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Anita (FAMeulstee) reads on in 2018 (11)

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75 Books Challenge for 2018

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1FAMeulstee
Oct 31, 2018, 6:38pm Top

Welcome to thread eleven!

Some more pictures of the Corneille exhibition we saw last Tuesday:
left: Your Face Like a Sun (1947), middle: Hatching out (1957), right: Rock and Cliff (1960)
  

2FAMeulstee
Edited: Dec 7, 2018, 7:00am Top

total books read in 2018: 441
293 own / 134 library / 13 other

total pages read in 2018: 96,358

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currently reading:

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books read in November 2018 (65 books, 12,037 pages, 49 own / 16 library)
book 441: Het erf van Roos en Lap by Alet Schouten, 117 pages, TIOLI #15 (msg 241)
book 440: Het huis van Roos en Lap by Alet Schouten, 118 pages, TIOLI #9 (msg 240)
book 439: *De eilandenruzie by Jozua Douglas, 94 pages, TIOLI #9 (msg 239)
book 438: *Niemand in de stad by Philip Huff, 348 pages, TIOLI #9 (msg 238)
book 437: Fontamara by Ignazio Silone, 214 pages, TIOLI #14 (msg 237)
book 436: De engelen des doods (The Lizard's Bite, Nic Costa 4) by David Hewson, 384 pages, TIOLI #9 (msg 236)
book 435: In het land van de Mahdi by Karl May, 320 pages, TIOLI #2 (msg 235)
book 434: De avonturen van Oom Willibrord by Jan Terlouw, 92 pages, TIOLI #9 (msg 217)
book 433: Het verboden rijk (The Forbidden Realm) by J. Slauerhoff, 172 pages, TIOLI #6 (msg 215)
book 432: Lampje by Annet Schaap, 324 pages, TIOLI #9 (msg 213)
book 431: Roodgevlamde zijde (Flame-colored taffeta) by Rosemary Sutcliff, 114 pages, TIOLI #14 (msg 212)
book 430: Een kleine stad in Duitsland (A small town in Germany) by John Le Carré, 303 pages, TIOLI #17 (msg 195)
book 429: Verhalen van de spinnende kater by Harriet Laurey, 80 pages, TIOLI #15 (msg 194)
book 428: De goede soldaat (The Good Soldier) by Ford Madox Ford, 222 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 193)
book 427: Met huid en haar by Marita de Sterck, 232 pages, TIOLI #3 (msg 192)
book 426: Liefdesliederen by Hadewijch, 155 pages, TIOLI #8 (msg 172)
book 425: Otje by Annie M.G. Schmidt, 160 pages, TIOLI #7 (msg 171)
book 424: *Tin Toeval en het geheim van Tweebeens-eiland by Guus Kuijer, 113 pages, TIOLI #6 (msg 170)
book 423: *Tin Toeval en de kunst van het verdwalen by Guus Kuijer, 111 pages, TIOLI #16 (msg 169)
book 422: De vrouw van de dokter (The Doctor's Wife) by Sawako Ariyoshi, 171 pages, TIOLI #12 (msg 163)
book 421: *Brieven aan niemand anders (Letters to Anyone and Everyone) by Toon Tellegen, 86 pages, TIOLI #18 (msg 161)
book 420: De filosoof en de sluipmoordenaar by Simon Vestdijk, 166 pages, TIOLI #11 (msg 160)
book 419: Kelderkind by Kristien Dieltiens, 485 pages, TIOLI #2 (msg 159)
book 418: Naar het noorden by Koos Meinderts, 198 pages, TIOLI #13 (msg 156)
book 417: 20.000 mijlen onder zee, Westelijk halfrond (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 2) by Jules Verne, 193 pages, TIOLI #5 (msg 154)
book 416: 20.000 mijlen onder zee, Oostelijk halfrond (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea 1) by Jules Verne, 174 pages, TIOLI #5 (msg 154)
book 415: De nieuwe paus by Stijn Fens, 112 pages, TIOLI #4 (msg 150)
book 414: Het parfum (Perfume: The Story of a Murderer) by Patrick Süskind, 255 pages, TIOLI #1 (msg 141)
book 413: *Mijn beesten staan er gekleurd op by Kees & Katja Stip, 64 pages, TIOLI #2 (msg 140)
book 412: Mensenjagers aan de Nijl by Karl May, 319 pages, TIOLI #2 (msg 139)
book 411: De hondeneters by Marita de Sterck, 197 pages, TIOLI #3 (msg 138)
book 410: De velden van eer (Fields of Glory) by Jean Rouad, 162 pages, TIOLI #3 (msg 133)
book 409: Het duistere pact by Rianne Lampers, 212 pages, TIOLI #1 (msg 131)
book 408: Onderworpen (Submission) by Michel Houellebecq, 234 pages, TIOLI #4 (msg 130)
book 407: Absolutie voor moord (Absolution by murder) by Peter Tremayne, 255 pages, TIOLI #11 (msg 114)
book 406: Vijftien honden (Fifteen dogs) by André Alexis, 272 pages, TIOLI #13 (msg 112)
book 405: Superguppie by Edward van de Vendel, 64 pages, TIOLI #12 (msg 110)
book 404: Schuim en as by J. Slauerhoff, 142 pages, TIOLI #6 (msg 109)
book 403: Dit uitzicht by Rutger Kopland, 32 pages, TIOLI #8 (msg 108)
book 402: *Fausto Koppie by Anke de Vries, 95 pages, TIOLI #14 (msg 107)
book 401: *Een brug naar Terabithia (Bridge to Terabithia) by Katherine Paterson, 112 pages, TIOLI #17 (msg 103)
book 400: De man die in rook opging (The man who went up in smoke, Martin Beck 2) by Sjöwall & Wahlöö, 229 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 93)
book 399: Een handvol stof (A handfull of dust) by Evelyn Waugh, 298 pages, TIOLI #5 (msg 92)
book 398: De boerderij der dieren (Animal Farm) by George Orwell, 143 pages, TIOLI #17 (msg 90)
book 397: Stella : ster van de zee by Gerda Dendooven, 45 pages, TIOLI #6 (msg 89)
book 396: Karel Appel by Franz-W. Kaiser, 35 pages, TIOLI #7 (msg 82)
book 395: Stem op de okapi by Edward van de Vendel, 160 pages, TIOLI #12 (msg 81)
book 394: Corso, het ezeltje by C.E. Pothast-Gimberg, 144 pages, TIOLI #7 (msg 80)
book 393: De hond die naar de sterren rende (A bridge to the stars) by Henning Mankell, 155 pages, TIOLI #8 (msg 79)
book 392: Labyrint Europa: alle latere reizen by Cees Nooteboom, 573 pages, TIOLI #9 (msg 78)
book 391: *Kun je fluiten Johanna? (Can you whistle, Johanna?) by Ulf Stark, 48 pages, TIOLI #15 (msg 76)
book 390: Floddertje by Annie M.G. Schmidt, 128 pages, TIOLI #14 (msg 73)
book 389: *We zijn allang begonnen, maar nu begint het echt by Joke van Leeuwen, 52 pages, TIOLI #16 (msg 71)
book 388: Het onbegonnen feest by Els Pelgrom, 131 pages, TIOLI #9 (msg 59)
book 387: Ik heb geen naam by Dagmar Hilarová & Miep Diekmann, 132 pages, TIOLI #9 (msg 58)
book 386: Tuin van eetlust by Manuel Kneepkens, 71 pages, TIOLI #18 (msg 57)
book 385: Het gruwelkabinet by Ivo de Wijs, 193 pages, TIOLI #1 (msg 54)
book 384: *Ali Baba en de veertig rovers by Willem Wilmink, 96 pages, TIOLI #11 (msg 50)
book 383: Tsjaikovskistraat 40 by Pieter Waterdrinker, 431 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 49)
book 382: Conclaaf (Conclave) by Robert Harris, 319 pages, TIOLI #4 (msg 48)
book 381: Corneille, zijn wereld by Maarten Bertheux, 80 pages, TIOLI #15 (msg 47)
book 380: Nog in morgens gemeten by Koos van Zomeren, 320 pages, TIOLI #5 (msg 32)
book 379: Diep in het bos van Nergena by Margriet Heymans, 54 pages, TIOLI #16 (msg 31)
book 378: *Er ging geen dag voorbij by Toon Tellegen, 104 pages, TIOLI #18 (msg 30)
book 377: De Pantheon getuige (The Sacred Cut, Nic Costa 3) by David Hewson, 429 pages, TIOLI #13 (msg 29)

* these books are to be culled

3FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 30, 2018, 4:09am Top

Reading plans:

TIOLI November 2018 triple sweep done.

4FAMeulstee
Edited: Oct 31, 2018, 6:53pm Top

msg 4
books read in October 2018 (33 books, 7,876 pages, 20 own / 13 library)
book 376: Zwarte regen - Masuji Ibuse
book 375: De oliekoning - Karl May
book 374: *Koning Wikkepokluk de Merkwaardige zoekt een rijk - Wim Hofman
book 373: Het Bacchus offer (Nic Costa 2) - David Hewson
book 372: Afscheid van de wapenen - Ernest Hemingway
book 371: Standvastig - Svend Brinkmann
book 370: De eend op de pot - Nannie Kuiper
book 369: Verhaal van een leven 1 - Konstantin Paustovski
book 368: De uitvinder van de natuur - Andrea Wulf
book 367: Vervloekt (Adamsberg 6) - Fred Vargas
book 366: *Alan en Naomi - Myron Levoy
book 365: *Wie is Sumitra? - Rukshana Smith
book 364: 1947 Hier begint het heden - Elisabeth Åsbrink
book 363: Robin en God - Sjoerd Kuyper
book 362: De wildernis - David Almond
book 361: Björnstad - Fredrik Backman
book 360: De eeuwige jacht (Adamsberg 5) - Fred Vargas
book 359: Om het rood van de krijger - Rosemary Sutcliff
book 358: De PG - Jef Geeraerts
book 357: Bezoekjaren - Joke van Leeuwen
book 356: De bavianenkoning - Anton Quintana
book 355: Stil leven een tentoonstelling - Ted van Lieshout
book 354: Black, de zwarte hengst - Walter Farley
book 353: De nacht in Lissabon - Erich Maria Remarque
book 352: *Martine Koperslager by Selma Noort
book 351: De gestolen kinderen by Gerardo Soto y Koelemeijer
book 350: Hartenbloed - Juliet Marillier
book 349: De bakker - Anke van Hasselt
book 348: Marc de verschoppeling - Rosemary Sutcliff
book 347: Het verhaal van Aeneas - Vergilius
book 346: Bij ons in Caddum - Jan Terlouw
book 345: De appel - Dick Bruna
book 344: *De metro van Magnus - Joke van Leeuwen

books read in September 2018 (33 books, 7,659 pages, 18 own / 15 library / 1 other)
book 343: De wereld van gisteren - Stefan Zweig
book 342: *De jongen en de zwaan - Catherine Storr
book 341: De terugkeer van Neptunus (Adamsberg 4) - Fred Vargas
book 340: De Vaticaanse moorden (Nic Costa 1) - David Hewson
book 339: Heren van de thee - Hella Haasse
book 338: *Vlammen - Hans Hagen
book 337: De stenen engel (Pieter Vos 4) - David Hewson,
book 336: Blauwe hond - Louis De Bernières
book 335: Weg der geesten - Pat Barker
book 334: Schaaknovelle - Stefan Zweig
book 333: Naar het hart van Borneo - Redmond O'Hanlon
book 332: Van het westelijk front geen nieuws - Erich Maria Remarque
book 331: *Lenka - Jan Procházka
book 330: De brug - Geert Mak
book 329: Transit - Hella Haasse
book 328: In de mist van het schimmenrijk - W.F. Hermans
book 327: Slangen & piercings - Hitomi Kanehara
book 326: Een kleine kans - Marjolein Hof
book 325: *Dansen op de brug van Avignon - Ida Vos
book 324: Een Mann - Rindert Kromhout
book 323: Valkuil - Arnaldur Indriðason
book 322: Mark Rothko - Annie Cohen-Solal
book 321: HhhH - Laurent Binet
book 320: De verzamelde werken van A.J. Fikry, boekhandelaar - Gabrielle Zevin
book 319: De legende van de Zwarte Hengst - Walter Farley
book 318: Mevrouw Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
book 317: Gina - Alet Schouten
book 316: Vertel me wie wij waren - Rindert Kromhout
book 315: *Nou moe! - Veronica Hazelhoff
book 314: De avonturen van Lena Lena - Harriet van Reek
book 313: April is de wreedste maand - Rindert Kromhout
book 312: Harry Potter en de relieken van de dood - J.K. Rowling
book 311: Wachten op matroos - André Sollie
book 310: Duin - Frank Herbert

