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OCTOBER 2021 FINDS

OCTOBER 2021 FINDS

october 2021 finds is late. first i had a lot of work and then went to london. BOOKS 1. i finished americanah by chimamanda ngozi adichie. it was an interesting and well-written saga about the nigerian diaspora. 2. i have been re-reading crash by j.c. ballard. i’m just as mind-blown as i was the first...
SEPTEMBER 2021 FINDS

SEPTEMBER 2021 FINDS

september 2021 finds is here. BOOKS 1. i finished death in venice by thomas mann. as everybody says, the homonym short story is the best of the lot. i enjoyed the technical part of the work more than the storylines. 2. i loved the language of cities by deyan sudjic. it’s a non-fiction work that...
AUGUST 2021 FINDS

AUGUST 2021 FINDS

august 2021 finds is here. i apologize for being a little late! BOOKS 1. i wasn’t able to finish any of the books i’m reading. so i decided to put this guy here. better than food is his book review youtube channel. 2. i enjoyed this masterclass by bernardine evaristo. a few days after i’ve...
JULY 2021 FINDS

JULY 2021 FINDS

july 2021 finds is here! shorter and sweeter than ever since i cannot post insta links. BOOKS 1. i’ve only finished girl, woman, other by bernardine evaristo this month. it got the booker prize in 2019. it’s a black universe that reveals itself to be as interconnected as a puzzle. and i imagine it’s even...
JUNE 2021 FINDS

JUNE 2021 FINDS

june 2021 finds is here! BOOKS 1. nw by zadie smith. no matter what small faults i find with her, her work is undoubtedly good and worth checking out. 2. perestrika boys by dinu gutu is a good depiction of chisinau life in the 2000s. it was a good month for comics. i read 5!...
MAY 2021 FINDS

MAY 2021 FINDS

may 2021 finds is here. the list is shorter than usual. for the many things that happened, find me on instagram. BOOKS 1. mars violet by my friend oana lohan was published mid-april in paris. i read it as soon as i was able to lay my hands on it. oana has a special writing...
APRIL 2021 FINDS

APRIL 2021 FINDS

april 2021 finds is here! the best part of april was that i managed to get the moderna vaccine! and that i traveled a lot. check my insta for more pics. BOOKS as it happened, i read over 1,500 pages during this month. as you know, that’s more like my yearly quota. but april was...
MARCH 2021 FINDS

MARCH 2021 FINDS

march 2021 finds is here. so let’s go! BOOKS 1. i must’ve read sylvia plath’s only novel 20 years ago. the bell jar was published weeks before her suicide. an easy read, if you don’t empathize much. the main character, the author’s alter ego, goes from being a perky american girl to getting released from...
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...