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Anita (FAMeulstee) reads on in 2018 (7)

This is a continuation of the topic Anita (FAMeulstee) reads on in 2018 (6).

This topic was continued by Anita (FAMeulstee) reads on in 2018 (8).

75 Books Challenge for 2018

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1FAMeulstee
Jul 5, 2:20pm Top

Welcome to thread seven!

Two works from artists from the COBRA movement. The Stedelijk Museum of Schiedam has a large COBRA collection. Left a painting by Karel Appel (Oerbeest, 1951) right a painting by Lucebert, who was also a poet (no title, 1951).
 

2FAMeulstee
Edited: Aug 23, 4:13am Top

total books read in 2018: 263
175 own / 76 library / 12 other

total pages read in 2018: 57,907

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books read in July 2018 (30 books, 7,891 pages, 21 own / 9 library)
book 263: Harry Potter en de vuurbeker (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) by J.K. Rowling, 547 pages, TIOLI #10, (msg 183)
book 262: Geschiedenis van de Lage Landen deel 4 by Jaap ter Haar, 448 pages, TIOLI #11, (msg 182)
book 261: *Rattenvanger by Karlijn Stoffels, 137 pages, TIOLI #1, (msg 177)
book 260: *Voor altijd, altijd by Bart Moeyaert, 59 pages, TIOLI #5, (msg 176)
book 259: Kat en muis (Cat and Mouse) by Günter Grass, 175 pages, TIOLI #1, (msg 175)
book 258: Harry Potter en de gevangene van Azkaban (Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban) by J.K. Rowling, 326 pages, TIOLI #8, (msg 156)
book 257: Ilias (Iliad) by Homeros, 526 pages, TIOLI #8, (msg 155)
book 256: De tweede oorlog (Andi's war) by Billi Rosen, 111 pages, TIOLI #7, (msg 150)
book 255: Eigen rechter by Jan Terlouw, 245 pages, TIOLI #9, (msg 149)
book 254: Himalaya (Himalaya) by Michael Palin, 288 pages, TIOLI #11, (msg 135)
book 253: *Matthijs en z'n opa (Mattie and Grandpa) by Roberto Piumini, 85 pages, TIOLI #4, (msg 134)
book 252: In de bovenkooi by J.M.A. Biesheuvel, 236 pages, TIOLI #3, (msg 133)
book 251: Sabriël (Sabriel) by Garth Nix, 315 pages, TIOLI #17, (msg 124)
book 250: Het verkeerde meisje (The wrong girl) by David Hewson, 365 pages, TIOLI #6, (msg 123)
book 249: De heerser (The prince) by Niccolo Machiavelli, 210 pages, TIOLI #16, (msg 121)
book 248: Pompeii (Pompeii) by Robert Harris, 351 pages, TIOLI #13, (msg 102)
book 247: Nederlandse Historiën : Een keuze uit het grote verhaal van de Nederlandse Opstand by P.C. Hooft, 346 pages, TIOLI #18, (msg 100)
book 246: *Kikker en pad zijn best tevreden (Days with Frog and Toad) by Arnold Lobel, 64 pages, TIOLI #2, (msg 99)
book 245: Kikker is verliefd (Frog in love) by Max Velthuijs, 24 pages, TIOLI #1, (msg 98)
book 244: De vorst (The prince) by Niccolo Machiavelli, 206 pages, TIOLI #7, (msg 87)
book 243: Eend voor eend by Guus Kuijer, 107 pages, TIOLI #5, (msg 86)
book 242: Het oog in de deur (The eye in the door) by Pat Barker, 283 pages, TIOLI #8, (msg 84)
book 241: Indiaans verhaal : In de schaduw van twee beschavingen by Reinier Artist, 256 pages, TIOLI #9, (msg 67)
book 240: De scheepsjongens van Bontekoe by Johan Fabricius, 476 pages, TIOLI #12, (msg 66)
book 239: *Het boek van Dorrie (Dorrie's book) by Marilyn Sachs, 127 pages, TIOLI #2, (msg 55)
book 238: Arthur koning voor eens en altijd, gevolgd door het boek Merlijn (The Once and Future King, Including The Book of Merlyn) by Terence H. White, 762 pages, TIOLI #10, (msg 54)
book 237: Hollands glorie (Captain Jan: A Story of Ocean Tugboats) by Jan de Hartog, 496 pages, TIOLI #15, (msg 52)
book 236: Gezien de feiten by Griet Op de Beeck, 96 pages, TIOLI #14, (msg 41)
book 235: De geest van de Zwarte Hengst (The Black Stallion's ghost) by Walter Farley, 157 pages, TIOLI #4, (msg 39)
book 234: De waarde-ring by Marten Toonder, 67 pages, TIOLI #16, (msg 37)

3FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 18, 6:07pm Top

books read in June 2018 (40 books, 9,845 pages, 24 own / 16 library / 1 from my dad)
book 233: *Mag ik hem houden? - Steven Kellogg
book 232: Manhattan Beach - Jennifer Egan
book 231: *Oorlogskind - Rudolf Herfurtner
book 230: *Schakelfout - Henk van Kerkwijk
book 229: Levens van meisjes en vrouwen - Alice Munro
book 228: Geschiedenis van de Lage Landen deel 3 - Jaap ter Haar
book 227: En ééntje zag ze vliegen - Ken Kesey
book 226: Harry Potter en de geheime kamer - J.K. Rowling
book 225: Harry Potter en de steen der wijzen - J.K. Rowling
book 224: Severino - Eduard Klein
book 223: De hemel valt - Kit Pearson
book 222: *Verhalen van de zwarte kraai by Pauline Mol
book 221: Wierook en tranen - Ward Ruyslinck
book 220: Hindergroen - Martine Bijl
book 219: In Babylon - Marcel Möring
book 218: De Cock en tranen aan de Leie - A.C. Baantjer
book 217: Een dagje naar het strand - Heere Heeresma
book 216: De Olifantsberg - Els Pelgrom
book 215: Natuurlijk - Jan Terlouw
book 214: De vrouw in het Götakanaal - Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö
book 213: Lief leven - Alice Munro
book 212: De kaperkapitein - Karl May
book 211: Wilde zwanen - Jung Chang
book 210: Het vlot by Wim Hofman
book 209: Ik ben Eleanor Oliphant - Gail Honeyman
book 208: De zwarte hengst getergd - Walter Farley
book 207: Het lijk zonder hoofd - Michael Jecks
book 206: Aderlaten en wonderbaarlijke genezingen - Vincent Lam
book 205: *Eilandheimwee by Selma Noort
book 204: Terug naar Brideshead - Evelyn Waugh
book 203: De allerliefste jongen van de hele wereld - Ted van Lieshout
book 202: *Een gedeelde hamaca - Selma Noort
book 201: *Rinske en de stoomtram - Diet Huber
book 200: Eetsprookjes - Huib Stam
book 199: Koning van Katoren - Jan Terlouw
book 198: *Een toren tegen de Romeinen - Mollie Hunter
book 197: Venetiaanse gedichten - Maria de Groot
book 196: De laatste generatie - Fred Pearce
book 195: Trots en vooroordeel - Jane Austen
book 194: *Het muizenhuis : Sam & Julia - Karina Schaapman
book 193: Vrijbuiters op Solna - Hermann Molenkamp

books read in May 2018 (46 books, 9,808 pages, 30 own / 15 library / 1 from dad)
book 192: Rooie, en andere verhalen over mij en mijn klas - Willem van Toorn
book 191: *De tranen knallen uit mijn kop - Guus Kuijer
book 190: De duivel draagt het licht - Karin Fossum
book 189: Het lied van de honden - Gary Paulsen
book 188: Ongezocht ongeluk - Peter Handke
book 187: Boekenpest - Boudewijn Büch
book 186: *Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
book 185: Een tijd voor empathie - Frans de Waal
book 184: Komplot op volle zee - Henk van Kerkwijk
book 183: Heerlijke nieuwe wereld - Günter Wallraff
book 182: *Nancho van Bonaire - Diana Lebacs
book 181: *Hoe weet jij dat nou? - Dolf Verroen
book 180: Schaduwliefde - Ruta Sepetys
book 179: Rutgers reis - Willem Wilmink
book 178: De wraak van de Sith - Matthew Stover
book 177: Motu-Iti, het meeuweneiland - Roberto Piumini
book 176: *Wie had gelijk Mary Rose? - Marilyn Sachs
book 175: Pech - Friedrich Dürrenmatt
book 174: *Vechten met Veronica - Marilyn Sachs
book 173: Het ga je goed, het ga je wel - Toeckey Jones
book 172: Siddhartha : een Indiese vertelling - Hermann Hesse
book 171: De moedige R2-D2 - Ace Landers
book 170: Gaan, ging, gegaan - Jenny Erpenbeck
book 169: Toen onze Daniel dood ging - Janni Howker
book 168: Stormboy : een leven in de wildernis - Colin Thiele
book 167: Zwart water - Kerstin Ekman
book 166: Bloem water gist zout passie - Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana
book 165: De Cock en een dodelijk rendez-vous - A.C. Baantjer,
book 164: 1001 boeken die je gelezen moet hebben! - Peter Boxall
book 163: Markus en de meisjes - Klaus Hagerup
book 162: *Jinx - Margaret Wild
book 161: De jungle - Upton Sinclair
book 160: Wiplala weer - Annie M.G. Schmidt
book 159: Wiplala - Annie M.G. Schmidt
book 158: *Ver van huis - Ouida Sebestyen
book 157: Aan de schitterende rand van de wereld - Eowyn Ivey
book 156: Jannes - Toon Tellegen
book 155: *Markus en Diana - Klaus Hagerup
book 154: *Het huis in Niemandsland - Christine Nöstlinger
book 153: De gedaanteverwisseling - Franz Kafka
book 152: De zwarte stenen - Guus Kuijer
book 151: Maak dat je wegkomt - Fred Vargas
book 150: De wereld bij benadering - Jean Rouaud
book 149: *Lola, de beer - Trude de Jong
book 148: Op een ochtend was de khomre leeg - Hushang Moradi-Kermani
book 147: Sjlasjduivels op Monta - Hermann Molenkamp

* these books are to be culled

4FAMeulstee
Jul 5, 2:22pm Top

books read in April 2018 (37 books, 6,828 pages, 28 own / 9 library)
book 146: De verdenking - Friedrich Dürrenmatt
book 145: Eeuwelingen - Steffie van den Oord
book 144: Bijna iedereen kon omvallen - Toon Tellegen
book 143: Verkocht - Hans Hagen
book 142: *We gingen bramen plukken - Doris Buchanan Smith
book 141: Doodgewoon - Bette Westera
book 140: *Een huis met zeven kamers - Joke van Leeuwen
book 139: *Vogels in het zwart - Piet Meeuwissen
book 138: *Maak me niet kapot - Lynn Hall
book 137: Athabasca - Hadley Irwin
book 136: De avonturen van Alice in Wonderland & Achter de spiegel en wat Alice daar aantrof - Lewis Carroll
book 135: Liefde, enz - Julian Barnes
book 134: Een vrouw op 1000 graden - Hallgrimur Helgason
book 133: *De vergeten hacienda - Sven Wernström
book 132: Ronja de roversdochter - Astrid Lindgren
book 131: Operatie Napoleon - Arnaldur Indriðason
book 130: De omgekeerde man - Fred Vargas
book 129: *Klein verhaal over liefde - Marit Törnqvist
book 128: Het is fijn om er te zijn - Guus Kuijer
book 127: Over tirannie - Timothy Snyder
book 126: Helden op sokken - Anne Makkink
book 125: Wild vlees - Marita de Sterck
book 124: Wie niet weg is wordt gezien - Ida Vos
book 123: *Vluchten kan niet meer - Nigel Hinton
book 122: Het wonderlijke archief van Mevrouw Fitzalan - E.L. Koningsburg, 111 pages, TIOLI #6,
book 121: De aard van het beest - Janni Howker
book 120: Sprong in de leegte - Lydia Rood
book 119: Trioloog - Julian Barnes
book 118: De genezing van de krekel - Toon Tellegen
book 117: Mevrouw Vis, aap en de vuilniskoningin - Norma Fox Mazer
book 116: *Voor niks gaat de zon op - Els Pelgrom
book 115: De paardentemmer - Walter Farley
book 114: Niemandsland - Pat Barker
book 113: Acqua alta - Donna Leon
book 112: Een osbork in de ruimte - Gerben Hellinga jr
book 111: Coriolis, de stormplaneet - Gerben Hellinga jr
book 110: De dood draagt rode schoenen - Donna Leon

