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I'm Haidji, author of SG Suicide Game, Life into Mist, Fancy & Adriaan and other books.
 

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Wo geht's denn hier zum Glück?: Meine Reise durch die 13 glücklichsten Länder der Welt und was wir von ihnen lernen können
Maike van den Boom
The High Mountains of Portugal
Yann Martel
The Complete Fairy Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
Progress: 95/1183 pages

Tragedy

The Maias - Eça de Queirós, Margaret Jull Costa


The book is about the life of Carlos da Maia (rich, handsome, generous and intelligent) in 1870s Portugal, when along with his best friend and partner in crime João da Ega he spends his time making witticisms about society and having affairs. Carlos desires to be a doctor, but once he has lavishly furnished his practice he loses interest in it. Instead, he spends his time with his friends, joking and making plans that never come to fruition. Carlos spends a lot of time talking about success, but little time actually pursuing it.