Diana (Wilkie) reads, Part 9
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Stratford Public Library in Canada.
Inside the Stratford Public Library, it looks like there’s story time going on, as well as a nap in the back offices by one of the staff members.
1. The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins 9/10, 438 p.
2. PAAZ - Myrthe van der Meer 9/10, 351 p.
3. A Place of Greater Safety - Hilary Mantel 7/10, 873 p.
4. The Man Who Forgot His Wife - John O'Farrell 8/10, 393 p.
5. And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic - Randy Shilts 8/10, 630 p.
6. Sans Famille - Hector Malot 8/10, 406 p.
7. Defending Jacob - William Landay 8/10, 421 p.
8. Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson 7/10, 720 p.
Pages read in January: 4232
9. An Utterly Impartial History of Britain - John O'Farrell 7/10, 588 p.
10. Op zee - Toine Heijmans 6/10, 192 p.
11. The Expats - Chris Pavone 5/10, 500 p.
12. Growing Up Amish - Ira Wagler 6/10, 270 p.
13. No Name - Wilkie Collins 7/10, 762 p.
14. Devil's Peak - Deon Meyer 8/10, 409 p.
15. The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher - Kate Summerscale 6/10, 372 p.
16. Verzamelde gedichten - M. Vasalis 9/10, 196 p.
17. Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - Mary Roach 9/10, 304 p.
18. The Complete Polysyllabic Spree - Nick Hornby 7/10, 278 p.
19. Gedichten - Judith Herzberg 6/10, 75 p.
Pages read in February: 3946
20. The Sealed Letter - Emma Donoghue 9/10, 483 p.
21. I, Claudius - Robert Graves 8/10, 468 p.
22. De eurocrisis - Martin Visser 7/10, 240 p.
23. Thirteen Hours - Deon Meyer 9/10, 410 p.
24. No et Moi - Delphine de Vigan 7/10, 248 p.
25. Here Be Dragons - Sharon Kay Penman 9/10, 704 p.
26. Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer 4/10, 205 p.
27. Shakespeare Wrote for Money - Nick Hornby 7/10, 131 p.
28. More Baths, Less Talking - Nick Hornby 7/10, 135 p.
29. The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year - Sue Townsend 6/10, 437 p.
30. Bij nader inzien - J.J. Voskuil 8/10, 1207 p.
31. The Sisters Brothers - Patrick deWitt 7/10, 328 p.
32. IV - Arjen Lubach 6/10, 319 p.
Pages read in March: 5315
33. Ik, Zlatan - Zlatan Ibrahimovic 6/10, 334 p.
34. Sharp Objects - Gillian Flynn 7/10, 328 p.
35. 7 Days - Deon Meyer 8/10, 348 p.
36. Escape from Camp 14 - Blaine Harden 8/10, 242 p.
37. Left Neglected - Lisa Genova 8/10, 432 p.
38. Bonk - Mary Roach 6/10, 320 p.
39. Nothing to Envy - Barbara Demick 8/10, 324 p.
40. Wij zijn maar wij zijn niet geschift - Tim Krabbe 7/10, 416 p.
41. The Orphan Master's Son - Adam Johnson 8/10, 592 p.
42. Injustice - Clive Stafford Smith 5/10, 480 p.
Pages read in April: 3816
43. The Secret River - Kate Grenville 9/10, 352 p.
44. The Keeper of Lost Causes - Jussi Adler-Olsen 8/10, 512 p.
45. Hoe sms't een Chinees - Eppo Konig 6/10, 234 p.
46. Dissolution - C.J. Sansom 8/10, 464 p.
47. Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod - Bastian Sick 7/10, 240 p.
48. Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod: Folge 2 - Bastian Sick 7/10, 268 p.
