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100% correct too. But I wasn't sure on a bunch of them so I'm surprised.
TBH I'm relieved that my schedule is going to be freed up.
I'm not going to be watching LRDS2 and even though I tried Dona Flor because of other things I've seen the main actress in, I couldn't make it through even one episode, and the two shows I'm watching, but behind on are ending this week and not replaced with anything and I'm taking a break from Betty and I feel pretty good about all of that right now.
It'll give me a chance to finish the bio of Winston Churchill and the book of stories by Jorge Luis Borges that I started for some reason. Reading them I feel like my lack of understanding is not entirely my fault, maybe the stories just don't make sense. But I've quit so many other books I tried to read in Spanish I want to give this one another try. And reading with the dictionary by my side does help. Whenever I miss a pivotal word and then look it up and suddenly the whole sentence makes sense its so heartening.
Your plan sounds good, @stealthcacophony! Sometimes you just have to unplug the TV to get any serious reading done. I admire your ambition to read Borges, but don't beat yourself up if you can't get through the entire book right away. I enjoy his stories most when I read them in a reading group, where we help each other unravel the layers of meaning.
If you'd like to try a novel that is short, greatly admired, and by a classic Mexican author, I recommend Las batallas en el desierto, by José Emilio Pacheco. They even made it into a movie called Mariana, Mariana. Here's a free version online:
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