Spanish lesson number 21 books Alba, what are you doing? I am writing the summary of a book. It’s my home work. Normally I always do grammar exercises but today I am doing different activities. I like to write, besides reading. I like reading too. I often read science fiction novels, I’ve always liked stories with spaceships and characters like Martians, but now I am reading a biography about the most important writer of the Spanish language. Are you really reading the life of Miguel de Cervantes? I also know about his life. He is a man who was born in Alcalá de Henares, He served as a soldier and even lost a hand in the battle of Lepanto. That’s why we know Cervantes as the Manco de Lepanto. It is not entirely true. He did not lose his hand but it ended up useless after a serious injury. What a lot you know! Yes, I am learning a lot because I am also reading in Spanish. I told you that normally I read science fiction, but I’m also starting to read plays, historical novels, fantasy novels, etc. I usually read poetry but I am enjoying a lot detective novels because they are easier to read. Of course, when I have time, you know that every day I am busy except for yesterday. Why? Because yesterday I woke up at eleven o’clock, I had breakfast quietly on the terrace in a bar, I paid for breakfast and walked calmly through the city. Then I ate at a friend’s house and together we watched a movie. Last night I returned home, connected to the internet and looked at my emails. I had a pizza and went to bed at twelve. You spent all day on the beach, right? No, I did not leave the house all day. You didn’t? And why are you more red than a crab (lobster) I fell asleep on the terrace of my house in the sun without sun protection.