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Anita (FAMeulstee) goes where the books take her in 2019 (7)

75 Books Challenge for 2019

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1FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 11, 10:52am Top

Welcome to my sixth 2019 thread!

I am Anita Meulstee, married with Frank since 1984. We live in Lelystad, the Netherlands. We both love modern art and books.
I read (almost) everything, from childrens and YA books to more serious literature, mysteries, historical fiction, fantasy and I try not to forget to throw some non-fiction into the mix.

Two weeks ago we went to museum De Fundatie in Zwolle to see the summer sales exhibition "Europa".

We also saw some newly acquired works.
Left: 'Le Blute Fin' Windmill - Vincent van Gogh (1886)
Middle: Landscape with rising sun - Max Pechstein (1927)
Right: Papillons - Francis Picabia (1929)
  

Pictures of the SummerExpo >3

2FAMeulstee
Edited: Yesterday, 9:31am Top

Books read since 2008: 2,063

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total books read in 2019: 298
135 own / 162 library / 1 other

total pages read in 2019: 80,082 pages

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currently reading:
poetry: De Nederlandse kinderpoëzie in 1000 en enige gedichten by Gerrit Komrij, 1040 pages
e-book: Steen op steen (Stone upon stone) by Wiesław Myśliwski, 524 pages, TIOLI #15
YA: Zolang het nog kan (Only love) by Susan Sallis, 175 pages, TIOLI #7

books read in September 2019 (19 books, 4,618 pages, 13 own / 6 library)
book 298: Over de indianen van Noord-Amerika (North American Indians) by George Catlin, 384 pages, TIOLI #9
book 297: *Noodlanding (To the Wild Sky) by Ivan Southall, 176 pages, TIOLI #10
book 296: *Het geheim van Mories Besjoer by Anke de Vries, 160 pages, TIOLI #10
book 295: Oorlogskind (The Hidden Child) by Camilla Läckberg, 477 pages, TIOLI #10
book 294: De huisjongen (Houseboy) by Ferdinand Oyono, 172 pages, TIOLI #7
book 293: Nacht und Nebel (Nacht und Nebel = Night and fog) by Floris B. Bakels, 381 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 110)
book 292: Toen niemand iets te doen had (Far Away Across the Sea) by Toon Tellegen, 143 pages, TIOLI #12 (msg 109)
book 291: Raffie en de 9 aapjes (Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys) by H.A. Rey, 32 pages, TIOLI #12 (msg 108)
book 290: Mosje en Reizele by Karlijn Stoffels, 158 pages, TIOLI #7 (msg 85)
book 289: Vreemd land by Rita Verschuur, 144 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 84)
book 288: Het testament van de Inca by Karl May, 319 pages, TIOLI #6 (msg 83)
book 287: *Niet zo, maar zo! deel 1 by Joost Swarte, 63 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 82)
book 286: Hillbilly Blues (Hillbilly Elegy) by J.D. Vance, 287 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 81)
book 285: *Bij ons op het dorp by Rudie van Meurs, 149 pages, TIOLI #9 (msg 61)
book 284: *Verzetsjongen by Hans Werner, 226 pages, TIOLI #4 (msg 60)
book 283: *Och, ik elleboog me er wel doorheen by Ted van Lieshout, 26 pages, TIOLI #15 (msg 59)
book 282: Boze wolf (Bad Wolf) by Nele Neuhaus, 478 pages, TIOLI #14 (msg 58)
book 281: *Jubeltenen by Rita Verschuur, 107 pages, TIOLI #1 (msg 57)
book 280: Witte dood (Lethal white) by Robert Galbraith, 736 pages, TIOLI #10, (msg 56)

3FAMeulstee
Edited: Aug 31, 9:12am Top

Some works we saw at the SummerExpo:

Left: At the End the Book will Save Itself - Bas van Wieringen
Middle: Leyenda Negra 2, El Sombrero de Bruja - Joël Bonk
Right: Eyes 1 (127 eyes of 127 people of 127 different nationalities living in Amsterdam in 2016) - Johan Lammerink
    

Left: Fort Europa - Addy van Kempen
Right: De facto capital - Inge van Mill
  

Left: Autonome - Michiel van Pinxteren (if we were rich, we would have bought this bronze)
Middle: Moment - Suus Kooijman
Right: Flatgebouw 20 (Appartment building 20) - Richard van der Kamp
  

4FAMeulstee
Edited: Aug 31, 9:13am Top

books read in August 2019 (46 books, 10,828 pages, 22 own / 24 library)
book 279: *Snippers (Journey) by Patricia MacLachlan
book 278: Driedelig paard by Ted van Lieshout
book 277: *Vandaag is het de grote dag by Willem Wilmink
book 276: De zee (The Sea) by John Banville
book 275: De koninklijke leerling (The Royal Ranger, Ranger's Apprentice 12) by John Flanagan
book 274: *Mauwtje by Rascal
book 273: De komst van de Katteturk by Alet Schouten
book 272: Dani Bennoni lang zal hij leven (Dani Bennoni: Long May He Live) by Bart Moeyaert
book 271: De baai van Kara-Bogaz by Konstantin Paustovskij
book 270: De zandkroon Hakim Traïdia
book 269: De keizer van Nihon-Ja (The Emperor of Nihon-Ja, Ranger's Apprentice 10) by John Flanagan
book 268: Lanny (Lanny) by Max Porter
book 267: De stederedders by Alet Schouten
book 266: Het verhaal van een huwelijk (The Story of a Marriage) by Geir Gulliksen
book 265: De zelfmoord van de meisjes (The Virgin Suicides) by Jeffrey Eugenides
book 264: Dat hebben we gehad (Goodbye to All That) by Robert Graves
book 263: Het verkeerde pannetje by Willem Wilmink
book 262: Vuur van Brigid en andere wintermythen by Pierre Michon
book 261: De woudloper by Karl May
book 260: Het Rosie effect (The Rosie Effect) by Graeme Simsion
book 259: De shockdoctrine (The Shock Doctrine) by Naomi Klein
book 258: Goedenavond, speelman by Willem Wilmink
book 257: Erfenis van de botten (The Legacy of the Bones) by Dolores Redondo
book 256: De reizen van Ólafur Egilsson (The Travels of Reverend Ólafur Egilsson) by Ólafur Egilsson
book 255: Hotel du Lac (Hotel du Lac) by Anita Brookner
book 254: Dromen androïden over elektrische schapen? (Do androids dream of electronic sheep?) by Philip K. Dick
book 253: Het varenwoud by Alet Schouten
book 252: Bedrieglijke zaken (Willful Behavior, Brunetti 11) by Donna Leon
book 251: De kwade knecht (Saint Peter's Fair, Cadfael 4) by Ellis Peters
book 250: Maanzaad by Lydia Rood
book 249: De oorlog van de kleine paardjes by Johan Fabricius
book 248: Wonder (Wonder) by R.J. Palacio
book 247: Tegenwoordig heet iedereen Sorry by Bart Moeyaert
book 246: De vogels (The Birds) by Tarjei Vesaas
book 245: *Jorrie en Snorrie by Annie M.G. Schmidt
book 244: Wie wind zaait by Nele Neuhaus
book 243: Pluk van de Petteflet (Tow-Truck Pluck) by Annie M.G. Schmidt
book 242: Ballade van de dood by Koos Meinderts & Harrie Jekkers
book 241: *Het reisgezelschap van de Amstel by Willem Wilmink
book 240: Karl May en zijn wereld by Karl May
book 239: Alaska by Anna Woltz
book 238: Halt in gevaar (Halt's Peril, Ranger's Apprentice 9) by John Flanagan
book 237: De koning van Clonmel (The Kings of Clonmel, Ranger's Apprentice 8) by John Flanagan
book 236: Dans van de doden (Carnival for the Dead, Nic Costa) by David Hewson
book 235: Verhaal van een leven 3 by Konstantin Paustovski
book 234: Afvalrace (Rat Race) by Dick Francis