books read in March 2018 (47 books, 8,414 pages, 36 own / 11 library)
book 109: Het huilen van Urgje - Marten Toonder
book 108: De W.A.-man ; De pook ; Roest - Theun de Vries
book 107: De gevleugelde kat - Isabel Hoving
book 106: *De kat en de adelaar - Hans Hagen
book 105: De koperen tuin - Simon Vestdijk
book 104: Geschiedenis van de Lage Landen deel 2 - Jaap ter Haar
book 103: Vrienden van de maan - Mensje van Keulen
book 102: *Wat is dat? een voelboek - Virginia Allen Jensen
book 101: Dood in den vreemde - Donna Leon
book 100: De kwade inblazingen - Marten Toonder
book 99: Verhalen voor een Afrikaanse koning - Humphrey Harman
book 98: Verder alles goed - Nico Dijkshoorn
book 97: Stralend kruid - Roberto Piumini
book 96: Wachten op Doggo - Mark B. Mills
book 95: Het Gilgamesj-epos
book 94: De molen en de Boeseknor - Alet Schouten
book 93: *Uk en Bur - Wim Hofman
book 92: Vaderland - Robert Harris
book 91: *Vos en haas - Sylvia Vanden Heede
book 90: Metamorphosen - Ovidius
book 89: De Cock en de geur van rottend hout - A.C. Baantjer
book 88: Iolo komt niet spelen - Alet Schouten
book 87: Het betoverde land achter de kleerkast - C.S. Lewis
book 86: De prinses van Clèves - Madame de Lafayette
book 85: De zomer van 1927 - Bill Bryson
book 84: *Elfenmiddag - Janet Taylor Lisle
book 83: *Toen Faas niet thuiskwam - Martha Heesen
book 82: *De kat in de gordijnen - Dolf Verroen
book 81: Roofvogels & uilen in Europa - Jaap Schelvis
book 80: De storm - Gaye Hiçyilmaz
book 79: Waarom kwamen de walvissen? - Michael Morpurgo
book 78: De encyclopedie van de grote woorden - Mark Boog
book 77: *Lieve Tracey... Lieve Mandy... - John Marsden
book 76: Van Hector die een kater was - Alet Schouten
book 75: Twtti Rhys Hec : een meisje van zestien - Hadley Irwin
book 74: Het schnitzelparadijs - Khalid Boudou
book 73: Donderslag - Libby Hathorn
book 72: *Zoals de wind om het huis - Johanna Kruit
book 71: Alptraum : Stanley's laatste gems - Koos van Zomeren
book 70: *Birk - Jaap Robben
book 69: Piraten aan de Stille Oceaan - Karl May
book 68: Heksen en zo... - Annie M.G. Schmidt
book 67: Your future! hét trendwatchers handboek - Lieke Lamb & Richard Lamb
book 66: *Wat dacht je van mij? - Corrie Hafkamp
book 65: *De vloek van Cornelia - Martha Heesen
book 64: Noodweer - Suzanne Fisher Staples
book 63: *Luna van de boom - Bart Moeyaert

* these books are to be culled

5FAMeulstee
Jul 5, 2:22pm Top

books read in February 2018 (30 books, 6,987 pages, 21 own / 9 library )
book 62: Josja Pruis - Harm de Jonge
book 61: Laat me nooit alleen - Kazuo Ishiguro
book 60: De wreker van Floris V - Renée Vink
book 59: Godje - Daan Remmerts de Vries
book 58: La Bruja, de merrie - Helen Griffiths
book 57: *Zwart op wit - Akky van der Veer
book 56: *Het huis tussen de bomen - Irene Hunt
book 55: Geschiedenis van de Lage Landen deel 1 - Jaap ter Haar
book 54: Britt-Marie was hier - Fredrik Backman
book 53: Sneeuw - Orhan Pamuk
book 52: Het boek van alle dingen - Guus Kuijer
book 51: *Jonathan, wat zag je in die zomernacht? - K.M. Peyton
book 50: Edda translated - Marcel Otten
book 49: Morgen is de toekomst - An Rutgers van der Loeff
book 48: Zwart als inkt - Wim Hofman
book 47: De adjudant van de vrachtwagen - S.R. van Itterson
book 46: Een midzomernachtdroom - William Shakespeare
book 45: Anansi de spin weeft zich een web om de wereld - Noni Lichtveld
book 44: De verdwenen menora - Jan & Sanne Terlouw
book 43: De havik - T.H. White
book 42: Schorshuiden - Annie Proulx
book 41: Maliff en de wolf - Hans Hagen
book 40: *Meneer Ratti - Mensje van Keulen
book 39: Pablo - Helen Griffiths
book 38: *Tommie Station - Mensje van Keulen
book 37: Aardzee 2 - Ursula Le Guin
book 36: *Mijn hersens draaien rondjes - Rita Verschuur
book 35: *Het is nacht, we gaan op jacht - Hans Hagen
book 34: *Muizensoep - Arnold Lobel
book 33: Zwaarden, paarden en ziektekiemen - Jared Diamond

books read in January 2018 (32 books, 8,134 pages, 15 own / 7 library / 10 BolKobo+)
book 32: *Stijfkop, de vechthond - Helen Griffiths
book 31: De hobbit - J.R.R. Tolkien
book 30: Het reality-essay - Dirk Vis
book 29: *Het is maar een straathond - Helen Griffiths
book 28: De man van de blauwe cirkels - Fred Vargas
book 27: Zes maanden in de Siberische wouden - Sylvain Tesson
book 26: Francisco, olé ! - Helen Griffiths
book 25: De laatste zomer - Helen Griffiths
book 24: Een studie in rood - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
book 23: Naar Moskou! Naar Moskou! - Willem Oosterbeek
book 22: Lof der zotheid - Desiderius Erasmus
book 21: Wolvensaga - Käthe Recheis
book 20: Doldwazen en druiloren - Ulf Stark
book 19: *Het heksenkind - Helen Griffiths
book 18: Woutertje Pieterse - Multatuli
book 17: *Majesteit, Uw ontbijt - Sjoerd Kuyper
book 16: De rode hengst op de renbaan - Walter Farley
book 15: *Sacha, de russische blauwe kat - Helen Griffiths
book 14: *Kaas en de evolutietheorie - Bas Haring
book 13: Waarom ik lees - Tim Parks
book 12: De vergeten geschiedenis van mijn grootvader Sulayman Hadj Ali - Meltem Halaceli
book 11: De reizen van Gulliver - Jonathan Swift
book 10: Een handvol sneeuw - Jenny Erpenbeck
book 9: A van alibi - Sue Grafton
book 8: De oorlog heeft geen vrouwengezicht - Svetlana Alexievich
book 7: Het vierkant van de wraak - Pieter Aspe
book 6: De abdij van Northanger - Jane Austen
book 5: Twilight - Stephenie Meyer
book 4: Reizen zonder John - Geert Mak
book 3: *De hond van Rafa - Helen Griffiths
book 2: Onafhankelijke mensen - Haldór Laxness
book 1: *Het gouden oog - Hans Hagen

* these books are (to be) culled

6FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 29, 6:36am Top

Reading plans:

TIOLI July 2018 - 29 books read, sweep done.

7FAMeulstee
Jul 5, 2:23pm Top

Reading plans in 2018

I have a large collection of mostly awarded childrens & YA books. At the moment I am reading the books I haven't read since joining LT, mostly alphabeticly, to decide which to keep. The ones not to keep are donated to a library in Rotterdam (where we lived until 2005).
I started in 2018 with 697 childrens/YA books, of those 350 are TBR.

End of June update:
- Childrens/YA books TBR: 350 - 126 read in 2018 = 224 + 2 books acquired = 226 TBR
- Childrens/YA books on the shelves: 697 + 2 books acquired = 699 - 2 culled = 697 - 75 ready to go = 622

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I keep trying to read more of my own books, of the 452 books I have read in 2017 238 (53%) were my own.
This year I try again to read at least 50% books of my own.

I join the TIOLI (Take It Or Leave It) challenges each month.

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January summary: January in numbers
February summary: February in numbers
March summary: March in numbers
April summmary: April in numbers
May summmary: May in numbers
June summary: June in numbers

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Previous threads in 2018
book 1 - 25 (January 2018): thread 1
book 26 - 52 (January-February 2018): thread 2
book 53 - 92 (February-March 2018): thread 3
book 93 - 136 (March-April 2018): thread 4
book 137 - 192 (April-May 2018): thread 5
book 193 - 232 (June 2018): thread 6

My readings in previous years

452 books (110,222 pages) read in 2017/1, 2017/2, 2017/3, 2017/4, 2017/5, 2017/6, 2017/7, 2017/8, 2017/9, 2017/10, 2017/11, 2017/12, 2017/13
252 books   (72,474 pages) read in 2016/1, 2016/2, 2016/3, 2016/4, 2016/5, 2016/6
  29 books   (10,079 pages) read in 2015
  17 books     (3,700 pages) read in 2014
  13 books     (3,692 pages) read in ROOT 2013
  50 books   (18,779 pages) read in 2012/1, 2012/2, 2012/3
  82 books   (29,387 pages) read in 2011/1, 2011/2
120 books   (37,668 pages) read in 2010/1, 2010/2, 2010/3, 2010/4
  78 books   (22,698 pages) read in 2009/1, 2009/2
130 books   (39,901 pages) read in 2008

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Other lists

My best of lists on the WikiThing

8FAMeulstee
Edited: Aug 1, 11:22pm Top

Series I read, mostly mysteries, a list to keep track

Bernie Gunther by Philip Kerr 4/12
1 Een Berlijnse kwestie; 2 Het handwerk van de beul; 3 Een Duits requiem; 4 De een van de ander; 5 Een stille vlam; 6 Als de doden niet herrijzen; 7 Grijs verleden; 8 Praag fataal; 9 De man zonder adem; 10 De vrouw van Zagreb; 11 De schaduw van de stilte; 12 Pruisisch blauw

Broeder Cadfael by Ellis Peters 6/20
1 Het heilige vuur; 2 Het laatste lijk; 3 Het gemene gewas; 4 De kwade knecht; 5 De eenzame bruid; 6 De kille maagd; 7 Het vege lijf; 8 De duivelse droom; 9 De gouden speld; 10 Een wisse dood; 11 Een hard gelag; 12 De ware aard; 13 Een witte roos; 14 Het stille woud; 15 De laatste eer; 16 Het rechte pad; 17 Een zijden haar; 18 Een lieve lust; 19 De heilige dief; 20 De verloren zoon

De Cock by A.C. Baantjer 48/70

Flavia de Luce by Alan Bradley 2/5
1 De smaak van venijn; 2 Het stroeve touw; 3 De kunst van het liegen; 4 De show van je leven; 5 Slotakkoord voor een moord

Guido Brunetti by Donna Leon 4/25
1 Dood van een maestro; 2 Dood in den vreemde; 3 De dood draagt rode schoenen; 4 Salto mortale; 5 Acqua alta; 6 Een stille dood; 7 Nobiltà; 8 Fatalita`; 9 Vriendendienst; 10 Onrustig tij; 11 Bedrieglijke zaken; 12 De stille elite; 13 Verborgen bewijs; 14 Vertrouwelijke zaken; 15 Duister glas; 16 Kinderspel; 17 Droommeisje; 18 Gezichtsverlies; 19 Een kwestie van vertrouwen; 20 Dodelijke conclusies; 21 Beestachtige zaken; 22 Het onbekende kind; 23 Tussen de regels; 24 Ik aanbid je; 25 Eeuwige jeugd

John Rebus by Ian Rankin 2/18
1 Kat & muis; 2 Blindeman; 3 Hand & Tand; 4 Ontmaskering; 5 Zwartboek; 6 Vuurwerk; 7 Laat maar bloeden; 8 Gerechtigheid; 9 Door het lint; 10 Dode zielen; 11 In het duister; 12 Valstrik; 13 Lazarus; 14 Een kwestie van bloed; 15 De rechtelozen; 16 Gedenk de doden; 17 Laatste ronde; 18 Cold case;

Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg by Fred Vargas 3/8
1 De man van de blauwe cirkels; 2 De omgekeerde man; 3 Maak dat je wegkomt; 4 De terugkeer van Neptunus; 5 De eeuwige jacht; 6 Vervloekt; 7 De verdwijningen; 8 IJsmoord

Konrad Sejer by Karin Fossum 4/12
1 Eva's oog; 2 Kijk niet achterom; 3 Wie de wolf vreest; 4 De duivel draagt het licht; 5 De Indiase bruid; 6 Zwarte seconden; 7 De moord op Harriet Krohn; 8 Een andere voorkeur; 9 Kwade wil; 10 De waarschuwer; 11 Carmen Zita og døden (not translated); 12 Veenbrand

Kurt Wallander by Henning Mankell 7/12
prequel De jonge Wallander; 1 Moordenaar zonder gezicht; 2 Honden van Riga; 3 De witte leeuwin; 4 De man die glimlachte; 5 Dwaalsporen; 6 De vijfde vrouw; 7 Midzomermoord; 8 De blinde muur; 9 Voor de vorst; 10 De gekwelde man; 11 Wallanders wereld

Martin Beck by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö 2/10
1 De vrouw in het Götakanaal; 2 De man die in rook opging; 3 De man op het balkon; 4 De lachende politieman; 5 De brandweerauto die verdween; 6 De man die even wilde afrekenen; 7 De verschrikkelijke man uit Säffle; 8 De gesloten kamer; 9 De politiemoordenaar; 10 De terroristen

