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  1. Read-a-thons 2021

    Yum! I did, thank you ! Wow, that is amazing! I am glad it was a fascinating read. I hope you were able to finish What Abigail Did That Summer and that you had fun during this read-a-thon . My progress for Sunday and Monday: Sunday Thea Stilton - Thea Sisters 1: De drakencode (Il codice del drago) (re-read) (224 pages, illustrated children's book) Christine Kliphuis (ill. Helen van Vliet) - De Ziekenboeg: Het Oor van Leonoor (re-read) (31 pages) Christine Kliphuis (ill. Helen van Vliet) - De Ziekenboeg: De Kop van Jop (re-read) (31 pages) Christine Kliphuis (ill. Helen van Vliet) - De Ziekenboeg Extra: De Epilepsie van Annemarie (re-read) (63 pages) Christine Kliphuis (ill. Helen van Vliet) - De Ziekenboeg Extra: De ADHD van André (re-read) (I read 33 pages) Monday Christine Kliphuis (ill. Helen van Vliet) - De Ziekenboeg Extra: De ADHD van André (re-read) (I read 31 pages, finishing it) Øyvind Torseter - Het Gat (Hullet) (39 pages) (picture book) Stefan Verwey - Hoe open ik een boek (176 pages) (illustration/comic collection) Various Authors - Strand! (393 pages) (mostly photos) Thank you Hayley and Brian for participarting! How was your weekend, Marie? I hope you had a nice weekend, Raven .
  2. Read-a-thons 2021

    Yum, that hot cross bun toasted sounds delicious! I hope you have/had fun reading! Well done!! I hope you have/had fun . My progress: Friday Cornelia Funke - Inkheart 1: Inkheart (read pages 475-544, finishing it) Alwin Ritstier - Gek van mezelf (read pages 249-272, finishing it) Willem Ritstier - Wills kracht (168 pages) (graphic memoir) Willem Ritstier - Opstaan... en doorgaan (200 pages) (graphic memoir) Saturday Sankakuhead - Himouto! Umaru-chan Volume 10 (175 pages) (manga) Claire Belton - Ik ben Pusheen de poes (I am Pusheen the Cat) (177 pages) (lots of illustrations) Liz Pichon - Tom Gates 4: Genius Ideas (Mostly) (re-read) (314 pages) (illustrated children's book I re-read, I felt too tired for anything more complicated) Sunday Nothing so far.
  3. Read-a-thons 2021

