Friday, 9 March 2018

What am I reading?

February has been a weird month for me, reading-wise. It was very hectic at school and I also had a severe cold, so for the first part of the month I did not read a lot. I just watched all seasons of The Americans on Netflix in 1 1/2 weeks! (loved that series and I cannot wait for season 5!) (By the way, I love Keri Russell!!)

But the last week of February I had a week vacation, and that first weekend I read a lot of my favorite books from my childhood. In 2 days I read ten books of one of my favorite authors Cissy van Marxveldt, who wrote books in the twenties and thirties. Every time when I need a book to give me some energy, I pick up one of her books.

I finally saw a chance to read Seven Storey mountain by Thomas Merton. I have an old Dutch translation, but I prefered this to the original English since I found it better to understand. When it comes to books about theology, I prefer them in Dutch!
My modern English version

My Dutch version is from 1949
I also read The ministery of utmost happiness by Arundhati Roy. This is a very beautiful book and I am wrestling with writing a good review at the moment. I will also post a review over here, but right now I can already say that I absolutely loved this book.
My Dutch version
And I read a Dutch biografy of Edith Piaf. I became interested in her when I saw the beautiful movie La vie en rose, and I wanted to know more about her life. Very interesting.

What am I reading now? 
For my little reading group I have with my mum I am reading For a god unknown by John Steinbeck. Also quite beautiful, but not what I expected.

On the bus to school I am reading A daughter's a daughter by Mary Westmacott. This is the pseudonym of Agatha Christie and it is a good book. Review will follow!

My plans
I am not sure what I will be reading next. Coming week I will be away on a schooltrip, so I do not think I will have a lot of time to read. So it is all open and quite a surprise!

5 comments:

  1. I’ve been watching way more Netflix than I need to too! I’m sorry you were sick.

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    1. Thank you, still not completely better (still sneezing) and it is four weeks now. But there are worse things in the world or so I keep telling myself. Netflix is amazing when you are ill!!

      Kind regards,

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  2. Good luck on your school trip! I hope you have a good time.

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    1. Thank you! I will be going with a great colleague and a lovely group of 24 students, and I am looking forward to it. I will share pictures when I come back!

      Kind regards,

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    2. Can't wait to see them. :D

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