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DianaNL reads again in 2020

This topic was continued by DianaNL reads again in 2020 Part 2.

75 Books Challenge for 2020

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Dec 27, 2019, 6:08am Top

Hi, I'm Diana from the Netherlands.

Welcome to my thread!

Dec 27, 2019, 6:49am Top

Here's wishing for a better decade, Diana. I was so pleased to see you start this thread and I do hope you'll feel able to be present regularly here.

You have so many friends here rooting and praying for you and your family.

Dec 27, 2019, 8:30am Top

Welcome back! Like Paul, I was delighted to see you’ve started a thread. I hope 2020 is a great year.

Dec 27, 2019, 11:06am Top

Thank you, Paul. I hope to contribute not only sad things, but at the moment we are still waiting for help on long waitinglists. xxx

Dec 27, 2019, 11:08am Top

Thanks, Jim. I'm glad to have you all in this special group!

Dec 27, 2019, 11:32am Top

>4 DianaNL: I will be keeping in my thoughts, Diana, that you make it to the front of that queue very soon!

Dec 27, 2019, 11:55am Top

Hi Diana -- star is dropped and I'm looking forward to following your reading in 2020

Dec 27, 2019, 1:23pm Top

Looking forward to read your stories, too, Diana, some are easier to tell than others. I am pleased to have found your 2020 thread.

Dec 27, 2019, 1:32pm Top

Happy third decade of the century, Diana, and let's hope it's the one where things take a hard turn for the better.

Dec 27, 2019, 2:22pm Top

Thanks Paul, we thought we had a place, but they thought it would be difficult and rejected.

Dec 27, 2019, 2:23pm Top

Hi Reba, thanks for the star.

Dec 27, 2019, 2:24pm Top

Thank you, Paul.

Dec 27, 2019, 2:25pm Top

Hi Diana, all the best in 2020.

Dec 27, 2019, 2:25pm Top

Hi Richard, let's hope so.

Dec 27, 2019, 2:25pm Top

Hi Meg!

Dec 27, 2019, 2:28pm Top

I have to admit I've forgotten all HTML stuff. I should fix that ;-)

Dec 27, 2019, 3:48pm Top

Hello Diana :-)

The HTML thread is here, if you need it: https://wiki.librarything.com/index.php/Basic_HTML_/_How_to_do_Fancy_Things_in_Y...

Dec 27, 2019, 3:53pm Top

Hello Susan, thank you for finding the thread!

Dec 27, 2019, 3:58pm Top

Hello Susan, great, thank you.

Dec 27, 2019, 4:25pm Top

Hi Diana my dear, just starred you and will be stopping by dear friend.

Dec 27, 2019, 4:53pm Top

Marking my spot!

Dec 27, 2019, 8:38pm Top

Hi, Diana.

Marking my spot and hoping that your year will soon smooth out.


Dec 28, 2019, 1:01pm Top

20. Hello John, I hope your weekend is good.

Dec 28, 2019, 1:02pm Top

21. Thanks Lori!

Dec 28, 2019, 1:03pm Top

22. Thank you so much for the support, Gail xxx

Dec 29, 2019, 3:29am Top

Wishing you an easier 2020!

Dec 29, 2019, 6:15am Top

26. Thank you, Kim.

Dec 30, 2019, 5:36pm Top

It's almost midnight, one day to go before the twenties will start. Sleep well!

Dec 31, 2019, 9:20am Top

Another resolution is to keep up in 2020 with all my friends on LT. Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2019, 11:01am Top

I love your resolutions, Paul. More love, more tea, more hugs... Yes!

Dec 31, 2019, 12:05pm Top

Hi Diana. Yes, those are good resolutions! Happy New Year to you!

Dec 31, 2019, 1:00pm Top

Hi Mary, happy new year to you too!

Dec 31, 2019, 1:00pm Top

Happy New Year, Diana!

Dec 31, 2019, 1:42pm Top

A Happy New Year, Diana!

Let’s hope for good things in 2020.

Dec 31, 2019, 1:47pm Top

33. Hi Mary, happy new year!

Dec 31, 2019, 1:48pm Top

34. Happy new year, Gail, yes, let's hope so.

Dec 31, 2019, 3:01pm Top

Happy new year and happy new thread! Thanks for dropping by mine.

Dec 31, 2019, 3:24pm Top

37. Happy new year, foggi!

Dec 31, 2019, 3:37pm Top

Wishing you a happy 2020 Diana!

Dec 31, 2019, 3:46pm Top

Dec 31, 2019, 4:15pm Top

Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2019, 5:50pm Top

Hi Diana my dear, wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year from both of us dear friend.

