Weekly Reading Roundup

The week

Nothing much happened last week. I did read a bit more than the few weeks before, so that’s nice. But some nights I worked until 10.30, writing emails to customers and other small jobs like that. Getting customers to take my (editing) services takes a lot of time, but so far, about 80% of people who contact me take up my services or say they are planning to do so when their book is ready to be edited.

I made some arrangements for my mother – she’s moving to an old people’s home this coming weekend, so there is a lot to sort out. She sometimes doesn’t remember what she did 20 seconds ago, so it’s handy that my brother and me sort out most of the stuff.

Ah, and the challenge on my Dutch blog, reached 500 reviews this week! It’s about reading books by Dutch writers for a change (we do like our translated English writers a lot, you see).

Books I finished in the last week: 4

Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn MacklerDe inwijding door Tess FrankeVallen als het heet is by Jelmer Jepsen

Etched in Sand by Regina Calcaterra. The real-life story of the author, who grew up in a family of abused and neglected children. 4 stars

The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Makler. Two teenagers in 1996 accidentally get into the Facebook of 2011. They find out about their own future and try to change it. 4 stars

De inwijding [The Initiation] by Tess Franke (Dutch). A female laywer gets a hard time when the body of one of her clients is found on her doorstep. Thriller, 4 stars

Vallen als het heet [Falling When it’s Hot] is by Jelmer Jepsen (Dutch). A man accompagnies his estranged mother to visit her mother in France. 4 stars

Books I’m reading & planning to read

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee BenderThe Whole Golden World by Kristina RiggleMacBeth

So far, I’ve found The Whole Golden World a bit boring, and MacBeth impossible!


The Circle by David EggersThe Reluctant Cannibals by Ian Flitcroft

The Circle by Dave Eggers. A young woman starts working at The Circle, an internet company that wants to connect all information from everyone on the planet in one big system. 5 stars

The Reluctant Cannibals by Ian Flitcroft. Oxford University has a secret dining society who are always trying new recipes. But now one of the members wants to try something quite unusual… 4.5 stars


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That’s it!

What are you reading this week?


About Leeswammes
I'm owner and editor at bookhelpline.com. In my free time, I read and review books on my two blogs, Leeswammes' Blog and De Boekblogger.

6 Responses to Weekly Reading Roundup

  1. bibliosue says:

    Congratulations on your booming business! That is so exciting.
    I hope your mom’s move goes well, I am sure it is a stressful situation for everyone.

  2. Yay for all the work!! Hope your mom will like her new spot. It is never easy I think moving to a facility like that 🙂 good luck with making all the arrangements.

    You better get started on reading The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake you got only 2 weeks left 😉

  3. Isi says:

    I hope your mother feels comfortable in her new place, Judith!
    Congratulations for your business, which seems to work pretty well!
    About the books, the one about the future sounds good, so you will tell us soon, I hope!

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