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CollectionsYour library (863), LTT (424), Currently reading (3), 2014 (32), 2013 (53), 2012 (99), 2011 (133), 2010 (107), 1001 (409), Favorites (67), To read (260), Wishlist (309), Billybib (337), Detectives & Thrillers (210), Ebib (287), Film (16), Geschiedenis (82), Historische romans (94), HLNF (18), Jeugdliteratuur (54), Nederlandstalige literatuur (92), Reading globally (16), Reading through Europe (24), Reading through Time (17), Tuinen (46), Unfinished (2), To be continued (2), All collections (1,481)

Reviews334 reviews

Tagsfictie (631), 1001c (411), 1001 (410), ebib (286), Britse literatuur (205), non-fictie (205), geschiedenis (101), historische roman (97), Amerikaanse literatuur (87), detective (67) — see all tags

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Recommendations44 recommendations

About meI'm interested in all kinds of books, but I focus on world literature, classics and prize-winning novels. In between, I like to read detectives, mysteries, historical fiction and non-fiction.

My rating-system
Obviously, my ratings are very personal and subjective. They tell more about me and my tastes than about the book itself. And I notice it sometimes depends on the time and/or place if I rate a book higher or lower. So, in a way, my ratings are snapshots of my opinions at the time.

***** = excellent, fantastic, brilliant, unforgettable, a personal favourite
**** = enjoyed it very much
*** = rather liked it but not much more
** = did not like it but I finished it because I was hoping my perseverance would be rewarded in the end (which it didn't)
* = did not bother to finish

If I add half a star, it means it is better than the lower rating and has glimpses of the higher rating but nog quite.

About my librarySome books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 75 Books Challenge for 2013, 75 Books Challenge for 2014, Clio's lab, Gardens & Books, Nederlandstalige lezers, Old Mystery & Detective Club, Reading Globally, Reading Through Time, The Europe Endless Challenge

Favorite authorsAgatha Christie, Philippe Claudel, Robert Goddard, John Irving, Charles Lewinsky, Edward Rutherfurd, Sandro Veronesi, Evelyn Waugh, Marguerite Yourcenar (Shared favorites)

Favorite lists1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, Garden-essays and books on gardening, Garden-fiction, Literary historical non-fiction

Real nameMonica

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceFeb 24, 2010

Currently readingAnne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
De gebroeders Karamazow by Fjodor M. Dostojevski
Mr Standfast by John Buchan

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