books read in July 2019 (29 books, 8,415 pages, 10 own / 19 library)
book 233: Koen, maak je mijn schoen? by Willem Wilmink
book 232: Nieuwe maan (Moonrise) by Sarah Crossan
book 231: Als de bergen huilen by Gerda Van Erkel, 243 pages, TIOLI #14
book 230: De schok van de val (The Shock of the Fall) by Nathan Filer
book 229: *De liefste poes van de wereld by Dolf Verroen
book 228: Het dierelirium van professor Revillod by Javier Saez Castán
book 227: De regenboog heeft maar acht kleuren by Peter Pohl
book 226: Dagboek van een boekverkoper (The Diary of a Bookseller) by Shaun Bythell
book 225: Klik (Attachments) by Rainbow Rowell
book 224: Toen er nog bizons waren by Käthe Recheis
book 223: Eén mens is genoeg by Els Beerten
book 222: *Met het mes op tafel (When she hollers) by Cynthia Voigt
book 221: Desperado's by Karl May
book 220: De vlucht (Out in the Open) by Jesús Carrasco
book 219: De beschermengel (The invisible guardian) by Dolores Redondo
book 218: Pogingen iets van het leven te maken (The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen) by Hendrik Groen
book 217: Schaduw van de Zijderoute (Shadow of the Silk Road) by Colin Thubron
book 216: Gevallen engel (The fallen angel, Nic Costa 9), David Hewson
book 215: Zusje (The Stranger, Fjällbacka 4) by Camilla Läckberg
book 214: Moergrobben by Theun de Vries
book 213: Hoe Tortot zijn vissenhart verloor (Tortot the cold fish who lost his world and found his heart) by Benny Lindelauf
book 212: De duivelskunstenaar by Matthias Rozemond
book 211: Het Rosie project (The Rosie Project) by Simsion Greame
book 210: Zoektocht in Katoren by Jan Terlouw
book 209: De avonturen van Huckleberry Finn (The adventures of Huckleberry Finn) by Mark Twain
book 208: En toen waren er nog maar... (And then there were none) by Agatha Christie
book 207: Sneeuwwitje moet sterven (Snow White must die) by Nele Neuhaus
book 206: *De straat waar niets gebeurt by Els Pelgrom
book 205: Marten Toonder by Wim Hazeu

* these books are to be culled

5FAMeulstee
Edited: Yesterday, 9:28am Top



September 2019 reading plans I will try to finish my children's/YA books project this month

 41   28 own children's and YA books to read:
Als je goed om je heen kijkt zie je dat alles gekleurd is - Tine van Buul, 233 pages, TIOLI #10
De kunstrijder - Jan Terlouw, 167 pages
De Nederlandse kinderpoëzie in 1000 en enige gedichten - Gerrit Komrij, 1040 pages
De uitdaging en andere verhalen - Jan Terlouw, 180 pages
De weglopers (The runaways) - Ruth Thomas, 229 pages
Dit is de spin Sebastiaan - Annie M.G. Schmidt, 192 pages
Floris : de vijand te slim af (Floris 3) - Frans de Regt, 48 pages, TIOLI #10
Floris en het beleg van Oldenstein (Floris 2) - Jacques Constant, 50 pages, TIOLI #10
Floris en het verraad van Oldenstein (Floris 1) - Jose´ Kiestra, 49 pages, TIOLI #10
Het bergje spek - Harriët van Reek, 36 pages, TIOLI #10
Het feest op de maan - Toon Tellegen, 23 pages, TIOLI #10
Het ratteplan (A rat's tale) - Tor Seidler, 176 pages, TIOLI #10
Het Wilhelmus - Willem Wilmink, 56 pages, TIOLI #10
Hou van mij - Ted van Lieshout, 270 pages, TIOLI #10
Jip en Janneke - Annie M.G. Schmidt, 367 pages, TIOLI #12
Juffrouw Kachel - Toon Tellegen, 113 pages
Kaloeha Dzong - Lydia Rood, 93 pages
Kikker is kikker (Frog is Frog) - Max Velthuijs, 30 pages
Mormels paard (Groundhog's Horse) - Joyce Rockwood, 112 pages
Ons derde lichaam - Edward van de Vendel, 300 pages, TIOLI #10
Sprookjes voor kind en gezin (The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm) - Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, 494 pages
Teunis - Toon Tellegen, 61 pages, TIOLI #10
We noemen hem Anna - Peter Pohl, 360 pages, TIOLI #10
Willis : het doet er niet toe hoe - Daan Remmerts de Vries, 103 pages, TIOLI #10
Winnie de Poeh : de volledige verzameling verhalen en gedichten (The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh) - A.A. Milne, 432 pages, TIOLI #10
Ysa's schreeuw (Every time a rainbow dies) - Rita Williams-Garcia, 140 pages
Ziezo : de 347 kinderversjes - Annie M.G. Schmidt, 296 pages
Zolang het nog kan (Only love) - Susan Sallis, 175 pages, TIOLI #7

 8 and 2 more   4 library books to read:
De stilte van de vrouwen (The Silence of the Girls) - Pat Barker, 337 pages, TIOLI #2 (library 30/9)
Steen op steen (Stone Upon Stone) - Wiesław Myśliwski, 524 pages, TIOLI #15 (e-library 2/10)
Sneeuwstorm en amandelgeur (The Scent of Almonds) - Camilla Läckberg, 158 pages (e-library 5/10)
De jacht op het schaduwdier - John Flanagan, 93 pages (e-library 5/10)

