It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
January 27, 2014 17 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.
The last two weeks
Two relatively quiet weeks. The first week, I worked a lot, the second, I was out half the time. Book-wise, I did my volunteer stint at the school library as always, half a day a week. A lot of the time, we’re assigning computers to the students, but there are enough children who need new books or hand back books they’ve read. They were very good paying their fines this week (amazing how many people don’t renew online!). It’s fun work.
The big thing this week was my appearance on a radio show for Radio Amsterdam FM. They have a book program every week and an author whose book I edited and I were invited to come and talk about the book and about our co-operation. It was very relaxed and fun to do. The studio is in the library in Amsterdam, it was nice to go there (my local library has one floor, this one has 5 or so!).
There was also the book group meeting, where we discussed A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman. Well, actually, the book was mentioned, then we talked about many other things (bad us!).
Books I finished in the last TWO weeks: 4 + DNF
Out of the Woods by Lynnne Darling. Memoir about a woman trying to find a path through life. 4 stars
Shovel Ready by Adam Sternbergh. Science fiction featuring a contract killer. 4 stars
Pristina by Toine Heijmans. Novel about an official who tracks illegal immigrants and removes them from the country [Dutch]. 4.5 stars
Buzz by Anders de la Motte. Thriller. Second in a series about a man on the run for a deadly Game. 4 stars
De weldoener [The Philantropist] by PF Thomése. Contemporary novel that I never got into. Normally I read at least 100 pages but this book I abandoned at 50 pages. Nothing wrong with it, just not for me [Dutch]. DNF
Books I’m reading & planning to read
A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World by Rachel Cantor. In a near future, a Neetsa Pizza employee with agoraphobia discovers there is a whole world outside his converted garage/office. 4 stars
De drie levens van Tomomi Ishikawa [The Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa] by Benjamin Constable. A woman who killed herself leaves behind clues for her friend to go on an adventure. 3.5 stars
Dead Scared by Sharon Bolton. A female detective goes undercover in Cambridge, UK, where several female students have committed suicide. 4.5 stars
The next Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is coming soon! February 8-12. Join in as a giver of a nice book (literary or not).
What are you reading this week?