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About meIn 2013 I started my own bookshop: www.boekhandeloverhetwater.nl
[laatste nummer 2015: 15039, A-nummer 2016: A16001]
I tried keeping up with librarything, but I can't. Too much reading, too little free time. However, it would be nice to keep track of my reading. So, my goal from now on is to note down as many books as I remember.
Underneath something about my challenge last year, as a context for my challenge for 2014.
This year my challenge is to read diverse, and many dutch books. I want to read 100 books in 14 categories:
1.Dutch books (14 titles, 25 gelezen)
2. English book in English (14 titles, 10 gelezen)
3. Thrillers (14 titles, 26 gelezen)
4. translated novels (28 Gelezen)
6. young adult (1 read)
7 children's books (10 read)
8. travel literature (10 read)
9. essays (3 read)
10. classics (2 read)
11. history (9 Read)
12. fantasy (2 read)
13. philosophy (1 read)
14. rereads (8 gelezen)
Want to see how I'm going? follow tag 100/14
Inspired by this article (http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2012/12/new_year_s_resolutions_rea...) I decided to read 130 books in 2013.
I set myself 10 "rules":
1. Only 13 rereads (8)
2. Only 13 picture books (8)
3. At least 13 non fiction books (15!)
4. At least 13 original Dutch works of fiction (not children's books) (12 -> not reached my goal)
5. At least 13 books published in 2013 (25!) fulfilled!
6. At least 13 books outside of the Western world (10-> not reached the goal)
7. 13 thrillers (13!)
8. 13 easy reads (10)
9. At least 13 books of writers unknown to me (39) fulfilled!
10. At least 13 books of writers I really like (20) fulfilled!
I read 77 books in 2013, not quite 130! A disappointment. However, I did something else this past year: I opened a bookshop! From finding the space via crowdfunding to opening and running my first Christmas period: it all happened in 2013.
By the way: I left a lot of books unfinished.
About my libraryThe books I read. I do not necessarily own them.
GroupsGo Review That Book!, Nederlandstalige lezers, ReadaThing, The City and the Book
Favorite authorsPaul Auster, Samuel Beckett, Saul Bellow, Joseph Brodsky, Truman Capote, Anton Chekhov, Jonathan Franzen, Siri Hustvedt, Mary McCarthy, Haruki Murakami, Véronique Olmi, J. D. Salinger, Zadie Smith, Sandro Veronesi, J.J. Voskuil, Frank Westerman (Shared favorites)
Favorite bookstoresAthenaeum Boekhandel, Boekhandel Roelants (voorheen De Oude Mol) Nijmegen, De Nieuwe Boekhandel, Paludan Bog og Café, The Book Exchange
Favorite librariesOpenbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
LocationAmsterdam, The Netherlands
Account typepublic, lifetime
Member sinceAug 10, 2007
Currently readingVadertje Langbeen by Jean Webster
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
De wereld van gisteren herinneringen van een Europeaan by Stefan Zweig
Het tumult van de tijd by Julian Barnes
De man zonder eigenschappen by Robert Musil
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