Weekly Reading Roundup
March 4, 2013 16 Comments
This week I had a fun job one evening: I was a member of the jury of a local read-aloud competition. Nine children aged 10-12 from different schools in the area read a piece from their favorite book, with their friends and family in the audience. Together with a youth worker and a former news reader, I had to judge which two were the best – they will go to the next round (regional competition).
I finished editing the book that I was working on (second edit). It was a fun job and luckily the author appreciated my comments and is considering how to move forward. So if you have written a book that you’d like someone independent to look over, email me!
This week is my book group (real-life!). I read the book several weeks ago so I could lent it to another group member. What was the book about, again?
In other news, I got a tablet this weekend, a Samsung Galaxy Note. It is LOVELY!!! It’s just not so good for typing (and I like to type with a laptop/tablet on my lap while watching tv, so no external keyboard for me, please) but for all other purposes, it’s brilliant.
Books I finished in the last week: 3
Click on the blue links to see my review
The House Girl by Tara Conklin. A woman researches the history of slaves and finds a house maid that was also a painter. 4.5 stars
Gone: Plague by Michael Grant [review in Dutch]. Fourth book in the Gone series. Continuing much like the third book. 4 stars
De toeschouwer [The Observer] by Charlotte Link. Thriller about a man who observes people in his street. When one of them is the victim of a crime, he is immediately suspect. 5 stars
Books I’m reading and planning to read
A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde. A fun chick-lit about a young British woman who meets a old, rich American lady. 4 stars
Curious to see how much I read in February? Check it HERE.
Or would you like to know what new books I received recently. See it HERE.
What are you reading this week?