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iporto

Joined March 2018

So many books, so little time...
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Selected Letters by Virginia Woolf
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Sputnik Sweetheart | Haruki Murakami
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"This is where it all began, and where it all ended. Almost."

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Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
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To finish my (kinda lame) Reading Challenge and to start 2019 with beatiful books..

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The Bell Jar | Sylvia Plath
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Reading Sylvia Plath for the first time..

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Learning about love, life and companionship. 🙏🏼❤️

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A maquina de fazer espanhis | Valter Hugo Me, LOURENO MUTARELLI
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Colorful books are beautiful books 😍

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Cat's Cradle: A Novel | Kurt Vonnegut
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"The Fourteenth Book is entitled, "What can a Thoughtful Man Hope for Mankind on Earth, Given the Experience of the Past Million Years?"
It doesn't take long to read The Fourteenth Book. It consists of one word and a period.
This is it: "Nothing.""

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Underground Railroad | Colson Whitehead
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Been wanting to read Underground Railroad for the logest time! And now I'm gonna do it together with some Vonnegut 😍 #catscradle

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The Waves | Virginia Woolf
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Everyone should read Virginia Woolf from time to time. The Waves is just so beautiful. If you like insightful quotes and powerfull phrases, this book is for you. It's about time and friendship and how It shapes one's life. Totally a must read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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The Waves | Virginia Woolf
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"Let us again pretend that life is a solid substance, shaped like a globe, which we turn about in our fingers. Let us pretend that we can make out a plain and logical story, so that when one matter is despatched—love for instance—we go on, in an orderly manner, to the next."

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The understanding that the teachings can only be preserved by giving them roots in practical life is far above most people's horizon.

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The Waves | Virginia Woolf
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Time for some Virginia Woolf again. ❤️📚

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This book was such a precious gift from a friend on the way on a very special journey (in which I met Lama Ole). Been needing some inspiration lately, and what's better than the (real) aventures of Ole and Hannah while spreading buddhist teachings through Europe?

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The Girl in the Photograph | Lygia Fagundes Telles, Margaret A. Neves, Earl E. Fitz
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When work comes between you and your reading.. But the wait to finish this masterpiece was sooooo woth it! Awesome book! Lygia Fagundes Telles brings three different worlds to a single place during a period of dictatorship and torture.

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Stalinin lehmt | Sofi Oksanen
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Currently reading two awesome books about Girls. #StalinsCows brings the lives of three stonian girls Anna and her eating disorder, her mother Katarina who marries a finish guy (=capitalist) during the cold war, and their grandmother/mother who went through all the hard times during the sovietic leadership.
In #TheGirlInThePhotograph (thanks @batsy), Lygia F. Telles tells the story of three friends who go through Brazilian military dictatorship.

batsy Both sound fascinating! 2y
iporto @batsy they are! (So far at least).. I really wish Lygia Fagundes Telles was as known as Clarice Lispector outside Brazil. She is awesome! 2y
batsy I found the English translation of the book (I hope!) and immediately stacked it thanks to you 🙂 2y
iporto @batsy yes!! That's it! What a crazy translation of the title lol 😁. I hope you enjoy it! 😉 2y
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Selected Letters | Virginia Woolf
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After waiting for two months, it's finally here!! Do you have any idea how long It takes to import books here in Brazil? But the wait is over and sooooo woth it!!

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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Took me a while, but finally finished it! An amazing journey through time, memories and loneliness.

Swe_Eva I love that one. I‘ve meant to reread it and now is as good a time as any. (Once I can get myself to turn off the old movie I‘m watching...). 😂 (edited) 2y
Graywacke Delayed congrats. Still thinking about it myself. 2y
iporto @Swe_Eva rereading this book is even better than the first time! 😁 2y
iporto Thank you, @Graywacke ! I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did.. 2y
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1Q84 | Haruki Murakami
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Books with #numbers in the title + bad lighting 📚1️⃣9️⃣8️⃣4️⃣

asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy! 2y
iporto @asiriusreader hey! Thank you! 🌸🌸❤️ 2y
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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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"'How strange men are.' she said, because she could not think of anything else to say. 'They spend their lives fighting against priests and then give prayer books as gifts.'" #portuguese

