16 julho 2016

The mid-year book freak out TAG

I saw a lot of booktubers answering these questions and I got excited to answer it myself. So I hope you guys like my readings.

1. Best Book You've Read So Far in 2016?
It was definitely Farenheit 451. It was a book recommendation by Rita Zerbinatti, and she got it right! I read it in a day and I was impressed, moved, and I really recommend this reading.

2. Best Sequel You've Read So Far in 2016?
1Q84 volume 2! I don't know why I didn't read this before! The cliffhanger at the end of this book was mind blowing, actually, this story is totally mind-blowing, and I think Haruki Murakami made his way to my heart.

3. New Release You Haven't Read Yet, But Want To?
In order to live - A north korean girl's journey to freedom by Yeonmi Park. Since the begging of this year, I was excited about this book because I watched some talks on TED and those talkes really made an impression on me, so I want to learn more about North Korea and what happens there.

4. Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of 2016?
The magic Montain by Thomas Mann!!

5. Biggest Disappointment?
The particular sadness of Lemon cake by Aimee Bender. I will not go futher with an explation about it, because there is a review here with my thought about this reading. Click here to check it out.

6. Biggest Surprise?

7. Favourite New Author?
Haruki Murakami and I've been enjoying Liev Tolstoi, too.

8. Newest Fictional Crush?

Konstantin Lievin - Anna Karienina. He is so dreamy! 

9. Newest Favourite Character?

Konstantin Lievin, again. Because I want it. Because I can.

10. Book That Made You Cry?

Escape from camp 14. Actually, this is making me cry right now! LOL Hiroshima was also breath taking!

11. Book That Made You Happy?

It is actually a comic book: Miss Marvel!

12. Favourite Book To Movie Adaptation You Saw This Year?

Love Hina. It is an anime, not a movie, but I really liked it! There are other adaptations, but I didn't read the book, one amazing example is Beasts of no nation.

13. Favourite Review You've Written This Year?

This one is very difficult, because I watch a lot of stuff and it is hard to choose LOL

14. Most Beautiful Book You Bought So Far This Year?

War and Peace by Liev Tolstoi and published by Cosac Naify. And I also love the Vagabond editions by Panini.

15. What Books Do You Need To Read By The End of The Year?
I want at least to start The magic Montain, War and Peace, Harry Potter and also In search of Lost Time LOOOOOOOOOOOOL 

10 julho 2016

PODCAST #1 - Town of cats

Hi, guys, this is my first podcast and I hope you like it. As I am not a native speaker, my English is not the best, but if you want to there is a script of the podcast, and you can download it here.
As you guys know, I always register my readings here, but I thought this would be an interesting way of sharing my literary experiences.

01 julho 2016

My first Aristophanes

The confusion started this week when I decided to read Clouds by Aristophanes and I swear for my life that it was by Aristoteles. Of course it wasn't because they are two completely different people, one is a philosopher, the other is a writer. And after making things clear, my reading started.

I was very excited for it, because this past month I read Medea and this reading was absolutely amazing and this was the year of the greek stories, and everything that I read I absolutely loved it. EXCEPT FOR, Clouds. 

I'm not saying that this is not a good story, but I wasn't amused by it. The plot begins with Strepsiades, a man who can't sleep because of his finacial problems. All those problems were created by his son that only worries about his horses and superficial things. To get rid of his problems he turns to Socrates and all his knowledge to try to persuate people of not paying his debts. 

At first, I thought it was funny because it reminded me how brazilian people are always trying to find a way out of their problems without accepting resposability. But then, after some pages I was like "I know every single thing that it is going to happen in this story" and I would like to be surprised by it, like I was with Medea.

I reccomend this reading, because I think part of my experience was spoiled by my high expectations, and if you like comedy, maybe you will enjoy it.