Life and Spanish lit month

A quick post just extending Spanish lit month into August. I’ve struggled to write and a lot of the time read a book this last month or so. I feel a group of nights at work which I finished yesterday morning was on my mind for various reasons and had distracted me with a shoulder injury last month and not having a holiday for two years we had a weekend away last month but the whole Covoid situation with working through it and having Amanda at home as she was told to stay in due to her health issues for most the last year of it has all taken its toll. Now as we enter more freedom with the figures still high and I’m just worn down so instead of panicking and stressing I’m extending  Spanish lit month to August which we have done before and it will match up well with Women in translation month as there is so many great female Spanish writer and translators out there at the moment. Thanks to everyone that has taken part so far I hope to go and comment some soon. I am now back at work tomorrow for two long days. So  I will be posting a review Friday Hopefully .A great Arrival has popped through my letterbox it is the first book that Charco Press has published by Argentinean writer Claudia Piñeiro she is the third most translated writer from Argentina and has had her other books published her a lot of her books have been made into films. The book has just come out and is a great choice for this month’s or next month’s Women in Translation Month. Hope all of you are doing well and don’t let Covoid worry you too much.

12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. roughghosts
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 20:27:13

    I can understand the anxiety caused by less restrictions motivated by politics over health advice. I hope you are feeling calmer soon. I was hoping Spanish/Portuguese let month would extend to overlap with Women in Translation. Might even get one or two reviews in myself this year!


  2. Janakay | YouMightAsWellRead
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 21:48:38

    It sounds like you’ve had a very rough time, with too much stress (shoulder injuries and too much work will do that). Hopefully you can rest, de-stress and read! I, too, was hoping you’d extend the month, as I might now actually manage to review something (I’ve read some interesting Spanish/South American work lately).


  3. Lisa Hill
    Jul 13, 2021 @ 21:53:05

    Take care, Stu and don’t feel any pressure.


  4. J. C. Greenway
    Jul 14, 2021 @ 07:31:53

    Great, two months of Spanish/Portuguese Lit Month is a bonus! You’re right, it has all been overwhelming at times. Take care!


  5. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jul 14, 2021 @ 10:17:09

    I know how you feel, Stu – we’re going back to normal apparently at the most ridiculous time when things are still bad and it does wear you down… Glad you’re extending this, as I feel like I’m running out of time too, so it will be nice to keep reading Spanish lit into August.


  6. madamebibilophile
    Jul 14, 2021 @ 10:35:26

    I’m hoping to join in this year for the first time but like you my reading and blogging has really reduced with all the stresses and strains, so it’s great that you’re extending it. I hope you and your family stay safe and well and get a break too.


  7. Liz Dexter
    Jul 14, 2021 @ 14:52:54

    Sounds like a stressful time for you. I am still alternating high anxiety and being worn down – I’m taking a week’s break from work at the moment which is helping a bit, burrowing into books.


  8. Cathy746books
    Jul 14, 2021 @ 14:55:24

    Sorry to hear it’s been such a stressful time for you. I’m selfishly glad to hear that you are extending for another month as I found yet another book I want to read for your challenge, to go with the three I’m already reading! Take care.


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