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is a great place for my bookshelf. Because when there is a library card involved the bookshelf at home is a nightstand.

Currently reading

A Wild Sheep Chase
Haruki Murakami
Mansfield Park
Jane Austen
Franny and Zooey
J.D. Salinger
The Uncommon Reader - Alan Bennett

Quick read, very entertaining.

breien met breiringen - Isela Phelps, Isela Phelps

Goed naslagwerk. Helder omschreven en goede foto´s.

Pereira Maintains - Antonio Tabucchi, Mohsin Hamid, Patrick Creagh

You hear a beautiful piece of music and every time you close your eyes to enjoy it, an annoying child blows his toy trumpet in your ear. The toy trumpet being the words ¨Pereira maintains¨.

 

Either the translator failed when converting it into English or the tone of this book is not culturally translatable.

The Miracle at Speedy Motors - Alexander McCall Smith Entertaining.
God's Mountain - Erri De Luca, Michael  Moore After three books the theme of the author becomes repetitive. The voice is still at times compelling. Some of the descriptions are spot on.

The Whispering Trees

The Whispering Trees - Abubakar Adam Ibrahim Great short stories! Well written en grasping. The short story connected to the title of the collection, my favorite.
Smut - Alan Bennett Well written, story lacks credibility.

Eckart's Notes / druk 1

Eckart's Notes / druk 1 - E. Wintzen Great insight, easy read. What a world we would live in if businesses would have their phones answered within three rings by a competent person...
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain - Oliver Sacks Very interesting anecdotes and well written stories. The book unfortunately lacks a scientific gravity because there is no meaning or context given to the anecdotes. Feels more like a collection of random memories than a well structured book on music and the brain.
Animal Crackers - Hannah Tinti Haunting and creepy. But in a good way.
Norwegian Wood - Jay Rubin, Haruki Murakami Beautifully written and well executed. Unfortunately, by choosing the emotionally distant writing style it fails to move me as a reader.
Red Dog - Louis de Bernières Sweet, simple and accesible.
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger Very well written character, story lacks some of that brilliance.