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    imagine you’re cleaning a room

    Imagine you’re cleaning a room, and you kill a cockroach with the door of a wardrobe… What would you do next? (A) keep cleaning the room?, or (B) think about your reason to exist? Or do both things belong to the same process readingthisweek ⁣Back to my Brazilian Literature project, I just started reading A PAIXÃO SEGUNDO G.H. (“The Passion According to G.H.”), by Clarice Lispector. Written in a very difficult moment for Clarice, the book is the monologue of a woman simply identified by G.H. drawn in an existential crisis after a random episode in her life. It all starts when G.H. decides to clean her maid’s room in…

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    Here, in short, is what I want to tell you

    Hey, want some coffee? Grab some and tell me what you’re. I told you I was not gonna abandon the books. They stay. They have to. But yea, I’m reading a book about writing this week. Of course, it couldn’t be any different. I’m focused. Wrote two chapters yesterday. Not bad, huh? So, I’m reading—or rereading, actually—this book by Verlyn Klinkenborg called SEVERAL SHORT SENTENCES ABOUT WRITING. It’s a clever book about writing. Short sentences spread throughout 200 pages that you don’t even see passing, and that sounds like an honest conversation about this craft and journey of ours. Journey. Writing is a gathering of starting points in a journey…