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

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1FAMeulstee
Edited: Oct 1, 2019, 4:18am

Welcome to my seventh 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 FAMeulstee:

2FAMeulstee
Edited: Oct 1, 2019, 4:53am

Books read since 2008: 2,079

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total books read in 2019: 314
147 own / 166 library / 1 other

total pages read in 2019: 83,095 pages

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currently reading:

books read in September 2019 (35 books, 7,631 pages, 25 own / 10 library)
book 314: Hou van mij by Ted van Lieshout, 270 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 181)
book 313: *Het bergje spek by Harriët van Reek, 36 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 180)
book 312: Op weg naar het schavot by Kees Fens, 61 pages, TIOLI #4 (msg 179)
book 311: Als je goed om je heen kijkt zie je dat alles gekleurd is by Tine van Buul, 233 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 178)
book 310: Het feest op de maan by Toon Tellegen, 23 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 177)
book 309: *Jip en Janneke by Annie M.G. Schmidt, 372 pages, TIOLI #12 (msg 150)
book 308: Het Wilhelmus by Willem Wilmink, 56 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 148)
book 307: Het lange verblijf by Régine Detambel, 102 pages, TIOLI #13 (msg 147)
book 306: *Teunis by Toon Tellegen, 61 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 146)
book 305: De jacht op het schaduwdier by John Flanagan, 93 pages (msg 145)
book 304: Sneeuwstorm en amandelgeur (The Scent of Almonds) by Camilla Läckberg, 158 pages, TIOLI #6 (msg 144)
book 303: Inbreuk (Break In) by Dick Francis, 336 pages, TIOLI #6 (msg 143)
book 302: *Het ratteplan (A rat's tale) by Tor Seidler, 176 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 142)
book 301: De stilte van de vrouwen (The Silence of the Girls) by Pat Barker, 337 pages, TIOLI #2 (msg 141)
book 300: Steen op steen (Stone upon stone) by Wiesław Myśliwski, 524 pages, TIOLI #15 (msg 123)
book 299: *Zolang het nog kan (Only love) by Susan Sallis, 175 pages, TIOLI #7 (msg 122)
book 298: Over de indianen van Noord-Amerika (North American Indians) by George Catlin, 384 pages, TIOLI #9 (msg 121)
book 297: *Noodlanding (To the Wild Sky) by Ivan Southall, 176 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 120)
book 296: *Het geheim van Mories Besjoer by Anke de Vries, 160 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 119)
book 295: Oorlogskind (The Hidden Child) by Camilla Läckberg, 477 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 118)
book 294: De huisjongen (Houseboy) by Ferdinand Oyono, 172 pages, TIOLI #7 (msg 117)
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, 2019, 9:12am

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, 2019, 9:13am

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: Oct 1, 2019, 4:56am



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

 41   19 own children's and YA books to read:
De kunstrijder - Jan Terlouw, 167 pages, October TIOLI #1
De Nederlandse kinderpoëzie in 1000 en enige gedichten - Gerrit Komrij, 1040 pages
De uitdaging en andere verhalen - Jan Terlouw, 180 pages, October TIOLI #2
De weglopers (The runaways) - Ruth Thomas, 229 pages, October TIOLI #2
Dit is de spin Sebastiaan - Annie M.G. Schmidt, 192 pages, October TIOLI #1
Floris : de vijand te slim af (Floris 3) - Frans de Regt, 48 pages, October TIOLI #6
Floris en het beleg van Oldenstein (Floris 2) - Jacques Constant, 50 pages, October TIOLI #1
Floris en het verraad van Oldenstein (Floris 1) - José Kiestra, 49 pages, October TIOLI #10
Juffrouw Kachel - Toon Tellegen, 113 pages, October TIOLI #7
Kaloeha Dzong - Lydia Rood, 93 pages, October TIOLI #1
Kikker is kikker (Frog is Frog) - Max Velthuijs, 30 pages, October TIOLI #7
Mormels paard (Groundhog's Horse) - Joyce Rockwood, 112 pages, October TIOLI #1
Ons derde lichaam - Edward van de Vendel, 300 pages, October TIOLI #2
Sprookjes voor kind en gezin (The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm) - Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm, 494 pages, October TIOLI #4
We noemen hem Anna - Peter Pohl, 360 pages, October TIOLI #2
Willis : het doet er niet toe hoe - Daan Remmerts de Vries, 103 pages, October TIOLI #1
Winnie de Poeh : de volledige verzameling verhalen en gedichten (The Complete Tales and Poems of Winnie-the-Pooh) - A.A. Milne, 432 pages, October TIOLI #4
Ysa's schreeuw (Every time a rainbow dies) - Rita Williams-Garcia, 140 pages, October TIOLI #2
Ziezo : de 347 kinderversjes - Annie M.G. Schmidt, 296 pages, October TIOLI #1

 8 and 3 more   1 library book to read:
Boeddhisme in alle eenvoud (Buddhism plain and simple) - Steve Hagen, 174 pages, October TIOLI #14 (e-library 12/10)

