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Anita (FAMeulstee) goes where the books take her in 2019 (10)

75 Books Challenge for 2019

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Dec 2, 4:03am Top

Welcome to my tenth 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.

In the last week of Franks vacation we went to see Riff PD#18245 by Bob Gramsma, the newest land art in our province. It was placed to celebrate it was 100 years ago that the Zuiderzee Act passed parliament.

You can read more about Riff PD#18245 at http://www.landartflevoland.nl/en/land-art/bob-gramsma-riff-pd-18245/opening-12-...

Left: the making of Riff PD#18245, right: Riff PD#18245 seen from aside (not my pictures)

Left: Riff PD#18245 seen from above (not my picture), right: what we saw at our visit (it was very misty that day)

Edited: Today, 3:38am Top

Books read since 2008: 2,156

total books read in 2019: 391
187 own / 202 library / 2 other

total pages read in 2019: 102,763 pages

currently reading:
poetry: De Nederlandse kinderpoëzie in 1000 en enige gedichten by Gerrit Komrij, 1040 pages, TIOLI #9
e-book: Het woud by Nele Neuhaus, 551 pages, TIOLI #6
De Thibaults. Deel 2 by Roger Martin du Gard, 1038 pages, TIOLI #11

books read in December 2019 (6 books, 1,374 pages, 0 own / 6 library)
book 391: Als je terugkomt (When you reach me) by Rebecca Stead, 208 pages, TIOLI #6
book 390: Wild (Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail) by Cheryl Strayed, 381 pages, TIOLI #12
book 389: In de wildernis by John Muir, 197 pages, TIOLI #3
book 388: Het bomenboek by Koos van Zomeren, 247 pages, TIOLI #9
book 387: Vlucht zonder einde (Flight Without End) by Joseph Roth, 158 pages, TIOLI #11
book 386: Groter dan de lucht, erger dan de zon by Daan Remmerts de Vries, 183 pages, TIOLI #10 (msg 16)

Edited: Today, 3:34am Top

December 2019 reading plans only one children's/YA book left, I am half way reading this anthology of childrens poetry of 1,040 pages

TIOLI December 2019
#1: Read a book which pictures on its cover a person, an animal, or a creature with horns
- De lange droogte (The long dry) - Cynan Jones, 135 pages
#2: Read a book where there is a dance in the title
#3: Read a book you have acquired (by any means) in 2019
- De meeste mensen deugen - Rutger Bregman, 528 pages (e-library 17/12)
- Het geschikte moment, 1855 (The Opportune Moment, 1855) - Patrik Ouředník, 124 pages (library 7/1)
- Huishouden (Visitation) - Jenny Erpenbeck 173 pages (library 7/1)
- In de wildernis - John Muir, 197 pages (e-library)
- Platero en ik (Platero and I) - Juan Ramón Jiménez, 190 pages
- Verborgen bewijs (Doctored Evidence) - Donna Leon, 223 pages
#4: Read a book with something connected to winter in the title, highlight the word
#5: Read a book with snow on the cover
- Sneeuwland (Snow Country) - Yasunari Kawabata, 146 pages
#6: Read a book that was touchstoned by a group member between 1/1/19 and 11/30/19 - not self!
- Als je terugkomt (When you reach me) - Rebecca Stead, 208 pages (e-library)
- De valk van Sparta (The Falcon of Sparta) - Conn Iggulden, 374 pages (library 7/1)
- De verrader (The sellout) - Paul Beatty, 303 pages (library 7/1)
- Het woud - Nele Neuhaus, 551 pages (e-library 19/12)
- Lolita (Lolita) - Vladimir Nabokov, 375 pages
#7: Read a book where the first word of the title fits a rolling challenge based on the word Christmas
- De milieubeheerder (The Conservationist) - Nadine Gordimer, 349 pages (library 7/1)
#8: Read a book for the December CFF Mystery Challenge Challenge
#9: Read a book that fits a Trivial Pursuit Genus I Category (rolling challenge)
- De Nederlandse kinderpoëzie in 1000 en enige gedichten by Gerrit Komrij, 1040 pages
- Pompeii het dagelijks leven in een Romeinse stad (Pompeii: The Life of A Roman Town) - Mary Beard, 458 pages (library 7/1)
- Het bomenboek - Koos van Zomeren, 247 pages (e-library)
#10: Read a book with a hot word in the title or set somewhere hot
- Groter dan de lucht, erger dan de zon - Daan Remmerts de Vries, 183 pages (library)
#11: Read a book set in the first half of the 20th century
- De Thibaults. Deel 2 - Roger Martin du Gard, 1038 pages (library 7/1)
- Oorlogsroes (Storm of Steel) - Ernst Jünger, 346 pages (e-library 17/12)
- Vlucht zonder einde (Flight Without End) - Joseph Roth, 158 pages (e-library)
#12: Read a book from one of the lists that rate the 10 best books of the last decade (2010 to 2019)
- Wild (Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail) - Cheryl Strayed, 381 pages (library)
#13: Read a book that is dedicated to husband or wife and is the same sex as the author
#14: Decorate a Christmas tree with words from title or author
- Sjakie en de chocoladefabriek (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) - Roald Dahl, 176 pages (library)
#15: Read a book from NPR's annual Book Concierge
- Darwin in de stad (Darwin comes to town) - Menno Schilthuizen, 351 pages (e-library 21/12)
#16: Read a book with a (predominantly) blue cover for the December birthstone challenge
- Naar de top (The honest truth) - Dan Gemeinhart, 227 pages (library 7/1)
#17: Read a book by an author whose name has an odd number of characters
- Gilead (Gilead) - Marilynne Robinson, 227 pages (e-library 22/12)
- De goede zoon - Rob van Essen, 382 pages (library 7/1)

