Anita (FAMeulstee) reads on in 2018 (9)
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The great black cormorant is a common bird here. The first birds I noticed when we came to live here were large groups of cormorants in flight (left). Also a typical imagae of the cormorant, drying their feathers.
total books read in 2018: 335
221 own / 102 library / 12 other
total pages read in 2018: 74,134
non-fiction: Verhaal van een leven 1 by Konstantin Paustovski, 645 pages, TIOLI #9
YA: Blauwe hond (Blue Dog) by Louis De Bernières, 132 pages, TIOLI #13
books read in September 2018 (26 books, 5,348 pages, 14 own / 12 library)
book 335: Weg der geesten (The ghost road) by Pat Barker, 252 pages, TIOLI #5,
book 334: Schaaknovelle (Chess Story) by Stefan Zweig, 88 pages, TIOLI #2,
book 333: Naar het hart van Borneo (Into the Heart of Borneo) by Redmond O'Hanlon, 243 pages, TIOLI #13, (msg 125)
book 332: Van het westelijk front geen nieuws (All quiet on the Western front) by Erich Maria Remarque, 206 pages, TIOLI #3, (msg 118)
book 331: *Lenka by Jan Procházka, 135 pages, TIOLI #13, (msg 117)
book 330: De brug (The Bridge) by Geert Mak, 91 pages, TIOLI #10, (msg 113)
book 329: Transit by Hella Haasse, 92 pages, TIOLI #17, (msg 110)
book 328: In de mist van het schimmenrijk by W.F. Hermans, 96 pages, TIOLI #16, (msg 100)
book 327: Slangen & piercings (Snakes and Earrings) by Hitomi Kanehara, 119 pages, TIOLI #9, (msg 98)
book 326: Een kleine kans (Against the Odds) by Marjolein Hof, 95 pages, TIOLI #5, TIOLI #4, (msg 97)
book 325: *Dansen op de brug van Avignon (Dancing on the Bridge of Avignon) by Ida Vos, 146 pages, TIOLI #4, (msg 96)
book 324: Een Mann by Rindert Kromhout, 377 pages, TIOLI #2, (msg 83)
book 323: Valkuil by Arnaldur Indriðason, 293 pages, TIOLI #13, (msg 82)
book 322: Mark Rothko (Mark Rothko) by Annie Cohen-Solal, 317 pages, TIOLI #11, (msg 81)
book 321: HhhH (HHhH) by Laurent Binet, 346 pages, TIOLI #1, (msg 80)
book 320: De verzamelde werken van A.J. Fikry, boekhandelaar (The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry) by Gabrielle Zevin, 222 pages, TIOLI #12, (msg 59)
book 319: De legende van de Zwarte Hengst (The Black Stallion legend) by Walter Farley, 160 pages, TIOLI #11, (msg 58)
book 318: Mevrouw Dalloway (Mrs. Dalloway) by Virginia Woolf, 189 pages, TIOLI #3, (msg 57)
book 317: Gina by Alet Schouten, 107 pages, TIOLI #18, (msg 56)
book 316: Vertel me wie wij waren by Rindert Kromhout, 169 pages, TIOLI #11, (msg 45)
book 315: *Nou moe! by Veronica Hazelhoff, 143 pages, TIOLI #14, (msg 44)
book 314: De avonturen van Lena Lena by Harriet van Reek, 36 pages, TIOLI #8, (msg 43)
book 313: April is de wreedste maand by Rindert Kromhout, 265 pages, TIOLI #6, (msg 42)
book 312: Harry Potter en de relieken van de dood (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) by J.K. Rowling, 541 pages, TIOLI #6, (msg 31)
book 311: Wachten op matroos (Hello, Sailor) by André Sollie, 26 pages, TIOLI #15, (msg 30)
book 310: Duin (Dune) by Frank Herbert, 591 pages, TIOLI #7, (msg 27)
TIOLI September 2018 sweep done! (13/9)
#1: Read a book with a one-word title which contains at least one double letter
- Vlammen - Hans Hagen, 96 pages
#2: Gone, But Not Forgotten: Read a work by or about a deceased playwright
- Kind van Albion (England made me) - Graham Greene, 209 pages
#3: Read a Book You MUST Read
#4: Read a book with the name of a railway station in the title
#5: Read a book with a 3 word title and there must be at least one person shown on the cover
#6: Read a book with a definite article in the title, but not at the beginning
? Niemand in de stad - Philip Huff, 348 pages
#7: Read a book that won either a Hugo or James Tiptree, Jr. award
#8: Read a book that has a name in the title which also was a name in the title of a t.v show. Include the t.v show
#9: read a book translated from a non-European language
- Verhaal van een leven 1 - Konstantin Paustovski, 645 pages
- Domein van het licht (Territory of Light) - Yuko Tsushima, 189 pages
#10: Read a book with a city pictured, diagrammed, or silhouetted on the cover
- De stenen engel (Sleep Baby Sleep)- David Hewson, 393 pages
#11: Read a book with a full name (first name and family name) at the first page
- De vaticaanse moorden (A Season for the Dead) - David Hewson, 448 pages
#12: Read a book that has an epigraph that is a poem or part of a poem written before the 20th century
#13: Read a book where the author's name includes an accent, prefix, hyphen, or macron etc
- Blauwe hond (Blue Dog) - Louis De Bernières, 132 pages (e-library)
#14: Read a book where the main characters are children
#15: Read a book containing a common noun representing a person, but no pronouns or proper nouns