6FAMeulstee
Edited: Oct 1, 2019, 4:56am

TIOLI 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)
#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”
- Op weg naar het schavot - Kees Fens, 61 pages
- 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
- Sneeuwstorm en amandelgeur (The Scent of Almonds) - Camilla Läckberg, 158 pages (library)
- 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 (library)
#10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"
- Als je goed om je heen kijkt zie je dat alles gekleurd is - Tine van Buul, 233 pages
- Het bergje spek - Harriët van Reek, 36 pages
- Het feest op de maan - Toon Tellegen, 23 pages
- Het geheim van Mories Besjoer - Anke de Vries, 160 pages
- Hillbilly Blues (Hillbilly Elegy) - J.D. Vance, 287 pages (library)
- Hou van mij - Ted van Lieshout, 270 pages
- Nacht und Nebel (Nacht und Nebel = Night and fog) - Floris B. Bakels, 381 pages (library)
- 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 (library)
- Het ratteplan (A rat's tale) - Tor Seidler, 176 pages
- Teunis - Toon Tellegen, 61 pages
- Vreemd land - Rita Verschuur, 144 pages
- Het Wilhelmus - Willem Wilmink, 56 pages
- Witte dood (Lethal white) - Robert Galbraith, 736 pages (library)
#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, 372 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 (library)
#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 (library)
#16: Read a book centered around the state/province where you live

7FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 30, 2019, 5:14pm



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 581* 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 577 books on the shelves, 100 TBR

End of February update own childrens/YA books project:
15 books read, 8 books culled, new total 569 books on the shelves, 85 TBR

End of March update own childrens/YA books project:
6 books read, 3 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, 2019, 10:22am

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: Oct 1, 2019, 5:02am



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 Metropolis

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 6/11
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 15/16
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 14 Het duel bij Araluen

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 28, 2019, 6:52am



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) - Ólafur Egilsson

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

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

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

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

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Books culled in 2019: 0 (really gone) + 55 (ready to go) = 55
(11 paper books replaced by e-books)

11FAMeulstee
Edited: Aug 31, 2019, 9:19am

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

12figsfromthistle
Aug 31, 2019, 11:07am

Happy new thread!

13harrygbutler
Aug 31, 2019, 11:11am

Happy new thread, Anita!

14jessibud2
Aug 31, 2019, 11:16am

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, 2019, 1:17pm

Happy new thread!

16FAMeulstee
Aug 31, 2019, 1:25pm

>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, 2019, 1:45pm

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, 2019, 2:41pm

New thread wonderfulness. Fantastic book logging, too.

19quondame
Aug 31, 2019, 3:48pm

Happy new thread!

20johnsimpson
Aug 31, 2019, 4:42pm

Happy new thread Anita my dear.

21FAMeulstee
Aug 31, 2019, 4:55pm

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, 2019, 6:05pm

Happy new thread, Anita!

23EllaTim
Aug 31, 2019, 7:28pm

Happy new thread, Anita.

24FAMeulstee
Sep 1, 2019, 5:58am

>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, 2019, 7:39am

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

26jnwelch
Sep 1, 2019, 10:21am

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

Have fun on your visit today.

27Ameise1
Sep 1, 2019, 12:08pm

Happy new thread, Anita. What a beautiful opening.

28richardderus
Sep 1, 2019, 1:43pm

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, 2019, 6:32pm

>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, 2019, 7:20pm

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

31humouress
Sep 2, 2019, 1:33am

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, 2019, 1:52am

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, 2019, 2:19am

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

34SirThomas
Sep 2, 2019, 2:27am

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

35FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 2, 2019, 4:42am

>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, 2019, 11:40am

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, 2019, 2:27pm

>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, 2019, 2:31pm

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, 2019, 1:28pm

>38 FAMeulstee: love the poem Anita.

40FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 3, 2019, 2:00pm

>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, 2019, 2:57pm

>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, 2019, 3:18pm

>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, 2019, 6:45pm

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

44Carmenere
Sep 3, 2019, 7:05pm

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, 2019, 11:02pm

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, 2019, 8:07am

>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, 2019, 1:34pm

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, 2019, 6:01pm

>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, 2019, 7:13pm

>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, 2019, 6:08am

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, 2019, 6:28am

>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, 2019, 9:43am

>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, 2019, 1:42pm

>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, 2019, 3:24am

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, 2019, 7:21am

>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, 2019, 7:33am


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, 2019, 7:48am


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, 2019, 7:57am


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, 2019, 8:10am


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, 2019, 8:23am


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, 2019, 8:28am


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, 2019, 12:51pm

>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, 2019, 1:38pm

>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, 2019, 9:30pm

>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, 2019, 6:39am

>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, 2019, 6:17am

>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, 2019, 6:42am

>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, 2019, 4:13pm

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

69avatiakh
Sep 8, 2019, 4:48pm

>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, 2019, 7:00pm

>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, 2019, 7:27pm

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, 2019, 3:13pm

>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, 2019, 4:00pm

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, 2019, 4:31pm

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

75EllaTim
Sep 12, 2019, 4:11pm

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, 2019, 3:18pm

>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, 2019, 3:37pm

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

78FAMeulstee
Sep 14, 2019, 4:13pm

>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, 2019, 3:02am

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

80FAMeulstee
Sep 15, 2019, 5:00am

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

81FAMeulstee
Sep 15, 2019, 5:13am


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, 2019, 5:20am


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, 2019, 5:41am


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, 2019, 5:48am


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, 2019, 6:21am


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, 2019, 8:10am

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, 2019, 12:55pm

>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, 2019, 1:00pm

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, 2019, 1:51pm

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, 2019, 1:55pm

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, 2019, 1:57pm

>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, 2019, 2:01pm

>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, 2019, 2:08pm

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

94PawsforThought
Sep 16, 2019, 2:14pm

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, 2019, 2:30pm

>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, 2019, 2:55pm

>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, 2019, 4:14pm

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

98FAMeulstee
Sep 16, 2019, 5:26pm

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

99EllaTim
Sep 16, 2019, 6:36pm

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

100scaifea
Sep 17, 2019, 5:20am

Wonderful new photo - you're both so lovely!

101FAMeulstee
Sep 17, 2019, 3:32pm

>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, 2019, 5:04am

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

103FAMeulstee
Sep 18, 2019, 6:30am

>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, 2019, 7:30am

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

105FAMeulstee
Sep 18, 2019, 5:54pm

>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, 2019, 6:02pm

>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, 2019, 6:26pm

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

108FAMeulstee
Sep 18, 2019, 6:37pm


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, 2019, 6:48pm


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, 2019, 7:16pm


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
Sep 19, 2019, 5:13am

>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
Sep 19, 2019, 7:46am

>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
Sep 19, 2019, 5:58pm

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
Sep 20, 2019, 5:10am

>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

115banjo123
Sep 21, 2019, 7:33pm

Great photo! Congrats to Frank and I love your hair.

116FAMeulstee
Sep 22, 2019, 3:01am

>115 banjo123: Thank you, Rhonda!

117FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 22, 2019, 3:14am


book 294: De huisjongen by Ferdinand Oyono
own, YA, translated from French, awarded, Vlag en Wimpel 1982, English translation Houseboy, 172 pages
TIOLI Challenge #7: Read a book where the author's first or last name begins and ends with the same letter

Set in French colonial Cameroon, where Toundi Ondoua runs away from home to become the "houseboy" of the local priest. He is teached to read and write and that all men are equal in christian faith. When the priest dies, he becomes the "houseboy" of the local gouverner and finds out soon how "equal" his life is.

A very clear portrait of the racist and inhumane colonial system, recommended

118FAMeulstee
Sep 22, 2019, 3:27am


book 295: Oorlogskind by Camilla Läckberg
library, translated from Swedish, English translation The Hidden Child, 477 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

Fifth book in the Erica Falck & Patrik Hedström series.
Patrick is on paternity leave and takes care of their daughter, so Erica can finish her latest book. But she is distracted by the nazi-medal her mother has kept hidden in the attic. She decides to ask a historian about it. Not long after her visit the historican is found murdered. The investigation leads back to WWII and Erica finds out more about her mother.

For me this was the best book of the series until now.

Dutch title translated: Warchild

119FAMeulstee
Sep 22, 2019, 3:34am


book 296: Het geheim van Mories Besjoer by Anke de Vries
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1976, no English translation, 160 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

When their friend Maurice, a Frenchman who lives in their neighborhood, gets in trouble, the local children come to the rescue.

title translated: The secret of Mories Besjoer (the name is Maurice Bonjour phonetic)

120FAMeulstee
Sep 22, 2019, 4:07am


book 297: Noodlanding by Ivan Southall
own, translated, YA, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1972, original title To the Wild Sky, 176 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

Six children go on their way by plane to a birthday party in the Australian outback. When the pilot has an heartattack, they have to save themselves.

Realistic story, sadly the sequel is not available in translation. Maybe I can find it online.

Dutch title translated: Emergency landing

121FAMeulstee
Sep 22, 2019, 4:23am


book 298: Over de indianen van Noord-Amerika by George Catlin
library, non-fiction, translated, original title North American Indians, 384 pages
TIOLI Challenge #9: Read a book for the September CFF Mystery Challenge Challenge

The painter George Catlin went way West in the 1830s, to visit the last Indian tribes. He describes their ways and habits, knowing they would vanish in time, like the eastern Indian tribes who were all gone by then. Later he traveled with the U.S. military, bringing "peace" to the very last of them.

A sad but interesting read, Catlins style isn't always easy to read and he can be a bit elaborate and repetitive. His paintings are impressive.

Dutch title translated: About the Indians of North America

122FAMeulstee
Sep 22, 2019, 4:33am


book 299: Zolang het nog kan by Susan Sallis
own, translated, YA, awarded, Vlag en Wimpel 1983, original title Only love, 175 pages
TIOLI Challenge #7: Read a book where the author's first or last name begins and ends with the same letter

Sixteen year old Frances has been in a wheelchair her whole life and knows her life will be short. She moves to Thornton Hall, a place for the handicapped. Soon she feels at home and makes friends. When a new resident, 18 year old Lucas Hawkins, refuses to leave his room, Fran and some others try to get him out of his shell. But Fran never expected to fall in love, and knowing she hasn't much time, makes it even more complicated.