Dec 2, 4:14am 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 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

End of September update own childrens/YA books project:
22 books read, 12 books culled, total 545 books on the shelves, 19 TBR

End of October update own childrens/YA books project:
22 books read, 4 books added, 7 books culled, total 542 books on the shelves, 1 reading

End of November update own childrens/YA books project:
30 books culled, total 512 books on the shelves, reading the last book

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

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.

Dec 2, 4:14am 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
35 books / 7,631 pages in September 2019 in numbers
42 books / 9,221 pages in October 2019 in numbers
29 books / 9,073 pages in November 2019 in numbers

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
book 280 - 314: thread 7
book 315 - 356: thread 8
book 357 - 385: thread 9

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

Other lists
My best of lists on the WikiThing

Dec 2, 4:14am 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 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 7/11
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 17/17
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 12/25
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 11/11
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 7/9
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; 9 Moederdag

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

Edited: Dec 2, 6:44am Top

List of Nobel Prize for Literature winners:
(in bold the writers I have read)

1901 Sully Prudhomme
1902 Theodor Mommsen
1903 Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson
1904 Frédéric Mistral
1904 José Echegaray y Eizaguirre
1905 Henryk Sienkiewicz
1906 Giosuè Carducci
1907 Rudyard Kipling
1908 Rudolf Christoph Eucken
1909 Selma Lagerlöf
1910 Paul Heyse
1911 Maurice Maeterlinck
1912 Gerhart Hauptmann
1913 Rabindranath Tagore
1915 Romain Rolland
1916 Verner von Heidenstam
1917 Karl Adolph Gjellerup
1917 Henrik Pontoppidan
1919 Carl Spitteler
1920 Knut Hamsun
1921 Anatole France
1922 Jacinto Benavente
1923 William Butler Yeats
1924 Władysław Reymont
1925 George Bernard Shaw
1926 Grazia Deledda
1927 Henri Bergson
1928 Sigrid Undset
1929 Thomas Mann
1930 Sinclair Lewis
1931 Erik Axel Karlfeldt
1932 John Galsworthy
1933 Ivan Boenin
1934 Luigi Pirandello
1936 Eugene O'Neill
1937 Roger Martin du Gard
1938 Pearl S. Buck
1939 Frans Eemil Sillanpää
1944 Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
1945 Gabriela Mistral
1946 Hermann Hesse
1947 André Gide
1948 T.S. Elliot
1949 William Faulkner
1950 Bertrand Russell
1951 Pär Lagerkvist
1952 François Mauriac
1953 Sir Winston Churchill
1954 Ernest Hemingway
1955 Halldór Laxness
1956 Juan Ramón Jiménez
1957 Albert Camus
1958 Boris Pasternak
1959 Salvatore Quasimodo
1960 Saint-John Perse
1961 Ivo Andrić
1962 John Steinbeck
1963 Giorgos Seferis
1964 Jean-Paul Sartre