Pieter Vos by David Hewson 2/4
1 Poppenhuis; 2 Het verkeerde meisje; 3 Het derde zusje; 4 De stenen engel

Sir Balwin by Michael Jecks 5/8
1 De laatste tempelridder; 2 De heks van Wefford; 3 De gehangene van Dartmoor; 4 Het mooie lijk; 5 Het lijk zonder hoofd; 6 Het zevende gebod; 7 De dood van de erfgenaam; 8 Moord in het klooster

9FAMeulstee
Edited: Aug 1, 4:32pm Top

Books acquired in 2018: 73

July 2018 (10)
Vrijbuiters op Solna by Hermann Molenkamp
Salto mortale by Donna Leon (e-book)
**Max Havelaar by Multatuli (Perpetua reeks)
De heerser by Niccolo Machiavelli (Perpetua reeks)
Verhaal van een leven 3 by Konstantin Paustovski (Russische bibliotheek)
Sean Scully: Land Sea by Danilo Eccher
Lampje by Annet Schaap
Jan Schoonhoven by Antoon Melissen
CoBrA : De kleur van vrijheid by Ludo van Halem
Sjlasjduivels op Monta by Hermann Molenkamp

June 2018 (13)
Mechaniek by François Bon
De Vaticaanse moorden (Nic Costa 1) by David Hewson
Het Bacchus offer (Nic Costa 2) by David Hewson
De Pantheon getuige (Nic Costa 3) by David Hewson
De engelen des doods (Nic Costa 4) by David Hewson
Het zevende sacrament (Nic Costa 5) by David Hewson (e-book)
De Romeinse lusthof (Nic Costa 6) by David Hewson (e-book)
Het masker van Dante (Nic Costa 7) by David Hewson (e-book)
Blauwe demonen (Nic Costa 8) by David Hewson (e-book)
Gevallen engel (Nic Costa 9) by David Hewson (e-book)
Barst by Boris O. Dittrich (e-book)
Sabbaths theater by Philip Roth
Het complot tegen Amerika by Philip Roth

May 2018 (16)
Lazarillo van Tormes
Het einde van de rode mens by Svetlana Alexijevitsj
Verloren illusies by Honoré de Balzac
Het martyrium by Elias Canetti (Perpetua reeks)
Het verzoek by Michèle Desbordes (Franse bibliotheek)
Gaan, ging, gegaan by Jenny Erpenbeck
Alleen in Berlijn by Hans Fallada
Faust, een tragedie by Goethe (Perpetua reeks)
De doden by James Joyce
De dag van de hond by Caroline Lamarche (Franse bibliotheek)
Een broze waarheid by John Le Carré
Verhalen Boris Pasternak (Russische bibliotheek)
Verhaal van een leven 1 by Konstantin Paustovski (Russische bibliotheek)
Verhaal van een leven 2 by Konstantin Paustovski (Russische bibliotheek)
De menselijke smet by Philip Roth
Operatie Shylock by Philip Roth

April 2018 (4)
Alte Pinakothek Munich by Martin Schawe
Pinakothek der Moderne Munich: Modern Art Collection by Bernhard Maaz
Reinhold Messner: Das Leben eines Extrembergsteigers by Michele Petrucci
The Hounds of Spring by Lucy Andrews Cummin

March 2018 (13)
Soldaat Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
Ik herhaal je by Ingrid Jonker
Schuim by Alfred Schaffer
Kooi by Alfred Schaffer
Binnenplaats by Joost Baars
Aardzee 2 (omnibus 4-6) by Ursula Le Guin
Gezien de feiten by Griet Op de Beeck (boekenweekgeschenk)
Natuurlijk by Jan Terlouw (boekenweek essay)
Het slechte pad by Robert Galbraith (e-book)
Poppenhuis by David Hewson (e-book)
Het verkeerde meisje by David Hewson (e-book)
Het derde zusje by David Hewson (e-book)
De stenen engel by David Hewson (e-book)

February 2018 (6)
Neo Rauch - Dromos - Schilderijen 1993-2017 by Ralph Keuning
*De holle heuvels by Mary Stewart
*De kristallen grot by Mary Stewart
*De laatste betovering by Mary Stewart
*Arthur, koning voor eens en altijd, gevolgd door Het boek Merlijn by T.H. White
Aardzee (omnibus 1-3) by Ursula Le Guin

January 2018 (11)
2314 by Philip Akkerman
Doodgewoon by Bette Westera
De Bosatlas van het Nederlandse voetbal
Amerikaanse pastorale by Philip Roth
Liefdesliederen by Hadewijch
Middlemarch by George Eliot
De avonturen van Alice in Wonderland & Achter de spiegel en wat Alice daar aantrof by Lewis Caroll
Het Gilgamesj-epos
**Bekentenissen van Zeno by Italo Svevo
Het rood en het zwart by Stendhal
Anton Heyboer : het goede moment by Doede Hardeman ea

* secondhand replacement for books culled in 2005
**replacement for damaged book

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Books culled in 2018: 2 (really gone) + 106 (ready to go) = 108

10FAMeulstee
Jul 5, 2:24pm Top

That is it, thread is open!

11humouress
Jul 5, 2:27pm Top

Happy new thread Anita!

Commiserations on the book ambushes.

12figsfromthistle
Jul 5, 2:52pm Top

Haappy new thread! Love the topper :)

13FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 5, 5:37pm Top

>11 humouress: Thank you, Nina!
I just added them to the books aquired list >9 FAMeulstee:. One much praised and awarded childrens book, it was alread at my wishlist. And we bought two art books at the museum. Many others tried to come into our suitcase, but we succesfully stopped them ;-)

ETA one more book, a gift from the writer of this book, who gave it to my father to give it to me.

14foggidawn
Jul 5, 2:59pm Top

Happy new thread! I enjoyed your windmill pictures at the end of the last thread.

15jessibud2
Jul 5, 3:04pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita

16charl08
Jul 5, 3:42pm Top

>13 FAMeulstee: Very restrained! Happy new thread.

17jnwelch
Jul 5, 5:18pm Top

Happy New Thread, Anita. That's intriguing art up top.

18EllaTim
Jul 5, 5:34pm Top

Happy new thread Anita.

Love the toppers, the Karel Appel. I take it you had a nice visit to the museum?

19FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 5, 5:54pm Top

>12 figsfromthistle: Thank you, Anita.

>14 foggidawn: Thanks, Foggi, those city windmills are very high, as they had to catch the wind above the buildings around them.

>15 jessibud2: Thank you, Shelley!

>16 charl08: Oops, Charlotte, I just realised one more had sneaked in. I visited my parents on the way, and my father had a book for me. I read the book earlier this year and the writer has not many readers yet, so he gave the book through my father to me.

>17 jnwelch: Thank you, Joe, COBRA stands for Copenhagen, Brussels and Amsterdam, it was a modern art movement in the 1950s. I think Karel Appel was the best known of them.

>18 EllaTim: Thank you, Ella, a very good and statisfying visit to the museum. If you happen to find yourself on Facebook, you can see more pictures there.

20streamsong
Jul 5, 5:55pm Top

Happy New Thread, Anita! I also loved the photos on the last thread. Thanks for sharing about the high city windmills to catch the air. It makes perfect sense, but I wouldn't have thought of it.

Ah, that library! And how nice that the owners are happy to have its image shared.

21msf59
Jul 5, 7:53pm Top

Happy New Thread, Anita. I like the topper artwork.

22countrylife
Jul 5, 8:23pm Top

Gracious, Anita - you're hard to keep up with! I was still on your last thread where you listed Manhattan Beach. Sounds like you thought of it much like I did; same rating, too.

What I DID love were your pictures from your trip to Schiedam!

23bkinetic
Jul 5, 8:44pm Top

Count me in as a fan of the COBRA Movement Anita. The are attractive and interesting images.

24thornton37814
Jul 5, 8:51pm Top

Happy new thread!

25ronincats
Jul 5, 9:37pm Top

Happy New Thread, Anita. Glad you enjoyed your little get-away and thank you for sharing the pictures.

26SirThomas
Jul 6, 3:37am Top

Happy new thread Anita!
And (a little belated) congratulations on achieving the 75 books goal for the third time this year.
Keep on reading!

27humouress
Jul 6, 3:51am Top

>13 FAMeulstee: >19 FAMeulstee: Aha! A sneak attack!

>26 SirThomas: Gosh, has she? I can’t see from where I am (not even halfway to my first 75). Triple congratulations in that case Anita!

28Sakerfalcon
Jul 6, 5:57am Top

Happy new thread! Karen and I loved the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam where we saw some works by the COBRA group. I hope all is well with you and Frank.

29Carmenere
Jul 6, 8:04am Top

Happiest of new threads, Anita!

30harrygbutler
Jul 6, 8:14am Top

Happy new thread, Anita!

31kidzdoc
Jul 6, 12:25pm Top

Hi, Anita! I enjoyed the images of the COBRA works from the Stedelijk Museum on your Facebook timeline. Your mention of that museum reminded me of the lovely day that I met you and Frank for the first time there, and saw Tad and Julie again. I hope to return to Amsterdam for a short visit in September, since I wasn't able to go there in June. I'll be in touch Once my group's work schedule for the month has been posted, hopefully within the next two weeks.

32FAMeulstee
Jul 6, 3:22pm Top

>20 streamsong: Thank you, Janet, the high windmills in Schiedam were build in the 18th century and were later pushed out of the market by steam machines. Fun fact: the largest distillery of Schiedam build a new high windmill in 2006, it is used to make electricity for the distillery (and to entertain clients).
The library was beautiful, the picture only shows one side, the other side was similair and in the middele (the back of the room) was the stairs to get to the upper part of the library.

>21 msf59: Thank you, Mark, we liked it too! :-)

>22 countrylife: Thanks, Cindy, I know I am reading a lot. That keeps my threads running fast.
We had a short, but good time in Schiedam. I am sure we will return one day.

>23 bkinetic: Thank you, Lyle, I am mostly familiair with the Dutch and Belgian members of COBRA. I was pleasantly surprised to see a pianting of a Danish member of the movement in Schiedam, that was recently acquired.

33FAMeulstee
Jul 6, 3:28pm Top

>24 thornton37814: Thank you, Lori!

>25 ronincats: Thank you, Roni. The only bummer was that our regular bookshop did not exist anymore. We heard they stopped 3 years ago... But one of the employees started a new bookshop 2 years ago, we went there and I bought a book there to support them.

>26 SirThomas: Thank you, Thomas, for noticing 3 x 75 :-)
Yes, I will keep on reading.

>27 humouress: Very sneaky, Nina!
Thank you, I do mention the numbers that can be divided by 75 in bold in >3 FAMeulstee: and >4 FAMeulstee: up there.

34FAMeulstee
Jul 6, 3:39pm Top

>28 Sakerfalcon: Thank you, Claire, we are both well enough. For the Stedelijk, see my answer to Darryl below.

>29 Carmenere: Thank you, Lynda!

>30 harrygbutler: Thank you, Harry!

>31 kidzdoc: Thank you, Darryl, it would be great to meet you again. At the end of September we will be away a few days. We will stay in the counrty, so if your visit is between 24 and 28 September, you can visit us in Vlissingen, or the nearby Middelburg, wich is also a lovely old city.

I have to explain to you and Claire that there is no relation between the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Stedelijk Museum in Schiedam. Stedelijk just means Municipal there are more museums with this name in our country. Of course the one in Amsterdam is the best known of them. Here a picture of the Stedelijk Museum in Schiedam.

35Berly
Jul 6, 3:47pm Top

Happy new thread and congrats on reaching the triple 75 already!

36Caroline_McElwee
Jul 6, 3:55pm Top

I hadn't realised that about the Stedelijk Anita. I have been to the one in Amsterdam many years ago.

37FAMeulstee
Jul 6, 4:04pm Top

Now back to the books. I am still reading the Dutch translation of The Once and Future King, Including The Book of Merlyn by Terence H. White finished book 4 only book 5 (The book of Merlyn) to go. I started Hollands glorie (Captain Jan: A Story of Ocean Tugboats) by Jan de Hartog the day before yesterday and have 120 pages to go (of 495), so I hope to finish them both tomorrow.


book 234: De waarde-ring by Marten Toonder
own, Dutch, no translations, 67 pages
TIOLI Challenge #16: Read a book with a warm colored cover

Marten Toonders Bommel strips are well known in the Netherlands. They were published as daily strip in a paper, three or two drawings with a lot of text. Later they were published as books. Toonder invented words that are still used in Dutch.

One day Oliver B. Bommel and Tom Poes go out bird watching. A giant bird has been spotted in the mountains. Bommel is amost taken by the giant bird and later our two hero's rescue an evil magican from being taken by the bird. They get something magical from him, Bommel wishes everything big and much, Tom Poes doesn't trust the magican and wishes only small and few. Of course everything goes wrong for Bommel until Tom Poes finds a way to turn the tide. Traditionally the last drawing is of a big diner at the Bommel castle.

