Worldly Literature in 2015: summary so far

Here will be a summary of books (sorted by author’s countries) that I read so far in 2015 and some that I have in my current pile. Feel free to comment, if you have some suggestions for books for me.

I have made two challenges: one is more Poland oriented (but nobody said you can’t read books/comics from other countries), one is about reading literature from across the world (Around the World: A to Z 2015).

I only read 19 books so far this year, so far (not counting comics) from 9 countries. Six more countries on my list. I owned only 2 books (e-books), the rest was borrowed from libraries. Continue reading to see the list and my short opinion on each book.

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Eurovision 2014 2nd semi-final

On Thursday, 8th May 2014 there was a second semi-final of the Eurovision contest. 15 contestants, 10 went on to the Saturday’s final.

On Tuesday, 6th May 2014, 7 of the songs I counted on went to the final. On Thursday, 6 of my chosen songs went to the final. Including the song that I voted on.

My 6 songs in final

Malta

Firelight – Coming Home

Austria

Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix

Finland

Softengine – Something Better

Switzerland

Sebalter – Hunter of Stars

I voted for them!

Slovenia

Tinkara Kovač – Round and round

Romania

Paula Seling & OVI – Miracle

The other 4

Israel

Mei Finegold – Same Heart

Georgia

The Shin and Mariko – Three Minutes to Earth

Lithuania

Vilija Matačiūnaitė – Attention

Ireland

Can-Linn (ft. Kasey Smith) – Heartbeat

All the rest

Polish song  of Donatan & Cleo – My Słowianie – We Are Slavic got to the final. I’m Polish, I should be happy, right? I’m not… see a video.

However they’re trying to explain “it’s just a joke” and “it’s a laugh on stereotypes of Polish” I can’t just accept that. They are rather further spreading the stereotypes. I wouldn’t vote for them even if I could. What do you think about this song and music video?

The others that got to the Saturday final: Norway, Greece and Belarus.

The unmentioned yet: Macedonia. Definitely the worst song (singer) in this semi-final.

 

Did the song you vote for got to the Saturday final? Who did you vote for? Do you have your Saturday favourite or not yet?