#16: Read a book with a weather term related to rain in the title (or an umbrella on the cover)
#17: Read a book which starts with an animal product which lets the animal alive
#18: Read a book with a celestial reference on Page 21
books read in August 2018 (46 books, 10,879 pages, 32 own / 14 library)
book 309: Harry Potter en het vervloekte kind - J.K. Rowling
book 308: *De vuurman - Anton Quintana
book 307: *De Mennyms belegerd - Sylvia Waugh
book 306: *De Mennyms - Sylvia Waugh
book 305: De slavenkaravaan - Karl May
book 304: Het vege kolkje - Alet Schouten
book 303: De blinde muur - Henning Mankell
book 302: *De lege plaats - Ouida Sebestyen
book 301: *Warlord - Malcolm Bosse
book 300: Harry Potter en de halfbloed prins - J.K. Rowling
book 299: De beer en de nachtegaal - Katherine Arden
book 298: De woestijnrovers van Noord-Afrika - Karl May
book 297: Een kunstenaar van het vlietende leven - Kazuo Ishiguro
book 296: *Gespleten landschap - Hazel Rochman
book 295: Soldaten huilen niet - Rindert Kromhout
book 294: De Cock en het lijk op drift - A.C. Baantjer
book 293: Over de bergen - Gerrit Komrij
book 292: Auww! - Veronica Hazelhoff
book 291: Het autistische brein - Temple Grandin
book 290: De vier wezen - Alet Schouten
book 289: Harry Potter en de Orde van de Feniks - J.K. Rowling
book 288: De Zwarte Hengst en het meisje - Walter Farley
book 287: *Sterke Wanja - Otfried Preussler
book 286: Paumen : Altijd tot het uiterste - Maartje Paumen & Robèrt Misset
book 285: Gebr - Ted van Lieshout
book 284: Een reis door het hart van Tibet - Matteo Pistono
book 283: *Twee weken in mei - Christine Nöstlinger
book 282: Gans, papegaai en kraanvogel : gedichten uit het oude China - Bai Juyi
book 281: De nacht van de heksenketelkandij - Simone Schell
book 280: Onder de vulkaan - Malcolm Lowry
book 279: Het derde zusje - David Hewson
book 278: Onder het vee - Rutger Kopland
book 277: Mattijs Mooimuziek - Hans Werner
book 276: *De rode schuur - Ota Hofman
book 275: Salto mortale - Donna Leon
book 274: Het beertje Pippeloentje - Annie M.G. Schmidt
book 273: *Het zout der aarde en het domme schaap - Sheila Och
book 272: Light verse in Dutch en double Dutch - John O'Mill
book 271: De onwaarschijnlijke reis van Harold Fry - Rachel Joyce
book 270: Het boek Job - Lydia Rood
book 269: Lotta uit de Kabaalstraat - Astrid Lindgren
book 268: De kunst van het liegen - Alan Bradley
book 267: De kleine prins - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
book 266: *Aap en Beer - Wim Hofman
book 265: De poort - Natsume Soseki
book 264: De Wolf, John - John de Wolf & Jeroen Siebelink
books read in July 2018 (30 books, 7,891 pages, 21 own / 9 library)
book 263: Harry Potter en de vuurbeker - J.K. Rowling
book 262: Geschiedenis van de Lage Landen deel 4 - Jaap ter Haar
book 261: *Rattenvanger - Karlijn Stoffels
book 260: *Voor altijd, altijd - Bart Moeyaert
book 259: Kat en muis - Günter Grass
book 258: Harry Potter en de gevangene van Azkaban - J.K. Rowling
book 257: Ilias - Homeros
book 256: De tweede oorlog - Billi Rosen
book 255: Eigen rechter - Jan Terlouw
book 254: Himalaya - Michael Palin
book 253: *Matthijs en z'n opa - Roberto Piumini
book 252: In de bovenkooi - J.M.A. Biesheuvel
book 251: Sabriël - Garth Nix
book 250: Het verkeerde meisje - David Hewson
book 249: De heerser - Niccolo Machiavelli
book 248: Pompeii - Robert Harris
book 247: Nederlandse Historiën : Een keuze uit het grote verhaal van de Nederlandse Opstand - P.C. Hooft
book 246: *Kikker en pad zijn best tevreden - Arnold Lobel
book 245: Kikker is verliefd - Max Velthuijs
book 244: De vorst - Niccolo Machiavelli
book 243: Eend voor eend - Guus Kuijer
book 242: Het oog in de deur - Pat Barker
book 241: Indiaans verhaal : In de schaduw van twee beschavingen - Reinier Artist
book 240: De scheepsjongens van Bontekoe - Johan Fabricius
book 239: *Het boek van Dorrie - Marilyn Sachs
book 238: Arthur koning voor eens en altijd, gevolgd door het boek Merlijn - Terence H. White
book 237: Hollands glorie - Jan de Hartog
book 236: Gezien de feiten - Griet Op de Beeck
book 235: De geest van de Zwarte Hengst - Walter Farley
book 234: De waarde-ring - Marten Toonder
* these books are to be culled
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: De geschiedenis van de Lage Landen 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
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,
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
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
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 August update:
- Childrens/YA books TBR: 350 - 159 read in 2018 = 191 + 3 books acquired = 194 TBR
- Childrens/YA books on the shelves: 697 + 3 books acquired = 700 - 2 culled = 698 - 90 ready to go = 608
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.
