The Sunday Snuggle Week 36 2019

Hello readers!

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.

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My Readings This Week

20 mil leguas submarinas jules verne

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!

lock every door by riley sager

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!!

mansfield park jane austen

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.

antigone sophocles

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 christine mangan

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.

white houses amy bloom

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.

the bird king g willow wilson

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 !!!!

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How was your week? What did you read?

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7 thoughts on “The Sunday Snuggle Week 36 2019

    • The Bird King is really good so far!!

      Yes, I have way more English books on my TBR than Portuguese, it’s a bit strange sometimes. I’ve been making more of an effort to read more in Pt, but since I live in Germany, I hardly ever get books in Portuguese.

      Where are you from?

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      • *changing usernames, still me!* I live in the French part of Canada! I’ve mostly read in English though, so reading in French often requires a lot more trial and error before I find a book with a writing style I like. I end up reading more in English because of that. (I am also currently slugging through Harry Potter V in Italian!)

        Do you also read in German? :O

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  1. I’m glad you got some good reading in, and bought lots of books! (Hopefully the rest of your vacation was as wonderful!) 🙂
    I also had to read Antigone for school around age 15 or so, but I remember liking it at that time. It would be interesting to reread though! The Bird King sounds very promising, I’ll look forward to your final thoughts on that one. And you’re the second person I know to enjoy Tangerine lately, so I think I’ll add that one to my TBR.
    I hope you have a great week ahead!

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    • I literally know no one else who read Tangerine, but it’s just the kind of book I love reading, so I picked it up anyway. I’d love to see what you think, because there are so many reviews giving this 2-3 stars, I was pretty surprised.

      The Bird King is. Very. Good.

      Thanks so much, Emily! I wonder why I disliked Antigone so much at that age. It’s funny to have completely different experiences with the same book.

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      • I had an irl friend read Tangerine earlier this summer, but I hadn’t even heard of it before that. The general low ratings kept me from adding it right away, but two positive responses is definitely a good sign! I’m very curious now.

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