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Although I didn't get on too well with Clarice Lispector, I'm not ready to give up on #Brazil 🇧🇷 for #ReadingTheAmericas2023, so dipping into the old TBR pile for Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed.
Given Bolsonaro's attempt to replay Trump's armed insurrection on the seat of government, this one feels relevant despite having been published in 1968.
@Librarybelle @BarbaraBB

Librarybelle Hope this one goes better for you! 3w
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Bookwomble
The Besieged City | Clarice Lispector
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Bailedbailed

"Dr Lucas lent her a book once, but she had a hard time taking it in ... she'd talk and talk with the doctor and couldn't convey anything to him."
This sums up my experience of reading the first 18 pages. My eyes glide over the sentences without really touching them; the individual words register, but I can't parse any meaning from them, and when I reread what I've read seconds ago, I feel no familiarity, as if the words fell into a black hole, ⬇️

Bookwomble ... leaving behind no information, meaning beyond recovery.
I toyed, briefly, with persisting, but just felt vexed, so I'm DNFing without regret.
Sorry, Clarice, Sorry, #Brazil 🇧🇷 #ReadingTheAmericas2023
@BarbaraBB @Librarybelle
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Librarybelle Too many books to read through ones that are less enjoyable. 3w
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The Besieged City | Clarice Lispector
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My first book for #ReadingTheAmericas2023 is from #Brazil ??, Clarice Lispector's "The Besieged City". I've read one of her short stories in a collection edited by Manguel, but this is my first novel of hers, and I'm surprised to see that it will be my first novel by a Brazilian writer, but that's what this challenge is for, to expand my global reading coverage! ☺️ ???

Bookwomble My intention is to focus on Central and South America, as North America will take care of itself over the year. I'll hope to get into the Caribbean, too, if all goes well. @Librarybelle @BarbaraBB 3w
BarbaraBB Good luck! You started out with a good one I think! 3w
Bookwomble @BarbaraBB Fingers crossed 🤞☺️ 3w
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Librarybelle Definitely agree…these challenges do so well to expand my reading horizons. Good luck! 3w
Bookwomble @Librarybelle Thanks - I think I'm going to need it with this one! The first fifteen pages have been like walking over broken glass! I was already tempted to DNF, but I'll put it down for today and see if it reads better tomorrow. 3w
vivastory Lispector is so great. I read Passion According to GH a little over a yr ago & still think about it at least once a week. 3w
Bookwomble @vivastory Well, I shall persevere with The Besieged City, though I've found it unengaging at the start. 3w
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BarbaraBB You‘ve got the whole continent covered with these books I think! 1mo
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Cinfhen
This Is Our Place | Vitor Martins
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Mehso-so

This audio started out great but about 1/3 way in it became a bit YA angsty 🙄Still a pleasant story told through the eyes of a house in #Brazil whose occupants change throughout the years. What the families share are a teen grappling with their sexuality. #ReadingTheAmericas Also works for #52BookClub23 and #Booked2023

squirrelbrain Hmmm I have this one pencilled in for Brazil, which I own, so I‘ll probably stick with that, even though it might not be a #tripledip! (edited) 2mo
Librarybelle At least Brazil is off of your list for the Americas challenge! 2mo
Cinfhen Exactly @Librarybelle ! And State of Wonder was an excellent book @squirrelbrain and I have a feeling it will check off boxes from other challenges too☺️ 2mo
KarenUK Gotta love a #tripledip! Sorry it ended up being only so-so 😕 2mo
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Cinfhen
This Is Our Place | Vitor Martins
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Loving this audio!! Interconnected short stories told through the voice of a house in #Brazil who‘s occupants change through the years but each family has an LGBTQ+ teen character. It‘s really fantastic. #Scribd

BONUS: One story is #AboutAPandemic #Booked2023 and #52BookClub23 #Secrets
Bummed I can‘t use the #TriplePlay but maybe you can @squirrelbrain @jenniferw88 @Megabooks @KarenUK ?!?!! Who am I forgetting???

KarenUK Love a triple dip!! 👏👏 2mo
Megabooks Thanks for the heads up!! 2mo
squirrelbrain Ah, well, if you will start one challenge early this is what happens! 🤣🤣🤣 Thanks for the #tripledip idea though! 😘 2mo
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BarbaraBB I might use that triple dip idea! 2mo
Cinfhen Yes, a #TriplePlay is pretty awesome @BarbaraBB @KarenUK @Megabooks @squirrelbrain especially when the book is good too!!! 2mo
Librarybelle This does sound like a good one! 2mo
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Cinfhen
Weekly Forecast | Thomas Gibson Inc
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It‘s hard to predict what I‘ll read this week but here‘s my #WeeklyForecast nonetheless ♥️
Two for #ReadingTheAmericas #Bolivia #Brazil
My last one for #ReadingAfrica22 ( but I will not complete the challenge)
Going to attempt #ToB23 shortlisted title - Babel
And the other 2 are calling me!!

Finished my ARC of Soul Twin - meh

Librarybelle Good luck this week! 2mo
Cinfhen Thanks @Librarybelle 💗 2mo
squirrelbrain You‘re getting a good head start on #readingtheamericas already! 2mo
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Cinfhen I‘m SO EXCITED to be able to begin in December @squirrelbrain !!!!! 2mo
BarbaraBB You‘re doing great indeed. I am also quite curious of Cyclorama (high expectations) and Babel (low!) 2mo
Cinfhen Cyclorama is NOT disappointing!!! Loving it @BarbaraBB 2mo
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charl08
Strangers I Know | Claudia Durastanti
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The new Borderless Bookclub programme is out!
I am looking forward to discovering some new books in translation.

Open membership (online) - more info https://borderlessbookclub.com/programme

#InTranslation #ReadHarder #Brazil #Italy #Iceland

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BookwormM
Skin in the Game | Paulo Scott
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#BookerInternationalLonglist2022 Book 3 #Brazil

Really appreciated this look at the question of racial identity in Brazil and what it means to be black.

Loved the afterword by the narrator about the complexities of translating the ideas of Brazilian Black and White into English where the connotations are very different.

Full review here soon https://thereadersroom.org/

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Brida | Paulo Coelho
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Too late for #Brazil (Brazilian author) #foodandlit but this Audible daily deal still might be of interest.

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