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On 02/06/2021 at 9:47 AM, Athena said:

From what I know, as a non-Brit Dutch person living in the Netherlands, it is/was something started in the 2000's somewhere to help non-readers get into reading. Every year they asked several authors to write a novella / short story, which would be published and available to buy in certain English book shops for £1 during a limited period

I've honestly never heard of them before! It sounds like a great idea!

 

On 02/06/2021 at 9:47 AM, Athena said:

though they are not always easy to find from the Netherlands

If there's any you're finding it hard to get let me know and I'll see if I can find it here :) 

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12 hours ago, Hayley said:

If there's any you're finding it hard to get let me know and I'll see if I can find it here :) 

 

Aww thank you, that is very nice of you :)!

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Books read in May 2021

 

71. Angela Hartlin - Forever Marked
72. E. J. Copperman - Mysterious Detective 2: Edited Out
73. Dana Simpson - Phoebe and her Unicorn 3: Unicorn vs. Goblins
74. Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed - When Stars Are Scattered
75. Robin Hobb - The Farseer Trilogy 2: Royal Assassin
76. Sheila M. Averbuch - Friend Me
77. Talia Hibbert - The Brown Sisters 2: Take a Hint, Dani Brown
78. Guus Kuijer (ill. Mance Post) - Madelief 1: Met de poppen gooien (From: Het grote boek van Madelief) (re-read)
79. Guus Kuijer (ill. Mance Post) - Madelief 2: Grote mensen daar kan je beter soep van koken (From: Het grote boek van Madelief) (re-read)
80. Guus Kuijer (ill. Mance Post) - Madelief 3: Op je kop in de prullenbak (From: Het grote boek van Madelief) (re-read)
81. Guus Kuijer (ill. Mance Post) - Madelief 4: Krassen in het tafelblad (From: Het grote boek van Madelief) (re-read)
82. Guus Kuijer (ill. Mance Post) - Madelief 5: Een hoofd vol macaroni (From: Het grote boek van Madelief) (re-read)
83. Kay Kerr - Please Don't Hug Me
84. Gillian Cross - The Demon Headmaster 2: The Demon Headmaster and the Prime Minister's Brain
85. Sonja K. Solter - When You Know What I Know
86. Lucy Cuthew - Blood Moon
87. Tommie Niessen - Tommie in gesprek
88. Gina Sheridan - I Work at a Public Library
89. Jaap Bartelds - Het ABC van de Nederlandse gezelligheid
90. Cornelia Funke - Inkheart 2: Inkspell (Tintenblut)
91. Ann M. Martin - De Babysittersclub 55: Jessie en de grote zwemwedstrijd (re-read)
92. Mario Giordano - Heb jij dat ook? (1000 Gefühle für die es keinen Namen gibt)
93. Jordan Reid and Erin Williams - Het grote maak-je-niet-drukboek (The Big Activity Book for Anxious People)
94. Jordan Reid and Erin Williams - Het grote doeboek voor digitale detox (The Big Activity Book for Digital Detox)
95. Jeroen de Leijer and Marjolein Schalk - Niemand de deur uit!
96. Séverine Clochard, Cécile Hudrisier and Audrey Gessat - For Girls Only: Alles wat coole meiden moeten weten! (Vives les Filles!)
97. Angie Manfredi & Others - The (Other) F Word

 

Least favourite book(s) I read this month:

Jeroen de Leijer and Marjolein Schalk - Niemand de deur uit!

Séverine Clochard, Cécile Hudrisier and Audrey Gessat - For Girls Only: Alles wat coole meiden moeten weten! (Vives les Filles!)

Mario Giordano - Heb jij dat ook? (1000 Gefühle für die es keinen Namen gibt)

 

Best book(s) I read this month:

Kay Kerr - Please Don't Hug Me

Robin Hobb - The Farseer Trilogy 2: Royal Assassin

Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed - When Stars Are Scattered

Talia Hibbert - The Brown Sisters 2: Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Lucy Cuthew - Blood Moon

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Robin Hobb looks interesting. I may put The Farseer Trilogy on my TBR list.

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On 12/07/2021 at 4:02 PM, muggle not said:

Robin Hobb looks interesting. I may put The Farseer Trilogy on my TBR list.

 

Hi Muggle Not! Sorry for the late reply. If you do, I hope you enjoy it :). She has written The Realm of the Elderlings, The Farseer trilogy is the first series within that series (but you can totally just read the trilogy and be done). I haven't continued yet, the next one to read would be Ship of Magic, it's on my TBR.

