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Blue Portugal and Other Essays

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I just couldn't get into this audiobook.  Perhaps it was my personal timing, but it seemed to ramble, seemed to whine, seemed unconnected.  I stopped about 1/3 of the way through, so perhaps I didn't give it a chance.  At the stage the title didn't make sense, but perhaps that becomes clearer later in the book.  Thank you for giving me access to this book.
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Blue Portugal and other essays by Theresa Kishkan is a good book of personal essays. I was interested to read this one since I love indie CanLit. In this book she shares personal stories of tracing her ancestors, health issues and landscapes woven with quilting and dyeing fabrics. This book reads like a memoir as we learn about certain aspects of her life. It was interesting to learn about her medical and family history. I listened to the audiobook and the narrator Nina Richmond did a very fine job. I would listen to more books narrated by her. I enjoyed the Canadian settings.
Thank you to University of Alberta Press via NetGalley for my ALC!
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Beautiful writing throughout. This collection of essays gives the listener thoughtful, relaxing imagery. The author covers a variety of topics, including her own health scares, interwoven with travel themes and observations from her own life. Great for listening to while relaxing, if you want something quiet and peaceful.
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I’m so grateful that I got to read this text. I really enjoyed this book and I’m looking forward to making some videos for my TIkTok and other social media channels to recommend it to my friends and followers. It was an excellent read! 5/5 stars. I’m going to write a longer and more detailed review on my Goodreads and TikTok and I will link back once I’ve posted.
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