Jess from Cuban Running Crisis!
Felicitatciones! (Mi espanol es malisimo.) Check your email. Heh.
Today I’m not only thankful for give aways, I’m also thankful for books. I’m almost 99 percent certain that I’ve been thankful for books before but I just finished up two and I loved one of them so much I’ve got no choice but to share it.
Ok, so there were two books I recently read. One was Atonement by Ian McEwan. Holy jump off a bridge Batman! It was sad. If you like tragic romances then this is the book for you. I saw the movie, (um, hello James McAvoy! Yum!) and thought I should check out the book. While I did like both, I found the movie to be more beautiful than the book which is rare. But it was worth reading anyway.
The other book, that I truly, truly loved was The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. This book is about a boy named Oscar Wao who is basically an overweight, Dominican nerd/fanboy and the curse that seems to haunt his family. This books mixes so many things that I love: LOTR, street slang, Spanglish, Spanish, and lots of hilarious characters. I love the Hispanic culture and historical references in this book and learned a lot about the Dominican Republic by way of the clever footnotes and also because I looked most of it up after reading the novel. You know you like a book when you do that.
But you don’t have to take MY word for it. (Reading Rainbow anyone?)
I am now about to start reading Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. I liked the book American Gods by the same author so I’ll let you all know how this one turns out.
Thank goodness for books! Tell me what books you are thankful for today, I could always use some suggestions.
Hay dios mio! Felicidades A la Cubana Jess! Es verdad que yo puedo hablar espanglish, espanol cuando estoy tomando un poco y en ingles. que tengas un buen dia muchacha loca! …..KC
Thanks for the book recommendations. I'm trying to get back in a book-reading habit, I used to be the biggest book nerd. Now I have a list a mile long… Too bad it's frowned upon to sit at my desk and read a book at work (at least reading blogs looks like computer work) 😉
Book reading? It's summer……. LOL
I'm reading Unbroken, I'll finish it on the plane and give it to you to read. It is AMAZINGBALLS!
Congrats to Jess! What an awesome giveaway! 🙂
I just finished reading The Fountainhead, which was excellent beyond my wildest expectations excellent. I'm reading Rocket Boys now, which is what the movie October Sky is based on. It's about a bunch of boys in southern WV–I picked it up while on vacation. I'm really excited to read it!
I am glad I got everyone practicing their Espanol! I am super duper excited about the shoes. I couldn't be more excited and grateful for the opportunity of trying out my first New Balance shoes! Thanks again lady…Marathon training here we come!! 🙂
Water for Elephants is amazing!
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