WordPress Prompt. This is a HORRIBLE question! How is one to choose?! Okay, I could probably pass on food, since I’m not necessarily adventurous when it comes to dining. Books or films? If I HAD to choose, then books. Films often include foreign films that are so artsy that I can’t follow the scope. Books I can sink my teeth into not matter how boring, pretentious or badly written. Thankfully I don’t meet too many books that I don’t like. Right now I’m reading: (Wikipedia Plot Summary) “In Chile during the 1840s, Eliza Sommers is a young Chilean girl raised and educated by English Anglican siblings Victorian spinster Rose and strict Jeremy Sommers, and their sailor brother John Sommers, who are colonists living in the port of Valparaiso, ever since they found her on their doorstep, and taught in the art of cooking by the Mapuche Indian Mama Fresia. Over most of Part I, Eliza’s origins and upbringing, and her maturity are told. Eliza falls in love with Joaquin Andieta, a young Chilean man who is concerned about his mother, living in poverty. The young couple have an affair, ultimately resulting in Eliza getting pregnant. Soon, news of gold being discovered in California reaches Chile, and Joaquin goes out to California in search of a fortune. Wanting to follow her lover, Eliza goes to California, with the help of her Chinese zhong yi (physician) friend, Tao Chi’en, in the bowels of a ship headed by a Dutch Lutheran captain, Vincent Katz.”
I’m still in Chile and she’s just met Joaquin — interesting but not wow so far.