* these books are culled

5FAMeulstee
Edited: Oct 31, 2018, 6:54pm Top

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 culled

6FAMeulstee
Edited: Oct 31, 2018, 6:54pm 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: 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 culled

7FAMeulstee
Edited: Oct 31, 2018, 6:54pm 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,
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 culled

8FAMeulstee
Edited: Oct 31, 2018, 6:55pm 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 culled

9FAMeulstee
Edited: Oct 31, 2018, 7:04pm 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 October update:
- Childrens/YA books TBR: 350 - 182 read in 2018 = 168 + 11 books acquired = 179 TBR
- Childrens/YA books on the shelves: 697 + 13 books acquired = 710 - 102 culled = 608 - 1 ready to go = 607

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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
July summary: July in numbers
August summary: August in numbers
September summary: September in numbers
October summary: October 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 - 233 (June 2018): thread 6
book 234 - 263 (July 2018): thread 7
book 264 - 308 (August 2018): thread 8
book 308 - 343 (September 2018): thread 9
book 343 - 376 (October 2018): thread 10

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

10FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 28, 2018, 4:37am Top

msg 10
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 49/70

Flavia de Luce by Alan Bradley 3/5
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 5/25
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 5/8
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; 9 Een dodelijk venijn

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 9/12
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; 9b Wallanders wereld; 10 De gekwelde man

Martin Beck by Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö 3/10
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

Nic Costa by David Hewson 4/11
1 De Vaticaanse moorden; 2 Het Bacchus offer; 3 De Pantheon getuige; 4 De engelen des doods; 5 Het zevende sacrament; 6 De Romeinse lusthof; 7 Het masker van Dante; 8 Blauwe demonen; 9 Gevallen engel; 10 Dans van de doden; 11 De binnenste cirkel

Pieter Vos by David Hewson 4/4
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

11FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 27, 2018, 4:03pm Top

Books acquired in 2018: 90

November 2018 (4)
Giacometti Chadwick : Facing Fear by Michael Bird
Armando : Tussen het weten en begrijpen by Armando
Blind Faith : between the visceral and the cognitive in contemporary art by Anna Schneider
Zadkine aan zee by Jan Teeuwisse

October 2018 (12)
Corneille, zijn wereld by Maarten Bertheux
De begraafplaats van Praag by Umberto Eco
Kelderkind by Kristien Deltiens (Woutertje Pieterse prijs 2013)
Stem op de okapi by Edward van de Vendel (Woutertje Pieterse prijs 2016)
Stella : ster van de zee by Gerda Dendooven (Woutertje Pieterse prijs 2017)
Het raadsel van alles wat leeft by Jan Paul Schutten (Nienke van Hichtum prijs 2013 & Gouden Griffel 2014))
Honderd uur nacht by Anna Woltz (Nienke van Hichtum prijs 2015)
Gips by Anna Woltz (Gouden Griffel 2016)
Naar het noorden by Koos Meinderts (Gouden Griffel 2017)
De eilandenruzie by Jozua Douglas (Kinderboekenweekgeschenk)
De eend op de pot by Nannie Kuiper (Gouden Griffel 1982)
De prinses van de moestuin by Annemie Heymans (Nienke van Hichtum prijs 1993)

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
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

**replacment for damaged book

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Books culled in 2018: 128 (really gone) + 7 (ready to go) = 135

12FAMeulstee
Edited: Oct 31, 2018, 7:06pm Top

That is it, thread is open!

13foggidawn
Oct 31, 2018, 7:07pm Top

Happy new thread!

14FAMeulstee
Oct 31, 2018, 7:16pm Top

>13 foggidawn: Thank you, foggi!

15harrygbutler
Oct 31, 2018, 7:27pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita!

16jessibud2
Oct 31, 2018, 7:28pm Top

Happy new one, Anita!

17drneutron
Oct 31, 2018, 8:10pm Top

Happy new thread!

18figsfromthistle
Oct 31, 2018, 9:40pm Top

Happy new thread!!

19vancouverdeb
Oct 31, 2018, 10:31pm Top

Happy New Thread, Anita!

20EllaTim
Nov 1, 2018, 7:37am Top

Happy new thread, Anita. Love your Corneille toppers. The exhibition was worth the visit, I see.

21Caroline_McElwee
Nov 1, 2018, 8:42am Top

Glad you enjoyed Rottadam Anita.

Such an amazing reading achievement too.

22FAMeulstee
Nov 1, 2018, 9:42am Top

>15 harrygbutler: >16 jessibud2: >17 drneutron: >18 figsfromthistle: >19 vancouverdeb: Thank you, Harry, Shelley, Jim, Anita and Deborah!

23FAMeulstee
Nov 1, 2018, 9:47am Top

>20 EllaTim: Thank you, Ella. It was a very nice exhibition. I am glad we bought the museumjaarkaart this year, makes it easier to do short visits to musea. We only went to see the Corneille exhibition, without the feeling we should see the rest of the museum.

>21 Caroline_McElwee: Thank you, Caroline.
We had a good time. Frank had a night out with his friend on Tuesday, they see eachother every two or three months.
My reading is still going well, I hope to end the year a little over 450 books.

24jnwelch
Nov 1, 2018, 10:18am Top

Happy New Thread, Anita!

Over 450 books is awesome! I'm glad you and Frank enjoyed the Corneille exhibition; thanks for posting the paintings.

25charl08
Nov 1, 2018, 11:57am Top

Happy New thread Anita. Love the art - not an artist I've come across before, so a little bit better educated now...

26FAMeulstee
Nov 1, 2018, 1:05pm Top

>24 jnwelch: Thank you, Joe!
Last year I finished with 452 books, I hope to surpass that number.

>25 charl08: Thank you, Charlotte.
He is very well known in the Netherlands. In his later years he made colorful, affordable prints in large editions.

27karenmarie
Nov 2, 2018, 8:49am Top

Happy new thread, Anita!

Amazing goal, 450 books in a year. Good luck on attaining it.

28FAMeulstee
Nov 2, 2018, 4:44pm Top

>27 karenmarie: Thank you, Karen!
450+ books should be doable, like I did last year. I won't pass the 110.222 pages that I read last year, I will probably end around 100.000 pages.

29FAMeulstee
Nov 2, 2018, 4:59pm Top


book 377: De Pantheon getuige by David Hewson
own, translated, Nic Costa 3, original title The Sacred Cut, 429 pages
TIOLI Challenge #13: Read a book to honor Mama Peggy: 11/15/21, 97

Third Nic Costa book, I love it when a book I started earlier fits a TIOLI challenge :-)
In the Pantheon a woman is murdered. Soon after Nic Costa and Gianni Peroni have arrived, the FBI wants to take over the investigation. Turns out this isn't the first time the murderer has hit. Despite obstruction of the FBI, the team goes on following the leads they find.

Again a statisfying and intriguing read.


30FAMeulstee
Nov 2, 2018, 5:11pm Top


book 378: Er ging geen dag voorbij by Toon Tellegen
own, YA, Dutch, no translations, 104 pages
TIOLI Challenge #18: read a book with a body part in the author's name

Toon Telligen has written many books about the animals in the wood, this was the first one. In this universe there is only one of every animal, so their names are "Squirrel", "Ant", "Cricket", "Elephant".
We meet Squirrel and Ant, who are best friends. Squirrel travels a lot and thinks too much. All animals like parties.

Toon Telligen has a wonderful way with words, with surprising turns. Some of Toon Tellegen's books are available in English translation.


31FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 2, 2018, 5:26pm Top


book 379: Diep in het bos van Nergena by Margriet Heymans
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Nienke van Hichtum prijs, 2007, no translations, 54 pages
TIOLI Challenge #16: Read a book where the number of words in the title matches the numbers 867-5309

Frieda is the second of four children, living in a city. When her aunt is looking for a playmate for her daughter Jet, Frieda goes to her aunt in the woods. She writes her older sister Adalie about her new life. Adalie writes back to her. Through the letters we get to know the sisters, and about the war that brings shortage and hunger to the city.

Margriet Heymans won many awards, yet I feel little connection to most of her books.


32FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 4, 2018, 1:30pm Top


book 380: Nog in morgens gemeten by Koos van Zomeren
from the library, e-book, Dutch, non-fiction, no translations, 320 pages
TIOLI Challenge #5: Read a book where the title contains a measure of something

Koos van Zomeren spends a year to write about Herwijnen, a small village in a Dutch polder. His father was born in Herwijnen, and he knows most of the older generation there. Talking with the villagers, mixed with his own memories, he describes the changes in the landscape. The reparcelling in the 1950s had largest impact, the farms used to be small with parcels scattered all over the polder. Most were too small for earning a decent living. After the reparcelling less farmers with larger parcels. This progress brought some prosperity to the village, but a lot is lost. In a small reserve on the edge of the polder nature is now protected.

Changing and disappearing landscape does change the people who live there. The writer doesn't want the return of "good old times", as those were no good times, the majority in the village was very poor back then. He would like more protection of the landscape.


33msf59
Nov 2, 2018, 6:50pm Top

>32 FAMeulstee: I like that book cover!

Happy New Thread, Anita. I hope you had a good week and enjoyed those books.

34FAMeulstee
Nov 2, 2018, 7:14pm Top

>33 msf59: Thanks, Mark!
The writer is a birder and loves nature. The cover shows the typical knotted willows that are often seen in polders.

35charl08
Nov 2, 2018, 7:24pm Top

>32 FAMeulstee: Sounds fascinating Anita. Wishing you a good weekend.

36EllaTim
Nov 2, 2018, 9:21pm Top

>32 FAMeulstee: I like the title. The story is familiar:-(

37Berly
Nov 2, 2018, 10:45pm Top

Next year, I may have to add a "books culled" count. I am losing ground on my piles. But at least I have managed to read half of my new acquisitions this year. That's a win!!

Happy new thread.

38vancouverdeb
Nov 2, 2018, 10:59pm Top

My goodness, Anita, 450 books! I'm still making my way to 40 books this year! :-)

39ronincats
Nov 3, 2018, 1:31am Top

Happy New Thread, Anita!

40Carmenere
Nov 3, 2018, 8:11am Top

Happy 11th thread, Anita!! Have a wonderful weekend!

41FAMeulstee
Nov 3, 2018, 11:36am Top

>35 charl08: Thanks, Charlotte, it was facinating. In some ways it reminded me of the stories from my fathers side of the family, who were born and raised in similair environment. I hope you find yourself a nice spot in the shade for the weekend.

>36 EllaTim: So did I, Ella. Yes, although the "green heart" of our country is protected by law, it is getting smaller and smaller.

>37 Berly: I am happy to keep track of both acquired and culled books, Kim. I hope it will also work for you.
I am trying to read my oldest books first, but now and then a recent acquisition wants to be read immediately ;-)

42FAMeulstee
Nov 3, 2018, 11:39am Top

>38 vancouverdeb: LOL, Deborah. Your 40 are probably as much an accomplishment as my 450.
A few years back I was happy with less than 2 books a month.

>39 ronincats: Thank you, Roni!

>40 Carmenere: Thank you, Lynda! I hope your weekend is wonderful as well.

43Whisper1
Nov 4, 2018, 12:00am Top

Hello, Hello! I am finally retired. Too tired to capture any feeling, I sleep and read, sleep and read.

44humouress
Nov 4, 2018, 4:19am Top

Hi Anita, happy new thread! I've had to skip a couple because I haven't had time in the last couple of months to do more than maintain a token presence on LT. And if a thread has lots of unread posts, I tend to put it off for later but of course, it just gets longer.

>43 Whisper1: Congratulations, Linda!

45Ameise1
Nov 4, 2018, 6:18am Top

Happy new thread, Anita. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday.

46FAMeulstee
Nov 4, 2018, 12:12pm Top

>43 Whisper1: So happy for you, Linda. Both sleeping and reading are good.

>44 humouress: Thank you, Nina! Good to see you back. We have all times of less activity on LT, as RL sometimes gets in the way.

>45 Ameise1: Thank you, Barbara, I hope all is well with you.

47FAMeulstee
Nov 4, 2018, 1:31pm Top


book 381: Corneille, zijn wereld by Maarten Bertheux
own, Dutch, art, no translations, 80 pages
TIOLI Challenge #15: Read a book which doesn't just contain text

The exhibition catalogue with a biography and works from Corneille.


48FAMeulstee
Nov 4, 2018, 1:46pm Top


book 382: Conclaaf by Robert Harris
from the library, translated, original title Conclave, 319 pages
TIOLI Challenge #4: Read a book that has something to do with an election

After the pope has died, the cardinals come together in the Vatican, to elect the next pope.
Will the next pope be the first black pope? Or will there finally be an Italian pope again?

