Motherhood - Opinião

Título: Motherhood
Autor: Sheila Heti
Lido no Kobo
"In Motherhood, Sheila Heti asks what is gained and what is lost when a woman becomes a mother, treating the most consequential decision of early adulthood with the candor, originality, and humor that have won Heti international acclaim and made How Should A Person Be? required reading for a generation.
In her late thirties, when her friends are asking when they will become mothers, the narrator of Heti’s intimate and urgent novel considers whether she will do so at all. In a narrative spanning several years, casting among the influence of her peers, partner, and her duties to her forbearers, she struggles to make a wise and moral choice. After seeking guidance from philosophy, her body, mysticism, and chance, she discovers her answer much closer to home.
Motherhood is a courageous, keenly felt, and starkly original novel that will surely spark lively conversations about womanhood, parenthood, and about how—and for whom—to li…

Bout of Books 24 - Goals and Progress

As it happened in previous Bout of Books, in this post I will state my goals as well as update my progress throughout the week.
My goals:
To read every day for, at least, one hourFinish Motherhood, by Sheila Heti and start a new book
My Progress
Monday (Day 1)
Time devoted to reading: 30 minutes Number of pages read today: 10 pages of Motherhood, by Sheila Heti Total number of pages read so far: 10 pages Notes: I am almost finished with this book, but unfortunately I didn't have the time to read more than what I have read. 
Tuesday (Day 2)
Time devoted to reading: 45 minutes Number of pages read today: 18 pages of Motherhood, by Sheila Heti Total number of pages read so far: 28 pages Notes: Although I didn't read one hour today, I have finally finished Motherhood! It was a good book, I will post my review soon in Portuguese, and I am ready to start a new book :)
Wednesday (Day 3)
Time devoted to reading: 40 minutes Number of pages read today: 23 pages of The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, by Ho…

Bout of Books 24 - Sign Up

This post will be in English and in Portuguese.

So, since I am having a bit of a hard time reading, I thought participating in one Bout of Books would be a great idea to see if I can keeping up with my old reading habits. Last year was crazy and I couldn't find the energy to enter a reading marathon, but here I am in 2019 signing up for one!  Bout of Books is a read-a-thon happening from January 7th until January 13th. Here is the blurb:
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, January 13th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 24 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog- From the Bout of Books team.
Uma vez que tenho tido algumas dificuldades em ler, pensei que participar nu…

Leituras 2019

Aqui fica o post habitual onde irei actualizar as minhas leituras do ano.


1 - Motherhood, de Sheila Heti (4/6 Bom)

Balanço de 2018 e Planos para 2019

Mais um ano que acaba, outro que está prestes a começar e, por isso, mais um post da praxe sobre balanços do ano que finda e planos para o ano que irá começar. 
Este ano foi um ano cheio de mudanças, aprendizagens e coisas novas para mim. Saí de casa dos meus pais, estou a viver sozinha, a trabalhar e a fazer o doutoramento. Tudo isto acaba por resultar em falta de disponibilidade mental e falta de tempo para ler por lazer, o que se traduz em poucos livros lidos, à semelhança do ano passado. Noto que ando mais cansada e quando tenho algum tempo livre acabo por dedicá-lo a ver séries ou filmes, porque não me consigo concentrar num livro. Também pensei que o facto de ir viver sozinha me ia permitir ter mais tempo para estar a ler descansada, sem que ninguém me perturbasse. Estava errada! Ainda me faz confusão ter a casa silenciosa durante o dia enquanto estou a ler. Mesmo quando estou a trabalhar no doutoramento, tenho de ter a televisão acesa para ir dando uma espreitadela - acaba por…

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness - Opinião

Título: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness Autor: Arundhati Roy Editora: Hamish Hamilton Páginas: 464 Sinopse: "The Ministry of Utmost Happiness takes us on a journey of many years-the story spooling outwards from the cramped neighbourhoods of Old Delhi into the burgeoning new metropolis and beyond, to the Valley of Kashmir and the forests of Central India, where war is peace and peace is war, and where, from time to time, 'normalcy' is declared.
The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is at once an aching love story and a decisive remonstration. It is told in a whisper, in a shout, through tears and sometimes with a laugh. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, mended by love-and by hope. For this reason, they are as steely as they are fragile, and they never surrender. This ravishing, magnificent book reinvents what a novel can do and can be. And it demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy's storytelling gifts."

Dark Matter - Opinião

Título: Dark Matter Autor: Blake Crouch Lido no Kobo Sinopse:  "“Are you happy with your life?”

Those are the last words Jason Dessen hears before the masked abductor knocks him unconscious. 
Before he awakens to find himself strapped to a gurney, surrounded by strangers in hazmat suits. 
Before a man Jason’s never met smiles down at him and says, “Welcome back, my friend.” 
In this world he’s woken up to, Jason’s life is not the one he knows. His wife is not his wife. His son was never born. And Jason is not an ordinary college physics professor, but a celebrated genius who has achieved something remarkable. Something impossible.
Is it this world or the other that’s the dream? And even if the home he remembers is real, how can Jason possibly make it back to the family he loves? The answers lie in a journey more wondrous and horrifying than anything he could’ve imagined—one that will force him to confront the darkest parts of himself even as he battles a terrifying, seemingly unbeatable f…