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OCTOBER 2020 FINDS

OCTOBER 2020 FINDS

october 2020 finds is coming right after the second, softer lockdown started. BOOKS 1. i read a book of poems called atico by arsenio iglesias pazos. it was a gift from the author. it’s in galician! i postponed reading it because i was afraid of how unable i was to...
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SEPTEMBER 2020 FINDS

SEPTEMBER 2020 FINDS

september 2020 finds has an unusual structure because i was away from home for 3 weeks. i travelled around central and southern portugal, where the number of cases was quite low. BOOKS i bought and borrowed several books during this month but i was unable to read. i’ve only finished one book. 1. contos pouco...
AUGUST 2020 FINDS

AUGUST 2020 FINDS

august 2020 finds is here right on time. BOOKS 1. i bought vers la beaute by david foenkinos in berlin, on a whim. it was an easy enough read, with a big twist. i enjoyed it. 2. never let me go by kazuo ishiguro. 280 pages of he said, she said. there is a twist,...
JULY 2020 FINDS

JULY 2020 FINDS

july 2020 finds is here already! BOOKS 1. i’ve finally managed to finish neuromancer by william gibson. it’s a sci-fi written in the 60s and published in the 1984. i’ve read a 2004 republication with an intro by the author. by then, 1 million copies had been sold. the book was very dense. i could...
JUNE 2020 FINDS

JUNE 2020 FINDS

june 2020 finds is very late. i hope you don’t mind that though. BOOKS 1. eat your greens is a 800-recipe gestalten book meant to help you include more vegetables into your diet. i love it! i see myself consulting it a lot in the future. 2. i’ve read a dictionary of quotations i had...
MAY 2020 FINDS

MAY 2020 FINDS

may 2020 finds is here. the cover photo is celebrating a year of porto. BOOKS 1. i finished swing time by zadie smith. i loved it! she found a very subtle way to talk about race in an engaging way. i really liked it. 2. i read comeback: a k-pop novel by lyn ashwood and...
APRIL 2020 FINDS

APRIL 2020 FINDS

april 2020 finds is in time. because i had plenty of time, right? once again, the cover photo is pre-corona. 1.i finished the abysmal kids are not ok by ionut chiva. the story line was not credible and it got lost in a myriad of meaningless details. i didn’t think it was possible to use...
USE YOUR CORONA TIME WISELY

USE YOUR CORONA TIME WISELY

use your corona time wisely! take advantage of the content available for free due to the virus. i will try to. this wealth of available resources makes me both excited and anxious. dive in. there’s a lot of stuff down here. most probably something for you, too. (ps: the cover pic is from my favourite...
MARCH 2020 FINDS

MARCH 2020 FINDS

march 202 finds is not necessarily a longer list than usual. that’s because my life was just as reclusive before corona came about. i hope everyone is ok, wherever you are. (the pic below is from last summer) 1.i have recently bought and read a novela grafica, sabrina by nick drnaso. it was the first...
FEBRUARY 2020 FINDS

FEBRUARY 2020 FINDS

february 2020 finds is here! 1.i’ll start with the berlin stuff. i spent one week there. it was kinda cold and the city seems a huge construction site. but i did have 3 sunny days. storm sabine/ciara seemed to be a huge problem, but we ultimately avoided it. 2. i went to the museum für fotografie,...
JANUARY 2020 FINDS

JANUARY 2020 FINDS

january 2020 finds is on time! it’s because i’m on my way to the airport. if you want to see what i’m up to, check my insta. 1.i decided to group the tokyo places in the december post, although the trip ended on january. and i’ll post now about the things i discovered or bought...
DECEMBER 2019 FINDS

DECEMBER 2019 FINDS

december 2019 finds comes very late because i was in tokyo for the winter holidays. and i’ve been slowly getting over the jet-lag. 1.i’ll start by saying that i’ve been writing a novel. by now, i have a 450-page draft i will edit until it becomes what i need it to be. i’d be happy...
NOVEMBER 2019 FINDS

NOVEMBER 2019 FINDS

november 2019 finds is late. because i was away. in madeira. 1.i started the month with mucho flow. it’s a two day festival in the neighboring town of guimaraes. i got tickets as soon as iceage announced they were coming. the two days proved full of artists interesting beyond expectations. 2. i discovered franco marco there....