Tuesday, September 20, 2011

De España

This is Kelsey posting! Even though I'm not quite exactly an employee of OFHB at the moment... For those of you who aren't quite hip to the bookstore gossip, I've taken a leave of absence from my book-slave position in order to study abroad in Alcalá de Henares, Spain for a semester!

I'll be back, don't you worry! And even though I'm not getting paid to talk books right now, I've had some awesome book-related experiences I just have to share here! First and foremost, I was elated when I got to Spain and found out that my host-mother, Pepi, also loves to read! A good portion of our conversations so far have been about that. She loves romance novels by Stephanie Laurens, Nora Roberts, and Lisa Kleypas, as well as thrillers. I was excited to hear that she's also read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series, but in Spain it's called Los hombres que no amaban a las mujeres. (The literal translation of that is The men that didn't love women... they also don't capitalize all of a title here.)

Pepi was also kind enough to hook my up with a little just-for-fun reading of my own! So in addition to Cervantes and the text books I'm reading for class, I just picked up Un ordenador nada ordinario (or... A computer that's never ordinary.) As far as I can tell so far, it's about a little boy who builds a robot that goes haywire and leads him on all sorts of hijinks. Oh yeah, and it's for 8-year-olds. But I've got to start somewhere!

I'll post again as soon as there's more book-stories to be shared! There's a few local "liberias" (bookstores) around that I'm itchin' to check out! I'll let you know how it goes!!

1 comment:

  1. Kelsey, we miss you! I love that you still blog here!