Monday, 21 July 2014

Stacking the Shelves & It's Monday! What Are You Reading? - Dutch Edition

Yup, still not home, extending the holiday for as long as possible. Although I will be by the end of the day, but while I'm writing up this post I'm securely settled in one of the nicest hotels I know. They recently did a renovation and the bathroom is seriously to die for! Anyways, let's get to the memes! Stacking the Shelves is hosted over at Tynga's Reviews. It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey!

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I'm still getting books from my last Netgalley spree, but I can't complain because I've wanted to read all of these really badly! So that's a yaay for me. Quite potentially there's books waiting for me at home and if that is so I'll do another post.

MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood, The Seventh Miss Hatfield by Anna Caltabiano, Brief Space Between Color and Shade by Cristavao Taxza, Rose of Sarajevo by Ayse Kulin and The Original Folk and Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm by Grimm Brothers.

It's been another pretty good review week for me. This holiday is doing wonders for my reading habits! At this rate I'm almost going a book a day, except for the fact that naturally some books are too long to read in a day.

Last Week I read:

  • You Got To Be Kidding Me: The Cultural Arsonist's Literal Reading of the Bible by Joe Wenke (review)
  • The Red Mark by J.M. Wilson, L.M. Thompson (review)
  • The Dervish by Frances Kazan (review)
  • The Time Machine by H.G. Wells (review)
  • Tales of the Macabre by Edgar Allan Poe, Benjamin Lacombe (review)
  • The Bunker #1 by Joshua Hale Fialkov, Joe Infurnari (review coming)
  • Confessions of an Angry Girl by Louise Rozett (review coming)
This Week I'm Reading, amongst others:

The Age of IceThe Age of Ice by J.M. Sidorova
An epic debut novel about a lovelorn eighteenth-century Russian noble, cursed with longevity and an immunity to cold, whose quest for the truth behind his condition spans two thrilling centuries and a stunning array of historical events.
St. Petersburg, Russia, 1740. The Empress Anna Ioanovna has issued her latest eccentric order: construct a palace out of ice blocks. Inside its walls her slaves build a wedding chamber, a canopy bed on a dais, heavy drapes cascading to the floor—all made of ice. Sealed inside are two jesters, one a disgraced nobleman, the other a humpback, a performer by birthright. On the Empress’s command—for her entertainment—these two are to be married, the relationship consummated inside this frozen prison. In the morning guards enter to find them half-dead. Nine months later, two boys are born.
Surrounded by servants and animals, Prince Alexander Velitsyn and his twin brother Andrei have an idyllic childhood on the family’s large country estate. But as they approach manhood stark differences coalesce. Andrei is daring and ambitious; Alexander is tentative and adrift. One frigid winter night on the road between St. Petersburg and Moscow, as he flees his army post, Alexander comes to a horrifying revelation: his body is immune from cold.
The Awakening of Miss Prim: A Noveland

The Awakening of Miss Prim by Natalia Sanmartin Fenollera

In this #1 international bestseller, a young woman leaves everything behind to work as a librarian in a remote French village, where she finds her outlook on life and love challenged in every way.
When Miss Prim, an independent, accomplished young woman, reads an ad in the newspaper seeking a feminine spirit to work as a librarian in the lush countryside of France, she finds herself compelled to apply. Little does she know what kind of world she is about to step into. 
Miss Prim dutifully accepts the job and begins organizing her employer's vast library. A knowledgeable, mysterious gentleman with very specific opinions about life, he challenges Miss Prim's seemingly unshakeable disposition. And as she becomes familiar with the other townspeople, she begins to realize that the surprising lifestyle of the town awakens amazement, perplexity, and even disdain in her. For in this tiny corner of the world, a flourishing colony of exiles have settled into a simple, rural existence, living around great literature, intellectual discussions, family, and sweet indulgences. Their peculiar and unconventional ways slowly test Miss Prim's most intimate ideas and fears as well as her most profound convictions. She quickly comes to realize that her advanced degrees did little to prepare her for the lessons she's being taught the least of which is a lesson in love.
So, that's it for me today! What was in your Mailbox this week? And what did you read?


  1. You did have a great week of reading. Share the picture of your spectacular bathroom! Enjoy the rest of your holiday.

  2. You did nice! Hope you enjoy your reads for this week too!

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