6FAMeulstee
Edited: Yesterday, 9:27am Top

TIOLI Challenges September 2019

#1: Read a book by Toni Morrison or a book which has at least one three-letter combination of BEL, ELO, LOV, OVE, or VED in the title
- Jubeltenen - Rita Verschuur, 107 pages
#2: Read a book with a 2019 copyright
- De stilte van de vrouwen (The Silence of the Girls) - Pat Barker, 337 pages (library 30/9)
#3: Read a book in a genre you've discovered or re-discovered in the past year
#4: Rolling Challenge – Read a book where the first letter of the title starts with one of the letters in the phrase “Harvest Moon”
- Verzetsjongen - Hans Werner, 226 pages
#5: Read a book with a striking opening sentence
#6: The Decade Challenge - read a booked linked to a specific decade
- Inbreuk (Break In) - Dick Francis, 336 pages
- Het testament van de Inca - Karl May, 319 pages
#7: Read a book where the author's first or last name begins and ends with the same letter
- De huisjongen (Houseboy) - Ferdinand Oyono, 172 pages
- Mosje en Reizele - Karlijn Stoffels, 158 pages
- Zolang het nog kan (Only love) - Susan Sallis, 175 pages
#8: Read a book by an author who won the Orange Prize but not the actual book that won the prize
#9: Read a book for the September CFF Mystery Challenge Challenge
- Bij ons op het dorp - Rudie van Meurs, 149 pages
- Over de indianen van Noord-Amerika (North American Indians) - George Catlin, 384 pages
#10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"
- Het geheim van Mories Besjoer - Anke de Vries, 160 pages
- Hillbilly Blues (Hillbilly Elegy) - J.D. Vance, 287 pages
- Nacht und Nebel (Nacht und Nebel = Night and fog) - Floris B. Bakels, 381 pages
- Niet zo, maar zo! deel 1 - Joost Swarte, 63 pages
- Noodlanding (To the Wild Sky) - Ivan Southall, 176 pages
- Oorlogskind (The Hidden Child) - Camilla Läckberg, 477 pages
- Het ratteplan (A rat's tale) - Tor Seidler, 176 pages
- Vreemd land - Rita Verschuur, 144 pages
- Witte dood (Lethal white) - Robert Galbraith, 736 pages
? Als je goed om je heen kijkt zie je dat alles gekleurd is - Tine van Buul, 233 pages
? Floris : de vijand te slim af (Floris 3) - Frans de Regt, 48 pages
? Floris en het beleg van Oldenstein (Floris 2) - Jacques Constant, 50 pages
? Floris en het verraad van Oldenstein (Floris 1) - Jose´ Kiestra, 49 pages
? Het bergje spek - Harriët van Reek, 36 pages
? Het feest op de maan - Toon Tellegen, 23 pages
? Het Wilhelmus - Willem Wilmink, 56 pages
? Hou van mij - Ted van Lieshout, 270 pages
? Ons derde lichaam - Edward van de Vendel, 300 pages
? Teunis - Toon Tellegen, 61 pages
? We noemen hem Anna - Peter Pohl, 360 pages
? Willis : het doet er niet toe hoe - Daan Remmerts de Vries, 103 pages
? Winnie de Poeh : de volledige verzameling verhalen en gedichten (The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh) - A.A. Milne, 432 pages
#11: Read a book with a food word embedded in the title
#12: Read a book with at least two different kinds of animals on the cover
- Raffie en de 7 aapjes (Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys) - H.A. Rey, 32 pages
- Toen niemand iets te doen had (Far Away Across the Sea) - Toon Tellegen, 143 pages
? Jip en Janneke - Annie M.G. Schmidt, 367 pages
#13: Read a book with a size related word in the title
- Het lange verblijf - Régine Detambel, 102 pages
#14: Read a book with a cover which looks similar to one of my bookmarks
- Boze wolf (Bad Wolf) by Nele Neuhaus, 478 pages
#15: Read a book with a (predominantly) jasper-coloured cover
- Och, ik elleboog me er wel doorheen - Ted van Lieshout, 26 pages
- Steen op steen (Stone upon stone) - Wiesław Myśliwski, 524 pages (e-library 5/10)
#16: Read a book centered around the state/province where you live

7FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 6, 10:29am Top



Reading plans in 2019

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.
I start in 2019 with 580* childrens/YA books on the shelves, of those 114 are TBR.

End of January update own childrens/YA books project:
16 books read, 2 books added, 6 books culled, new total 576 books on the shelves, 100 TBR

End of February update own childrens/YA books project:
15 books read, 8 books culled, new total 568 books on the shelves, 85 TBR

End of March update own childrens/YA books project:
6 books read, 2 books culled, new total 566 books on the shelves, 79 TBR

End of April update own childrens/YA books project:
5 books read, 1 books culled, new total 565 books on the shelves, 74 TBR

End of May update own childrens/YA books project:
8 books read, 3 books culled, new total 562 books on the shelves, 66 TBR

End of June update own childrens/YA books project:
2 books read, no books culled, total 562 books on the shelves, 64 TBR

End of July update own childrens/YA books project:
9 books read, 3 books culled, total 559 books on the shelves, 55 TBR

End of August update own childrens/YA books project:
18 books read, 4 books added, 6 books culled, total 557 books on the shelves, 41 TBR

* durig this year I found two books on the shelves, that were wrongly catalogued as culled in 2005

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I keep trying to read more of my own books, of the 534 books I have read in 2018 365 (67%) were my own.
This year I try to read at least 50% books of my own.

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

8FAMeulstee
Edited: Aug 31, 10:22am Top

Monthly statistics
38 books / 9,413 pages in January 2019 in numbers
42 books / 10,836 pages in February 2019 in numbers
34 books / 10,829 pages in March 2019 in numbers
35 books / 10,266 pages in April 2019 in numbers
25 books / 5,819 pages in May 2019 in numbers
30 books / 9,058 pages in June 2019 in numbers
29 books / 8,415 pages in July 2019 in numbers
46 books / 10,828 pages in August 2019 in numbers

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Previous threads in 2019
book 1 - 25: thread 1
book 26 - 74: thread 2
book 75 - 114: thread 3
book 115 - 172: thread 4
book 173 - 217: thread 5
book 218 - 279: thread 6

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My readings in previous years
534 books (111,906 pages) read in 2018/1, 2018/2, 2018/3, 2018/4, 2018/5, 2018/6, 2018/7, 2018/8, 2018/9, 2018/10, 2018/11, 2018/12, 2018/13
453 books (110,248 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
253 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
  53 books   (18,779 pages) read in 2012/1, 2012/2, 2012/3
  84 books   (30,256 pages) read in 2011/1, 2011/2
121 books   (38,119 pages) read in 2010/1, 2010/2, 2010/3, 2010/4
  78 books   (21,470 pages) read in 2009/1, 2009/2
130 books   (35,151 pages) read in 2008

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Other lists
My best of lists on the WikiThing

9FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 14, 7:20am Top



Series I read, 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; 13 Vergeven en vergeten; 14 Motropolis

Broeder Cadfael by Ellis Peters 8/20
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 52/70

Cormoran Strike by Robert Galbraith 4/4
1 Koekoeksjong; 2 Zijderups; 3 Het slechte pad; 4 Witte dood

Erica Falck & Patrik Hedström by Camilla Läckberg 5/11
1 IJsprinses; 2 Predikant; 3 Steenhouwer; 4 Zusje; 4.1 Sneeuwstorm en amandelgeur; 5 Oorlogskind; 6 Zeemeermin; 7 Vuurtorenwachter; 8 Engeleneiland; 9 Leeuwentemmer; 10 Heks

Flavia de Luce by Alan Bradley 5/5

De Grijze Jager (Ranger's Apprentice) by John Flanagan 14/16
0.1 Het toernooi van Gorlan; 0.2 De slag op de Heckingse heide; 1 De ruïnes van Gorlan; 2 De brandende brug; 3 Het ijzige land; 4 De dragers van het Eikenblad; 5 De magier van Macindaw; 6 Het beleg van Macindaw; 7 Losgeld voor Erak; 8 De koning van Clonmel; 9 Halt in gevaar; 10 De keizer van Nihon-Ja; 11 De verloren verhalen; 12 De koninklijke leerling; 12.1 De jacht op het schaduwdier; 13 De clan van de Rode Vos

Guido Brunetti by Donna Leon 11/25
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 Fatalità; 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; 26 Wat niet verdwijnt; 27 Vergiffenis

Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg by Fred Vargas 9/9

John Rebus by Ian Rankin 3/18
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;

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; 13 De fluisteraar

Kurt Wallander by Henning Mankell 12/12

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 10/11
1 De Vaticaanmoorden; 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

