this one. Mostly because of the pace in which I read. I think I finished the whole thing in 2 or 3 weeks. That’s much faster than the first one I read. I was also impressed with myself because of the more… Read More

Jack Kerouac is one of those authors who you either love or hate. For that reason, many of his books come under intense scrutiny or admiration. That is the case for one of his most renowned books, The Dharma Bums.   Before reading Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums, I had no idea where I stood with regards to liking or disliking his work. After finishing the book, I still don’t really know. I think I will… Read More

This edition will talk about a book called The Locust Effect written by Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros. Like many of my other books, I found this one on a random book shelf. At first, I was drawn to its title, but was turned off by its size and description. I finally was convinced to pick it up when it came up in conversation with a friend. The Locust Effect is a lifework of… Read More

For this edition of Los Lunes Son Para Libros, the book under discussion is Robert M. Sapolsky’s The Primate’s Memoir. I found this book in a hostel in Peru. I looked at it a few times before I actually decided to pick it up and read it. Lets just say I was glad I did. The cover art originally drew me in. I definitely did not listen to the age old adage,… Read More

This edition, I want to talk about The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz (DNM). I was originally turned onto this book because of everything I heard about it. DNM and his book quickly became international sensations. The reason, I think, is because of how easy he is to read. His writing style is simple, and even juvenile at times. He speaks from a place that is honest and easy to understand. The book… Read More

For this edition of Los Lunes Son Para Libros, I want to talk about 100 Years of Solitude, written by Gabriel García Márquez (GGM). I found this book in the office I work in at my school. I am assuming it had been left behind by the previous volunteer. I picked it up not really knowing what is was and took it home. It sat on a shelf for about a month before… Read More

For this week’s edition of Los Lunes Son Para Libros, I am going to talk about a book called Between the World and Me written by Te-Nehisi Coates. It is a short book and an extremely fast read. In total it took my two days to finish. Coates’ writing style contributes to the fact that you are able to fly through the pages. The book is like one long poem. Actually, it’s more like… Read More