Swe_Eva Envious that you read in Portuguese. But your handle does suggest that you are Portuguese, so perhaps it's not too strange. 😉 I'm trying to learn Portuguese and it is SO difficult (for me at least). I can read children's books, barely. 😂 2y
iporto @Swe_Eva 😁 I'm Brazilian, só yeah.. portuguese comes easy and I love my language so much. And even being my first language I agree that learning it is so so hard! But be strong, and I'm here to help you! 😉 2y
Swe_Eva @iporto 😂😂 Thank you!! 2y
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iporto @Swe_Eva 😉🇧🇷 2y
Swe_Eva @iporto I'm just happy it's a little difficult for you too - makes me feel slightly less stupid. 😂 2y
iporto 😂 Lol! @Swe_Eva I think you're very brave for wanting and trying to learn portuguese! All I can guarantee os that you chose the most beautiful language! And don't hesitate if you need help with anything 😉 2y
Swe_Eva @iporto 😂Thanks! 2y
iporto 😉😘🌸 2y
SqueakyChu @iporto @Swe_Eva Portuguese is such a beautiful language. I can almost make it out because I understand Spanish. 😄 2y
Swe_Eva @SqueakyChu I thought it'd be easier to learn because I have some Spanish, but I just keep mixing them up. 😂 I'm OK with written, but understanding spoken is a looong way away for me. 😕😂 2y
SqueakyChu @iporto Can I count as an honorary Brazilian because I have a cousin who lives in São Paulo? ? 2y
iporto @SqueakyChu Portuguese and Spanish have a lot of things in common and they are both beautiful! I understand most of Spanish because they are similar.. 2y
iporto @SqueakyChu really?! You totally can! 😁😁 Have you ever came to Brazil? If not, please do it!! 2y
SqueakyChu @iporto I never have, but my younger son has made two summer trips to Brazil. He has many Brazilian friends he met while in high school. He is great at understanding Portuguese. His best friend is from Brasilia. 2y
iporto @SqueakyChu wow!! I live near Brasília, in Goiânia. Your son is a smart boy. Brazilian friends are awesome 😜. Next trip you should come with him. We have so many beautiful places! 2y
SqueakyChu @iporto No more distant traveling for him. He‘s now married with two young kids. He did most of his traveling in his single days. 😃 (edited) 2y
iporto @SqueakyChu 😂 or he can plan a huge family travel when the kids are a little older. 2y
SqueakyChu @iporto I‘ll suggest it to him! 😊 2y
iporto @SqueakyChu 😀✈️ 2y
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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Totally random thought:
I really love how this book plays with time, memories, love and death. Maybe because of their roles in our lives or maybe just because it is a common factor between us all (but different for each person).
So here go a advice for understanding life: please read Gabriel Garcia Marquez!
Have a nice week of readings, folks! 😘📚🌸😴

Graywacke Advice I can follow! 2y
iporto @Graywacke 😀😉 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage He‘s one of my favorite authors! I‘m due to reread this book in 2018. 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
iporto @BarbaraTheBibliophage 😀😀 I'm rereading this one and Love in the Time of Cholera is next! Garcia Marquez is one of my favorites 2y
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Stalinin lehmt | Sofi Oksanen
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April TBR. Anxious for my first Sofi Oksanen's book (Stalin's cows). Any thoughts?

Swe_Eva No thoughts, other than it‘s on my TBR as well, so I hope it‘s good. 😉 2y
iporto @LT_eva I'm really into books that go through sovietic era.. So I guess we should read it and exchange opinions 😀🌸 2y
Swe_Eva @iporto It might be a bit heavy for my current mood, but I need to read it, so I‘ll push it up the “ladder.” 2y
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iporto Lol. I've always enjoyed heavy books. Maybe that's why I like russian literature so much. Have you read anything by Antony Marra? I think he's a little lighter (but not so much) 2y
SqueakyChu @iporto Oh! A Constellation of Vital Phenomenon!! I was blown away by that book. It was more than I ever wanted to know about #Chechnya, but the story was amazing. I read it quite by coincidence. It was left anonymously in my #LittleFreeLibrary and looked interesting. So glad it fell into my hands!! @Swe_Eva Read this book! (edited) 2y
iporto @SqueakyChu yes! It is such a beautiful book (in that sad manner). I really loved it 2y
Swe_Eva @iporto @SqueakyChu I‘ve never even heard of it. On the wishlist it goes! 2y
SqueakyChu @Swe_Eva Haha! You won‘t be sorry. It‘s a very moving story. 2y
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One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end."

Areader2 I loved that book I need to reread it! 2y
iporto @Areader2 this is onde of my favorites. Been wanting to reread it for the longest time! 2y
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100 Anos de Soledad | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Reading A Hundred Years of Solitude again and falling in love with Garcia Márquez and Macondo all over again..

Kaye Welcome 🌷 2y
iporto @Kaye thank you, dear 💐🌸 2y
Kaye Happy to have you join us. 2y
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iporto 😍 Happy to be here! 2y
tammysue Welcome to Litsy! 👋🏻🌸 2y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 🖐😊 2y
Graywacke Oh, welcome to Listy (i‘m new too). I‘m going to look out for your post on this book. 2y
iporto Thanks @Graywacke! And welcome to you too! 2y
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After Dark | Haruki Murakami
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"Memory is so crazy! It's like we've got these drawers crammed with tons of useless stuff. Meanwhile, all the really important things we just keep forgetting, one after the other."

Graywacke Well, this strikes close to home 2y
iporto @Graywacke It does! 2y
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The Marble Dance | Lygia Fagundes Telles
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Lygia, Lygia...

iporto 😀 thanks! 2y
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iporto Thank you, @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks !! 😉 2y
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iporto Lots of nice people to follow!! 2y
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 2y
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to to the #LitsyFamily! We‘re so glad you‘re here! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details. 2y
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iporto Thank you to all of you!! I'm loving Litsy!! @vkois88 @RaimeyGallant @BookaholicNatty @Chelleo 😍 2y
Christine11 Thank you for the tag @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😘🌸💕 and welcome to Litsy @iporto, I hope you love it here! 💜🌸🎉📚 2y
iporto @Christine11 Thanks!! I'm already loving It 😍📖📕📚 2y
batsy Welcome to Litsy! I saw you recommend Clarice Lispector in a comment so I had to follow you :) 2y
iporto Hey @batsy ! How not to love Clarice? She is very special to me, as a Brazilian reader. It makes me really happy to know she is getting the aknowledgement she deserves 🌸🌸🌸 2y
batsy I'm so happy that English language readers can experience her extraordinary prose, as well 😊 The joys of translation! 2y
iporto Yes! I've never read anything by her in English. Must be an interesting experience. In portuguese, she is mind blowing. She plays with our language like no one else! 2y
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