Written well, with a nice and unexpected twist at the end. Again a very good book by Robert Harris.


49FAMeulstee
Nov 4, 2018, 1:57pm Top


book 383: Tsjaikovskistraat 40 by Pieter Waterdrinker
from the library, e-book, Dutch, no translations, 431 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book with a blurb by another author you have read

I became interested in this writer after his appearance in "Zomergasten", a Dutch TV show.
Mix of Russian history since 1917 and autobiography. The writer has lived since the late 1980s in Russia most of the time.
Because the Russian Revolution was 100 years ago, he decides to write about Russian history and his life in the Netherlands and Russia.

Larded with quotes of Russian writers, so I added some books to mount TBR :-)


50FAMeulstee
Nov 4, 2018, 2:00pm Top


book 384: Ali Baba en de veertig rovers by Willem Wilmink
own, cildrens/YA, Dutch, no translations, 96 pages
TIOLI Challenge #11: Read a book where the title contains something illegal

Dutch retelling in rhyme of Ali Baba and the fourty thieves. With beautiful matching illustrations, where alll characters are mice.


51karenmarie
Nov 6, 2018, 7:17am Top

Hi Anita!

I've read Fatherland by Robert Harris and thought I still had it on my shelves, but in a fit of culling must have gotten rid of it. I remember liking it a lot - my first alternative history read, I think.

but now and then a recent acquisition wants to be read immediately The new ones call out shamelessly to me and frequently get started even before I catalog them. Right now the newest Jack Reacher is on my desk, uncataloged, waiting for me to finish Louise Penny's newest - an ARC loaned to me by a book store friend, to be published on Nov. 27th. I'm tearing through the Louise Penny and will most likely jump immediately into the new Reacher. I don't have as much discipline as I would like to. *smile*

52charl08
Edited: Nov 6, 2018, 10:52am Top

>49 FAMeulstee: This one caught my eye: Any particular Russian writers? I'd like to read more (If I ever get back to Life and Fate, which seems to have defeated me).

53FAMeulstee
Nov 6, 2018, 12:07pm Top

>51 karenmarie: Hi Karen!
Besides Conclave and Fatherland, I have read (and enjoyed) his Cicero trilogy (Imperium, Lustrum, Dictator), Pompeii and An Officer and a Spy (about the Dreyfus affair). I like his writing style.
I havn't read an uncatalogued one yet ;-) Most of the time I plan my reading for the month with the TIOLI challenges. That works for me, as that way the earliest time to read a brand new book is the next month.

>52 charl08: He did read a lot of books set around the Russian Revolution. Besides the Paustovsky memoires (I read the first of 3 last month), and the untranslated memoires of Sima Sneevliet, he mentiones the memoires of Zinaida Gippius; those two were added to my list.
Other books A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924 by Orlando Figes, The Rasputin file by Edvard Radzinski, The Kremlin Ball by Curzio Malaparte, Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge by Helen Rappaport and Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy by Douglas Smith.

54FAMeulstee
Nov 6, 2018, 12:55pm Top


book 385: Het gruwelkabinet by Ivo de Wijs
from the library, e-book, Dutch, story collection, no translations, 193 pages
TIOLI Challenge #1: Read a book tagged on LibraryThing as "horror"

13 Dutch, romantic, 19th century, thrilling/horror stories, edited by Ivo de Wijs.
Not really my genre, but these were doable, none was really scary to me. Almost all had a sad ending. I think they were scary in the time they were written.


55banjo123
Nov 6, 2018, 1:50pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita! I love the paintings. I am not familiar with Corneille.

56FAMeulstee
Nov 6, 2018, 2:31pm Top

>55 banjo123: Thank you, Rhonda.
He was well known in our country and part of the COBRA movement. Karel Appel was the best known painter of COBRA.

57FAMeulstee
Nov 6, 2018, 2:42pm Top


book 386: Tuin van eetlust by Manuel Kneepkens
own, Dutch, poetry, no translations, 71 pages
TIOLI Challenge #18: read a book with a body part in the author's name

Poetry debut (1976) of Manuel Kneepkens, professor in criminal law and criminology.
Poems about his youth in Limburg, and his university years in Leiden. With references to famous books and authors and some nice words in combnation like "Weemoedappeltaartenjeugd" (melancholyapplepieyouth) and "klapkauwgomliefde" (blowbubblegumlove).


58FAMeulstee
Nov 6, 2018, 2:59pm Top


book 387: Ik heb geen naam by Dagmar Hilarová & Miep Diekmann
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Boekensleutel 1981, no translations?, 132 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Read a book where a word in the title starts with the letters "In Flanders fields" in rolling order

Dagmar Hilarová surved the camp Theresienstad. She was one of the child poets in this camp. For years she could not talk about those years (1943-1945). With the help of the Dutch author Miep Diekman and the translator Olga Krijtová this book was written, telling her story where poetry and love pulls her trough.

A book in English with poetry by the child poets of Theresienstadt: I Never Saw Another Butterfly by Hana Volavkova.


59FAMeulstee
Nov 6, 2018, 3:08pm Top


book 388: Het onbegonnen feest by Els Pelgrom
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1988, no English translation, 131 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Read a book where a word in the title starts with the letters "In Flanders fields" in rolling order

Sequel to De Olifantsberg. The animals find a paper with a picture of the elephant Hannibal falling from a cable car. They think Hannibal jumped out into the river, to come back to them. So Marten, Chicken, Old Cat, Squirrel and Magpie prepare a big party to welcome Hannibal back.

Nice animal story with lovely characters.


60The_Hibernator
Nov 6, 2018, 3:31pm Top

Wow, you're just packing in the books! I'm proud when I finish one a week, lol.

61FAMeulstee
Nov 6, 2018, 4:38pm Top

>60 The_Hibernator: In my defense, Rachel, I did start two of them in October ;-)

62Storeetllr
Nov 6, 2018, 7:44pm Top

Hi! Happy new(ish) thread! Intriguing images up top. I esp. like the middle one.

>48 FAMeulstee: I like Harris's work but haven't read this one. It sounds good!

63humouress
Edited: Nov 6, 2018, 9:57pm Top

>61 FAMeulstee: I don't know if that's good enough, Anita. ;0)

64Deern
Nov 6, 2018, 11:30pm Top

Belated Happy New Thread, Anita. Loved the Corneille paintings in your last thread and the topper here, of course (as usual) an artist I never heard of.

65FAMeulstee
Nov 7, 2018, 12:52pm Top

>62 Storeetllr: Thank you, Mary, that was our favorite too :-)
I hope you get to Conclave, it was a good read.

>63 humouress: LOL, Nina, who would know? ;-)

>64 Deern: Thank you, Nathalie. Happy to introduce Corneille to you.
Next two museum visits will be sculptures. An exposition in The Hague with works by Ossip Zadkine, and an exposition in Zwolle with works by Alberto Giacometti and Lynn Chadwick.

66johnsimpson
Nov 7, 2018, 4:19pm Top

Happy new thread Anita my dear, hope you and Frank are both well my dear and we send love and hugs to both of you dear friend.

67FAMeulstee
Nov 7, 2018, 7:21pm Top

>66 johnsimpson: Thank you, John. We are fine, only the weather keeps being too warm for the time of year and way too dry...
Love and hugs back to you and Karen.

68Whisper1
Nov 7, 2018, 8:39pm Top

Hi Anita:

Retirement is going well. Almost one full week! I am reading, resting, conquering some projects little bit by little bit, enjoying the fall weather, and raking a bit of leaves (ouch, my neck let me know this was not the best thing to do.)

Congratulations on reading so many books. As usual, you are an inspiration to me. Much Love!

69charl08
Nov 7, 2018, 10:41pm Top

>65 FAMeulstee: Sounds wonderful! Look forward to hearing more about it.

70FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 8, 2018, 5:20pm Top

>68 Whisper1: Dear Linda, it is good to see you around at LT.
Sorry you neck keeps hurting you. Yesterday I managed to get a blister on my right thumb when I was cleaning the garden hose to put away for the winter. Minory injury compared to you. Finding out now how much I use my thumb, so I can't do much else besides reading ;-)
Wishing you a wonderfull Thursday.

>69 charl08: Next Tuesday we will go to the Zadkine exposition, in between the visits to my mother and father. The other one at the end of this month, as Frank has vacation the last week of November.

71FAMeulstee
Nov 8, 2018, 6:28am Top


book 389: We zijn allang begonnen, maar nu begint het echt by Joke van Leeuwen
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1989, no translations, 52 pages
TIOLI Challenge #16: Read a book where the number of words in the title matches the numbers 867-5309

Pieke has an idea and needs others to participate. She finds actors, needs props, a place for rehersals, a theater to play, a manager etc. This takes a lot of time, but finally the play is ready to be played on opening night.

A nice introduction to theater plays, introducing everyone and everything that is needed to make a theater play.


72msf59
Nov 8, 2018, 6:36am Top

Sweet Thursday, Anita. I loved An Officer and a Spy and I need to read more Harris. We have some cold weather arriving tonight, along with some possible snow and it will remain chilly through the weekend. Oh, joy!

73FAMeulstee
Nov 8, 2018, 6:38am Top


book 390: Floddertje by Annie M.G. Schmidt
own, Dutch, YA, no translations of the complete work, 52 pages
TIOLI Challenge #14: read a book which starts with the same letter as your first name or LT handle

Adventures of Floddertje and her dog Smeerkees, illustrations by Fiep Westendorp. A classic and fun read.
Floddertje is almost never clean, she gets into adventures and trouble, returning home all dirty.

This book contains all Floddertje stories. There are separate stories translated as Dusty and Smudge.


74FAMeulstee
Nov 8, 2018, 6:48am Top

>72 msf59: Thanks, Mark, sweet Thursday to you!
I would like some snow, as it is rare here. But I suppose it is no fun for you when you are working. The weather here stays on the warm side, Tuesday all time records for this time of year were broken.

75EllaTim
Nov 8, 2018, 6:50am Top

>73 FAMeulstee: Ah, so cute! Love Fiep Westendorp's illustrations.

About Zadkine. I looked him up, found a good story about the exposition here: https://kunst-hart.nl/2018/10/06/grootste-zadkine-tentoonstelling-ooit-in-beelde...
Have a nice time!

76FAMeulstee
Nov 8, 2018, 6:57am Top


book 391: Kun je fluiten Johanna? by Ulf Stark
own, translated from Swedish, YA, awarded, Zilveren Penseel 1994, English translation Can you whistle, Johanna?, 48 pages
TIOLI Challenge #15: Read a book which doesn't just contain text

Ulf and Berra are friends. Ulf has a grandfather who does nice things with him. Berra has no grandfather, so they go to the old peoples home to find Berra a grandfather.

The award was for the illustrations by Anna Höglund.


77FAMeulstee
Nov 8, 2018, 7:04am Top

>75 EllaTim: Yes, Floddertje is very cute, like many characters by Annie M.G. Fiep Westendorp was very good to make matching illustrations. :-)

Thank you for the link. Ossip Zadkine is very special to nearly every Rotterdammer, because of the statue he made for the city ''The Destroyed City". I saw in the article that a small version is at the exposition.

78FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 8, 2018, 7:23am Top


book 392: Labyrint Europa: alle latere reizen by Cees Nooteboom
from the library, Dutch, travel writing, some works of this compilation are translated, 573 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Read a book where a word in the title starts with the letters "In Flanders fields" in rolling order

Second book with all travel writing and some poetry by Cees Nooteboom, containing his travel writings between 1967 and 2008. In between some of his poetry, related to his travels.

It was a bit difficult to get into the book at first, as the first part contained short impressions he wrote for a Dutch newspaper. The later stories were longer and more in depth.


79FAMeulstee
Nov 8, 2018, 3:48pm Top


book 393: De hond die naar de sterren rende by Henning Mankell
from the library, e-book, YA, translated from Swedish, English translation A bridge to the stars, 155 pages
TIOLI Challenge #8: Read a challenge that completes the phrase, "I am thankful for..."

Twelve year old Joel lives in the north of Sweden with his dad. His mom has left years ago and both Joel and his dad feel left behind.

I love Mankell's Wallander books. When I noticed he had also written some YA books (this one is the first of a series), I wanted to read them. I wasn't impressed by the story, but might try the next one.


80FAMeulstee
Nov 8, 2018, 3:58pm Top


book 394: Corso, het ezeltje by C.E. Pothast-Gimberg
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Beste Kinderboek 1959, no English translation, 144 pages
TIOLI Challenge #7: Read a book that completes the sentence "I went to Grandma's house and I brought............"

Tonia lives on Corsica. Het Dutch mother has died and now her uncle from the Netherlands is visiting. Uncle wants to buy some donkeys to take with him. Tonia is going with him to stay for a year, she takes her own donkey, called Corso, with her.

