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Member: morninggray

CollectionsYour library (762), Borrowed: Parents (3), Borrowed: Ellen (2), Ebook [Netgalley] (5), Ebook [owned] (1), To read (483), Read but unowned (12), Wishlist (1), Favorites (30), All collections (777)

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TagsTaal: Engels (699), General Fiction (436), Auteur: UK (379), Auteur: US (210), Children/YA (158), Classic (142), Non-Fiction (92), Taal: Nederlands (72), Virago Modern Classics (47), Fantasy (38) — see all tags

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About meI'm Iris, 26 and I'm from the Netherlands.

About my libraryNot all books owned are catalogued. I always start but never quite manage to list them all before I reorganise the shelves again - one day, maybe..

Groups1001 Books to read before you die, 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up, 18th-19th Century Britain, 20-Something LibraryThingers, Bloggers, BookMooching, I Love Jane Austen, Nederlandstalige lezers, New York Review Books, Persephone Readersshow all groups

Favorite authorsKader Abdolah, Abdelkader Benali, E. M. Delafield, Astrid Lindgren, Patrick Ness, Dorothy Whipple (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAthena's Boekhandel van der Velde, De Groningse Kinderboekwinkel, Uppsala English Bookshop, Waterstone's Amsterdam

Favorite librariesLibrary of the University of Groningen, Openbare Bibliotheek Groningen - Centrale bibliotheek


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Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

Real nameIris


Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/morninggray (profile)
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Member sinceOct 18, 2007

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Of course I don't mind - it was perusing libraries and 'meeting' members with similar libraries that led me to some wonderful blogs and started me on the path to mine.

Hello again!
Thanks for the interesting library add. I am a silent follower of your blog and hadn't realised you were on LT too!
Hello here too !
Hi Iris,
Thanks for adding me to your interesting library list. You have a great collection of books! I notice that you have read Vampire Darcy's Hunger: A Pride and Prejudice Adaptation. I liked your review on this so have added to my wish list - thanks :D
Hi, we've just tweeted! (Tallyyho) I've added you to my interesting libraries. I do love Librarything and yesterday I entered my xmas books - massive art books I have no room for. :)
I just realised I'm following your blog! I love it when Blogger and LibraryThing collide... :-)
:) I liked it, just a bit too creepy! My review is scheduled for next Friday!
hmm ja ik denk dat ik eerst maar eens wat boeken toevoeg, volegns mij snap ik nu hoe ik dat ongeveer moet doen.
ik snap hier nog niet zoveel van eigenlijk.. vinbd het maar lastig :P
Thanks! No problem.
Ha Iris,

Las net je blog. Het zit je kennelijk hoog, die ontbrekende bladzijden. Heb het dus gelijk even in mijn eigen exemplaar nagekeken. Alle bladzijden die erin horen te zitten lijken er ook inderdaad in te zitten (1ste dr. uit 2001).
Als je wilt mag je het lenen.

Hoi Morninggray,

Heb het boek al enige jaren geleden gelezen. Herinner me geen ontbrekende bladzijden. Heb het eens uitgeleend en later een nieuw exemplaar gekocht. Zal eens kijken of daar alle bladzijden ook goed in zitten. Zal het je nog laten weten.

Dear morninggray,

Thanks for getting back to me. I passed your message on to one of the LibraryThing people. Flesh and Grass is available for the Amazon Kindle

and for all other readers (nook, Sony, BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad) on Smashwords

The paperback should be out in a few weeks.
No worries. Thanks for adding me to your "Interesting Libraries" list. :)
I'll make sure I read it soon then! It actually came in a bunch of books donated to the shop. The gentleman in question used to be my mum's GP when she was a little girl, and turned his hand to psychiatry after he retired. Now he's 91 and as sharp as a button, and he's taken a bit of a shine to me. A lot of the books he's sent across are just fascinating, and he's actively encouraged me to take what I like to read before they end up on the shop shelves... Bless him, who couldn't love him for basically throwing books at me?! I'll hitch it quietly up Mount TBR so stay tuned... x
I got your Secret Santa books in the mail the other day; thank you so much! I've been meaning to pick up 1776 for forever--excellent choice--and I started the John Irving work yesterday and I'm quite enjoying it. Merry Christmas and thanks again! Hope the books you get (from whomever) are just as well-selected.

Hi Iris,

Nope I'm not from the Netherlands. But you are right I have no idea who she is (until I read her book). I got the book because i'm taking a 21st C literature course and Infidel is on the prescribed reading list along with Kafka on the Shore, Up loud and Incredibly Close, Unaccustomed Earth and Ignorance. Thanks for leaving me a message!

LibraryThing contacted me and indicated you were one of the winners of the Member Giveaway (for my blog novel, EyeLeash). Please send me your e-mail address (mine is, and I'll send you a copy of the e-book.

Thanks for entering the giveaway!

Jess C Scott


Main Site:
EyeLeash on LT:
Thanks Iris! If you ever make it to England you could do much worse than the gorgeous Peak District... every day I get to drive (well, be driven) to work through a beautiful green valley full of trees and fields and farmhouses, then walk from the car along the sparkling river teeming with ducks and huge fish, to my little shop by the old stone bridge. At lunchtime there are farm shops and tea rooms everywhere, and in the afternoon Mum takes over the shop floor and I can just relax, surrounded by books, in our little office. How's that sound? :-D
P.S. Glad to see you liked 'Wuthering Heights' - I've read it twice now and loved it - have you seen the film with Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche? She's a bit of an irritating Cathy (but then, the character was a bit that way anyway!) but the film is beautifully done and always makes me cry!
Oooh - I can see we are both Jane Austen fans! I am flatted you added me to your interesting libraries list. Good luck with your reading and adding books as you get them read.

Congratulations, you've won a pdf (ebook) copy of my book Storyteller. Please leave a private comment on my profile containing your preferred email address and I'll send you the pdf. If you post your review of the book on LibraryThing and, I'll be happy to send you a pdf of the second book in the series, Flight of the Hawk, as well. Thanks for participating in the Early Reviewers / Member Giveaway program!

Hi Iris!
I'm glad the book finally got there.
Thanks for letting me know.
Hi Iris!

It's always nice to meet people on LT, especially people my own age. Thanks for the good wishes for the shop - it's kind of taken over our lives now. We seem to have gone from 'just thinking about it' to 'drowning in a sea of books, painting all day and about to get the shelves installed' so very quickly, it's all a bit of a blur! Sometimes it takes nice comments on LibraryThing to remind me to look at the big picture at the end of another day hanging over a tin of gloss paint or dangling off a ladder with a paintbrush... Stop by again soon - I have a thread on the 50-Book challenge too:

My husband's family is from a town called Elburg. I looked up Hengelo and Hengevelde on the map too. Eventually my husband wants to go to the Netherlands to visit.

I just looked Groningen up on the map. It's nice to know where people are. I'm in the central part of North Carolina, USA - Pittsboro - south of a larger town called Chapel Hill where my husband grew up.

Hello Iris! Thanks for making contact. We have 41 books in common, lot of them my favorites. I'm in the 888 challenge too.

My husband's family is originally from the Netherlands. He's asleep right now and I can't remember the name of the town, but they emigrated to the US in the 1860s. There are still Hengevelds in the Netherlands that he's been in touch with.

See you around!
Where in the Netherlands are you? I have a few friends in Drouen and AHHH I can't remember the name of the town but it's on the train between Drouen and Amsterdam and has a big cathedral!! The frustration of growing old.
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