Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Let me introduce myself

Hello everyone !

I'm María Paz de la Cuesta, from Valladolid, a city in the middle-north of Spain. It's not a very big city, but it certainly has a great history. Here lived Cervantes, the Catholic Monarchs, Felipe II, Columbus and so many different important people.
About me, I'm 16 years old and I the first Chesterton's book I read was The Innocence of Father Brown. It was a present from 'Los reyes Magos'. (Do you know The Three Wise Men? It's a spanish tratition that may be equivalent to Santa Claus). Since then, I'm very fond of Chesterton's writings. Although I know how many books and essays I must still read.

Apart from Chesterton, I also like Evelyn Waugh, Jorge Luis Borges, Stevenson, Conrad, Álvaro Cunqueiro, etc.
I also like listening to music, playing tennis, going out with my friends and that kind of things.

I couldn't say which is my favourite quote of Chesterton, but now I'm only able to remember: If there were no God, there would be no Atheists.

I don't know why, but english writers are hilarious. I'm beginning to love english literature, I mean it, and specially Chesterton's work.

Well, I think this is enough. If you want to know more about me, just ask and please, if I have made a lot of mistakes, warn me and I'll try to do my best the next time I write.

It's a pleasure to share my opinion about Chesterton's writings with you.



Love2Learn Mom said...

How delightful to have you join the bunch. Welcome, welcome, welcome, from snowy Wisconsin, USA.


Ria's Mom

Ria said...

Yes Welcome!!!!!!!!!! We're so happy to have you join us. Valladolid sounds like a really neat town, I hope you will tell us more about it.

Yes I do know the Three Wise Men! We have a day for them, January 6.

Thanks again for joining us!!!

Dr. Thursday said...

¡Una prima Español de nuestro Tío Gilberto! ¡Que bueno! (Solamente tengo unas pocas palabras porque ahora hace muchos años que estudié Español.)

I am glad to hear from you, Mapaz; it is good to know of GKC's international - no, universal appeal. A few years back we had a visitor to the Conference from the University of Llull, Dr. Silvia Coll-Vinent: her talk was amazing - on GKC's visit to Spain and his impact on the literature and the culture. One thing she told us which stood out, and I still remember: when she was about to fly here, in the airport she went into a store, and there she saw Chesterton's Autobiography for sale! Wow. Perhaps someday you can come to ChesterCon - you will be delighted to meet the big family of Uncle Gilbert.

I look forward to more reports from you!

gilbertgirl said...

Hi! I'm so glad you could join Chesterteens!

I'm also an English Literature addict. Have you read any Dickens? Or T. S. Elliot? Dickens is the more humorous, though.:)

It's really inspiring how teenagers all around the globe appreciate Chesterton! Thanks so much for joining us!