Rainbow Rowell's ELEANOR & PARK

“You never forget your first love…”
                                                                               Title: Eleanor & Park
Spanish title: Eleanor Y  Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Nº pages: 432
Editorial: Alfaguara
Approximately price:14,73€
ISBN: 9788420415703

Setting: 80´s

Eleanor...  Red hair, wrong clothes.  Standing behind him until he turns his head.  Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough... Eleanor.

Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises... Park.
Rainbow Rowell transports us to 1986 on a high school bus on Omaha, but Eleanor & Park could have also been set in the 1990s or 2000s.Eleanor first meets Park when she is forced to sit next to him-and he begrudgingly lets her- on the way to school. They barely look at, neither speak, to each other so their love story begins in silence as Park loans Eleanor the comic books that he brings with him every day, then the mix tapes and later comes the eventual conversation.
Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

“Bono met his wife in high school," Park says.
"So did Jerry Lee Lewis," Eleanor answers.
"I’m not kidding," he says.
"You should be," she says, "we’re sixteen."
"What about Romeo and Juliet?"
"Shallow, confused," then  dead.
"I love you, Park says.
"Wherefore art thou," Eleanor answers.
"I’m not kidding," he says.
"You should be.” 

Ex-Covarrubians shine at university


We'd like to congratulate our students because of their success in their studies at uni. We feel so proud for teaching and having them with us at school and have helped to their education and training.  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Miguel Adánez García-Villaraco       Mejor Expediente Académico de su Promoción  de Ingeniería Técnica Industrial de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.

Noemí Puyol Ruiz       Beca de Excelencia Académica en el Área de Ingeniería de las TIC de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Ángel Gómez-Hidalgo Pérez     Premio al Rendimiento Académico Excelente en Primer Curso de Ingeniería Aeronáutica de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

A poet's blink

Everybody knows that there are gifted people for everything, ok, but what not all know is that a pack of them flock together in 4º B-C bilingual this year and every now and then they give us some bits of their talent.
Today our friend Paula R. Bolonio shares with us a part of her lyric sense with a couple of poems in English language. Hope you like them

Why do you look so sad, my darling?
Doesn’t the light shine where you are?
I’ll bring you light
And make things alright
Doesn’t the girl listen to you anymore?
I’ll bring you tissues to wipe your eyes
I’ll comfort you and ask why
Why do you hurt yourself, my darling?
Does nobody believe in you anymore?
I’ll bring band aids to put on your wounds
And I’ll give you love like I always did
Why did you leave me, my darling?
Did her lies become too much?
I give you love and tell her to stop

But I guess It’s not enough

Laying her makes me think
Of everything that we could be
If I was brighter
And you were too
Maybe I could have a better future with you
But I’m your trophy wife
While you go out and party all night
I make you look good even If you’re not
I make people believe your temper isn’t that hot
For you I do everything
I cover up my bruises
So, no one notice a thing
But, I really wish we could worked
Because of you, right now,
I’m in hospital to die

SEVILLE - Sevilla

One of the most Spanish cities, if any, is the city of Seville. With its architecture combines Arabic and Christian styles and characterizes the Andalusian region. Sevilla is the city of festivals, tapas, flamenco and bullfighting, but also is a romantic and mysterious city.

The Giralda tower is the most emblematic monument of Seville. It is the minaret of the old mosque over which the Cathedral was built. It was considered one of the tallest towers in the world. This Minaret was constructed by the arabs between and reaches a height of 76 metres.

Let us build a church so big that those who see it will think us mad', that is what the cathedral chapter decided in 1401 when the former mosque of Seville had to be knocked down. It is one of the last Spanish Gothic cathedrals, and the Renaissance style is already evident there. Its impressive size makes it the third largest in the Christian world, after Saint Peter's in Vatican City and Saint Paul's in London.
 Seville April Fair is a huge annual event on the extensive list of festivals taking place in the city. The fair officially begins on Monday at midnight, normally 2 weeks after Holy Week, and ends with a fireworks display the following Sunday, again, at midnight. As well as flamenco the other main themes of the party are horses and bullfighting in what is such a classic Spanish affair. Seeing the local girls at the Fair in their colorful flamenco dresses it is easy to understand his attraction.