Thursday, August 18, 2011

Back to Reality...

I'm baaaack!!! I am back this week after a wonderful 4.5 weeks traveling Spain.  I was selected to participate in a National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminar for TEACHERS. (Yes teachers, these programs are for us! Peep out Summer 2011 offerings here.)  My seminar covered Islamic Iberia which you may have guessed, meant travel to the beautiful region of Andalucia!  I met lots of great teachers, learned tons about the Islamic influence in Spain, drank many a tinto de verano, and took lots of pictures.  And I got a little tan too.

The wife of one of my colleagues at work gave me this book before I left, because part of it is set in the Alhambra, one of the sites I was going to visit.  

The Constant Princess (Boleyn)It was so good!  I've never read anything by Phillipa Gregory before, I think I'm quite a fan now.

What have you all been reading this summer?


Meaghan said...

Sounds like you had a great vacation! Isn't it great when your work takes you to exciting places?

Elouise Tomás said...

Yes Meaghan! Being a Spanish teacher definitely has it's perks. :P