1965 Michail Sjolochov
1966 Sjmoeël Joseef Agnon
1966 Nelly Sachs
1967 Miguel Ángel Asturias
1968 Yasunari Kawabata
1969 Samuel Beckett
1970 Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn
1971 Pablo Neruda
1972 Heinrich Böll
1973 Patrick White
1974 Eyvind Johnson
1974 Harry Martinson
1975 Eugenio Montale
1976 Saul Bellow
1977 Vincente Aleixandre
1978 Isaac Bashevis Singer
1979 Odysseas Elytis
1980 Czesław Miłosz
1981 Elias Canetti
1982 Gabriel Garciá Márquez
1983 William Golding
1984 Jaroslav Seifert
1985 Claude Simon
1986 Wole Soyinka
1987 Joseph Brodsky
1988 Naguib Mahfouz
1989 Camilo José Cela
1990 Octavio Paz
1991 Nadine Gordimer
1992 Derek Walcott
1993 Toni Morrison
1994 Kenzaburo Oë
1995 Seamus Heaney
1996 Wisława Szymborska
1997 Dario Fo
1998 José Saramago
1999 Günter Grass
2000 Gao Xingjian
2001 V.S. Naipaul
2002 Imre Kertész
2003 John Maxwell Coetzee
2004 Elfriede Jelinek
2005 Harold Pinter
2006 Orhan Pamuk
2007 Doris Lessing
2008 J.M.G. Le Clézio
2009 Herta Müller
2010 Mario Vargas Llosa
2011 Tomas Tranströmer
2012 Mo Yan
2013 Alice Munro
2014 Patrick Modiano
2015 Svetlana Alexievich
2016 Bob Dylan
2017 Kazuo Ishiguro
2018 Olga Tokarczuk
2019 Peter Handke

Dec 2, 4:15am Top

Books acquired in 2019: 85
(11 e-book replacements for paper books)

November (7)
Grote verwachtingen : In Europa - 1999-2019 - Geert Mak
Verhalen - Andrej Platonov (Russische Bibliotheek)
Machten der duisternis - Anthony Burgess
Het tumult van de tijd - Julian Barnes
Als op een winternacht een reiziger - Italo Calvino
De lange droogte - Cynan Jones
Goudzand - Konstantin Paustovski

October 2019 (14)
Het grote Suriname magazine - Magda Augustijn
Surinaams onbehagen - Hans Ramsoedh
Het eind van de kaart - Albert Helman
Houthakken. Een afrekening - Thomas Bernhard
Op de boomgrens - Thomas Bernhard
Platero en ik - Juan Ramón Jiménez
Memoires van een man die op vossen jaagde - Siegfried Sassoon
Memoires van een infanterieofficier - Siegfried Sassoon
Verborgen bewijs (Guido Brunetti 13) - Donna Leon
De stille elite (Guido Brunetti 12) - Donna Leon
Alles komt goed, altijd - Kathleen Vereecken (Woutertje Pieterse prijs 2019)
Haaientanden - Anna Woltz (Kinderboekenweekgeschenk 2019)
Ze gaan er met je neus vandoor - Ted van Lieshout (Boekensleutel 2019)
Zeb. - Gideon Samson (Gouden Griffel 2019)

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 (18)
Brieven - Boris Pasternak (Russische Bibliotheek)
Werken - Daniil Charms (Russische Bibliotheek)
Kenau - Theun de Vries
De uitgestotenen - Elfriede Jellinek
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

Books culled in 2019: 0 (really gone) + 97 (ready to go) = 97
(11 paper books replaced by e-books)

Dec 2, 4:15am Top

Come in!

Dec 2, 4:36am Top

What an amazing sculpture! Did you climb to the top?

Dec 2, 6:11am Top

A really interesting topper on top. Impressive. would be a photogenic object and probably worth a trip.

Dec 2, 7:34am Top

Happy new thread!

Interesting land art. I notice stairs leading into the middle. Were you able to go inside as well?

