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Tineke

Tineke

Joined July 2019

🌍🇳🇱 Dutch 👩‍👧Tineke & Laura 🥳 33 🐈‍⬛🐱 Diesel & Zara 📚📺 forever a bookcrosser
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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Tineke
Ghost MacIndoe | Jonathan Buckley
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Bailedbailed

This was my #doublespin for May. I started this book, but I was bored. The chapters don't seem to have a lot in common. Just pieces of Macindoe's life as a child. I haven't gotten to the substantial part if there is any. I just didn't feel anything with this book, so I've decided to bail.
TBR since January 11th. 2016; 480 not-read pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 2w
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Tineke
Tuinier van de nacht | George Pelecanos
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Pickpick

This was my May #bookspin. I enjoyed the story, which I didn't expect. The story was a bit different as the main murders don't get solved. The person who really did it, is never questioned by the police and isn't punished at all. I think this might be more like how police work really is. Sometimes things look connected, but aren't.
TBR since July 16th. 2021; 421 pages.

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Tineke
Unknown Book 1363648 | Unknown Unknown
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This is my new bingoboard for #bookspin and #doublespin May. I'm already in the third year doing this. Never missed a month. I still have two books on the list that were there at the start and still haven't been chosen. Number 12 and 17 have not been picked yet.
@TheAromaofBooks

Out:
One flew over the cuckoo's nest - Ken Kesey
Genesis - Karin Slaughter

In:
Orange is the new black - Piper Kerman
Fatal friends, deadly neighbours - Ann Rule

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4w
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Tineke
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Pickpick

This was my March #bookspin. I enjoyed the story. Been reading it the entire day yesterday. Started to hate Isabel's behaviour. But then again had to cry at the ending. Really a story without any winners.
TBR since August 3rd. 2018; 343 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks This one broke me up!! So sad!!! 4w
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Tineke
Genesis | Karin Slaughter
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Pickpick

This was my April #doublespin. It has been a long time since I last read a Karin Slaughter and I thought I was a bit done with thrillers. But this was a very good read, the book kept me engaged until the end. I've really enjoyed the plot. It was fast paced and I enjoyed all the characters.
I'm now looking forward to other books of her.
TBR since ?; 539 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Tineke
Miss Lonelyhearts | Nathanael West
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Mehso-so

This was a bit of weird story. It's really short and part of the 1001 books you must read before you die. That's also the reason that I've read it. Not really my thing though. A quick read.
TBR since July 16th. 2021; 95 pages.

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Tineke
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Pickpick

My April #bookspin. A very good book, much to think about. I will watch the film this weekend. Looking forward to it.
TBR since September 9th. 2009; 255 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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Tineke
Unknown Book 992462 | Unknown Unknown
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Here's my bingocard for #bookspin and #doublespin, the April round.

Out:
The light between oceans - M.L. Stedman
Beauty - Robin McKinley

In:
De vliegeraar - Khaled Hosseini
Airframe - Michael Crichton

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Tineke
Beauty | Robin McKinley
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This was my March #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks
I'm really bad at reviews so I'm just gonna leave it at that I liked the book and I finished it in one long lazy reading session in bed.
TBR since July 1st. 2020; 271 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! This is one of my comfort reads ❤ 2mo
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Tineke
Dracula | Bram Stoker
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My next longest owned book. I was a bit wary in starting this. But it was surprisingly well readable. A good story. Sometimes the language used was a bit cumbersome and I had to reread sentences here and there.
TBR since November 1st. 2009; 449 pages.

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Tineke
The Survivors | Jane Harper
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Pickpick

This was a good book. It wasn't as atmospheric as The Dry, but it was still good. I love that she uses this theme of small town secrets in all her books. I would love some more secrets though. I was shocked at what happened between Kieran and his mother. Wow.
Glad to have read this one too.
TBR since February 2nd. 2022; 384 pages.

