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lidianams

lidianams

Joined May 2016

So little time for so many books...
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Speak No Evil | Uzodinma Iweala
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For those who lack voice...

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The Power | Naomi Alderman
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Finished with the second year of my Ph.D. To celebrate, let‘s read all those books I couldn‘t because I was too busy with classes, exams, and obligatory readings!

Cinfhen Congrats!!! 5y
lidianams Thank you ☺️ 5y
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Any recommendations of other books (fiction or not) about postcolonial literature in Mozambique and Angola?

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Obesessed with this book! Really looking forward to reading all Chiziane‘s work! In English the title is The First Wife.

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Fabulous writing... can‘t stop reading!

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The Latin American Cultural Studies Reader | Ana del Sarto, Alicia Ros, Abril Trigo
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Any literary theory / cultural studies fans around here? Getting ready for my Breadth Exam...

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Mara | Darcy Ribeiro
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4 days to read the whole thing... not sure if I'm ready 🙄

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"If Freud turns to literature to describe traumatic experience, it is because literature, like psychoanalysis, is interested in the complex relation between knowing and not knowing, and it is at this specific point at which knowing and not knowing intersect that the psychoanalytic theory of traumatic experience and the language of literature meet."

Hestapleton Need. 6y
lidianams It is very interesting... 6y
RaimeyGallant Interesting! 5y
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White Noise | Don DeLillo
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The Bowie Book Club - Goodreads

April reading: White Noise, by Don DeLillo

Join our current reading and catch up with the previous ones!

Sign up to Goodreads and look for The Bowie Book Club in groups!

Sue There's a Bowie book club? Colour me intrigued! 6y
lidianams Yes, Sue... come join us on Goodreads 😊 6y
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The Bowie Book Club in Goodreads will be starting November 1st.

Join us reading The Man Who Fell to Earth!

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Sergio Y. | Alexandre Vidal Porto
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What kind of book nerd am I?! Accurate result Buzzfeed!

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The Great Gatsby | Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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August book at The Bowie Book Club!

Come and join us in Goodreads!

#bowie #bookclub

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Catching up with my reading...

Who else likes to read while listening to music? I tend to choose a specific artist to be the soundtrack of each book I read...

Soundtrack: Joy Division

Twocougs Such a wonderful book. His memoir Four Seasons in Rome is one of my all time favorite books! 7y
StaceyKondla The only music I can little to is instrumental - if there's lyrics I can't focus on the reading. And I mostly prefer quiet 😊 7y
Anton The Panopticon included a playlist of music the main character listens to. I thought that was a nice touch by the author! 7y
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read.run.travel That's a cute bookmark! :) 7y
Megabooks I always have the TV on very low if I'm in the house alone. I have 5-6 shows I've seen a bunch of times that don't interest me enough to stop reading. If I'm listening to music, I get distracted and sing along! 7y
lidianams Thank you for the tip @Anton ! 7y
lidianams If I don't have music on while I read, I get distracted by every single sound out there. Music blocks my mind and ears to external interferences. 7y
OvyReadz Never tried🙊 But, guess I wouldn't be able to focus on the book with my music ON. Great that you can do them together 😄 7y
Suzze If I listen to music while I read I pay too much attention to the music. 7y
Jamesmelvinmitchell @lidianams I too listen to music when I read cuts out distractions, but I can't have the tv on to distracting for me. I admire you or being able to do it @Ebooksandcooks thanks for the tip @Anton 7y
AThousandLives87 I listen to soft music or even classical when I read it helps drown out the world. But anything too loud is distracting for me. 7y
Texreader Yes! But it's so very strange even years later when I hear certain songs I still think of the book I was reading when I would play the songs over and over...a pretty neat sensation actually. Der Kommisar reminds me of Winds of War & War and Remembrance, which I read in high school decades ago. 7y
Vblancsbooks I do too...usually to Frank Sinatra or jazz 7y
Spiderfelt Absolutely! It is strange how some music may have nothing to do with the book, but is so evocative to the feeling created by the book. Some authors, like Murakami, reference music in their work, so I like to look those up while reading. 7y
MrBook I love to play music while I read. Depends on the material being read. Classical or New Age work well most of the time for the lack of singing, but some singing is okay if it's intended as background music anyway, such as with jazz. 7y
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As I Lay Dying | William Faulkner
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Join The Bowie Book Club on Goodreads...

The poll to choose the October reading is almost closed... Join now and you can still vote!

MrBook A already belong to a have dozen Goodreads bookclubs, lol. I'll check it out anyway, because I can't resist. Thank you for the referral. And great book. 7y
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And the #helpmepick winner for #nextreading is All the Light We cannot See!