38FAMeulstee
Jul 6, 4:10pm Top

>35 Berly: Thank you, Kim, I hope to double that at the end of the year ;-)

>36 Caroline_McElwee: That isn't easy for a non Dutch, Caroline, most will asume the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam is the only one.

39FAMeulstee
Jul 6, 4:25pm Top


book 235: De geest van de Zwarte Hengst by Walter Farley
own, translated, childrens/YA, original title The Black Stallion's ghost, 157 pages
TIOLI Challenge #4: Read a book where the author's first and last names have the same number of letters

Alec and the Black are having a deserved rest near the Everglades. But a French dressage trainer (from the French Cadre Noir) has his mind set on the Black for a mating with his dressage mare. Beautiful descriptions of the mare performing classical "haute ecole" dressage.
The rest of the story is a bit thin, concerning superstition.

40johnsimpson
Jul 6, 4:40pm Top

Happy new thread Anita my dear, great thread topper photos and I just loved the windmill photos from the end of your last thread. Hoping all is well with you both and sending love and hugs from both of us.

41FAMeulstee
Jul 6, 4:46pm Top


book 236: Gezien de feiten by Griet Op de Beeck
own, Dutch, Bookweek gift 2018, no translations, 96 pages
TIOLI Challenge #14: Read a book won from the Member Giveaway, Early Reviewer in 2018 (or for non English readers a gift in 2018)

The story of Olivia, a 71 year old woman, who recently lost her husband. She finally feels free, in her marriage wasn't much space for her needs and dreams. She ends up in a refugee camp in Africa as a teacher for six weeks. Her daughter is staggered, in her eyes her mother has gone crazy, especially when her mother falls in love with an African, she thinks he takes advantage of her mother. But her mother is truly in love, and so is Daniel, her lover.

A lovely novel about dreams and hopes, expectations and regrets, and making choices regardless of age.

42FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 6, 5:14pm Top

>40 johnsimpson: Thank you, John, after our short trip I had plenty photo's to share :-)
Still struggling with the thyroid medicines. I have next Monday an appointment to draw blood again for testing the thyroid levels. Later next week I will see my GP. Luckely the weather is a bit less warm, but we still need some rain.

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ETA: I hope to catch up with the threads in the next two days.

43drneutron
Jul 6, 10:02pm Top

Happy new thread!

44paulstalder
Jul 7, 8:01am Top

I enjoyed the pictures from Schiedam in your last thread. I have been to Rotterdam but never in Schiedam. Happy new thread.

45bell7
Jul 7, 11:31am Top

Happy newish thread, Anita! I'm amazed by the number of books you've read so far this year :)

46Berly
Jul 7, 12:24pm Top

>42 FAMeulstee: You have my empathy on the thyroid stuff. I have been trying to get mine back in balance the last couple of months. That after being strong and steady at the same dosage for years! What the heck?!

47beserene
Jul 7, 2:20pm Top

Stopping by to repay the visit, Anita. I'm so sorry that you are struggling with the thyroid meds -- that is tough stuff. Crossing my fingers that it all gets sorted out soon for you!

In the meanwhile, though, you have had some fun reads! I love seeing everyone reading the Black Stallion books around here -- I haven't read them since I was a kid, but now I want to reread them!

48FAMeulstee
Jul 7, 2:50pm Top

>43 drneutron: Thank you, Jim!

>44 paulstalder: Thank you, Paul. Rotterdam is much larger and better known. Schiedam is the unknown pearl right next to Rotterdam ;-)

>45 bell7: Thank you, Mary, I am still surprised at the numbers myself. It is now two years I am reading like this :-)

>46 Berly: Thank you, Kim. Over here the trouble is that the marge of working ingedients has changed from 5% to 10%. So one lot can have 90% and the next lot 110%. I am hoping the new Thyrax (that used more steady than other thyroid medicines) is still more stable, although it comes from a new factory now.

>47 beserene: Thank you, Sarah, the trouble is that my marges for thyroid are narrow. I have to be on the high end of normal. When I get low, the anxieties and phobia's return, too high my whole body speeds up and I end up with problems falling asleep.
Reading the Black Stallion books is fun, in my youth I only read the first 12 books that were translated. I am catching up with the later ones now. fuzzi did set up a thread for reading them at The Black Stallion Series Relaxed Shared Read Part 2 (2018)

49charl08
Jul 7, 4:46pm Top

>41 FAMeulstee: I had a look at this author online, sounds good. I'm going to dip my toe into a French translation and see how it goes...

50FAMeulstee
Jul 7, 6:18pm Top

>49 charl08: That would be an accomplishment if you read her in French, Charlotte. Sad that her books are not available in English (yet).

51libraryperilous
Jul 7, 6:22pm Top

>41 FAMeulstee: This does sound lovely.

52FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 8, 4:07am Top


book 237: Hollands glorie by Jan de Hartog
1001 books (Dutch version), from the library, Dutch, Dutch Literary Canon, English translation Captain Jan: A Story of Ocean Tugboats, 496 pages
TIOLI Challenge #15: Read a Book where a name in the title or author matches a close family relative.

This book takes us to the early 20th century, when the Dutch steam-tugboats started to roam the oceans. It tells the story of Jan Wandelaar, who started as deckhand in 1906 and had the luck his employer gave him the opportunity to learn more, so in 1908 he passed the helmsman exam. During his long voyage over the ocean, working hard, the company is sold to an other company. The wages are lower at the new company and on food and other necessities is saved to guarantee maximum profit for the company. Jan speaks out against this and is fired, his wife dies, leaving two sons and in anger he molests a man from the company. He ends up in jail and decides to fight this company for the rest of his life.

Besides a nice look into the tough world of the man sailing the tugboats all over the world, there is a touch of romance, a bit of adventure and some drama. A very good and entertaining read.

53FAMeulstee
Jul 7, 6:44pm Top

>51 libraryperilous: Indeed it was, Diana, much packed in a short novel. I hope to read more by this writer.

54FAMeulstee
Jul 8, 4:48am Top


book 238: Arthur koning voor eens en altijd, gevolgd door het boek Merlijn by Terence H. White
1001 books, own, translated, original title The Once and Future King, Including The Book of Merlyn, 762 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Re-read a book

I have read this book somewhere in the early 1990s, and remember I loved it. The book was culled in the big cull of 2005, when I thought I would never be able to read it again, and re-acquired last February.
Great, funny and very sad retelling of King Arthur's story in 5 books. The first book reads like YA, describing Arthur (aka Wart) in his youth, living at Sir Ectors place with Merlyn as his teacher. While Arthure gets older in the next books, the writing matures with him.
Earlier this year I read White's book The goshawk, which made me appriciate the parts about falconry more.

I fell in love with the book again. I loved the clever way Merlyn is portrayed: remembering the future and being unaware of the past.

55FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 9, 7:51am Top


book 239: Het boek van Dorrie by Marilyn Sachs
own, YA, translated, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1977, original title Dorrie's book, 127 pages
TIOLI Challenge #2: Read a book with a word in common with your most recently finished book

Dorrie loves her life as an only child. She knows her parents would have liked to have more children. One day her mother turns out to be pregnant again at 38. And to make things worse, she gives birth to triplets. The life of Dorrie and her parents is completely turned upside down with caring for three babies. Dorrie feels very neglected.

56EllaTim
Jul 8, 5:17am Top

>54 FAMeulstee: One of my favourites! I reread it sometimes, the first book is by far the lightest, and very funny.

You got me thinking to visit the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen.

57FAMeulstee
Jul 8, 5:35am Top

>56 EllaTim: I remembered I loved the book, Ella, but had also forgotten a lot. I am very happy I got myself a copy again :-)
Cobra was an interesting movement, conecting different diciplines of art. The Cobra Museum has a fine colection.

58kidzdoc
Jul 8, 5:49am Top

>34 FAMeulstee: That would be great, Anita; I'd like to meet up with Connie and Sanne as well. I can't remember what vacation days I requested for September, but I doubt that I asked for time in the last week of the month. As soon as my group's work schedule for the month is posted I'll let you, Joe, Debbi and others know.

Ha! I thought that Stedelijk was the name of a person or place. Thanks for correcting me!

59FAMeulstee
Jul 8, 7:28am Top

>58 kidzdoc: I will keep an eye on your thread, Darryl.
I only realised after posting it could be difficult for a non Dutch to understand that there are many Stedelijk Museums in our country. And that they are not related.

60Caroline_McElwee
Jul 8, 9:14am Top

>54 FAMeulstee: It's years since I've read any of the Arthurian legends Anita. Something to consider.

Have you seen the film 'Excalibur' circa 1980s?

61humouress
Jul 8, 10:03am Top

>54 FAMeulstee: I’ve read that once or twice but a long time ago. I remember thinking that one of them - probably The Sword in the Stone when Arthur was growing up - was a little heartbreaking because of all the politics and fighting that came after, in the other books, and Wart lost his carefree innocence.

62Ameise1
Jul 8, 2:42pm Top

Happy Sunday, Anita. I like your photos on FB.

63FAMeulstee
Jul 8, 4:57pm Top

>60 Caroline_McElwee: I re-acquired this one and the Mary Stewart trilogy earlier this year, Caroline. And I have the Rosemary Sutcliff Arthur trilogy waiting on the shelves. I might read them all this year.
Yes, I have seen the 1981 'Excalibur' movie. Don't remember much of it, other than that I liked it.

>61 humouress: It starts all happy, young and carefree, Nina, but life gets more and more serious. The end is sad, although not completely dark. I did enjoy reading it again.

>62 Ameise1: Thank you, Barbara, happy last working week to you.

64libraryperilous
Jul 10, 9:07pm Top

>52 FAMeulstee: This also sounds intriguing, and I love The Once and Future King, although the first time I read it the tone shift was a bit jarring.

65FAMeulstee
Jul 11, 3:33am Top

>64 libraryperilous: Thank you, Diana. Captain Jan: A Story of Ocean Tugboats is a Dutch classic and I am glad I finally read it.

66FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 19, 3:07am Top


book 240: De scheepsjongens van Bontekoe by Johan Fabricius
from the library, Dutch, childrens/YA, English translation Java ho!, 476 pages
TIOLI Challenge #12: Read a classic novel about the history of your country

The story of 3 cabin boys on a VOC (Dutch East India Company) ship in the 17th century. The story was inspired by the 17th century book Het journaal van Bontekoe, skipper Bontekoe's memoirs of a 7 year voyage to and through the East.
14 year old Hajo wants to sign up to sail, but all skippers tell him he is too young. One day he meets Rolf, who is the orphaned nephew of skipper Bontekoe, and will sail to the East in a few days. Hajo is added to the crew and his friend Padde comes with him to the ship to say goodbye. Padde falls asleep and the ship sails away, taking Padde, who never wanted to sail. The three boys grow close, especially after the ship catches fire and they find themselves alone with one other crewmember at the island Sumatra. After a long journey through the jungle and a risky sea voyage on a raft, they find skipper Bontekoe back on Java.

A solid and enjoyable adventure story. The title would be in English "Bontekoe's cabin boys"

67FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 11, 4:54am Top


book 241: Indiaans verhaal : In de schaduw van twee beschavingen by Reinier Artist
from the library, Dutch, memoir, no English translation, 256 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Rolling Challenge: Red White And Blue

The author isn't the greatest writer, but his story is interesting and important.
He was born in Bigi Poika in Suriname in the indigenous tribe of the Caraibs (Kalina people), where he grew up and lived the first 14 years of his life. Thanks to a Roman Catholic missionary he got the chance to get his education in the Netherlands and he became the first to finish universitary education. After his working career he noticed that his tribe's original way of living was vanishing, so he decided to write down his memories. The tribe used to be an egalitairian society, and lived from what the earth was giving them. They were misleaded and exploited by the Dutch, who used them to find natural recources.

The title would translate as "Indian story: In the shade of two civilisations".

68charl08
Jul 11, 7:34am Top

>67 FAMeulstee: Sounds fascinating Anita, what a shame it's not been translated. Hope you are feeling OK.

69EllaTim
Jul 11, 7:38am Top

>66 FAMeulstee: Now that is a classic, I want to do a reread, as I seem to have forgotten large parts of the story.

>67 FAMeulstee: I second the "hope you are feeling OK".

70thornton37814
Jul 11, 9:47am Top

>66 FAMeulstee: That one sounds quite interesting. Too bad it isn't available in English.

71FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 11, 1:14pm Top

>68 charl08: Yes, Charlotte, it was facinating. The book is sadly barely read here, so I don't expect translations...

>69 EllaTim: I must have read it when I was young, Ella, but did not remember much. It is still a good story :-)

>70 thornton37814: I am reading a lot of Dutch at the moment, Lori, sadly not everything is available in translation.

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Last Monday blood was drawn to check the thyroid levels, after changing back to Thyrax. I already suspected it would be bad, as the sleeping phobia has returned, I have little energy and my reading numbers were going down. And indeed, nearly as bad as they were in January. So in the next months the dosis has to be upped again, this has to be done slowly, as upping fast gives too many nasty side effects :-(

I will see my GP next Friday.

I probably won't be around much in the next weeks, except at my own thread.