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Tineke
The Bridges of Madison County | Robert James Waller
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This was my February #doublespin @TheAromaofBooks
I enjoyed the love story, but I think the film would really make me cry. I'm going to watch that one. Some of the words used threw me off. Too flowery for my taste I guess.
TBR since at least February 21st. 2015; 201 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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Tineke
Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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This was my January #bookspin @TheAromaofbooks. I did enjoy the read. It was sad and heartbreaking. I am glad I have finished it. I hope the family of Chris McCandless is okay now. And that Chris McCandless is wherever he wants to be.
TBR since at least June 2nd. 2019; 203 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 2mo
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Tineke
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Enjoyable short stories and a quick read. Lovely cover.
TBR since February 22nd. 2022; 221 pages.

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Tineke

This has not much to do with this book. Although I read it in preparation of the good news I received today. So here it is and I need to share!
I am trying to become a single mother by choice. I already have a 12 yo daughter with an ex-partner. Anyway, I had to wait almost 2 years until it was my turn at a clinic. Today I got the call that it's my turn and I am excited! Next year I might have a baby. Without difficult parenting plans with a man.

LeahBergen Congratulations! 3mo
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Tineke
Unknown Book 10329172 | Unknown Unknown
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Here's my bingolist for #bookspin and #doublespin the March edition. @TheAromaofBooks Hoping to finish in time this time.

Out:
The lady and the unicorn - Tracy Chevalier
The bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller

In:
Tuinier van de nacht - George Pelecanos
Hannibal - Thomas Harris

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 3mo
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Tineke
The Lady and the Unicorn | Tracy Chevalier
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This was my February #bookspin @TheAromaofBooks
I enjoyed the story, but not as much as The girl with the pearl earring. I do love the imagining of historical things, in this case a tapestry and how it came to be. I sure wish I could have been there to see if daily life happened as imagined. Truly wondering if these people saw life and lived life as we do nowadays.
TBR since May 12th. 2011; 232 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 3mo
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Tineke
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Finished this one about a month ago. I read this book in bits of pieces, so I wasn't all that invested. The case to solve also had a different approach which took some getting used to. The story went back and forth in time. It was enjoyable enough. I am glad I'm almost done with this series.
TBR since October 15th. 2021; 404 pages.

KathyWheeler A new one is coming out in April. 3mo
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Tineke
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Better than the negative reviews I read. I thought her story was plausible, but did find a lot of the evidence circumstantial. Ex.: there is no proof he wasn't in Dieppe (apparently no one wrote about it), so he must have been in Whitechapel. Or: that painting looks an awfully lot like a murder scene.
TBR since December 1st. 2011; 435 pages.

KathyWheeler Yeah. With that kind of evidence I thought it was a little presumptuous to subtitle the book “Case Closed.” 3mo
Tineke @KathyWheeler yes, it was! And have you read the last sentence of 'My team': 'I honor those who have gone before me and dedicated their efforts to catching Jack the Ripper. He is caught. We have done it together.' I felt she was a bit full of herself. I would have liked a bit more reserve in declaring this. She just cannot be 100% sure. Just not possible. But apparently she is. 3mo
KathyWheeler @Tineke That was all a bit much. I agree that a bit more reserve about it would have been better. 3mo
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Tineke
Noodlot | Louis Couperus
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One of my oldest TBR's. It was a good book. Threatening atmosphere. The ending I guessed. A shame that all the female things were described with dimunitives, but then it's a book written in the 19th century so that's just a sign of the times.
TBR since June 28th. 2009; 157 pages.

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Tineke
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This was my #doublespin for last December. I liked the story. At the beginning there was a bit of an information overload here and there. It was a bit graphic in places. But all in all an interesting story. @TheAromaofBooks
TBR since September 2021; 382 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!!!! 3mo
Tineke @TheAromaofBooks oops I meant the #doublespin for January this year. Lucky you now have a google doc. 3mo
TheAromaofBooks That Google form is making my BookSpin life magically low-stress! 😂 3mo
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Tineke
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Here's my #bookspin list for February if I ever get to it. @TheAromaofBooks

Out:
Into the wild - Jon Krakauer
The last days of magic - Mark Tompkins
Pride and prejudice - Jane Austen

In:
The blind assassin - Margaret Atwood
Levenslang - Alice Blanchard
Paradiso - Kees van Beijnum

