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From Delft, Zuid-Holland Netherlands
Joined Thursday, April 22, 2004
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It will not come as a surprise to you when I say that reading is my favourite pastime. Reading is the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning and the last thing I do before turning off the lights at night. Unfortunately, I have a lot of other things to attend to in between....

I have read all kinds of books, from literature to historical fiction to psychological thrillers; from classics to contemporary bestsellers, both in English and in Dutch. My all-time favourite book so far is The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, but lately I have come under the spell of the books by Paul Auster, David Mitchell and Ian McEwan, so I may have another all-time favourite before long.

Books read in 2021:

Books read in 2020 (21792 pages):

Books read in 2019 (15044 pages):

Books read in 2018 (14025 pages):

Books read in 2017 (11123 pages):

Books read in 2016 (8779 pages):

Books read in 2015 (10545 pages):

Books read in 2014 (10487 pages):

Books read in 2013 (9976 pages):

Books read in 2012 (10371 pages):

Books read in 2011 (10293 pages):

Books read in 2010 (18786 pages):

Books read in 2009 (20502 pages):

Books read in 2008 (19333 pages):

Books read in 2007 (21450 pages):

Books read in 2006:

Bookrings I started:

The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad.
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.

Bookrings/rays I participated in:

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, set by Willemijn.
The Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing by Melissa Bank, set by Marlene-TC.
Becoming Bobbie by R.J. Stevens, set by GenderQ.
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn, set by Biba89.
Meester van de Zwarte Molen by Otfried Preussler, set by 1972Galadriel.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, set by Plinius.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain, set by bilbi.
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro, set by KF-in-Georgia.
The Girl Without Anyone by Kellie Deeth, set by Nik-The-Stik.
De Ongelooflijke Lotgevallen van een Arme Geluksvogel by Vikas Swarup, set by Dettie.
Small Dreams of a Scorpion by Spike Milligan, set by cartref.
Dagboek van een Chinees meisje by My Yan en Pierre Haski, set by Binebal.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, set by lesezeichen.
The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver, set by Biba89.
Spiegel van mijn geheugen by Raymonde Padmos, set by 1972Galadriel.
Jennie by Paul Gallico, set by Moem.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel, set by nrrdgrrl.
The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor, set by Gnoe.
Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre, set by tijgetje.
Atonement by Ian McEwan, set by elliemae.
Dancing Cats and Neglected Murderesses by Edward Gorey, set by Pytus.
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham, set by snowglobe-jr.
Property by Valerie Martin, set by tangledthreads.
Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, set by owlet.
Maurice by E.M. Forster, set by maupi.
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, set by Plinius.
A True Story Based on Lies by Jennifer Clement, set by tangledthreads.
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer, set by outofreach.
Gap Creek by Robert Morgan, set by Moem.
Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson, set by Moem.
Haiku - Een Jonge Maan by J. van Tooren, set by Rubyblue.
An Irishman's Difficulties with the Dutch Language by Cuey-Na-Gael, set by Pytus.
All Quiet on the Orient Express by Magnus Mills, set by Muggenlip.
Maanpaleis by Paul Auster, set by Dettie.
Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, set by tangledthreads.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant, set by Marlene-TC.
Achttien Adressen by Ed van Thijn, set by yvonnep.
Mandala's by Renate Kluth and Anja Schmidt, set by Wandering.
Memoirs of an Unfit Mother by Anne Robinson, set by E-mile.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, set by iggi1812.
Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor, set by Gizmopuddy.
Het Kleine Citatenboekje , set by Marleen.
Aprilheks by Majgull Axelsson , set by Dettie.
Sonny Boy by Annejet van der Zijl , set by Dettie.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, set by allbookedup.
The Restraint of Beasts by Magnus Mills, set by Muggenlip.
Leven Op Stand by Ileen Montijn, set by Dettie.
Oracle Night by Paul Auster, set by yvonnep.
Pappa Moem en de Mysteriën van de Zee by Tove Jansson, set by Moem.
Momo en de Tijdspaarders by Michael Ende, set by Dettie.
Catch Me When I Fall by Nicci French, set by croixdeguerre.
