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Member: zjakkelien

CollectionsYour library (849), Your comics collection (210), Wishlist (18), To read (46), Uitgeleend (4), Geleend (4), Read but unowned (23), All collections (1,104)

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Tagsfantasy (397), non-fiction (101), Fantasy-Comics (95), SF (67), prophecies (48), children's book (40), school (31), girls (31), dragons (30), wolves (29) — see all tags

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About meI'm Dutch, I'm a physicist, and, being inspired by what I've seen on someone else's profile, these are the countries I've ever been to:


visited 22 states (9.77%)
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About my libraryI think one look suffices to make this clear: I read almost only fantasy and science fiction. Mostly fantasy; in my experience, SF can sometimes ignore characters and even storyline in favor of The Idea. Needless to say, I'm not a fan of that: to me characters are the most important aspect of a book, followed by world building and story.

Although it is not a prerequisite, I like it when my books display an egalitarian society (as in no discrimination, particular between men and women, but also between everything else), I like good female characters (as in competent, yet human, well fleshed-out, and not trumped by the first male to come along, just because he happens to be male, and she isn't. If she requires any saving, only if she returns the favor, and not if it is because of stupidity of any kind. I don't like a 'strong female character' if all that gets her is being humiliated for being female and having to be secretly weak (oh, sorry, I think the word is vulnerable, that quality that only strong women ever need display)), I like books that pass the Bechdel test (books that have a) more than one female character, b) that talk to each other c) about something other than men), I like minority characters (for want of a better word; in this I include non-white and non-heteronormative characters (and societies)) and I like non-traditional magic systems and societies.

GroupsFantasyFans, FF-Leesclub Forum, Hobnob with Authors, Name that Book, One LibraryThing, One Book, Science Fiction Fans, The Green Dragon

Favorite authorsOctavia E. Butler, Jacqueline Carey, Diana Gabaldon, Tanya Huff, Guy Gavriel Kay, Stephen King, Mercedes Lackey, Stephenie Meyer, Brandon Sanderson, Michelle Sagara West, John Wyndham (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresBoekhandel Paagman, Stanley & Livingstone Travel bookstore, The American Book Center

Favorite listsFuture Green Dragon Group Read Books

Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway

LocationThe Hague, the Netherlands

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Member sinceOct 15, 2010

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I just wanted to let you know how much I've enjoyed the books you chose for me! I snifflecried through The Fault In Our Stars, I really REALLY liked Kushiel's Dart and now need to read the rest in the series, and absolutely loved Mr. Penumbra. Thank you so, SO much, these were wonderful choices and introduced me to some new authors!!
Indeed we were Santas and Santees! Too cool! I am totally excited to read these books (but in what order?!) and will definitely let you know how I like them, I really hope you do the same. Thank you again, this was so much fun, and I'll just keep mooching off your library to figure out what to read next once these are done. ;)
Thank you SO much for the books, secret santa! Amazing picks, I am so excited to read these!
Thank you so much!
Try this:

http://www.bookdepository.com/Monster-Calls-Patrick-Ness/9780763655594

The search is being narrowed to this edition. Used or New ? Availablity: ?


Can Try: Online

http://www.abebooks.com

Search :A Monster Calls

Paperback, Walker Brothers, Look for Item (58) Illustrator: Jim Kay

First Edition, Illustrations missing. Very Expensive.

You have to browse the edition you want. New,used,paperback,hardback,non-illustrated.Hope you can find what you are looking for.
Try

http://www.bookfinder.com

Browse this site, there are many editions available, soft,hardback.

Details: 1st Edition,Hardback,2011,Walker Brothers 214pp,illustrator:Jim Kay

ISBN 978-1-4063-1152-5
Gefeliciteerd met je 3-jaar-op-Librarything ;)
Hej,

Bedankt voor de uitnodiging, maar ik ben al lid van een semi-regelmatige leesclub (non-fictie), en ik lees al behoorlijk veel voor de projecten op het werk, dus extra leesverplichtingen (hoe vrijblijvend ook) wil ik er op het ogenblik liever niet meer bij nemen.

Een jaar of drie terug heb ik wel deel uitgemaakt van een leesclub en daar veel plezier aan beleefd; ik heb me dan ook voorgenomen om dat in de toekomst weer te doen.

Maar toch bedankt! Ik heb de site gebookmarked! Groeten,
P.
Hi there, I saw your comment asking what I thought of my Santathing books. I did it twice this year so I'm afraid I'll need you to remind me what the other book(s) were apart from Julie and the Wolves. I saved the parcels until Christmas day to open and gots lots of other books as well so I haven't read all of them yet. I read some of Julie and the Wolves and I'm afraid I didn't like it :( I really wanted to like it as I see that it won awards and is popular on this site. I think I will probably give it to a shop in the city I live in which sells secondhand books to raise money for charity. Hopefully then somebody else will be able to enjoy it and the charity will get some money from it.
Hallo Zjakkelien. Grappig hé, hoe je elkaar zo terug kunt vinden op allerlei aan boeken gerelateerde sites. Ik ga eens even neuzen in jouw bieb.

groetjes, Connie
I'll send a Smashwords coupon which allows you download it in the format of your choice including epub. That way you can always download it again later if you want to use a different ereader.

I apologize for some delay in getting it to you. Between a hospital stay and internet connection issues, I've been slower than usual, but will have them all out in the next couple of days

Thanks so much for reading it!
No I haven't read "The Host" Ill have to check it out, I use bookmooch.com. It's a free trading site to trade your old books for new books or anything your interested in reading. Very easy to use, I'll have to try to get The Host!

I also recently picked up Interview with the vampire, Anne Rice, Never read the serious but it looks good. So i'm also going to be giving that a try

Thanks for the recommendation
I saw you in a group I am also apart of thought you may be interested!
Hi,

I'm happy to hear that Black Swan lived up to your hopes for it. I just picked up her Gwenhwyfar novel (Guinevere from the King Arthur story), and it is very different again, and very absorbing.

I admit, my first few pages of both Inkspell & Inkheart (also by Cornelia Funke) were slow going, and I wondered if it weren't pitched to a much younger audience than I had originally thought, but it got better once the story picked up speed. It's almost as if she is very conscious of writing for children at first - and a little uncomfortable with it - and then gets so caught up in telling the story that she relaxes.

Hmm, I might just see if I can get my hands on The Swarm, now. Have a good weekend!

Hi Jacquline,

I'm glad you got all three! I got some good selections too, and have some time off now to read them, which is nice. Mercedes Lackey is a favourite author of mine, and I find that even with the many many books she's written, each one is a fresh take on something or other. I'm enjoying poking around in your library too - at least the English-language titles ;-)

One of my friends has family in the Netherlands, and it seems every other person I've run into recently has either just returned from a visit there or is planning to go in the near future. Isn't it funny how coincidences go?

Happy reading, and please tell me what you think of the Cornelia Funke book, as I have yet to read that one!

Laura
Jacqueline,
Het gedicht heet "De Moeder".
De bundel van Scheltema is nog ruimschoots tweedehands verkrijgbaar, zie Boekwinkeltjes.
Als het je alleen om een kopie van het gedicht gaat wil ik je die wel sturen.

Vriendelijke groeten
Piet Wester
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