Saturday, December 23, 2017

Book Your Stocking with Alvaro Rodriguez

Book Your Stocking: December 23

Here we are, readers, in the last weekend of frantic window-shopping or the cool calm before the blizzard of family, friends, and memories that uplift and drown us. Perhaps you will find some time to order a book off today's list of books, or find one in the bookstore or library today, and hopefully the silence will find you in the low light of your reading lamp.

Please welcome today's reader, Alvaro Rodriguez.



American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Buddha - Osamu Tezuka
Chasing Comets - Ernest Dempsey
El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Maus - Art Spiegelm
One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Persepolis - Marjane Sartrapi
Rust - Jonathan Waldman
The Foundation Trilogy - Isaac Asimov
The Martian - Andy Weir
Watchmen - Alan Moore
Y: The Last Man - Brian Vaughan

About today's reader:

Alvaro Rodriguez,
photograph used with permission
Alvaro Rodriguez is from Bogota, Colombia and uses writing to communicate with the world through speeches, poems, and essays. One of his great passions is life because he has walked this path by sharing it with amazing people. People that taught him to see the world in a very different way.

Alvaro is an eager reader of science, poetry, fiction, and politics. Additionally, he has a great appreciation for art, languages, music and semantics. He enjoys taking part in poetry readings at Barrel and Keg in Salem, Oregon, and his poem "My Normal Week" is forthcoming in Willawaw Journal.

He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) in Albany, Oregon where he specializes in the study of Corrosion.


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