A bit dated story, Tonia is overly well behaved and nearly all other characters are nice and considerate. Tonia feels very bad about minor misbehavior (mostly cultural differences) and her donkey comes to the rescue.


81FAMeulstee
Nov 8, 2018, 4:15pm Top


book 395: Stem op de okapi by Edward van de Vendel
own, YA, non-fiction, Dutch, awarded, Woutertje Pieterse prijs & Zilveren Griffel 2016, no translations, 160 pages
TIOLI Challenge #12: Read a book with stripes on the cover

The okapi is an endangered animal from Africa. Their closest relative is the giraffe. Their natural habitat is in the jungle of north-east Congo. They were discovered in the early 20th century. Zoo's tried to keep them, but most died during transport or shortly after arrival. Now there are about 200 okapi's living in captivity, and they are now successfully bred. These shy animals need very specific food and quiet surroundings. As Congo was a Belgian colony, the Antwerp zoo was the first to keep an okapi successfully. In the Netherlands you can see them in Rotterdam and Hilvarenbeeek.

Very informative book for children about the okapi. With lots of illustrations. I always had a soft spot for these animals.


82FAMeulstee
Nov 8, 2018, 4:28pm Top


book 396: Karel Appel by Franz-W. Kaiser
own, non-fiction, Dutch, art, no translations, 35 pages
TIOLI Challenge #7: Read a book that completes the sentence "I went to Grandma's house and I brought............"

Exhibition catalogue published for the 1990-91 exhibition in The Hague of works Karel Appel created between 1988 and 1990. At that time Karel Appel painted mostly on black canvas, and some of the paintings were painted with black paint.
We visited that exhibition in 1991 and I remember vividly I fell in love with one of the works:


Karel Appel - Magnolia of the night (1989, 200 x 265 cm)

I loved to see these paintings again. With an introduction by Franz-W. Kaiser.


83Whisper1
Edited: Nov 8, 2018, 4:46pm Top

>79 FAMeulstee: I also like Henning Mankel's books. We got hooked on the Wallender series (the one without Kenneth Braughnah as Wallender.

I hope your visits with family is a positive experience. For me, it is always a walk on alligator's backs, hoping to get to the other side without peril.

84FAMeulstee
Nov 8, 2018, 5:06pm Top

>83 Whisper1: Thank you, Linda, I have only two Wallander books left to read. Dreading to start them, just to keep a good read for a later time.

Since my mother has dementia, visiting her at the nursing home has become a bit easier. Her memory is gone, so she isn't able anymore to manipulate. We start with a visit to her, then do something nice (like a visit to a museum) and end the day in a positive way by having diner with my father.
Since two of my siblings died, only one sister is left to cause problems. Mainly to my father, as I avoid all contact with her.

85mahsdad
Nov 9, 2018, 2:04pm Top

Hi Anita, I'm hijacking the top threads around here to spread the word. Its time to join the Christmas Swap festivities. Come on over...

http://www.librarything.com/topic/298577

86FAMeulstee
Nov 9, 2018, 7:49pm Top

>85 mahsdad: You are always welcome to spread the word, Jeff :-)

--

I am reading like crazy at the moment, just finished book 400, reviews will come tomorrow.
It is just because I can't do much else, I was working hard in the garden Tuesday, was a bit over enthousiastic and ended up with an open blister on my right thumb, upper skin all gone :-(
It is healing well, but I need that thumb for almost everything, even using the computer mouse hurts. Turning pages can be done with other fingers, so it is reading most of the day. Household duties have to wait for a while.

87Caroline_McElwee
Nov 10, 2018, 6:37am Top

Ha, household duties can always be put on hold for a good book in my home Anita.

Do you have a big garden? Photo?

88FAMeulstee
Nov 10, 2018, 7:25am Top

>87 Caroline_McElwee: Most of the time it can be put on hold, Caroline ;-)

Not a very big garden, but fairly large for in a city. The backgarden is appr. 17 x 8 meter, the front garden 6 x 8 meter.
This is the back garden today, seen from left and right. It is beautiful now in fall colors. On picture on the left you can see there are still a few roses blooming.
 

89FAMeulstee
Nov 10, 2018, 7:46am Top


book 397: Stella : ster van de zee by Gerda Dendooven
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Woutertje Pieterse prijs 2017, no translations, 45 pages
TIOLI Challenge #6: Read a book that you need to complete for a 2018 Challenge

One day a fisherman and his wife find a girl in the sea. They take her home and name her Stella Maris (star from the sea). Stella goes to school, but is different and gets in trouble. She decides to go away.

The troubles refugees find on their way, are made comprehensable for children.


90FAMeulstee
Nov 10, 2018, 7:55am Top


book 398: De boerderij der dieren by George Orwell
1001 books, own, translated, original title Animal Farm, 143 pages
TIOLI Challenge #17: read a book with a word of the title or author matching a London Tube station, rolling challenge

Political satire on communism and stalinism.
I haven't much to add to the many reviews on LT.


91karenmarie
Nov 10, 2018, 8:03am Top

Hi Anita!

Sorry about the blister - in the same vein but not nearly as well earned, in August I cracked a pinkie-finger acrylic nail and discovered how hard it is to cook and bake with a band aid wrapped around it.

>88 FAMeulstee: Yay for pictures. Thanks for sharing. Your garden looks varied and interesting, welcoming and restful.

92FAMeulstee
Nov 10, 2018, 8:05am Top


book 399: Een handvol stof by Evelyn Waugh
1001 books, from the library, translated, original title A handfull of dust, 298 pages
TIOLI Challenge #5: Read a book where the title contains a measure of something

Satiric story of an upperclass couple in the 1930s. Tony and Brenda seem to have it all, but their marriage is breaking and Brenda starts an affair.

Sad story, a touch of humor makes it bearable .


93FAMeulstee
Nov 10, 2018, 8:16am Top


book 400: De man die in rook opging by Sjöwall & Wahlöö
from the library, translated from Swedish, Martin Beck 2, English translation The man who went up in smoke, 229 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book with a blurb by another author you have read

Martin Beck is called back from vacation, to investigate the disappearance of a local journalist who went to Budapest. He travels to Hugary, and wonders through Budapest hoping to find a clue of what has happened.

A very enjoyable read.


94FAMeulstee
Nov 10, 2018, 8:25am Top

>91 karenmarie: Thank you Karen, the thumb is mostly inconvenient. Next time I should not try to rake and clean the garden hose at the same day. I think the hose was the main culprit, pushing it through a bucket with warm water to make it more flexible, so I could put it away afterwards.

I love my garden, after 13 years living here it has grown into the garden I wanted. I have neglected it a bit in the last year. Without the dogs I tend to stay inside more often.

95jessibud2
Nov 10, 2018, 8:37am Top

Anita, 2 words: garden gloves! I have done what you did to your finger, too many times. I now keep garden gloves everywhere: one pair in the bin in my backyard, where I store my tools, one pair in the garage (for the front yard) and one pair inside my front door to put on when I put out the bird feeder each day. There some great gloves these days that have a gripping fabric (nitrile, I think it's called) on the fingers and palm part that are comfortable and don't allow things you pick up to slide out of your hand. And they protect your hands very well.

96Caroline_McElwee
Nov 10, 2018, 9:05am Top

>88 FAMeulstee: that is lovely Anita. I love the shape of your tree. A good reading place in warm weather too.

97richardderus
Nov 10, 2018, 10:26am Top

>81 FAMeulstee: The okapi is my spirit animal. Such a snazzy-looking creature, no?

98FAMeulstee
Nov 10, 2018, 10:34am Top

>95 jessibud2: I will try to remember, Shelley, as I always forget to put them on. And sometime regret afterwards.

>96 Caroline_McElwee: Thank you, Caroline, the previous owner created the shape of the tree. And I kept it that way, it is a trimmed holly tree. Since we installed airco upstairs, it is more comfortable inside when the wheather is warm, as in the garden the sun shines nearly all day long. I love to sit there on mild spring and autumn days.

>97 richardderus: Okapi's are special, and so are you Richard :-)

99EllaTim
Nov 10, 2018, 4:20pm Top

Hi Anita, your garden looks really nice!

Yes, to garden gloves. I don't really like to wear them, but they are very useful. For me it's not blisters, but tearing nails that I prefer to prevent.

100FAMeulstee
Nov 10, 2018, 6:29pm Top

>99 EllaTim: Thank you, Ella.
I am lucky as I rarely have broken or teared nails. This was only the second nasty blister in 20 years of bare handed gardening. I should wear garden gloves to keep the thorns from entering the skin. Usually from the roses (I also get scratches from those) and the nasty small thorns from the Japanese wineberry.

101Whisper1
Nov 10, 2018, 8:04pm Top

>84 FAMeulstee: Anita, It took awhile for me to learn the very difficult lesson of avoiding those who create problems and love tension. I've managed to rid my life of negative people. When Will's cousin visits, I ask for a notice so that I can make plans not to be here when he is. It is Will's house as well as mine, so I think it fair to him to be able to have his cousin visit. But, I don't need to be here. I also set boundaries regarding time, and tell Will the time I want to return Brian free. And, it may sound weird, but I spray the house with Lysol and burn white candles to clear out the residual negativity.

You are very wise to follow up with a museum or something enjoyable. I've always known you were very intelligent! I admire you tremendously.

102FAMeulstee
Nov 11, 2018, 6:26pm Top

>101 Whisper1: It is always difficult to take such a decision, Linda, but sadly sometimes unavoidable.
I am lucky as Frank and I completely agree on it.
It took many years to find out an enjoyable follow up is a good way to get rid of negative feelings.

Love & hugs to you!

103FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 12, 2018, 10:56am Top


book 401: Een brug naar Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
own, YA, translated, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1983, original title Bridge to Terabithia, 112 pages
TIOLI Challenge #17: read a book with a word of the title or author matching a London Tube station, rolling challenge

Jess hopes to be the fastest runner of the school in the new school year. But Leslie, a new girl, defeats him. Despite this they become close friends and spend a lot of time together at their secret hideaway in the woods. They call this place "Terabithia". Jess was always fearfull, but when he is with Leslie his dares more. When Jess went to Washington one day, with his teacher, Leslie died in an accident.

I liked the friendship between the very different main characters and the joy of imagination. I didn't like the very sad ending.


104richardderus
Nov 12, 2018, 11:08am Top

I've heard of that book but never read it. Sounds to me like I'm glad I didn't now.

105harrygbutler
Nov 12, 2018, 12:42pm Top

Hi, Anita! We still have a few roses blooming, too, but with frosty mornings it is unlikely to last much longer.

106FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 12, 2018, 12:44pm Top

>104 richardderus: It is a quick read, Richard, if you ever decide to read it. I think there is also a movie.

>105 harrygbutler: Hi Harry! Last year (or actually this year) the roses went on until January, as frost came very late.

107FAMeulstee
Nov 12, 2018, 1:26pm Top


book 402: Fausto Koppie by Anke de Vries
own, YA, Dutch, kinderboekenweekgeschenk 1994, no translations, 95 pages
TIOLI Challenge #14: read a book which starts with the same letter as your first name or LT handle

Stijn loves bicycles and brings papers around to earn money to buy a racing bicycle. When a new bicycle shop open near him, he befriends the owner. Mr. Roelofs tells him all about the bicycle hero of his time: Fauso Coppi. In his shop is a very special racing bicycle, that mr. Roelofs built, with "Fausto Koppie" written on it. On Saturdays Stijn is allowed to ride it, but it is not for sale. Eventually finds out the story behind this special bicycle.


108FAMeulstee
Nov 12, 2018, 1:50pm Top


book 403: Dit uitzicht by Rutger Kopland
own, poetry, Dutch, no translations, 32 pages
TIOLI Challenge #8: Read a challenge that completes the phrase, "I am thankful for..."

Beautiful poems about nature, house and family.
The title translates "This view".


109FAMeulstee
Nov 12, 2018, 2:03pm Top


book 404: Schuim en as by J. Slauerhoff
own, Dutch, Dutch Literary Canon, no English translation, 142 pages
TIOLI Challenge #6: Read a book that you need to complete for a 2018 Challenge

Five stories, most of them related to shipping, as the writer was a ship's doctor from 1923-1935.

Slauerhoff is considered to be an important Dutch writer. I am not a fan, depressing stories with sad endings. I can appriciate his lyrical use of the Dutch language.


110FAMeulstee
Nov 12, 2018, 2:29pm Top


book 405: Superguppie by Edward van de Vendel
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Woutertje Pietersen prijs 2004, no English translation, 64 pages
TIOLI Challenge #12: Read a book with stripes on the cover

Poems for children, around home and the seasons.
With beautiful illustrations by Fleur van der Weel.


