what Anita (FAMeulstee) is reading in 2015
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I still can't read much, but will review the few I do read here ;-)
link to my 2014 thread
1 - Black, de zwarte hengst (The Black Stallion) by Walter Farley
2 - De terugkeer van Black, de zwarte hengst (The Black Stallion Returns) by Walter Farley
3 - De zoon van Black, de zwarte hengst (Son of the Black Stallion) by Walter Farley
4 - Black, de zwarte hengst en Satan (The Black Stallion and Satan) by Walter Farley
5 - Black Minx, het veulen van Black, de zwarte hengst (The Black Stallion's filly) by Walter Farley
6 - Black, de zwarte hengst komt in opstand (The Black Stallion Revolts) by Walter Farley
7 - Bonfire, Black's tweede zoon in de drafsport (The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt) by Walter Farley
8 - Black, de zwarte hengst terug op de renbaan (The Black Stallions Courage) by Walter Farley
9 - Het mysterie van Black's vader (The Black Stallions mystery) by Walter Farley
10 - Black, de zwarte hengst en Flame (The Black Stallion and Flame) by Walter Farley
11 - De wateren van Finn by Alet Schouten
12 - Het teken van Wichart by Alet Schouten
13 - De mare van de Witte Toren by Alet Schouten
14 - Het pad van de Wildeman by Alet Schouten
15 - De stilte van de nachtegalen (Across the nightingale floor) by Lian Hearn
16 - Het gefluister van de raven (Grass for his pillow) by Lian Hearn
17 - Heaven's net is wide by Lian Hearn
currently reading Het schĳnsel van de maan (Brilliance of the moon) by Lian Hearn
Hope the doggies got panic-free through the Silvester night?
> 10: thank you Roni, I guess it was a picture with Happy New Year or so... sadly it did not load for me :-(
> 11: thank you Jim for all you do for this group!
> 12: thanks Nathalie, the same to you.
Chimay was her own stoïc self, as always she ignored all the noise. Ari is a bit afraid, the occasional bangs in December were bearable, but when all went loose around twelve he had a hard time. We were very happy Frank was at home this time, after 7 years working at New Years Eve :-D
After the overdose of noise Ari was for the 2 next days a bit skittish, but today he returned to his selfconfident self, Chimay is happy with that too, as she was a bit annoyed with his strange behavior.
> 13: thank you Paul, I hope your wish to us comes true.
I can't keep up with your threads here, but following you on Facebook makes me feel I'm still a bit in touch :-)
> 14: hi Sara, glad to see you here!!
> 15: thanks & yes Stasia, I read more from you at the message board there than I do here...
Except for my reading inability and Franks ongoing fatigue we are doing very well ;-)
Chimay turned 10 in October and is still going very well, Ari is now 4 years old and has grown into a great little dog, he is incredible smart and keeps our minds busy to keep him from controling the household. Now I really can understand how some Pekingese can turn into little terrors if they get the freedom to do as they like...
own, translation of Brilliance of the moon, historical fiction/fantasy, Japan, reread, finished January 11th, 4 1/2 stars
Love these books about the Otori. This was the last book of the original trilogy and I enjoyed it so much again.
I started the next one The harsh cry of the heron, again in English, so it wil take a while ;-)
Wishing you and Frank a wonderful Sunday!
It isn't exactly high literature like An Artist of the Floating World, but a well knit adventure story in Middle Age Japan.
I loved it, so much that I even read the untranslated prequel in English (took me 3 months!) and started yesterday with book 4 in English as well, so I am covered for the next months ;-)
Swords and samurai.. well you can imagine what samurai do with their swords in a war and there are vivid descriptions of war.
I don't know what you can handle, in the first chapter there is already a lot of violence, try it, if you can handle the first chapter I think you can handle the rest ;-)
I wish you the very best of Birthdays, Anita!!
Happy Belated Birthday from me :)
and I hope you like the Otori books too, Stasia.
I loved the Otori trilogy but still haven't read the later one or two books. The author, Lian Hearn, is a pen name of Australian writer Gillian Rubinstein.
