Brooklyn

source: imdb.com Brooklyn is, without a doubt, a storytelling masterpiece.  It tells the story of an Irish girl moving to Brooklyn, NY in the early 50s, feeling torn about what she’s left behind and what she’s found. Brooklyn is one of those films I was super excited to see since I saw the trailer, and it is, without a doubt, a storytelling masterpiece. With a script adapted by Nick Hornby from Colm Tóibín’s novel of the same name, it tells the story of emigration, through an Irish girl who moves to Brooklyn in the early 50s, feeling torn about what…

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April Plans

With a new month come new plans – April is looking pretty exciting! Com um novo mês vêm novos planos – Abril vai ser um mês em cheio! Health // Saúde  After a month of March dominated by very unhealthy eating (with a trip to the US and a lot of Easter chocolate), I’m determined to go back to healthier eating habits. That will mean less chocolate and sugary things (although I’d never be able to cut them out entirely), more foods that are high in fibre, and more veggies and fruit. Depois de um mês de março repleto de…

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The Big Short

source: facebook.com/thebigshortmovie.uk The Big Short was the film I was most excited to see at the beginning of this year’s awards season. The cast was incredible – Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt all together? I’m in. And the story seemed like one that was absolutely worth telling. After hearing about it some more, although I was still excited to watch it, I was also nervous: this is, in its core, a story of people making money off what caused the global economic crisis that threw my country (as well as several others) into the shit. The Big Short is…

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Alfacinha Reads #2 – Le Livre des Baltimore, Joel Dicker

Le Livre des Baltimore is the latest book by Joël Dicker, who has officially become my current favourite author – this is the third of his books that I’ve read and absolutely loved. In this novel we meet up with Marcus Goldman, the narrator and author of The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, who takes us through the story of his family with all the usual ups and downs families go through, while always alluding to a mysterious (and tragic) event which deeply marked his life/their lives. Marcus tells us of his feelings towards the more successful, seemingly luckier side…

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The New York Diaries #7

My seventh and last day in New York was spent exploring the Upper West Side – I had an idea of it being a really interesting part of town from the movie You’ve Got Mail which is mostly set there, and had been really excited to see it! First stop: breakfast at Sarabeth’s. The most delicious pancakes I have ever tasted, and such a nice, cosy restaurant. If you’re in the area, do check it out! Then it was off to Zabar’s, one of the most famous grocery stores in NYC – it is an institution as it’s been there…

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