Books and Music

I've been reading quite a bit lately. I read Marian Keyes 'Lucy Sullivan is getting married' which was good. First of hers I've read and its written like a diary which was quite realistic. However it gave me another perspective on British women! I'll have to ask a few British ladies if they can identify with it though before I make my conclusions! I also read 'White Oleander' by Janet Fitch which was quite interesting. A good read, the writer was excellent with words. Now I'm reading short stories 'Like the flowing river' by Paulo Coelho. He writes about his experiences major or not which is interesting and I thought somehow it's similar to a blog except he's published his blog entries!
My journalist sister Relle is in Melbourne, Australia doing a fellowship concerning the Pacific and journalism and her blog is a good read.
I'm listening to Bruce Springsteen 'Radio Now' which is quite good. His songs are soothing to the mind. Also have some new sounds from Colbie Calciat 'Bubbly' which is a good song. Norah Jones of course is one of the most soothing and relaxing singers I'd ever heard. Just got my hands on songs from her latest album which isn't new but I hadn't heard it before and it's as good as the first album. There are so many new songs that are great and of course my old favourites never cease to please.
Anyway it's the weekend here and I work four days a week and my colleagues and I were just joking today at how it's strange to say 'Thank God it's Tuesday' as opposed to the usual 'Friday'. The perks of being in Oman I guess! Though it's still strange that Saturday is our 'Monday'! The little things that take time to get used to here.
Today I did conditional 'If..., ..would.' at work and once again a reminder of a different way of thinking, one student wrote this.
If I were a king, I'd buy many palaces. - If I had many palaces, I'd marry four women. If I had four wives, I wouldn't get any sleep!!!
Grammatically correct but what do you say about the content. I tried to suppress my laughter and look annoyed. Just another day in the classroom!


aart hilal said…
I'm also a big Paulo Coelho fan and I don't know if you’ve heard about his blog
I started as a fan and now I'm collaborating with him and thought that you would like to enter his universe.
Check out the blog, if you want, or subscribe to his newsletter

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Omega & Alex said…
Thank you for the information.

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