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Tineke
Private Life | Jane Smiley
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This was my #bookspin for May 2021! I want recognition for reading it please...😉
This was very slowgoing, about the ordinary and inner life of a woman who never dared. She lived during the First and Second World War and just did what was expected of her as a woman.
It's an interesting story, but it's definitely something you need to be in the mood for. It doesn't deserve the bad reviews.
TBR since June 18th. 2011; 318 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Finally off the list!!! 4mo
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Tineke
Unknown Book 10329172 | Unknown Unknown
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Here's my bingolist for #bookspin and #doublespin January 2022. @TheAromaofBooks

Out:
The gathering - Anne Enright
Verloren - Harlan Coben

In:
The bridges of Madison County - Robert James Waller
The secret scripture - Sebastian Barry

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 5mo
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Tineke
Unknown Book 7535597 | Unknown Unknown
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Just wanted to let you guys know that this Christmas eve my dad unexpectedly died. He had corona, had been in hospital for it. He went home because he was well enough. Still sick though, but very slowly on the mend. Went back home last Tuesday and died today while I was at his place helping him. I watched him die.
Never did I expect this at this time. I'm... numb. Indescribable.

LeahBergen Oh, my God. I‘m so very sorry for your loss. 💔💔 5mo
KathyWheeler Oh my! I am so sorry. 5mo
wanderinglynn I am so sorry for your loss. 💔🕯 5mo
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Texreader I am so so sorry. Much love and hugs coming your way. 💙 💙 💙 5mo
melissajayne I am so sorry 💔 5mo
BarbaraBB I am so sorry for you. Wishing you strength and many happy memories 💚🍀 5mo
Crazeedi You must be just devastated, my heart goes out to you 💔 May you find peace in the midst of your grief. I can't imagine how you are feeling right now. My sincere sympathies and my prayers that you have strength to endure 5mo
Sparklemn So, so sorry. 💙 5mo
LiteraryinLawrence I‘m so so sorry this happened. 💗 5mo
StaceGhost How awful sending sympathy, love, and healing ❤️‍🩹 5mo
Librarybelle I am so sorry for your loss 5mo
TheSpineView So sorry for your loss.💔 5mo
Cheshirecat913 I am so sorry. ❤ 5mo
Megabooks I am so sorry. I can‘t imagine the pain you‘re going through. Sending support. 💔 5mo
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Tineke
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Read for the #doublespin of December @TheAromaofBooks
Lots of action, a little bit of an immature hero, clichés and ridiculousness. Not realistic at all.
I kind of hate the way relationships are portrayed and being a man or woman. We have tough Myron and doe-eyed Terese. The author tries to give more depth, but does it in a cliché way.
TBR since October 30th. 2011; 331 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 5mo
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Tineke
The Gathering | Anne Enright
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Mehso-so

This was my December #bookspin which I was in the process of reading since 2018. Glad that I got that out of the way.
This was complicated, sometimes interesting, but also difficult to read at times.
TBR since July 8th. 2018; 261 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great work getting this one cleared off the shelf!!! 6mo
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Tineke
Left Neglected | Lisa Genova
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Mehso-so

This was a bit of a disappointment after Still Alice. I did not like the characters, I disliked the husband. The recurring use of fancy words like latte, coffee this and that, fancy vacations, fancy jobs and fancy education annoyed me. It felt a bit like boasting and namedropping. It didn't feel realistic at all. It was all a bit shallow and there was little to no character development.
TBR since January 2018; 400 pages.

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Tineke
Unknown Book 10329172 | Unknown Unknown
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Here's my bingolist for the December #bookspin and #doublespin. The last month already! I love this month. Finishing things, starting things. Especially all these bookish things. Lists, goals, the last books. Lovely.
I will focus on finishing all the books I started but never finished.

Out:
Aprilheks - Majgull Axelsson
Sophie's choice - William Styron

In:
Ghost Macindoe - Jonathan Buckley
The lonely polygamist - Brady Udall

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I love December, too. It's all about anticipation, completion, and preparation, and I just love it!! 6mo
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Tineke
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Mehso-so

This book was a bit of a disappointment. The advice was okay, but I needed some scientific sources and there were none. Now the book is just about how the author approaches life.
TBR since November 2021; 204 pages.

