It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

itsmonday“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.

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My reading week

dewittWeerwater by Renate DorresteinMan o man by Mascha de GroofThe Strange Library by Haruki MurakamiThe Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer

I finished reading Ablutions by Patrick DeWitt which I really enjoyed (4.5 stars). Very different from The Sisters Brothers! I’m currently reading a Dutch dystopian book, Weerwater [Water Fort] by Renate Dorrestein. She’s one of my favorite authors. I missed her book presentation because I was ill, so I bought the book as soon as I could. It’s great! I’m also reading Man o man [Man, Oh Man] by Mascha de Groof, another Dutch book, a nice, easy going chicklit.

Then next it’ll be The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami and The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer. But that’s what I said last week, too! 🙂

Our book group met on Friday and we discussed … everything but the book! It was fun, though. We did a book game were we all brought a book we liked and ended up with another book. I got (stole! That’s part of the game) Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Yay!

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Reviews

Slaap zacht, Johnny Idaho by Auke Hulst

Just one review. Slaap zacht, Johnny Idaho [Sleep Tight, Johnny Idaho] by Auke Hulst – in Dutch. 🙂

I have a small pile of to-be-reviewed books. It’s not as high as the to-be-read pile, but I must try harder at reviewing!

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My challenges

FitReaders2015

#Fitreaders is a challenge for all readers (and everyone else, really) who want to get more active. Last week, I did quite well. I had two days of 10,000 steps and two of 7,000. The other days I was ‘resting’.  My goal is 3 x 7,000  and 3 x 5,000 per week, and one day off. So, this is not bad.

Cut-Out-Processed-Food

The Cut out Processed Food in 14 Weeks challenge was easy last week (the sixth week of the challenge): Eat no light or diet food, including low-fat. That was a walk-through for me, as I don’t tend to eat food like that, except semi-skimmed milk and I’m not changing that, not even for this challenge. The coming week, we have to eat wholemeal everything. That’s OK, too, I think!

 

What are YOU reading this week?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

itsmonday“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.

*****

My reading week

Funny Girl by Nick HornbyKoud-Zuid by Ariane MeijerdewittThe Strange Library by Haruki MurakamiThe Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer

I finished reading  my book group book, Funny Girl by Nick Hornby. This is a great read, 5 stars from me! I also read a Dutch thriller, Koud-Zuid by Ariane Meijer, which was a 4.5 star read.

Now I’m reading Ablutions by Patrick DeWitt which is written in the you-person, which is strange, but I’m getting used to it. Then next it’ll be The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami and The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer.

Reviews

Tegenpool by Pauline Slot

Just one review. Tegenpool by Pauline Slot – in Dutch. 🙂

My challenges

FitReaders2015

#Fitreaders is a challenge for all readers (and everyone else, really) who like to get more active. Last week, I didn’t get very far. I was ill half the time and the other half the weather was appalling. I mean, hail, snow and rain, all on the same day? I wasn’t going to go out in that! My goal is 3 x 7,000  and 3 x 5,000 per week, and one day off. So, I’m blaming the weather (for the second week in a row – this week I better be better!).

Cut-Out-Processed-Food

The Cut out Processed Food in 14 Weeks challenge was easy last week (the fifth week of the challenge): Eat two new whole food items. I made quinoa, which was okay, and bimi, a long version of broccoli, which was okay, too. Neither was special but it was good to try them. This coming week we’re supposed to eat no light or diet food, including low-fat. I think that should be easy, except for milk, I always buy medium-fat and I’m willing to change to full-fat when I’m 20 kilos lighter. 😉

 

What are YOU reading this week?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

itsmonday“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.

*****

My reading week

Slaap zacht, Johnny Idaho by Auke HulstFunny Girl by Nick HornbydewittThe Strange Library by Haruki Murakami

I finished reading a Dutch book, Slaap zacht, Johnny Idaho [Sleep tight, Johnny Idaho] by Auke Hulst, which I thought was very good. At the moment, I’m reading my book group book, Funny Girl by Nick Hornby. This is a great read, too. I’m enjoying it a lot.

Next up it’s Ablutions by Patrick DeWitt, the author of The Sisters Brothers, a novel that I loved a lot and, if there’s time, The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami .

Reviews

The Village by Nikita LalwaniUs by David Nicholls

The Village by Nikita Lawani

Us by David Nicholls – in Dutch. 🙂

My challenges

FitReaders2015

#Fitreaders is a challenge for all readers (and everyone else, really) who like to get more active. Last week, I did three days at 7,000+ steps, one at around 5,000 and one below 5,000 (but not far). My goal is 3 x 7,000  and 3 x 5,000 per week, and one day off. So, not good and not bad. The weather was awful, though (excuses).

Cut-Out-Processed-Food

The Cut out Processed Food in 14 Weeks challenge was not so easy last week (the fourth week of the challenge): Eat no take away or deep-fried food. We hardly ever eat take-away food, so that wasn’t the problem, but I do find oven fries very handy on days that I’m busy (or lazy). So yes, that happened. Plus some potato crisps… Me bad! The challenge for the new week is to eat two new whole food items. I’m thinking quinoa and something else (not sure yet).

 

What are YOU reading this week?

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

itsmonday“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.

*****

My reading week

Us by David NichollsTegenpool by Pauline SlotDisclaimer by Renée KnightIsland of the Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahonSlaap zacht, Johnny Idaho by Auke HulstFunny Girl by Nick Hornby

I finished Us by David Nicholls. This was a fun book to read. A bit of a road movie, traveling through Europe, 4 stars. I also finally finished a Dutch book, Tegenpool by Pauline Slot, which I liked so-so. But to be fair, I only read small bits at a time.

I enjoyed Disclaimer by Renée Knight, which is a psychological thriller. Not too thrilling but it had some unexpected developments, which I really liked, 4 stars. I also read Island of the Lost Girls by Jennifer McMahon, which was a quick and enjoyable read, 4 stars.

Currently I’m reading a Dutch book, Slaap zacht, Johnny Idaho [Sleep tight, Johnny Idaho] by Auke Hulst. After that, it’s time for my book group book, Funny Girl by Nick Hornby.

I posted my review of The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell HERE and if you read Dutch, check out my post about the evening with David Mitchell HERE.

My challenges

FitReaders2015

#Fitreaders is a challenge for all readers (and everyone else, really) who like to get more active. Last week, I did three days at 7,000+ steps (twice above 10K!), three at around 5,000 and one below 4,000. My goal is 3 x 7,000  and 3 x 5,000 per week, and one day off. So, that was a good week.

Cut-Out-Processed-Food

The Cut out Processed Food in 14 Weeks challenge was easy last week (the third week of the challenge):  Eat less meat and if possible, local and organic. Since I don’t eat meat, my challenge was to eat fewer highly processed meat replacement foods. I did manage this for most of the week and I also kept the earlier challenges going (more fruit, drink only coffee, tea, milk, or water). The challenge for the coming week is to eat no take away or deep-fried food. No so hard, except for the oven chips that we regularly eat.

 

What are YOU reading this week?

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