I had a craving for a 19th century English novel and settled on Persuasion by Jane Austen. I'm in volume II, and the story is still quite good. Even though I'm well aware of the ending, I'm interested to see how it was written.
I've been quite lucky this year, having time to finish another novel earlier: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. I thought it was going to be a doozy, but I loved the book, disliked the main character.
In Spain news, I went to Santander (Cantabria) and San Sebastian (Pais Vasco) last weekend with a friend from high school among others. I had a lovely time and will post pictures within a week or two.
Besides travelling, teaching has lost some of its luster. I still think the kids are good and the other teachers are great, but the novelty has definitely worn off. That being said, I'm glad that we have Monday and Tuesday off. I need a break.