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KaatjeH

KaatjeH

Joined January 2017

Addicted to stories 😊|🇱🇺| 📚 https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/11654528-kaatje
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Prisma voornamen by J. van der Schaar, Doreen Gerritzen
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Starting a new book today and treating myself to a piece of chocolate cake😊

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Kaye Cake 🎂. 😁 7mo
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Tombland | C. J. Sansom
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Allowing myself some time with the latest Shardlake.
Reading this makes me want to reread all the others.

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Pickpick

I really liked this story about two girls growing up in Naples.
That cover though🙄

BarbaraBB You should have read it in Dutch 😉. That cover is much better! 8mo
KaatjeH @BarbaraBB you would have to try very hard to make it worse 😜 8mo
Oracle cover is naff 😊😂 8mo
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Prisma voornamen | J. van der Schaar, Doreen Gerritzen
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Our little boy will become a big brother in July.
Picking his name was easy (we had both a boy name and a girl name ready even before getting pregnant 😊), but for number 2 we have no idea...🤷‍♀️

Hopefully this book, a dictionary with names, will give us some ideas.

LiteraryinLititz Congratulations! I‘m sure you‘ll find a perfect name. 💜 8mo
BarbaraBB Congratulations! If it‘ll be a girl you have a name, I think? 8mo
saresmoore Congratulations! 8mo
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KaatjeH @LiteraryinLititz Thank you! I've got 400+ pages of inspiration. We should be able to find a name we like 8mo
KaatjeH @BarbaraBB Thanks. With the first one (as with the second) we didn't want to know if it was a boy or a girl. It feels a bit strange to 'recycle' our boys girls name... 8mo
KaatjeH @saresmoore Thank you! 8mo
BarbaraBB I see what you mean! Then just call her Robin if it‘s a girl - like my daughter 😀 8mo
KaatjeH @BarbaraBB Robin goes on the list (and the list is getting longer and longer... Starting to wonder if this book was a good idea 🤔😂) 8mo
BarbaraBB @KaatjeH 😂😂 So many choices! When are you due? 8mo
KaatjeH @BarbaraBB July. So we still have some time for creating a longlist and a shortlist before we have to announce our winner (or winners, since we have to find a first and middle name🤦‍♀️) 8mo
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Still reading this book. And although I'm liking the story, I don't like the cover.
So no picture of the book, but a picture of our morning walk this cold saturday morning

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Oracle good call 8mo
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Trying to start my next book, but my friend has other plans...

#dogsoflitsy
#currentlyreading (sort of)

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Crime and Punishment (Revised) | Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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It's one of those sundays, it's cold outside and it's raining. So I could think of nothing better to do than finishing Dostoyevski 😊
This was my second time reading Crime and Punishment, the first time reading it in an English translation. The strange thing is, these Russian stories make more sense (to me) in English, than in my own language🤷‍♀️

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Crime and Punishment (Revised) | Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky
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2018 is nearly at an end, the Top2000 is playing on the radio so it's time for my december tradition: reading a Russian Classic between Christmas and the New Year.
Usually I read War and Peace, but this year I'm rereading Crime and Punishment. And Yes, I know I'm never finishing this one before 2019 (but I'm fine with that 🤷‍♀️😉)

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It's been a while since my last post on Litsy... things have been a bit hectic in our family. Good things, bad things, you know; life. One of the good things is in this picture, sleeping after playing in the snow for the first time❄️

I'm still reading though😊

This book, I don't know. I'm liking it, but I'm not sure what is going on🤷‍♀️

BarbaraBB Good to see you back here. Hope things are going well now for you. I am looking forward to that book! 9mo
KaatjeH @BarbaraBB thanks😊it's good to be back. Things are calmer now (in a good way). The book is definitely different 9mo
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The Grapes of Wrath | John Steinbeck
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Before starting this book I was a bit afraid. To me the name Steinbeck was a bit worrying. Now I don't understand why I didn't pick this up sooner.
I loved the writing, I loved the story, the characters, the period....
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CoffeeNBooks John Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors! Grapes of Wrath is a fabulous book! 1y
BarbaraBB And this one is even better 😉 1y
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Really enjoyed this one
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Our little boy fell asleep in the car after playing with his granddad this morning and has been sleeping ever since. This means reading time for mom👍
Chores enough, but wouldn't want to wake the little guy up😉

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Enjoying a quiet sunday evening with #morbidelli and a new book 📚

