Weekly Reading Roudup
November 12, 2012 22 Comments
I’m still going, although not so strong, with NaNoWriMo. I haven’t met the target for last week, but I still have enough to write about. I’m not out of ideas, just didn’t want to spend the time on it. This week I hope to get a lot further again.
I missed my book club on Friday night because I wasn’t feeling well. I’m still a little head-achy but I’ll just ignore it as much as I can. 🙂 It’s my son’s birthday today, 14 already! He’s taller than me and his Dad and possibly even taller than his elder brother (15).
This week I’ll be visiting a Dutch publisher. They’re organising a spring catalog afternoon with authors talking about their new books and a tour of the building. Looking forward to that!
I’ve been reading a lot of books for Dutch publishers lately. I’m giving you the English titles but probably won’t review them on Leeswammes’ Blog.
Books I finished in the last week: 4
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De regenboogbende [The Rainbow Troops] door Andrea Hirata. An Indonesian man tells about his youth, going to a very poor school that is constantly threatened with closure. Contemporary fiction. 4 stars
Houvast [Grip] by Linda Jansma. A woman whose husband died from an accident earlier in the year is worried when her brother is missing. At the same time another man is found dead. An thriller involving car chases and kidnapping. Thriller. 4 stars.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander. Short stories, all written in an entertaining manner. Some are great, others less so. 3.5 stars
The Boy Who Could See Demons by Carolyn Jess-Cooke. A boy living in poor circumstances thinks his bet friend is a demon. When his mother is in hospital having attempted suicide, a psychiatrist tries to find out whether the boy has a psychosis. Contemporary fiction. 5 stars
Books I’m reading and planning to read
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Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace. A man meets a woman in the street and is left holding her disposable camera. He develops the film in order to try and find her back. Contemporary fiction. 4.5 stars
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy. A family’s quiet holiday is interrupted when a strange young woman comes to stay with them. Contemporary literary fiction. 4 stars.
Falling Together by Marisa de los Santos. Two former friends are contacted by the husband of another friend who has gone missing. Contemporary literary fiction. 4 stars.
Voor ik ga slapen [Before I Go To Sleep] by S. L. Watson. A woman wakes up every morning not remembering who she is and who the man next to her in bed is. Thriller. 5 stars
What are you reading this week?