Dutch title translated: As long as it is possible

123FAMeulstee
Sep 22, 2019, 4:57am


book 300: Steen op steen by Wiesław Myśliwski
library, translated from Polish, English translation Stone upon stone, 524 pages
TIOLI Challenge #15: Read a book with a (predominantly) jasper-coloured cover

Szymeck Pietstruszka tells the story of his life, growing up before WWII with three brothers on the Polish countryside. His time with the Polish resistance, the woman in his life, his Catholic parents and the village.
The narrative is like listening to an old man, he starts to tell, meanders in other directions, and goes back to the story he was telling you about. Thus giving a broad view on the changes in Poland from the 1930s up to the early 1980s.

A great read, nearly a 5* read. I want to read more books from this writer.

124johnsimpson
Sep 22, 2019, 3:18pm

Hi Anita my dear, congrats on reaching 4 X 75 books.

125FAMeulstee
Sep 22, 2019, 6:04pm

>124 johnsimpson: Thank you, John.

126EllaTim
Sep 22, 2019, 7:34pm

>123 FAMeulstee: Oh, 300 books, Congratulations Anita!
I liked your book nr 300 just as much as you did.

127quondame
Sep 22, 2019, 9:30pm

Oh wow, 300! Congratulations!

128karenmarie
Sep 23, 2019, 7:07am

Fantastic, Anita! Congrats on your 300 books so far this year.

129charl08
Sep 23, 2019, 7:26am

>123 FAMeulstee: Have added this to the wishlist, sounds really good.

And congrats on the 300 - impressive stuff :-)

130msf59
Sep 23, 2019, 8:01am

>88 FAMeulstee: Love the photos. Frank is looking good.

Hi, Anita. We are back from our Carolina trip. I have one more day off before returning to work tomorrow. It has been a fine holiday. I hope you guys are doing well.

131jnwelch
Sep 23, 2019, 8:29am

Congrats on 300, Anita! That Stone Upon Stone sounds particularly good.

132FAMeulstee
Sep 23, 2019, 3:52pm

>126 EllaTim: Thank you, Ella!
It was a very good read, glad you liked it too.

>127 quondame: Thanks, Susan!

>128 karenmarie: Thank you, Karen, again the books are treating me well this year :-)

>129 charl08: Thanks, Charlotte, I hope you can find a copy of Stone upon stone.

>130 msf59: Thank you, Mark, enjoy your last day off.
I enjoyed the photo's of your trip on FB, it is beautiful there!

>131 jnwelch: Thank you, Joe!
Stone upon Stone was very good. I am surprised it isn't widely read in our group, as Darryl did read it back in 2013 and also rated it high.

133richardderus
Sep 23, 2019, 9:46pm

>123 FAMeulstee: 4 x 75!!!

Brava, Anita, for making your reading so central to your life.

134SandyAMcPherson
Sep 24, 2019, 7:34am

Impressive!! Book #300.

135FAMeulstee
Sep 24, 2019, 7:44am

>133 richardderus: Thank you, Richard!
The picture with the candles is nice, wondering how they would burn further down ;-)

>134 SandyAMcPherson: Thank you, Sandy!

136FAMeulstee
Sep 24, 2019, 7:49am

An important Supreme Court ruling in Spain today Franco's body can be moved from burial site. This could be a start in dealing with the past.

137EllaTim
Sep 25, 2019, 6:24am

>136 FAMeulstee: I have just been reading the chapters in In Europa about Spain, the civil war, the Basque Country. Lots of history, and according to Mak nothing really dealt with.

138FAMeulstee
Sep 25, 2019, 6:21pm

>137 EllaTim: Spain is still divided by the Civil War, not only mentioned by Geert Mak.

Franco did everything he could to assure Spain would be a monarchy again after his death, as it was unthinkable for him it could ever become a republic again. The last years Franco's burial site had become more and more a place of pilgrimage for fascists (on YouTube there were clips with fascists performing the Hitler salute there), while many unnamed Republicans are also buried at that place in massgraves...

139SirThomas
Sep 28, 2019, 9:12am

Sorry, I am a little bit late.
>88 FAMeulstee: great pictures - and the people who are pictured on it.

Congratulations on reaching 75, Anita!
Congratulations on reaching 75, Anita!
Congratulations on reaching 75, Anita!
Congratulations on reaching 75, Anita!
Wow - 300 books, What an achievement!

140FAMeulstee
Sep 28, 2019, 10:26am

>139 SirThomas: You are always welcome, Thomas, any time.

