Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen’s “The Rabbit Back Literature Society” at #supporttranslatedbooks

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Last week I introduced you to Mahtem Shifferaw’s poetry book “Fuchsia” which I was reading in connection with my Goodreads reading group “#supporttranslatedbooks”. And this week I want to let you know about our August read “The Rabbit Back Literature Society” by Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen.

August author at “#supporttranslatedbooks”: Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen

When I chose the books for #supporttranslatedbooks” I had never heard of Pasi Ilmari Jaaskelainen. I usually try to find a couple of links about the book we are reading itself and the author too to give the members a little more insight if they feel like it.

However, I found it difficult to find information about him and only posted these two links:

Pasi Ilmaren Jaaskelainen’s Homepage
Pasi Ilmaren Jaaskelainen on “Words Without Borders

Even his Wikipedia page is only in Finnish, Swedish and French.

photo credit: Goodreads

According to most of the pages I was reading he is Finnlands best-kept literature secret, a lover of Vampires and Jeanne Moreau and he has three sons. Other than that he is a writer of sci-fi and fantasy stories and has won several Finnish writing awards.

Now that is certainly an author worth discovering.

The Book we are reading in August at “#supporttranslatedbooks”: The Rabbit Back Literature Society

I have bookmarked several links to lists with translated fiction and try to find authors that are from all over the world as a well as authors who are not so well-known. And another point is to choose books of diverse genres. At the beginning of the year, we read “Sophie’s World” a children’s book about philosophy, last month a poetry book and this month we are into mystery, fantasy and magical realism if we want to believe the Goodreads genres. And next month we are off to Japan.

And as to stay with Goodreads, here is the book’s blurb:

A highly contagious book virus, a literary society and a Snow Queen-like disappearing author ‘She came to realise that under one reality there’s always another. And another one under that.’ Only very special people are chosen by children’s author Laura White to join ‘The Society’, an elite group of writers in the small town of Rabbit Back. Now a tenth member has been selected: Ella, literature teacher and possessor of beautifully curving lips. But soon Ella discovers that the Society is not what it seems. What is its mysterious ritual, ‘The Game’? What explains the strange disappearance that occurs at Laura’s winter party, in a whirlwind of snow? Why are the words inside books starting to rearrange themselves? Was there once another tenth member, before her? Slowly, disturbing secrets that had been buried come to light… In this chilling, darkly funny novel, the uncanny brushes up against the everyday in the most beguiling and unexpected of ways. 

Now how can you resist a blurb like that? Well, I certainly cannot as I love mystery books that have a good touch of magical realism in it. Plus I am a fan of Scandinavian authors and can’t wait to start “The Rabbit Back Literature Society”. In fact, I have managed to read one page already ;-).

Discovering “Wordery” with #supporttranslatedbooks

When I was looking to find an affordable copy of “Fuchsia” last month I discovered “Wordery” an online book shop that is ” one of the fastest growing online bookshops and our mission is to provide you with an alternative haven to buy the books you love for the lowest prices. We offer over 10 million books and provide free delivery to over 100 countries.” in their own words.

And this month I purchased “The Rabbit Back Literature Society” from them. It is a great alternative to Amazon even though I believe they are somehow working together too. But that is something to explore in another post :-).

If you are interested in “The Rabbit Back Literature Society” on Wordery have a look here.

Next month’s book on #supporttranslatedbooks

The September read on “#supporttranslatedbooks is Banana Yoshimoto’s “Goodbye Tsugumi”. 

More about it and why I chose it in a post next month.

Find out more about “The Rabbit Back Literature Society”

“The Rabbit Back Literature Society”
in “Washington Independent Review of Books

“The Rabbit Back Literature Society” on Tor.com

Resources:

Pasi Ilmaren Jaaskelainen on “Goodreads

Pasi Ilmaren Jaaskelainen on Pushkin Press

“The Rabbit Back Literature Society” on Goodreads

Bee's Teaser Tuesday ~ One Hundred Years of Solitude

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I am a fan of magical realism ever since I discovered Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez about 20 years ago.

In autumn I was determined to do a Future Learn course about the latter however, it was too time intensive and I had to stop.

But the course made me read “One Hundred Years of Solitude” again and even though it needed me nearly half a year to finish it I enjoyed it again.