111richardderus
Nov 12, 2018, 2:36pm Top

>110 FAMeulstee: What an adorable cover image!

112FAMeulstee
Nov 12, 2018, 2:44pm Top


book 406: Vijftien honden by André Alexis
from the library, e-book, translated, original title Fifteen dogs, 272 pages
TIOLI Challenge #13: Read a book to honor Mama Peggy: 11/15/21, 97

Apollo and Hermes are betting if human inelligence granted to an other species would make them as unhappy as humans. Fifteen dogs in a nearby kennel are their subjects. What follows is the sad and violent tale about a group of dogs, where most have difficulty to cope with their new state.

Besides the violence, I also had trouble with the way the writer looks at dog behavior.


113FAMeulstee
Nov 12, 2018, 2:45pm Top

>111 richardderus: :-)
I completely agree with you, Richard!

114FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 12, 2018, 6:04pm Top


book 407: Absolutie voor moord by Peter Tremayne
from the library, mystery, translated, original title Absolution by murder, 255 pages
TIOLI Challenge #11: Read a book where the title contains something illegal

BB from PaulCranswick.
First of the Sister Fidelma series, mysteries set in the 7th century. Sister Fidelma is from Ireland, and has traveled to Northumbria to attend a synod. Here will be decided if the Northumbrian King will follow the Roman Church or the Celtic Church. Both have been active in England. When an Irish abbess is found murdered, Celtic Sister Fidelma and Roman Brother Eadulf are assigned to find out more.

A nice start into the series. Sadly my library does not have the next books, so I have to find them elsewhere to continue.


115FAMeulstee
Nov 12, 2018, 5:27pm Top

Had my first appointment today with my new (and previous) GP, at her new practice.
I am very happy I went back to her. She looked a lot better than when I last saw her, the previous practice had worn her out, and now she was back to her nice self. Had to fill her in about the last 12 months, as my medical data had not been transferred yet.

116EllaTim
Nov 12, 2018, 5:34pm Top

>115 FAMeulstee: I am glad to hear it, Anita!

117richardderus
Nov 12, 2018, 5:51pm Top

>115 FAMeulstee: That's great news, Anita. Feeling comfortable in the care of a doctor is key to good health.

118FAMeulstee
Nov 12, 2018, 6:03pm Top

>116 EllaTim: It is a big relief, Ella!

>117 richardderus: It has been trouble since the end of 2013, Richard, each year there was an other GP. The last one left unexpected at the end of September. We didn't want to go on with the next new GP (#7 since 2013), who would probably be gone within a year again...
We liked the GP who left last year, and knew she started her own practice. Glad we switched!

119msf59
Nov 12, 2018, 6:33pm Top

>112 FAMeulstee: Sorry, to hear you didn't love Fifteen Dogs. I have this one on shelf.

Hi, Anita. I am currently reading Bird Cottage. It appears she is a Dutch author. Are you familiar with Eva Meijer?

120FAMeulstee
Nov 12, 2018, 6:55pm Top

>119 msf59: You might like it better than I did, Mark.

No, I am not familiar with Eva Meijer, but did look her up after noticing her book on your thread. Wishlisted it at the library, as it sounds like a book I might like.

121humouress
Nov 12, 2018, 11:36pm Top

>88 FAMeulstee: Ahhh - transported me half a world away. I like your pictures of your garden, Anita.

122FAMeulstee
Nov 13, 2018, 6:05pm Top

>121 humouress: Thank you, Nina, happy to share my garden.

123FAMeulstee
Nov 13, 2018, 6:13pm Top

Today we got married 34 years ago.

We went to the Hague to visit my parents, and went to the Zadkine exposition. There were 100 statues (of about 500 he made in his life).
left: Buste de femme (1914); middle: The destroyed city (1951, small version of the statue in Rotterdam); right: Van Gogh (1955)
  

Of course we came home with a book, Zadkine aan zee the exposition catalogue.

124Caroline_McElwee
Nov 13, 2018, 6:17pm Top

Happy Annversary Anita and Frank.

Wonderful sculpture too.

125FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 13, 2018, 6:48pm Top

>124 Caroline_McElwee: Thank you, Caroline.

The Zadkine exposition was great, I hope we can plan a visit again in a few months, as it closes in March 2019.

126harrygbutler
Nov 13, 2018, 8:50pm Top

Happy anniversary to you both!

127EllaTim
Nov 14, 2018, 7:17am Top

Happy anniversary! Love the Zadkine sculptures.

128charl08
Nov 14, 2018, 9:59am Top

>115 FAMeulstee: Glad to hear this Anita.

Love the sculptures.

I just read about a prequel to Life and Fate being published in English for the first time. I will not be surprised if it has been available in other European languages for many years: this seems how things often are!
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/597751/stalingrad-by-vasily-grossman-tr...

129FAMeulstee
Nov 14, 2018, 10:28am Top

>126 harrygbutler: Thank you, Harry!

>127 EllaTim: Thank you, Ella! It is an impressive exhibition, I am glad we went.

>128 charl08: Thanks, Charlotte.
Indeed, it looks like it was translated to Czech, French, German and Spanish. Though I didn't find a Dutch translation.

130FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 15, 2018, 6:45am Top


book 408: Onderworpen by Michel Houellebecq
own, translated from French, English translation Submission, 234 pages
TIOLI Challenge #4: Read a book that has something to do with an election

François is a professor of literature at the Sorbonne. He wrote his thesis about Huysmans. Writing his thesis turned out to be the highlight of his life, so now there is only decline left. He doesn't care for the rest of the world, only his own welbeing counts. Every year he picks a female student, for a one year affair.
The upcoming president elections have a surprising outcome, the second round isn't going to be between Le Pen and the SP candidate, but between Le Pen and the candidate of the Muslim Brotherhood, a moderate islamic party. Both the socialist and rightwing party join up with the Muslim party, resulting in the first French islamic president.
Women are banned from public life, most unemployed find work in the gaps the working women left behind. François looses his job, as public schools loose their buget. Private islamic schools are on the rise, and Francois is offered a job at a prestegious islamic university. Only concession is that he has to convert to islam...

This was my first Houellebeck and it turned out to be a better read than I anticipated. It was funny at times, but above all it was thought provoking.

131FAMeulstee
Nov 15, 2018, 6:54am Top


book 409: Het duistere pact by Rianne Lampers
from the library, e-book, Dutch, no translations, 212 pages
TIOLI Challenge #1: Read a book tagged on LibraryThing as "horror"

Totally forgettable read about a cursed dress and a soul sold to the devil. Switching between a gothic girl in present time and a horrible woman in the early 20th century.
Finished it in hope it would eventually lead somewhere. It didn't.

132Deern
Nov 15, 2018, 7:11am Top

>88 FAMeulstee: What a lovely garden! :D

Belated Happy #400/2018 to you and of course belated Happy 34th Anniversary to (((((you and Frank)))))! :)
and yay for having your GP back, that's great!

133FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 15, 2018, 9:23am Top


book 410: De velden van eer by Jean Rouad
own, translated from French, English translation Fields of Glory, 162 pages
TIOLI Challenge #3: Read a book with a World War 1 connection

Familyhistory in Bretagne, in a short time the narrators father, grandfather and grand-aunt die. He describes family life around him during this time, larded with the past of the deceased.
Life of his great-aunt was greatly influenced by the death of two her three brothers in World War 1.

First book of five books the writer wrote about his family.

134FAMeulstee
Nov 15, 2018, 7:24am Top

>132 Deern: Thank you, Nathalie, also on Franks behalf.
After 13 years living here, the garden is full grown now. It is almost how I hoped it would turn out and only needs some light maintenance now.
We are both very happy we went back to our previous GP.

135richardderus
Nov 15, 2018, 8:24pm Top


I have no idea who painted this, but it's a terrific satire of ol' Albrecht's ego.

136LizzieD
Nov 15, 2018, 11:23pm Top

>112 FAMeulstee: That's almost exactly what I said about those dogs, Anita. I find myself wanting to talk about it, and I find myself wondering how much of Alexis's dogs is in our beloved May. Then I look at her, and she looks at me, and I feel all right again. For me Bella's death was the worst - some human malice involved in using her feeling for Athena against her. I was enthralled by Majnoon and Nira though and by Prince. But all in all, what a sad 170 pages!

137FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 16, 2018, 4:26pm Top

>135 richardderus: *Like*!

>136 LizzieD: Alexis presumes the "alpha" myth as true, but that was falsified long ago. Wolves and dogs work together and have no extreme hierarchy. That only happens when a wolf-pack is in danger and they have to act like an "army". When humans were studying wolves, the wolf-pack felt in danger and acted (temporarely) with strickt hierarchy, so humans thought that was default and applied it to dogs.

138FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 17, 2018, 6:44am Top


book 411: De hondeneters by Marita de Sterck
from the library, e-book, Dutch, YA, awarded, Gouden Uil 2010, no translations, 197 pages
TIOLI Challenge #3: Read a book with a World War 1 connection

In Flandres, at the end of 1917, there is not much food left. Most is taken away by the Germans, and poor people are dying of hunger, even cats and dogs are eaten. 17 year old Victor is the son af a notary in Mechelen. Because of his epilepsy he isn't in the army. His older brother does serve his country. His parents keep him away from anything that might disturb him, as the doctor warns that might trigger a grand mal. His best friend is the shepherddog Django, who can predict his seizures and helps him afterward.
When Django goes misssing, Victor wants to save his dog from the dog butchers. For the first time in his life he leaves his home alone to get his best friend back. In a few days Victor experiences more than he ever did in his life. Meeting good and bad people, being robbed and helped along.

139FAMeulstee
Nov 17, 2018, 6:54am Top


book 412: Mensenjagers aan de Nijl by Karl May
own, translated from German, no English translation, 319 pages
TIOLI Challenge #2: In memorium: Read a book with a character called 'Kara', or in which the title or the author's first name starts with 'K'

Kara ben Nemsi is back in Egypt. He wants to travel down the Nile and finds a Turkish trader who has his buisness down south. Soon he finds himself in adventures with evil slavetraders as his enemy.

Like all Karl May books, an enjoyable read. Written in the 19th century, so there is some racism and our German hero is stronger, more intelligent, capable and skilful than any other character in the book ;-)

140FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 17, 2018, 7:11am Top


book 413: Mijn beesten staan er gekleurd op by Kees & Katja Stip
own, Dutch, childrens, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1988, no translations, 64 pages
TIOLI Challenge #2: In memorium: Read a book with a character called 'Kara', or in which the title or the author's first name starts with 'K'

Kees Stip was a Dutch writer of short satirical poems (epigrams?). With his granddaughter Katja he made this book. Katja did the drawings and her father the two lined, funny poems. All about animals.

The title translates: "My animals colored".

141FAMeulstee
Nov 17, 2018, 7:32am Top


book 414: Het parfum by Patrick Süskind
1001 books, own, translated from German, English translation Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, 255 pages
TIOLI Challenge #1: Read a book tagged on LibraryThing as "horror"

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in 18th century Paris, has no scent of his own, but has sence of smell that can break down each scent into its essences. Barely surviving his first years, he eventually ends up as the helper of a perfumer in Paris. There he learns about essences and putting them together to create heavenly perfumes. In his quest to find the perfect scent, he ultimately becomes a serial killer...

Fascinating and sometimes disturbing read.

142karenmarie
Edited: Nov 17, 2018, 7:50am Top

Hi Anita!

Between you and LizzieD, I definitely won't read Fifteen Dogs.

I thought Perfume a Fascinating and sometimes disturbing read. too.

Happy 34th Anniversary!

143FAMeulstee
Nov 17, 2018, 1:48pm Top

>142 karenmarie: Thank you, Karen!
Even knowing the content I would have read Fifteen dogs, just out of curiosity. One book more or less doesn't matter much now, as I read so much at the moment.
Glad we agree on Perfume, I forgot to mention it was very well written.

144LizzieD
Nov 17, 2018, 11:31pm Top

>137 FAMeulstee: Thank you for that, Anita!
>141 FAMeulstee: I started Perfume once years ago, wasn't in the mood for it, and never picked it up again. Thank you for the reminder although I'm not sure I need to be disturbed again for another month or two.

145EllaTim
Nov 18, 2018, 5:55am Top

>138 FAMeulstee: Sounds like a good one. There are lots of books written about the experiences of the soldiers, but what this war was like for the people of Belgium not so much maybe. So interesting perspective.

>141 FAMeulstee: Read Het Parfum years ago, but didn't like it much. The serial killer thing, no, not for me.

Have a nice Sunday, Anita!

146FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 18, 2018, 6:55am Top

>144 LizzieD: You are welcome, Peggy :-)
Maybe one day you are in the mood to finish Perfume...