Thank you!
And
Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!
Thank you!
:-)

141FAMeulstee
Sep 28, 2019, 10:46am


book 301: De stilte van de vrouwen by Pat Barker
library, translated, original title The Silence of the Girls, 337 pages
TIOLI Challenge #2: Read a book with a 2019 copyright

The Trojan war mainly seen from Breseïs point of view. She was married to the son of a king in the city Lyrnessos. When the city was conquered and all the males killed, she was taken as a slave and ended up with Achilles. As a slave she isn't allowed to leave the Greek camp, so all she knows from the war is by hearsay. Then she becomes the object of the dispute between Achilles and Agamemnon.

I did read The Iliad last year, and liked to read the same story told with a female voice and perspective.

142FAMeulstee
Sep 28, 2019, 10:56am


book 302: Het ratteplan by Tor Seidler
own, translated, YA, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1989, original title A rat's tale, 176 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

Animal story, Martinus Mal-Rat lives in New York. The rats live in a constant battle with most humans, who want to destroy them. Martinus is named after his uncle, a very special artistic rat, who befriended a human. Our hero's adventures lead him to the love of his life.
Half a star added beacause of the beautiful illustrations by Fred Marcellino.

Dutch title translated: The rat plan

143FAMeulstee
Sep 28, 2019, 11:08am


book 303: Inbreuk by Dick Francis
own, translated, original title Break In, 336 pages
TIOLI Challenge #6: The Decade Challenge - read a booked linked to a specific decade

Kit Fielding is a steeple chase jockey. When the husband of his twin sister Holly gets the victim of mean gossip in a paper, Kit steps in to help them. He steps into big trouble, and has no clue who is behind all this.
Enjoyable read, looking forward to the next Kit Fielding book!

144FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 28, 2019, 12:12pm


book 304: Sneeuwstorm en amandelgeur by Camilla Läckberg
library, e-book, translated from Swedish, English translation The Scent of Almonds, 158 pages
TIOLI Challenge #6: The Decade Challenge - read a booked linked to a specific decade

Short story, about an other character from the Erica Falck & Patrik Hedström series.
Policeofficer Martin Molin goes to the family of his new girlfriend for Christmas. The family gathers on a small island. His girlfriend comes from a very rich family, and the family members generally don't like eachother. When grandfather is poisoned, Martin starts to investigate. That should be easy, as a storm prevents any contact outside the island.

145FAMeulstee
Sep 28, 2019, 12:24pm


book 305: De jacht op het schaduwdier by John Flanagan
library, e-book, YA, translated, original title The beast from another time, 93 pages

Short story in the Ranger's Apprentice series.
When Will leaves for a few days, a couple of farmers comes for help. They don't believe that a girl can be a Ranger, but eventually they accept Maddie's help for their problem.

146FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 28, 2019, 12:35pm


book 306: Teunis by Toon Tellegen
own, Dutch, YA, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1997, no English translation, 61 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

Story about Teunis, he is a young elephant. He lives with his family in a house among humans. Teunis gets in trouble often, when he is playing with human children his size is often a problem. At school he has trouble writing... and also a lot of fun.
All told with humor and accompanied by lovely illustrations by Jan Jutte.

147FAMeulstee
Sep 28, 2019, 1:20pm


book 307: Het lange verblijf by Régine Detambel
own, translated from French, Franse Bibliotheek, no English translation, 102 pages
TIOLI Challenge #13: Read a book with a size related word in the title

Following one day in the life of three residents of a nursing home. Each chapter is about one of these three, an old declining man, an old woman, rather vital for her age, and a person with dementia. Each is approached differently by the nurses.
Poignant and impressive, written with empathy.

Dutch title translated: The long stay (original French title: Le long séjour)

148FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 28, 2019, 1:36pm


book 308: Het Wilhelmus by Willem Wilmink
own, Dutch, YA, non-fiction, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 1994, Dutch Canon, no translations, 56 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

Het Wilhelmus (Wilhelmus) is our national anthem. It was written around 1572 when the 80 Year War just had started. It was always a populair song and became our national anthem centuries later: in 1932.
The song has 15 couplets, the first letters of those give the name Willem van Nassov: Willem of Nassau (or William the Silent), who was our founding father.
In this book the full original text, explanation of word no longer used, and some backgrounds.

149richardderus
Sep 28, 2019, 1:49pm

>148 FAMeulstee: What an interesting and twisty tale! Our national anthem was a prisoner of war's poem set to an English drinking song, "To Anacreon in Heaven." I've always found it amazing that the damn thing was a drinking song because it's so hard to sing.

150FAMeulstee
Sep 28, 2019, 2:19pm


book 309: Jip en Janneke by Annie M.G. Schmidt
own, Dutch, childrens, English translation Jip and Janneke: Two Kids from Holland, 372 pages
TIOLI Challenge #12: Read a book with at least two different kinds of animals on the cover

The boy Jip and the girl Janneke live next door to each other. Both only child, they see eachother every day, and play, run away, get lost, and fight together. The two families would not be complete without cat Siep and dog Takkie.
I think most of my generation grew up with these stories, and it is still a favorite to read aloud.