Oliver von Bodenstein & Pia Kirchhoff by Nele Neuhaus 6/8
1 Een onbeminde vrouw; 2 Moordvrienden; 3 Diepe wonden; 4 Sneeuwwitje moet sterven; 5 Wie wind zaait; 6 Boze wolf; 7 De levenden en de doden; 8 Het woud

Het rad des tijds (Wheel of Time) by Robert Jordan (and Brandon Sanderson) 6/15
0 Een nieuw begin; 1 Het oog van de wereld; 2 De grote jacht; 3 De herrezen draak; 4 De komst van de schaduw; 5 Vuur uit de hemel; 6 Heer van chaos; 7 Een kroon van zwaarden; 8 Het pad der dolken; 9 Hart van de Winter; 10 Viersprong van de schemer; 11 Mes van Dromen; 12 De naderende storm; 13 De Torens van Middernacht; 14 Het licht van weleer

Ruth Galloway by Elly Griffiths 4/4

Sir Baldwin by Michael Jecks 8/8

Sister Fidelma by Peter Tremayne 1/18
1 Absolutie voor moord; 2 Lijkwade voor een aartsbisschop; 3 Moord in de abdij; 4 De listige slang; 5 Het web van Araglin; 6 De vallei van het kwaad; 7 De verdwenen monnik; 8 Dood van een pelgrim; 9 Vrouwe van het duister; 10 Het klooster van de dode zielen; 11 De gekwelde abt; 12 De nacht van de das; 13 De leprozenbel; 14 Moord uit de golven; 15 Een gebed voor de verdoemden; 16 Dansen met demonen; 17 Het valse concilie; 18 De duif des doods

10FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 8, 5:37am Top



Books acquired in 2019: 64
(11 e-book replacements for paper books)

September (1)
Tot in de hemel - Richard Powers

August 2019 (4)
Ballade van de dood - Koos Meinderts & Harrie Jekkers
Floris : de vijand te slim af - Frans de Regt
Floris en het beleg van Oldenstein - Jacques Constant
Floris en het verraad van Oldenstein - José Kiestra (thanks Caroline!)

July 2019 (1)
De reizen van Ólafur Egilsson (The Travels of Reverend Olafur Egilsson) by Ólafur Egilsson

June 2019 (2)
De pruimenpluk by Dimitri Verhulst
Duitse expressionisten by Edwin Jacobs (exhibition catalogue)

May 2019 (17)
Brieven by Boris Pasternak (Russische Bibliotheek)
Werken by Daniil Charms (Russische Bibliotheek)
Kenau by Theun de Vries
Dit zijn de namen by Tommy Wieringa
I Will Never See the World Again by Ahmet Altan (gift from Charlotte)
Marx Collection: 40 Works by Nina Schallenberg
Het spel der tronen by George R.R. Martin (e-book replacement for paper book)
De strijd der koningen by George R.R. Martin (e-book replacement for paper book)
Een storm van zwaarden : Staal en sneeuw by George R.R. Martin (e-book replacement for paper book)
Een storm van zwaarden : Bloed en goud by George R.R. Martin (e-book replacement for paper book)
Een feestmaal voor kraaien by George R.R. Martin (e-book replacement for paper book)
Een dans met draken : Oude vetes, nieuwe strijd by George R.R. Martin (e-book replacement for paper book)
Een dans met draken : Zwaarden tegen draken by George R.R. Martin (e-book replacement for paper book)
Vuur en bloed by George R.R. Martin (e-book)
Top 10 : Berlijn by Jürgen Scheunemann, 192 pages
Berlijn Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin
Als de graankorrel niet sterft by André Gide

April 2019 (3)
Vrijheid : De vijftig Nederlandse kernkunstwerken vanaf 1968 by Hans den Hartog Jager
De heilige Rita by Tommy Wieringa
Weg met Eddy Bellegueule by Édouard Louis

March 2019 (20)
Vuur van Brigid en andere wintermythen by Pierre Michon
De blauwe jurk van Camille by Michèle Desbordes
Jas van belofte by Jan Siebelink (bookweek gift)
Mijn moeders strijd by Murat Isik (bookweek)
Vonkt by Marije Langelaar
Niemandslandnacht by Annemarie Estor
Exit geest by Philp Roth
Serotonine by Michel Houellebecq
Vriendendienst by Donna Leon (e-book)
Onrustig tij by Donna Leon (e-book)
Bedrieglijke zaken by Donna Leon (e-book)
Doem en dorst by Albert Besnard
Nog pas gisteren by Maria Dermoût
Klein t(er)reurspel by Jan Elburg
Zonder dansmeester by Jozef Eyckmans
Het innerlijk behang en andere gedichten by Hans Lodeizen
Going my way by Michiel van der Plas
Ik was getrouwd met een communist by Philip Roth
Werelden by Nes Tergast
Met het oog op morgen by Bert Voeten

February 2019 (4)
De Vaticaanmoorden - David Hewson (e-book replacement for paper book)
Het Bacchus offer - David Hewson (e-book replacement for paper book)
De Pantheon getuige - David Hewson (e-book replacement for paper book)
De engelen des doods - David Hewson (e-book replacement for paper book)

January 2019 (11)
De vrouw van Toulmond - Wim van Til
Grand Hotel Europa - Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer
De vernedering - Philip Roth
Hoe Tortot zijn vissenhart verloor - Benny Lindelauf
Nieuwe maan - Sarah Crossan
Zenuwmoord - Dick Francis
Inbreuk - Dick Francis
Op hol - Dick Francis
Een stille dood (Guido Brunetti 6) - Donna Leon
Nobiltà (Guido Brunetti 7) - Donna Leon
Fatalità (Guido Brunetti 8) - Donna Leon

--
Books culled in 2019: 0 (really gone) + 49 (ready to go) = 49
(11 paper books replaced by e-books)

11FAMeulstee
Edited: Aug 31, 9:19am Top

Oh, one more than I thought. Give me half an hour to fill the blanks above.
Done

12figsfromthistle
Aug 31, 11:07am Top

Happy new thread!

13harrygbutler
Aug 31, 11:11am Top

Happy new thread, Anita!

14jessibud2
Aug 31, 11:16am Top

Happy new thread, Anita. That Van Gogh is a new one to me. I would never have guessed because his style is usually so distinctive and this one is different from others I know.

15drneutron
Aug 31, 1:17pm Top

Happy new thread!

16FAMeulstee
Aug 31, 1:25pm Top

>12 figsfromthistle: Thank you, Anita!

>13 harrygbutler: Thanks, Harry!

>14 jessibud2: Thank you, Shelley. This work was doubted for a long time, only recently it was recognised as a Van Gogh. I looked at it very closely and did see some typical features, mostly in the way the windmill is painted.

>15 drneutron: Thanks, Jim!

17swynn
Aug 31, 1:45pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita!

I love the curves in "Autonome." The composition reminds me of Clark Kent rushing to a phone booth and exposing the secret identity beneath his button-down shirt.

18SandyAMcPherson
Aug 31, 2:41pm Top

New thread wonderfulness. Fantastic book logging, too.

19quondame
Aug 31, 3:48pm Top

Happy new thread!

20johnsimpson
Aug 31, 4:42pm Top

Happy new thread Anita my dear.

21FAMeulstee
Aug 31, 4:55pm Top

Thank you, Steve.
I hadn't looked at the sculpture like that, Clark Kent it is funny ;-)
For me it was more being torn apart, in many ways.