Dec 31, 2019, 5:52pm Top

Wishing you 12 months of success
52 weeks of laughter
366 days of fun (leap year!)
8,784 hours of joy
527,040 minutes of good luck
and 31,622,400 seconds of happiness!!

Dec 31, 2019, 5:54pm Top

Hi Diana-Thanks for visiting my thread. Hoping for a better 2020 for us all.

Dec 31, 2019, 6:18pm Top

Happy New Year Diana!

Dec 31, 2019, 6:23pm Top

Happy reading in 2020, Diana!

Dec 31, 2019, 10:44pm Top

Happy New Year, Diana!

Jan 1, 5:28am Top

Rian, Barbara, Jayde, John, Kim, Deborah, Bonnie, Anita, Cushla, thank you all for visiting and happy new year!

Edited: Jan 2, 7:00am Top

And Happy New Thread, Diana! Hope to see you around, more often in 2020.

Jan 1, 10:21am Top

Happy New Year, Diana. I hope 2020 is a great year for you.

Jan 1, 10:33am Top

49. Happy new year, Mark!

Jan 1, 10:35am Top

50. Thank you, Beth, and happy new year!

Jan 1, 11:30am Top

Happy New Year Diana!

Jan 1, 11:30am Top

Happy New Year, Diana ... wishing you a lovely 2020 and one filled with great reads.

Jan 1, 11:39am Top

53. That's beautiful, Rachel, happy new year!

Jan 1, 11:40am Top

54. Thank you, Caro and happy new year!

Jan 1, 11:52am Top

Happy new year, Diana! Thank you for stopping by my thread.

Jan 1, 12:03pm Top

Happy New Year, Diana! Thank you for stopping by my thread.

Jan 1, 1:12pm Top

Wishing you a wonderful new year!

Jan 1, 1:22pm Top

Gelukkig nieuw jaar, Diana!!

Jan 1, 1:39pm Top

Happy new thread and Happy New Year, Diana!

Jan 1, 3:53pm Top

57. Happy new year, Paws!

Jan 1, 3:53pm Top

58. Harry, happy new year!

Jan 1, 3:55pm Top

59. Thank you, Rhonda, you too!

Jan 1, 3:56pm Top

60. Gelukkig nieuwjaar, Reba. You still know your Dutch language!

Jan 1, 3:57pm Top

61. Thanks Karen, happy new year!

Jan 1, 7:44pm Top

Hi Diana. Dropping off my star and wishing for a better -- and, indeed, a wonderful!! -- 2020.

Jan 1, 9:24pm Top

Happy New Year, Diana!

Edited: Jan 2, 6:21am Top

67. Hi Ellen, thank you.

Jan 2, 6:21am Top

68. Happy new year, Joe.

Jan 2, 7:01am Top

Wishing you a wonderful 2020!

Jan 2, 8:23am Top

Happy New Year, Diana!

Jan 2, 9:11am Top

71. Happy new year, Anita.

Jan 2, 9:12am Top

72. Gelukkig nieuwjaar, Ella!

Jan 2, 9:53am Top

Jan 2, 10:58am Top

75. Happy new year, Paul.

Jan 2, 10:59am Top

Happy new year, Diana!! Wishing you the very best in 2020!

Jan 2, 11:08am Top

77. Thanks Lynda, and happy new year!

Jan 2, 3:19pm Top

Happy New Year, Diana!

Jan 2, 3:59pm Top

79. Nice photo, Susan! Happy new year.

Jan 2, 8:41pm Top

Happy new year! I hope this will be a good year for you, and filled with good books.

Jan 2, 10:16pm Top

Wishing you all the best in the new year, Diana!

Jan 3, 5:11am Top

81. Carrie, happy new year,

Jan 3, 5:11am Top

82. Happy new year, Joanne!

Edited: Jan 7, 12:58pm Top

Book 1 Tica Morgan - Mooie moorden 1 Volgerland

I've finished a book. It's a simple thriller in Dutch with no translation in English.
The author has written a series of 4 books and I think I'll read the other 3 this month.

Jan 3, 7:40am Top

I'm so pleased to see you posting, Diana. Your thread has already outscored your posts for the whole of last year!

You've managed to finish a book too.

I hope life is much kinder to you and your family this year.

Jan 3, 7:58am Top

86. I noticed the outscoring too, Paul.

Thank you for your kind words. I honestly don't know how to feel much hope anymore, all I can do is to try being the sweetest mom.

Jan 3, 8:23am Top

>87 DianaNL: Being the sweetest mum you can be is a resolution to beat most others, Diana, and I am sure you'll do fine. You have friends in tropical climes who regularly include you in their prayers and thoughts.