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
July summary: July in numbers
August summary: August in numbers
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 - 233 (June 2018): thread 6
book 234 - 263 (July 2018): thread 7
book 264 - 308 (August 2018): thread 8
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
My best of lists on the WikiThing
Series I read, mostly mysteries, a list to keep track
Bernie Gunther by Philip Kerr 4/12
Broeder Cadfael by Ellis Peters 6/20
De Cock by A.C. Baantjer 49/70
Flavia de Luce by Alan Bradley 3/5
Guido Brunetti by Donna Leon 5/25
John Rebus by Ian Rankin 2/18
Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg by Fred Vargas 3/8
Konrad Sejer by Karin Fossum 4/12
Kurt Wallander by Henning Mankell 7/12
Martin Beck by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö 2/10
Pieter Vos by David Hewson 3/4
Sir Balwin by Michael Jecks 5/8
Books acquired in 2018: 74
August 2018 (1)
18 klassiekers om het heden te begrijpen by Jaap Tielbeke
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
* secondhand replacements for books culled in 2005
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
**Bekentenissen van Zeno by Italo Svevo
Het rood en het zwart by Stendhal
Anton Heyboer : het goede moment by Doede Hardeman ea
**replacment for damaged book
Books culled in 2018: 2 (really gone) + 119 (ready to go) = 121
Hi Anita, happy new thread!
Those cormorants are special birds, so primitive looking, even a bit spooky at their nesting sites.
>12 EllaTim: Thank you, Ella.
Yes, they are special, primitive looking birds. Before the cold winter of 2012 there were lots of them. Often in large groups of 100 birds or more. In 2012 their numbers were decimated, and only recently I see larger groups again.
Hi Anita, and happy new thread! The cormorant pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing. I wonder what happened in 2012, but am glad you're seeing larger groups again.
I like cormarants, I remember seeing them from the train when I was travelling to Utrecht years ago Anita.
>14 karenmarie: Thank you, Karen!
We had a very cold winter in 2012, even the big lakes were mostly frozen. The cormorants dive for fish, so because of the ice they could not reach their main source of food. This decimated the large colony in the Oostvaarders Plassen (the nature reserve that is close to our home).
>15 drneutron: Thanks, Jim!
>16 Caroline_McElwee: They were heavely hunted in the past, Caroline, as fisherman saw them as rivals. Since they are left alone their numbers have increased. It is impressive to see a large flight diving into the water.
Happy new thread, Anita. Great toppers. I hadn't realized birds other than geese flew that *V* formation.
Yes, they are primitive-looking. Birds were once dinosaurs, after all! ;-)
Happy new thread.
The cormorans are pretty rare during summer time in Switzerland - and quite many people don't like them because they have a healthy appetit for fish :)
>10 FAMeulstee: you are nearly at 75!!! (giggle- obviously you are well past that milestone in books read!!)
book 310: Duin by Frank Herbert
from the library, e-book, translated, original title Dune, 591 pages
TIOLI Challenge #7: Read a book that won either a Hugo or James Tiptree, Jr. award
I had high hopes for this Sience Fiction classic. Sadly I found the first 3/4 dragging, the last quarter of the book did keep my interest a bit better, but I am not planning to read the sequels...
I can see that the book made an impact when it was first published. And I am sure the makers of Star Wars knew this book. The world Herbert created was very good, but the characters were rather flat and predictable.
>27 FAMeulstee: Alas. I think it helps to have read it 45 years ago when it was transformative. Which I did.
book 311: Wachten op matroos by André Sollie
own, picture book, Dutch, awarded, Gouden Griffel and Vlag en Wimpel 2001, English translation Hello, Sailor, 26 pages
TIOLI Challenge #15: Read a book containing a common noun representing a person, but no pronouns or proper nouns
A boy is up on a lighthouse, waiting for his boyfriend to return from sea.
Lovely illustrations by Ingrid Godon and a sweet story.
book 312: Harry Potter en de relieken van de dood by J.K. Rowling
own, YA, translated, original title Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, 541 pages
TIOLI Challenge #6: Read a book with a definite article in the title, but not at the beginning
The last Harry Potter book, great, a wonderful read.
It was a re-read, but I could not stop reading until the end.
I am sure I will read all seven books again one day.
Happy new thread, Anita! We have large numbers of double-crested cormorants on the river near our house every summer.
>17 FAMeulstee: in China, and some other places the fishermen use the Cormarants to catch the fish Anita.
Happy New Thread, Anita. Hooray for the comorants! We get the double-breasted variety around here. I saw one on Friday. Yah!
Good decision on not continuing the Dune series. The rest of them are poor reflections on the original and in my opinion became ways to cash in on previous success.
>32 harrygbutler: Thank you, Harry. Are those cormorants migrating, or is there a lot of fish in that river in summer?
>33 Caroline_McElwee: Now you mention it, Caroline, I think I have seen pictures of cormorants that have something around their neck, to keep them from swallowing big fish. Dutch fishermen never thought of that ;-)
>34 Carmenere: Thank you, Lynda!
>35 msf59: Thanks, Mark. Good there are also cormorants near your place. I think you mean double-crested? ;-)
>36 drneutron: Good to know, Jim.
>1 FAMeulstee: I could not help by notice the formation of the birds in your first post on this thread. I love the music of Joni Mitchel (a folk singer extraodinare.) Not only does she write her songs, but she sings and accompanies them. Each song is a poem.
One of her early songs called The Urge For Going, has the phrase "See the geese in chevron style."
I had never heard the term chevron style until I hear this song. It is an early one, but a great one!