>18 SandyAMcPherson: Thank you, Sandy. I try my best to keep up with my reviews, I get behind at times.

>19 quondame: Thank you, Susan!

>20 johnsimpson: Thank you, John.

22kidzdoc
Aug 31, 6:05pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita!

23EllaTim
Aug 31, 7:28pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita.

24FAMeulstee
Sep 1, 5:58am Top

>22 kidzdoc: >23 EllaTim: Thanks Darryl and Ella!

We will be gone the rest of the day, visiting Guido and Endo (the 10 year old son of Chimay).

25msf59
Sep 1, 7:39am Top

Happy Sunday, Anita! Happy New Thread! Love the artwork toppers!

26jnwelch
Sep 1, 10:21am Top

Happy New Thread, Anita! Love all the art up there.

Have fun on your visit today.

27Ameise1
Sep 1, 12:08pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita. What a beautiful opening.

28richardderus
Sep 1, 1:43pm Top

Happy new thread! And from last thread, read #279 Journey in English...that was one of my last jobs when I worked at Delacorte BFYR, producing that book. The interior artwork...some chapter-opening drawings...was very pretty, and I've always liked the first jacket the book had:


Have a lovely week of reading ahead!

29FAMeulstee
Sep 1, 6:32pm Top

>25 msf59: Thank you, Mark, it was a nice exhibition.

>26 jnwelch: Thank you, Joe, we had a good visit and Guido made us a great diner.

>27 Ameise1: Thank you, Barbara. There was so much more to see. De Fundatie is one of our favorite museums.

>28 richardderus: Thank you, Richard dear.
I didn't know you worked for a publisher. So you worked there until 1991?
That is indeed a fitting jacket.

Thanks, I am almost done with Lethal White and have a big stack of books ready to be read :-)

30Familyhistorian
Sep 1, 7:20pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita. Good luck finishing your children’s book reading project this month.

31humouress
Sep 2, 1:33am Top

Happy new thread, Anita!

I'm glad you enjoyed visiting Guido and Endo.

>3 FAMeulstee: That last picture makes me shudder; I'm afraid apartment living is not for me if it looks like that.

32SirThomas
Sep 2, 1:52am Top

Happy new thread, Anita.
And again gorgeous photos.
Lila may not be my color, but the "Papillons" are great.
"At the End the Book will Save Itself" - it is like a horror-story with a conciliatory ending.
And the other ones - a lot of stuff to think about.
I wish you a good start into the week.

33humouress
Sep 2, 2:19am Top

>32 SirThomas: Mmm; not sure about 'conciliatory ending'. 'Horror story', definitely.

34SirThomas
Sep 2, 2:27am Top

In many horror stories, many die.
Here many (pages) seem to survive.
But you're right - horror dominates!

35FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 2, 4:42am Top

>30 Familyhistorian: Thank you, Meg.
I try not to stress myself about finishing them all, but it should be possible if I keep away from the library this month ;-)

>31 humouress: Thank you, Nina, it is always nice to see Guido and Endo.
LOL, the funny thing of this painting is that it almost looks abstract from a distance and only looking close you see all the appartments. We lived for some years in an appartment building a bit like this. Twelve floors with appartments, 18 appartments wide, but you nearly noticed when inside.

>32 SirThomas: Thank you, Thomas.
"Papillons" was painted in Francis Picabia's surrealistic period. At first you think "Horse", until you see the papillons at the bottom of the painting.
"At the End the Book will Save Itself" was one of the pictures to think about, hoping it would indeed end wel...
The picture next to it with the big advertisement of "Libre Circulation / Free movement" and the barbed fence was rather confrontational and ironic.
Wishing you also a good start this week.

>33 humouress: Yes.

>34 SirThomas: If the book could close before the flames burn it all...

36streamsong
Sep 2, 11:40am Top

Happy New Thread! Beautiful thread toppers as usual.

I am a several weeks and a million books behind on your thread.

My book club read Shock Doctrine a year or two ago and it is very sobering. Like you, I don't want to hide my head in the sand, but it is tough reading. A friend told me that a mutual acquaintance has given up trying to follow the news altogether.

Wow on the Ólafur Egilsson book. I had also not heard of Muslim pirates either .. and more praise for Lanny. That one also needs to go on MT TBR - you are doing some wonderful reading.

Congrats on 45 books read for August! Amazing as usual.

37FAMeulstee
Sep 2, 2:27pm Top

>36 streamsong: Thank you, Janet!

Indeed The Shock Doctrine was a though read, I am glad I did read it. I can understand people giving up to follow the news. When I am very down I sometimes do take a break from the news, not for long periods, but just enough to pull myself together.

Muslim pirates were common on the Mediterranean Sea, I did read some books about it. But I had never heard they came so far north. Lanny was a joy to read, I hope you like it when you get to it.

The warm weather in August made me stay inside a lot, so reading went well.

38FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 2, 2:31pm Top

After the discussion on "fancy fonts" on Richards thread, I went back to where my love for fancy fonts started:
the famous poem by the Flemish poet Paul van Ostayen, published in 1920, this is the first page:

Rough translation:

BOOM
            TIMPANIBEAT
there everything lies                   flat
O______________o
again raging violins cellos basses copper triangle
drums timpani
raging running raging running raging running

STOP!

full fledged drama hookers snakes throw themselves on honest
men the family staggers the factory staggers
the honour staggers lies down
all concepts are falling
                          wait!

39Caroline_McElwee
Sep 3, 1:28pm Top

>38 FAMeulstee: love the poem Anita.

40FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 3, 2:00pm Top

>39 Caroline_McElwee: Thank you, Caroline
I just found that the book that contains this poem is was published in English translation in 2016 Occupied City. The poems are about Antwerp during WW I.

41richardderus
Sep 3, 2:57pm Top

>38 FAMeulstee: That's the stuff! The very thing I wasn't happy to see in Lanny! But each to their own tastes, eh what?

42FAMeulstee
Sep 3, 3:18pm Top

>41 richardderus: I was blown away by that very page somewhere in my early teens. So the typographical trickery in Lanny didn't irritate me, I found it a nice way to make random bits of villagers thoughts visible.

43LauraBrook
Sep 3, 6:45pm Top

Hi Anita! Loved reading all of your stats for the year so far. I hope things keep on rolling!

44Carmenere
Sep 3, 7:05pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita! I don't know why it took me so long to notice it.
Beautiful and some unusual pics from the Summer Expo. It must have been quite a show!

45avatiakh
Sep 3, 11:02pm Top

I love the artworks up in post #1. The Van Gogh is especially interesting.

I was wondering if you'd ever read any of Dorothy Dunnett's books.

46FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 4, 8:07am Top

>43 LauraBrook: Thank you, Laura, nice to see you back!

>44 Carmenere: Thank you, Lynda, we enjoyed the Summer Expo. It were all recent works and many were ment to make the visitors think.

>45 avatiakh: Thank you, Kerry, the museum acquired some nice works recently.
No, I haven't read any Dorothy Dunnett, so I checked her books. I think I would like them, but sadly only the first book of the The House of Niccolo series is translated.

47Donna828
Sep 4, 1:34pm Top

As usual, I am amazed by the amount and breadth of your reading, Anita. I'm also impressed that you are reading 50% of your own books. I really really need to read more off my shelves. That library within walking distance is to blame…along with my LT friends who keep reporting on the newest shiny books that are being released. So glad you keep posting pictures of the wonderful sights you see as you travel and visit museums.
Happy newish thread!

