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About my libraryAll the books mentioned are the books on my book shelf. I didn't read them all yet, but I will. And sometimes I just borrow books from friends, which won't be mentioned here (although it's a pity that it's not possible to rate them then...)

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My 75 challenge 2013

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 20-Something LibraryThingers, 75 Books Challenge for 2009, 75 Books Challenge for 2010, 75 Books Challenge for 2012, Books off the Shelf Challenge, Books on Books, Cozy Mysteries, Crime, Thriller & Mystery, Group Read--Late Winter 2010--show all groups


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Currently readingThe Book Thief by Markus Zusak
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Happy 8th Thingaversary! I haven't seen you around this year. I hope you're well.
Thanks for your review of Grunberg's Blue Mondays. I've read only about 1/4 of it but was seriously wondering whether there would be any reward for reading more of it--it's just so terribly ordinary. After reading your review, I don't think I'll have any qualms about reading no more of it. (Still think I'll give Tirza a go, though . . . )
De laatste 6 weken van 2011 waren verschrikkelijk druk (einde semester), maar nu is het vakantie. Wel moet ik nog veel tentamens nakijken, maar er zijn geen lessen. Ook werk ik aan twee nieuwe boeken. Maar al dat thuiswerk gaat goed samen met veel lezen. Ik heb me ook niet laten verleiden tot uitvoerige statistiek: bijna alle leden van de groep puzzelen tot in detail uit hoeveel boeken van mannen, vrouwen, verschillende nationaliteiten etc ze gelezen hebben. 't Ziet er leuk uit, maar het kost je een hele avond dat uit te pluizen.

Ik zal ook dit jaar jouw draad weer volgen. Veel leesplezier!

Hello boekie,

I see it was two years ago on Nov 28th 2009 that I wrote you about the book I sent you.

If you read eBooks I have produced a Kindle eBook of The Confession of Sandy Harris on

You can see it here:

Je hebt geen thread on Club Read 2011? Misschien op 75-Challenge. Dus laat ik maar even hier weten dat ik je reactie leuk vond. Ik ben gestopt met Bookmooch. Kostte te veel tijd en geld. Heb de boeken van jou nog niet gelezen, maar dat komt nog wel, een keer.
We komen er al niet meer onderuit om hem ergens voor september gelezen te hebben geloof ik. Maar het lijkt me wel een goed boek. Ben benieuwd...
Thank you for choosing to early review the book of short stories "Westsiders" by Tom Finn (b. 1931, Newfoundland).

I am mailing you a paper copy.

Once you have read the book, please social network it. Write a review in a literary journal.

Post a review on Google Books, Amazon, Smashwords and Library Thing. Here are the links for these:



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Thank you and enjoy.

Peter Geldart
Petra Books
Fifth Avenue Court, Suite 140
Ottawa Ontario Canada K1S 5P5
613-294-2205 |
Good morning,

You've won a copy of our book of short stories, Westsiders by Tom Finn. Please let me know what ebook format you would like it in. Alternatively, please confirm your mailing address for a paper copy.

Thank you


Petra Books
Fifth Avenue Court
99 5th Avenue, Suite 140
Ottawa Ontario K1S 5P5 Canada
613-294-2205 |
Hi There. I'm a member of the 75 challenge group. I'm compiling a list of birthdays and sending messages to those whose birthday I don't have as yet. Would you please send your birthday either to the birthday thread, listed below,
or to my home page:

dank je, en natuurlijk hoop ik ook weer leuke boeken op jouw leeslijst aan te treffen :-)
Hello boekie,

Glad you are enjoying the book I sent you.

Noticed you liked Vernon God Little, and I was wondering if you'd be interested in reviewing my new novel and posting your comments here as well as a few other book-related sites. Thought you might like my novel since it's also southern (and a bit dark). I could e-mail you the novel in an e-book format if you'd like (I'm currently out of physical copies). If you're interested, send me your e-mail address (mine is, and I'll send you the e-book. Here's a link to a summary (and a sample chapter) in case you'd like to read more about the book before you commit:


Thought you might be intersted in joining my new thread. Check it out.
Hi,how is your life going on
Hi, I just joined this site. I'm a relationship expert and I'm getting ready to a column on love advice & relationships. Anyway, just thought I would connect.
The Highly-Rated Book Group has begun a Group Read of The Blind Assassin. Sign up here:

and don’t forget to join in my Book Quiz.

