quinta-feira, 31 de Julho de 2014

Revista Bang! 16 disponível para download gratuíto

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Meus caros, estou oficialmente de férias...Iupi!!! / On vacation.

terça-feira, 29 de Julho de 2014

10 dicas sobre escrita criativa de Zadie Smith / Zadie Smith’s 10 rules of writing

  1. When still a child, make sure you read a lot of books. Spend more time doing this than anything else.
  2. When an adult, try to read your own work as a stranger would read it, or even better, as an enemy would.
  3. Don’t romanticise your ‘vocation’. You can either write good sentences or you can’t. There is no ‘writer’s lifestyle’. All that matters is what you leave on the page.
  4. Avoid your weaknesses. But do this without telling yourself that the things you can’t do aren’t worth doing. Don’t mask self-doubt with contempt.
  5. Leave a decent space of time between writing something and editing it.
  6. Avoid cliques, gangs, groups. The presence of a crowd won’t make your writing any better than it is.
  7. Work on a computer that is disconnected from the ­internet.
  8. Protect the time and space in which you write. Keep everybody away from it, even the people who are most important to you.
  9. Don’t confuse honours with achievement.
  10. Tell the truth through whichever veil comes to hand — but tell it. Resign yourself to the lifelong sadness that comes from never ­being satisfied.

Zadie Smith


terça-feira, 22 de Julho de 2014

Amor de mãe

Tamara Adams

Amor de mãe

Às vezes choro por ti, meu querido.
Às vezes choro porque o mundo é tão grande e tu és tão pequeno que fico preocupada. Sim…, como eu me preocupo com a tua pequenez neste mundo imenso.
Às vezes choro porque és tão grande e eu sou tão pequena e, quanto maior te tornas para mim, mais pequena eu me torno para ti e fico preocupada. Oh meu Deus, como eu me preocupo com a minha pequenez no teu mundo imenso.
Às vezes choro porque este amor é tão grande e o meu coração tão pequeno. E um coração repleto de amor sofre, estranhamente, como um coração partido.
Às vezes choro porque fico emocionada com a tua beleza.
Às vezes choro porque fico emocionada com a tua força.
Às vezes choro porque desde que tu existes, eu desisti de uma parte de mim e, embora mesmo que pudesse, eu não mudasse nada , às vezes sinto-me completamente perdida.
Às vezes choro porque a tua pele é tão macia e, os teus olhos tão brilhantes e, a tua alma é tão nova e, o teu coração é tão aberto e, eu sinto-me triste. Sinto-me triste porque eu sei que a essa inocência vai desaparecer de dia para dia enquanto cresces e passas por episódios estúpidos e desnecessários que eu não posso prevenir, porque és dolorosamente humano, como todos nós.
Às vezes choro porque precisas de ajuda e não há nada ao meu alcance que possa fazer. O sentimento de impotência, nos pais, é pior do que uma tortura, um pesadelo interminável ou o pior episódio de terror de sempre.
Às vezes choro porque, como mãe, tenho de vestir o meu casaco de menina crescida todos os dias, e vestir o casaco de menina crescida e lidar com o sentimento de impotência ao mesmo tempo não há nada confortável!
Às vezes choro porque me sinto tão estupidamente cansada, não é com sono, mas sim cansada, que não consigo fazer nada. Nem sequer dormir.
Às vezes eu choro, porque sinto Deus cada vez que te ouço a rir.
Às vezes choro porque o simples facto de existires é tão maravilhosamente bom, que não há risos nem gargalhadas que expressem a felicidade que sinto.
Às vezes choro porque todas estas coisas, as preocupações, as tristezas, a beleza, o casaco de menina crescida e tudo o resto, às vezes, é areia a mais para a minha camioneta. É muito mais do que eu consigo lidar. E tem de transbordar por algum lado.
Então às vezes choro por ti. E por mim. E por este mundo imenso. E por milhares de outras terríveis e maravilhosas razões que não irás perceber até teres filhos. E te tornares um Pai.
Às vezes choro por ti, meu querido.