48FAMeulstee
Sep 4, 6:01pm Top

>47 Donna828: Thank you, Donna. I am a little under reading 50% own books at the moment, it is only 44% to be honest. This month I seriously try to avoid the library, only writing down interesting titles for future reference. The e-library is the worst for me, it is so easy to download e-books from my couch!
It is always nice to share our museum visits here :-)

49quondame
Sep 4, 7:13pm Top

>46 FAMeulstee: Dunnett is challenging enough in English, especially the first volume of the first series The Lymond Chronicles. House of Niccolo is written with fewer references to period literature.

50karenmarie
Sep 5, 6:08am Top

Hi Anita!

Happy new thread, and happy reading.

I see you gave Lethal White 4 stars. It's going to be a while before the next one, so I must be patient.

51FAMeulstee
Sep 5, 6:28am Top

>49 quondame: With only the first book of the series available in Dutch translation I probably won't start reading Dunnett.

>50 karenmarie: Thank you, Karen!
I was at the library to pick up some holds and browsing the shelves a bit, when Lethal White just popped up in front of me! I hadn't expected it to be there, as all copies had been out forever. So I read it earlier than planned. And have to wait now for the next book...

52SandyAMcPherson
Sep 5, 9:43am Top

>51 FAMeulstee: Same here... regarding Lethal White, all the copies have been out forever

I requested it ages ago. but well after the publication date, so there were dozens of requests before the book appeared in the system but was on order, so patrons can start requesting at that point. Who knew?! Now when I see a desirable book is going to be acquired, I put in a hold request immediately. I'm first in the queue for Return of the Thief. :D

53quondame
Sep 5, 1:42pm Top

>51 FAMeulstee: Understandable, as they are long books and only the translations into Italian haven't been panned. But sad, because they are among very few modern historical novels which really update the classic swashbucklers of the early 20th century by Samuel Shellabarger and Rafael Sabatini backed with a good amount of historical research and great affection for some of the less celebrated players on historical fields.

54charl08
Sep 6, 3:24am Top

Hi Anita, thanks for posting the poetry. I read something similar (at least in terms of typography) in a collection for children many years ago, and loved it: it made an impact. Must try and dig it out and take a picture.

55FAMeulstee
Sep 6, 7:21am Top

>52 SandyAMcPherson: The faith of new and popular books in the library ;-)
I only put books on hold when I am sure I am first in line. Mostly older books that are not available at my own library and have to come from other branches. I am not very good in waiting a long time. Besides, if they arrive I only have a week to get them. When I am away that week, I have to request again (and wait again).

>53 quondame: That is how it is, there are also many great books in multiple other languages that never are or will be translated.

>54 charl08: You are welcome, Charlotte.
Now I am curious about those poems for children. I also wonder how the English translation of Occupied City turned out.

56FAMeulstee
Sep 6, 7:33am Top


book 280: Witte dood by Robert Galbraith
library, translated, original title Lethal white, 736 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

The latest Cormoran Strik book was again an enjoyable read. I want more of these!
My original approach to series: wait with reading until the last book is published has its advantages ;-)

Dutch title translated: White Death (wich is sadly a wrong translation of the title, missing the clue)

57FAMeulstee
Sep 6, 7:48am Top


book 281: Jubeltenen by Rita Verschuur
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Gouden Uil 1999, no translations, 107 pages
TIOLI Challenge #1: Read a book by Toni Morrison or a book which has at least one three-letter combination of BEL, ELO, LOV, OVE, or VED in the title

It is 1947, Rita has to make a drawing in class for a drawing contest about two years of peace. While wondering if she has a chance to win, she thinks about the drawings of her classmates, art in general and how grown ups look at drawings and art.

Title translated: literal "Cheering Toes", also meaning a condition where the end of the big toes are standing upward.

58FAMeulstee
Sep 6, 7:57am Top


book 282: Boze wolf by Nele Neuhaus
library, translated from German, English translation Bad Wolf, 478 pages
TIOLI Challenge #14: Read a book with a cover which looks similar to one of my bookmarks

Sixth book about the German police officers Oliver von Bodenstein and Pia Kirchhoff.
When a girl is found dead in the river, the police team ends up in one of the most horrifying cases I have ever read.
Some may find the plot a bit over the top, but it is based on real events.

59FAMeulstee
Sep 6, 8:10am Top


book 283: Och, ik elleboog me er wel doorheen by Ted van Lieshout
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1989, no translations, 26 pages
TIOLI Challenge #15: Read a book with a (predominantly) jasper-coloured cover

Poems for older children / young adults about daily family life, with matching drawings.

Title translated: Oh, I ellbow my way through

60FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 6, 8:23am Top


book 284: Verzetsjongen by Hans Werner
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Kluwerprijs 1985, no translations, 226 pages
TIOLI Challenge #4: Rolling Challenge – Read a book where the first letter of the title starts with one of the letters in the phrase “Harvest Moon”

The adventures of the catholic boy Gerard in the last year of World War II, when his grandmother and aunt came to live in their house, making the hunger even worse when all scarse food had to be divided for more people than before. He tries to be christian about his faith. He also reads about Tibet, and imagines how Tibetans would live through these hard times. After the war he runs away with a neighbor boy, wandering through the country Gerard imagines he is traveling through Tibet.

Title translated: Resistanceboy

61FAMeulstee
Sep 6, 8:28am Top


book 285: Bij ons op het dorp by Rudie van Meurs
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Vlag en Wimpel 1986, no translations, 149 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Read a book for the September CFF Mystery Challenge Challenge

Stories about a little village in the polder, behind the river dikes. About nature, how life has changed during the 20th century, the life of older villagers and politics.

Title translated: With us in the village or In our village

62Caroline_McElwee
Sep 6, 12:51pm Top

>5 FAMeulstee: So Anita, do you have a project to replace your Children's/YA project if you finish this month?

63FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 6, 1:38pm Top

>62 Caroline_McElwee: I am not sure yet, Caroline, it might take a few weeks into October to finish them all. I will not visit the library until this project is done!

I probably go on reading awarded Children's/YA from the library. I have only read a few that got their award after 2000 when I stopped collecting all of them, I only have the books that won the three main awards after 2000. That means I have to make a list of those first.

From my own books I will probably start to read through my dog-books, I have 44 and only 4 of those are read. I think most of them can be culled, because they are outdated.

Then there are still lots of unread literature books on the shelves, divided in bookcases with Dutch literature and with translated literature. First I have to mark the books I want to read, as I won't read all from Frank's part of the collection. He collected most of those books, in the years when I was collecting the children's/YA books, and we could afford our weelky visit to various bookstores (and had plenty of room to store them).

64PaulCranswick
Sep 6, 9:30pm Top

>63 FAMeulstee: I think I will cull a few books this weekend as I make room for my incoming shelves.

Have a lovely weekend, Anita.

65FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 7, 6:39am Top

>64 PaulCranswick: It is a sad job, Paul, but sometimes needed when shelf space is scarse.

The same to you, I hope your new place is livable by now.

66humouress
Sep 7, 6:17am Top

>56 FAMeulstee: That's odd that the title wasn't translated according to the spirit of the book, especially in relation to what you posted on my thread regarding the Harry Potter translations.

>64 PaulCranswick: Paul! No!!

No, sorry, go ahead, don't mind me; I'm a terrible hoarder. But it's very anti-Cranswickian behaviour.