Loving All the light we cannot see so far😊
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#catsoflitsy

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A Hero of Our Time | Mikhail Lermontov
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Just what I needed, some Russian literature 😊
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11.22.63 | Stephen King
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Finished this one a while ago on vacation in Italy.
Great storytelling by King. Loved it!
@AmyG & @TrishB no sleep was lost reading this book. Thanks!
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AmyG Such a good book. ❤️ 1y
TrishB Glad you enjoyed it 👍🏻 1y
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11.22.63 | Stephen King
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Stephen King is up next this sunny day ☀️

I used to read a lot of his books when I was about 16, but stopped when The Shining gave me nightmares😱🤷‍♀️
I'm hoping this book will not keep me awake at night

TrishB This won‘t keep you awake from a scary perspective! 1y
KaatjeH @TrishB that's good to know. Thanks👍 1y
AmyG Wonderful book. Creepy but what @TrishB said...not scary. 1y
KaatjeH @AmyG that's a relieve. I've always enjoyed King's storytelling. But I like sleeping too 🤷‍♀️😉 1y
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The Warden | Anthony Trollope
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Lovely book. Liked the writing a lot😊
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Last book in a great trilogy about the American Civil War
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The Radetzky March | Joseph Roth
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This book is beautifully written, the story is a bit dissapointing (or perhaps this is one of those books you have to read more than once).
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The Radetzky March | Joseph Roth
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Reading outside ☀️
Wishing you could hear all the birds😊

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#springishere

RaimeyGallant Me too. :) 1y
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Finished this one yesterday. As always I liked reading this Atwood. I enjoyed the writing. And, as always, the story was a bit 'strange' (in a good way).
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#catsoflitsy
#morbidelli

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Taking a break from our work in the garden, this lovely sunny day ☀️
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Gods and Generals | Jeff Shaara
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This is a story about the American Civil War, but it's different from others I've read. This book does not focus on the politics, the events leading up to this war, it focusses on the militairy leaders of both North and South. This story portrays them as men with 'normal' emotions.
I really liked this book and will certainly be reading the other two books in this trilogy
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Gods and Generals | Jeff Shaara
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Home alone at last!🎉
Just me, my current read, a cup of tea and #morbidelli

I don't even mind it's raining 🌧

LauraBeth 😻😻 1y
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Gods and Generals | Jeff Shaara
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Took a day of from work today to have some much needed 'me-time' (=reading time without people around)...
So here I am sitting in our car waiting for my boyfriend who has an appointment with the doctor and I forgot my book 😕
I have a feeling I'm doing something wrong here 🤔

laurenbescoby Do you use an e reader? Most have apps now! X 1y
KaatjeH @miralunasbooknook an e reader is looking looking like a better idea with every minute I'm sitting here... Thanks😊 1y
laurenbescoby @KaatjeH honestly my kindle app has saved my sanity a couple of times when in situations like that. I can sit with my own thoughts, but if it gets to over an hour I start going a bit crazy! X 1y
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Yes, this was fun to read!
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Enjoying our monday afternoon 😊
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Anna Karenina | Leo Tolstoy
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Our little boy is taking a nap, the sun is shining (a bit) and I'm done with my chores (sort of)
Time to make a cup of tea and read 😊

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We have had a strange week ending with my grandmother's funeral yesterday. So I'm in need of some cheering up. Off course I read to feel a bit better.
After finishing my last book I thought I wanted to read something fun and got Lady cop makes trouble from the shelve...
I changed my mind. Turns out I need some cheering up with an old favourite.
Anna Karenina is next up🙂

Dulcinella My condolaences. I hope you have lovely memories to keep. 2y
KaatjeH @Dulcinella I do, Thank you 2y
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Frenchman's Creek | Daphne Du Maurier
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It looks like i've discovered Daphne du Maurier 😊
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Kaye I haven‘t read this one, but loved Rebecca , My Cousin Rachel and Jamaica Inn. 2y
KaatjeH @Kaye i've only just discovered Du Maurier with Rebecca and now this one. Loved Rebecca and this was also a very nice story. I really like her writing 2y
Kaye Yes she‘s an excellent writer. My Cousin Rachel reminds me a lot of Rebecca. They are almost tied for first place of the ones I‘ve read. 2y
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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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@Kaye you were right. This is a very good book, it just takes a long time to read.
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Kaye Yes, it does. I remember where I was when I finally finished it. We were camping. I can remember commenting to my husband on how long it took me. It‘s a bit dry and much different than today‘s books. Lots of detailed descriptions. I wanted to stick with it since I knew it was based on a true story. I glad you enjoyed it. 👍🏼 2y
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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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Our son (1,5 yo) loves bookdepository bookmarks. With my last order I got a Spot and a Kipper bookmark. He kept Spot and just gave this one to #morbidelli. 😊