Last year I enjoyed reading a few Dutch children's classics including: Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King which had a new English translation and also a couple by Jan Terlouw, How to become king and Winter in Wartime, both have been made into films in the past few years.
> 34: hi Kerry, glad to see a note from you!
Ahh I hope you enjoyed The Letter for the King as it is one of my childhood favorites and own all books by Tonke Dragt...
I loved Jan Terlouw and his books too, in the film of How to become king there was a lot changed, I am still not sure if I liked it. I did like the book.
Winter in Wartime has a special place as the major in the original Dutch book was named after my father, Jan Terlouw asked my father if he could use his name, sadly he spelled it wrong "van Beusekom" but my maiden name is "van Beuzekom". ;-)
I agree about the Koning van Katoren film, it was quite different from the book which I loved, though I think it was ok as a film for its target audience. My husband watched it a couple of nights ago and said the storyline reminded him a little of King Matt the First by Janusz Korczak, so that's another book for me to read. I'd heard of Janusz Korczak before because of how he is said to have died in the Holocaust, but I didn't know he wrote children's books.
How wonderful to have had your father's name used in Winter in Wartime. Wow.
Thanks Kerry, I think I did read King Matt the first long ago, but not completely sure...
I did finish my second book in March :-D
book 2 The harsh cry of the heron by Lian Hearn
own, English, historical fiction/fantasy, Japan, finished March 5th
4 1/2 stars
This is really the last book, sigh, a few tears when I read the last chapter, recommended for everyone who loves the Otori books, but hasn't read this one.
Chimay in the snow (we spend a week in Germany):
Ari and Chimay:
Me today with my new hairdo:
I'm appreciating what a good neighbor you are on Farmville II.
And love the pictures of Chimay (what a beauty!) and Ari.
Thank you, the detail is now slowly fading while my hair grows...
And yes, Ari loved the snow so much that he was nearly all the time walking and running in front of us. A joy to see, but not the best perspective to take pictures ;-)
Not taken by me, but by a friend, when we did a long walk in the woods with Easter. Chimay peeking from behind a tree:
> 49: LOL Sara, yes hair does grow and seems to grow faster when you have short hair... ;-) Think I'll go to the hairdresser next week, or the week after that.
I was very pleased with that picture of Chimay too and Ari said THANK YOU!!!
> 50: well Nathalie, I am not very quick either ;-)
Thank you & thank you :-)
As I said to Sara, my hair needs to be cut again, I am very pleased with it, short hair is soooo much easier! Although with the more sunny weather I have to protect my ears, forgot to do so and have burned ears now....
Thank you Kerry (avatiakh) for mentioning The letter to the king, I started it mid April and finished it early May. A reread, so no review, only that it is still one of my all time favorites :-)
After that I read the sequel Geheimen van het Wilde Woud, I hope this one will be translated soon for all you English readers!
So that makes 4 books this year in 5 months....
Since there have been a lot of changes in my physical & psychical health in the last years (my Thyroid, vitamin B12 shortage etc) I hope to get of the psych meds completely and never have to return to a non reading state....
But if depression kicks in again I'll go back to the Effexor and will at least be able to read the next 4 years ;-)
Oh, yes, hugs for Frank, Chimay, and Ari too. Please pass them on for me. ;-)
And hugs given to all, thanks
>53 FAMeulstee: Was the Paxil causing the thryoid and vitamin deficiencies? I've been on pretty much all the SSRIs and beyond and haven't had any good results (no bad side effects either, thankfully, other than a lower sex drive). I'm on Effexor right now (have been for about a year now), and I don't feel any less depressed. Is that the one you prefer? Or works for you the best? Anyway, best of luck with your choice! I wish the best for you. :) Hugs!
> 57: Well... I am not sure Sara, it could be the other way around, as none of the SSRI's I took ever had any effect on my anxiety and phobia's. And these can come from thyroid problems, so.... I know they tested my blood 20 years ago (when the phobia's started and I had my worst depresssive time ever). It could be that my T4/TSH were at that time in a low normal range but already causing problems.
I took many different SSRI's too, only Paxil and Effexor worked well for me, but both for a limited time: 4 or 5 years and then I have to switch to the other. Lucky there ARE two that do work well! All others had no effect, made the depression worse or made me into a zombie.