Thank you for visiting my thread Anita, even though I haven't visited you often. It has been a tough year for me. I know you understand. I appreciate you!
Happy new thread!! Sorry you didn't care for Dune. I loved the series, but then I read it ages ago. Harry Potter rocks and I am looking for her next Cormoran Strike detective novel due out in like two weeks!
>38 Whisper1: The birds keep eachother from the wind, Linda.
Thanks for sharing the Joni Mitchel song, I hadn't heard that term either.
I know why you are not much around, and happy if you feel up to it!
>39 jessibud2: Enjoy, Shelley :-)
>40 Berly: Thank you, Kim.
I probably should have read Dune 35 years ago to like it better :-)
I am eagery waiting for the next Cormoran Strike! And the new Nic Costa!
book 313: April is de wreedste maand by Rindert Kromhout
from the library, YA, Dutch, no translations, 265 pages
TIOLI Challenge #6: Read a book with a definite article in the title, but not at the beginning
Sequel to Soldaten huilen niet, fictional autobiograpy of Quentin Bell, son of Clive and Vanessa Bell.
In this book the main character is Angelica, Quentin's half sister, together they talk about their memories of life with their aunt Virginia (Woolf), who is missing. Their mother got a letter from Virginia, but doesn't want to share. Slowly Quentin and Angelica find out what demons their aunt was fighting.
The title is the first words of T.S. Eliot's poem The Waste Land: April is the cruelest month.
Again a great read, I want to read the last book Vertel me wie wij waren as soon as possible!
book 314: De avonturen van Lena Lena by Harriet van Reek
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Gouden Griffel 1987, no English translation, 36 pages
TIOLI Challenge #8: Read a book that has a name in the title which also was a name in the title of a t.v show. Include the t.v show
With comic like drawings on one page, some tekst on the next page, we see and read about Lena Lena. Daily life, with absurdist twists and humor.
book 315: Nou moe! by Veronica Hazelhoff
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1982, no translations, 145 pages
TIOLI Challenge #14: Read a book where the main characters are children
Maartje is in the last class of primary school. We follow her at school and at home. She does some foolish things, but her friends and mother always stand by her. She falls in love with Tim.
book 316: Vertel me wie wij waren by Rindert Kromhout
from the library, YA, Dutch, no translations, 169 pages
TIOLI Challenge #11: Read a book with a full name (first name and family name) at the first page
Last book of the fictional autobiograpy of Quentin Bell, son of Clive and Vanessa Bell.
In 1978 Quentin is visiting Charleston Farmhouse for the last time, the only remaining resident is the painter Duncan Grant, the father of his half-sister Angelica. Unexpected Angelica arrives, and they spend the evening together talking about the past, as Quentin is writing his final book about his family and the Bloomsbury Group.
A year later, after Duncan has died, they meet Deborah Gage, who wants to rebuild Charleston Farmhouse, like it was in their youth.
>41 FAMeulstee: Me too on the Strike- I saw the cover for the first time today and got all excited, then realised I still have to wait. Sigh.
Yes, the sequels never could match the original and I stopped after the third, but I do love Dune itself.
>37 FAMeulstee: Hi, Anita! The cormorants come in for the summer and fish in the river, then head south for the winter.
I read Dune many years ago and liked it well enough at the time. I think I read a couple of the sequels as well. However, I've not been tempted to reread it more recently, however, and doubt that I'll ever get back to it.
>46 charl08: Waiting is always difficult, Charlotte, and in this case we have been waiting a long time!
>47 LizzieD: Thanks, Peggy, or it was just me. As a first book into the genre it might impress much more.
>48 ronincats: So I skip the sequels, Roni, unless there is nothing else left to read ;-)
>49 harrygbutler: Here they stay all year, Harry, so I didn't know they migrate in other places.
Dune does make my thread go fast ;-)
>50 jnwelch: Thank you, Joe!
Safe travels, I am exited to meet you in 9 days!
More Dune here: I also read it years ago, and liked it. For me there is a lot of visual appeal to the story, the desert, the sand and the worms in it. There was at least one movie made out of it. I know, there was a lot more to the book, but this is what I see in my mind when you say Dune.
>52 EllaTim: I think I saw the David Lynch movie a long time ago, Ella. My mental image is sligtly different, more like pictures of the Sahara, with in the distance something moving under the sand.
>28 ronincats: I’m sorry that Dune didn’t impress you. I read it when I had not read much other science fiction so it impressed me greatly. My husband and daughter love the movie(s). Me, not so much.
>31 FAMeulstee: I re-listen to Harry Potter every couple of years. It takes longer now that I don’t commute to work – 11 months most recently. I haven’t re-read them in quite a while.
I pre-ordered Lethal White in July and anticipate it showing up at my house on its release date Sept. 18th. Yay. I can hardly wait.
Dune would have made more impression if it had been one of my first encounters with the genre.
I started SF(F) long time ago with Julian May's Saga of the Exiles and Galactic Milieu, they impressed and are still favorites.
Sadly there is no publication date yet for the Dutch translation of Lethal White :-(
book 317: Gina by Alet Schouten
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Vlag en Wimpel 1984, no translations, 107 pages
TIOLI Challenge #18: Read a book with a celestial reference on Page 21
After World War II Gina and her husband Dirk emigrate to Wales. Dirk was in the Dutch-Indies during the war, and has still nightmares, but never talks about that time. Gina survived the hunger-winter in the Netherlands. They both want to make a new start in Wales.
