Don Quixote, post #9, ch 46-52

Hello, intrepid readers. Can't believe I'm typing the last post of Part I of DQ, the most read book after the Bible. You heard well. Chapter 46: The priest explains to those from the Holy Brotherhood that DQ is mad, and they agree to not put him in prison. The priest and barber are now…

The Baron in the Trees

I picked this book as the Classic Comic Novel for the Back to the Classics Challenge. Not as straightforward humorous as a P.G. Wodehouse book, or identified as a Comic Classic, I feel it fits in this category, as the premises of the book and much of its occurrences, were rich in humor. The novel…

Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie

It's satisfying to start the year reading much and reading great books. Maybe February the 20th, doesn't qualify as beginning of the year anymore. After all, two more weeks, and the girls have their Spring Break, and after that I know time will fly, and they'll have their first year of public and charter schools…

Don Quixote, post #8, ch 39-45

A bit late, but I'm here, with the story of the captive, which spans in chapters 39 through 41, plus four other chapters that relate the mayhem at the inn, with more people arriving, more stories, and a roughhouse of epic dimensions. The captive arrives with a beautiful and mysterious Moorish woman. Their story starts…

Edmund Jorgen’s new book, April release

I can't hardly believe it was 2014 when I was writting this about Jorgensen's first title, Speculation: * Speculation. I loved every bit of it. I am Andrew’s doppelganger, or twin soul. This is the Amazon’s description of the book, Andrew Wrangles has a decision to make. His best friend Sothum, a philosophical and financial genius,…

Don Quixote, post #7, ch 33-38

I've decided to keep posting 7 chapters at a time. Well, this post will have only 6 chapters, because the next story, The Captive, is told in chapters 39, 40, and 41. So, next week I'll write about chapters 39 through 45, and the week after will have chapters 46 through 52, which is the…

Don Quixote, post #5, ch 19-25

Today's post is coming a bit late, but it's here. It will include the famous "yelmo de Mambrino", we'll meet Cardenio, there will be more beatings and rocks thrown, and we'll know more about Dulcinea del Toboso. Chapter 19 opens with a peculiar conversation, proper of this pair. Sancho blames DQ for all the bad…

Giving new authors a chance

Without much planning, this year, my reading is taking very good shape. Maybe I made a good move the moment I looked at my own shelves, thought about the challenges out there that fit myself as a reader, and committed to being patient when adding to my current pile. Now I want to add some…

Don Quixote, post #4, ch. 9-18

Hello, my intrepid readers! How is everyone doing? I'm enjoying DQ, as well as listening to Midnight's Children, which is delighting me with humor and a picture of India larger than life. It's a tad early to say, but I feel Rushdie is becoming a favorite author. The book, being narrated, acquires this legendary quality.…

The Death of Ivan Ilych

This is my first read of the Back to the Classics, 2019. This is also one of the books I'm reading with Kim. As you see, I read this in Spanish. I've had this book since 1993, when I bought it and read it for the first time. No wonder I didn't remember having read…

2019 TBR Pile Challenge

One more challenge I've decided to join after seeing many of my dear blogger friends joining. The 2019 TBR Challenge at the Roof Beam Reader. As one of you doing this challenged mentioned, I like its simplicity. It was another opportunity for me to give my books some love and attention. This year I'm shopping…

Back to the Classics, 2019

BACK TO THE CLASSICS, 2019 More book posts! Back to the Classics 2018 is in the books. Time to pick fresh titles for the new year. I had fun photographing my beauties. I wanted to take the pictures in my backyard, on the grass and by the stack of wood, but it started to rain,…

2018 In Books

I have kept a list of the books I read since 2012. The lists are here, at my BOOK LISTS PAGE. 2018 has been odd. From January til May, I still homeschooled my daughters and read aloud to them. They started school in August, and I have not been blogging or interacting with other readers…