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FEBRUARY 2021 FINDS

FEBRUARY 2021 FINDS

february 2021 finds is here! BOOKS there are months when i finish a couple of books at best. and then there is february, when i finished 10 books. some are books i’ve struggled with and then decided life is too short, gave up on and counted as finished. 1. i am cat was published in...
JANUARY 2021 FINDS

JANUARY 2021 FINDS

january 2021 finds is here! please find things you could do among my most recent finds! BOOKS 1. the last children of tokyo by yoko tawada was short and confusing. i’m hardly able to summarize the story. a 115-year old grandfather and his 15-year old boy lead simple lives in the future. meh. 2. normal...
DECEMBER 2020 FINDS

DECEMBER 2020 FINDS

december 2020 finds is right on time for some weekend reading. enjoy! BOOKS 1. i only managed to finish one book, the vegetarian by hang kang. it follows how schizophrenia develops in a woman and how it affects the people around her. it’s fluidly written, but heartbreaking, especially if you happen to have any experience...
NOVEMBER 2020 FINDS

NOVEMBER 2020 FINDS

november 2020 finds has things you can do during your lockdown. BOOKS 1. i read junkie by william burroughs. it’s a short but dense and informative semi-biographical novel about drug use. i liked it and i recommend it. 2. i tried to finish the cyborg tinkerer and failed less than half way through. because i...
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 understand anything. galicia is situated...
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...