Weekly Reading Roundup
February 25, 2013 34 Comments
Yesterday, I had a great evening visiting a live television talk show in Amsterdam, together with my “boss”, a lady whose book I’m editing. We are both fans of one of the writers being interviewed, Renate Dorrestein. It was really good fun, and we got a nice meal thrown in too. It was the first time Joyce and I met, and we couldn’t stop talking!
I did my thing for Team Kicking It, organised by Sheila from It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?. It’s a challenge about fitness. I don’t run, though, I walk. 🙂 I did twice 5 kilometers (3 point something miles) and a few shorter walks. I hope to increase that every month with one kilometer until I can walk 12 or so kilometers without collapsing afterwards.
Tomorrow I’m in the jury of a reading aloud competition for 9-11 year olds. I’ve done that a few times before and it’s good fun. And it’ll be my hubbies birthday too!
Books I finished in the last week: 3
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A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde. A fun chick-lit about a young British woman who meets a old, rich American lady. 4 stars
The Truth About Love & Lightning by Susan McBride. A young woman who returns to her childhood home believes the man who fell from the sky during a tornado is her father. With a bit of magic. 4.5 stars
Hotel Linda by Arjan Visser. An old man returns to Amsterdam after many years of living in Brazil. He hopes to meet up with an old friend, but he can’t distinguish between past and present very well. 4.5 stars
Books I’m reading and planning to read
Lost & Found by Tom Winter. A fun story about a woman who writes to the universe about her failed marriage and a postman finding her letters and finding comfort in them. 5 stars
Norse Greenland by Jared Diamond. Non-fiction about the settlement of Icelanders in Greenland around the year 1,000 AD. Why did their society collapse after 500 years? 4,5 stars
Kruisverhoor [Cross-examination] by Peter Delpeut. A police officer is researching the case of the body of a newborn baby and a girl who recently gave birth. But one and one is not two. 4 stars
What are you reading this week?