Here some stuff about the books I read. For now I'm mostly using the bits I write for my Dutch online bookgroup so the text is usually mostly in Dutch but the quotes from English books are in the original.

dinsdag 14 juni 2016

New start...

Having abandoned this blog for years I've decided to revive it, if for nothing else than to make a note of every book I read as I seem to have lost a lot.  It'll be handy in the future if I'm not sure if I've read something or not then I can look in here and use the search function to find the title. 

So, here's the latest pile to be tidied back onto shelves or disposed of:


Dat Weet je Niet ~ Jens Christian Grondahl (2010)
Read (partly) on the free train day during Boekenweek 2016

De zomer hou je ook niet tegen ~ Dimitri Verhulst (2015)
Boekenweekgeschenk 2015 (where's this year's gone...?)

N-W ~ Zadie Smith (2012)
They were incorporated.  An advert for themselves.  Let me show you round this advert for myself.

The Night Circus ~ Erin Morgenstern (2012)
Modern fairy tale.  Reminded me of something Crimson Petal and the White meets Angela Carter?
Very readable anyway.

Friends, Lovers, Chocolate ~ Alexander McCall Smith (2005)
An Isabel Dalhousie novel.  As readable and forgettable as the couple of Scotland Street books of his I've read.  The literary equivalent of a decent scone. 

The Woman who stole my life ~ Marian Keyes (2014)
she does that thing of having her sleeves too long, in a little-girl-lost way, which makes me itch to smack her.

smacky rage





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'Marathon Woman Returns' is about my running and is updated the most regularly. 'Uitjes Enzo' has occasional other stuff. 'Chasing Chatwin' is about my trip to Patagonia in 2009. 'Reading Matters' is about books I've read but is a bit neglected - you'd think I haven't read anything for ages which of course isn't true.

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