They first stay on the farm of Bill's sister, get their own place and finally go to a large farm and have some children. Most of the book is told from the perspective of Mark, the son of Gina's sister Annet, who spends some holidays in Wales.
book 318: Mevrouw Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
1001 books, from the library, translated, original title Mrs. Dalloway, 189 pages
TIOLI Challenge #3: Read a Book You MUST Read
After reading the books about the Bloomsbury Group by Rindert Kromhout (>42 FAMeulstee: >45 FAMeulstee:) I wanted to read a book by Virginia Woolf.
It took me a while to get into the writing style, as I haven't read "stream of consciousness" before.
A day in the life of Mrs Dalloway, an upperclass woman in London, past World War I, who gives a party that evening. Meanwhile we meet some other characters, like Septimus Smith and his wife Lucrezia. Septimus has shelshock (PTSS), but his doctor assures his wife there is nothing wrong with him... a terrible example how psychiatric conditions were marginalised at that time.
It struck me how large the gaps were between class, not even a century ago.
book 319: De legende van de Zwarte Hengst by Walter Farley
own, YA, translated, original title The Black Stallion legend, 160 pages
TIOLI Challenge #11: Read a book with a full name (first name and family name) at the first page
One of the worst entries in The Black Stallion series.
It felt like I was in the writers bad trip. I understand Farley wrote this after his daughter died, the grief in the book feels real, the rest isn't worth the read.
book 320: De verzamelde werken van A.J. Fikry, boekhandelaar by Gabrielle Zevin
from the library, e-book, YA, translated, original title The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, 222 pages
TIOLI Challenge #12: Read a book that has an epigraph that is a poem or part of a poem written before the 20th century
Story about the owner of a bookshop, a child left in the bookshop and finding a partner. Predictable quick fluff read.
From the book description I hoped for more, but it wasn't.
Hi Anita! I loved, loved, loved all The Black Stallion books as a kid, but I didn't I ever read that one; it was written after my time.
Enjoy your meetup this week! I'm envious!
>60 streamsong: I was reading the complete Black Stallion series at the The Black Stallion Series Relaxed Shared Read, Janet, and I am a completist.
The first books are the best ones, so next month I am going to finish the project with re-reading the first book.
Thank you, I look forward to see Darryl again and to meet Joe, Debbi and Ella for the first time :-)
Today the papers of the court arrived with the judge's ruling concerning my mother. She is declared to be legaly incapable due to dementia and my father is appointed to be her legal supervisor.
So glad it is all over now!
Tomorrow we will go to The Hague to visit my parents.
Great news, Anita. And the appropriate resolution. I hope the visit is a good one.
>62 FAMeulstee: Great news given the circumstances! Wishing you a happy Sunday and a good visit.
Glad to hear that weight is taken off your shoulders, Anita. Hope the meet up goes well.
>63 banjo123: >64 jessibud2: >65 Caroline_McElwee: >66 Deern: >67 charl08: >68 EllaTim:
Thanks Rhonda, Shelley, Caroline, Nathalie, Charlotte and Ella!
We already knew this was the outcome, but very glad we have it on paper now.
My parents were not in good shape today. We first visited them both at my mothers place. She didn't recognise us, we went for a walk (my mother in the wheelchair; my father does that 6 times a week) and at some point during the walk she did remember us. Later that faded again.
Then we went to a very small museum in the center of The Hague the Prince William V Gallery. It originally opened in 1774. It is only one big room and a small entrance room and all the walls are covered with paintings (the way they were showed over two centuries agao).
Not my picture, by Takeaway - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
After this visit we went to my dads place, had a nice walk in Clingendael and had diner with him in the restaurant.
Congrats on the legal verdict! Phew. How nice to have that in writing. Glad you go to spend some time with your parents, too, even if it was a bit difficult.
>70 Berly: Thank you, Kim, a big relief especially for my dad.
It was indeed hard to see how the whole legal mess has had an impact on my father. It will take a lot of time to heal, I hope he will have enough time to bounce back.
I'm sorry that your parents weren't doing well yesterday, Anita, although it must have been at least somewhat of a relief when she eventually recognized you.
Hi, Anita -- I just realized that I had "lost" your thread. Glad you got the official papers about your parents, and I hope your father can start recuperating now that the stress is over.
>72 kidzdoc: Thanks, Darryl, for us it was a pleasant surprise, as she didn't recognise us at all when we visited her last time. It was harder on my dad, who hadn't witnessed it before.
I am the youngest of five siblings (and of the three siblings remaining now), so I know I am the first to disappear from her memory. It was a bit odd that she didn't mind that I left, but she did ask Frank if he really had to go...
>73 foggidawn: Glad you found me again, Foggi :-)
Thank you, my dad really needs some rest now. We support him as much as we can. For his sake I hope my sister doesn't stirr things up again.
Hi Anita- Dune was one of my first scifi reads when I was a teenager, I loved it then. Later I read a sequel or two and found them ok. I wouldn't read it again, I have a rule not to reread books I really loved when younger.
Glad the legal issues around your parents are settled.
>75 avatiakh: That can be a wise desicion, Kerry, most of my re-reads are books I KNOW I am going to love again. Others probably are better off not reading again.
Thanks, we were all relieved (except my sister of course).