Dec 2, 12:19pm Top

Happy new thread!

Dec 2, 12:48pm Top

Happy new thread!

Dec 2, 2:18pm Top

>10 CDVicarage: Thank you, Kerry! There are now 10 land art sites in our province now.

>11 paulstalder: Thank you, Paul, we will go back on a less misty day.

>12 figsfromthistle: Thank you Anita! I have seen pictures of the inside but didn't see how to get there.

>10 CDVicarage: >12 figsfromthistle: No we didn't go to the top, as there is a temporary fence now. The stairs end about 75 cm from the top and it was ment to look around from there. But of course at opening day people climbed on to the top and walked to the edge. This was seen as dangerous, so now the stairs is inaccessable until there is a solution.

>13 foggidawn: Thank you, Foggi!

>14 quondame: Thank you, Susan!

Edited: Dec 2, 2:56pm Top

book 386: Groter dan de lucht, erger dan de zon by Daan Remmerts de Vries
library, YA, Dutch, awarded, Zilveren Griffel 2016, no translations, 183 pages
TIOLI Challenge #10: Read a book with a hot word in the title or set somewhere hot

Elmer is 11 years old and doesn't like school. He is very sensitive to noises, and has a hard time concentrating in noisy classrooms. At summer camp on the island Vlieland he is hit by one of the other boys with a ladle. That night he hears a voice in his head, that summons him to stand up against his bullies. That works out well at the camp, but back at school he starts doing the same, on the voice's advise, but soon things get out of control. Elmer has to find a way to silence this voice and take back control over his actions.

Dec 2, 4:23pm Top

Happy New Thread, Anita!

That land art up top is memorable, isn't it. I can imagine it would be worrying to have people up top leaning out over the edge. Tough problem to solve.

Dec 2, 10:59pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita.

400 books again this year, I'm sure!

Dec 3, 2:37am Top

>1 FAMeulstee: Fascinating!!

>16 FAMeulstee: Can you teach me to read as fast as you? Pleeeeezzzz!! : )

Happy new thread.

Dec 3, 5:46am Top

Happy new thread, Anita!!

Dec 3, 6:31am Top

Happy Tuesday, Anita! Happy New Thread. Have a great week.

Dec 3, 7:34am Top

Happy new one Anita. The sculpture is really striking (but I would definitely be happy to stay at the bottom of the stairs).

Dec 3, 7:44am Top

Happy new thread, Anita.
>1 FAMeulstee: what a magnificent work of art.

Dec 3, 9:31am Top

Happy new thread!

Dec 3, 11:04am Top

Happy New Thread!

Riff is absolutely amazing. Thank you for sharing the photos!

Dec 3, 11:22am Top

Happy New Thread, Anita!

Dec 3, 2:34pm Top

>17 jnwelch: Thank you, Joe.
I hope they find a solution without altering too much. They could make a fence at the end of the stairs, but that would break the topline. Or keep the stairs inaccessible, and only open it under supervision.

>18 PaulCranswick: Thank you, Paul, I will end somewhere between 400 and 425 I think.
Last year will stay my best year ever wirh 500+

>19 Berly: Thank you, Kim.
Of course I'll explain how to read this much, it isn't that hard ;-)
1 - quit working, a job keeps you from reading
2 - no kids or pets, they keep you from reading as well
3 - quit all other activities that keep you from reading
3a - it helps if you don't need much sleep
4 - now you have enough time, it doesn't need to be fast reading if you have enough time!

>20 scaifea: Thank you, Amber!

>21 msf59: Thank you, Mark!
I hope your Tuesday was a good one.

Dec 3, 2:38pm Top

>27 FAMeulstee:
"Of course I'll explain how to read this much, it isn't that hard ;-)
1 - quit working, a job keeps you from reading
2 - no kids or pets, they keep you from reading as well
3 - quit all other activities that keep you from reading
3a - it helps if you don't need much sleep
4 - now you have enough time, it doesn't need to be fast reading if you have enough time!"


But also so true. Reverse this list, and it's exactly why I haven't read much this year. ;)

Dec 3, 2:40pm Top

>17 jnwelch: >27 FAMeulstee: A clear plastic bubble over the staircase area and surrounds is the best I could imagine - a soap bubble effect seems an interesting contrast to the solid, but not quite, land look.

