Weekly Reading Roundup
September 2, 2013 8 Comments
I’ve read a lot this month, but not this week! I checked and re-checked, but yes, only two books. They were very enjoyable, so that’s good.
I had great fun at a book presentation this week – a Dutch book I read and reviewed a few weeks ago. I was the first one to write a review so the author remembered me clearly. 🙂 I also had a nice conversation with the publisher and another book blogger. I also went to a business support group meeting (first time) which seems a useful way to discuss possible obstacles and solutions with our new businesses.
Yesterday (Sunday) I went to Manuscripta. This is a kind of book fair where books are sold cheaply and there are author interviews. I had a great afternoon – went to see several authors talking about their new books and spoke to some publishers I knew. I ended up with seven new books (guess what? I won 3 of them, and got 2 for free – I just seem to be a book magnet!).
Today is the first day of school for the kids. Just an hour of two of introduction. Tomorrow it starts for real!
Books I finished in the last week: 2
Notes from a Sall Island by Bill Bryson. Non-fiction. The author (American) travels through his adoptive country, England. Hilarious! 5 stars
De huisvriend [Friend of the Family] by Bertram Koeleman [Dutch]. A butler living with a man who likes solitude feels their life is threatened by the arrival of a new friend of the family. 4 stars
Books I’m reading & planning to read
Tongue by Kyung Ran Jo. Contemporary fiction. South-Korea, when the boyfriend of the main character finds someone else, she gives up her cooking school and goes back to working in a restaurant’s kitchen, all the while considering how to get her man back. 5 stars.
Fondly by Colin Winnette. Short stories/novella about family relations. 4 stars.
Hemelvaart by Judith Koelemeijer, a non-fiction memoir about the death of a friend of the author when they were twenty years old, on a holiday. 4.5 stars
I got some new books!
What are you reading this week?