Improve Your Portuguese: Books to Read in Portuguese

Improve Your Portuguese: Books to Read in Portuguese

How many university teachers have the pleasure of checking their email during the summer break to find that a student is asking for books on your discipline for them to read during the break? That email prompted me to revisit Amazon.com's selection of books in Portuguese. I will share my findings and suggestions with you here.

My Intro to Brazilian Telenovelas: Gabriela, Cravo e Canela

Brazilian Telenovelas: Gabriela Cravo e Canela

As a man, I feel I must confess. I’m watching a soap opera (my first) and, you guessed correctly, it’s Brazilian. It’s rather coincidental that I started watching it as I was walking past a street fair and saw a famous book for sale so I bought it, and the book was Gabriela, Cravo e Canela by Jorge Amado. As I started to read it, I felt there were too many characters being introduced for me to keep track and that’s when I remembered the telenovela made in Brazil a few years back called Gabriela (after a 1970s version with Sonia Braga in the lead).