72EllaTim
Jul 11, 7:09pm Top

>71 FAMeulstee: Ah, how unfortunate, and how frustrating, Anita! I do hope and wish this will improve for you. Quite understandable it's more difficult to get around the threads much, it does take time and energy to do so.

73humouress
Jul 11, 11:36pm Top

>68 charl08: >70 thornton37814: That was my thought too; though it’s outside my usual reading genre.

Have you read The Island of the Blue Dolphins? I read the background to it, which is based on true facts although the story itself is fiction. Very sad.

74charl08
Jul 12, 8:04am Top

Sending lots of good wishes your way, Anita, for a smooth transition to the new levels. I think things have slowed down a bit around the threads so you're not missing so much.

75FAMeulstee
Jul 12, 1:36pm Top

>72 EllaTim: Yes it is frustrating, Ella. The only good thing is that the Thyrax works more directly, coming from the same high level last year it was 5 months before I was in the too low range. Now it only took 6 weeks, so we can act faster. I still try to read all threads, only writing is more difficult now.

>73 humouress: Hi Nina, yes I have read Island of the Blue Dolphins way back in my youth. As far as I recall, it was a very good (and sad) book.

>74 charl08: Thank you, Chalotte. When changing the Thyrax too fast, I get terrible mood swings, so have to do it slow. The treads have slowed down a bit, I still can read, but writing is more tiring than usual.

76streamsong
Jul 12, 1:43pm Top

Ah darn, on the thyroid problems. How strange that the percentage of drug can vary that much from batch to batch! Take care of yourself!

Congrats on the triple 75 - that is awesome. Doubling that number? Astronomical!

I also love the Arthur stories. In high school I did an independent English project reading the T H White, the Mary Stewart, Tennyson's Idylls of the King and Le Mort d'Arthur (in English of course) - oh and Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court.

The Goshawk has tempted me, especially after reading H is for Hawk last year.

77calm
Jul 12, 1:50pm Top

Sorry to hear about the thyroid trouble. I hope that you get your medication adjusted soon.

Congratulations on the triple 75.

Thank you for visiting and posting on my thread. Both cats are doing better now.

78FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 12, 2:29pm Top

>76 streamsong: As I understood it it is common in most drugs these days, Janet. It probaby doesn't matter much in many cases (like painkillers), but if it is necessary to get an exact right dose it is not possible to get to that exact right dose :-( The trouble is that only a few of thyroid patients need to dose very exact. The majority doesn't have problems with a more unreliable dosis. I am hoping the Thyrax is more reliable.

Last year I did read over 450, so I hope to get that far again.
I got interested in Arthur stories by the Dutch retellings of Jaap ter Haar, I am looking forward to reading the Mary Stewart trilogy again.
LOL for me it is the other way around, after reading The goshawk I want to read H is for Hawk now :-)

>77 calm: Thank you, calm, it will take 3 to 4 months to get where I need to be. But I will start feeling better sooner than that.
Yes, I saw it on your thread, so happy for you, Lexie and Xander!

79Berly
Jul 12, 8:47pm Top

>71 FAMeulstee: My latest showed I am not getting enough either, so I just upped my med level. Wishing us both luck!!

80beserene
Jul 12, 8:55pm Top

I'm so sorry you have to go through all this medication adjustment. Here's hoping it all goes as smoothly as it can!

81humouress
Edited: Jul 13, 8:22am Top

I really ought to know more about thyroid levels, but mine seem to run fairly smoothly (touch wood).

So weird that there is so much fluctuation, especially - as >78 FAMeulstee: you point out - it's important that it is exact. I'm surprised that it is allowed. Maybe they would have to make it in smaller batches and that would drive the price up?

82FAMeulstee
Jul 13, 6:22am Top

>79 Berly: Good luck, Kim!
Do you suffer from side effects when you up your dose?

>80 beserene: Thank you, Sarah! As long as I don't try to upper the dose too fast, it takes some time, but without too many side effects like terrible mood swings.

>81 humouress: Not everyone has the symptoms I have, Nina, I am glad your levels run smooth :-)
There seems to be a lot of discussion and variety about the desired thyroid levels, a quick search on the internet gave very different normal ranges...
Over here the laboratories keep the following ranges:
free T4: 9 - 24 pmol/L
TSH: 0,5 - 3,9 mU/L
I have to be in the upper part of normal free T4, between 19 - 23 pmol/L. When it gets below that I get the phobias and regular anxiety/panick attacks. Above my whole body goes into overdrive and I get sleeping problems, because my heart keeps beating fast.
I have found that my reading rate is a reliable measure, I have put my reading numbers next to my free T4 results: under 260 pages a day my free T4 is too low, above 300 pages a day my free T4 is too high.

I am sure it has to do with costs, more check ups of the equipment, with smaller batches in between. This would either drive the price up or the profits down.

83EllaTim
Jul 13, 6:38am Top

>82 FAMeulstee: So you have to be right between 260 and 300 pages a day? Those are tight margins. (I'm not trying to make light of it, but it does make it quite clear)

It is too bad that cost-cutting can play such a role when it comes to necessary medication.

84FAMeulstee
Jul 13, 6:43am Top


book 242: Het oog in de deur by Pat Barker
from the library, e-book, translated, origianl title The eye in the door, 283 pages
TIOLI Challenge #8: Read a book that appears on the same LT list as a book you've read this year

Second book of the Regeneration trilogy.
Back in London Prior and Rivers are confronted with the contemporary climate that says the war is going poorly due to pacifism, homosexuality and general cowardice. Some horrid scenes again (although not as triggering as in the previous book), where young men who refuse to go into the army are tortured until they give in.

85FAMeulstee
Jul 13, 6:57am Top

>83 EllaTim: Basicly yes rather tight margins, Ella, of course it is an avarage as I keep monthly totals (adjusting when I have been away much that month, like vacation). I could read one day a bit more or less, as long as the average is between those numbers. I haven't found a more reliable marker yet, except for the blood counts.

86FAMeulstee
Jul 13, 7:21am Top


book 243: Eend voor eend by Guus Kuijer
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1984, no English translation, 107 pages
TIOLI Challenge #5: Read a book with at least two identical words with 4 or more letters in the title not including the subtitle

The writer describes a year with his ducks on his farmyard. He tells extensively about behavior, mutual relations and group dynamics. With lovely illustrations by Thé Tjong-Khing.

87FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 13, 8:19am Top


book 244: De vorst by Niccolo Machiavelli
own, translated, classic, English translation The prince, 206 pages
TIOLI Challenge #7: Read a book that relates to a New Year's Resolution you made this year

Basicly a guide how to stay in power, written in the 16th century. In short: every action that befits your power is good, every action that makes your power less is bad. His points are not immoral (against moral), but rather amoral (without moral).
It was a good read, it helped to have seen "The Borgias" TV-series, as both Pope Alexander VI and Caesare Borgia were frequently used as example.

88humouress
Jul 13, 8:25am Top

>83 EllaTim: >85 FAMeulstee: Only on LT would you find the number of pages read as a thyroid indicator :0) I wish I could use that rather than having to suffer needles.

>87 FAMeulstee: Trump’s handbook, do you think?

89calm
Jul 13, 8:40am Top

Interesting that you can tell where your Thyroid levels by how much you read. I do hope that you manage to get them stabilised soon.

>87 FAMeulstee: I've got that on my TBR shelves, maybe I'll try to get to it this month for a shared TIOLI read.

>88 humouress: Trump read a book ... I doubt it :)

90Deern
Jul 13, 8:47am Top

Hi (((((Anita))))), for now just saying "Hi again" and wishing you and Frank a lovely weekend! :)

91FAMeulstee
Jul 13, 9:33am Top

>88 humouress: Indeed, Nina, only on LT :-)
Could not complete convince my GP today, so in 8 weeks it is drawing blood again.
No, not at all, Machavelli despises those who use their power for personal gains. Everything should be done for the benefit of the STATE.

>89 calm: It will take some months, calm, in January I was at similair low levels and it took until April to feel good again.
The Prince is a interesting read. I was glad to read it so not longer depending on "hearsay" about the book.
See above & I doubt that too ;-)

>90 Deern: Hi Nathatlie, good to see you here!!!!

92Ameise1
Jul 13, 4:18pm Top

Happy weekend, Anita.

93The_Hibernator
Jul 14, 11:33am Top

Sorry about the thyroid problems. Hopefully you get things figured out soon.

94AMQS
Jul 14, 10:36pm Top

Hello Anita! I am just amazed that you are nearly at 250 books read already - you are a wonder! I loved The Once and Future King. I am probably due for a reread, though before I do I will finish the Arthurian series by Mary Stewart.

Sorry to hear about your thyroid troubles. I have some myself, though they're nothing as sensitive and troublesome as yours. I've been really making an effort to eat healthier, really reduce sugar, and exercise more. I've lost some weight, but it seems that I've lost more than what I can actually account for given my diet and activity levels. The last time this happened (and at that time I was not doing anything special with regard to diet or exercise), my thyroid levels were too high and my meds had to be adjusted. I'm worried that may be the case this time. I would be very discouraged.

95Berly
Jul 15, 1:30am Top

My thyroid issues make me suffer from weight gain, extreme tiredness, skin issues and a little increase in anxiety. This whole past year it has been up and down and I can't see to get the right level. So frustrating. I have, in the past, had to alternate days between two dosage levels. I see that in my future again....Just started a new level. So we'll see where I am in 6 weeks. Good luck to you!!

96FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 15, 4:11am Top

>94 AMQS: Hi Anne, I also hope to get to the Mary Stewart trilogy soon.
I gave up sugar before my thyroid problem was discovered. I was gaining weight and thought that might help to stop it. At that time it had little effect, because of the thyroid problem. After starting to take thyroid medicines, and finding the right dosage, I indeed lost weight without effort.

Are you aware that after taking your thyroid medicines the next 6 hours your free T4 count will be elevated, with the top after two hours? So try to avoid drawing blood in that time, as it will show a false high free T4. Either change the time of blood drawing, or the time you take the medicines.
Do you get your results from your doctor, is she/he aware that some patients function better at the high end of normal free T4 range? And not use old TSH reference numbers?

>95 Berly: So sorry, Kim, all those symptoms indicate you still are hypo. So you might need to be at the high end of normal range T4 levels, and TSH < 2,5. I have a pill-splitter so I can break down the pills in 4 tiny pieces. When I have to up the dose I go in tiny steps of 1/4 (of a 0,025 pill) every other day for 2 weeks.
And as I said to Anne above, avoid drawing blood for testing up to six hours after taking your medication. Better draw blood first and take your medication that day after the blood drawing.

--

Here is a reference chart of all references and optimal ranges from Izabella Wentz, who has a lot of good information on her website.

97FAMeulstee
Jul 15, 4:29am Top

>92 Ameise1: Thank you, Barbara, happy weekend to you!

>93 The_Hibernator: Thanks, Rachel, figuring out is done, now getting to the right dosage. That will take some time, but at least I know it can be solved again.

98FAMeulstee
Jul 15, 5:51am Top


book 245: Kikker is verliefd by Max Velthuijs
own, Dutch, picture book, awarded, Zilveren Griffel & Vlag en Wimpel 1990, English translation Frog in love, 24 pages
TIOLI Challenge #1: Read a book whose title’s opening letters names an animal

First picture book with Frog and the other animals.
Frog feels a bit uncomfortable and odd. He doesn't know what the trouble is. When he visits his friend Hare, Hare finds out: all the symptoms indicate that Frog is in love! This makes Frog happy, now all he has to find out is who he loves...

Lovely short tale with beautiful illustrations.

99FAMeulstee
Jul 15, 6:01am Top


book 246: Kikker en Pad zijn best tevreden by Arnold Lobel
own, translated, childrens, awarded, Zilveren Penseel 1983, original title Days with Frog and Toad, 64 pages
TIOLI Challenge #2: Read a book with a word in common with your most recently finished book

Frogs are popular in childrens books by writer/illustrators ;-)
Five short stories about Frog and Toad, who are best friends.
At the first page is the table of contents with this lovely picture of Toad and Frog up in a tree reading:


100FAMeulstee
Jul 15, 6:18am Top


book 247: Nederlandse Historiën : Een keuze uit het grote verhaal van de Nederlandse Opstand by P.C. Hooft
from the library, Dutch, Dutch Literary Canon, no translations , 346 pages
TIOLI Challenge #18: Read a book with a wordy beginning (at least 18 words)

P.C. Hooft wrote his extensive report about the Dutch Revolt in the early 17th century in 27 books, he planned to write a lot more, but died before he could finish it. The first 20 books, containing the events between 1556 and 1587 were published in 1642.
The book I read is a very abridged version of the work, following the main events of that time, and translated to modern Dutch. Still a lengthy and heavy read, glad it is done.

101jessibud2
Edited: Jul 15, 6:21am Top

>96 FAMeulstee: - Very good info, Anita! Thanks for this. I think I have to have my bloodwork done this week as I have been extremely tired lately, even napping almost every afternoon, which is not the norm for me. My first thought was that it's just the heat we are having but in truth, my house is air-conditioned and I am not outside a lot so I really doubt that's the reason.

