time to read......
I hope I haven’t bored you a lot in my last post.
I’m waiting for your comments about whether you know any of the people in the list….After having gathered your answers, I’ll tell you something about those celebrities :)
I’ve to admit that I’m very fond of reading, and it has always been one of my hobbies. I like Christmas time because it means that I've much more time to read, relax and have a cup of tea peacefully (I'm a tea lover....how british I'm!).
As reading is my favourite hobbie, I spend a lot more money in books than I'd like to…and, of course, a lot of time reading them afterwards. However, from my point of view, all that money has been well-invested.What I really enjoy is going to those huge book stores, and coming across books of authors I didn’t know before, since I like reading different kinds of books, from novels to art books, including those ones more technical, though my final choice often depends on the mood I’m in that day.
My biggest problem is that I get hooked by books, and I can’t stop reading. I literally eat one book after another. Honestly, I’m not fan of any particular writer. I prefer to vary across all sorts of possibilities, and ‘taste’ different writing styles. I sometimes follow the word of mouth, and I get some books that someone has recommended me. But that technique won't assure you of the success in the purchase.
One of the last books I’ve read is The shadow of the wind, a novel written by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. It’s been a worldwide bestseller, and it’s translated into English and other languages. So, don’t miss the opportunity to read it for Christmas! It’s a thrilling and a spellbinding novel, in which I got immediately immerse, and I finish reading it in just a couple of days.
Another writer that I like is Arturo Perez Reverte. In his beginnings, Reverte worked as war correspondent, and wrote lots of good articles for national newspapers. From then on, he became a well-respected writer.
As you imagine, I’m always expecting a new book of him to be released. He’s very prolific, and he’s the author of many well-known novels, such as The board of Flandes, The Dumas Club and the Adventures of captain Alatriste, which were eventually adapted for the screens. The other two were adapted, as well. The American film The Ninth Gate, by Roman Polanski , is based on the Dumas Club, and the board of Flandes is another American film which was directed by Jim McBride. Have you seen any of the film that I’ve just mentioned?
Tomorrow I’ll tell you about Spanish cinema, and who are currently its more important figures.
By the way, oranges grow in the Comunidad Valenciana, which is my region, and also most of almonds trees grow here (that’s why it's so tradicional the turrón and the almonds cake).You’re right Christine, it’s time for oranges. I suppose that the ones you buy in summer come from South America and not from Spain.
Now I’m too tired to go on typing…so,tomorrow I’ll drop you some lines about some of your suggestions, questions and my own thoughts about what you’ve said…Thanks a lot for being there!
To end with for today, I’ve tried to correct the mistakes….It’s been rather difficult! I hope I’m not too mistaken.
1. I get always confused when I’ve to write a sentence like that.
2. Thank you for the information about Warsaw, I knew very little about it.
3. On that day folks groups usually drop in the houses.
4. The smell of the orange blossom at night
5. Italy is in the run-up to Christmas
6. It’s impossible to stop the trend
7. Their factories sell quality shoes at cheaper prices
8. Do you like jogging? So do I
9. Job cuts in footwear industries have been compensated by a growth in construction and other industries….
10. Above all, people are happy
11. There are traditional cakes of the region
12. Your explanation about Valencian was very interesting
13. For Christmas I often make a delicious soup
14. I’m completely in the dark about Christian culture
15. Some people were sunbathing
16. It reminds me of other books
Bye for now,
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