Reading challenges: sign-up and reviews

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MamaPata
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Re: Reading challenges: sign-up and reviews

Postby MamaPata » Wed May 02, 2018 6:20 pm

I love 'The Color Purple'! I'll be interested to hear what you think.
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Re: Reading challenges: sign-up and reviews

Postby Serpent » Thu May 03, 2018 8:26 pm

Challenge: Platypire diversity challenge
Rules: Extremely flexible. The minimum is one book :) There are monthly themes but it's fine to finish the books later. If you want to participate but aren't sure what to read, there are many suggestions.
Misc: Since 2015 or so I've kept starting "diverse" books but I've not been able to finish almost anything. My primary goal is to finish what I've already started. I'm a really slow reader and I know that right now it's better for me not to start anything new.
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Re: Reading challenges: sign-up and reviews

Postby Serpent » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:22 am



Book: Clotilde Chaparro - Duzinda
Challenges: Dread and read
Purchase details: got it for free from espejismo who got it in Brazil (not sure how/where)
Learner's notes: The book takes place in the 1930's and 1940's. I had to look up some words but not many. The hardest part was keeping up with who was whose brother, wife, cousin etc. Families used to be so big.
Representation notes: The book is about domestic violence and it's intended to help women recognize they're being abused [in heterosexual relationships]. The characters are ethnically diverse and based on real people. There are several descriptions of rape :cry:
There's a theme of victim vs survivor comparison that I feel uneasy about. However, abuse is definitely recognized as unfair in the book.
Other: There will be a movie based on this book. The author is active on fb and wordpress.
Overall the book feels a bit amateurish. It also just barely reaches 100 pages.
Finished on October 28.
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