Recuerdo haberlo leído en secundaria: es un libro que se lee fácilmente, y la historia te captura.
Definitivamente hay que leerlo!
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Day 11 - #Spirit #SoulSeptember
This book is one of my favorite books by Isabel Allende. I found her writing to be very captivating and full of magical realism. Her prose is beautiful as she tells the story of four generations of women. It almost seems autobiographical of Allende‘s life. It is easy to become attached to these four main characters and to become emotionally involved in their lives.
Geez Louise, this book took forever to finish. My boyfriend and I took to calling the author “Isabel No-ende”. A single paragraph will cross over two pages; sometimes the paragraph consisted of one sentence. But by golly, it was good. A generational saga taking place in an unnamed country, but very Chile-like, sweeps through history with a vibrant, magical, incredibly wordy brush. Recommended, but make yourself comfortable. You‘ll be there awhile.
Thanks for tagging me @Ddzmini Picking my #top6reads was difficult! I decided to do 3 nonfiction and 3 fiction. I loved the entire Infernal Devices trilogy, but had to choose only one to make room for my all time favorite book (tagged) and The Alchemist.
Now, tag! You're it @Lova @audraelizabeth @RainyDayReading @Charityann
This book was so beautiful and heartbreaking. What a wonderful exploration of family through the generations, with all of the flaws of those people and the heartache that can plague a family during that time. Power and colonialism are huge themes, and I think they are dealt with well. It can be hard to read sometimes because a lot of what happens is horrible, but it‘s worth it in the end. When I finished I was actually shaking. Highly recommend.
This story was beautiful, well throughout amoung the generations of the two families and their interlinked fates.
The author writes a beautiful and haunting tale of family, power, betrayal and heartache. The story is woven like multiple strings ans is braided together at the end of story in such a beautiful way.
This story doesnt have a happy ending, but rather a real one about life understanding the ways in which our actions are interwoven.
Fitness: 4.00 mile walk. And 15 minute workout.
Book: Early Riser and House of Spirits Chp 12.
Just heard about #BookFitnessChallenge and these are my goals!
1.) Read 10 books in 6 weeks!
2.) Work out for 1 hour a week. I'll be using the Nike Training Club, a free app with a series of workouts.
HUGE shoutout to @wanderinglynn For setting this whole thing up! Thank you, you rock!
Finishing up chapter 4! On page 177! Great story so far, I love the character building of the two main characters. Interested to see where this story is headed. #TheFirst100
After being underwhelmed by one of Allende‘s other books, I now get why she has the reputation she does. This was a masterful weaving of 3 generations of a fascinating family during a tumultuous political climate. I love how Allende portrays Chile‘s history while never mentioning the country or any major player by name, evoking that much more mystery and the feeling that it could be anywhere.
Great book with hint of Chile‘s history and political development within its magic realism. The characters are symbols and at the same time each represent the true social classes and division of that historic time. I recommend you read a bit about Chile‘s political environment of Allende‘s era so you can immerse yourself in this fantastic reading.
Epic, beautifully written and brilliant—however, it was a little too political for me in parts (and some parts were just brutal to read—violence, rape, etc) so while I very much enjoyed this story—and wasn‘t bothered at all by the magical realism parts—it won‘t get 5 stars from me.
It‘s a family history and the history of Chile. I do love when great writers combine history and fiction. It‘s a soap opera that‘s so good for you! Tolstoy was good at it, too! https://cannonballread.com/2019/02/the-house-of-the-spirits-a-novel-elcicco/
1/5⭐ Nope. Numerous instances of casual animal cruelty/death pushed me over the edge. Esteban is a disgusting delusional rapist human being, & I'm not sure if the author meant for him to be viewed as multi-dimensional, or unreliable narrator, or it's just bad writing, or what, but he isn't a character I want to follow in the least. The 1st/3rd person switches & infodumps made the narrative very jumpy & distanced. Disappointing. #projectnew
This book was so beautiful. I‘m such a sucker for historical fiction, magical realism, and books about families and politics. The House of the Spirits has that and more! I loved it so much that I went out and bought Allende‘s newest release, In the Midst of Winter. I‘ll report back when I‘m finished with it!
I've started thinking about next year's reading challenges and I know I need to diversify my authors... so far I have South American & Mexican writers planned. Any suggestions for #ownvoices or #diversebooks gratefully received.
Also #spirits for #SisforSeptember @CaliforniaCay
Just finished this amazing book. What should I read next?
This book. I just really don‘t know how I feel about it. One minute I loved it the next I was yelling at it. I guess that‘s what made it raw and realistic, with a lot of magic realism. Epic story that spans over three generations. Not much of a happy ending, but that‘s real life .
Okay, so dinner was great.
But, more importantly, I NEED HELP! My book club is reading The Incendiaries for August, but for September, I want to choose from one of these. Any direction from anyone!? Please 😁.
Happy July all! I‘m participating in #HeatofJuly this month. Thank you @Cinfhen and @BarbaraBB for hosting.
Day 1. #despacito
Isabel Allende‘s gorgeous magical realism novel is translated from Spanish. She is apparently the most read Spanish author in the world (but don‘t quote me on that, I found it on Wikipedia 😅)
I'm sharing my Casa de los espíritus story with @AlaMich.
I read it in English as a beach read in high school. The next year I traveled to Germany and this was one of my souvenirs. It still has the price tag in Deutsch Marks....so it was a loooong time ago. I've been meaning to read this in Spanish for over 3 decades!
This was my pick for South America in my #ReadtheWorld challenge. It's set in Chile from WW2 though the 1973 Chilean coup to overthrow leftist Salvatore Allende (backed by the US as part of the effort to curb worldwide communism). It's the story of 4 generations of a Chilean family. To be honest I found it dull and too long at times, however the portrayal of the politics at that time was worth hanging in there to the end. 4⭐️s
Great finds at my local op shop!!
I picked up the Allende novels after listening to her interview by Roxanne Coady: https://player.fm/series/just-the-right-book-with-roxanne-coady/isabel-allende-f...
Anyone a fan?