Weekly Reading Roundup
November 18, 2013 9 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.
I haven’t joined in with the It’s Monday meme for ages, just because I don’t always have the time to be social. But today, I’m going for it and hope to visit a lot of blogs.
Last week, I had lunch with an author friend (I edited her book last year) and we discussed her plans for her new book. We had a great bookish discussion. Later in the week, I went to a publisher’s drinks party followed by an interview of the Portuguese writer Joao Ricardo Pedro. I had received his book the day before and managed to read most of it before the interview. At the party, I met people from the publishing company, Signatuur, and I spoke to some bloggers, some new, some old friends. I also had dinner with a few bloggers. In all, a great evening out.
This week, it’s the dentist on Tuesday and a business course on Friday. 🙂
Books I finished in the last week: 3
The Collector of Lost Things by Jeremy Page. It’s 1845 and a researcher goes to the Arctic to find the last of the Great Auks. On board of the ship he meets a woman he knew in the past. A journey full of unexpected events. 4.5 stars
Wat alleen de roman kan zeggen [Things only a Novel Can Say] by Oek de Jong. Essay about the status of the novel in the current time. 4 stars
Jouw gezicht zal het laatste zijn [Your Face Will be the Last] by Joao Ricordo Pedro. The past lives of a grandfather and father play an important role in the live of a young Portuguese. 4 stars
Books I’m reading & planning to read
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
The Whole Golden World by Kristina Riggle. Story about a teenage girl who has an affair with her teacher. About the effect on the people around them. First I didn’t like it much, but I got into it later on and wanted to know how it ended. 3.5 stars
Whatever else you do this week, don’t forget to sign up for the Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange: like other years, we’ll be sending each other cards at the end of December. You won’t want to miss it!
I also announced the winners of the Literary Giveaway Blog hop. Did you hop? Wasn’t it fun?
What are you reading this week?