67FAMeulstee
Sep 7, 6:42am Top

>66 humouress: Not every translator/translation is good, Nina. And maybe the publisher thought this title would sell better.

When we had room enough we were book hoarders, sadly since 1996 the houses we lived in only got smaller each time...

68johnsimpson
Sep 8, 4:13pm Top

Hi Anita my dear, hope that you and Frank have had a good weekend and send love and hugs dear friend.

69avatiakh
Sep 8, 4:48pm Top

>46 FAMeulstee: >47 Donna828: Oh that's a shame about the none translation of Dunnett's books. I had deleted my question about whether they had been translated in my original comment because I assumed they would have been.
Still, many more books out there.

70FAMeulstee
Sep 8, 7:00pm Top

>68 johnsimpson: Thank you, John, wishing you and Karen a great start of the week.

>69 avatiakh: Sometimes books are overlooked and not translated, Kerry. It is sad, but indeed there are so many others. The most annoying is when some books of a series are translated and then the publisher abandons the series.

71avatiakh
Sep 8, 7:27pm Top

Yes, I've also noticed with some crime series that they start at book #2 or 3, it took a few years for the first Harry Hole books to make it to English.
Many great European children's writers only seem to get a couple of books translated to English. I've tried reading my way round Europe via children's books and it can be quite hard to find translated books that I want to read.

72FAMeulstee
Sep 11, 3:13pm Top

>71 avatiakh: That happens both ways, Kerry. Translations of the Inspector Banks books started at book 10. Later books 1-7 were translated. Book 8 and 9 still untranslated :-(
As a small language, we have at least a long tradition in translations and many translators.

73FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 11, 4:00pm Top

Sorry for my absence again, and again because of a hard non-fiction read.
This time a book about the "Nacht und Nebel" camps, where opponents of the Nazi's disappeared.
Later these gruesome tactics were copied by dictatorial regimes in South-America.

I hope to catch up with the threads and write some reviews on Friday, as tomorrow we go to the museum on Schokland.

74Carmenere
Sep 11, 4:31pm Top

Hi Anita! Just stopping by to catch up a bit and hoping all's well in your corner of the world.

75EllaTim
Sep 12, 4:11pm Top

Hi Anita I hope you had a nice day on Schokland.

Yes, some books take an effort to read. They should be read, though.

76FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 14, 3:18pm Top

>74 Carmenere: Thank you, Lynda, all is well over here.

>75 EllaTim: Thanks, Ella, it was so nice on Schokland!
They have a summer expostion "Dichter op het land" (Closer on the land, also Poet on the land), a combination of landart and poetry. Along a 6 km walk there are artwoks in the landscape, and with each artwork you can take a card, with a poem that goes with the artwork. The exposition was supposed to end next week, but it is extended it until October 27th. Recommended! See https://www.museumschokland.nl/agenda/58/_zomer_op_schokland/

77Caroline_McElwee
Sep 14, 3:37pm Top

>76 FAMeulstee: I'd have enjoyed that Anita. I usually get to one sculpture in landscape exhibition most years.

78FAMeulstee
Sep 14, 4:13pm Top

>77 Caroline_McElwee: Yes, you would have enjoyed, Caroline, only need a translator for the poems. They were an extra dimension to the exhibition.

79EllaTim
Sep 15, 3:02am Top

>76 FAMeulstee: It does look attractive, Anita. I think we would both love it.

80FAMeulstee
Sep 15, 5:00am Top

>79 EllaTim: It is well worth visiting, Ella.

81FAMeulstee
Sep 15, 5:13am Top


book 286: Hillbilly Blues by J.D. Vance
library, non-fiction, translated, original title Hillbilly Elegy, 287 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

Vance grew up in difficult circumstances, not every white man is privileged in the USA. After school he went into the army and then made it to Yale.
The book is both memoir and political, and the last part bothered. He is one of few who made it, yet he has no compasion at all for the ones who didn't make it. Based on a few people who misused social securety, he pledges to take all benefits, forgetting he profited from the system himself, as he would never been able to attend Yale without an scolarship.

82FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 15, 5:20am Top


book 287: Niet zo, maar zo! deel 1 by Joost Swarte
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Vlag en wimpel 1986, no English translation, 63 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

Absurd and sometimes funny cartoons.

title translated: Not like this, but like that! part 1

83FAMeulstee
Sep 15, 5:41am Top


book 288: Het testament van de Inca by Karl May
own, translated from German, no English translation, 319 pages
TIOLI Challenge #6: The Decade Challenge - read a booked linked to a specific decade

Adventures in South-America, with bad guys, our hero, the last remaining Inca and a hidden treasure.

Title translated: The Inca's testament

84FAMeulstee
Sep 15, 5:48am Top


book 289: Vreemd land by Rita Verschuur
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Nienke van Hichtum prijs 1997, no English translation, 144 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

Childhood memories of the writer. A few years after WW II she is going to stay on her own in Sweden for some weeks. When her mother asks her if she wants to go, she is enthousiast at first, but then starts to doubt and thinks of all what can go wrong. In Sweden she adapts quickly, although she has some trouble with cultural differences..

Title translated: Strange country

85FAMeulstee
Sep 15, 6:21am Top


book 290: Mosje en Reizele by Karlijn Stoffels
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Gouden Zoen 1997, no English translation, 158 pages
TIOLI Challenge #7: Read a book where the author's first or last name begins and ends with the same letter

An old man in Tel Aviv looks back at his youth, when he wasn't mr Schuster, but was called Moshe.
Moshe is a Polish jew, but he feels Polish. When his parents die, he is send to the famous jewish orphanage of Janusz Korczak and becomes friends with Rejzele. It is 1939, soon the Germans invade Poland and Mosje can't escape from the orphanage anymore. Just before everyone in the orphanage is taken to the camps, Mosje finds a way to get away. He manages to stay alive during the war and ends up in Israel.

Title translated: Moshe and Rejzele

86karenmarie
Sep 15, 8:10am Top

Hi Anita!

>81 FAMeulstee: I have Hillbilly Elegy on my shelves. Your opinion startled me, as the book has a 3.82 rating on LT. However, I abhor people who criticize systems they themselves take advantage of, and so may pass on this one.

87FAMeulstee
Sep 16, 12:55pm Top

>86 karenmarie: I would understand, Karen, and his excuse about the hate for Obama in those circles was not convincing either. Besides that 1/3 seemed to believe Obama was not American and a Muslim, he said Obama was too educated and too rich, and racism had nothing to do with it...
The parts of the book (in fact most of it) where he described his youth and the path to Yale were good.

88FAMeulstee
Sep 16, 1:00pm Top

A new picture for my profile page here on LT, as Frank has lost a lot of weight. This is the old picture (2014):


And here are we today, Frank 30 kg less, and me wih new glasses and newly colored hair:

89Caroline_McElwee
Sep 16, 1:51pm Top

Congratulations to Frank on his weightloss, I know how hard that is. What is his top tip?

Loving the new hair colour Anita. And the pattern on the side. Very cool.

90jessibud2
Sep 16, 1:55pm Top

Wow, congrats to Frank!! He looks terrific. I bet he feels great, too. And you look pretty cool, yourself, Anita! :-) Did you do it yourself?

91FAMeulstee
Sep 16, 1:57pm Top

>89 Caroline_McElwee: Thank you, Caroline, I was inspired by Megan Rapinhoe in the Woman's Soccer World Cup, she had two colored hair there. My hairdresser always makes a nice pattern my hair. Only visible for a few days.