236 short stories, written between 1953 and 1960, with the iconic illustrations by Fiep Westendorp

151FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 28, 2019, 2:28pm

>149 richardderus: I used to think our anthem had always been the same. But our first anthem was Wien Neêrlands Bloed, when we became a monarchy after the French (Napoleon) were gone in 1815. That had a terrible text. The first two lines: Whoever has Dutch blood flowing in their veins / Free of foreign blemishes... (full translation at the Wikipedia link above).
Wilhelmus was considered way to Protestant at that time.

I can't imagine a very drunk could sing your national anthem ;-)

152banjo123
Sep 28, 2019, 7:18pm

Congrats on 300!

153jnwelch
Sep 29, 2019, 12:34pm

Hi, Anita.

>143 FAMeulstee: I'm glad you enjoyed Break In and Kit Fielding. He's one of my favorite Dick Francis characters.

154ronincats
Sep 29, 2019, 12:37pm

You continue to amaze, Anita, with your reading as well as all the neat museum stuff you and Frank do. Remembering when we first met, I am so happy for you that you are able to do all of this!

155FAMeulstee
Sep 29, 2019, 1:11pm

>152 banjo123: Thank you, Rhonda!

>153 jnwelch: Yes, Joe, it was a very good read. Looking forward to read more about Kit and Holly. I never would have guessed Kit's full name ;-)

>154 ronincats: We have come a long way, Roni. My life has changed so much since I first joined the 75 in 2008. I wouldn't have thought back then I could be out and about, be without dogs, and reading this much!

156charl08
Sep 29, 2019, 2:27pm

>151 FAMeulstee: Yikes. Ours is still pretty bad. I wish someone would write something along the lines of "let's all be nice to each other and have a cup of tea".

157PawsforThought
Sep 29, 2019, 3:58pm

>151 FAMeulstee: Our national anthem isn't even about our country!

158FAMeulstee
Sep 29, 2019, 6:05pm

>156 charl08: I think most countries could use an anthem like that, Charlotte.

>157 PawsforThought: I had to search the web for your anthem, Paws. The last part does mention Sweden ;-)

Finding some fun facts: the Greek national anthem is the longest, written in 1823 consisting 158 stanzas! in 1865 they reduced it to the first three stanza's. The Spanish national anthem has officially no words, it had words, but they are no longer used.

159PawsforThought
Sep 30, 2019, 2:09am

>158 FAMeulstee: Nope, it doesn't. It mentions "Norden", which is the term used for the Nordic Countries. never mentions Sweden specifically.

160FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 30, 2019, 3:00am

>159 PawsforThought: Ah, my fault, Wikipedia entries in other languages (German, English, Dutch) mention two extra stanza's from Louise Ahlén, which ends with "Med Gud skall jag kämpa, för hem och för härd / för Sverige, den kära fosterjorden / Jag byter Dig ej, mot allt i en värld / Nej, jag vill leva jag vill dö i Norden."

Only the German entry mentions that only the first two stanza's are official. Sometimes Wikipedia isn't completely reliable...

ETA: The Netherlands is not mentioned either in Het Wilhelmus, as our country didn't exist yet, when it was written.
Still browsing national anthems :-)
Not all mention the country. Often only fatherland or motherland.

161PawsforThought
Edited: Sep 30, 2019, 3:18am

>160 FAMeulstee: Yeah, the anthem only has two official stanzas. The reason for it being about the Nordic countries rather than Sweden specifically is because there was a big Scandinavism movement during the mid-1800s, when the lyrics were written (and Sweden and Norway were still in a union back then). I believe the national anthem is still just a De facto national anthem, as it hasn't been officially declared through parliament or anything. Until 2000, Sweden didn't have an official language or national anthem. And it was only in 1983 that we officially got an independwence day (despite having been independent for about 600 years).

It's interesting that so few national anthems mention the country, but just imply it. And of course, there are several anthems that have no lyrics at all!

162PaulCranswick
Sep 30, 2019, 3:55am

Really impressed by Frank's weight loss, Anita (and by your two-toned locks of course!).

Congratulations on whizzing by 4x75!

Interesting talk on anthems - nationhood and a sense of belonging are fine but the nationalism and jingoistic nature of many of them are dubious indeed today.
As a republican I am not particularly fond of my own anthem God Save the Queen (although I have nothing against the old lady).

163FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 30, 2019, 4:21am

>161 PawsforThought: Interesting, not even an official language.
No independence day here either, we had Liberation Day, celebrating the end of WWII. But that is only every 5 years now.
It is fun to browse national anthems, but I should go back reading the last planned book of this month ;-)

>162 PaulCranswick: Thank you, Paul, also on Frank's behalf.
Anthems can feed nationalism, in some cases even intended to do so. I don't like that either. It always amazes me when I read books set before WWI, people could travel all over Europe without any papers!
We are the same, and ironically my country was a republic from 1588 until 1806.

164PawsforThought
Sep 30, 2019, 4:21am

>163 FAMeulstee: Well, we do have all those things now (exect the anthem is still only de facto).

165PaulCranswick
Sep 30, 2019, 4:32am

>164 PawsforThought: You know I would have voted Remain in the Brexit Referendum had my non-residency not stopped me from voting. I do think that as a British citizen, I should have been entitled a say but that is another story.