BIG disadvantage of Paxil is that I can't read much and with both I have no sexdrive at all, I am past meno-pause and my greatest fear is that taking the Thyrax will reverse that and I have to go trough the whole ordeal of meno-pause again, as lately I feel a bit off again 4 days a month...
I'm glad you at least have Paxil and Effexor to switch between! :) And you are lucky to have both last for so many years each. I've heard of SSRI poop-out, where they just stop working, period. But I would think if your doctor is balancing the two rx's, then you should be fine. Or at least I hope you are fine. :)
Yes, a lot of people don't like antidepressants because of the sex drive issue. You would think that something that's supposed to "make you happy" would make your sex drive increase, but it's quite the opposite. I can relate to that. Oh, bummer on having the chance of going through menopause all over again. :/ I would think once would be enough.
You should visit Darryl's thread (kidzdoc) as he's about to visit The Netherlands for the first time.
I don't know much about all these medications, just happy that you are looking to limit your need for them....and that you can keep reading.
> 60: Thank you so much Kerry for mentioning Darryls visit to the Netherlands, we have a date Friday! :-)
I was wondering what I would read next and decided to follow you again, I haven't read De torens van Februari for years.
And finished a book (#5 this year) Pjotr by Jan Terlouw
YA, Dutch, historial fiction, own
Pjotr is a Russian boy, living in Russia at the start of the 20th century. His father is send to Siberia because he killed a man who attacked his son.
Pjotr decides to follow his father and travels to Siberia, it takes him more than 2 years and meanwhile he lives through many adventeres.
I will tell more tomorrow, because I am very tiered, but here a picture of Darryl, Tad & me:
In Amsterdam we met Darryl, Tad, Julie & the girls near the entrance of the Stedelijk Museum. I looked forward to meeting LT friends!
At the Stedelijk Museum was the Matisse exhibit "De oase van Matisse". Matisse is not one a my favourite artists, but I saw some nice paintings and sculptures.
Henri Matisse sculpture "La Serpentine" (1909)
Raymond Duchamp-Villon sculpture "Le cheval" (1914)
A wall full of Malevich paintings (I love Malevich)
Kazimir Malevich "Suprematist Painting (with Black Trapezium and Red Square)" (1915) and "Yellow Plane in Dissolution" (1917)
(click on picture to read more about it)
Of course the readers, Darryl and I , started talking about this panting: Bill Copley "Read my Picture" (1994)
And Darryl was wondering why some States were missing at Peter Saul "Pop art III" (1993)
Meanwhile Frank got a little tired and sat down to enjoy his favourite painting: Barnett Newman "Cathedra" (1951)
and two paintings of Elsworth Kelly "White curve I" (1972)
and "Blue curve VI" (1982)
We all left the museum and I took some pictures at the Museumplein, Darryl:
And both using their mobile ;-)
Everyone back together waiting for the tram
to go to cafe "In de Wildeman", 18 draught beers!
we found a place to sit together
Frank and Darryl
Then I was getting tired, spending the afternoon in the big city, so I decided it was time to go home again. Back home we were greeted bij Chimay and Ari, I was very proud of Ari, he has some issues being left alone at home, but we have been working on that and he did very well!
I had a wonderful time, but I needed a few days to recover... this girl isn't used anymore to crowded city-life ;-)
Today I felt better, but now a heat-wave is on its way, forecast up to 38 C in the next days :-(
Ari and I will keep quiet, as we both handle heat not very well, only short walks for us and try to keep the house as cool as possible.
We have a great group here :-)
Last entry was over 3 weeks ago I se, so I hope you're through the heat wave by now (as are my parents in Germany). Here is hasn't really ended yet, right now sitting in my dark and stil hot appartment, sweating... but outside it is worse. I can only imagine how is must have been for your 2 doggies...
Wishing you all the best re. the medical issues and sending support and hugs your way!
Happy weekend to you, Frank, Ari and Chimai!
Yes we had a hard week with the heatwave, but we have screens now for all the windows, so we kept it relative "cool", it has not been above 25C in the livingroom. And for the nights I have my couch in the gardenhouse with small airco, so most nights I could get it around 20C and sleep enough. Ari loves to sleep there!