49. Der Dativ ist dem Genitiv sein Tod: Folge 3 - Bastian Sick 7/10, 274 p.
50. Congo - David van Reybrouck 8/10, 680 p.
51. Verhalen uit de Ambulance - Mariette Middelbeek 8/10, 176 p.
52. The Absent One - Jussi Adler-Olsen 7/10, 685 p.
53. The Observations - Jane Harris 8/10, 546 p.
Pages read in May: 4431
54. Het zevende kind - Erik Valeur 9/10, 720 p.
55. Papillion - Henri Charriere 7/10, 612 p.
56. Dead before Dying - Deon Meyer 8/10, 432 p.
57. Dark Fire - C.J. Sansom 9/10, 608 p.
58. Still Alice - Lisa Genova 9/10, 400 p.
59. Of ik gek ben - Michiel Stroink 7/10, 238 p.
Pages read in June: 3010
60. Sister - Rosamund Lupton 8/10, 384 p.
61. The Devil in the White City - Erik Larson 7/10, 496 p.
62. Child 44 - Tom Rob Smith 8/10, 512 p.
63. The Family - Mario Puzo 4/10, 608 p.
64. A Conspiracy of Faith - Jussi Adler-Olsen 8/10, 773 p.
65. Before I Go to Sleep - S.J. Watson 7/10, 500 p.
66. A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry 10/10, 768 p.
67. Blood Safari - Deon Meyer 7/10, 576 p.
Pages read in July: 4617
68. The Bat - Jo Nesbo 6/10, 432 p.
69. Behind the Scenes at the Museum - Kate Atkinson 3/10, 496 p.
70. Case Histories - Kate Atkinson 8/10, 400 p.
71. This Side of Brightness - Colum McCann 7/10, 304 p.
72. The Redbreast - Jo Nesbo 8/10, 656 p.
73. The Know-It-All - A.J. Jacobs 7/10, 400 p.
74. Aarsrivalen, scheldkarbonades en terminale baden - Ewoud Sanders 7/10, 124 p.
75. Nemesis - Jo Nesbo 9/10, 720 p.
76. The Devil's Star - Jo Nesbo 9/10, 544 p.
Pages read in August: 4076
- A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
- Here Be Dragons - Sharon Kay Penman
- Thirteen Hours - Deon Meyer
- Het zevende kind - Erik Valeur
- Nemesis - Jo Nesbo
- A Rule against Murder - Louise Penny
- The Secret River - Kate Grenville
- Still Alice - Lisa Genova
- The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins
- PAAZ - Myrthe van der Meer
- Team of Rivals - Doris Kearns Goodwin
- Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers - Mary Roach
80. Alias Grace - Margaret Atwood
This is historical fiction around the true story of a convicted murderess in the 1840s.
The book is well-written. However, it couldn't grab me, because none of the characters were likeable. This impeded my reading and to me the story unfolds rather slowly.
Congratulations on another thread Diana.
I hope you like Still Life. The series only gets better as it goes along. The most recent one is a doozy.
something outstanding or unique of its kind."
Love the sound of it.
Have a great weekend.
Life keeps interfering, but I hope I'll do better in October!
81. Still Life - Louise Penny
This is the first Chief Inspector Gamache novel, situated in Three Pines, a rural village south of Montreal in Canada. One of the residents, Jane Neal, has been foud dead in the woods and Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team are called in to the scene.
Louise Penny draws realistic characters in a beautiful setting. She evokes a warm, charming atmosphere.
I want to read this series!
a. I don't have a Kindle
b. for some reason the book slipped in my basket of a Dutch online shop and will arrive at my doorstep in approximately 7 to 9 days.
82. Verzamelde liedjes en gedichten - Willem Wilmink
Poetry and light verse by Dutch author Willem Wilmink.
I'm having hospital issues and I'm not able to be at my computer most of the time. Didn't forget you all!
84. In the Darkness. An Inspector Sejer Novel - Karin Fossum
This is the first book in the Inspector Sejer series by Karin Fossum. I think I like all the Scandi crime I've read this year, it's a great discovery!
I hope you are well Diana
We had a week in which we all waited for a diagnosis for my Dad. It didn't look good, but I'm so happy to have learned that he has no cancer! We all are doing a happy dance now.
Happy Thingaversary today! Let us know the books you treat yourself to. Remember it is one for the number of your anniversary plus one! I don't know who started that tradition but I like it.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
85. A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny
This is the second book in the Inspector Gamache series. I have this book and Dead Cold and they appear to be the same with just another title.
What can I say? You just want to be there, in Three Pines. It's wonderful.
Roberta, I hope you'll trip will be as wonderful as mine.
#86 "What can I say? You just want to be there, in Three Pines. It's wonderful." Yep, I love those Three Pines books too :-)
#94 Sorry to hear about your toothache :-(
After 2 nights without sleep, I could visit the dentist this morning. There's a large infection in the wortelkanalen/root canals(?). I have to come back next week on Tuesday, then he'll finish the job.
I hope to get some sleep next night, but I don't know if I can kill the pain enough. Tootache is tough, bah.
Heather, I don't know if I can keep the pain at bay, but at least I can lie down again. That's beautiful, after 2 nights of sitting up :-)
I'm glad I do too, because tonight we'll visit a close harmony concert by a group I love!
My tootache is getting worse again and it's still a couple of days before Tuesday. If it stays this way, I'll manage.
#109 Hoping the toothache doesn't worsen between now and Tuesday!