I use a pill splitter for my cat's pills (also thyroid!) but haven't yet been instructed to do so for my own. But it could happen. I have been lucky to have long stretches of stability with dosages but over the years, they have changed, sometimes within months. So, we shall see.

102FAMeulstee
Jul 15, 6:31am Top


book 248: Pompeii by Robert Harris
from the library, translated, historical fiction, original title Pompeii, 351 pages
TIOLI Challenge #13: Read a book by an author you follow online

Story around the eruption of the Vesuvius 79 AD. We follow the aquarius (water specialist, who is in charge of maintenance of the aquaducts) Marcus Attilius, who finds the water suppliance blocked. His predecessor has vanished, and he is new at the place. He tries to figure out what is happening to the water system and what has happened to the previous aquarius. Meanwhile the first signs of the eruption of the Vesuvius appear.

Good and entertaining story.

103FAMeulstee
Jul 15, 6:37am Top

>101 jessibud2: You are welcome, Shelley, I try to share everything I found out through the years, hoping it might help others.
Your symptoms might indicate your free T4 might be on the low side. I hope you can talk about it with your doctor. I started to use the splitter on my own, as I found out I get terrible mood swings when I up the dose too fast. I hope all turns well for you soon!

104FAMeulstee
Jul 15, 7:31am Top

One more tip, if all thyroid levels seem fine and you still have lack of energy and feel tired, it may be wise to check for vitamin B12 levels. If those are low you need to address that. I take a B12 injection every 6 weeks, and it made a change in my energy levels.

105jessibud2
Jul 15, 8:35am Top

>103 FAMeulstee: - Anita, I just spent the last couple of hours reading through Dr. Wentz's site, through your link. I have highlighted and copied several of her articles and links. My friend was just diagnosed with a type of thyroid cancer last week and will have to have surgery though she isn't clear yet just when. I think some of the info might be helpful to her to help her frame her questions to her doctor (I used to go to the same doctor but stopped, a few years ago, for other reasons). Thanks again

106ChelleBearss
Jul 15, 8:47am Top

Oh dear, I've somehow managed to miss two threads! So sorry!
Hope you are doing well and enjoying your summer!

107FAMeulstee
Jul 15, 11:07am Top

>105 jessibud2: Happy to help, Shelley, sending good thoughts for your friend. It is good to go well prepaired to a doctor appointment.

>106 ChelleBearss: I read too much, Chelle, that keeps my thread going ;-)
I prefer to skip summer, but summer started early this year and the warm weather keeps going. I am so happy we had A/C installed a few years back!

108calm
Jul 15, 11:23am Top

Pompeii sounds good, I wonder why I haven't got around to reading it. I'll have to see if I can track down a copy.

109humouress
Jul 15, 1:53pm Top

>91 FAMeulstee: I’m guessing that your GP is neither a bookaholic nor on LT? ;0)

>98 FAMeulstee: That looks familiar; I think we used to have that in the club library (bilingual Dutch/ English).

>99 FAMeulstee: My kids have (/ had) a couple of Frog and Toad readers and the covers had a similar style of illustration. Maybe it was the same series?

110charl08
Jul 15, 2:22pm Top

>99 FAMeulstee: >109 humouress: I also recognised Frog and Toad, but not sure where I came across them. Love the picture up the tree reading.
I haven't read much Harris, but I thought Pompeii was fascinating.

111AMQS
Edited: Jul 15, 4:27pm Top

>96 FAMeulstee: Good to know! No, I did not know that. I always take my thyroid meds when I go to bed, which is NOT the time they say to take it, but it works for me, and as long as my mornings can be hectic and early, I prefer not to have the pressure of the pill plus waiting to eat, etc. Nighttime just works. I'll be interested to see what the bloodwork shows. Maybe I'll be lucky and actually be losing weight the hard way!

ETA I've taken pretty much this exact dose for nearly 20 years. My thyroid came in low a year or so after Callia was born. I had a student examining me. She asked it I had been feeling tired recently. I explained that yes, and I had a 1 year old!

112FAMeulstee
Jul 16, 4:22am Top

>108 calm: Good luck finding a copy, calm, it was a good read.

>109 humouress: No she isn't, Nina, can't have them all ;-)
The Frog books by Max Velthuijs are lovely and translated in many languages.
Probably the same series, I think there are 4 books with Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel.

>110 charl08: I always love illustrations that include books and reading, Charlotte.
I have read Harris' Cicero trilogy, An officer and a spy (his book about the Dreyfus affair) and earlier this year Fatherland: a dectective set in alternate history, where Hitler is still in power in 1964. All of them were good reads.

>111 AMQS: Everything that works is fine in my opinion, Anne. I have tried various times to take the thyroid meds, even setting the alarm at 4 to take them and go back to sleep. But I am back to the morning, as I never eat the first hours I am awake and take it later on the days of blood drawing. I do hope your weight loss is a result of your hard work!
20 years on almost the same dose is a long time.

113msf59
Jul 16, 7:06am Top

Hi, Anita. I hope you had a nice weekend. Glad you enjoyed Pompeii. I have wanted to read more Harris. I LOVED An officer and a spy.

114foggidawn
Jul 16, 10:12am Top

>109 humouress: and >110 charl08: Arnold Lobel wrote four Frog and Toad books -- I'd say that they have achieved classic status at this point. He also wrote and illustrated several other readers that are less well known.

115FAMeulstee
Jul 16, 6:43pm Top

>113 msf59: Thank you, Mark. Harris is a good writer, his Cicero trilogy is also well worth reading.

>114 foggidawn: Thanks, Foggi, many of his books were awarded in my country. I think young readers would also like his Mouse soup and Owl at home.

116LovingLit
Jul 17, 3:36am Top

>102 FAMeulstee: Me and W watched a fascinating BBC documentary on Pompei over a few weeks, we really enjoyed it. What a great premise for a novel!

117FAMeulstee
Jul 17, 11:08am Top

>116 LovingLit: You got me puzzled for a moment with your changed username, Megan!
The BBC has often good documentaries. The book was very good, you do know what is going to happen, but you don't know what is going to happen to the main characters...

118Caroline_McElwee
Jul 17, 2:56pm Top

>115 FAMeulstee: I have the Cicero trilogy, and may put it in Autumn reading Anita.

119paulstalder
Edited: Jul 18, 5:11am Top

>48 FAMeulstee: Anita, I found Elburg to be such jewel as well.

>66 FAMeulstee: I ordered the German translation: Kapitän Bontekoes Schiffsjungen. They have it in the library in the Liechtensteinische Landesbibliothek, Vaduz :)

120FAMeulstee
Jul 18, 6:04am Top

>118 Caroline_McElwee: I hope you like it as much as I did, Caroline, I read them 2 years ago and they were all 4* reads for me.

>119 paulstalder: There are many lovely old cities, Paul, we visited a few in the last two years.
Have fun with the Schiffsjungens!

121FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 18, 6:57am Top


book 249: De heerser by Niccolo Machiavelli
from the library, e-book, translated from Italian, classic, English translation The prince, 210 pages
TIOLI Challenge #16: Read a book with a warm colored cover

While I was reading our own copy of The Prince, I saw at the e-library a more recent translation. And decided to read it as well.
The book has the same contents, but the translation is better, more fluent. It includes an extensive foreword by the translator and this edition in the "Perpetua reeks" has an afterword by Arnon Grunberg.

I have put the hardcover edition on my wishlist to replace our current edition.

122charl08
Jul 18, 7:03am Top

How lovely that you found a better translation, Anita. I've still not read this one, but it's one of those classics I feel like I will get around to... eventually!

123FAMeulstee
Jul 18, 7:19am Top


book 250: Het verkeerde meisje by David Hewson
own, e-book, translated, original title The wrong girl, 365 pages
TIOLI Challenge #6: Read a book with a word in the title that is also contained in a song title on Billboards Top 100 week of June 23, 2018

The second book in the Pieter Vos series, Dutch policeman in Amsterdam.
It is November and thousands of families are in the city to watch the arrival of Sinterklaas, when bombs explode. They don't harm many, but do make to crowd go into panick. Shortly after the police finds out it was ment to cover the abduction of a girl, but it looks like the wrong girl was taken. No the granddaughther of a rich man, but the daughter of an Ukraïnian prostitute is missing.
When the police wants to go on, their investigation is hindred by National Security officers.

Again a very good read. I am in awe how David Hewson is able to write a book that captures Dutch society. I often have problems with foreigners writing stories set in my country, as they are often missing the point, or write stories that are highly unbelievable.

124FAMeulstee
Jul 18, 7:33am Top


book 251: Sabriël by Garth Nix
from the library, translated, original title Sabriel, 315 pages
TIOLI Challenge #17: Read a novel where a named domestic animal is a secondary/important character

Fantasy story with magic and necromancers.
A young girl has to go into the magical Old Kingdom to rescue her father from the Land of the Dead. She gets help from a cat and a young man she rescues.

It took a bit long before I got into this story, only the last third I became interested what would happen next. Probably because I am a bit sceptical about living dead, necromancers etc. But the story did grab me a bit at the end, so I will probably get some day to the other books in the Abhorsen series.

125FAMeulstee
Jul 18, 7:38am Top

>122 charl08: Yes, Charlotte, I was pleased I found and read this edition. It was a more pleasant reading experience.
If you get to it, be sure it is a good translation!

126libraryperilous
Jul 18, 11:03pm Top

>66 FAMeulstee: Grrr, of course this one isn't translated.

127ronincats
Jul 18, 11:17pm Top

>124 FAMeulstee: I was caught up in this one both by the novelty (it was novel then!) and the cat. But the next one, Lirael, is my favorite.

128Familyhistorian
Jul 19, 1:22am Top

I hope that your dosage will be corrected more quickly this time, Anita. You have enough to deal with already without your medication putting things out of whack.

129humouress
Jul 19, 2:37am Top

>124 FAMeulstee: >127 ronincats: Oh... oh... maybe. Well, the school library has a lot of Australian books.

130FAMeulstee
Jul 19, 3:47am Top

>126 libraryperilous: I was wrong, Diana, I thought there was only a German translation. Digging a bit further there is an English translation callled Java ho!: The adventures of four boys amid fire, storm and shipwreck. In 2007 it was made into a movie.

>127 ronincats: Thank you, Roni, I can understand the attraction of new and the cat. I will give the next one a try. And than probably read them all because I am a completist ;-)

>128 Familyhistorian: Thank you, Meg, much faster isn't possible, as going up in dosage gives some side effects.

>129 humouress: LOL, Nina, or maybe your boys may like it?

131Ameise1
Jul 20, 2:50am Top

I have Pompeii somewhere as an audio but have never listen to it. I must find it.
I loved the first book of the Pieter Voss series and loved it. I have to look for the second one later this year.
Happy Friday, Anita.

132FAMeulstee
Jul 20, 10:26am Top

>131 Ameise1: I think you would like Pompeii, Barbara.
There are 4 Pieter de Vos books now and there is a new Nic Costa book The Savage Shore.

133FAMeulstee
Jul 20, 10:37am Top


book 252: In de bovenkooi by J.M.A. Biesheuvel
1001 books, own, Dutch, short stories, no translations, 236 pages
TIOLI Challenge #3: Read a book you find on the top shelf

Short (autobiographical) stories. Maarten Biesheuvel grew up in Schiedam in a orthodox protestant family, he did spend some time at sea, at university and in mental institutions. These experiences ended up in this book. Dramatic, hilarious and often funny snippets of his life.

134FAMeulstee
Jul 20, 10:52am Top


book 253: Matthijs en z'n opa by Roberto Piumini
1001 childrens books, own, translated from Italian, awarded, Vlag en Wimpel 1994, English translation Mattie and Grandpa, 85 pages
TIOLI Challenge #4: Read a book where the author's first and last names have the same number of letters

Mattie's grandfather is dying, the whole family is gathered around his bed. Then grandfather and Mattie sneak out of this sad room to have one last adventure together.

Lovely way to say goodbye to a loved one. I probably would have liked the book a bit better if I hadn't read two other books by Piumini recently. Both were better than this one, but sadly not available in English translation. Which explains why this book ended up in the "1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up".

135FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 20, 11:20am Top


book 254: Himalaya by Michael Palin
own, translated, non-fiction, travel, original title Himalaya, 288 pages
TIOLI Challenge #11: Read a book that has been on your shelves for more than 5 years

Travelogue of Michael Palin's journeys through the Himalaya in 2003/2004 for the BBC.
Palin is deeply interested in his fellow humans. With his crew he traveld the Himalaya through Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, China, Bhutan Bangladesh. He looks with and open mind, and some humor, to evryone he meets. Larded with beautiful pictures by Basil Pao.

This was a very good read, I did not want to end. I love Michael Palins writing style.



And with this book I finished my TIOLI sweep for July.

136BLBera
Jul 20, 9:14pm Top

Hi Anita - Thanks for stopping by my thread. I loved The Once and Future King as a child. I'm happy to see it still captured you on the rereading.