Started two hours ago and I just can't stop...

thebookmagpie Ahh I love your bookmark! Owls are awesome :) 7y
rachelm Listened to the audio book of it. Gorgeous! 7y
HeatherBookNerd Fantastic book. Exquisite writing. 7y
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ElizabethSensa This book is truly outstanding! 7y
Bookish_B I loved this book. Actually just gave it as a gift to a friend this weekend. 7y
Natilovesbooks I read this last summer. It is a very well-written book. 7y
PrezBookster On my TBR!! 7y
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Abarat | Clive Barker
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Help me pick my next reading! The nominees are:

1- All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr
2- Abarat (book one) - Clive Barker
3- Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe
4- The Secret History of Costaguana - Juan Gabriel Vásquez
5- The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

#helpmepick #nextreading

Amandajoy All the Light We Cannot See is by far one of my favorites. Absolutely lovely. 7y
IndyHannaJones ABARAT!!!!! Hopefully though you have a copy with Barker's unbelievably beautiful paintings. I haven't read the third book because I can't find a copy with paintings 7y
TalesandTexts Things fall apart. An absolutely brilliant book!! Fell in love with it!! 7y
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Gezemice All the Light We Cannot See is great. I have not read the others. 7y
ChristieStratos I know you already picked, but Thing Fall Apart should be after All The Light We Cannot See. It's a whole other experience. Wonderful book. 7y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I'm throwing in my 2 cents for The Remains of the Day. It's a quiet, slow book. Very subtle and SO good. 7y
Peaceful_Reader This is a stack of amazing choices. 7y
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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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"May we always remember..."

Fantastic is not enough to describe this book! I was wrong when I thought Americanah was a masterpiece! Half of a Yellow Sun is even better!

Looking forward to reading the entire work of Ngozi Adichie! Such a spectacular author!

Hestapleton Adichie is an incredible writer. Half of a Yellow Sun blew my mind. I'm reading Americanah soon and I can't wait! 7y
Abi1 I enjoyed both but have to say Half of a Yellow Sun came out on top for me. Have Purple Hibiscus on my tbr pile at the mo, so can't wait to get stuck in to that one 7y
Caryl Better than Americanah? I have to get to this one! (It's on my TBR shelf.) I loved Purple Hibiscus, too. 7y
lidianams Better @Caryl ! And that comes from someone who LOVED Americanah! 7y
Bookdodger Loved this book! I learned so much. 7y
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Madame Bovary (1857) | Gustave Flaubert
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Come and join The Bowie Book Club, on Goodreads...

July book: Madame Bovary

#bookclub #davidbowie

IndyHannaJones I passionately love Madame Bovary. There's a great article somewhere that Margaret Atwood wrote about it, stating that is is actually less about the title characters wanton sexuality and more about the rise of the middle class and the lack of good sense with money. 7y
lidianams I'll look for the article. Thanks @Hyaeger 😊 7y
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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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"Richard wanted to ask why God had allowed the war to happen in the first place. Yet their faith moved him. If God could make them care so genuinely, God was a worth concept."

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Half of a Yellow Sun | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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I didn't expect this book to be better than Americanah... Well, so far it is!!!

MyBookLife I haven't read Americanah, but this is one of my favorite books, so I don't think I will like Americanah more. 7y
Cobscook I can't chose a favorite between the two, they are both excellent! 7y
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About 4 years ago, I bought "Killing Bono" because I like Neil McCormick. But I had never opened the book til today. I thought: "Should I give it a try?". So, I decided to open on a random page. This was exactly where I opened! Any doubts I will be reading it right away?! #Bowieforever

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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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Help me choose: which one to read next?! #nextbook

Amandajoy I've only read All the Light We Cannot See, but it was wonderful! You have a lot that are on my TBR. 7y
Book_Gnome You can't go wrong with any of them. Half of a Yellow Sun has my vote though 7y
LeahBergen I loved The Remains of the Day. 7y
HannahJ So many to choose from! I'd skip Grapes of Wrath, but I'm definitely the opposite of a Steinbeck fan. Can't go wrong with Ishiguro. 7y
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"Then I noticed, in all my pain and sickness, what music it was that crackled and boomed on the soundtrack, and it was Ludwig van, the last movement of the Fifth Symphony..."

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A Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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What is going to be then?!

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White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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There are so many great reviews out there for this book... But I just don't feel connected to it... Does it start slow and then gets better or it goes on the same pace until the end?!

Jeannie I finally picked this up based on how others loved it and I just didn't love it. For me, it kept the same pace throughout. 7y
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White Teeth | Zadie Smith
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Clockwork Orange | Anthony Burgess
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Rereading this classic... Its violence is bothering me way more than it did the first time I read it! "Still the night was still very young." #thebowiebookclub

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