>145 EllaTim: There are probably others, but Flemish writers are often neglected. Next book by Marita de Sterck I am going to read Met huid en haar has also a connection to WW1, not sure from wich perspective.
The way that leads to the serial killing in Perfume was fascinating, and it wasn't told with much blood and gore. For me only the last scene was hard to handle.

Happy Sunday right back at you :-)

147jessibud2
Nov 18, 2018, 6:38am Top

Hi Anita - I've been away for nearly a week and will try to spend some time today catching up on the threads. Happy belated anniversary. May you both enjoy many more good years together.

148FAMeulstee
Nov 18, 2018, 10:10am Top

>147 jessibud2: Glad you are back, Shelley.
Thank you, we are still very happy with eachother :-)

149richardderus
Nov 18, 2018, 10:17am Top

Hi Anita! I'm Sundaying around the threads. Hope you and Frank are well and happy today.

150FAMeulstee
Nov 18, 2018, 10:18am Top


book 415: De nieuwe paus by Stijn Fens
from the library, e-book, Dutch, non-fiction, no translations, 112 pages
TIOLI Challenge #4: Read a book that has something to do with an election

Personal account of a journalist reporting for Dutch television about the abdication of pope Benedictus XVI and the election of pope Franciscus in 2013.

151FAMeulstee
Nov 18, 2018, 10:20am Top

>149 richardderus: Thank you, Richard! We are having a quiet Sunday, as Frank worked last night and has to work again tonight. He is watching snooker and I am reading & reviewing books :-)

152charl08
Nov 18, 2018, 10:22am Top

>151 FAMeulstee: Sounds like a great Sunday, Anita.

153richardderus
Nov 18, 2018, 10:28am Top

I'm snuggled in for a crappy Sunday and have some amazingly spicy and crispy cornbread crockpotting away for my later delectation. Hot buttered cornbread and butternut squash "chili" are my meals for today, probably to be shared with my YGC though that's not certain. Depends on my blasted roommate's presence or absence. I'm hoping for the latter.
I continue to reacquaint myself with Riverworld. The Fabulous Riverboat is due back at the library and can't be rechecked so I'm putting off The Dreaming Stars yet again.

154FAMeulstee
Nov 18, 2018, 10:37am Top

 
book 416: 20.000 mijlen onder zee, Oostelijk halfrond by Jules Verne
from the library, e-book, translated, English translation 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Part 1, 174 pages
TIOLI Challenge #5: Read a book where the title contains a measure of something
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book 417: 20.000 mijlen onder zee, Westelijk halfrond by Jules Verne
from the library, e-book, translated, English translation 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Part 2, 193 pages
TIOLI Challenge #5: Read a book where the title contains a measure of something

The well known adventures of Pierre Aronnax on board of the submarine Nautilus, under command of captain Nemo.

Somehow I missed the books by Jules Verne in my youth. This is my second, last year I have read Around the World in Eighty Days.

both

155FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 18, 2018, 10:43am Top

>152 charl08: It is, Charlotte!
Now I am going to finish my last review and then our daily walk.

>153 richardderus: I hope your YGC will share your meal, Richard.
I think it will be macaroni and cheese for me tonight. Usually that is the meal Frank prepares between working nights, as it is easy and doesn't need much time to prepare. Luckely I have never kitchen duties :-)
I haven't decided yet what book I am going to read next.

156FAMeulstee
Nov 18, 2018, 10:55am Top


book 418: Naar het noorden by Koos Meinderts
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Gouden Griffel 2017, no translations, 198 pages
TIOLI Challenge #13: Read a book to honor Mama Peggy: 11/15/21, 97

10 year old Jaap lives in the city, with his parents, his grandmother, his older sister Nel, and his younger brother Kees. It is the end of 1944 and it becomes more and more difficult to find some extra food with the farmers near the city. His mother was pregnant, but the baby only lived a few hours.
When the church offers a chance for the children to go to Friesland, his mother has a hard time to decide. She will miss them terribly, but understands they will have a better chance to survive up north. Nel, Jaap and Kees travel by boat to Friesland, but are split up when they arrive.

The title translates "To the North".

157Caroline_McElwee
Nov 18, 2018, 12:29pm Top

>135 richardderus: Ha. Like.

>141 FAMeulstee: Ages since I read this Anita, but an excellent read I remember. There was a film or tv dramatisation of it too.

158FAMeulstee
Nov 19, 2018, 10:36am Top

>157 Caroline_McElwee: I would not have dared to read it when it came out, Caroline. Frank did read it back then.
I looked up the film, with John Hurt as narator and Alan Richman as Richis, it sounds like a decent adaption.

159FAMeulstee
Nov 20, 2018, 10:26am Top


book 419: Kelderkind by Kristien Dieltiens
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Woutertje Pieterse prijs 2013, no translations, 485 pages
TIOLI Challenge #2: In memorium: Read a book with a character called 'Kara', or in which the title or the author's first name starts with 'K'

Based on the real story of Kaspar Hauser, a German boy who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell. He appeared on May 26th, 1828, in the streets of Nuremberg, Germany.

Manfred Ostheim was born with a harelip, all his life he was rejected by people, except his mother. Kaspar Hauser was found in Nuremberg. He could not talk and felt uncomfortable in the presence of people. When he learned to talk, his story was so strange, most people didn't believe him.
The writer alternates the story of Manfred and the story of Kasper, at the end we find out how they are connected.

A good read and a compelling story. The title means "Cellar child".

160FAMeulstee
Nov 20, 2018, 10:40am Top


book 420: De filosoof en de sluipmoordenaar by Simon Vestdijk
own, Dutch, no translations, 166 pages
TIOLI Challenge #11: Read a book where the title contains something illegal

Paris, 1722. Voltaire is working on his book about the assasinated Swedish king Charles XII, when he meets his alleged killer in Paris: colonel Siquier. They get to know eachother and Voltaire wants to hear his side of the story. Siquier did confess he killed the king, but the more Voltaire hears, the more he doubts Siquiers guilt.

161FAMeulstee
Nov 20, 2018, 10:53am Top


book 421: Brieven aan niemand anders by Toon Tellegen
own, Dutch, YA , English translation Letters to Anyone and Everyone, 86 pages
TIOLI Challenge #18: read a book with a body part in the author's name

More tales of the animals in the wood, writing letters to eachother. The wind delivers the letters. Ant and Squirrel are the main charcters.
Toon Tellegens absurdist humor makes these tales enjoyable for both children and adults. With matching illustrations by Mance Post.

162richardderus
Nov 20, 2018, 11:09am Top

>161 FAMeulstee: Oh no. I am Struck by a Book Bullet. Too darn cute not to read! Off to the library site to reserve it.

163FAMeulstee
Nov 20, 2018, 11:23am Top


book 422: De vrouw van de dokter by Sawako Ariyoshi
own, translated from Japanese, English translation The Doctor's Wife, 171 pages
TIOLI Challenge #12: Read a book with stripes on the cover (shared read)

Japan, late 17th century, Umpei Hanoaka studies medicine in the capital. He is the son of a local doctor, who married above his social class with the beautiful Otsugi. Kae is the daughter of a local nobleman, and Otsugi wants her to marry her son. Kae admires the beautiful Ostugi and convinces her father she wants to marry Umpei. She moves in at the Hanoaka family and marries Umpei in his absence, as he never returned home during his studies.
When Umpei returnes home, the idyllic relation between Kae and Otsugi changes into competition for Umpei's attention.
Umpei changes his name into Seishu Hanoaka and becomes famous developing aneasthesia to become a surgeon.

164FAMeulstee
Nov 20, 2018, 11:32am Top

>162 richardderus: If you like it, Richard, there are more works translated :-)

165richardderus
Nov 20, 2018, 11:40am Top

I'll get it next week and, most likely anyway, read it at once. It's so short.

166streamsong
Nov 20, 2018, 4:45pm Top

Woot! I think I'm caught up. I'm so impressed with all the reading and reviews you've done, especially in light of your thyroid problems.

Congrats on your 34th anniversary, and more importantly still being happy with each other. :)

>123 FAMeulstee: Love the Zadkine sculptures. Thank you for posting them.

167humouress
Nov 21, 2018, 12:36am Top

>155 FAMeulstee: Ah, kitchen duties. Maybe Richard can come over and cook for us?

You've been reading about some interesting characters, Anita - I had to go and google some of them.

168FAMeulstee
Nov 21, 2018, 4:07am Top

>165 richardderus: Looking forward to your comments, Richard.

>166 streamsong: Thank you, Janet. Looking at my present reading I dare say my thyroid is back to (a little above) normal. I think the next blood test in January will confirm.
We are both lucky to have found eachother :-)
I hope to visit the Zadkine expostion again early next year. If it works out I'll post some more pictures.

>167 humouress: That would be nice, Nina. Until then I'll have to do with my husbands cooking ;-)
The books were just randomly chosen, as they were on the shelves and were suitable for TIOLI challenges. I googles come of them myself.

169FAMeulstee
Nov 21, 2018, 6:11am Top


book 423: Tin Toeval en de kunst van het verdwalen by Guus Kuijer
own, Dutch, childrens, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1988, no English translation, 111 pages
TIOLI Challenge #16: Read a book where the number of words in the title matches the numbers 867-5309

Adventures of 6 year old Tin and her friends Bas and Job, who live in the same street.
Tin wants to get lost, that isn't easy. Finally they end up at the other side of the city and don't know how to get home. Bas and Job don't like it, but Tin wants to go on. Bas has an adventure with a circus elephant, Job tells on TV about Bas, and Tin finds a blind grandmother for herself.

170FAMeulstee
Nov 21, 2018, 6:18am Top


book 424: Tin Toeval en het geheim van Tweebeens-eiland by Guus Kuijer
own, Dutch, childrens, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1988, no English translation, 113 pages
TIOLI Challenge #6: Read a book that you need to complete for a 2018 Challenge

More adventures with 6 year old Tin. She goes for a day out with her new grandmother. Her grandmother meets a captain at the ferry. The captain falls in love and takes Tin and her grandmother on the ferry to a desolated island with pirates.

171FAMeulstee
Nov 21, 2018, 6:37am Top


book 425: Otje by Annie M.G. Schmidt
own, Dutch, childrens, awarded, Gouden Griffel 1981, no translations, 160 pages
TIOLI Challenge #7: Read a book that completes the sentence "I went to Grandma's house and I brought............"

Otje's father works as a cook in a hotel. He has two problems, he has lost his papers and he has bouts of rage when he gets angry. After his latest rage he looses his job and it hard to find a job if you have no papers. In their search for a job, Otje and her father get a lot of help of animals, as they both can talk with animals. After a lot of adventures it all ends well.

Very good and funny story, also dealing with some serious topics. As always the illustrations of Fiep Westendorp match beautifully.

172FAMeulstee
Nov 21, 2018, 6:54am Top


book 426: Liefdesliederen by Hadewijch
own, translated from Middledutch, Dutch Literary Canon, translation of her complete works Hadewijch: The Complete Works, 155 pages
TIOLI Challenge #8: Read a challenge that completes the phrase, "I am thankful for..."

Hadewijch lived in the 13th century, there isn't much known about her except for her works.
In this book are her 45 Songs (or Songs of Love, also known as her Poems in Stanzas) translated into Dutch.
The poems describe her search for love of Christ, in a way courtly love was described at that time.
I would have preferred an edition that included the original text.

173charl08
Nov 21, 2018, 7:28am Top

>172 FAMeulstee: How fascinating reading about the work of a woman from so far back! I wonder why these poems survived when so much seems to have been lost.

I've just been reading about a new Mackintosh exhibit coming to Liverpool next year. All impatient now! http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/exhibitions/mackintosh/index.aspx

174FAMeulstee
Nov 21, 2018, 8:53am Top

>173 charl08: None of her own writings survived through time, only later copies.

The exhibition looks good, I hope to read about it on your thread next year :-)

175EllaTim
Nov 21, 2018, 4:50pm Top

>172 FAMeulstee: I can see why you' prefer an edition to inlcude the original text. I did some googling, and I found one here:

https://www.moorsmagazine.com/muziek/liederen/

There's an example of one song. There is a big difference between the two versions, and the older one is the best, I think.

176FAMeulstee
Nov 21, 2018, 5:13pm Top

>175 EllaTim: Thanks, Ella, I did find a similair book (Het boek der liederen, 2005) at the library in Almere. It is now on my library wish list.
In the example the original is the best, but easier understood with help of the modern version.

177Berly
Nov 21, 2018, 5:23pm Top

>159 FAMeulstee: "Cellar child" looks like a fascinating story. Not much reading going on today...I am in the kitchen getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow. The kids are coming over tonight to help out. Should be fun! As long as they don't leave me with the cleanup. ; )

178ronincats
Nov 21, 2018, 5:46pm Top

I continue in awe of your reading, Anita. Your garden is indeed beautiful, and I am so happy you are hooked back up with your previous doctor!