Today we got bad news: a letter from the physicians practice that my present GP is leaving :-(
Not sure how to cope with this, next GP will be the 7th GP in 6 years. There is not even time to set up a meeting with both (present and next) GP, as we did previous times to smoothen the transfer. Starting all over and telling everything again about psychic and thyroid issues and no psychiatric backup left either. They have my charts, but I know I have to tell again as reading notes from previous GPs never gets the essential messages through *big sigh*
>77 FAMeulstee: Oh Anita, 7th GP in 6 years, that's awful. And extra difficult for you, having to explain everything again. I can imagine you're not happy about this news.
>78 EllaTim: Thanks, Ella, indeed not happy at all :-(
One of our previous GPs has started her own practice in Lelystad. We might switch to her, although it is a bit further away.
book 321: HhhH by Laurent Binet
from the library, translated from French, original title HHhH, 346 pages
TIOLI Challenge #1: Read a book with a one-word title which contains at least one double letter
Story about the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich in Prague 1942 by Jan Kubiš and Jozef Gabčík. They had fled the country and were dropped by the allies for this killing. Nazi Germany reacted harshly, two complete villages were erased as payback.
The writer doesn't only tell what has happened back then, but also tells about his own findings, while researching the subject.
book 322: Mark Rothko by Annie Cohen-Solal
from the library, non-fiction, translated from French, original title Mark Rothko, 317 pages
TIOLI Challenge #11: Read a book with a full name (first name and family name) at the first page
In 2015 I went to the Rothko exhibition in The Hague, and felt I was missing something. I do like many abstract painters (Ellsworth Kelly is a favorite), but Rothko's works didn't really touch me. Then I saw this biography on Caroline's thread and thought it might help me to understand Rothko's work better.
And it did help me appriciate Rothko more, following his life and works gave more sence to the way his paintings evolved. It was also an astonishing view into the world of art, how museum directors, gallery owners and art schools have a big influence on who becomes a standing "artist" and who doesn't.
Somewhere in the book someone mentions how visionary Popes were, as a list of their commisionairies is a list of importants artists through time. I think it is the other way around, the artists who were allowed to work for the Vatican became standing artists because of that.
book 323: Valkuil by Arnaldur Indriðason
from the library, translated from Icelandic, no English translation (yet), 293 pages
TIOLI Challenge #13: Read a book where the author's name includes an accent, prefix, hyphen, or macron etc
I am a fan of Indriðasons books and was happy to find a copy of his latest book at the library.
Sequel to The shadow killer, with Icelandic policeman Flóvent and military policeman Thorson working together in Iceland during World War II.
Early in WWII Icelandics from Danmark and Norway are allowed to return to their country. An Icelandic woman from Kopenhagen travels north, where she will get on the ship that will bring her back home. She will meet her boyfriend there. But the boyfriend never arrives and later she learnes he has been send to a concentrationcamp in Germany, as he joined the Danish resistance. During the voyage home, an other passenger on the ship disappears.
A year later Flóvent and Thorson have a case with a drowned man, that seams a suicide, a violent murder and a woman who is missing some time.
As always a well plotted mystery and an enjoyable read.
book 324: Een Mann by Rindert Kromhout
from the library, YA, Dutch, no translations, 377 pages
TIOLI Challenge #2: Gone, But Not Forgotten: Read a work by or about a deceased playwright
After his trilogy about Quentin Bell and the Bloomsbury Group, Rindert Kromhout now dives into the world of the Mann family.
Fictional autobiography of Klaus Mann, writer and son of Thomas Mann.
Starting in Paris, 1926, where Klaus has gone to finish his book and to avoid his famous father Thomas Mann. In Paris he meets many writers at the bookstore of Sylvia Beach "Shakespeare and company". His sister Erika will marry soon and as his book writing doesn't go well, so he decides to write a long letter to his father to clear the air.
I learned a lot about Germany in the 1920s and the members of the Mann family. I hope Kromhout will write more about them.
I'm sorry that yet another GP is leaving you, Anita. That's not right at all.
See you soon!
Oh man! Sorry to hear about the departure of your GP. I hope this one sticks around a little longer than the rest did :)
It's annoying to keep telling a new doctor the same thing.
I hope the next one is at least a good one.
>84 kidzdoc: It isn't, Darryl, but there is not much we can do about it.
See you tomorrow! :-)
>85 figsfromthistle: Thank you Anita, we do hope the next one stays a bit longer.
>86 charl08: Thank you, Charlotte, it was very unexpected this time. Somehow our neighborhood wears them out.
Yes, HHhH was a clever book and a good read.
I thought it wasn't available in English translation yet, or do you mean the previous book?
>87 SirThomas: Yes it is, Thomas, and because of that it went a few times wrong with my thyroid medication.
We sure hope so, but I am not optimistic...
More bad. My father told me that my sister said to the workers at the nursing home she wants to appeal the decision of the court concerning my mother :-( We will see...
Oh, and I completely forgot to mention last weeks good news!
The blod results were good for Frank, he was declared free of diabetes (by the 4th diabetes nurse since December, not only doctors go fast in the physicans practice here...). He can stop taking the pills and next check in two months. If those results are good, he got rid of it within a year!
Just started the last book for this months TIOLI sweep. As usual with so much happening, I hide in my books and read like mad.
>77 FAMeulstee: that is so stressful for you Anita.
>89 FAMeulstee: so glad to hear Frank's news. I still have work to do on that.
Crossing fingers that the appeal doesn't go ahead.
>80 FAMeulstee: I do have this in the pile somewhere.
>81 FAMeulstee: Glad the Rothko worked for you too Anita. I need to go and look at some of his work again soon.