86. The Cruellest Month - Louise Penny
Three Pines, Inspector Gamache part 3. Wonderful!
Tomorrow I'll be officially toothache-free and I love it!
I grab books from Mountain To Be Read and from the shelves, but I don't know which one I long for.
I'm busy with all kind of things, but it's time to read a book again :-)
I finally got my permanent crown yesterday on the tooth I broke last June!! No pain although now that it's all done it's a bit cold sensitive. Hope that goes away soon too.
Have a safe trip! x
I am hoping your toothache is better and will cause no more problems.
Dept Q book 4 is out at the very last day of this month here. I cannot wait!
In Dutch, I can express my thoughts with all necessary nuances. This LT year has taught me a lot about my limited capability to express myself in English.
My reactions are often short, because I'm not able to say exactly what I mean. It makes me humble to participate in a group with so many native speakers who discuss interesting, intelligent topics on such a high level. I almost never join these discussions because of my poor English, but I enjoy reading them and thinking about it.
LT has become a part of my life and I love this group of marvellous people.
I'm in the middle of Dept Q 4 and for me it's the best Jussi Adler-Olsen of the series. Does that help? ;-)
Without the heady brew of all its constituent members this group wouldn't be the same. xx
Hope you are having a good weekend, Diana!
I am thrilled that Dept Q 4 is the best yet. I am eagerly awaiting the US release.
Mark, I'll tell something about Q 4 in a moment!
Roberta, I know you're going to like it!
87. A Conspiracy of Faith - Jussi Adler-Olsen
Book 4 in the Department Q series does not have the best plot and mystery of the series, imo. The author tells us about violation of human rights in a well-documented story with all the usual thriller ingredients.
The interaction between Carl, Assad and Rose in this book is so funny and that's the reason it's the best of the series for me.
I won't read it straight away, but when I get to it, I won't listen to the Dutch reviewers :-)
Have a wonderful week!
88. The Silent Wife - A.S.A. Harrison
Man and wife in bad marriage.
This book is liked by LT people, and I tried, but I couldn't like it. Why?
I think the way the story is told is boring and too long. Most of all, the writing seems to me a lot of psychological blabla and that irritates me too much to like the plot. It doesn't work for me.
#145: Oh, I love My Antonia! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. I have not read the other two, so I will be interested in seeing what you think of them.
Hope your weekend brings you to a slightly better reading experience!
Sorry about the 2/10, Paul. What irritates me in the book though is very personal. It's possible that you don't mind the way of writing and think it's a good one (like most LT-ers have done)!
My next reading experience was absolutely better :-)
89. A Rule Against Murder - Louise Penny
Nr. 4 in Louise Penny's series.
This one is not situated in Three Pines, but we do meet the inhabitants. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his team solve another mystery and this one is excellent.
Do you recognize the need to postpone many books for the fresh start of the new year?
#150 "Do you recognize the need to postpone many books for the fresh start of the new year?"
I think so, I have a lot of books that I always think I'm going to read 'next month' for which I've been thinking that for at least 6 months now! I guess there are quite a few books I want to read that I feel like I need a bit more space for and they become easy to put off until next week, next month or next year when I'll be able to think about them properly.
Once Christmas arrives, I find myself postponing, as family members know I love to read, and I start getting inundated with good reading.
Roberta, I hope your 2014 will be filled with beautiful Three Pines books. We should all live there together ;-)
This morning, I had a doctor's appointment, and I forgot to bring a book with me. Forgot! This never happens, I never go anywhere without a book. Fortunately, the doctor was right on time.
Forgot a book...
Celebrate the return of the light with feasts, merriment, and gratitude for all the wonders of this wide green earth.
That's another benefit to having a smartphone. With the Kindle app you always have books at your fingertips!
Glad you liked the 3rd Three Pines book. I did too!
"Never without a book or audiobook." Sounds like a T-shirt to me!
I have so many paper books, and I always carry at least one of them with me. Except for last Wedsneyday, obviously. I'll read ebooks when my Mountain TBR is smaller ;-)
I liked the third Three Pines book, but the fourth is even better: you can safely read it!
These kids live in a house with a multi-story library AND a reading net. A READING NET.
Diana, it has been wonderful getting to know you a little this year, including sharing your son's first college days. Have a wonderful Christmas, my dear. xxx
I hope you have a great day with the family! Hugs from the snowy Midwest!
We had a lovely Christmas at my parents house, together with my sister and her husband and children. And yes, Cushla, we also had poached pears! :-)
It's just past mid-night in NL right now. Hope you're having a fun evening and that you will have a wonderful 2014.