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!


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

    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,

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

    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,

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


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