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I’ve just finished reading my first book by Aquilino Ribeiro. It’s called O Servo de Deus e a Casa Roubada. It’s full of terribly difficult words. I felt ashamed of my ignorance while reading it. I don’t know my own language as well as I thought I did. Anyway, it’s a good read once one gets over the initial shock. 🙂

And now for something completely different… I’m finally going to read Manuel Jorge Marmelo. I’ll start with Uma Mentira Mil Vezes Repetida and, if I like it, O Amor é Para os Parvos will be next. I have to hurry if I want to get some reading done tonight.


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Especially when it consists of two slices of toast with soy butter and two slices with that lovely elderflower and orange jam from IKEA, plus a big mug of hot soy milk with a bit of coffee, my cats sitting on my lap (yeah, they sit on my lap when I’m having breakfast). To make it perfect, all I need is time to relax, good (human) company and/or an episode of one of my favourite TV series to go with it.

Today I saw the last episode of the BBC mini-series Pride and Prejudice. I really like the book and I can’t get tired of watching films and series based on it. I haven’t made up my mind yet, though… I don’t know whether I prefer Colin Firth (the actor) or Mr Darcy (the character). 😀 Matthew Macfadyen was a very handsome Mr Darcy as well. 🙂

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