Congrats for the good news for Frank. That's excellent. I am astounded at the turnover with your doctors. I wonder why they leave with such frequency. Are they all retiring? Maybe the place ought to hire younger ones! That alone must be exhausting.
Congratulations with Frank's good results! I seem to remember that he changed his diet, and you two have a walking program, to achieve this?
See you tomorrow at Zouthaven. I think I will recognise you from the photos here, and Joe and Darryl as well:-)
>89 FAMeulstee: I think you are right - the one I found (published in March '18) published in the UK as The Shadow Killer is described as
"Reykjavík, August 1941. When a travelling salesman is found murdered in a basement flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt .45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force."
(I bought it anyway, so thank you :-)
>90 Caroline_McElwee: Thank you, Caroline, it is stressful. Not sure yet what is best to do, wait and see what comes next or changing practice.
I am so proud of Frank!
Go get it and read ;-)
There is some work of him in the Tate Modern I think?
>91 jessibud2: We live in a rather poor and neglected part of town, Shelley, most of them were young, but got burned out. I suspect there is some trouble between the doctors and the management of the practice. Besides that it is difficult to get doctors to this part of the country. It is a problem in the whole Northern part, even some hospitals closed down because of lack of staf.
>92 EllaTim: Thank you, Ella!
Yes that is what we did. After our last dog died we were already changing routines, so it wasn't very difficult to implant some changes to get the diabetes down.
See you tomorrow, I will recognise you after we have met ;-)
>93 charl08: Yes, Charlotte, The Shadow Killer is the previous book.
Before that one is The Shadow District a kind of introduction, although it is set many years later.
When you have read them you can look forward to the next one :-)
I kept reading on, so today I finished my September TIOLI sweep :-)
Now I am 6 reviews behind, usually I can keep it limited to 4 to go. I hope to get to that later tonight.
book 325: Dansen op de brug van Avignon by Ida Vos
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Vlag en Wimpel 1990, English translation Dancing on the Bridge of Avignon, 146 pages
TIOLI Challenge #4: Read a book with the name of a railway station in the title
1942, Rose is ten years old, since the Germans occupied the Netherlands Jews are allowed less and less. No more school, no more violin lessons, shopping only allowed between 15:00 and 17:00... Her whole family is suffering from the laws against Jews. Family and friends are deported. When her uncle rescues a high Nazi officer, it looks like they might escape...
Based on real events, the sad story of a Jewish child in WWII.
book 326: Een kleine kans by Marjolein Hof
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Gouden Griffel 2007, English translation Against the Odds, 95 pages
TIOLI Challenge #5: Read a book with a 3 word title and there must be at least one person shown on the cover
Kiki's father is often away. He is a doctor and helps people in war zones. Kiki and her mother worry a lot when he is away and Kiki tries to change the odds in a very creative and a bit disturbing way.
Imagitive, touching, but also a bit disturbing. Heavy subject, told light enough to be digestable for kids.
book 327: Slangen & piercings by Hitomi Kanehara
own, translated from Japanese, English translation Snakes and Earrings, 119 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: read a book translated from a non-European language
Underground youth culture in Japan. "Barbie"-girl Lui meets punk-boy Ama, Lui is facinated by Ama's body modification (split tongue) and wants the same. She ends up into a spiral of love and violence, where the only feeling that is left is pain.
A complete different kind of Japanese literature. Lui tries to escape her fate as "Barbie"-girl, the more accepted alternative way, but finds out too late she entered an even more suppressing and unequal environment.
>95 FAMeulstee: Is it going to be a double sweep again?
You have been reading a lot of good books, small wonder you can't keep up with your reviews. I think I'd like to read the one by Ida Vos.
book 328: In de mist van het schimmenrijk by W.F. Hermans
own, Dutch, Boekenweekgeschenk 1993, no translations, 96 pages
TIOLI Challenge #16: Read a book with a weather term related to rain in the title (or an umbrella on the cover)
Fictional diary of Karel, a student in Amsterdam, 1944. He is in hiding, to avoid being send to Germany for forced labor. Together with a friend he has great plans to resist, and during the preparations of this operation he falls in love with Madelon. His friend is arrested by the Germans. Madelon has a fiancé, but he seems to have no objection to Karel. Their relationship gets bad in time and Karel looses his hiding place. After being chased and shot by Germans, Karel kills one of them. He finds a place to hide, but finds no medical help for his servere bullet wound.
>99 EllaTim: No double this month, Ella, for some challenges I could not find a second book to read.
I liked her other book Wie niet weg is wordt gezien even more than Dansen op de brug van Avignon.
The last six books were all rather short ones.
It seems impossible to write more than four reviews straight, so the next two have to wait. Off to bed now!
Happy Saturday, Anita! How did you enjoy the Meet Up? I am sure it was wonderful. Sadly, I have not met Darryl yet, but I can attest that Joe & Debbi are a lovely couple.
>102 msf59: It was a wonderful meet up, Mark, three more LTers met in real life!
Joe and Debbi are indeed a lovely couple, we met Ella for the first time, and we will see Darryl again tonight. Life is good!
Just finished All quiet on the Western front, WOW that was an impressive read!
>104 FAMeulstee: - I read that one years and years ago and it haunted me for a long time.
>105 jessibud2: I can understand, Shelley, war is always hard. Remarque did well describing the horrors in the trenches.
>104 FAMeulstee: Did you finish that one yesterday evening, Anita?
I still want to read it. WWI passed Holland, but it was devastating for all countries involved.
>107 EllaTim: No, I didn't come that far yesterday, Ella, so I finished it this morning.
