Not reading enough

I still don't read enough. Not enough for me, not enough to be happy about my reading. I'm often distracted, be it by the news, or by scrolling social media feeds or by I don't even know what. It's bothering me, because reading is like breathing to me and it's already a second month of … Continue reading Not reading enough

Year of reading from home: January and February

It's not going great. I've had a great start in December, but in January and February I've only picked-up 10 books from my own TBR-piles and I'm still reading three of them. (You can see all that I'm currently reading here.) And I've read 19 books this year already! Two of them were for work, … Continue reading Year of reading from home: January and February

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

Want to read list

I looked through my want to read list on Goodreads yesterday and it surprised me how many books there were (401, when did this happen?), but also how many books I wished I had at home to be able to read right now. This reading hunger gets bigger and bigger. I’m reading a lot this … Continue reading Want to read list

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

Reconnecting with my reading

Last few days were quite bad reading wise. I felt restless and every time I sat down to read, I thought about something to do. I need to do some weeding, or a washing, or something else was there that had to be done right this moment. Today I realised that it came from having … Continue reading Reconnecting with my reading

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

August Break: lezen

Ik weet niet of jullie het al weten, maar ik hou van lezen. Ik lees veel, maar ik zou nog meer kunnen en willen. Ik probeer al mijn best te doen om alle afleidingen te negeren, maar het lukt helaas niet altijd. Toch heb ik een paar momenten op een dag waarop ik altijd lees.  Ten … Continue reading August Break: lezen