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Dear reader,

She’s handsome. She’s clever and rich. She has a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence (whatever that means), and she had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.

I know what you’re thinking, but I’m not talking about Cher (or Alicia Silverstone in that coming-of-age teen film). She comes from another time (definitely not the 90s). She’s the kind of girl who likes trying to make people happy, you know? But in the following pages, I think she will realize that it’s not the lives of others she wants to transform after all. She might become completely… CLUELESS in this book until she comes to her senses and finds her own happiness. I think. That’s what I expect, at least.

Thanks to @companhiadasletras, this week I’m reading EMMA, by Jane Austen, translated into Portuguese by Julia Romeu. This is my second Austen. The first one I’ve read was PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, and I can’t say I liked it. But I think it’s gonna be different with EMMA, and you’re welcome to join me on this reading and comment about it (DM me). I’ve just started it.

Last week I finished WORDSLUT, by @amanda_montell, THE MADNESS OF CROWDS, by Douglas Murray, and LATER, by Stephen King. This week I want to start LORD OF THE FLIES, by William Golding. And that’s what I’m reading.

Best,

João

■ PS: What are you reading this week? And tell me more about your first impressions of your read so far. What does it make you feel or expect?

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