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reviewed FC Barcelona. July 08
posted in Awesomeness
FC Barcelona
The World Cup is currently going on, and perhaps you know Argentina is making a hell of a go at the title. Perhaps you've also heard that Pope Francis is rooting for Argentina. (I assume he's a little …
Seven Tips to Make the Most of the Camino de Santiago
   (special thanks to Savvy Communications of Louisville, KY, for providing me with a reviewer copy!) So unknown to me until I read this book, it turns out that in Spain there’s a really, …
posted a Quick Tip about Barcelona, Spain. May 09, 2011
Barcelona
Gaudi, Gaudi and more Gaudi! Been here 3x and would have loved to settle down here if I'm going to reside in Europe one day! What a beautiful and special city this is!     
reviewed The Shadow of the Wind. November 26, 2010
The Shadow of the Wind
From the first chapter when the Cemetery of Forgotten Books was mentioned, I knew that this would be an amazing read. Everything that you could want in a novel is here in The Shadow of the Wind--mystery, …
reviewed An Evening With Il Divo Live in Barce.... October 27, 2010
An Evening With Il Divo Live in Barcelona
In this Barcelona concert (DVD), I promise myself to make a date with Il Divo. Yes, that’s something to hope & live for in 2011… to see Il Divo perform in person.      …
posted a Quick Tip about An Evening With Il Divo Live in Barce.... October 27, 2010
An Evening With Il Divo Live in Barcelona
An excellent CD/DVD bundle of Il Divo's concert performance in Barcelona, Spain. Great collection of songs & worth every penny of the money spent. The concert recording is a lot longer than Live at the …
reviewed The Shadow of the Wind. September 17, 2010
The Shadow of the Wind
Dateline Barcelona 1945 shortly after WW II, location - a dingy, obscure side street north of the Mediterranean and just a block from the well known Rambla. Daniel Sempere is allowed to peek through the …
reviewed Spain in Mind. September 13, 2010
Spain in Mind
This book, edited by Alice Leccese Powers, is a terrific collection of pieces by "great writers entranced by Spain". Powers has assembled a wonderful collection, which includes pieces by all …
posted a Quick Tip about Chick Corea. August 15, 2010
posted in Music Matters
Chick Corea
Chick was big when I was in college in the late 70's. I was an avid listener then, not so much now.
posted a Quick Tip about Palau de la Musica Catalana. July 25, 2010
Palau de la Musica Catalana
The culmination of Barcelona's Modernista architecture movement, this magnificent music hall, aside from being a wonderful concert venue without a single bad seat is a breathtaking visual monument - a …
reviewed The Shadow of the Wind. July 07, 2010
The Shadow of the Wind
This is a different kind of a book.  Set in Barcelona, it is the story of Daniel and his first visit to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books.  Brought there by his father - a bookseller, he is allowed …
reviewed The Shadow of the Wind. July 06, 2010
The Shadow of the Wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafron takes the reader through the twisted old streets of Barcelona. His captivating language shows a young boy on the journey of his life through his finding a Cemetery of Lost Books. Upon …
posted a Quick Tip about The Angel's Game (book). June 28, 2010
Angel's Game
A strange novel, but enjoyable nonetheless by the author of Shadow of The Wind.
posted a Quick Tip about The Shadow of the Wind. June 28, 2010
The Shadow of the Wind
I love this book! It definately held my interest through all it's twists and turns.
posted a Quick Tip about Pirate Latitudes. June 28, 2010
Pirate Latitudes
oh the romance of the history in pirates -- Michael has done it again!
posted a Quick Tip about The Shadow of the Wind. June 28, 2010
The Shadow of the Wind
A contemporary novel in the style of romantic classics. Amazing.
reviewed Pirate Latitudes. June 26, 2010
Pirate Latitudes
     Everything you have come to expect revolving around the mythology of pirates is in here: raping (a lot of raping), privateering, sea battle cannons, sword fights (only one or …
posted a Quick Tip about Pirate Latitudes. June 23, 2010
Pirate Latitudes
Great read for fans of Pirates of the Carribean.
reviewed Pirate Latitudes. June 22, 2010
Pirate Latitudes
Chrichton is a master of the page-turning thriller and I especially appreciate a couple things about his books. First, his use of "evidence" that has the appearance of items in the real world …
posted a Quick Tip about Spain Men's Soccer Team. June 18, 2010
Hoping Spain can get it together for the Honduras match. I had them as the tournament favorite, but I really cannot see them winning the WC with such a shaky defense.
posted a Quick Tip about The Shadow of the Wind. June 16, 2010
The Shadow of the Wind
I can live without it!
reviewed The Shadow of the Wind. June 16, 2010
The Shadow of the Wind
Shadow of the Wind, written by Ruiz Zafon is by and large the surprise book of the decade for me. I am by no means a reader, I don't even like to read (to be honest), but when I do read I really get …
posted a Quick Tip about The Shadow of the Wind. June 16, 2010
The Shadow of the Wind
This book had an interesting story with a well-measured plot. Definitely one that I will be re-reading.
reviewed The Shadow of the Wind. June 15, 2010
The Shadow of the Wind
   I picked up Shadow of the Wind one day because it was a highlighted book on the Chicago Public Library website and it sounded promising. I knew nothing of the author Carlos Ruiz Zafon nor …
reviewed The Shadow of the Wind. June 15, 2010
The Shadow of the Wind
From the first few pages, I was doubtful. Was this a book to instantly grab my attention? Would I need to have the book pry ed from my hands? No.. well not at first. I think it took me 3 times to read …
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