It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
April 8, 2013 18 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.
This weekend we welcomed a Danish exchange student in our house. His class and that of my son’s are visiting each other (my son visited Samuel and his school in the autumn). This week, there are no lessons, just a lot of fun activities for the two classes, getting to know each other’s culture better and to practice their English.
We took Samuel on a trip to Amsterdam yesterday. For the first time in a long time, the weather was great and we walked a lot through the city, visited a museum and had a pizza. Fun was had by all.
I also discovered the power of Twitter. My other son had a economy project to hand in today, in which he had to make up some (relevant) questions and interview a business person. He didn’t know who to ask, so (?) he had not done the project. I stepped in (when I finally found out about this) and asked on Twitter if anyone would be willing to answer some questions. After a few re-tweets, two kind people offered their help and answered his questions by email. Moral: always ask your mother if you have a problem, and/or ask Twitter!
Books I finished in the last week: 3
I read three books for my Dutch blog this week. The first two are originally Dutch, the last one is translated from the French.
Dieptepunt [Low Point] by Maria Rijk. Thriller about a woman who is attacked by another woman and then tries to find out why. 4.5 stars
Broer [Brother] by Maurits de Bruijn. Fictional account. The brother of a young man has been missing for 10 years. The man travels to different countries to find him, but really himself. 4 stars
De lijst van al mijn wensen [My Wish List] by Grégoire Delacourt. A middle-aged woman wins the lottery but worries how this will change her life and the people around her. 4.5 stars
Books I’m reading and planning to read
Pieces of Light by Charles Fernyhough
Norwegian by Night [Dutch: Nacht in Noorwegen] by Derek B. Miller
The Pearl Savage by Tamara Rose Blogett
Schroder by Amity Gaige
Click on the blue links to see my review
Flamenco Baby by Cherry Radford (DNF). An English woman takes flamenco lessons in Spain and falls in love. DNF
Love Water Memory by Jennie Shortridge. A woman loses her memory and her fiancé picks her up from the hospital. Not a thriller but a good story on how they try to get their relationship started again. 4.5 stars
There Was an Old Woman by Hallie Ephron. Thriller about an old woman who is let to believe she has to go into a care home. 4,5 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
What are you reading this week?