My children loved the Frog and Toad books, and now my granddaughter loves them. They are so fun to read.

Have a lovely weekend.

137banjo123
Jul 21, 5:40pm Top

Happy weekend, Anita! I also loved The Once and Future King. I keep meaning to re-read.

138FAMeulstee
Jul 21, 6:30pm Top

>136 BLBera: And thank you in return, Beth :-)
The first time I read The Once and Future King was in my twenties, loved it then and loved it again.
Books for starting readers have improved much since I was young!

>137 banjo123: Thank you, Rhonda!
The The Once and Future King was a victim of the great cull of 2005. I was so happy when I found a second hand copy earlier this year. And even more so when reading again was so good :-)

139EllaTim
Jul 21, 6:44pm Top

>135 FAMeulstee: Good recommendation, Anita! I loved Michael Palin on TV. And I'd really like to try a book by him.

>138 FAMeulstee: Good for you, that you found it again. I have it on the shelves as well, and would not like to part wit it.

140Ameise1
Jul 22, 3:33am Top

Happy Sunday, Anita. I'm glad that the Costa series is going on and with the Vos series there is another good one on the way.

141FAMeulstee
Jul 22, 7:28am Top

>140 Ameise1: Happy Sunday, Barbara!
Thanks to you I discovered David Hewson two years back :-)

142Ameise1
Jul 22, 7:56am Top

I'm glad I did so.

143msf59
Jul 22, 8:21am Top

Happy Sunday, Anita. I hope you are having a nice weekend and getting plenty of reading in.

144FAMeulstee
Jul 22, 8:39am Top

>142 Ameise1: :-D

>143 msf59: Thank you, Mark, and a happy Sunday to you!
I just started reading the Iliad, so plenty of reading ahead, as I won't finish that in a day.

145karenmarie
Jul 22, 11:38am Top

Hi Anita!

Getting caught up - I'm so sorry to hear that the court case re your mother is delayed 'til August 1 and that your thyroid medication/dosage and etc. issues and other stresses continue.

On the bright side, you've done some great reading and I'm glad to see that you're re-reading Harry Potter. I re-listened from June 2017 - August 2018 (don't commute anymore, so took longer) and I always discover new details that I missed in previous re-reads or re-listens.

I hope you are having a good Sunday.

146johnsimpson
Jul 22, 3:39pm Top

Hi Anita my dear, I am starting to get caught up with the threads and getting back on track with visiting threads. Hope you have had a nice weekend my dear and send love and hugs to you and Frank from both of us dear friend.

147FAMeulstee
Jul 23, 4:21am Top

>145 karenmarie: Thank you, Karen, my sister even tried to contact me by phone and e-mail. I refused to respond.
On top of all that the hot and dry weather continues :-(
I started the third Harry Potter yesterday and Paul C. inspired me to read the Iliad.

>146 johnsimpson: Thanks, John, we are try to keep ourselves cool by staying as much inside as possible. For the next days a heatwave is predicted, with temperatures above 30C.
Love and hugs back to you and Karen.

148FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 23, 6:22pm Top

>139 EllaTim: Sorry, Ella, I thought I had answered you, but obviously didn't...
I loved Michael Palin's TV series, and his books are as good. I hope to read more of them.
In 2005 I thought I would never be able to read much again, so I culled many books when we moved to Lelystad to a smaller house. I was pleasantly surprised to find myself reading again in 2008. Since then I did get some books back, starting with the complete Karl May Prisma series. Had a reading dip again from 2012 to 2015, and since two years I am reading like crazy, catching up for all those years :-)

149FAMeulstee
Jul 23, 6:21pm Top


book 255: Eigen rechter by Jan Terlouw
own, Dutch, YA, no translations, 245 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Rolling Challenge: Red White And Blue

Justus is angry, his father did commit fraud, but due to a fault the court had to let him go. He decides he doesn't want to live with his parents anymore and moves out. In the next months he encounters unjust justice in many ways.

I have always been a fan of Jan Terlouw, he can be a bit moralising, but I always enjoy his books.


150FAMeulstee
Jul 23, 6:34pm Top


book 256: De tweede oorlog by Billi Rosen
own, translated, YA, awarded, Vlag en Wimpel 1990, original title Andi's war, 111 pages
TIOLI Challenge #7: Read a book that relates to a New Year's Resolution you made this year

WW II wasn't very hard on the small village in Greece, where 12 year old Andi lives. Now the World War is over, but the civil war divides the village. Not only the grown ups, the children at school are divided in two camps as well. Andi is leading her "communists" against the "monarchists" of the son of the police chief. And in this war people and children are killed...

I didn't know much about the Greek civil war (1945-1949), after reading this book I searched a bit on the internet and read some articles about it. The Dutch title translates "The second war".


151tymfos
Edited: Jul 25, 9:39pm Top

Hi, Anita! I'm just stopping by to say hello. I hope they get your thyroid dosage sorted out soon.

256 books!!!!! Wow.

152Forthwith
Jul 25, 11:17pm Top

Hello:

256 books must be some kind of record!

I need to give a Harry Potter book a try someday.

What translation of the Iliad are you reading? There is quite a thread over at the Folio Society group about that topic. Everyone seems to have strong opinions on their favorite translation. I can only imagine the difficulty of translating from an ancient text to understandable English.

153Deern
Jul 26, 1:43am Top

I read Iliad a couple of years ago and was surprised how readable and highly entertaining it was. I think I read two editions in parallel, one that kept the verse metre, the other more understandable as a help when I got lost in the first book. Somehow I didn't continue with the Odyssee - another project for the future.
Wishing you and Frank a happy Thursday!

154FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 26, 3:46am Top

>151 tymfos: Thank you, Terri, the thyroid values are slowly moving into the right direction.
Yes reading goes well :-)

>152 Forthwith: Thanks, Michael, no record yet. I am very pleased with my numbers, but for this group Stasia (alcottacre) set the all-time record in 2010 with 578 books in a year. I don't think I will ever read that much :-)
I did read the translation by Imme Dros a well known Dutch writer of childrens and YA books. She wrote YA adaptions of both the Iliad and Odyssee. I liked her translation, but can't compare to others.

>153 Deern: Happy thursday to you, Nathalie!
We woke up early to walk a bit, as it will be way too hot the rest of the day. Frank went back to bed after the walk and I plan to do a nap (siesta) in the afternoon.
Next msg my review of the Iliad. I have the Odyssee at the shelves, same translator (see above) and saw the Iliad at the e-library. I already planned to read the Odyssee soon, and thought it would be better to read the Iliad first. It is very readable, also very violent (I know it is wartime), I had a bit of trouble digesting all those beheadings, intestines coming out etc.

155FAMeulstee
Jul 26, 4:16am Top


book 257: Ilias by Homeros
from the library, e-book, translated from ancient Greek, classic, English translation Iliad, 526 pages
TIOLI Challenge #8: Read a book that appears on the same LT list as a book you've read this year

I was just wondering what to read next, when I saw Paul C. started reading the Iliad. That inspired me to do the same. I found a copy at the e-library, sadly not a downloadable e-book, so I had to read it online.

In 24 books the battles and internal quarrels of the Gods, Greeks and Trojans are told. Describing a lot of fights, many gruesome deaths, some history and some mythology. Mostly a good read, but the descriptions of beheadings, intestines coming out, maltreating of dead bodies etc. were a bit hard on me.

Metric translation by Imme Dros, a well known Dutch writer of childrens and YA books. Amazing how she made a very readable Dutch translation in metrics.

156FAMeulstee
Jul 26, 4:41am Top


book 258: Harry Potter en de gevangene van Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
own, translated, YA, original title Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, 326 pages
TIOLI Challenge #8: Read a book that appears on the same LT list as a book you've read this year

Harry Potters third year at Hogwarts, full with scary adventures and evil around.
Again a great comfort read and more to go!

First time I rated this book 5*. I seem to become a little more picky reading more, so 4½* this time.


157EllaTim
Jul 26, 6:54am Top

Hi Anita! Good idea, taking a walk early in the day!

>155 FAMeulstee: Your review is making me think of reading this classic of the classics. Not a fan of blood and gore, but yes, it is War. The Odyssea is a lot better when it comes to that, I think.

Have a good day, and I hope you manage to stay cool. I still have to cross town in our small car without airco. Not looking forward to it.

158FAMeulstee
Jul 26, 7:46am Top

>157 EllaTim: Yes that was much better, Ella. I skipped my walk yesterday, as it was so hot. This way we walk before the heat.
I expect to like the Odysee better, also many deaths, but no massive battle in war.
No fun, driving a car in the heat today.

159EllaTim
Jul 26, 7:50am Top

>158 FAMeulstee: The Odyssey is a bit like a fairytale in my mind, violence is somehow less serious in a fairytale.

We'll have to take something cool, or cold with us, maybe an element from the freezer, trying to prepare.

160FAMeulstee
Jul 26, 7:58am Top

Four books entered our house this week, two of them replacing older copies of the same work:

   

Max Havelaar by Multatuli (Perpetua reeks), replacement
De heerser by Niccolo Machiavelli (Perpetua reeks), replacement
Verhaal van een leven 3 by Konstantin Paustovski (Russische bibliotheek)
Sean Scully: Land Sea by Danilo Eccher

Frank bought the last one, as he went to Tilburg on Tuesday to see the Sean Scully exhibition in museum De Pont. I didn't feel good enough to go with Frank, so I stayed home.

161FAMeulstee
Jul 26, 8:01am Top

>159 EllaTim: A fairytale, a journey, indeed a completely other feel to it.
Before we had the airco, I used to use freezer elements to keep the dogs cool. I wrapped some in a towel and put it next to them.

162Caroline_McElwee
Jul 26, 8:11am Top

>160 FAMeulstee: a nice little haul Anita.

163kidzdoc
Jul 26, 9:35am Top

I hope that you're feeling better today, Anita.

164jnwelch
Jul 26, 11:21am Top

What Darryl said, Anita. I'm glad you had a chance to read The Iliad.

165FAMeulstee
Jul 26, 5:55pm Top

>162 Caroline_McElwee: I was very pleased, Caroline, the two replacements are beautiful editions :-)

>163 kidzdoc: Thank you, Darryl. The weather isn't cooperating, over 35C today and tomorrow it will be even more. After that we should get some relief, although still above 25C. So I stay inside as much as possible and try to read a bit.

>164 jnwelch: Thanks, Joe, I am glad I tackled the Iliad. Today at multiple places warmth records were broken, including our town. The airco upstairs keeps it just bearable inside.

166Ireadthereforeiam
Jul 26, 10:00pm Top

Sorry to see your Harry Potter read got a down graded star-rating....maybe to be expected with one that makes such an impact early on?

Also, The Iliad?? *bows down in reverence*

167charl08
Jul 27, 2:29am Top

Hope you're keeping cool today Anita. I've not managed the Odyssey or the Iliad, kudos.

168Ameise1
Jul 27, 4:33am Top

Happy Friday, Anita.

169FAMeulstee
Jul 27, 4:58am Top

>166 Ireadthereforeiam: Thank you, Megan, I just started reading the Iliad without thought. That worked well.
I think I was more overwhelmed by Harry Potter the first time round. I still think it is a great read.

>167 charl08: Thanks, Charlotte, the house is still relatively cool. So I stay in and do nothing except reading. I even restrict my time with the (warm) laptop!
I didn't get to the Iliad either before, you will get to them one day if you like.

>168 Ameise1: Thank you, Barbara, same to you. Enjoy Gdansk :-)

170msf59
Jul 27, 7:05am Top

Happy Friday, Anita. I hope you get a lot of reading in this weekend. Beautiful weather here. I am loving it.

171FAMeulstee
Jul 27, 5:01pm Top

>170 msf59: Thank you, Mark, it is late now and I tried to see the full "blood moon". Some clouds kept me from the full view, but at least I saw a glimpse of it. Today was hot again: 35C, even to hot to read! Tomorrow it should be a bit better...

172Familyhistorian
Jul 28, 2:19am Top

>154 FAMeulstee: If anyone could match or beat Stasia's record of books read in a year, it would be you, Anita.

Sorry to hear about your hot weather. It was 35C here today and smoky. A bog close by is on fire and it will take them days to put it out. I hope your temperatures cool down soon, ours are supposed to go down by next Wednesday.

173ChelleBearss
Jul 28, 8:36am Top

>156 FAMeulstee: I also seem to rate the Harry Potter books higher on the first read. I'm a big HP fan so I always assumed it's because the first read of each book was anticipated and exciting and then the second time through I already know what has happened.

174FAMeulstee
Jul 28, 9:15am Top

>172 Familyhistorian: Thanks, Meg, although Suzanne (Chatterbox) also reads a lot, in 2010 more that I ever did with 506 books!
We just had some thunder and rain :-D
Not enough rain to compensate the drought, it does help cooling off a bit.

>173 ChelleBearss: That may be part of it, Chelle. I am still a fan and will re-read them all this year.

175FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 29, 7:50am Top


book 259: Kat en muis by Günter Grass
1001 books, own, translated from German, English translation Cat and Mouse, 175 pages
TIOLI Challenge #1: Read a book whose title’s opening letters names an animal

A group of boys have their playground at a half sunken warship near the coast during WWII. In some ways Joachim Mahlke is their leader, he excells in swimming and diving. Growing up means going into the army, Mahlke is one year older than his classmates, so he is the first to go to the front in the East.

Second book of the "Danzig Trilogy", the books are no sequels, but certain characters figure in different books. Like a certain 3 year old drummer (main character of The Tin Drum) comes along in the background of this book.
An penetrating portrait of growing up in Nazi-Germany.


176FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 28, 11:00am Top


book 260: Voor altijd, altijd by Bart Moeyaert
own, Dutch, childrens, awarded, Vlag en Wimpel 1993, no English translation, 59 pages
TIOLI Challenge #5: Read a book with at least two identical words with 4 or more letters in the title not including the subtitle

Near the frozen lake Nanne meets a woman with a red hat. She is singing about lost Tasja. Nanne thinks she is singing about a cat, and tries to comfort the woman. Then Nanne finds out it was her daughter who drowned in the lake last summer and Nanne feels sorry she misunderstood. Later she sees the woman at the graveyard, wich makes Nanne very sad. This time the woman is comforting Nanne.


177FAMeulstee
Jul 28, 11:10am Top


book 261: Rattenvanger by Karlijn Stoffels
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Zilveren Zoen 2001, no English translation, 59 pages
TIOLI Challenge #1: Read a book whose title’s opening letters names an animal

14 year old Lori lives with her mentally challenged mother. When her mother takes her medicines, all is doable, but once in a while her mother refuses to take medicines and ends up in a kind of mania Lori dislikes. Her father has moved away, and travels around the world, so Lori doesn't see him very often. When her neighbour and piano teacher goes away for a year, the appartment is rented to a student, who seems nice, but slowly tries to seduce Lori. Meanwhile Lori plays the piano for the school musical.

Not a bad book, but a bit much is packed into one girls life.


178humouress
Jul 28, 6:44pm Top

Some sad-sounding books there, Anita. I think I’ll pass on them, if you don’t mind - even if I could read Dutch :0)

179FAMeulstee
Jul 29, 7:51am Top

>178 humouress: There might be a reason they are not translated, Nina ;-)

180Deern
Jul 30, 5:55am Top

>175 FAMeulstee: That's the one I'm still missing. I liked the other 2, but I have to be in Günter Grass mood to enjoy them.

Great you saw some of the moon!
It's so hot here as well, this is the first day I had to switch the office A/C on already in the morning. I always avoid it as long as possible. No rain, except for a few dusty drops.

181FAMeulstee
Jul 30, 9:32am Top

>180 Deern: Cat and Mouse is the shortest, Nathalie, in my edition only 175 pages. And there is a 4th book Im Krebsgang, written in 2002.

We are back to just below the 30C, still too warm for me, but better than 36C...
It is still very dry, we had a tiny bit of rain, but not enough for the garden.
I hope the hot weather leaves Merano soon, although the forcast does not look like it.

182FAMeulstee
Jul 30, 9:52am Top


book 262: Geschiedenis van de Lage Landen deel 4 by Jaap ter Haar
own, Dutch, awarded, Nienke van Hichtumprijs 1972, no translations, 448 pages
TIOLI Challenge #11: Read a book that has been on your shelves for more than 5 years

History of the Low Lands (the Netherlands and Flandres), 19th and 20th century, last book in a series of four.
Napoleontic time, when the Netherlands became a kingdom. After Napoleon was defeated it stayed that way under the Oranges. Until 1830 Belgium was part of the kindom, then they went on on their own. Industrialisation, parlemetary democracy, in WW I the Netherlands stayed neutral, while Belgium was in the middle of the fights, interbellum, WWII.

Readable history book.

183FAMeulstee
Jul 30, 9:59am Top


book 263: Harry Potter en de vuurbeker by J.K. Rowling
own, translated, YA, original title Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 547 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Re-read a book

Harry Potters fourth year at Hogwarts, with a very scary ending...

Three more Harry Potter books to go!

184Deern
Jul 30, 10:26am Top

About the Harry Potter impact discussion - I forgot to post it earlier: I actually upgraded #5 on my second read. The first time I read it the day it was published, and so much time had passed between books 4 and 5 (I believe the last 2 were published in quicker succession). #4 ends with a real cliffhanger, it left me breathless. I was expecting mega-action in #5, not growing pains of a teenager and all that slowing down of the plot. When I reread them all later, I still felt uncomfortable, but in a good way. I think characterisation in that one is great.

185FAMeulstee
Jul 30, 11:47am Top

>184 Deern: For a long time I refused to read the Harry Potter books. Someone pushed them way too much to me. So Frank was the first here who read them. After some gentle nudges here on LT I gave in in 2010, and was happy I finally read them. Re visiting has been very good :-)

---

I won't be much around for the next two days. Tomorrow I will be in The Hague, celebrating my fathers 88th birthday. The day after tomorrow is court day, so I will be sitting nervously next to the phone, waiting for my father to call...

186humouress
Jul 30, 3:36pm Top

>185 FAMeulstee: I resisted reading the Harry Potter books for a long time too, until my husband bought the fourth one for me in hardback when it first came out. So then, of course, I had to buy them all and start from the beginning.

Wishing you and your father a wonderful day tomorrow and best of luck for the day after.

187harrygbutler
Edited: Jul 30, 5:00pm Top

A happy birthday to your father, Anita, and best wishes for a positive outcome in court!

188EllaTim
Jul 30, 6:15pm Top

Happy birthday to your father, Anita. And I hope not too much nerves and a good outcome for the court case.

189FAMeulstee
Edited: Jul 31, 5:48pm Top

>186 humouress: It is almost impossible to avoid reading Harry Potter ;-)
Thank you, Nina, we had a good day today and hope for the best tomorrow.

>187 harrygbutler: Thank you, Harry!

>188 EllaTim: Thank you, Ella. My thyroid levels are slowly getting better, so I am a bit better in handeling the stress.

--

We first visited my mother, she barely recogneses us. She told us "Frank and Anita would come today", while we were sitting there right in front of her... She had a busy day with many visitors, on a good day she does know most of the time who we are. But according to my sister she is NOT suffering from dementia.
Then we went on to my father, chatted a bit until my aunt (his youngest sister) and uncle came and had dinner with the five of us. We had a good time talking, laughing and enjoying the food. Now we are back home, a little nervous about tomorrow. I was prewarned by my father that my sister had sended a mail today... She still thinks she is right and everyone else is wrong, or too stupid to see her truth.

Now waiting what the court will rule tomorrow afternoon about the custody of my mother.

190FAMeulstee
Edited: Aug 30, 5:55am Top

July 2018 in numbers

30 books read (7,891 pages, 254.5 pages a day)

own 21 (70 %) / library 9

23 male author / 7 female author
13 originally written in Dutch / 17 translated into Dutch
26 fiction / 4 non-fiction

30 books in TIOLI Challenges (sweep)
  4 e-books
  4 1001 books
14 childrens/YA
  1 mystery/police prodedural

longest book 762 pages
shortest book 24 pages
average book 263 pages

--
date first published:
8th century BC: 1
16th century: 2
17th century: 1
20th century
1920s: 1
1940s: 1
1960s: 2
1970s: 6
1980s: 3
1990s: 6
21st century
2000s: 4
2010s: 3

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ratings:
  2 x
  6 x
12 x
  8 x
  2 x

Best books


Arthur koning voor eens en altijd, gevolgd door het boek Merlijn (The Once and Future King, Including The Book of Merlyn) by Terence H. White
Harry Potter en de vuurbeker (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) by J.K. Rowling


Gezien de feiten by Griet Op de Beeck
Harry Potter en de gevangene van Azkaban (Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban) by J.K. Rowling
Himalaya (Himalaya) by Michael Palin
Ilias (Iliad) by Homeros
Het oog in de deur (The eye in the door) by Pat Barker
Het verkeerde meisje (The wrong girl) by David Hewson

191FAMeulstee
Jul 31, 5:24pm Top

2018 totals to date:

263 books read (57,907 pages, 273.1 pages a day)

January: 32 books, 8,134 pages
February: 30 books, 6,987 pages
March: 47 books, 8,414 pages
April: 37 books, 6,828 pages
May: 46 books, 9,808 pages
June: 41 books, 9,845 pages
July: 30 books, 7,891 pages

own 175 (67%) / library 67 / from my dad 2 / BolKobo+ 10

155 male author / 112 female author (* 4 books by 2 authors)
110 originally written in Dutch / 153 translated into Dutch
234 fiction / 29 non-fiction

258 books in TIOLI Challenges (sweep in January, February and July, double sweep in March, April, May and June)
49 e-books
22 1001 books (total 82)
  5 Dutch Literary Canon (total 17/125)
147 childrens/YA (141 own / 6 library)
21 mystery/police prodedural

longest book in 2018: 960 pages
shortest book in 2018: 22 pages
average book: 220 pages

--
date first published:
between 13th - 10th century B.C.: 1
8th century BC: 1
1th century: 1
13th century: 1
16th century: 4
17th century: 2
18th century: 1
19th century: 7
20th century: 175
21st century: 70

--
ratings:
12 x
42 x
99 x
76 x
31 x
  2 x
  1 x

192kidzdoc
Jul 31, 8:57pm Top

I'm glad that you had an enjoyable day with your parents, Anita. I hope and pray that the result of tomorrow's court case is a favorable one.

193Caroline_McElwee
Jul 31, 10:36pm Top

Crossing everything for the right outcome Anita.

194Deern
Aug 1, 6:28am Top

Crossing crossables for you, (((((Anita)))))!

195karenmarie
Aug 1, 8:28am Top

Hi Anita!

Happy Belated 88th Birthday to your Father.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed and sending positive energy for the right result in the court case today.

196FAMeulstee
Edited: Aug 1, 12:24pm Top

>192 kidzdoc: >193 Caroline_McElwee: >194 Deern: >195 karenmarie: Thanks Darryl, Caroline, Nathalie and Karen. I am grateful for your support.

My brother just called, court ruled in favor of my dad.
My sister got very angry, threw a fit when it became clear she lost the case and left court before the ruling, was brought back in to hear the ruling. I will talk to my father tonight, according to my brother he was glad, but emotionally upset by it all.

197jessibud2
Edited: Aug 1, 12:50pm Top

Anita, I am glad this part is over. It seems clear by her response, that the ruling was a correct one. I feel for your dad but I hope that things will settle down and allow you all some peace now. Deep breaths....

{{hugs}}

198calm
Aug 1, 12:56pm Top

The ruling must be a relief for you and the rest of your family, except your sister, and I hope that your mother gets the care she needs without any more upsets.

Belated happy birthday to your father.

199FAMeulstee
Edited: Aug 1, 3:05pm Top

>197 jessibud2: Thank you, Shelley, taking deep breaths is what I do.
There are still many official complaints she made, to the nursery home, the GP of the nursery home, the City of The Hague, the Ministry of Health and some others... But I expect after this ruling they all will be denied, because she is no say in this.

>198 calm: Thanks, calm, it is a big relief. Is is hard on my father, after loosing two of his children in the last two years and taking the painful decision to put my mother in a nursery home, he did deserve some rest instead of this.

--

After speaking to my father I understand the judge did not rule today, but will do later. The clerk of the court signaled the judge not to rule now, but ask my father to fill a request for custody within two weeks. Then the judge can rule and declare my mother incapable and give custody to my father. That way there is no need for a separate procedure.

200Caroline_McElwee
Aug 1, 6:07pm Top

I'm glad things are taking the right turn Anita. I hope you all get some emotional rest soon.

201harrygbutler
Aug 1, 6:28pm Top

It sounds like the court is indeed looking out for your father and mother's interests. I hope that all continues to work out for the best.

202humouress
Aug 1, 7:29pm Top

I’m glad things worked out Anita. Hopefully things will start to settle down for your family. I’m wondering if your sister needs help, given that she could not understand your mother’s problems?

203FAMeulstee
Aug 1, 10:46pm Top

>200 Caroline_McElwee: Thank you, Caroline, so are we. I hope so.

>201 harrygbutler: Thank you, Harry, I think the same. I wonder what my sister is going to do now...

>202 humouress: Thank you, Nina, settle down would be nice. Not sure if that is going to happen. When I had a conflict with my sister years ago and she didn't get it her way, she started to stalk me... That was when I cut all contact.
In my opinion she needs help, but she lives in her own universe and refuses any help. In her world every medicine/drug is very BAD, even an over the counter painkiller. So I don't think she will ever accept any help, since every psychiatric treatment does involve medicines. In her opinion death is better than taking medicines.

204Berly
Aug 2, 1:42am Top

>96 FAMeulstee: Thanks for the chart! I am due to go in this week for another test. We will see what my levels are...

: )

205FAMeulstee
Aug 2, 9:02am Top

>204 Berly: Happy to share, Kim, I hope your levels turn out good.

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