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Oh wow.. I thought I had done the June list , I came here to do the July one. But I hadn't even done the June one! :doh:

 

I got in a reading slump in June, after attempting to read War & Peace during the first week or so of June. The first 7 books on the list (98-104) I read during the first week-ish of June and included some re-reads, some were read during the June read-a-thon I think. I read half of book nr 105 at the end of May, then picked it back up about 2 weeks into June and read the second half while I was waiting for Windows to install (and do updates) on my new computer. Books nr 106 and 107 took me all month to read (though in the case of book 107, that was how it was planned, I read it together with a friend and since it's a long book, we planned to take the whole month to read it, a chapter per day, it has 30 chapters).

 

Books read in June 2021

 

98. Gengoroh Tagame - My Brother's Husband 1: Volume 1 (re-read)
99. Gengoroh Tagame - My Brother's Husband 2: Volume 2 (re-read)
100. Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau - Bloom (re-read)
101. Robert Thorogood - Death in Paradise 1: A Meditation on Murder (re-read)
102. Mirjam Mous (ill. Rick de Haas) - Mees Kees 2: Op de kast
103. Dana Simpson - Phoebe and her Unicorn 4: Razzle Dazzle Unicorn
104. Mamoru Hosoda, Iqura Sugimuto, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto - Summer Wars
105. Amy Spalding - The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)
106. Robin Hobb - The Farseer Trilogy 3: Assassin's Quest
107. Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 3: A Column of Fire

 

Least favourite book(s) I read this month:

Leo Tolstoy - War & Peace / Oorlog & Vrede (DNF, abandoned)

 

Best book(s) I read this month (excluding re-reads!):

Ken Follett - Kingsbridge 3: A Column of Fire

Robin Hobb - The Farseer Trilogy 3: Assassin's Quest (a bit slow in the middle, but it could have been my reading slump)

 

I'll go make the July list now.

 

 

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Books read in July 2021

 

108. Jacques Vriens (ill. Annet Schaap) - Het geheime weekboek van groep 8
109. Mirjam Oldenhave (ill. Yvonne Jagtenberg) - Een vriendin met vuisten
110. Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis 1-2: Persepolis
111. Art Spiegelman - Maus 1-2: The Complete Maus
112. Halfdan Pisket - Danish trilogy 1: Deserteur (Desertør)
113. Halfdan Pisket - Danish trilogy 2: Kakkerlak (Kakerlak)
114. Halfdan Pisket - Danish trilogy 3: Staatsburger (Dansker)
115. Robert Thorogood - Death in Paradise 2: The Killing of Polly Carter (re-read)
116. Kathelijn Hulshof - Gevalletje Borderline
117. Crystal Maldonado - Fat Chance, Charlie Vega
118. Tommie Niessen and Loes Wouterson - Kastanjehove
119. Diane Chamberlain - The Stolen Marriage
120. Michael Grant - Monster 1: Monster
121. Bas Haring - Waarom cola duurder is dan melk
122. Abdi Nazemian - Like a Love Story
123. Meg Grehan - The Space Between
124. Colin Furze - Dit boek is niet veilig! (This Book isn't Safe!)
125. Bas van Teylingen - Help! Mijn kind zit op YouTube
126. Cornelia Funke - Inkheart 3: Inkdeath (Tintentod)
127. Auteur 404 - Anti-Fame
128. Loes den Hollander - Toen ik dood was
129. Beth O'Leary - The Switch

 

Least favourite book(s) I read this month:

Michael Grant - Monster 1: Monster

Meg Grehan - The Space Between

Loes den Hollander - Toen ik dood was

 

Best book(s) I read this month (excluding re-reads!):

Tommie Niessen and Loes Wouterson - Kastanjehove

Beth O'Leary - The Switch

Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis 1-2: Persepolis

Art Spiegelman - Maus 1-2: The Complete Maus

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On 6/12/2021 at 1:36 AM, Athena said:

Books read in May 2021

 

 

Best book(s) I read this month:

Kay Kerr - Please Don't Hug Me

Robin Hobb - The Farseer Trilogy 2: Royal Assassin

Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed - When Stars Are Scattered

Talia Hibbert - The Brown Sisters 2: Take a Hint, Dani Brown

Lucy Cuthew - Blood Moon

I am 28% into Book #1, Assassins Apprentice, of the Farseer Trilogy and am loving the book. Well written and great story.

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On 11/10/2021 at 2:31 PM, muggle not said:

I am 28% into Book #1, Assassins Apprentice, of the Farseer Trilogy and am loving the book. Well written and great story.

 

I'm so glad you are liking it so far :)!

 

I hope you and your family are doing okay, Muggle!

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I finished the Assassin's Apprentice and thoroughly enjoyed the book. I will definitely read the remainder of the Trilogy.

 

We are doing ok and hope that you also are doing fine.

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On 10/17/2021 at 11:47 PM, muggle not said:

I finished the Assassin's Apprentice and thoroughly enjoyed the book. I will definitely read the remainder of the Trilogy.

 

We are doing ok and hope that you also are doing fine.

 

I am doing okay too, thanks :)!

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