Jan 3, 11:16am Top

88. That means a lot to me, Paul. Thank you xxx

Jan 3, 5:17pm Top

Happy New Years and best wishes for 2020, Diana!

Jan 3, 5:30pm Top

Happy New Year, Diana! *hugs*

Jan 4, 5:29am Top

90. Happy new year, Lori!

Jan 4, 5:30am Top

91. Thank you so much, Roni. Happy new year!

Jan 4, 12:23pm Top

Happy New Year, Diana - congrats on having one book done!

Wishing you a great year with books and your family!

Jan 4, 3:08pm Top

94. Thank you, Janet. Happy new year!

Jan 5, 4:47am Top

Happy New Year, Diana!

Jan 5, 5:24am Top

96. Happy new year, Darryl!

Edited: Jan 7, 12:59pm Top

Book 2 Tica Morgan - Mooie moorden 2 De punt

The second in the series, simple and entertaining.

Jan 5, 8:05am Top

>98 DianaNL: Is it a writer we should look out for in English, Diana?

Jan 5, 8:09am Top

Oh, Diana, great! Two books done. I wonder if these will get translated to English.

Although I already have far too many books to read right here at home.

Have a good week!

Jan 5, 8:55am Top

99. I guess not, Paul. She's a Dutch author and situates the story in a typically Dutch region. I can't find plans to translate her work.

The series is edited as ebooks, it's a Kobo original. So no real book to touch.

Jan 5, 8:57am Top

100. No translations yet, Gail, don't worry ;-)

Have a good week, too!

Jan 5, 9:44am Top

Since they're ebooks, I wonder if I could buy them from here. Is there a Dutch equivalent to Audible I wonder.

Jan 5, 10:15am Top

103. Reba, you could if you have a Kobo ereader. I'll look for Audible and a possible equivalent.

Jan 5, 10:29am Top

103. Reba, we've got Storytel. This originated in Sweden and I see it covers several countries now.

You can find it here: www.storytel.com . Now they have me interested too.

Jan 5, 11:23am Top

Well, that escalated fast. I now have a Storytel account.

Jan 5, 5:31pm Top

I'm going to begin the third in the Tica Morgan series. It's almost midnight.

Jan 6, 12:38pm Top

I didn't know an audiobook could be such a good way to read a book, but it is.

It's nice to crochet or knit and simultaneously read a book! I love the multitasking.

Jan 6, 12:43pm Top

>108 DianaNL: Hi Diana. Audiobooks are so useful! I listen a lot, while doing boring tasks (like exercises). Get the books from my library account. Have fun!

Jan 6, 12:48pm Top

109. I will, Ella.

I'm really enjoying my first one. It's the book about Cliffrock Castle, Werken op een kasteel in Schotland by Josephine Rombouts, narrated by herself.

Jan 6, 1:06pm Top

OK, now I have Storytel too :) I had to tell it I was in NL because the US wasn't an option and I'm not sure I will stay after my free 2 weeks is over (I don't think I'll read in Dutch enough to warrant 11.99 E per month and I already have an Audible account) but it will be fun for a little while. I like listening to books while I walk, or drive, or iron, or knit/crochet. I find it slower but the multitasking is great.

Jan 6, 1:14pm Top

111. That's great, Reba! Thank you for bringing it up :-)

I hope you'll like your 2 weeks. I think I'll stay after my free period, we'll ree.

Jan 6, 1:14pm Top

Well, I thought I had an account but when I went to download a book it said I didn't. Maybe a problem that my credit card isn't recognized for a Dutch account. I tried Audible and found that in the "advanced search" option I could ask for Dutch books but a search for Tica Morgan didn't have any results. I may be able to find something else that way though.

Jan 6, 1:18pm Top

113. Oh, that's a pity. Tica Morgan seems to be exclusively for Kobo, at least until now.

But if you can read Dutch books via Audible, it's fine too.

Jan 6, 1:21pm Top

>114 DianaNL: Yes, I'll have to see what I can find there. It would be good to read in Dutch sometimes since I get to speak it so seldom.

Jan 6, 1:39pm Top

115. Good luck with the search. Het is een prima manier om je Nederlands bij te houden.

Jan 6, 1:41pm Top

>116 DianaNL: Dat geloof ik ook :)

Jan 6, 1:53pm Top

117. Reba :-)

Jan 7, 10:08am Top

Happy New Year, Diana! Dropping my star and looking forward to following your reading adventures.

Jan 7, 10:35am Top

119. Happy new year, Mamie.

Edited: Jan 7, 1:00pm Top

Book 3 Tica Morgan - Mooie moorden 3 Kwade Hoek

Edited: Jan 7, 1:05pm Top


Jan 7, 1:26pm Top

Jan 7, 1:28pm Top

I see. It's not much, but I can manage a tiny bit of HTML now, hopefully.