I don't like the bureaucracy in Europe and the fact that unelected representatives there wield an inordinate and sinister amount of power but I would have voted Remain largely for the free movement of European citizens and the comradeship that should be inherent in the countries coming together.

166FAMeulstee
Sep 30, 2019, 4:40am

>165 PaulCranswick: Do you refer to the European Commission with "unelected representatives"?
It might have been like that in the past, when countries were free to drop their candidate. Now the members of the European Commision (one of each country) must be approved by the (elected!) European Parliament.

167FAMeulstee
Sep 30, 2019, 4:42am

>164 PawsforThought: I forgot to add "until 2000" in my response.

168PaulCranswick
Sep 30, 2019, 4:56am

>166 FAMeulstee: The members are nominated one each by each member state and ratified or not by the equally unelected President. They are then put to approval by the European Parliament who can reject and the country then nominates another unelected representative. There is nothing democratic about it.

The peoples of Europe have not elected the Commission - Jacques Santer did propose that the representatives be elected by popular vote in each country but this hasn't happened.

Juncker was put forward by Luxembourg unelected and voted in a President by the European Parliament choosing amongst the other 27 unelected officials. This man and those like him were not elected by the people and yet he is deciding the future of the continent. Ridiculous.

169FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 30, 2019, 5:18am

>168 PaulCranswick: If you put it that way, then our Dutch government isn't elected either. We don't elect our minister-president. The political parties who form a coalition (no party ever has a majority) seek ministers, the largest party provides the minister-president, usually the first on the list of candidates of that party.
Ministers don't have to be elected parliament members, they can come from other places. Only requirement is that they are a member of that political party. There is a vote, but of course the coalition will vote positive.

It is an other practice, but not necessary undemocratic, as long as the parliament can vote.

170PaulCranswick
Sep 30, 2019, 5:24am

>169 FAMeulstee: I think that if the suggestion that the nation states at least elect their representatives Anita it would assuage some of the bad feeling in many quarters about the lack of democracy. The need of coalition is a product of the expression of democracy but in this case the European Parliament is saddled with 28 people that nobody ever voted for.
I didn't know the name of our Commissioner and having looked him up must confess that I had never heard of him. This is also a deficiency as these people potentially wield disproportionate power.

171FAMeulstee
Sep 30, 2019, 5:53am

>170 PaulCranswick: In theory that also could happen with a Dutch government, a governemnt without elected ministers...

Voting for the Euro Commisioners would easely work in nations where one person could get the majority of the votes, Paul. Else the French presidential voting system would work. But I am not sure that would make a good team... I prefer a nomination by the government, or better together with the European Parliament. And yes, I know the names of our Euro Commisioners of past and present ;-)

Ultimately I would prefer real European elections, a system with European instead of national parties, so one can vote for people from other countries. And a European Commision formed by a coalition of European parties.

172PaulCranswick
Sep 30, 2019, 5:56am

>171 FAMeulstee: Yes I agree, Anita. If real European Union was to work - and I'm not really sure who asked for it - then direct elections has to be the way. The safeguarding of the individual states a la the US Senate method also seems to me quite ok.

173FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 30, 2019, 9:48am

>172 PaulCranswick: We all asked for a Union, to prevent a next war! And it did.
It started with economics (common market), and went on with politics (European Parliament) and money (common valuta, not everyone joined the €).

Each step on the way seemded logical at the time, the problem is that it all doesn't fit together as hoped.

174PaulCranswick
Sep 30, 2019, 10:49am

>173 FAMeulstee: I don't recall anyone in the UK ever being consulted on the EEC morphing into the EU. That is part of the reason that the Brexiteers are able to justify their Little England agenda.
Union came after already 50 years of peace and I dare to venture a peace largely gained by the stubborn British refusing to give in to Germany in 1940 and defeating them in the Battle of Britain.

175streamsong
Sep 30, 2019, 1:19pm

Many, many congrats of 4 x 75!!!!!

I'm enjoying the talk of the EU - it's an issue that I have little understanding, so it's intriguing to hear talk of it from people living it.

176FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 30, 2019, 2:24pm

>174 PaulCranswick: It started in 1951 with the European Coal and Steel Community (coal and steel are needed to fabricate weapons), which evolved into EEC in 1957 and finally the EU. The allies brought peace in 1945. After that Germany and France joining in one community was seen as crucial for long term peace.

Intern politics of nations about consulting or not consulting their inhabitants is not the fault of the EU. When the UK joined the EEC in 1973, the treaty was not up for vote/referendum, just ratified by parliament. Just like usually happens with treaties.

We did have a consultative (non-binding) referendum in 2005 about the establishing of the Constitution for Europe, the Dutch voted against (mainy because of dissatisfaction with the government at that time), but this was ignored by both parliament and government. France vote against with similair reasons and outcome, so the remaining countries decided not to held a referendum. Luxemburg and Spain had voted in favor earlier.

>175 streamsong: Thank you, Janet.
Glad you like our EU discussion.