Today we had stormy weather, so the bricks are cooling off a bit, thus finaly cooling down the house....
I really can't stand warm and hot weather, so I was happy we had our meetup BEFORE the terrible weather started.
The weaning off the Seroxat still goes well, previous times it was terrible, but up untill now it all goes very smoothly :-)
I wish you a happy weekend too!
I finished The towers of Februari too, one of very few by Tonke Dragt I had not read before. It was one of Franks favorite books in his youth, so I was always a bit wary... what if I did not like it?
But I am glad I finally did read it, I'll write down my thoughts about it next week.
Meanwhile I finished another Tonke Dragt: Torenhoog en mijlen breed and am almost done with the sequel Ogen van tijgers, so it looks that my reading ability is already improving!!! :-D
I'm smiling too when I think of my meet up with Darryl, Tad and family.
I'm so happy they got to meet you and you were able to spend time with them. I am envious. I so hope to meet you one day.
In almost every line I have to add or switch some letters, I hope I have corrected them all in this message ;-)
>76 connie53:: I am very happy with that Connie!
After De torens van februari i finished 3 more books!!!
>77 Whisper1:: you are right Linda, it was an afternoon VERY well spend :-D
I hope the same, that one day one of us is able to cross the Atlantic for a meet-up.... well maybe it can happen..!
How are you doing?
>78 ronincats:: Thanks Roni, not completely without problems, but it is nothing compared to pervious times...
>79 kidzdoc:: welcome to my thread Darryl!
This was such a beautiful painting, alled "Aurora", we would not mind to have it at home ;-)
Of course we bought the catalogue...
book 6 De torens van februari by Tonke Dragt
own, YA, translated :-)
book 7 Torenhoog en mijlen breed by Tonke Dragt
own, YA, fantasy, not translated
book 8 Ogen van tijgers by Tonke Dragt
own, YA, fantasy, not translated, sequel of previous book
book 9 Een zeer geheime reiskist by Simone Schell
own, childrens, awarded, not translated
book 10 Ridder van de zeven koninkrijken by George R.R. Martin
own, fantasy Three stories from the land of the Song of Ice and Fire: The Hedge Knight, The Sworn Sword and The Mystery Knight
book 11 Marie Pouceline, of de nicht van de Generaal by Simone Schell
own, childrens, awarded, not translated
It will take a while to finish Skippy dies, reading is getting better, but I am not at full speed yet ;-)
> 85: Thank you Barbara, the same to you!
Hi Anita, I hope everything is fine at your place.
We call them Spanish Daisy LOL
Meanwhile I enjoy reading Skippy dies, I finshed the first 1/3 yesterday.
I'm doing pretty well going back to work. In fact, even though I have tremendous pain levels, I am able to work a full day most of the time. I had a lot of pain last night and this morning, so my body needed to rest. I was able to get to the university in the early part of the afternoon.
I love the post of the painting! How special.
I had the same when I first started to take Paxil, luckely the next times not again.
Oh, I must have missed that, are you sure that is the right thing to do, working again? I hope you don't take too much on....
Oh, yes that was my favourite at the exposition :-D
Hugs to you!
I took my last Seroxat 5 days agao YAY!
Meanwhile reading has deminished again :-(
Skippy dies is a funny and serious book, I like it, but I am struggling through it....
Now hoping my mind hasn't changed that much, really hoping reading will come back in my life....
Now I have an older book, The Kingdom and the cave, by Joan Aiken out from the library. I read that a new Virago edition is due out in November.
Also eagerly awaiting Railhead by Philip Reeve to arrive in the library.
>97 FAMeulstee: I'm glad that you are off the medication and sorry to see that you are struggling with the reading.
tried to help out yesterday when 4 white shepherds broke loose chasing my neighbors cat, took 2 of them, fell and was pulled further a few metres, did not let go.
right arm hurted much, to gp today, send to hospital for x-rays. top of right upperarm broken, no cast but absolute rest for right arm at least 2 weeks... good for reading, can't do much else ;-) 100 pages last 24 hours!
typing with my left hand (yes Roni, I am VERY right handed) goes incredible slow and is tyering. So no games on facebook :-( a friend helps with FV2, he will play until I can do it myself again.