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Tineke
Aprilheks | Majgull Axelsson
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Mehso-so

This was my #bookspin for November and it took me ages to read. The resolution was a bit abrupt and in parts it was just weird. The story was interesting though. I'm glad I got this out of the way.
TBR since June 30th. 2013; 604 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 6mo
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Tineke
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Here are my #bookspin and #doublespin for the month of november. I've already started the bookspin. I wouldn't have started this book for years probably, if it wasn't for bookspin.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!!! 7mo
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Tineke
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This was a book I read in between. It was an okay read. I'm always a bit unbelieving when Sookie is decribed as bit of a weird boring housemouse, while at the same time she has lots of men vying for her attention.
TBR since July 8th. 2018; 295 pages.

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Tineke
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Almost done with this series. I think I enjoyed this one more than the original ones. Whoops. A good read.
TBR since July 6th. 2021; 178 pages.

KathyWheeler I hope we see more of Winter and Sommer. 7mo
rwmg My current insomnia read is tagged. The next story up is Vanessa Sommer's Other Christmas List 7mo
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Tineke
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I decided to take out a library membership and found this in our local libraries' collection. Unfortunately the only one in English.
My first Louise Penny which I quite enjoyed. I will certainly continue this series. Now I need to find the first one to read this series in order. Would be nice.
TBR since November 3rd. 2021; 386 pages.

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Tineke
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Here's my bingocard for the November #bookspin and #doublespin. The next couple of months will be very busy, so I figured I'll update this one now.

Out:
Sacred hearts - Sarah Dunant
Meneer Chartwell - Rebecca Hunt

In:
Het diner - Herman Koch
The luminaries - Eleanor Catton

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 7mo
BarbaraBB The Luminaries is soooo good!! 7mo
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Tineke
The Colour of Magic | Terry Pratchett
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My first foray in this world. I liked some parts more than others. Sometimes it was a bit meh. I unfortunately didn't get any of the jokes, references etc, but I've discovered there's a whole world on the internet where this is discussed forever. I am going to read more books in this series.
TBR since November 9th. 2013; 287 pages.

ozma.of.oz Oh I am so jealous of you! You get to experience such a great world for the first time! The early books are a bit hit and miss, but generally they‘ll only get better from here! ❤️ 7mo
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Tineke
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This is a true crime book.
This was at points harrowing. The description of murders was intense. The callousness of the murderer claiming he had to defend himself was chilling. I could only laugh with scorn. I truly hope this man is dead.
The book was written well.
TBR since July 16th. 2021; 352 pages.

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Tineke
Little, Big | John Crowley
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This was my #bookspin for September. I started it and I loved the start of the book, but a bit later in it was a bit slowgoing, a bit boring, a bit difficult and I knew someone who I wanted to send this book to. So I've decided to give this book to someone in New Zealand and maybe I will someday find this book again. I hope I'm not missing out on a great story though.
TBR since July 5th. 2015; 538 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks At least it's off the list!! 7mo
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Tineke
Meneer Chartwell | Rebecca Hunt
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Mehso-so

This was my #doublespin for October. While I love the premise of a depression posing as a big black dog coming to live with you and being generally very suffocating I didn't really care about the story. I discovered I was a bit bored and that it led to me not picking up the book when I could. I decided to not read on and leave the story 100 pages in. Oh well.
TBR since April 5th. 2011; 244 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Great progress!! 7mo
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Tineke
Sacred Hearts | Sarah Dunant
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This was my #bookspin for October and I really enjoyed it. I loved the setting: a convent in 1570, Italy. I loved to read about the quiet life that nevertheless was just as scary calculating as a schoolyard.
TBR since December 6th. 2011; 400 pages.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 7mo
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Tineke
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So here's my #bookspin and #doublespin for October as usual. Both books have been in my possession forever, so it'll be fun reading and getting rid of them. Place for new books! Or, you know, putting back books I didn't have a place for yet.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!! Good luck!! 8mo
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Tineke
Iene miene mutte | M.J. Arlidge
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I love the titles of these books, they're parts of little children's rhymes. I found the case interesting but I didn't like the main detective Helen Grace. She did unwarranted things that made her unsympathetic. I think I've outgrown thrillers. I don't read a lot in this genre anymore.
This was my #doublespin for September @TheAromaofBooks
TBR since July 30th. 2020; 373 pages.