Por Annie Reneau para Scary Mommy
traduzido e adaptado por Up To Lisbon Kids

segunda-feira, 21 de Julho de 2014

49 sinais de que és viciad@ em leitura/ 49 signs you’re addicted to reading

 Não me identifico com todas mas ainda assim há muitas que me descrevem. :)

1.  People are cool but reading is your preferred social activity.
2. You know what a book hangover is and you have them frequently.
3. You plan whole afternoons around browsing bookstores.
4. If you go too long without buying or reading a book you feel a huge sense of withdrawal and are thinking of the next time you can get away to a bookstore or library.
5. You have trouble functioning at work or school sometimes because you stayed up late reading.
6. You’re constantly sharing your favorite book quotes on social media and have either a Pinterest board or Tumblr dedicated to these quotes.
7. You’re always looking forward to the weekend but mostly because you can’t wait to get 2 whole days for unadulterated alone time with a new book.
8. You carry a book with you at all times because you never know when you’ll have a spare minute to do some extra reading.
9. Your friends and family have stopped asking you what you want for Christmas or birthdays because they know you’ll always say books.
10. You take your book clubs seriously. If you show up and you haven’t read the book? GTFO.
11. When you go out to dinner you find yourself wanting to gush about a book you’re reading and the characters in the story. You’ve been spending so much time with them you feel like they’ve become a part of your life just as much as anyone else.
12. You don’t mind layovers so much because you know it’s a perfect time to get in extra reading.
13. When you travel you always bring as least two books because you’re not sure what kind of mood you’ll be in or what sort of story you’ll feel like reading.
14. And if you don’t have a Kindle you just sort of assume half of your luggage will be all books.
15. When someone talks smack about one of your favorite writers you instantly get defensive and suggest they try reading another work by them.
16. You legitimately don’t understand people who say they don’t read.
17. When the movie version of a book comes out you’ll go see it but you know there isn’t any way the movie could be better than the book.
18. And when you do see the movie you’re appalled at how much of the story they left out.
20. One of your favorite things to do when arriving in a new city is to check out the local bookstores.
21. You actually have a bookstore bucket list of amazing bookstores around the world you absolutely want and need to visit before you die.
22. You’ve stopped lending books to friends because you know they just won’t care for the books in the way they should be cared for.
23. You don’t understand how people can be lonely when they have books.
24. You’ve skipped over entire meals or canceled plans just so you could finish a book.
25. You honestly can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday than reading a book and drinking coffee or tea.

26. You buy all your friends and family a book for Christmas.
27. You always check out the max amount of books you can at the library and get annoyed when someone asks you if you’ll actually be able to read all of those by the due date. Hello, do you even know me?
28. You have words from your favorite author or book tattooed on your body somewhere.
29. You buy more books even if you have a stack of books that haven’t been read yet.
30. And you feel sort of guilty that you haven’t read those books yet but you will! Someday!
31. Pretty much your entire apartment is filled with stacks of books.
32. You sort of hate when a book is 250 pages or under because you know you’ll just end up reading it within a day or two and will have to find something else to read when it’s finished.
33. But that’s okay because you always have at least a few emergency books you can choose from if you have nothing else to read.
34. Some of your wardrobe choices are influenced by your favorite characters.
35. Or you straight up own t-shirts and sweaters with covers of classic novels.
36. When people can’t find you they just assume you’re at a bookstore.
37. And if you’ve stopped answering texts for the night people know you’re probably just engrossed in a book.
38. Significant others have caught you weeping at 3 a.m. clutching a novel but they’ve learned not to be alarmed by it anymore.
39. You feel legitimate sadness when a book only has a couple chapters left. You don’t want to leave your characters yet.
40. You love seeing people in public with books and you’re always try and catch a peek at the title to see what they’re into.
41. When the ending of a book sucks you feel seriously betrayed by the author. I mean, how could they do this to me?
42. You think the only way you can truly get to know an old, used book is by smelling it. Ahh, old book smell.
43. When you find a used bookstore you get ridiculously excited. The level of excitement can sometimes trump excitement over other awesome things like pizza places, icecream shops, etc. Your enthusiasm for used bookstores knows no bounds.
44. You take it personally when you recommend a book to a friend and 6 months later they still haven’t read it. What are they even waiting for?
45. Or even worse when you buy a book for someone and they don’t read it. How are we supposed to bond over our favorite passages!?
46. You wake up in the morning thinking about the characters in a book and wondering what will happen.
47. You own a variety of different editions of your favorite book. If you see it in a foreign bookstore or with a new cover you can’t help but want it for your collection.
48. You’ve yelled at a book in public.
49. Most of your Instagram photos are of stacks of books next to a cup of coffee. 

Koty Neelis


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