Two-weekly Reading Roundup
June 2, 2014 16 Comments
The last two weeks
Wow, it was Armchair BEA last week! That was a busy week with lots of blogging-related hussle and bussle. I had a great time!
Well, in that respect. Reading-wise, I was stuck in a few boring books. I Am Pilgrim only became interesting after about 250 pages. No, that’s nowhere near the end: the book is 750 pages long! If it wasn’t for some twitter friends, I’d given up on page 100. But now (page 400, going slowly) it’s picked up and I’m enjoying it a lot. The other book was a Dutch book that was just a bit depressing, nothing nice there.
I also had a dentist appointment with a follow-up appointment, never the best moments! 🙂
Books I finished in the last TWO weeks: 5
Think Like a Freak by Stephen Levitt and Stephen Dubner. From the authors of Freakonimics, a guide how you, too, can think like a freak. 🙂 4 stars
Tilt by Michael Stroink. A man in hospital is denied a kidney transplant, but some people are going to make it happen for him. 5 stars
The Girl in the Road by Monica Byrne. Futuristic novel about a girl traveling from India to Africa via a bridge over the water. 4 stars
Wanneer de mieren schreeuwen [When the Ants Scream] by Alex Boogers. A professor is told a real-life shocking story by his taxi driver. 4 stars
Morgen vlieg ik terug [Tomorrow I’ll Fly Home] by Johan Bordewijk. A man has ran away from work and home and spends time in Spain, Italy, and Greece thinking about his life. 2.5 stars
Other books I reviewed
The Painter by Peter Heller. A successful painter commits a crime. I hoped he didn’t get caught. 4 stars
Vrouw op 1000 graden [Woman at 1000 degrees] by Hallgrímur Helgason. An 80-year old Icelandic woman thinks back on her eventful life. 3.5 stars
Planning to read next
Announcement of giveaway hop
June 21-25 I’m organizing the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop. Come and join us for another giveaway! If you want to participate in the hop and give away a book to your readers, sign up HERE (also for more information).
What are YOU reading this week?