Weekly Reading Roundup
November 11, 2013 8 Comments
I had my second and last day of a course in editing this week, at one of the major Dutch publishing houses. I learned a lot and it was great to meet other people doing similar work. Other than that, the week felt full, but not much happened – except that my son (14) refused to go to school a few days in a row. Not sure what’s going on, but it keeps me busy. So, if the police shows up at the door, there may be further trouble with him, but it could also be because of my mother (86, and not quite there) accusing me of stealing her purse. Smoke, but, I promise, no fire whatsoever (this purse has been “stolen” many times over the past year and always showed up again, with everything still inside). Anyway, interesting times, as they say.
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Books I finished in the last week: 2
The Supreme Macaroni Company by Adriana Trigiani. A woman is planning to marry an older man, and at the same time is busy to expand her company. 3.5 stars
Closed Doors by Lisa O’Donnell. A 12-year old boy discovers something bad has happened to his mother. This has effects on the family, but also on the community around them. 4.5 stars
Books I’m reading & planning to read
Christmas Carol by Michele Gorman. A woman called Carol who is very scroogy with her time (work-work-work) is forced to spend a long weekend with her family in Scotland. And her Blackberry doesn’t have a good reception! 4 stars
Vallen als het heet is [Falling When It’s Hot] by Jelmer Jepsen. [Dutch] A man takes his estranged mother on a trip to visit her own mother. 4 stars
What are you reading this week?