Delli is not too impressed 😂

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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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Reading with #morbidelli 😊
#catsoflitsy

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An American Tragedy | Theodore Dreiser
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Halfway into An American Tragedy and I still don't know if I actually like this book. It's slow, nothing seems to happen. But I just have to keep reading, since I have the feeling something might be about to happen on the next page...🤔
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Kaye A very good book but it literally took me forever to read. Very small print, lots of pages. I wouldn‘t call it action-packed but it hinges on one event and the reactions to that event. 2y
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A Column of Fire | Ken Follett
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Mehso-so

I don't know about this book🤔.
It's not bad. The book is about a great and exciting period in history.
I just feel a bit dissapointed. I expected a lot from this book, because I loved the first two Kingsbridge books and it just didn't happen 😕
For me this book would have been a pick, had it not been part of the series... ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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A Column of Fire | Ken Follett
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Sharing the couch with #morbidelli this cold and rainy afternoon

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A Column of Fire | Ken Follett
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At home sick with a bad cold 🤧
Started this one and I'm having a hard time getting in to the story. Maybe it's just the cold, but so far I'm guessing this is probably not Ken Follets best...
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LauraBeth Hope you feel better after a day of rest and reading 💕 2y
KaatjeH @LauraBeth thanks. Reading always helps😊 2y
Ole Get well soon ...and read some better books! 😁 2y
KaatjeH @Ole Thank you. I've decided to give it a few more pages 🤷‍♀️ 2y
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Rebecca | Virago, Daphne Du Maurier
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Finished Rebecca this afternoon.
Loved the story and I thought it was beautifully written. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Rebecca | Virago, Daphne Du Maurier
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Until my boys wake up, this is my saturdaymorning👍
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Finished War and Peace last night. Have read this one several times (7 or 8 I guess, it's a new years tradition..) and I just love it💕
To me this book is like a favourite movie. You can read it again and again and when you do, you keep discovering new things.

BarbaraBB So cool that you‘ve read it so many times! 2y
KaatjeH @BarbaraBB the first time I read war and peace was when I was a student while listening to the 'Top2000' between Christmas and new year. Every year I try to find the time to do this 2y
BarbaraBB @KaatjeH That sounds wonderful, Top2000 and Tolstoj 😍! 2y
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It was one of those days at work today 🤷‍♀️

So I have made a cup of tea and am joining Napoleon in Moscow for the rest of the evening.

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Enjoying our saturdaymorning 😊
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TrishB Lovely copy 😁 2y
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Relaxing after the first day of work in 2018.
Looks like Morbidelli had a hard day 😉

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#morbidelli #catsoflitsy

rubyslippersreads All that sleeping wears out our poor kitties! 😹 2y
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Reading about the battle of Austerlitz (dec 1805) with the sound of carbide shooting in the distance, which (I guess) sounds a bit like cannonfire 🤔

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BarbaraBB I have a little war going on here already as well 😂🍾 2y
KaatjeH @BarbaraBB 🍾🥂 2y
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My goodreads challenge for 2017 is reading 50 books. This is number 50, so let's be honest, I'm not going to make it 😂
And that's allright. Reading War and Peace around Christmas and New Year is a kind of tradition. And I'm going with that 🤷‍♀️
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And it's still a favourite 💕

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Returning to a favourite this friday 😊
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Thalia: A Texas Trilogy | Larry McMurtry
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In this book there are three stories 'about' Thalia (a town that actually does exist according to Google) set in different times, with different characters. Even though there is a lot of sadness in the stories, I really enjoyed this book. Leaving Cheyenne, the second story, probably was my favourite out of all three.

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Thalia: A Texas Trilogy | Larry McMurtry
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Until our little boy wakes up I'm sitting by the fire, reading about hot and sunny Texas, looking at our white backyard. ❄️

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Thalia: A Texas Trilogy | Larry McMurtry
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Next up!

I don't think I will be reaching my goodreads reading challenge this year, with the 'big books' I've been reading. But I liked Lonesome Dove so much I will treat myself to this one 😊
We will see if I make it or not

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