Magical Realism

Wikipedia describes Magical Realism like this:

Magical realism, magic realism, or marvelous realism is literature, painting, film, and theater that, while encompassing a range of subtly different concepts, share in common an acceptance of magic in the rational world. It is also sometimes called fabulism, in reference to the conventions of fables, myths, and allegory. Of the four terms, Magical realism is the most commonly used and refers to literature in particular[1]:1–5 that portrays magical or unreal elements as a natural part in an otherwise realistic or mundane environment.

The terms are broadly descriptive rather than critically rigorous. Matthew Strecher defines magic realism as “what happens when a highly detailed, realistic setting is invaded by something too strange to believe.”[2] Many writers are categorized as “magical realists,” which confuses the term and its wide definition.[3]Magical realism is often associated with Latin American literature, particularly authors including Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges, Miguel Angel Asturias, and Isabel Allende. In English literature, its chief exponents include Salman Rushdie and Alice Hoffman.

About Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Video Credit: Democracy Now via YouTube

My teaser:

“….when Aureliano Babilonia would finish deciphering the parchments, and that everything written on them was unrepeatable since time immemorial and forever more, because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth.”

My Goodreads review of “One Hundred Years of Solitude”

One Hundred Years of SolitudeOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Gabriel Garcia Marquez creates stories and characters full of life and fantasy. His novels challenge your reading experience as time has a different way of existing in his universe.

However, if you are open to lots of characters with the same name, with moving forwards and backwards and all around in time and finding realism tinged with fantasy then you are at the right place.

This novel is the story of the fictional town of Macondo from the beginning to the end. It is also the story of the rise and fall of a family from founding Macondo, to being involved in the wars and new developments of their time to the end.

I have enjoyed every minute of it even though I needed to be in the mood to read it. It certainly is worth a try.

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The Bee Talks With… A. H. Amin

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14745-the2bbee2btalks2bwithToday I am honored to introduce you to Ahmed Hameed author of “Kima” a fascinating story about two children, an old woman and whales. Does that make you interested? Well, let’s hear what Ahmed has to say about #amwriting and other related topics:

How would you describe yourself in one paragraph?


A: An old man in a young man’s body. I appreciate classic books and movies more often. One might say I’m a nostalgic person, but only when it comes to arts. I do also like to test the limits of my body once in a while just to feel fresh and not old. I also play the piano, and sometimes I paint with water colors… oh and I’m a dentist…thought I should keep that information about me for last; just in case you have a phobia of dentists.

Q: A fun fact about you?


A: I once jumped from the world highest bungee jump on waters… just a week after I removed the cast from my fractured leg. I did it as a dare against myself. It is not something I would normally do, but until this day I’m glad I went through with it because it made me feel I can accomplish anything. And I conquered my fears… so that’s a bonus I guess.


Q: What made you write in the first place?


A: When I became first aware of my talent. In my first year in the university I met some students who were discussing the making of a movie, I gave them some ideas and they were really impressed. That’s when I realized I have the potentials to create stories. I collected ideas but didn’t actually start any book until one day in 2008, I told my friend about the idea for my first thriller, Psychs. He later called me from a DVD store asking me about my story because he thought it was a movie. That was the day I opened my laptop and wrote that magical word …”Prologue”.


Q: Which author has influenced you and why?


I would have to say James Patterson. Every book he writes is always unique, and he writes in more than one genre, which is how my stories are.

Q: What is your favorite book?


A: That’s too general… I do have a special connection with one book. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho is one novel I won’t mind reading more than once, I’ve already read it three times. I am spell bound to this particular book in many ways that sometimes I feel that the story is about me.


Q: Your writing making ritual (if you have one)?


A: Yes actually, I do have some rituals that help me with my writing; I listen to music or jog to seek inspiration. When I do either I stimulate my subconscious; best ideas come from there since our consciousness is too busy with our reality. Best medicine to writers block, I’d say.

Q: Your secret “sin” when you write?


A: If something upsets me hours before my writing time, there will be no writing for days (not sure if that’s a good answer, it’s the only thing I could think of)


Q: Do you suffer from writer’s block and if so, what do you do against it?


A: I leave the story and go on with my life… for a while. During that time, my subconscious does all the work for me. When I am back, that writer’s block disappears. There is no point in pushing forward when there is no path to go through. Taking a break from writing for a while is an important writing process for me because I always come back with fresh ideas.