>27 FAMeulstee:,>19 Berly:.2 Oh, it's the dogs holding me back, it is! 3a is also a bit of a catch.

Dec 3, 2:45pm Top

>22 charl08: Thank you, Charlotte.
The artist hopes it will grow green in time, as there is still a bit of soil on the outside. It will be interesting to follow it through time. I would not drag you up there ;-)

>23 SirThomas: Thank you, Thomas.
When Flevoland was stuctured, the government planned some space for land art. On those places the first land art projects were realised. It is nice that 3 more are added in the last years.

>24 drneutron: Thank you, Jim!

>25 streamsong: Thank you, Janet.
We thought it was amazing too, although the mist was keeping it a bit hidden when we visited. We will go again someday.

>26 ronincats: Thank you, Roni!

Dec 3, 2:56pm Top

>28 Luxx: Glad you are back with us, Luxx!
Indeed, a reverse list would leave very little reading time.
Time is usually the main factor with reading a lot. There are others that can keep from reading, I had very bad reading years because of taking anti-depressants.

>29 quondame: Yes, that could work well. I think the artist will have a say in a solution, maybe he can come up with something brilliant.
LOL, blame the dog for only 337 so far this year ;-)

Dec 3, 2:58pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita! Well on your way to 400 books this year, I see.

Dec 3, 3:40pm Top

Happy new thread Anita my dear.

Dec 3, 4:21pm Top

>32 harrygbutler: Thank you, Harry, you might reach that number with watching movies ;-)

>33 johnsimpson: Thank you, John.

Dec 3, 4:31pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita! Wow, the topper Landart is pretty incredible! The mist makes it appear so eerie!

Dec 3, 6:12pm Top

>35 Carmenere: Thank you, Lynda!
It was barely visible from the road and slowly came out of the mist while we approached. Indeed eerie is the right word.

Dec 3, 9:11pm Top

Hi Anita!

From your previous thread, congrats on 5 x 75!! An amazing accomplishment and I am so happy for you that your reading is humming along at such a high level. And, sorry you didn’t like Olive Kitteridge very much as I really loved the stories and her character.

Happy new thread. The Riff is fascinating. The link provides a lot of good information, and I love it that there’s a time capsule in it!!

>27 FAMeulstee: I like it!
Of course I'll explain how to read this much, it isn't that hard ;-)
1 - quit working, a job keeps you from reading
2 - no kids or pets, they keep you from reading as well
3 - quit all other activities that keep you from reading
3a - it helps if you don't need much sleep
4 - now you have enough time, it doesn't need to be fast reading if you have enough time!
I’ve got #1, don’t have #2, don’t have #3 because my Friends of the Library activities but I’m not complaining, don’t have 3a – I need 7-8 hours per night. So, I’m happy to get my 100 in each year. At this rate I have 24 years of tbr books on my shelves right now, much less re-reads and new books.

Dec 3, 9:23pm Top

Happy new thread, Anita. Interesting land art up top. Is it recent? I ask because of the artist thinking that it will become green.

Dec 5, 10:27am Top

>37 karenmarie: Thank you, Karen!
I am going lower my numbers for next year. My children's/YA project is nearly done, so I want to dedicate next year to the big tomes (500+ pages) on the shelves.
We can't like all books, I am happy you enjoyed Olive Kitteridge better than I did :-)

I spend a lot of time on reading, but the time of our daily walk is increasing. We started two years ago with half an hour each day, now it has gone up to nearly one and a half hour a day.

>38 Familyhistorian: Thank you, Meg.
Yes, Riff PD#18245 is very recent. The opening day was on October 12th, 2019.

Dec 5, 11:52pm Top

Just checking in, Anita. The Riff is formidable!
I just looked up Grand Hotel Europa and see that it's not available in English. Do you know if anybody plans to translate it? (Maybe you should consider doing it............) (Sorry)

Yesterday, 6:29am Top

>1 FAMeulstee: Wonderful land art, Anita. Loved the photo in the mist, it made me think of a big ship looming up, eerie indeed.
The soft yellow colour, what material is it? I can imagine people wanting to get up there!

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