DianaNL reads again in 2020
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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.
Welcome back! Like Paul, I was delighted to see you’ve started a thread. I hope 2020 is a great year.
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
>4 DianaNL: I will be keeping in my thoughts, Diana, that you make it to the front of that queue very soon!
Hi Diana -- star is dropped and I'm looking forward to following your reading in 2020
Looking forward to read your stories, too, Diana, some are easier to tell than others. I am pleased to have found your 2020 thread.
Happy third decade of the century, Diana, and let's hope it's the one where things take a hard turn for the better.
Thanks Paul, we thought we had a place, but they thought it would be difficult and rejected.
Hello Diana :-)
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Hi Diana my dear, just starred you and will be stopping by dear friend.
Marking my spot and hoping that your year will soon smooth out.
It's almost midnight, one day to go before the twenties will start. Sleep well!
Another resolution is to keep up in 2020 with all my friends on LT. Happy New Year!
I love your resolutions, Paul. More love, more tea, more hugs... Yes!
Hi Diana my dear, wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year from both of us dear friend.
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!!
Hi Diana-Thanks for visiting my thread. Hoping for a better 2020 for us all.
Rian, Barbara, Jayde, John, Kim, Deborah, Bonnie, Anita, Cushla, thank you all for visiting and happy new year!
And Happy New Thread, Diana! Hope to see you around, more often in 2020.
Happy New Year, Diana ... wishing you a lovely 2020 and one filled with great reads.
Hi Diana. Dropping off my star and wishing for a better -- and, indeed, a wonderful!! -- 2020.
Happy new year! I hope this will be a good year for you, and filled with good books.
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.
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.
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.
>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.
Happy New Year, Diana - congrats on having one book done!
Wishing you a great year with books and your family!
Book 2 Tica Morgan - Mooie moorden 2 De punt
The second in the series, simple and entertaining.
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!
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.
Since they're ebooks, I wonder if I could buy them from here. Is there a Dutch equivalent to Audible I wonder.
103. Reba, you could if you have a Kobo ereader. I'll look for Audible and a possible equivalent.
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.
I'm going to begin the third in the Tica Morgan series. It's almost midnight.
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.
>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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
>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.
115. Good luck with the search. Het is een prima manier om je Nederlands bij te houden.
Happy New Year, Diana! Dropping my star and looking forward to following your reading adventures.
Book 4 Jeanette Winterson - Oranges are not the only fruit
Read for BAC January. Divided in bible chapters, an interesting read.
>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.
>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.
Hi Diana! 5 books already? Wow. I'm on three, but one was a elementary school book. :)
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 :-)
>133 DianaNL: You're most welcome, Diana, and thank you for getting me to find audio books in Dutch :)
>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.
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.
>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.
>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.
>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.
>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.
It was another busy day, but tomorrow no hospital visits, no appointments in the city. Yeah!
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.
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.
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