Q: Your advice for apprentice creatives?


A: Patience when you condition your idea, otherwise you’ll waste what could have been the best work of literature. Also, write, write, write, and then write some more, the best author in the world could be out there and we may never know about her or him, because he or she was too lazy to sit down and write.

Thank you. I really enjoyed answering your questions.

The Bee: And thank you for being on “The Bee Talks With…”

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Blurb taken from Goodreads:

Christmas Eve 1928 gave birth to a yearly phenomenon in South Africa. A herd of false killer whales were found beached upon the shore. It has also given birth to the story of two young children who meet an old woman named Kima. Kima somehow knows why this has happened, but that’s not all she knows. The children, Alex and Alice, realize that there is more to this woman that what meets the eye, and ear. She will reveal to them a tale, a mysterious story she claims was passed on to her by a mythical Black Seagull.
Derived from both historic tales and figures, Kima is a fictional character portrayed in a way that makes her become real.

Where you can purchase Ahmed’s books

Ahmed on Bookfinder.com

If you want to know more about Ahmed

Ahmed’s blog

Ahmed on Twitter

Ahmed on Instagram

Ahmed on Facebook

Ahmed on Goodreads

Writers Quote Wednesday ~ Shirley Jackson

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In autumn Colleen over at “The Fairywhisperer” formerly known as “Silverthreading” has said goodbye to several of her much-loved blog events. One of which is “Writer’s Quote Wednesday“. I have not been a regular participant but loved to read the posts, and I have to say I miss it. So I’ve decided now and then to put in a “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” post and if anyone wants to take part, feel free to do so.

It won’t be a formal institution just leave a link in my comments or send me a tweet, and I come and visit you and share your posts.

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I had chosen an intriguing quote by Shirley Jackson whom I had never heard of before I researched a quote for this post with an author I did not know yet. One reason I got stuck with her is that she inspired both Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. I am a fan of Gaiman, and I think King is a brilliant writer you can learn a lot of, and if they are influenced by her, then she is worth discovering.

From what I am reading she was

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a rather controversial author who didn’t like to advertise for her work or be interviewed. Well, that’s something to think of for today’s writers who are told that advertising for their work is one important part of their work :-).

 

Her most famous works “The Lottery” and “The Haunting of Hill House” showcase the rather darker sides of human nature and their publications caused many letters from readers were rather taken aback. I suspect today she would have fewer problems :-).

Shirley Jackson died young (aged48) of heart failure, and it is supposed that both her drug use due to psychosomatic illnesses and her weight contributed. I have to admit that I am rather intrigued by this lady who didn’t seem to care about the writing conventions of her time. She just lived her creativity in the best way she could, and I think that is admirable.

So what’s the quote?

“I remember that I stood on the library steps holding my books and looking for a minute at the soft hinted green in the branches against the sky and wishing, as I always did, that I could walk home across the sky instead of through the village.”

― Shirley Jackson, We Have Always Lived in the Castle

 

Does Shirley Jackson intrigue you as she does me?

Or do you know her already and have read her stories and book? Please let me know :-).

Resources and further reading:

Shirley Jackson on Wikipedia

Shirley Jackson on ShirleyJackson.org

Shirley Jackson on Literal Media

Shirley Jacksons Obituary in THE NEW YORK TIMES

Shirley Jackson ~ The Independent

 

 

 

Good morning writers! ~ Reading: back with a vengeance

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October 2016

A short post I wrote about reading. I am no longer reviewing for Butterfly-O-Meter but I am back in a phase of intense reading 🙂

April 2014

How have you been doing in the last two weeks? Have you fulfilled your writing goals and/or word counts? What are your plans for this week?

Blog not as quiet as planned

As you have seen I have not been as quiet as I had planned to be. I just had to tell you about two books I read in March and April. Reading is something that has come back into my life with a vengeance.

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As a teenager, I spent practically all day reading when I was not at school. My family was always generous with books as presents and the library was my second home. But then came a time when I just did not know what to read anymore. I had read everything of my favourite authors and I somehow could not find new ones. This has changed with a reading group I took part in for a while and with Goodreads. Ah well, and the Kindle.