Frank changed his diet to no sugar, no alcohol and low carb, and we walk an hour every day.

92FAMeulstee
Sep 16, 2:01pm Top

>90 jessibud2: Thank you Shelley. Yes, Frank feels good, mostly because the diabetes is gone after he changed his diet. The weightloss was a side effect ;-)
No, I did not do myself, I was at the hairdresser for 3 hours today ;-)

93jnwelch
Sep 16, 2:08pm Top

Way to go, Frank, and cool hair color, Anita! You both look great!

94PawsforThought
Sep 16, 2:14pm Top

Congrats to Frank on getting rid of the diabetes and the bonus weight loss. And I agree with everyone that your hair looks fab. I've always had a soft spot for blue hair.

95streamsong
Sep 16, 2:30pm Top

>63 FAMeulstee: I love that you are reading your tbr shelf books by category. That is a suggestion that I may pursue next year. I only have half a dozen books tagged 'dogs', but I have more than 20 tagged 'horses' and more tagged with miscellaneous animals.

>81 FAMeulstee: I read Hillbilly Elegy with my book club last year. I remember most of the discussion revolving around people whom he criticized because they chose not to take any government benefits which would have vastly helped their children.

>88 FAMeulstee: Love the new photo. Your hair is great! and applause for Frank. That is not an easy thing to do (although I'm working on it, too). I soooo crave carbs and sweets when I am stressed.

96FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 16, 2:55pm Top

>93 jnwelch: Thank you, Joe, we are both happy with the changes ;-)

>94 PawsforThought: Thanks Paws, I wasn't sure about the color at first. The final desicion was between purple and blue.

>95 streamsong: It was a practical desicion to go by category, Shelly. Marking all unread books would make my TBR way too large to oversee. This way it is cut in doable chunks.

I thought he mainly critised people who sold the goods they bought with benefits, to finance their addiction.

Thank you, Frank can be very determined if he wants to be. In this case he wanted to get rid of the diabetes pills as soon as possible. He managed to get there within a year. The secret is to have no sweets or carbs at all at home. Now I crave nuts instead of sweets or carbs.
I was a bit nervous when I went to the hairdresser this morning. I had decided what colors (grey and blue), but wasn't completely sure how it would turn out. But I am very pleased with the result.

97quondame
Sep 16, 4:14pm Top

>88 FAMeulstee: Great hair! Yours, of course. Kudos to Frank!

98FAMeulstee
Sep 16, 5:26pm Top

>97 quondame: ;-) Thank you, Susan.

99EllaTim
Sep 16, 6:36pm Top

>88 FAMeulstee: Wow, to both of you. The weight loss, aplause for Frank. And your hair looks wonderful.

100scaifea
Sep 17, 5:20am Top

Wonderful new photo - you're both so lovely!

101FAMeulstee
Sep 17, 3:32pm Top

>99 EllaTim: Thank you, Ella. I wanted completely different hair, and I got it.

>100 scaifea: Thank you, Amber, we both changed a lot in 5 years :-)

102sirfurboy
Sep 18, 5:04am Top

>88 FAMeulstee: Congratulations to Frank, and that is a great picture of you both. The blue hair was a surprise! :)

103FAMeulstee
Sep 18, 6:30am Top

>102 sirfurboy: Thank you, Stephen, also on Frank's behalf. So many colors these days to dye your hair, I had to try at least once ;-)

104karenmarie
Sep 18, 7:30am Top

>88 FAMeulstee: I love your hair, Anita! Such a fun statement. Beautiful pics, too, both of you.

105FAMeulstee
Sep 18, 5:54pm Top

>104 karenmarie: Thank you, Karen!
Today when we were walking there were light grey clouds in a blue sky, just like my hair :-)

106figsfromthistle
Sep 18, 6:02pm Top

>81 FAMeulstee: Too bad about this one. I have it on my TBR pile. I shall put it towards the bottom.

>88 FAMeulstee: Love the hair! Quite fun :)

107FAMeulstee
Sep 18, 6:26pm Top

>109 It is always possible you like it better than I did, Anita.
Thank you, it is fun! :-)

108FAMeulstee
Sep 18, 6:37pm Top


book 291: Raffie en de 9 aapjes by H.A. Rey
own, children's, translated from French, English translation Cecily G. and the 9 Monkeys, 32 pages
TIOLI Challenge #12: Read a book with at least two different kinds of animals on the cover

Story about a lonely young giraffe, whose parents were captured by humans. She meets nine monkeys, who are without home, because their home trees are cut down. They decide to stay together.

My mother must have bought this book somewhere in the 1950s. In the back there is a sticker that it was recommennded by Kris Kras, at the time a progressive magazine for children. Many famous writers of childrens books started their career in Kris Kras.

Title translated: Raffie and the 9 monkeys

109FAMeulstee
Sep 18, 6:48pm Top


book 292: Toen niemand iets te doen had by Toon Tellegen
own, YA, Dutch, awarded, Gouden Griffel 1988, English translation Far Away Across the Sea, 143 pages
TIOLI Challenge #12: Read a book with at least two different kinds of animals on the cover

Short stories with animals, in this universe there is only one of every animal, so their names are "Squirrel", "Ant", "Cricket" "Elephant".
Toon Tellegen has a wonderful way with words. This is one of the first books about Ant and his friend, later books are even better.

Title translated: When nobody had something to do

110FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 18, 7:16pm Top


book 293: Nacht und Nebel by Floris B. Bakels
library, Dutch, non-fiction, English translation Nacht und Nebel = Night and fog, 381 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

Floris Bakels was arrested by the Germans in 1942 and accused of illegal actions. He spend the next three years in prisons and concentrationcamps. He was one of the "Nacht und Nebel" prisoners, from Wikipedia:
Nacht und Nebel was a directive issued by Adolf Hitler on 7 December 1941 targeting political activists and resistance "helpers" in World War II to be imprisoned or killed, while the family and the population remained uncertain as to the fate or whereabouts of the Nazi state's alleged offender. Victims who disappeared in these Night and Fog actions were never heard from again.
When the allies came near the camp, the remaining prisoners had to walk to the next camp in Germany. His journey ended in Dachau, where the Americans came just in time to save his life.
During his imprisonment Floris Bakels found faith in Christianity, his faith helped him through and is mentioned very often.

A disturbing and important read about the lesser known "Nacht und Nebel" concentration camps.

111sirfurboy
Yesterday, 5:13am Top

>110 FAMeulstee: That sounds like a disturbing read, and yet an important one. No ebook available, but it looks like I can get the print version through Amazon - I added it to my basket but feel I need to read some other stuff before I buy it!

112FAMeulstee
Yesterday, 7:46am Top

>111 sirfurboy: Yes, it was a disturbing read.
Even more disturbing knowing that this was copied by some militairy junta's in South-America, to control the population and get rid of their opponents.

With the tag Nacht und Nebel you can find a few more books about it on LT.

113richardderus
Yesterday, 5:58pm Top

Hi Anita! Toon Tellegen has been a fun discovery for me, and he's all your fault!

Thank you.

I like the new hair color and wish Frank the very best in his weight loss! That is impressive indeed. *smooch*

114FAMeulstee
Today, 5:10am Top

>113 richardderus: Thank you, Richard, I gladly take all the blame for leading you to Toon Tellegen :-D
And thanks, from both of us. *smooches* back to you

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