This virus is a ruin
“This Virus is a Ruin” is a book that narrates Nuria’s (Nuricoco) experience during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic from March 14th to June 21st, 2020, in Alicante, Spain. The book contains her blog posts, where she wrote every day during the 101 days she was confined with her family, as if it were a diary.
It recounts everything she lived through at that time: her 83-year-old mother with Alzheimer’s, an 18-year-old teenager son, her16 year old daughter, a 5-year-old dog, and herself at 51 years old (you’ll see, she’s fabulous). Her life has always been chaotic, and she often experiences very peculiar things, which she calls “odd.” She tells it all just as it happened.
Each day was an adventure, and she not only describes it with words; you’ll find QR codes in each chapter, allowing you to see the original post containing images, videos, and links to all the visual content. At the end of each daily chronicle, she leaves her reflections (which are quite profound, by the way) and a famous quote (from herself, Nuricoco).
It’s a very fun and lively book that will make you reflect, laugh, cry, and jump with excitement. You can’t miss it.”
In the Spanglish edition you can read everything first in Spanish and then in English. This way, you can see how everything is expressed in both languages, including colloquial words, slang and idioms (and, of course, some bad words – there are quite a few of those). Although you’ll notice some differences in each language, as my way of expressing myself varies depending on the language I’m using. However, this is an excellent opportunity for you to learn Spanish in a more informal and authentic way.