Its been a busy, hetic, unusual month but its ending on a positive note. I’ve beenb ill, since my doctor was out of town and it was a now situation that couldn’t be left unattended…turned out to be the rught move. I’m better.
Ginny Hampton is hrere from Arkansas and teachers galore are inviting her day after day morning, afternoon and evening to Vips.in her early eighties she still gets around pretty good but walking downtown seeing sights knocked the air out of her good intentions and she sat down on a curb and right awqay a poloiceman ran over to ask her if she needed an ambulance. She laughs when she tells the story but as a native of sorts it made me fl good about our central police department speaking of plice La Guera Roquini called me frightened because although it was quite early night had fallen and her street was dark when she pulled up to her garage. Two motorcycles drew near with black clothed individuals and asked if she was going to enter. They said well watch till your inside and she talked about having to guard her viscious dogs and such but they didn’t leave and she went in and called me. We immediately called the police department and yes, it’s the new special police effort to keep Vista Hermosa safe and their names and tags were legit. Another applause for our local police chief.
Family is coming for Christmas and Katha Mont will have a new granddaughter and Mariagnas daughter Christiane is expecting the arrival of Slyvestre Pous de Anda around King’s Day.
NEW BOOKS FOR NOVEMBER
at the Guild
I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Non- Fiction
The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.
Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York.
I AM MALALA is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons. I AM MALALA will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world
The Hypothetical Girl by Elizabeth Cohen. Fiction
Love meets technology with a dash of quirk in this collection of highly original short stories
An aspiring actress meets an Icelandic Yak farmer on a matchmaking Web site. An online forum for cancer support turns into a love triangle for an English professor, a Canadian fisherman, and an elementary school teacher living in Japan. A deer and a polar bear flirt via Skype. In The Hypothetical Girl a menagerie of characters graze and jockey, play and hook up in the online dating world with mixed and sometimes dark results. Flirting and communicating in chat rooms, through texts, e-mails, and IMs, they grope their way through a virtual maze of potential mates, falling in and out of what they think and hope may be true love
Until tomorrow: Reading is a man’s best friend