August is #WomeninTranslation or #WITmonth. However, before I start reading my choice for Bahrain here’s what I’ve read recently in my quest to explore the world through books.
162 Brunei Darussalam: Amir Falique – B.I.S.A. Eventually
This very short spy-novel was totally bonkers. Which is not bad, but it was also riddled with errors both linguistically and logically. It’s highly unlikely that I’ll read any other books in this series.
163 Djibouti: Abdourahman Waberi – In the United States of Africa
Imagine a world where Africa is the ruling power of the planet. Europe and North America are ravaged by wars, poverty and epidemics. I found the premise of the book fascinating. What I found quite difficult to cope with was the fact that the story was written in the second person. So this ‘You did …’ created so much distance to the main character that it was more like reading a report of an experiment with an expected outcome.
164 Estonia: Indrek Hargla – Apothecary Melchior and the Mystery of St Olaf’s Church
This again was a book with a noticeable numbers of errors, probably down to sloppy editing. Having said that, it was great to dive into the history of the Hanseatic League and of Tallinn. I enjoyed following Melchior and the other protagonists trying to solve several murders. Hopefully, I’ll get to read more of them in the other books in the series in due course.
Yup, I’m in the middle of the 3rd year of reading my way around the world, and it’s still highly exciting because I’ve again made some rather unexpected discoveries (bookwise). The equality count at the moment: 163 books read, 69 by female authors, 11 with mixed authorship and one unknown writer.
159 Brazil: Socorro Acioli – The Head of the Saint
This was great fun! It’s a children’s book or YA, but still. The author put her finger exactly where it hurts when talking about bigotry in religious establishment, people’s gullibility and corruption. I need to read more by her.
160 Indonesia: Dee Lestari – Paper Boats
Again some YA here, but this one wasn’t my cup of tea. Too many convenient coincidences and way too much beating around the bush or silence between the characters.
161 Vatican: Pope Francis – ENCYCLICAL LETTER ‘LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME
As an atheist, I was more than surprised how very much in agreement I found myself with the Pope on the matters he wrote about. The encyclical deals with environmental problems, where those are coming from, and makes suggestions what to do about them. I also hadn’t expected the almost scientific language of the letter. The flowery bits were kept to the paragraphs about biblical verses and prayers. I have to say, I wish more people would listen to him and do more for our planet.
Dans la forêt à Oxford habit un dragon formidable. Il serpente à travers entre les arbres. Les blaireaus, les herissons et les mésanges bleues sont très jolis parce que ils ont un refuge.
J’aimerais regarder ce film.
Quelle est l’histoire du albatros et du pingouin? Est-ce que ils sont les amis ou les ennemi? Est-ce que ils sont moribond parce que le changement climatique?
Je ne sais pas. Mais j’adore les oiseaux et les Îles Falkland.
J’ adore les chevals et, les chevals islandaises sont très jolies et gentils.
Je pense que c’est possible faire du cheval à côté d’Oran, mais je ne sais pas où.