Jan 8, 5:21am Top

Book 4 Jeanette Winterson - Oranges are not the only fruit

Read for BAC January. Divided in bible chapters, an interesting read.

Jan 8, 7:39am Top

Hi Diana!

>87 DianaNL: I honestly don't know how to feel much hope anymore, all I can do is to try being the sweetest mom. I agree with Paul, >88 PaulCranswick:, except I’m not in tropical climes, but you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Congrats on 4 books already this year.

Jan 8, 7:50am Top

>126 karenmarie: Thank you, Karen, that's very much appreciated.

It also makes me wonder what your weather is at the moment. We have a very mild winter up until now.

Jan 8, 4:52pm Top

Up to 4 books already!

Happy New Year!

Jan 9, 3:15am Top

>125 DianaNL: I enjoyed that one a lot. Wishing you a good read with #5....

Jan 9, 10:52am Top

>128 sibylline: Hi Lucy, happy new year!

Jan 9, 10:56am Top

>129 Berly: Kim, I finished #5 and it was the best book until now for me...

I was too busy today, and I will tell about that book later.

Jan 9, 12:24pm Top

Hi Diana! 5 books already? Wow. I'm on three, but one was a elementary school book. :)

Jan 9, 3:40pm Top

132. Hi Rachel! 5 books in 9 days is not normal for me, but I was running through them, because of my discovery of the audiobook. Thanks to Reba :-)

Jan 10, 1:24pm Top

>133 DianaNL: You're most welcome, Diana, and thank you for getting me to find audio books in Dutch :)

Jan 11, 11:00am Top

>134 RebaRelishesReading: A real win-win situation, Reba :-)

Jan 12, 1:39am Top

>125 DianaNL: Pleased to see that you have ticked off a BAC book already, Diana.

Hope all is well and that you are having a relaxing weekend.

Jan 12, 2:56pm Top

Keeping you and yours in my thoughts, Diana, and wishing the very best for all of you.

Ooo, I loved Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Quite different from what I usually read.

Jan 13, 12:36pm Top

>136 PaulCranswick: Hello Paul, all is not well, but we try to make the best of it. xxx

I hope you feel better and that you have a good week.

Jan 13, 12:40pm Top

>137 bohemima: Thank you, so much, Gail. It's almost 5 months now, and I have no idea how we did it, but we are still kind of functioning.

Jan 13, 10:40pm Top

>127 DianaNL: To aswer your question from almost a week ago, the weather is unseasonable warm and it’s been raining off and on for two days. I’m afraid that the warm weather will confuse the plants, because I don’t doubt that we’ll get some very cold weather at least once or twice this winter. It just doesn’t feel like winter.

>139 DianaNL: Sometimes just ‘still kind of functioning’ deserves an award.

Jan 14, 6:16am Top

>140 karenmarie: Thanks, Karen.
The weather in the Netherlands is also unseasonable warm. February often seems to be our coldest month, but many hedgehogs have already stopped their hibernation.

Jan 14, 6:33am Top

Book 5 Tica Morgan - Mooie moorden 4 Hellegat

Jan 14, 3:40pm Top

It was another busy day, but tomorrow no hospital visits, no appointments in the city. Yeah!

Jan 14, 6:15pm Top

Hi Diana, Wishing you a nice day, Tomorrow!

Jan 15, 3:19am Top

>144 EllaTim: Thank you, Ella, I hope your day will be good too!

Jan 15, 3:21am Top

On day at a time, Diana. xx

Jan 15, 4:05am Top

>146 PaulCranswick: You're right, Paul. xx

Jan 15, 4:24am Top

Book 6 Josephine Rombouts - Cliffrock Castle. Werken op een kasteel in Schotland

A Dutch couple with 2 young sons lives in the Scottish Highlands. Josephine, the mother, starts working as a housekeeper on Cliffrock Castle, an enormous place with English owners.
Josephine has read Jane Austen's books and she's watched the series Downton Abbey, but she has zero experience in castle life and society. In combination with her Dutch very direct approach, this autobiographic book is a pleasure to read.

No English translation, highly recommended.

Jan 15, 5:21am Top

Book 7 Josephine Rombouts - Terug naar Cliffrock Castle: belevenissen op een Schots kasteel

Josephine Rombouts' second and last book of her work on Cliffrock Castle. She has grown from housekeeper to head housekeeper, personal assistent and finally personal manager of the Lady of the Castle.

Again, no English translation, highly recommended.

Jan 15, 9:15am Top

Almost time for a proper thread, with books listed.

Jan 15, 9:15am Top


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