August Wrap-Up

August Wrap-Up

Here’s my August wrap-up! I am particularly happy about this haul. It was the first month in a long time that I didn’t stick to a strict list and that I didn’t force myself to finish all the books I was reading by the end of the month.

Book Review: Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna

Book Review: Room to Dream by David Lynch and Kristine McKenna

I fell in love with David Lynch when I watched Blue Velvet for the first time. His world, filled with strangeness, deformity, eroticism, a peculiar beauty and love for the past, resonated with me, right away. Later, when I was living in London, I bought his book Catching the Big Fish that ended up inspiring me a lot.

Opinião: Vozes de Chernobyl de Svetlana Alexievich

Opinião: Vozes de Chernobyl de Svetlana Alexievich

Andava para ler um livro da Svetlana desde que ganhou o Prémio Nobel. Não sou uma leitora que procura ler todos os vencedores, mas fiquei muito intrigada com a natureza da obra da autora e jornalista bielorrussa. Quando vi a série Chernobyl e descobri que se serviram do livro Vozes de Chernobyl para a criarem, percebi que esta obra, publicada pela editora 2020 seria o meu ponto de partida.

Book Review: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Book Review: Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

A few months ago, I read Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud by Anne Helen Petersen and there was a chapter about women and literature, and more specifically, about Jennifer Weiner and her feud with Jonathan Franzen. That made me want to read one of her books to see how I felt about her work. When I saw that her latest one - Mrs. Everything - was coming out this Summer, I knew I had to read it! I didn’t really enjoy it, however.