It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
June 17, 2013 36 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.
After a week on holiday in the sun, I’ve spend last week at home, in the sun, rain, cold and heat. The weather is going all over the place. It’s going to be warm but wet this week. Well, we’ll see.
I had a bookish evening out to The Hague, where the UK writer Nathan Filer was interviewed by a Dutch writer, Auke Hulst. I managed to finish Filer’s book, The Shock of the Fall, in the train on my way to the event. It was good fun to hear him talk about the book and the writing process.
On Saturday it was my oldest son’s 16 birthday and I defected to a personal development course. I don’t think he missed me and in the evening we had a nice Saturday Evening In, watching The Voice UK, eating potato chips, drinking cola, and all the rest.
I’ve decided to re-start my goal of walking some distance every day – I did this a while ago but I somehow got out of the habit. So, come rain or shine, Leeswammes will be out there!
Books I finished in the last week: 4 and a DNF
Star ratings: 4.5 stars, 5 stars, 4.5 stars, 5 stars, not rated.
Books I’m reading & planning to read
Big Brother by Lionel Shriver. A woman invites her middle-aged brother to her home and discovers he has become extremely fat in the time they haven’t seen each other. 4.5 stars
The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs. A city woman discovers she has family in a rural area who want her to get to know them. 4 stars
Een tijdelijke vertelling [A Tale for the Time Being] by Ruth Ozeki. A Japanese-American woman finds the diary of a Japanese teenage girl and is intrigued. 4.5 stars
Het laatste land [The Last Land] by Threes Anna. An island is disconnected from the mainland and tries to survive as best as possible. 5 stars
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What are you reading this week?