I am now back from vacation and pretty glad to say I got some reading done! Not as much as I hoped, especially on the ARCs side, but it’s something. I bought quite a few books on my trip, a lot of them are Brazilian lit, which I’m pretty glad about, and all of them gorgeous. I will post in the next few days about that, because today I’m writing in a bit of a hurry and I’d like to show and talk about those books a bit more.
My Readings This Week
I am done with 20 Thousand Leagues under the Sea! This was fun, albeit way too verbose in my opinion. Such an interesting book, not without its flaws, that reminded why I loved Jules Verne when I was younger. I even got another book from my dad by him!
I advanced on Lock Every Door, although not by much – I was more on the mood for physical books this time, and so audiobooks & e-books didn’t get much love. Soon, though! This is so creepy and interesting!!
I advanced a little bit in Mansfield Park! As guessed before, I am making slow progress with this one, but I am making progress and enjoying it. I’m not very far into the story, but it’s so far not my favorite story by her. But her beginnings are always slow, so I look forward to reading more and love this book.
I re-read Antigone! I’d read it when I was maybe 15 the first time and didn’t really like it at all – I really disliked tragedies & stories without a happy ending back then, so you can imagine how well Greek tragedies went with me. But this is EXCELLENT, so so good and a surprisingly feminist play. I need to pickup Oedipus Rex. #Antigone2020
Tangerine is a FF mystery set in 1956 in Tangier! I was a bit skeptical about the way the FF relationship is written (feels like it was clearly written by a straight person), it was still very engaging and interesting! I particularly liked the ending. Such a great vacation read.
I read White Houses! It’s about the affair between Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok from 1930s on, it’s certainly glamorous an an interesting story, but that fell a little short for me.
I am halfway through with The Bird King! Gosh this is SUCH a good book and I can’t believe it’s not being screamed about the bookish community! It’s about a witty, brave and smart concubine who runs away with her friend who has magical powers and a djinn who’s sexy but also a dog and rather bloodthirsty, so that they don’t get caught by the Spanish Inquisition. It’s influenced by Arab folklore and I’m just !!!!