179richardderus
Nov 22, 2018, 9:28am Top

A late work of Olivier Debré's that I found very soothing:

"Ocre rayé des Tilleuls", painted 1992.

Endless vistas. A sense of falling slowly through beautiful air.

180Caroline_McElwee
Edited: Nov 22, 2018, 9:47am Top

>179 richardderus: I like that Richard.

Although quite different, it does put me in mind of Howard Hodgkin.

https://howard-hodgkin.com

181Deern
Nov 22, 2018, 10:42am Top

>179 richardderus: Like it, too! What's the name of that beautiful flower that has those colors? Just checked, strelitzia.

Happy Thursday Anita!

182FAMeulstee
Nov 22, 2018, 12:46pm Top

>177 Berly: It was a fascinaing story, Kim, and a good read.
I hope you have a good day today with your family, and lots of help with cleaning up afterwards :-)

>178 ronincats: Thank you, Roni, I am happy with my garden & to be back with my GP.
I feel very lucky reading so much now :-)

>179 richardderus: Thank you, Richard, it is beautiful!

>180 Caroline_McElwee: And the Hodgkin brings me to Barnett Newman's Cathedra:


>181 Deern: And a streletzia for you, Nathalie.

(altered photo, from the time I liked to do some photoshopping)

183richardderus
Nov 22, 2018, 1:08pm Top

>180 Caroline_McElwee:, >182 FAMeulstee: I really really like this one from page 25 of the paintings catalog:

Electric Light (1960-1963)

184FAMeulstee
Nov 22, 2018, 1:08pm Top

And finally today the exposition catalogue of Blind Faith : between the visceral and the cognitive in contemporary art arrived.
We saw the exposition in April in the Haus der Kunst in Munich, back then the catalogue wasn't available yet. In July I searched again, still nothing. This week I searched again, it had been published in September, so I ordered.
(total books acquired in 2018: 88)

185FAMeulstee
Nov 22, 2018, 1:13pm Top

>183 richardderus: Now you have me going back and look again at the Hodgkin paintings, instead of reading ;-)

186humouress
Nov 22, 2018, 11:26pm Top

>181 Deern: >182 FAMeulstee: I have some strelitza (Bird of Paradise) plants - but no flowers yet, though my sister in Australia has plants that flower. It was my ambition to have strelitza in my garden, but I didn't find it in Singapore for a long time. I have them now, though they're not cheap and I have to hide them from our dog, who has chewed them down to the soil a few times already. I do hope they flower at some point; though the nurseries here seem to have started putting out popular plants that don't actually thrive in hot, humid Singapore.

187EllaTim
Nov 23, 2018, 6:25am Top

Nice art discussion here.

>179 richardderus: I like that description :-)

188charl08
Nov 23, 2018, 6:41am Top

>186 humouress: I love these - they grow all over Cape Town, and I was really pleased to see them in San Diego. I wish they'd grow here but wet and cold clearly not their native habitat!

189FAMeulstee
Nov 23, 2018, 6:59am Top

>186 humouress: It always takes a few years before a Strelitzia flowers, Nina. So each time the dog chews it down, the plant starts over again.

>187 EllaTim: Thanks to Richard :-)

>188 charl08: I had a potted Strelitzia for years, Charlotte. It was in a very large pot that was outside in summer, and inside in winter. It flowered after 4 years. Sadly I had no good place for it here in Lelystad, so I gave it away when we moved here.
So if you have a nice light spot inside for winter, you could give it a try.

190richardderus
Nov 23, 2018, 10:14am Top

Good morning (US East Coast time) from a barely-adequately-caffeinated me.

191FAMeulstee
Nov 23, 2018, 2:18pm Top

>190 richardderus: Good evening, Richard!
Just finished dinner, next is our last cup of coffee for the day ;-)

192FAMeulstee
Nov 24, 2018, 12:34pm Top


book 427: Met huid en haar by Marita de Sterck
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Zilveren Zoen 2005, no translations, 232 pages
TIOLI Challenge #3: Read a book with a World War 1 connection

Joppe stays home, while his parents and sister go on vacation. He will take care of his great-grandfather Tist. At school he is busy with his friends preparing for a big peace manifestation. When Tist gets ill, he has to be there 24/7, but he doesn't want to miss the manifestation. So he leaves Tist only for a few hours, but all the noises scare Tist and bring back memories of World War I.
Together with his mother and father Joppe takes care of Tist in the last weeks of his life. And he finally finds out what went wrong between his father and Tist.

193FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 24, 2018, 12:53pm Top


book 428: De goede soldaat by Ford Madox Ford
1001 books, own, translated from English, original title The Good Soldier, 222 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book with a blurb by another author you have read

The story of two couples, set in the early 20th century. At first all appears to be happy times together, but slowly we learn wat truly(?) happened: lies, adultery, ignorance... The (unreliable) narrator, John Dowell, tells us how ignorant he has been in the past 12 years. And convinces he only found out recently what infaithful wife he had.

A very good novel, very well written. Nothing much happens, just a story told, like you are sitting next to the narrator.

194FAMeulstee
Nov 24, 2018, 1:02pm Top


book 429: Verhalen van de spinnende kater by Harriet Laurey
own, childrens, Dutch, awarded, Beste Kinderboek 1970, no English translation, 80 pages
TIOLI Challenge #15: Read a book which doesn't just contain text

The title translates: "Stories of the purring cat".
Peregrinus was a shipcat most of his life, and lived through many adventures. Now at his old age, he has found a place in a fishermans home. At night Peregrinus told his human stories and fairytales, and after the cat died his human wrote them down.

Nice read, adventures of a clever cat alternated with fairy tales.

195FAMeulstee
Nov 24, 2018, 1:45pm Top


book 430: Een kleine stad in Duitsland by John Le Carré
own, translated from English, original title A small town in Germany, 303 pages
TIOLI Challenge #17: read a book with a word of the title or author matching a London Tube station, rolling challenge

Set in Germany in the late 1960s. Leo Harting, a low level employee at the British embassy in Bonn, disappears along with several confidental files. Against the wish of the embassy, Alan Turner is send from London to investigate if he worked for the USSR. Brittain doesn't seem very populair in Germany at that time, some politicans still see them as occupier and want to look eastward instead of westward. In this political mine field Turner tries to unraffle what happened, getting very few help of the employees at the embassy.

Although the story is dated, because so much has changed in 50 years, it was still a very good read.

196Storeetllr
Nov 24, 2018, 5:03pm Top

Hi, Anita! Just stopping by for a quick hello. I am so very impressed with your ability to be so busy, read so much, deal with thyroid issues, and STILL manage to post to LT! Love your photoshopped pic of the Bird of Paradise. We used to see them everywhere when I lived in Southern California so they weren't such a big deal, but I haven't seen one blooming for more than 5 years now, except in the botanical gardens greenhouse, and probably won't again, now that I'm moving to NY, so they are suddenly much more appealing.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

197FAMeulstee
Nov 24, 2018, 6:18pm Top

>196 Storeetllr: Thank you, Mary, reading and keeping up with LT eat most of my time ;-)
I can't imagine seeing Bird of Paradise everywhere, must be an incredible sight. Mine had 5 flowers in the last year I had it, that was very special.

Tomorrow is Frank's 57th birthday, we will have a small celebration it with friends.

198charl08
Nov 25, 2018, 6:10am Top

>189 FAMeulstee: I don't think we have the space for it, sadly. I would love to have a house full of big plants!

199charl08
Nov 25, 2018, 6:10am Top

>197 FAMeulstee: And happy birthday to Frank! Hope you have a lovely celebration.

200Caroline_McElwee
Nov 25, 2018, 6:11am Top

Adding birthday wishes to Frank.

201EllaTim
Nov 25, 2018, 6:21am Top

Van Harte gefeliciteerd voor Frank! En een gezellige dag gewenst.

202richardderus
Nov 25, 2018, 8:49am Top

^^^What Ella said.

203humouress
Nov 25, 2018, 9:59am Top

Happy birthday Frank!

204FAMeulstee
Nov 25, 2018, 4:19pm Top

>198 charl08: We used to have the space in a few previous houses, Charlotte, and I loved my big plants!
A friend took them in, when I could not take them here.

>199 charl08: >200 Caroline_McElwee: >201 EllaTim: >202 richardderus: >203 humouress: Thanks Charlotte, Caroline, Ella, Richard and Nina!
We had a lovely afternoon and diner with our friends in Almere (the ones with 15 Pekingese, one of them Ari's litter sister). Cuddling with the dogs, admiring the two new puppies :-)

205richardderus
Edited: Nov 25, 2018, 6:25pm Top

I think you might enjoy this Maria Helena Vieira da Silva lithograph:

206richardderus
Edited: Nov 25, 2018, 6:26pm Top

Permaybehaps this one, as well:

207EllaTim
Nov 25, 2018, 7:05pm Top

>204 FAMeulstee: Cuddling with fifteen Pekingese, I would love to see a picture of that! Must have been nice;-)

208PaulCranswick
Nov 25, 2018, 10:39pm Top

500 books must be a realistic target this year; go Anita!

Trust you had a great weekend. xx

209karenmarie
Nov 26, 2018, 6:54am Top

Hi Anita!

Catching up a bit after being busy with daughter home and US Thanksgiving.

Happy birthday to Frank. Fun to see all the artwork here, and oh my. Your reading is stupendous.

I hope you're having a wonderful Monday.

210johnsimpson
Nov 26, 2018, 3:02pm Top

Happy birthday to Frank my dear.

211FAMeulstee
Nov 26, 2018, 3:33pm Top

>205 richardderus: >206 richardderus: Thanks, Richard, that makes a pleasant start on LT today :-)
Had to search Maria Helena Vieira da Silva on the internet, as I didn't know her. So thank you for introducing her to me!

>207 EllaTim: Yes it was, Ella. Since Ari died last December, we go there once in a while to cuddle their Pekingese.

>208 PaulCranswick: It might be doable, Paul, if I cut a bit in my internet time.
So if I am not much around until the end of the year, you know why.

>209 karenmarie: Thanks, Karen, I hope you had a good time with Jenna home.
Reading is back up again. Like Paul said, maybe I can reach 500 when I go for my shorter books...

>210 johnsimpson: Thank you, John!
Love and hugs to you and Karen.

212FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 26, 2018, 3:49pm Top


book 431: Roodgevlamde zijde by Rosemary Sutcliff
own, YA, translated from English, original title Flame-colored taffeta, 114 pages
TIOLI Challenge #14: read a book which starts with the same letter as your first name or LT handle

Early 18th century, in the south of England. In the night the smugglers were busy, bringing their goods onto the land. When Damaris finds a wounded man the next day, she is convinced he is one of the smugglers. Together with her friend Peter she finds him a hiding place. But Tom is no smuggler, he has a letter he needs to deliver.



With this book I finished my triple TIOLI sweep.

213FAMeulstee
Nov 26, 2018, 3:57pm Top


book 432: Lampje by Annet Schaap
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Nienke van Hichtum prijs 2017, Gouden Griffel 2018, Woutertje Pieterse prijs 2018, no English translation (yet), 324 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Read a book where a word in the title starts with the letters "In Flanders fields" in rolling order

Lampje lives with her father at the lighthouse on the peninsula. Her father lost a leg, so it is hard to climb the stars and light the light of the lighthouse. So Lampje climbs the stars each day. One day she forgot to buy matches, when she realises she goes into town to buy. But a heavy storm comes and Lampje isn't back in time. A ship wrecks, her father blamed, and Lampje is send to a dark house where a mysterious monster lives...

A very original and captivating adventure story, the book won all three major Dutch awards.

214richardderus
Nov 26, 2018, 4:07pm Top

You get full credit for introducing me to the lovely, gentle world of Toon Tellegen in my 5-star review of Letters to Anyone and Everyone.

215FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 26, 2018, 4:15pm Top


book 433: Het verboden rijk by J. Slauerhoff
1001 books, from the library, e-book, Dutch, Dutch canon, English translation The Forbidden Realm, 172 pages
TIOLI Challenge #6: Read a book that you need to complete for a 2018 Challenge

Two stories, both set in Chinese Macao. The first set in the 16th century describing how the famous poet Luis Camoes ended up in China. The second one set early 20th century, where an Irish marconist ends up in Macao. The two stories mix up, the marconist feels like he is living Camoes life.

Poetic and exotic tale, with a western look at the forbidden grounds of China in two timeframes.

216FAMeulstee
Nov 26, 2018, 4:13pm Top

>214 richardderus: You make me happy, Richard!
I will come to your thread when my reviews are done (one more to go).

