Monday, August 1, 2011

Oggi si festeggia il tuo compleanno ma io lo festeggio tutti i giorni

Buon Giorno!
     This week was fun and informative. Of course, I didn't master the Italian language, but I did learn some useful phrases. Such as "ho fame" which means I'm hungry. In Italian isn't that all you really need to know? I can also greet and introduce myself. I sort of know the days of the week, but I get it mixed up with Spanish. Italian/ Spanish Uno- uno Due- dos Tre- tres Quattro- quatro Cinque- Cinco. The pronunciations are a little different, though. So I am realizing as I write this that it is not exciting to read. It is, however, the most mentally enriching thing I've done in a while.
     To keep up the trend I am taking this week to catch up on contemporary literature. Clearly I can not read a ton of books in one week. I do plan to read some, but more importantly I plan to read reviews and compile and awesome 'to read' list. Now, this comment board better by lit up because I know I have some hardcore readers out there. Help me out, folks! I want to hear your reviews, too.

PS- The phrase means "Today is the celebration of your birthday but I celebrate it every day." I just memorized it.

1 comment:

Casey said...

Oh, I read so many books, but I don't know what to recommend! "One Day" is excellent. As is "The Help." I think you'd enjoy "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake." It's like that movie we had to watch in our coming of age in japan,etc...class, when the chick's emotions went into her food. Oh, if you were interested in good YA lit, check out "Looking for Alaska" "The Hunger Games Series" or "Divergent." The author Christopher Moore is always delightful. My faves are "A Dirty Job" and "Lamb." "The Tiger's Wife" is an interesting little book. If you want a mystery, definitely check out Steig Larsson's Millennium Trilogy. "Swamplandia" is pretty fantastic and strange. I can't think of any more right now, but if I do, I'll let you know!