I finished Skippy dies, liked it very much, writing a review woul take hours now (these few sentences almost took half an hour..)
Have a good weekend. xx
Yes there is less pain Barbara and that is soooo good!
the painkiller I got wednesday wore out too quick :-( after one night of good sleep the tramadol only worked for 2 - 3 hours, so friday I was exhausted again...
back to gp and now on morfine and that does work, although it makes my head feel clouded.
did read some dutch ya a trilogy by Thea Beckman
book 12 Kinderen van Moeder Aarde
book 13 Het helse paradijs
book 14 Het Gulden Vlies van Thule
Thea Beckman wrote mainly historical fiction.
These are in the future a few centuries after WW III destroyed most of the Earth. Greenland got a nice climate and there has developed a sociëty ruled by woman, they call their land Thule.
But from Baden, the main country in Europe, ships are send to conquer and explore the rest of the world....
More reading time is good, Connie, but with a cloudy head it goes slow again. I do enjoy Een dans met draken, deel een (A dance with dragons, part one)!
>120 Whisper1: it made me think of you, Linda, if a broken upperarm hurts so much, how bad it would be in your neck after surgeries....
I am improving and it probably won't keep me from helping others in the future ;-)
book 11 Skippy tussen de sterren, translation of Skippy dies
own, fiction, translated, awarded (Dioraphte Jongerenliteratuur Prijs, 2012)
This was an awsome read, I'll never forget the boys from Seabrook catholic boy's school.
Although the story starts with Skippy's death, the first two books are funny and relatively light, the life of teenage boys ain't easy.
Meandering through literature, string-theory, WWI and Irish history we go through the months before Skippy dies... in a way you almost forget that first chapter... it can't be true that dear Skippy will die.
But it happens and in the last part of the book paradise falls apart and the ugly thruth comes clear, but there is some hope in the end.
I laughed, I cried, Skippy dies is a great read
Just finished book 15: Een dans met draken deel een : Oude vetes, nieuwe strijd translation of A Dance With Dragons: Part 1 Dreams and Dust by George R.R. Martin, more later...
My arm isn't hurting much anymore, could stop the morphine, but now I've catched a flue or something and am feeling a bit sorry for myself... never had any talent for being ill, and being ill AND only able to use my left arm is no fun at all :-(
So now I'll try if good old Karl May does the trick, I started to read Het masker van de blanke radja.
book 16: Het masker van de blanke radja
own, translated (original German title Der Fremde aus Indien), reread
Lovely typical Karl May story 20 years ago Gerhard Burg was wrongfully convicted for a double murder, he returns disguised as "Radja van Zoom", a Dutchman who got rich on Borneo. He unraffles the mystery, the real murderer gets punished and meanwhile a few romances come to bloom ;-)
Just the light read that I needed!
I loved your description of Skippy Dies. I've added it to the huge tbr pile.
Thinking of you and wishing all good things in your life.
I read a lot of Karl May in my youth, he was a German writer in the 19th century. His most famous books are the adventures of Winnnetou (Apache)and Old Shatterhand (German) in the Wild West.
In this group I learned he is not so well known in the English speaking part of the world.
I wrote about those in my 2008 thread: Winnetou.
In my 2010 thread some books with the adventures of Kara Ben Nemsi and Hadji Halef Omar in the Orient.
Chimi and Ari look wonderful - great photos.
I'm sorry to hear about the arm. I think I had a similar break when I was thrown by a horse many years ago. It was too near the shoulder to cast - I wore a sling which at first was strapped to my body with an elastic bandage. I think not having it totally immobilized in a cast makes it more painful. Hope it heals quickly! And flu on top of it! That's awful.
The news from Paris is shocking. The news last night said that France had now bombed a training camp in Syria.
The arm is healing, this week I am allowed to use it a bit more, so that makes life a bit easier! Can type with two hands again :-D
book 17: De valse derwisj
own, translated from German, reread
The first book (of 4) about the Adlerhorst family, the family got scattered around the earth after their father was murdered and his wife and children were sold as slaves.
This book starts in Istanbul whe the eldest son locates his sister, but before he can free her she is taken to Tunis.
After many adventures brother and sister are reunited.
book 18: De vorst der bleekgezichten
own, translated from German, reread
The second book (of 4) about the Adlerhorst family, the family got scattered around the earth after their father was murdered and his wife and children were sold as slaves.
Martin Adlerhorst lives in the USA, with his foster-father Mr Wilkins and foster-sister Almy. They loose everything, are falsely accused, so they fled away. Martin is separated from the other two. His brother Herman crosses the ocean to find his brother. He gets help from the famous Sam Hawkins and Old Firehand.
3 1/2 stars
book 19: In het dal van de dood
own, translated from German, reread
The third book (of 4) about the Adlerhorst family, the family got scattered around the earth after their father was murdered and his wife and children were sold as slaves.
With the help from Sam Hawkins, Old Firehand and some others Martin Adlerhorst is found and reunited with his brother Herman.
At the end of the book Herman decides to go to Russia to find his other brother, Sam Hawkins will go with him.
3 1/2 stars
book 20: Wildwest in Siberië
own, translated from German, reread
The last book (of 4) about the Adlerhorst family, the family got scattered around the earth after their father was murdered and his wife and children were sold as slaves.
Sam Hawkins, with Dick Stone and Will Parker, travels with Herman Adlerhorst to Siberia to find the last brother Godfried.
This has always been my favourite as all ends well :-D
4 1/2 stars
Today the pain is finally bearable again.... won't go back there.
book 21: Ze noemen me Ganesh
own, YA, awarded, translated from English
Jeffrey Moore lived his whole life in India, his mom died when he was young and now his dad is not well. His dad makes him promise he will go to the USA when he dies...
Afther his father dies Jefrey goes to his aunt in the USA. It is a big change and he has trouble to adjust to American way of life.
When his new life is threathened he finds enough friends around who want to help him.
I remember from a broken arm in my childhood (8 weeks of cast they did back then) how long it took until I could finally move my wrist and elbow again normally and how much it hurt at the beginning. And those were 11year old bones and muscles, I can just guess how much worse it is when you're older.
They still put broken arms in cast, but mine was broken near the top of the upperarm, so cast was not an option. The two parts were neat together, so it would heal well without cast.
Yes now it is mostly the muscles that hurt, but each day I can move my arm a little further, so there is progress. But mostly I am getting tired of not being able to do what I want to do. And feeling a bit guilty that Frank has to do so much, although he is coping better than I thought he would ;-)
> 159 thanks Connie, I have no plans for trying any physio in the near future... there is still a bit of progress every day, it just will take a lot of time before it is all well again.
book 22: Het examen de lange weg naar Beijing
own, YA, translated from English
China, 16th century, two brothers travel though China.
Chen is preparing for the exams, first in the district, then provincial and then the national in Beijing.
For the provincial exam he has to travel, so his younger brother Hong goes with him, as Chen, who is a brilliant student, is not very prepared for the challenges of traveling, his brother is way more practial.
I've lerned a lot about Confucianism through this book :-)
4 1/2 stars
book 23: De tuin van je leven
own, YA, awarded, translated from English
14 year old Eric has some bad friends, when he meets and old man who teaches him to closely observe the 79 squares he has marked in his garden.
The old man is let off from prison to live his last months with his daughter. Eric's family and friends don't understand this friendship and it all ends in a lot of violence...
better review here
Today I finally put our acquiered books of this year on LT... was not that much this year only 12 books entered our house ;-)
Not reading much helps in avoiding bookshops!
But it will be better next year.
I even have a library book in the house now, De theeroos (translation of The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly, found on Barbara's (Ameise1) thread), first one since early 2013!
>166 streamsong: Oh Janet, I am sooooo happy!
I am not completely back on speed yet, but to hold a book, read and know it will be finished in days, not weeks, is so good :-D
book 24: Magnus by Arjen Lubach
own, YA, awarded, Dioraphte Jongerenliteratuur prijs (Publieksprijs)
His girlfriend just left him, when Merlijn is contacted by his creditcard company because there were unusual payments in Sweden. He tells he did these payments himself and travels to Stockholm to find whoever is misusing his creditcard.
Meanwhile he is supposed to write a new play...
Nice book, sometimes funny, sometimes surprising and sometimes a tiny bit boring...
3 1/2 stars
book 25: De theeroos by Jennifer Donnelly
from the library, historic romance, translated (original title The Tea Rose)
19th century London, Fiona grows up in a poor neighborhood, where Jack the Ripper seeks his prey... Everyone in the family has to work long hours in the factory, wages are low. Fiona and her boyfried Joe dream together that one day they will open a teashop together.
But life ain't fair and Fiona looses her Dad, Mom and brother in a short time and her boyfriend marries someone else... in dispair she flees to New York to become a successful business woman.
Then finally comes the day she returns to London to confront the man who ruined her life.
Very nice romantic historical fiction, there are two more and I am eager to get those too from the library :-)
For my Christmas/Hanukkah/Solstice/Holiday image this year (we are so diverse!), I've chosen this photograph by local photographer Mark Lenoce of the pier at Pacific Beach to express my holiday wishes to you: Peace on Earth and Good Will toward All!
Your threads go most of the time too fast for me, but I do lurk now and then & try to follow your whereabouts on FB ;-)
And may you have a lovely New Yea, Anita, filled with books and all your favorite things! I'm glad we re-found each others' threads!
Feeling better, progress is still slow, but my right arm is getting better each day. Yesterday I was able to vacuum clean downstairs!!
book 26: Een dans met draken deel 2 by George R.R. Martin
own, fantasy, translated (original title A Dance with Dragons part 2)
Love this series... still do, and now the waiting for the next one starts. Well 4 years later than planned, as I bought these two just before the non-reading time started ;-)
Following Jon, Daenerys, Stannis, Arya, Tyrion and some others, how will this end?
4 1/2 stars
book 27: Maak een vuist als je geen hand hebt by K.M. Peyton
own, awarded, YA, translated (original title The Right-hand Man)
England, 1818, young Ned Rowlands becomes coachman to mortally ill Lord Ironminster, who has lost an arm but not his passion for racing. He wants Ned to do what he can't do without a right-arm, that he lost together with his father in a coach accident: winning a bet by breaking a record with the coach.
Like with book 25 The Tea Rose (msg 173) I went to 19th century London, but earlier in the century and a complete other setting. Fast and faster coaches, illegal boxing and the luxury living of the Lord and his friends.
Checked my library and somehow I read one book more, 28 books have the label "gelezen in 2015" (read in 2015). Not in the mood to look what I missed in this thread, but will list all books here, with the rating gave it.
Skippy dies by Paul Murray
De brief voor de koning by Tonke Dragt
Geheimen van het wilde woud by Tonke Dragt
4 1/2 stars:
Het examen, de lange weg naar Beijing by Malcom Bosse
De torens van februari by Tonke Dragt
Torenhoog en mijlen breed by Tonke Dragt
Het schijnsel van de maan by Lian Hearn
The harsh cry of the heron by Lian Hearn
Een dans met draken deel 2 by George R.R. Martin
Wildwest in Siberië by Karl May
Kinderen van Moeder Aarde by Thea Beckman
Het helse paradijs by Thea Beckman
Ze noemen me Ganesh by Malcolm Bosse
De Theeroos by Jennifer Donnelly
Ogen van tijgers by Tonke Dragt
Een dans met draken deel 1 by George R.R. Martin
Ridder van de zeven koninkrijken by George R.R. Martin
Het masker van de blanke radja by Karl May
De valse derwisj by Karl May
Maak een vuist als je geen hand hebt by K.M. Peyton
Pjotr by Jan Terlouw
3 1/2 stars
Het gulden vlies van Thule by Thea Beckman
Magnus by Arjen Lubach
De vorst der bleekgezichten by Karl May
In het dal van de dood by Karl May
Een zeer geheime reiskist by Simone Schell
Marie Pouceline, of de nicht van de generaal by Simone Schell
De tuin van je leven by Malcolm Bosse
So that's it folks, see you all in my 2016 thread, Happy New Year!