It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
April 1, 2013 26 Comments
“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what we’ve read the past week and are planning to read next.
Hurray, Easter! A long weekend in which to read, for the Easter Read-a-Thon. I set myself the goal to read on average one book per day, and 3 books later with one day to go, I think I’m gonna make it! It’s not like I don’t read enough, but who can resist a good-old readathon?
In other news… erm. Did nothing happen this week? Well, maybe you’d find it interesting to know more about my week, but in my eyes, it was pretty standard. Nothing jumps out that warrants a mention. This coming weekend we’re getting a guest from Denmark on a school exchange. My son’s class visited Denmark last autumn and now the Danish class is making a return visit.
Books I finished in the last week: 6
The Lens and the Looker by Lory Kaufmann. YA Science fiction, time travel. 4 stars.
Harlequin’s Costume by Leonid Yuzefovich. Harlequin’s Costume by Leonid Yozefovich. A Russian detective in the 1870s has to find the murderer of a Austrian diplomat. 4 stars.
Starters by Lissa Price. YA Science fiction. After an attack, only young and very old people are left. The elders want to use the young bodies for themselves via a mechanism that let them live in the body. Of course, this has to be stopped. 4 stars.
De wezenlozen [The Vacant Ones] by Wytske Versteeg [Dutch]. Contemporary fiction about a family in which one of the twin girls hasn’t talked since she was six years old. 3.5 stars
Het diner [The Dinner] by Herman Koch. A re-read because of the interest in other countries for this book. Loved it even more than last time. 5 stars
Een stil vertrek [A Quiet Departure] by Annette Zeelenberg [Dutch]. A Dutch woman suddenly leaves her home in the Netherlands and moves to a job in the USA. But she can’t shake off her past. 4 stars
Books I’m reading and planning to read
Click on the blue links to see my review
Zoet als zure kersen [Sweet as Morello Cherries] by Claudia Schreiber [Dutch]. An over-protected girl and a girl left to her own devices meet by accident. Their meeting has great consequences. 4.5 stars
De leeuw en zijn hemd [The Lion and its undershirt] by Nelleke Noordervliet [Dutch]. Non-fiction historical essay about Dutch history and being Dutch. 4 stars
Gone: Fear by Michael Grant. Fifth book in the Gone series. Finally some action! 4 stars
Check out my March overview. I read a crazy number of books.
And I got some new books.
What are you reading this week?