- TT
Well, here's a teaser for you...the tea is Hawaiian. :)
Welcome to The Highly Rated Book Group!

We are so glad you could join us again for some amazing book reads!

Let me know if you do decide to come back to London - perhaps we can meet up for a drink.

Look up the following and tell me if you would like to read this for our next Group read: A Pirate of Exquisite Mind by Diana Preston.

Thank you for adding me to your interesting libraries list! =) It seems you've got quite an interesting library yourself!

Dear BW,

I am an Accountant and there is very little work in Southend-on-Sea as it is a seaside resort and it mainly caters to the leisure industry. Besides the really good money is in the City - fortunately I don't work for Lehman Bros!

I agree that two hours travel doesn't sound ideal, but I am used to it and it does give me reading time - also I don't have to go on the dreaded tube (underground). I did a short journey on the tube a few weeks ago and it was absolute hell. Stifling airless carriages and crowded. Because I get on the train at both ends I always get a seat next to the window.

Anyway, I have just over three years to go before I can retire. Then I can enjoy the pleasure of reading for as long as I like on my own coach - if Mrs T. lets me, that is!

What did you see in London?


Dear BW,

It will be much nicer to have your own house (and more space for your books!).
What did you study and what sort of job have you got now?

It is good to be near your work and not have to travel. I live in Southend-on-Sea in Essex and commute to London every day - it takes me 1 Hour 30 minutes door to door. The train journey is 65 minutes so I get over two hours every weekday in which to read and/or sleep!

I think that is the one thing that Mrs T.likes "cool nature sites".
I have booked a holiday in the Lake District in October, in Grasmere where Wordsworth lived and is buried. So we should enjoy some lovely walks in a beautiful setting.

Hello boekenwijs,

Mrs Tortoise has been to Holland and always speaks very highly of it.
It is a place I have always thought it would be nice to visit - maybe one day!
I am sure Mrs T. would love a return visit.
Hope your move goes well and is not too stressful - what has occasioned the move?

Hello boekenwijs,

Apologies for the gender mixup. The same thing happened to me. I am a male Tortoise and was mistaken for female. Because we are anonymous it is easy to make wrong assumptions, isn't it?

Thank you for adding me to your interesting libraries list.

Do you actually live in Delft?

Hello boekenwijs,

I have just finished Girl with a Pearl Earing -check out my review.
Thanks for motivating me to read this - it was an enjoyable read, if not a great read. Took me three evenings. Now I need to get back to The Poisonwood Bible and catch up!

Wat een pak klassiekers in je bib! Heb ik zelf niet zoveel. Toch leuk dat je mijn bib interessant vindt. ;-)

Tips voor goeie historische romans:
- Staf Schoeters, De Schaduw van de Adelaar / De Wandelgangen van de Macht / De wegen naar ontvoogding : over de oorlog van Napoleon en het Congres van Wenen (1815). Erg leuk geschreven, gaat vaak over Antwerpen maar zwermt uit over heel Europa.
- Paul Janssen, Het Tolhuis: over het opkomende Christendom en de manier waarop de laat-klassieke filosofie daarmee omgaat. Niet erg spannend, wel erg leuk.
- boeken van Vallerio Massimo Manfredi, onder andere een trilogie over Alexander de Grote en een boek 'Het laatste legioen' over (alweer) de val van het Romeinse Rijk

En een goeie historische non-fictie:
- Jona Lendering, Alexander de Grote: heel vlot geschreven, gebruikt ooggetuigenverslagen ook uit het Perzische kamp enzo
Wel, 22 boeken gedeeld op 395 is toch niet niks zou ik zeggen :-) Welkom bij m'n 'interesting libraries'!
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