Alex Figueroa

Things that happen on my everyday life…

Book: Extraordinary Narrations – Edgar Allan Poe

I started this book since March, and I just finished it the last week.

It contains the following short stories:

If you ask me which one I liked the most, I’d say: The pit and the Pendulum.

The Pit and the Pendulum

The Pit and the Pendulum


September 22, 2009 Posted by | Books, Life | , , , , | 2 Comments




I have read this book (i finished yesterday), and i liked it. I’m not going to review it or to criticize it.
I just want to say that i didn’t like the spanish translation.

Right now, i’m starting with a Poe’s one: Extraordinary Narrations, this would be the third book in the year (one per month, pretty nice taking in consideration that i’m also reading the CCNA study guide).

Have you read this book?

March 3, 2009 Posted by | Books | , | 1 Comment

First package has arrived

Today, on the new year’s eve, finally one of two packages has arrived. Here’s the story:

I wanted to get a Cisco book in order to prepare myself for the CCNA exam. I checked previously on internet some books for that purpose and i found one called “CCNA Study Guide” by Richard Deal distributed by McGraw-Hill.

I went to the FIL (Feria Internacional del Libro aka International Fair Book) and i got to the McGraw-Hill stand and what was my surprise that they didn’t have any book in english.

I remembered that sends books to Mexico without any special charge (i. e. import taxes), so I decided to put my order. Some of my co-workers wanted some books as well, hence the shipping cost was around 5 dollars per book (8 books ordered).

Around 1 or 2 days later after i put the order, i received an email saying that the books would be sent in two parts: first part would contain my CCNA book plus another one of my co-worker. Second part would have the rest of them.

That was the story about my book, the odd thing is that the package that arrived today, it was shipped two days after the other. My book should have arrived first, shouldn’t it?

December 31, 2008 Posted by | Books, Shopping | , , , , | 3 Comments

I can’t believe: “The Layguide”

As usual my coworkers and i, were on our break time and we went to Plaza del Sol Mall, and after been walking around the mall, i got into Gonvil’s bookstore, because i was looking for “Darkly Dreaming Dexter” book (TV Show Dexter was based on that book). Everything was ok, i found the book, but what was my surprise when i saw like three rows above (the books were on a stand like 5 columns by 8 rows) a book called “Como coger con todas” which is literally in english “How to fuck with every chick”.

As a good geek i googled the author (Tony Clink, if you want to buy his book, sardonic tone off) and i found that the original title for this  book is “The Layguide” and it has different versions such as: “How to Seduce Women More Beautiful Than You Ever Dreamed Possible (no Matter what You Look Like Or how Much You Make)“, “How to Become the Ultimate Pick-up Artist“, “The Rules of the Game” and many others.

So, what you think?, Are you going to buy this book?, Do you really need it (loser)?

The Layguide in Mexico

"The Layguide" in Mexico

The Layguide in Spain

"The Layguide" in Spain

The Layguide the original one

"The Layguide" the original one

October 14, 2008 Posted by | Books, Life | , , | Leave a comment