Barcelos Reads Category

Every Book I Finished in 2019

Maybe I’m still coping with post-English major burnout, or just burnout in general, but 2019 is the year I finished reading the fewest books in my life.

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Currently Reading

Lately, I’ll pick up a book, stick with it for a bit, and then set it aside and forget about it. In no particular order, here’s a peek at what’s in my TBFR (to be finished reading) pile.

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Liz Barcelos and the Harry Potter Reread: Back to Hogwarts

It’s September 1st, but since I missed the Hogwarts Express again, I decided to make my way back to Hogwarts via other means.

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Currently Reading: The Book of Disquiet by Fernando Pessoa

Some books are quick reads. This is not one of them.

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#ProjectReadathon

Hey guys, no post from me today. Just wanted to encourage you all to participate in Penguin Random House’s #ProjectReadathon. Click on this link for more information, but the tl;dr of this is that you get to read excerpts of new books for free and doing so donates free books to kids who can’t afford them. […]

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World Poetry Day 2017: As Ilhas Afortunadas

Happy World Poetry Day, everyone! Here’s one of my favorites: As Ilhas Afortunadas by Fernando Pessoa.

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52 in 52: Nineteen Eighty-Four

Yep, I’m definitely behind on this. One of these days I’m either going to stop overcommitting myself (unlikely), learn to set more realistic goals (somewhat less unlikely), or just accept that I may not meet every goal I set (most likely).

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52 in 52: The Lexicographer’s Dilemma

I’m still trying to read more nonfiction in spite of my disastrous attempt at reading a memoir last week. So, I decided to spend the first week of the Trump Administration reading about the other thing we use to judge people on Facebook: grammar. Well, more like the idea of what “proper English” is, but […]

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52 in 52: Mess

I said I would read 52 books this year. I never said anything about finishing 52 books this year. I thought I might end up rage quitting a book at some point, but I didn’t expect it to be in week three. However, Barry Yourgrau’s Mess: One Man’s Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act was […]

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52 in 52: Wolf Hall

I’m a big fan of historical fiction set in the Tudor period. Phillipa Gregory and Jean Plaidy? I devoured their series set during the period like the delicious empty literary calories they are. I don’t just limit myself to books, either. The Tudors? I came for Jonathan Rhys Meyers (historically inaccurate in appearance but damn if […]

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