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, set by yvonnep.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, set by Sublevel4.
Brick Lane by Monica Ali, set by Helly77.
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd, set by kelwood.
In The Country of Last Things by Paul Auster, set by lot12.
Case Histories by Kate Atkinson, set by Heaven-Ali.
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri, set by violoncellix.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, set by JeepACV.
Gloed by Sandor Marai, set by Dettie.
The Samurai's Garden by Gail Tsukiyama, set by powerhouse.
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, set by maupi.
Zonder Mij by Philippe Claudel, set by MaaikeB.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, set by sunshinedreamr.
Het Kleine Meisje van Meneer Linh by Philippe Claudel, set by Dettie.
The Hours by Michael Cunningham, set by lolamarie.
Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver, set by Biba89.
Het Onbegonnen Feest by Els Pelgrom, set by powerhouse.
The Piano Tuner by Daniel Mason, set by Marc3l.
The First Casualty by Ben Elton, set by Fifna.
Het Instituut by Vincent Bijlo, set by captkoenig.
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx, set by iiwi.
After Dark by Haruki Murakami, set by Taowaki.
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory, set by MonkeCatcher.
The Night Watch by Sarah Waters, set by maupi.
The Idea of Perfection by Kate Grenville, set by mopperhond.
De Jacht Op Het Verloren Schaap by Haruki Murakami, set by Binebal.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne, set by mamagaai.
Tell Me The Truth About Love by W.H. Auden, set by Taowaki.
Hermux Tantomoq, De Tijd Stopt Niet Voor Muizen by Michael Hoeye, set by Talamasca.
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka, set by yvonnep.
Ghostwritten by David Mitchell, set by Frakke-Per.
The Dark Room by Rachel Seiffert, set by Fifna.
Hermux Tantamoq, Het Zand van de Tijd by Michael Hoeye, set by Talamasca.
Small Island by Andrea Levy, set by violoncellix.
Mafkezen en het Asperger Syndroom by Luke Jackson, set by iiwi.
In The Country of Men by Hisham Matar, set by Fifna.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, set by Annodyne.
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, set by RayneQueen.
Met Angst en Beven by Amelie Nothomb, set by monalisaa.
One Hundred Great Books in Haiku by David Bader, set by Yinny.
Dancer by Colum McCann, set by Olifant.
Everyman by Philip Roth, set by monalisaa.
The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis, set by Taowaki.
Spijkerschrift by Kader Abdolah, set by Dettie.
Mandala's uit de hele Wereld by Heike Owusu, set by wandering.
Het Zijn Net Mensen by Joris Luyendijk, set by monalisaa.
Waar Was Je Nou by K. Schippers, set by Taowaki.
Ik Ben Niet Bang by Niccolo Ammaniti, set by hoisvolbuukskes.
Out Stealing Horses by Per Petterson, set by Haugtussa.
Nietzsches Tranen by Irvin D. Yalom, set by Prowisorio.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, set by koekiebak.
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O'Farrell, set by MaaikeB.
Landscape with Traveler by Barry Gifford, set by violoncellix.
The Labrador Fiasco by Margaret Atwood, set by dutch-flybabe.
De Engelenmaker by Stefan Brijs, set by koekiebak.
De eerste pagina zegt alles, set by Fifna.
Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones, set by zzz.
Perenbomen Bloeien Wit by Gerbrand Bakker, set by janna2.
Trolls, Elves and Fairies Coloring Book by Jan Sovak, set by mel723.
The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman, set by Fifna.
The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield, set by Tanamo.
The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer, set by Moem.
The Mapmaker's Wife by Robert Whitaker, set by monalisaa.
A Place Called Here by Cecilia Ahern, set by naturalone.
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman, set by dutch-flybabe.
Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, set by iiwi.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, set by rroos.
First Love, Last Rites by Ian McEwan, set by arturogrande.
Franse Briewe: Pos uit Provence by Marita van der Vyfer, set by klaradyn.
Iep! by Joke van Leeuwen, set by janna2.
The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson, set by AnnevO.
Braam en die Engel by Marietjie de Jongh, set by Stoepbrak.
A New Map of the Universe by Annabel Smith, set by wandering.
De eerste pagina zegt alles ring - Ronde 2, set by Fifna.
De Amerikaanse Prinses by Annejet van der Zijl, set by creativeChaos.
Vaak Ben Ik Gelukkig by Jens Christian Grøndahl, set by Hoisvolbuukskes.
Wees Onzichtbaar by Murat Isik, set by oehoeboeroe.
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor, set by wandering.

Bookbox I participated in:

Marlene's English Books BookBox Ray, set by Marlene-TC.

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