International Book of the Week #4

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4214This weeks international book of the week: Life of Pie by Yann Martel 

Original language: English. I was pretty surprised this was listed as an international book until I googled the author and found out he’s originally from Spain. 

Why I chose this book: This book has been sitting on my shelf for years and I’ve never picked it up. I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to do so! I’ve never seen the movie and don’t really know what to expect, so I hope I end up liking it. 

What this book is about: Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. He survives 227 days after a shipwreck while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker.

Have you read this book, if you haven’t do you plan on ever reading it or are you not interested in reading it? Let me know your thoughts below!

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International Book of the Week #3

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Hey everyone!

I’m back! Last week was definitely not my week, first the whole issue with the wi-fi at my house, then I got really sick. But now, I’m back and ready to be active on here again.

download.pngThis weeks international book of the week is: 
Media Criticism and Cultural Hegemony.

Original title: Crítica da Mídia e Hegemonia Cultural.

Original language: Portuguese.

Why I chose this book: This was a christmas gift from one of my wonderful brothers. I’m going to be studying journalism in university very soon, and thought this would be a great book for me. This book sounds pretty interesting and I’m really excited to get to it.

What this book is about: This book talks about multiple topics such as, printing and the revolution, culture and power, liberty of speech, politics, and the list goes on and on. Its 273 pages long, so I hope I can finish it by this week. I’m a pretty slow reader in Portuguese, cos I often times have to look up a word I don’t understand, but I’m confident I’ll get through it this week.
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International Book of the Week #2

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maxresdefaultThis week’s international book of the week is: Family Ties by Clarice Lispector.

Original title: Laços de Família.

Original language: Portuguese.

What it’s about: This book is composed of short stories written in the 1960s, I’m not sure if any of them correlate to her life, or if they are all fiction, but I’ve heard such good things about both this book and the author.

Why I chose it: The reason that I chose this book is because I have to read books written in Portuguese so I can expand my vocabulary, and writing. So that being said, you guys will notice that a lot of my future international book of the weeks will include quite a few Portuguese books. But for anyone out there who is interested in reading this book, there is an English version of this, and all of her other books.

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International Book of the Week #1

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2429135This weeks international book of the week is: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.

Original title: Män som hatar kvinnor, I actually put that title on google translate to see how close the translation was, and it actually translates to “Men who hate woman”, so I thought that was interesting.

Original language: This book is originally written in Swedish, but since I can’t read nor understand Swedish, I will be reading it in english.

What it’s about: Mikael Blomkvist, a once-respected financial journalist, watches his professional life rapidly crumble around him. Prospects appear bleak until an unexpected (and unsettling) offer to resurrect his name is

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