177FAMeulstee
Sep 30, 2019, 2:36pm

Back to the last books of September.


book 310: Het feest op de maan by Toon Tellegen
own, Dutch, childrens/YA, no translations, 23 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

One story about Squirrel, who wants to visit the moon on his birthday.
Lovely booklet, cut in half a circle. It is a bit difficult to keep it straight on the shelf ;-)

title translated: The party on the moon

178FAMeulstee
Sep 30, 2019, 2:46pm


book 311: Als je goed om je heen kijkt zie je dat alles gekleurd is by Tine van Buul
own, Dutch, childrens/YA, poetry, awarded, Gouden Griffel 1991, no translations, 233 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

Poetry collection. 365 poems by Dutch poets, most of the poets are considered writing mainly for children, others have adults as their readers. Diveded innine sections by theme.

title translated: If you look well around you, you see that everything is colored

179FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 30, 2019, 2:58pm


book 312: Op weg naar het schavot by Kees Fens
own, Dutch, essay, Bookweek 2007, no translations, 61 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”

In 2007 the Bookweek theme was "In Praise of Folly - banter, satire and irony". Kees Fens, a well known Dutch essayist, wrote about these in Dutch literature. And in which books he first understood banter, satire and irony. At times the writing is mildly funny.

title translated: On the way to the scaffold

180FAMeulstee
Edited: Sep 30, 2019, 3:16pm


book 313: Het bergje spek by Harriët van Reek
own, Dutch, childrens, awarded, Vlag en Wimpel 1990, no translations, 36 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

When Carla meets a giant, a man with very long legs, she invites him at her home. He doesn't like cities, so Carla travels to his place. There he tells her a story every night.
Illustrated by the writer.

title translated: The small mountain of bacon

181FAMeulstee
Edited: Oct 4, 2019, 12:40pm


book 314: Hou van mij by Ted van Lieshout
own, Dutch, YA, poetry, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 2010, no translations, 270 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book where the title starts with one of the letters of "Having fun with TIOLI"

All fourteen poetry books by Ted van Lieshout together. Written between 1984 and 2009. I had read some of them fairly recently, on second read I liked most poems even better.
He writes about family, school, love, death etc. never talking down, but using words that are understandable for teens.
He combines the poetry with drawings and paintings in different styles that always add to the poems.

title translated: Love me

182FAMeulstee
Sep 30, 2019, 4:35pm

September 2019 in numbers

35 books read (7,631 pages, 254.4 pages a day)

own 25 (71%) / library 10

21 male author / 14 female author
17 originally written in Dutch / 18 translated into Dutch
29 fiction / 6 non-fiction

34 books in TIOLI Challenges
  6 e-books
  0 1001 books
  1 Dutch Literary Canon
23 childrens/YA
  5 mystery/police prodedural

longest book 736 pages
shortest book 23 pages
average book 218 pages

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own books read were on the shelf since:
before 2008: 22
2008: 1
2011: 1
2019: 1

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date first published:

19th century: 2

20th century
1930s: 1
1950s: 1
1960s: 1
1970s: 3
1980s: 10
1990s: 8

21st century
2000s: 4
2010s: 5

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ratings:
  1 x
  4 x
13 x
10 x
  6 x
  1 x

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Best books in September


Hou van mij by Ted van Lieshout


Steen op steen (Stone upon stone) by Wiesław Myśliwski
Als je goed om je heen kijkt zie je dat alles gekleurd is by Tine van Buul
Het lange verblijf by Régine Detambel
Mosje en Reizele by Karlijn Stoffels

183FAMeulstee
Sep 30, 2019, 4:37pm

2019 totals to date:

314 books read (83,095 pages, 304.4 pages a day)

own 147 (47%) / library 166 / other 1

207 male author / 107 female author
106 originally written in Dutch / 208 translated into Dutch
272 fiction / 42 non-fiction

305 books in TIOLI Challenges
109 e-books
22 1001 books (total 129)
  4 Dutch Literary Canon (total 24/125)
140 childrens/YA
56 mystery/police prodedural

longest book: 1040 pages
shortest book: 23 pages
average book: 265 pages

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own books read were on the shelf since:
before 2008: 103
2008: 9
2009: 1
2011: 1
2012: 1
2014: 1
2017: 2
2018: 12
2019: 17

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date first published:
2nd century: 1
17th century: 2
18th century: 2
19th century: 12

20th century
1900s: 1
1910s: 2
1920s: 4
1930s: 7
1940s: 4
1950s: 6
1960s: 17
1970s: 28
1980s: 44
1990s: 50

21st century:
2000s: 53
2010s: 81

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ratings:
  12 x
  34 x
114 x
104 x
  46 x
    3 x
    1 x

184richardderus
Sep 30, 2019, 6:09pm

>182 FAMeulstee: I didn't do so badly this month, either, with 24 books under me belt.

185FAMeulstee
Oct 1, 2019, 4:28am

>184 richardderus: 24 books is more than "not so badly", Richard!
How many books have you read this year? Except the number of reviews and Pearle ruled, I can't find any other number on your thread or profile.