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Book fair 2006, Xalapa

Monday, September 4, 2006 | 0 comments

In the late afternoon Esme and I went to visit the FILU (Feria Internacional del Libro Universitario 2006) a book fair held in a building, part of the Museum of Transportation, Xalapa. We took the free (!) bus in front of our house to the museum grounds. The fair was less big then the building it was held in suggested, but enough books to keep us occupied for quite some time.

I discovered a book on amphibians and snakes, in Spanish like most if not all other books present, and browsed through it. It had several nice photos and I saw several snakes we had already spotted on our hiking trips in the state of Veracruz. However, I was unsure if I wanted to buy the book and put it back.

After a bit more walking around, music started to play, and way too loud in my opinion. I prefer to enjoy books in pure silence, and the music was so loud that one almost had to shout to each other.

Esme found a book called "El habla infantil en cuatro dimensiones" edited by Rebeca Barriga Villaneuva, a collection of four articles on how children learn their first language, and decided to buy it.

I discovered a book stand with a lot of Spanish DragonLance editions, and also Spanish editions of several books from the Death Gate Cycle series (El ciclo de la Puerta de la Muerte), written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. I have read all seven books in English, and I really loved the excellent writing style of the duo in those books, which is in my opinion much and much better compared to the DragonLance books by Weis and Hickman I have read so far. I strongly recommend the series, and hence I was hoping I could tempt Esme to read the first book, "Ala de Dragón" (Dragon Wing). But alas nor we nor the salesperson were able to find it.

Since the loud music kept bothering both of us, we decided to go, even though we hadn't seen all book stands.


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