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 8mo
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Tineke
An Easy Death | Charlaine Harris
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@Avanders send me this book. I liked the story. It was a bit different from her other books. I didn't really enjoy the parts were the two main characters suddenly had sex. It felt a bit forced. I might be done with all the sex in her books. Here and there it felt a bit choppy, like the subject suddenly changed. Overall okay. I will be reading the second book, but I'm not going to put them on my wishlist.
TBR since July 2021; 306 pages.

Avanders Yay I‘m glad it made it to you! ☺️ 8mo
Tineke @Avanders.. I did tell you that before. Right?😨 8mo
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Tineke
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Mehso-so

This read like a dictionary or an encyclopedia. The information was interesting but a bit lacking in depth. Because of this it got boring quick. It says it's about murder worldwide, but in reality the USA and the UK were mentioned the most. At a stretch you might be able to say that it's about murder in the western world.
TBR since ?; 470 pages.

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Tineke
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The October round of #bookspin and #doublespin and we're in the last quarter of the year. What the f happened?! Here are the books I've added:

Out: Little, big - John Crowley
Iene miene mutte - M.J. Arlidge

In: The last days of magic - Mark Tompkins
Everything is illuminated - Jonathan Safran Foer

@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks This year is going soooo fast!!! 8mo
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Tineke
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This is a thoughtful book about a difficult subject. It made me think about my end of my life and about my dad's. I think I might have to talk to him about what he wants and what he doesn't want and that's difficult. I didn't agree with the part about assisted suicide in my country and how it's a failure that apparently 1 in 35 people have sought assistance in 2012. I found out 4% of deaths in 2020 were assisted, mostly by a GP.
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Tineke I'm talking about my country. The author talks about doing what the patient wants to keep quality of life until the end. And I find it a bit weird that he's judging assisted suicide and how many people ask for it. If that is what people want, then let people do that. Not all people want to go to a hospice. I can understand people wanting to end their life with a clear mind, knowing exactly what's happening. 8mo
Tineke I don't find this a failure inherently. Both ways, hospice and assisted suicide, sound like they have things saying for them.
TBR since July 24th. 2020; 263 pages.
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BarbaraBB Agree! 8mo
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Tineke
All Systems Red | Martha Wells
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Finished this one a couple of days ago. I enjoyed the story, but I wasn't as enthusiastic as I've seen other reviewers. I think I might not have gotten all the humor. Oh well..
TBR since December 29th. 2020; 149 pages.

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Tineke
The Stranger House | Reginald Hill
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I had expected a regular thriller, but I got an interesting mystery. The writing was good, but I disliked a couple of things. They were a bit problematic. Sam is described as a good persistent woman, but I found her behaviour annoying and over the top for the problem at hand. At first everyone seems to think she's a child, but about halfway the book Mig (who was planning on becoming a priest) has dirty thoughts about her...
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Tineke does the deed with her and cue the romantic thoughts and looks. Ugh. And this in a story about how an adult (maybe a priest?!) might have impregnated an 11 year old girl. Wrong on so many levels. I found the mathematical angle just didn't add anything. The language of Aussie Sam didn't feel real. Her sense of being above the people of Illthwaite and Mig was annoying and arrogant.
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Tineke And then the cutting of her own red hair to the point of wounds. Drama! This woman was not the charming spitfire the author portrayed her to be, but just an overly dramatic GIRL sticking her nose where it doesn't belong. And all this about a woman she never met.
So, the mystery in itself was fun, the writing was good enough, but the rest disappointed.
This was my #doublespin for August @TheAromaofBooks.
TBR since June 15th. 2010; 626 pages
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Tineke @TheAromaofBooks did you see this? 8mo
TheAromaofBooks I totally missed this when you first posted, so thank you for tagging me again!!! At least this one is off the list! 😬 8mo
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Tineke
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Here are my #bookspin and #doublespin for September. I'm especially looking forward to the book by M.J. Arlidge.
Off to a new, hopefully great, month.
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! Good luck!!! 9mo
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