Guest reviewing on Butterfly-O-Meter

All three gave me brilliant reading ideas and I am now in a situation where I have so many books to read that I want more hours in the day. Doing book reviews for Butterfly-O-Meter will give me some more ideas as well. Watch out guys: On Thursday will be my first!

Reading beneficial for writers

I think reading is very beneficial for writers. It is the perfect get out if life gets difficult and it is the perfect way to relax. But at the same time, it teaches you the art of writing when you take in the books well written. The badly written ones, however, teach you a lot as well: How not to do it.

So if you are like me and have been not so generous with the reading lately just get back into it. Besides the teaching books may also give you a bunch of ideas what you could write about.

May your weekend be full of good reads
That is my wish for you all out there penning down the “good” words ;-):

May your weekend be full of good books and inspiration and may you be happy!

Bee's Teaser Tuesday ~ Lucy Diamond ~ 29Nov16

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I had been taking part in Teaser Tuesday for a while but I never got around to read anyone else’s posts or even add my link to the Teaser Tuesday post over at Books and a Beat.

So I decided to make my own where I share a little more about the book itself. If you feel like it copy my idea and leave the link in the comments. I promise I come around to you as you are so kind as to present me with a link on a silver plate ;-).

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Today I share with you a book and an author that I discovered a few years back when I was reviewing for “Butterfly-O-Meter”. The author is Lucy Diamond and her books about women and her day-to-day and not so day-to-day troubles are a great entertainment. They are written with humour, understanding and makes you feel like you are meeting a friend or two :-).

Bee's Teaser Tuesday

The book I read in October was “The Secret of Happiness” and who of us doesn’t want to find that one :-).

So here is what Goodreads tells us about it:

“The Secrets of Happiness is an extraordinary tale of sisterhood, from Lucy Diamond author of The Beach Cafe.

The best things in life . . . can be just around the corner

Rachel and Becca aren’t real sisters, or so they say. They are stepsisters, living far apart, with little in common. Rachel is the successful one: happily married with three children and a big house, plus an impressive career. Artistic Becca, meanwhile, lurches from one dead-end job to another, shares a titchy flat, and has given up on love.

The two of them have lost touch, but when Rachel doesn’t come home one night, Becca is called in to help.
Once there, she quickly realizes that her stepsister’s life is not so perfect after all: Rachel’s handsome husband
has moved out, her children are rebelling, and her glamorous career has taken a nosedive. Worst of all,
nobody seems to have a clue where she might be.

As Becca begins to untangle Rachel’s secrets, she is forced to confront some uncomfortable truths about
her own life, and the future seems uncertain.

But sometimes happiness can be found in the most unexpected places . . .”

The teaser I am sharing with you is at the beginning of the book:

“This was it. She had made it. her adrenalin surged as the doors were unlocked and the hot crush of passengers began spilling out onto the platform. She followed numbly, not caring as someone’s suitcased bashed against her legs. Hello Manchester, she thought, stepping down from the train. I’m here to get some answers. Do you have any for me?””

When I write this post I have just read 3 pages but I already can’t wait to find out more 🙂

 

 

 

And I thought I never win anything…. 

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Just a short note because I am so excited!

I won a book at Nightstand Book Reviews which is one of Patti Phillips‘s homepages.

I could choose between several very interesting books one of which was “The Long Mars” by Terry Pratchett & Stephen Baxter. That is one of my favourite sci-fi series’s but I chose the above one:

Don’t Murder Your Mystery” by Chris Roerden. It is a Writer’s Digest Book Club Alternate Selection book and I can’t wait to start reading.

If you like to win a book as well then sign up at Nightstand Book Reviews and you might get lucky too!

The Bee Talks With… Dorothy Place

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Today I am honoured to introduce you to Dorothy Place an author who won both the Mendocino Coast Writers Short Story Contest and the Estelle Frank Fellowship.

