It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
February 24, 2014 25 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
I spent way too much time indoors, the last two weeks. I mean, as in not seeing anyone else. I had a lot of work to do which kept me inside with as few as possible fun outings. 😦
Well, I did go to see St Vincent, an up and coming band from New York. They played in Amsterdam and my husband is a fan. I’ve seen them three times in two years. Luckily the music is OK. I had a fun meeting with a publisher and another editor, talking about our work. Just for fun, to exchange experiences and ideas.
Well, OK, I did meet some friends, too, but had to firmly say No to the friend who kept insisting we go to The Hague, where a new Marks & Spencer’s has opened. I like M&S but I just haven’t got the time!
Today I’m in the jury of a read aloud competition. The best readers from each primary school in my town are competing to go to the regional rounds. I’ve been in the jury before. It’s good fun.
Books I finished in the last TWO weeks: 3
A Pleasure and a Calling by Phil Hogan. A weird estate agent has the keys to all the houses he’s ever sold. And he uses them, too. 4.5 stars
Miss Verstand [Miss Sensibility] by Astrid Harrewijn. A psychologist with her own practice is having a difficult time with her employees and with men. 4 stars
Books I’m reading & planning to read
This Dark Road to Mercy by Wiley Cash. Two girls in a foster home are abducted by their father, who is at the same time being chased for having stolen money. 5 stars
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. The aliens are wiping out humanity in waves. A girl is trying to survive on her own, at the same time hoping to find her little brother back. 5 stars
Miss Match by Astrid Harrewijn. A fun chicklit in which a woman who is running her own business is dealing with difficult (male) business partners. 4.5 stars
Andermans zaken [Other People’s Business] by Goran Tribuson. Kroatian mystery in which a woman who was apparently abducted, returns home but is later murdered. A police detective investigates. 4.5 stars
What are you reading this week?