    Yay! I hope you enjoy Magyk and What Abigail Did That Summer !
  4. Ah yes . Yes! Agreed, he is certainly missed! I have more fond memories of the earlier books rather than the later ones, though that could be a personal thing rather than related to the books themselves.
  5. March 27. Evelien Tersteeg - Onzichtbaar Onvermogen 28. Sankakuhead - Himouto! Umaru-chan 9: Volume 9 29. Jeff Cohen - An Asperger's Mystery: The Question of the Befuddled Judge 30. Talia Hibbert - The Brown Sisters 1: Get a Life, Chloe Brown 31. Melissa Kremer - Mijn kwaadbloed 32. Mel Wallis de Vries - Vals 33. Aubrey Gordon - What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat 34. Dana Simpson - Phoebe and her Unicorn 2: Unicorn on a Roll 35. Sophie Green (ill. K. J. Mountford) - Potkin & Stubbs 1: Potkin & Stubbs 36. Various Authors - Hungry Hearts 37. Various Authors - Disability Visibility 38. Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 2: World Without End (re-read) Worst book(s) I read this month: Mel Wallis de Vries - Vals Best book(s) I read this month: Melissa Kremer - Mijn kwaadbloed Various Authors - Hungry Hearts Evelien Tersteeg - Onzichtbaar Onvermogen Aubrey Gordon - What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat Various Authors - Disability Visibility Talia Hibbert - The Brown Sisters 1: Get a Life, Chloe Brown Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 2: World Without End (re-read) A lot of great books this month! And yes March is not over here for me yet, but I think it is unlikely I will finish my current read today (if I do, I will edit or make a new post).
  6. February 18. Malorie Blackman - Boys Don't Cry 19. Candice Iloh - Every Body Looking 20. Jenny Colgan - West End Girls 21. E. K. Johnston - Exit, Persued by a Bear 22. E. J. Copperman - Haunted Guesthouse Mystery 10: Bones Behind the Wheel 23. Loes den Hollander - Droombeeld 24. Eoin Colfer - The Fowl Twins 1: The Fowl Twins 25. Evert Hartman - Morgen ben ik beter (re-read) 26. Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 1: The Pillars of the Earth (re-read) Worst book(s) I read this month: Jenny Colgan - West End Girls Eoin Colfer - The Fowl Twins 1: The Fowl Twins Loes den Hollander - Droombeeld (sad about this as I have loved some of the other books by the author) Best book(s) I read this month: Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 1: The Pillars of the Earth (re-read) (well, it was a re-read so I knew I probably would like it..). Malorie Blackman - Boys Don't Cry
  7. January 1. Clare Mackintosh - QuickReads: The Donor 2. Geronimo Stilton - Geronimo Stilton 3: De Piraten van de Zilveren Kattenklauw (Il Galeone Dei Gatti Pirati) (re-read) 3. Sankakuhead - Himouto! Umaru-chan 8: Volume 8 4. Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre - Cakes in Space (re-read) 5. Laura Ellen Anderson - Amelia Fang 1: Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball (re-read) 6. Julian Clary (ill. David Roberts) - The Bolds 1: The Bolds (re-read) 7. Gary Northfield - Julius Zebra 1: Rumble with the Romans! (re-read) 8. Dav Pilkey (col. Jose Garibaldi) - Dog Man 1: Dog Man 9. Liz Pichon - Tom Gates 3: Everything's Amazing (Sort of) 10. E. J. Copperman - Haunted Guesthouse Mystery 9: The Hostess with the Ghostess 11. Brandon Sanderson - Elantris (re-read) 12. Giles Sparrow - De Elementen: Koolstof (Carbon) 13. Carry Slee - Lijsters: Verdiet met Mayonaise 14. Sue Townsend - The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year 15. Paula Hawkins - The Girl on the Train 16. Diane Chamberlain - The Dream Daughter 17. Titia Hoogendoorn and Nienke Schuitemaker - Waarom je niet zomaar moet stemmen waar je ouders op stemmen Worst book(s) I read this month: Sue Townsend - The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year Best book(s) I read this month: Diane Chamberlain - The Dream Daughter
  8. Oh geez... apparently I didn't post about any book that I read in 2021 at all ??! Oops. I will go and edit the lists in the first page of this topic and then write a list here.
  9. Read-a-thons 2021

    The BCF read-a-thon is this upcoming weekend, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of April (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). After doing not that great with it in February and March, I am going to try to do my best this month (April). Oh, coincidentally, it is Easter on April 4th and April 5th, I just realised . I don't know if anyone else is joining me, but we could extend it to Monday as that's 'Easter Monday' (or 2nd Easter Day as it is in Dutch)?
  10. I have read Magyk (and also the 2nd book in the series) but I can't recall much of it at the moment. Which character reminds you of Rincewind? (or is it a spoiler? we can use spoiler tags then). I hope you enjoy the whole book and that you enjoy the new Ben Aaronovitch book afterwards!
  11. I'm glad you enjoyed it in the end . I didn't realise it was so long ago that I was on here, oops (though I regularly read bits as guest). I hope you are all doing okay.
  12. Read-a-thons 2021

    Shame it had a few issues. I'm glad the second half was at least more enjoyable than the first. Well done on finishing it! Thanks, me too !
  13. Read-a-thons 2021

    I am, thank you ! Thanks Hayley . I read in Inkheart a bit the past few days, and I read about 40ish pages in World Without End on Friday, on Saturday and on Sunday. On Sunday I also read Himouto! Umaru-chan Volume 9 by Sankakuhead. That sounds good . How far are you with it now, and was it enjoyable ? It's great you managed to do some audiobook reading, I hope you are enjoying the read .
  14. Hello !
  15. Read-a-thons 2021

    The March read-a-thon is scheduled for this upcoming weekend (Friday the 5th, Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of March). I don't really know if I'll do much reading aside from my scheduled reading, I'm re-reading World Without End by Ken Follett this month (which in my copy comes down to about 40 pages a day), and I'm reading Inkheart by Cornelia Funke this month together with another friend. I would like to read some of my usual read-a-thon graphic novels, graphic memoirs, manga and illustrated children's books, but I don't know if I will. I'm still struggling with life stuff and other things are on my mind. I hope anyone who participates will have fun reading!
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