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Elsje

Elsje

Joined August 2016

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Solar: A Novel | Ian McEwan
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“Toby, listen. It‘s a catastrophe. Relax!”

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A Long Way From Home | Peter Carey
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“The smell of a rally car, the stink, the shift, the woo, you will never find the recipe for this pong in the Women‘s Weekly but ingredients include petrol, rubber, pollen, dust, orange peel, wrecked banana, armpit, socks, man‘s body.”

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“Forgive me, I simply meant to suggest that Father may wish to speak to certain acquaintances from his past. That is to say, before the Saitos‘ detective does. After all, we do not wish any unnecessary misunderstandings to arise.”

ju.ca.no Love the cover! 2y
Elsje I totally agree! 2y
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For Whom the Bell Tolls | Ernest Hemingway
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“It was as though you had thrown a stone and the stone made a ripple and the ripple returned roaring and toppling as a tidal wave.”

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For Whom the Bell Tolls | Ernest Hemingway
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“Of course they turned on you. They turned on you often but they always turned on every one. They turned on themselves, too. If you had three together, two would unite against one, and then the two would start to betray each other. Not often, but often enough for you to take enough cases and start to draw it as a conclusion.”

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“Hij vertelde hoe de castreerder achter de dromedaris plaatsnam met twee bakstenen in zijn hand, en de testikels verbrijzelde tussen de stenen. ‘Doet dat geen pijn?‘ had Von Zinzendorf de castreerder gevraagd. Die keek op can zijn werk en schudde zijn hoofd. ‘Helemaal niet,‘ zei hij. ‘Je moet alleen zorgen dat je je vingers er niet tussen krijgt.‘ 😱

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For Whom the Bell Tolls | Ernest Hemingway
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“You like to hunt?”
“Yes, man. More than anything. We all hunt in my village. You do not like to hunt?”
“No,” said Robert Jordan. “I do not like to kill animals.”
“With me it is the opposite,” the old man said. “I do not like to kill men.”

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The Broken Mirror | Jonathan Coe
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“Hoe could something that she could see so clearly not be real? How could the mirror be showing things that were twice as exciting, a hundred times more magical than the dull, workaday world that was all around her?”

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“Finally, a solitary figure stood at the end of the pier. When they saw the red of a cigarette, they knew it was a man.”

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“Ik zag dat hij een boek in zijn hand had. ‘je hebt een hoek, zie ik? Mooi, jongen. Met een boek kun je zonder bezoek.”

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Affinity | Sarah Waters
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“The cells are still as cold as larders. I asked Miss Ridley, as she led me between the wards, how could it help the women to be kept so cold and hopeless?-to be made ill? She said: ‘We are not here to help them ma‘am. We are here to punish them.”

Gnoe Good one! 2y
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“Cora didn‘t know what optimistic meant. She asked the other girls that night if they were familiar with the word. None of them had heard it before. She decided that it meant trying.”

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The Collector | John Fowles
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“No one will understand, they will think I was just after her for the obvious.”

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“The gold caught the ember-light and shone the colour of a human voice.”

Gnoe Wat een mooierd weer! 2y
Elsje Jaaaa! Een aanrader van Mirjam (“onze Mirjam”). Intrigerend boek ook nog :-) 2y
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Een voetreis naar Rome | Bertus Aafjes
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Alle wegen leiden naar Rome; - Daar kan geen vergissing bestaan. - Om in die oude stad te komen, - House men slechts de grote baan.

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De donkere kamer van Damokles | Willem Frederik Hermans
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“Zijn haar was gekapt in een dikke kuif waarvan alleen Engelse kappers het geheim bezitten.”

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De donkere kamer van Damokles | Willem Frederik Hermans
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“De vrouw trok de doek weer recht, deed een stap naar achteren en keek Osewoudt aan. Toen pas zag hij dat het zijn moeder was, ontsnapt uit gevangenschap en nu proberend zich in leven te houden door te lopen venten met een mand gerookte paling.”
Heb dit boek toch al tig keer gelezen maar dít was me dus niet eerder opgevallen!

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Gij nu | Griet Op de Beeck
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Zijn familie geloofde heilig dat doen alsof eigenlijk ook een kunst was.

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The Sympathizer | Viet Thanh Nguyen
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..., and as he drove the Citroën to his apartment he swore bloody murder at the Marine Corps the entire way. I kept my silence. One did not depend on marines for good table manners.

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Ik heb steeds dat liedje in mijn hoofd:
Simson Simson alle Filistijnen... Verdwijnen, verdwijnen... Als jij komt

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Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot | Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard
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Since 1840, every president elected in a twenty-year cycle has died in office: Harrison, Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, Harding, and Roosevelt. Yet no president has been assassinated for almost sixty years, thanks to the expertise of the Secret Service.

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"She went inside for a sweatshirt. Out of habit, she stopped by the bookshelf in the living room to see if there was a paperback that she could stuff into her pocket for emergencies - you never knew when you might need a book to entertain and comfort and distract you in the day's empty places."

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The End of the Day | Claire North
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Here is the mountain above the endless coral seas, the sun rising over a forest filled with flowers, where I went te tell a woman that she would die. #work #anotherdayattheoffice (p52)

Elsje "I'm not an executioner, I go sometimes as a warning, sometimes as a courtesy" 2y
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The Luminaries | Eleanor Catton
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Loneliness cannot be reassured by proportion (p213)

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I bought this book and the lovely bookmark in Granada, in the Alhambra-shop. Lovely set of the writer's adventures and (ancient) legends concerning the Alhambra. Reading takes me back there instantly!
A quote: "I observed, however, that she had taken care to clip his wings, to prevent all future soarings, a precaution which I mention for the benefit of all those who have truant lovers or wandering husbands."
(p 64)

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C | Tom McCarthy
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About the pattern on the wings of moths of silk worms: "The pattern reminds Serge of the stained-glass windows of St. Alfege's in Lydium - only these windows are without colour, void of scenes or characters: a set of empty, white, elongated boxes."

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The Odessa File | Frederick Forsyth
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"Did you hear about Belsen!"
"Only vaguely," said Miller. "My generation wasn't told much about all that. Nobody wanted to tell us anything."
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"But you want to know now?"
"We have to know sooner or later."

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I Saw a Man: A Novel | Owen Sheers
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"...what he knew now, (...) that there was a birth into maturity beyond having children or losing your parents. It was the birth of an amputated love."

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Angels: A Novel | Marian Keyes
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"Out of nowhere, lines came to me from a B movie. The truth? (Accompanied by a curled lip.) You couldn't HANDLE the truth!" (p16)
Wat een ontzettende misser om A few good men een B-film te noemen!!

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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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De eerste 90 pagina's zijn heel bijzonder! Je volgt twee takken van de familie: een blijft in Afrika en wordt rijk en invloedrijk, de ander wordt als slaaf verkocht en gaat naar de katoenplantages in Amerika. Dank @Gnoe voor boek en boekenlegger! Nu snel verder lezen :-)

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Alweer begonnen aan het laatste deel van de Originele HP-serie #herlezen #langlevedeereader

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The Nix | Nathan Hill
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OMG wat is dit een goed boek! Ben nu halverwege en verlang naar het volgende leesmoment! Dank, @Neyn , voor de tip!!!

Neyn Heerlijk, hè. Jop is ook enthousiast. Ik heb het net uit. 3y
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Brooklyn Follies | Paul Auster
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Reading was my escape and my comfort, mu consolation, my stimulant of choice: reading for the pure pleasure of it, for the beautiful stillness that surrounds you when you hear an author's words reverberating in your head. #p13