Give or take.Â At least, classes are over now, and I’ve graded pretty much everything before the final.Â Well, I do have to grade one set of scientific paper analyses, about 30 of them, but they’re only about 2 pages each.Â That needs to be done ASAP, so people can see the comments before the final on Monday.Â Meanwhile, I’ve done some Christmas shopping (How did I survive before there was Amazon.com?).Â And tonight Robin and I are going out for sushi with the Hills.
What I’m reading lately:
Inez del Alma Mia, by Isabel Allende.Â I read her Zorro: Impieza la Leyenda last year, so I thought I’d read her newest book in Spanish also.Â It’s good, and eventful enough to hold my interest even when I have to refer to a dictionary a couple of times per page.Â One nice thing about reading a novel in Spanish is that it takes me about 20 times as long as reading one in English, so I don’t have to search for something new to read as often. Â I’d like to say I’m building my vocabulary, but that would be assuming that I have a memory.Â Eventually, after looking up something enough times, I do start to recognize it, though.Â “Lodo” is mud.Â “A pesar de” means “In spite of”.Â An “espada” is a sword.Â And so on.