Weekly Reading Roundup
January 14, 2013 12 Comments
When I wasn’t sitting in waiting for computers to arrive (two days), I was out cycling at least one hour a day. Great New Year’s resolution! Except now the weather has gone cold and I’m not sure I want to be out, at all! But I promise, I’ll try.
I went to see Cloud Atlas (the movie) last night and I loved it! I read the book 2.5 years ago (for the second time) so I didn’t remember many of the details, and I couldn’t tell you if everything was the same as the book. But in any case, it was very well done.
Also in the weekend, I went to an interview with a Dutch writer, Thomas Rosenboom, at a book store nearby. I enjoyed this very much – it’s always fun to see a favorite writer in the real world. I didn’t get a book signed, though – I borrowed my copy from the library.
Earlier in the week I was contacted by a Dutch national radio program (the commuter kind, with lots of music and a bit of information in between), who were focusing on “reading” that day. I wasn’t even sure I wanted to participate but in the event, my information wasn’t used so I wasn’t mentioned. I didn’t really mind, but I loved the fact that bloggers are now apparently worthwhile to give their opinion and (even more so) that they asked me.
Books I finished in the last week: 3 + 1 DNF
Various Pets Alive and Dead by Marina Lewycka. Contemporary fiction, 4.5 stars.
Alleen maar mijn moeder [Only My Mother] by Trees Roose. Memoir, 3.5 stars.
Wissel [Exchange] by Sabine van den Berg. Contemporary fiction, 3.5 stars.
Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman. Contemporary fiction, Did Not Finish.
Books I’m reading and planning to read
The Uninvited by Liz Jensen. Science fiction (apocalyptic), 5 stars.
The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern. Chick-lit, 4.5 stars.
The Soldier’s Wife (review in Dutch) by Margaret Leroy. Historical fiction, 4 stars.
Here are what I think are The Best Books of 2012.
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For my Dutch-language readers – look on my other blog where I’m giving away a copy of Alleen maar mijn moeder.
What are you reading this week?