BOOKS ...AND MORE PICTURES
Hi Anne and readers,
The weekend flied and we started the week with very low temperature (3º C). It’s amazing that just last week we turned on the air conditioner and today we had to turn on the heating system!!!
Hope you Anne are enjoying your New Year festival and I’m pleased to read that your pasta dish was a success. By the way, I read the story about the Union Jack and found it very interesting. I loved the pictures you attached of your kids and Steve. You know, I think that Joshua takes after Steve and Raquel takes after you, don’t they?
I want to tell you that you brightened my day on Saturday. I was really worried and after reading your blog I felt very relieved. Thank you for the explanation of the prepositions, now I see it more clearly.
By the way, Esteban enjoyed Rod Stewart Concert very much and luckily it only rained before the Concert began. He asked me to send you these links so that you can watch it.
Anne, about “dinner time”, I think that you do the correct thing. Here in Argentina parents and kids tend to have dinner at the same time (around 9-10) and they all go to sleep around 11. There is not Mummy and Daddy time. I consider that this moment is very important for the couple, don’t you agree? Sometimes I want to sleep at 11 pm but I can’t because I hear the shouting of the kids who live below my flat. Can’t you believe that the children are playing at that time?
Changing the subject, I’ll talk about books. Most of you asked me about the ones I had read.
My favourite writers are John Irving (he is on the top), John Grisham, Elizabeth Adler, Nicholas Evans and David Baldacci.
Well, I’ve read a lot of books in English throughout my life but the ones I most remember are the following:
-Animal Farm by George Orwell (it’s the only book I’ve read by him, I want to buy 1984 following Trudi’s recommendation)
-Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (I liked it but found it a bit rare)
-The property of a Lady by Elizabeth Adler (summary: …she escaped the horrors of war with a priceless gem…and a secret that could change the world). I read it several times because I loved it.
-The testament by John Grisham (I deeply enjoyed it)
-The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (I liked this book very much)
-City of glass by Paul Auster (I reckon he is a very good writer but I didn’t enjoy much this book)
-The Divide by Nicholas Evans (summary: on a Montana morning, two skiers find the body of a young woman embedded in the ice of a remote mountain creek. She’s Abbie Cooper, a brilliant college student on the run from the FBI and charges of murder. But what was the chain of events that led this golden child so tragically astray?). It’s a very interesting story and keeps you immersed.
-A prayer for Owen by John Irving (I highly recommend this book)
-The eight by Katherine Neville (for all whom like chess and intrigue books)
-A widow for one year by John Irving (this is a gem)
-Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (I had seen the movie and liked this book very much)
-The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans (I read the book and then went to see the movie starring Robert Redford, but I found that the book was richer). Summary: a child wounded in body and spirit…a horse driven mad by pain…a woman fighting to save them both …and the man who is their only hope….)This is a splendid novel.
-Absolute Power by David Baldacci. It’s really sizzling. It happened to me the same as with the Horse Whisperer. The movie hadn’t the same power as the book.
If you Anne and readers have some books to recommend me go ahead.
Finally, I want to share with all of you the pictures I took the other weekend from Madero Port and the Ecologist Reserve. I can’t believe it was 30º C by then.
This is a picture of me at Madero Port Park
…. At the Ecology Reserve
This is Oscar walking along the drive of the Ecology Reserve
“The bridge of the Women”. The reason of its name is because all the streets at Madero Port have names of women.
Some more pictures of Madero Port
It’s time to prepare the dinner so I’ll say good-bye to all of you.
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