With no further ado though I let her do all the talking 🙂

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How would you describe yourself in one paragraph?
I live and work in Davis, California. Since submitting my first short story for publication in 2008, I have had ten stories accepted for publication in literary journals, one of which won first prize in the Mendocino Coast Writers Short Story Contest and the Estelle Frank Fellowship (2010.), another Honorable Mention in the Southern Gothic Revival Short Story contest (2016).
A fun fact about you?
The amazing part of all this is that I didn’t start writing fiction until I was near retirement (statistician and research director at Sacramento State University.) When I started, I vowed that I would be the Grandma Moses of the literary world. Well, after quite a few rejection slips, I thought the only thing I would be replicating in Grandma Moses’ life was her age. But, just when you think it will never happen, it does. My first literary fiction novel will be released November 30, 2016 by SFA Press.
What made you write in the first place?
I started to write with the same thought in mind as many older women. I was going to write for my grandchildren, tell them about the times in which I grew up. It didn’t take me long to realize that, not only were the stories not very interesting, but the grandchildren would have to be wrestled to a standstill, tied to a chair, and force-fed the crap. Anyway, my first, non-memoir short story was written my last day in Arusha, Tanzania (another story, but I do go on) and published almost exactly as I first wrote it. And I was on my way.
Which author has influenced you and why?
An author has many influences on his or her life, and everyone is valuable and every one counts for something. For me, it is the idea, something to grapple with, turn around in your mine, examine, and develop a story and characters that present the idea to your readers. For my first novel, The Heart to Kill, the idea was planted many years before when, as a graduate student, I saw Euripides play, Medea, the play, in which Medea murders her two children. It had such a profound impact on me that, every time a newspaper or newscast reported a case of maternal filicide, I remembered the words of the Greek chorus in Euripides play, “How does she have the heart to kill her flesh and blood?” That thought led to my first novel in which Sarah, a young law student, tries to understand how her friend, JoBeth, had the heart to drown her son and daughter. The current author I hold in high esteem is Margaret Atwood because each of her novel is unique, well written, and fresh.
Do you suffer from artist’s block and if, what do you do against it?
Writing has become such an enjoyable part of myself that I cannot bear to be away from the computer. It takes a great deal of effort to force myself to dress up, go out, and talk to folks. I love what happens inside my head when I write, and I love the individuals who populate my imagination. I never have writer’s block. As John DuFresne (Louisiana Power and Light) said in his master class for the novel, “there is no such thing as writer’s block. A file clerk never comes to work and says I have a filing block. She just comes in and files.” You are writers, he told us. Sit down and write, even if it’s a letter to your relative. That’s what writers do. They write.
Your advice for apprentice creatives?
I don’t have any better advice for young writers than that. All I can say is observe, observe, observe; read, read, read, and write, write, write.

Thank you very much, Dorothy, for being on “Just Fooling Around with Bee” and for taking part in my interview series.

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The Heart to Kill by Dorothy Place:

The literary fiction novel, The Heart to Kill, is a story of a horrible crime, an enduring friendship, and personal illumination. Sarah, a student at Northwestern University Law School, returns to her apartment to find two telephone messages. The first is that she has not been chosen for a coveted internship for which her father had arranged an interview; the second is that Sarah’s best friend in high school, JoBeth Ruland, has murdered her two children. To mislead her father about her failure to obtain the internship, Sarah decides to secure a position on JoBeth’s defense team and, against his wishes, returns to her family home in Eight Mile Junction, South Carolina. She sets out to become a vital member of her friend’s defense team and to regain favor with her father, but is not well-prepared for working in a community rife with chauvinism, malice, duplicity, and betrayal. Her efforts are met with the benevolent amusement of the senior law partner, the resentment of the expert trial attorney, the rush to judgement by the folks of Eight Mile Junction, and discovery of the role of several individuals in the degradation of JoBeth. Please visit the author’s website, www.dorothymplace.com, where you can read more about the novel, how it came to written, and take a virtual tour of Eight Mile Junction.

Goodreads review by Peggy’s Reviews

You like to know more about Dorothy and purchase her books? Please have a look here:

Dorothy’s Page 

Dorothy on Goodreads

The Heart to Kill on Amazon

 

Bundu ~ Chris Barnard ~ About a book/Ueber ein Buch

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October 2016

In 2013 I was still a member of a reading group which concentrated on translated fiction. (In Great Britain there is a prejudice, that translated fiction isn’t really like the original and that is why people do not read it so much. Unless it is a classic or a crime novel. Then it is not viewed as “translated”. They are crazy those Brits 😉 ). I had my old blog set so my book reviews on Goodreads were automatically posted to my old blog. I might do this again with this one but I haven’t found out how to do it yet.

