domingo, 8 de julio de 2018

Spanish and Portuguese Lit Months 2018


With apologies for my way belated announcement of this, I'm happy to note that Stu of Winstonsdad's Blog  and I are once again hosting our annual summer reading event this time under the rather unwieldy moniker of Spanish and Portuguese Lit Months 2018 (equally unwieldy Twitter hashtag: #Spanishandportugueselitmonths).  The invitation to the shindig is open to all, and participation is as easy as reading one or more works originally written in Spanish or Portuguese and letting me or Stu know about your July and August reviews by the end of the latter month.  As in previous years, Basque, Catalan, and Galician works will also count for participation purposes as Spanish and Portuguese "friendlies," and those of you who don't blog about books but still want to talk about them are naturally encouraged to join in on the discussion fun on participating blogs, on Twitter, or wherever you care to indulge in your book talk.  To that end, I'll be compiling an ongoing list of confirmed Spanish and Portuguese Lit Months 2018 readers below along with a round-up of last week's links to reviews below the first below, ahem, below.  Cheers!

Spanish and Portuguese Lit Months 2018 Readers
Bellezza, Dolce Bellezza
David Hebblethwaite, David's Book World
Emma, Book Around the Corner
Ina Cawl, Somali Bookaholic
JacquiWine, JacquiWine's Journal
John, The Modern Novel
Joseph Schreiber, roughghosts 
Juliana Brina, the [blank] garden
Michael Kitto, Knowledge Lost
Pat, South of Paris Books

7/1-7/7 Links
David Hebblethwaite, David's Book World
The Blind Spot by Javier Cercas

Joseph Schreiber, roughghosts

Richard, Caravana de recuerdos
La hora azul by Alonso Cueto

Stu, Winstonsdad's Blog
Skylight by José Saramago
The Shape of the Ruins by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
The Tunnel by Ernesto Sabato

6 comentarios:

  1. I look forward to reading your upcoming reviews. There are not enough blog posts about Spanish and Portuguese literature.

    If possible I will try to sneak in a post. I will let you know.

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    1. It would be great to have you join us if you're able to, Brian. Either way, thanks for your interest in the event!

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  2. I have a review to add too. I'm not certain how much more I'll be able to offer this year but please add: https://roughghosts.com/2018/07/04/voices-from-the-margins-mundo-cruel-by-luis-negron/

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    1. Thanks for your contribution, Joseph! I've added your review to the links above, and you're now a full-fledged member of this year's festivities whether you'll have time to read anything else for them or not. Cheers!

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  3. I'm currently reading something which ought to qualify for your annual Spanish/Portuguese extravaganza. All being well, I'll try to post about it before the season ends. :)

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    1. Thanks for the good news, Jacqui. Hope you enjoy your read!

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