A Rich Life

The other day, my youngest was telling me that I always buy books. I believe that’s true. I told her that books are to me more than just buys or expenses, they are my life. From bibles, to non fiction, classics and contemporary books, books in English and in Spanish, books are part of who…

Plans and projects

This is a draft post to help me have a reference for the many books, challenges, and projects I’ve been talking about with you lately, and that I plan to join in. 2020 Read Alongs and Challenges 1. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE With Ruth, I’ll be reading and blogging about this book. This was…

High Tide

When I homeschooled the girls, this author and homeschooling mom, Melissa Wiley, wrote about her homeschool being tidal. I believe my reading life to be tidal as well. This means there’s moments of high energy and activity, followed by other times where for some reason, I’m not as engaged, and I may feel a bit…

It’s so Classic Book Tag

I was reading Ruth’s interesting entry with this title, It’s so Classic Book Tag, hosted by Rebellious Writing, and I realized that she tagged me to do it. I’m supposed to tag five others to do this, but I don’t know if you’d like to do it. I’m thinking about Janakay, Chris, Kim, Sherry, Maria…

Door Stopper Classics, or Moby Dick, Take II

Lately I’ve been mulling over some long iconic classics of the size of Don Quixote, Moby Dick, One Hundred Years of Solitude, A Tale of Two Cities (or almost any Dickens), Les Miserables, Midnight’s Children, War and Peace (many Russian titles), Fortunata and Jacinta… What makes us want to read them, keep reading them, love…

My Lifetime Master List

After two and a half years of reading and reviewing classics, I’ve decided to submit the completed list to the Classics Club lovely people. I asked for your help to be sure to add more classics and specially to have your votes for some of the titles I wasn’t very sure about. I value your…

Cry, The Beloved Country

This is my fifth year doing the Back to the Classics challenge. After Cry, The Beloved Country, I only have to read two more, a classic play, and a classic from a place I’ve lived at. I believe I’ll be able to complete the challenge this year as well. However, -as with the Classics Club…

Joys of July

Just can’t believe that July is almost over! The girls start school on August 12th and 14th, dates which coincide with their ages, -though that soon will change, since they are having birthdays this fall-. Frankly, I want school to start. Not for the girls, who are holding to their vacation time as fast as…

Love, love, love

I had no clear direction for this post today. I want to write, and at the same time I’m not very inspired. I decided to take pictures instead, and let them guide me through this summer rumblings about love, and that which I love. I never got those who love Jane Austen, or cats. It…

It’s the small things

This week started with some small surprises that have made it magical. Reading your blogs, I saw that Cleo and others are discussing C.S. Lewis’s The Four Loves. Long, long ago, I borrowed this book from the library. But it’s a title worth revisiting. Yesterday, Sunday, at one of our ongoing Bible studies, the topic…

Lewis Lambert Strether

I’m still dwelling on this unforgettable character from The Ambassadors. Some have called this novel by Henry James one of the greatest American novels. The novel is set in Paris, with a few first days in London. But Strether is from Woollett, Massachusetts. It’s a New World, and Old World Novel. Much has been said…

Favorite books in Spanish

Some of you have asked me which my favorite books originally written in Spanish are, thus this post. Here I’ll only include books you can find translated in English, and I’ll tell you how, when, and why I came to love them, and maybe a bit about the author. As you can guess, literature in…