I have read a lot about WWI lately, because I didn't know much about it. Our country wasn't involved, so it is mostly ignored in our history books. This was the first book about the trenches from German perspective.
Next one will be The Ghost Road, the last book in a trilogy about WWI.
Yesterday evening we went out for dinner with Darryl in Utrecht. As always we had a great time.
Today it is packing and cleaning day, as we leave for Vlissingen tomorrow. I am not sure if we will have good internet connections, so it might be quiet here the next week.
book 329: Transit by Hella Haasse
own, Dutch, Boekenweekgeschenk 1994, no translations, 92 pages
TIOLI Challenge #17: Read a book which starts with an animal product which lets the animal alive
A girl returns to Amsterdam, after a long travel though Europe. She went alone, as the two friends who would accompany her, backed off. Now she is searching them in Amsterdam and meets one of them, now a homeless guy and he doesn't recognise her. She finds a place to stay with an old professor, who has rejected the world and lives reclusive in a large house. He regrets that the ideals of the sixties are gone and hope the next generation will find new ideals.
>111 EllaTim: Yes, Ella, 5 days in Vlissingen and then 3 days in Hellevloetsluis :-)
book 330: De brug by Geert Mak
own, Dutch, Boekenweekgeschenk 2007, English translation The Bridge, 91 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book with a city pictured, diagrammed, or silhouetted on the cover
Geert Mak did spend a year with the people on the Galata Bridge in Istanbul. He tells their stories, the vendors, the anglers, the beggars, where they came from and how they ended up here. He mixes this with some history of the city of Istanbul, that is on the edge of the West and the East.
I love the way Geert Mak mixes journalism with history.
book 331: Lenka by Jan Procházka
own, YA, translated from Czech, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1974, no English translation, 135 pages
TIOLI Challenge #13: Read a book where the author's name includes an accent, prefix, hyphen, or macron etc
Twelve year old Lenka lives on a collective farm in Czechoslovakia in the 1960s. She doesn't like the other girls and prefers to join the boys, but they don't want her around. She feels alone, just like Prim, the stallion, who is said to be untameable. While the supervisor of the farm tries to tame Prim in a harsh way, Lenka tries to become friends with the large stallion. When Prim escapes, Lenka finds him.
Besides a romantic horse story, this is also a nice look into the Czechian country side in the 1960s.
book 332: Van het westelijk front geen nieuws by Erich Maria Remarque
1001 books, from the library, translated from German, English translation All quiet on the Western front, 206 pages
TIOLI Challenge #3: Read a Book You MUST Read
Paul Bäumer and his class mates were in their last year of school in 1916, when one of their teachers pesuades them to join the army. They fight in the trenches in Belgium, where many of them loose their life. Yet they feel close to eachother and find their way to cope with the horrors around them.
Ultimate book about the horrors of World War I, despite also an hommage to humanity. The Nazi's burned this book and took German citezenship from the author.
ETA: The woodcut on the front cover was made by Arie Zonneveld. He went to Belgium to get inspiration and made more illustrations for the book. Sadly the German publisher prohibited publication for 50 years, because the movie rights had been sold recently. Most of them were lost, but this one could be used 50 years later.
Anita, I don't know if you are familiar with the British author Michael Morpurgo. He writes for children but some of his stories deal with war. The first ones of his that I read included Private Peaceful and Dear Olly. He is a very good and very prolific writer and I would guess that most of his works would be translated.
Hi Anita, very sorry about the GP. How annoying that they change so often.
Don't you need some "new evidence" or proof that something was done incorrectly for an appeal? I hope your sister will give up on that idea and that it was just an empty threat.
And great news about Frank! :D
Wonderful that you had another meetup with Darryl, I'm hoping for some pics on his thread.
Enjoy your vacation! :)
>121 Deern: Thank you, Nathalie, very annoying. Sadly we can't prevent GPs from leaving.
No, for appeal you don't need new evidence, but you do need a lawyer. As my sister could not find a lawyer to take the case, I am almost sure she won't be able to find one for appeal.
Yes, it is always a treat to spend some time with Darryl :-)
We will, cleaned the house today. We leave in the afternoon, so the packing can wait for tomorrow.
book 333: Naar het hart van Borneo by Redmond O'Hanlon
own, non-fiction, translated, original title Into the Heart of Borneo, 243 pages
TIOLI Challenge #13: Read a book where the author's name includes an accent, prefix, hyphen, or macron etc
In 1983 Redmond O'Hanlon and James Fenton traveled to Borneo, in search for the Bornean rhinoceros.
They are accompanied by three Iban guides, traveling upstream to the Indonesian border. O'Hanlon writes with lots of humor about the troubles of traveling through the jungle and made me lough out loud numberous times.
I am very happy to have read this book again, the first time was somewhere in the 1990s. My copy is signed by the author, as O'Hanlon was signing books in 1997 at bookshop Donner in Rotterdam and we lived near at the time.
I'm sorry to hear that your sister is upsetting everybody again, Anita. I hope that she gives up soon. Have a great vacation.
Hi Anita! Good news seems to be outweighing the bad news here, always a good balance.
I'm sorry about losing your GP again. I hope the new one is good.
Congrats on getting the paperwork re your father's guardianship of your mother. I hope your sister can't find a lawyer to appeal and gives up on the idea. Congrats, too, on Frank's now being diabetes-free, and I hope you have a safe and wonderful vacation.
And finally, 333 books read this year. A good total so far, I think.
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