217FAMeulstee
Nov 26, 2018, 4:23pm Top


book 434: De avonturen van Oom Willibrord by Jan Terlouw
own, YA, Dutch, no translations, 92 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Read a book where a word in the title starts with the letters "In Flanders fields" in rolling order

Jan lives with his parents, and four siblings in a small village. Once in a while uncle Willibrord comes to visit. His uncle is big, strong and never afraid. When he is a good mood he will tell about his fantastic adventures with wild animals all over the world. Don't try to doubt his stories, as he takes that personal... But although uncle Willibrord is not afraid of any wild animal, he does seem to be afraid of dogs. Jan wants to find out what story is behind that.

Funny and adventurous mystery.

218Berly
Nov 26, 2018, 9:29pm Top

Anita--I see you are cruising along as per usual! What do you think? 475? 500?!?! : )

Congrats on finishing your TRIPLE TIOLI challenge. Whew!

Happy birthday to Frank.

219Deern
Nov 26, 2018, 11:52pm Top

Belated Happy Birthday to Frank! :)
Aw, and cuddling Pekinese puppies! *sigh* missing dogs...

220humouress
Nov 27, 2018, 12:35am Top

>211 FAMeulstee: >208 PaulCranswick: Now look what you've done Paul!

221charl08
Nov 27, 2018, 2:40am Top

500! Wow. Good luck Anita!

222FAMeulstee
Nov 27, 2018, 7:00am Top

>218 Berly: Thank you, Kim, for the birthday wish to Frank.
You would almost forget this is only the second year I am reading this much ;-)
475 is doable, I think I am going to try to get to 500 this year.

>219 Deern: Thank you, Nathalie, Frank had a good birthday.
We are not ready yet to get a dog again, so we are happy to visit the Pekinges pack once in a while.

>220 humouress: Don't blame Paul, Nina, I was already considering before he mentioned...

>221 charl08: Thanks, Charlotte, we will see if I can manage...

223The_Hibernator
Nov 27, 2018, 1:46pm Top

I can't believe how many books you get through! I'm proud when I get through a couple a month. lol

224FAMeulstee
Nov 27, 2018, 4:04pm Top

>223 The_Hibernator: I hardly believe it either, Rachel. A few years back I was at the same pace as you are now.

225FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 27, 2018, 4:07pm Top

We went to the Giacometti and Chadwick exhibition in Zwolle today. Pictures will follow tomorrow. Two books came home with us:

 

Giacometti Chadwick : Facing Fear by Michael Bird
Armando : Tussen het weten en begrijpen by Armando

226richardderus
Nov 27, 2018, 5:21pm Top

Giacometti and Modigliani are two artists whose work makes me starving hungry to look at. I need a snack every hour or so.

227jnwelch
Nov 27, 2018, 7:10pm Top

^Ha! That makes sense, doesn't it. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it.

Hi, Anita. I hope all is well. Please give our belated Happy Birthday wishes to Frank.

228FAMeulstee
Nov 28, 2018, 8:11am Top

>226 richardderus: I never had that assiciation, Richard, now you mention it, I can imagine.

>227 jnwelch: Thank you, Joe, the world is better after visiting an exposition :-)

229FAMeulstee
Nov 28, 2018, 8:17am Top

Pictures of Chadwick and Giacometti at work, although you can't see their eyes, they both look in a same way to their work:
 

Left Giacometti - Three Men Walking (1943-1949); middle Chadwick Cloacked Figure (1978); right Giacometti Man and Woman (1926-1927)
  

230charl08
Nov 28, 2018, 4:41pm Top

Looks good Anita! How many books did you leave behind in the shop to only buy two?!

231Whisper1
Nov 28, 2018, 5:41pm Top

>123 FAMeulstee: Happy Belated Anniversary!

232FAMeulstee
Nov 29, 2018, 11:04am Top

>230 charl08: Thanks, Charlotte. Way too many books were left in the shop ;-)

>231 Whisper1: Thank you, Linda!

233karenmarie
Nov 29, 2018, 3:53pm Top

Hi Anita!

Best wishes on getting to 500 books this year!

234FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 30, 2018, 5:19am Top

>233 karenmarie: Well on my way, Karen. I just finished book 441, a few reviews to go.

235FAMeulstee
Nov 30, 2018, 5:24am Top


book 435: In het land van de Mahdi by Karl May
own, YA, translated from German, no English translation, 320 pages
TIOLI Challenge #2: In memorium: Read a book with a character called 'Kara', or in which the title or the author's first name starts with 'K'

Further adventures of Kara ben Nemsi in Egypt and Sudan, chasing evil slavetraders.

Like all Karl May books, an enjoyable read. Written in the 19th century, so there is some racism and our German hero is stronger, more intelligent, capable and skilful than any other character in the book ;-)

236FAMeulstee
Nov 30, 2018, 5:39am Top


book 436: De engelen des doods by David Hewson
own, translated, Nic Costa 4, original title The Lizard's Bite, 384 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Read a book where a word in the title starts with the letters "In Flanders fields" in rolling order

At the end of the previous book commissario Leo Falcone, Nic Costa and Gianni Peroni were send to Venice for some time until the dust in Rome has settled.
Nic and Gianni had some uneventful months with the Venetian police, while Leo was transferred to Verona to work with the carabinieri on art crimes.
They are near the end of their stay in Venice, when they get assigned to a murder case with two deaths at a glass factory. They are instructed to make a quick conclusion to this obvious domestic murder & suïcide. Of course they find other evidence and their investigation goes way beyond what the Venice police has asked them to do.

237FAMeulstee
Edited: Nov 30, 2018, 5:52am Top


book 437: Fontamara by Ignazio Silone
own, translated from Italian, English translation Fontamara, 214 pages
TIOLI Challenge #14: read a book which starts with the same letter as your first name or LT handle

Found on Nathalie's (Deern) thread last year.
In Italy in the 1920s farmers from the small village of Fontamara are slowly confined and erased by the fascists.

Silone fled from Italy, seeking asylum in Switzerland. There he wrote tis book.

238FAMeulstee
Nov 30, 2018, 6:02am Top


book 438: Niemand in de stad by Philip Huff
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Dioraphte Jongeren literatuur prijs 2013, no translations, 348 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Read a book where a word in the title starts with the letters "In Flanders fields" in rolling order

Philip studies in Amsterdam. He is a member of the sudents corps and moves into one of the corps' houses. The ups and downs of his life, including difficult (family) relations of him and his friends.

239FAMeulstee
Nov 30, 2018, 6:11am Top


book 439: De eilandenruzie by Jozua Douglas
own, Dutch, childrens, Kinderboekenweekgeschenk 2018, no translations, 94 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Read a book where a word in the title starts with the letters "In Flanders fields" in rolling order

The presidents of Costa Banana and Costa Kanaria have been fighting for years over the posession of some islands between the countries. The president of the Paradise Islands invites them to make peace. The president of Costa Kanaria has a mean plan, but the children of both presidents are smarter than their fathers and save the day.

240FAMeulstee
Nov 30, 2018, 6:20am Top


book 440: Het huis van Roos en Lap by Alet Schouten
own, Dutch, childrens, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1979, no translations, 118 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Read a book where a word in the title starts with the letters "In Flanders fields" in rolling order

The daily life of two cats, Roos and Lap, and their humans.

Nice and cozy read.

241FAMeulstee
Nov 30, 2018, 6:25am Top


book 441: Het erf van Roos en Lap by Alet Schouten
own, Dutch, childrens, awarded, Vlag en Wimpel 1981, no translations, 117 pages
TIOLI Challenge #15: Read a book which doesn't just contain text

More daily life of the two cats, Roos and Lap, and their humans.

Nice and cozy read.

242FAMeulstee
Nov 30, 2018, 6:31am Top

November 2018 in numbers

65 books read (12,037 pages, 401.2 pages a day)

own 49 (75 %) / library 16

44 male author / 23 female author (2 books by 2 authors)
41 originally written in Dutch / 26 translated into Dutch
58 fiction / 7 non-fiction

65 books in TIOLI Challenges (sweep)
10 e-books
  5 1001 books
  3 Dutch canon
37 childrens/YA
  5 mystery/police prodedural
  5 poetry

longest book 573 pages
shortest book 32 pages
average book 185 pages

--
date first published:

13th century: 1
19th century: 4

20th century
1910s: 1
1930s: 4
1940s: 1
1950s: 1
1960s: 5
1970s: 5
1980s: 13
1990s: 7

21st century
2000s: 8
2010s: 15

--
ratings:
  1 x
  9 x
26 x
18 x
10 x
  1 x

--
Best books in November 2018


Karel Appel by Franz-W. Kaiser


De goede soldaat (The Good Soldier) by Ford Madox Ford
De boerderij der dieren (Animal Farm) by George Orwell
Dit uitzicht by Rutger Kopland
De hondeneters by Marita de Sterck
Ik heb geen naam by Dagmar Hilarová & Miep Diekmann
Lampje by Annet Schaap
Otje by Annie M.G. Schmidt
De Pantheon getuige (The Sacred Cut, Nic Costa 3) by David Hewson
De engelen des doods (The Lizard's Bite, Nic Costa 4) by David Hewson

243FAMeulstee
Nov 30, 2018, 6:32am Top

2018 totals to date:

441 books read (96,358 pages, 288.5 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
August: 45 books, 10,512 pages
September: 33 books, 7,659 pages
October: 33 books, 7,876 pages
November: 65 books, 12,037 pages

own 294 (67%) / library 135 / from my dad 2 / BolKobo+ 10

262 male author / 185 female author (* 6 books by 2 authors)
192 originally written in Dutch / 249 translated into Dutch
391 fiction / 50 non-fiction

436 books in TIOLI Challenges (sweep in January, February, July, September and October; double sweep in March, April, May, June and August; triple sweep in November)
81 e-books
36 1001 books (total 96)
  8 Dutch Literary Canon (total 20/125)
243 childrens/YA (224 own / 19 library)
39 mystery/police prodedural

longest book in 2018: 960 pages
shortest book in 2018: 22 pages
average book: 219 pages

--
date first published:
between 13th - 10th century B.C.: 1
8th century BC: 1
1st century BC: 1
1th century: 1
8th century: 1
13th century: 2
16th century: 4
17th century: 2
18th century: 1
19th century: 14
20th century: 279
21st century: 134

--
ratings:
  22 x
  71 x
167 x
123 x
  53 x
    3 x
    2 x

244Sakerfalcon
Nov 30, 2018, 9:35am Top

The cat books look delightful! Too bad they haven't been translated into English.

245richardderus
Nov 30, 2018, 12:43pm Top

FOUR HUNDRED PAGES A DAY!!!

*has attack of fantods*

246FAMeulstee
Nov 30, 2018, 3:05pm Top

>244 Sakerfalcon: Sadly very few of Alet Schouten's books are translated, Claire, as she is one of my favorite writers. Het stories are a bit like Rosemary Suttclif, most of them historical fiction.

>245 richardderus: LOL, Richard!
It is my best reading month ever, mosty because I couldn't do much else for a week, when I hurted my right thumb.

247FAMeulstee
Nov 30, 2018, 4:33pm Top

Today we went to Teylers Museum in Haarlem.
It is the oldest museum in the Netherlands, founded in 1778 as a centre for contemporary art and science.

There was a Leonardo Da Vinci exhibit, sadly it wasn't allowed to take pictures there. The first picture is the exhibition promotion picture. Second picture: copy of an Archaeopteryx fossyl. Third picture: For years it was thought this was also an Archaeopteryx, last year it was renamed Ostromia crassipes.
  

Left: Battery of Leyden jars (1789); middle: part of the museum library; right: Windmill "De Adriaan" in Haarlem
  

248Caroline_McElwee
Nov 30, 2018, 5:28pm Top

>247 FAMeulstee: I love Teylers Museum. I stayed in Haarlem for five days, about 10 years ago, and visited the museum a couple of times.

249FAMeulstee
Nov 30, 2018, 6:01pm Top

>248 Caroline_McElwee: We had never been to Teylers before, Caroline, but hope to visit again. The atmosphere, the old cabinets, it was wonderful.

250EllaTim
Nov 30, 2018, 7:10pm Top

I love Teylers museum. Well worth the visit, the atmosphere and the way it has been preserved showing the then state of the art science.

Completely forgot about the Leonardo exhibition, but should have been interesting.

251FAMeulstee
Dec 1, 2018, 4:42am Top

>250 EllaTim: Indeed, Ella, Teylers was very well worth visiting.
We were not overly impressed by the Da Vinci exhibition. We mainly enjoyed the permanent collections.

Next week one more museum visit before Frank returns to work. David Lynch in the Bonnefantenmuseum, we will stay one night in Maastricht.

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