November 2013

Bundu by Chris Barnard
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book even though I did not really know in the beginning what to think about it. It’s not clear to me if that is because I did not know the author or anything about the country and culture it was written in. Probably. There were also quite a few expressions which I had to look up because I could not make any sense of them.

What kept me reading was the woman the main character fell in love with. I think it is mainly a love story even though it is described as a hunger disaster and how the characters deal with it in the blurb of the book. But for me Julia, who tries desperately to save the starving people in her vicinity, was the driving character and the one who kept me reading.

I wanted to know more about her. I wanted to know if those two would come together and if there would be a happy end. In the course I learned a lot about South-Africa, about life in Africa and how crazy life in general can be.
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Oktober 2016

2013 war ich immer noch Mitglied einer Buchgruppe, die sich auf uebersetzte Literatur konzentrierte. (In Grossbritannien gibt es ein Vorurteil, dass uebersetzte Literatur nicht wirklich so ist wie das original und so wird sie nicht soviel gelesen. Es sei denn es handelt sich um einen Klassiker oder Krimis. Dann werden die Buecher nicht als “uebersetzt” angesehen. Die spinnen, die Briten 😉 ). Auf meinem alten Blog wurden meine Goodreads Besprechungen automatisch veroeffentlicht, was ich vielleicht mit diesem Blog auch wieder machen werde. Aber bisher habe ich noch nicht rausgefunden, wie das geht.

November 2013

Ich habe dieses Buch genossen, obwohl ich zu Beginn nicht richtig wusste, was ich davon halten sollte. Vielleicht kam das daher, dass ich den Autoren nicht kannte und auch nichts von dem Land und der Kultur ueber das es geschrieben wurde wusste. Vermutlich. Da gab es auch einige Ausdruecke, die ich nachschlagen musste, weil sie mir ueberhaupt nichts sagten.

Was mich am lesen gehalten hat, war die Frau, in die sich die Hauptperson verliebt hatte. Ich denke diese Geschichte ist in erster Linie eine Liebesgeschichte auch wenn sie oft als Hungerdesaster und wie die Charaktere damit umgehen, beschrieben wird. Aber Julia, die verzweifelt versucht, die verhungernden Menschen in ihrer Umgebung zu retten, war diejenige, die mich am Lesen hielt.

Ich wollte mehr ueber sie wissen. Ich wollte wissen, ob die zwei zusammenkommen und ob es ein Happy End geben wuerde. Dazwischen habe ich Neues ueber Suedafrika, ueber das Leben in Afrika und wie verrueckt das Leben general manchmal sein kann, gelernt.

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Introducing: #supporttranslatedbooks Goodreads Reading Group

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The BeeYesterday I introduced you to Ann Morgan’s new project “Postcards from my Bookshelf” which inspired me to re-activate my Goodreads Group “#supporttranslatedbooks”.

I think in today’s world where so many believe in putting up walls and keeping the world out of our countries it is more important than ever to look over our soup plates rim 😉 (I translated this German saying literally which means “to be aware of the things going on around you and not only in your little world”) and finding out about how people in other countries live, what they hope for and most of all what their authors write. Books are such a great way to travel, meet people out there and broaden our horizon.

Three years ago I took part in the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize Readers Day where I first stumbled over Ann’s blog and it inspired me to create the reading group on Goodreads. I used to take part in a reading group in Norwich which read translated fiction but as my mental health went so bad in those years I had to stop a lot of things which are important to me. The group in Norwich doesn’t take place anymore but #supporttranslatedbooks gives us the chance to keep it going and to have members from all over the world.

In 2017 I am determined to bring it back and I also added a feature: Every two months I will offer 10 books for polling so that the group members can choose what they want to read.

The first ten books are chosen and I will offer my readers the chance to vote too. Of course, it would be great if you join the group and join us in reading the world but it is an option, not a must :-).

You can find the poll at the end of this post but also at the right side of main page of “Just Fooling Around with Bee and The Bee Writes…”.

But that is not the only reason why I introduce you to #supporttranslatedbooks. The other is that I am looking for translated books that are worth reading especially from African, Asian and South American countries. However, I would like to know about any translated book that you think is worth reading to enrich #supportranslatedbooks.

I am looking forward to hearing from you :-).

And here is the poll: