Year of reading from home: December update

A month has passed since I've started my little reading challenge of reading as much as possible from home. It's been a good month reading wise and I'm actually even more enthusiastic about this challenge now. I've picked up 13 books and I DNFed 3 of them. Not finishing the books doesn't bother me as … Continue reading Year of reading from home: December update

Let the reading begin!

Here we are, 1st of December, on the first day of my year of reading from home challenge. I'm actually positively excited about it. The chance to read the books I wanted to read for a while now, finally getting to them and making the piles smaller each month. To make sure I don't get … Continue reading Let the reading begin!

A year of reading from home

I have 142 unread books at home and a feeling that those piles are not getting any smaller. I guess I'm right as last time I checked I had 121 unread books at home. I wasn't buying that much this year and I've read some from the piles, so how did this happen? I blame … Continue reading A year of reading from home

Write It All Down

When I saw that Cathy Rentzenbrink has written a book about memoir writing I immediately knew I had to read it. As I couldn't wait till January, I asked Bluebird for a proof copy and they kindly sent me (digital) one. And I'm so glad they did! I was hoping that this book will help … Continue reading Write It All Down

I Am an Island by Tamsin Calidas

This book was very hard to read. It made me sad and angry, it broke my heart so many times it's impossible to count, and I still loved it. It's difficult to write about this book. It should be covered in trigger warnings. There's everything in it, every possible horrible thing that can happen in … Continue reading I Am an Island by Tamsin Calidas

The books I want to read right now

There are so many, but today I just want to focus on the ones form my Goodreads to read list and in English. I find Julia Child fascinating after reading one of the biographies that was written by her nephew. I want to read more about her and I have a few book on my … Continue reading The books I want to read right now

Becoming by Michelle Obama

What a woman! What a book!I loved it. I read it slowly, letting the message of it sink in gradually. A book we all should read. A book that gives hope. “For me, becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a … Continue reading Becoming by Michelle Obama

What I’m currently reading

I’m reading too many books at the moment. I very often read three books at the same time, but now I’m reading eight. Well, seven as The Anthology of the World’s Greatest Diarists is the whole year project. Every morning, at breakfast, I read the entries for this day. Three books in Dutch! That’s unheard … Continue reading What I’m currently reading

New books, again

I went to a book sale in our village. I was hoping to find a few books there. Maybe five, maybe less. I came back home with fourteen books and one CD. No regrets though. And it was for a good cause. I’m most happy with the English pockets. I was look for them at … Continue reading New books, again

Still Life with Bread Crumbs

Very good beginning, muddled middle and interesting second half that kept me reading till late at night, leading to a disappointing ending. That's how I could describe Anna Quindlen's Still Life with Bread Crumbs. I still think it's a good piece of writing, I just have some problems with the execution. This story is a … Continue reading Still Life with Bread Crumbs