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Karin & Frankie



Long read coming up. Yay for keeping my contacts occupied :D


The "unread books shelf" has gotten a make-over since february. Some new books added to the shelf (and finished again in the meantime), some books finished, and some books remained.


(ETA: strike-out = read. Italics = currently reading.)


On the shelf

01. Rebecca Wells - Divine Secrets of the Yaya Sisterhood

02. Peter Carey - Theft

03. Caprice Crane - Forget about it (chick-lit, meh)

04. Vladimir Nabokov - Lolita [to be re-read] *NEW!* <-- lol

05. Ken Kesey - One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

06. Michael Cunningham - Specimen Days

07. Keri Hulme - The Bone People *NEW!*

08. Banana Yoshimoto - Amrita *NEW!*

09. Elizabeth Gaskell - North & South

10. Carol Shields - Unless

11. Jeffrey Eugenides - The Virgin Suicides

12. Sue Monk Kidd - The Secret Life of Bees

13. Kazuo Ishiguro - Never Let me Go

14. Khaled Hosseini - A Thousand Splendid Suns *NEW!*

15. Isabel Allende - City of the Beasts

16. Haruki Murakami - Norwegian Wood *NEW!*

17. Kim Edwards - The Memory Keeper's Daughter

18. Azar Nafisi - Reading Lolita in Tehran

19. Paulo Coelho - Eleven Minutes

20. Banana Yoshimoto - Kitchen

21. Douglas Coupland - The Gum Thief (signed limited edition)

When I took this, I was reading:

22. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - The Little Prince (in French)

[Said French is très rusty, hence the dictionary below.]

23. Willy Vlautin - Northline *NEW!*


And of course, the current edition of frankie magazine, the most awesome magazine I've ever started reading (in New Zealand) sent to me by Vera :D




You see the jar to the immediate left of "Yaya Sisterhood"? That's the jar where I toss in some change every now and again, money which I use to buy a new book when I feel like it. There's about 11 euros in there now. The jar has sentimental value to me; a man I used to know and work for every saturday tossed change in there (for me) so I'd have a little extra money every once in a while. When he passed away quite suddenly in february '06, I kept this jar. And I kept its purpose.


And you also see the little yellow notes in front of "The Bone People" (Kerewin)? Those are vouchers Wil made for me. Back in February, he had the tendency to 'scrutinize' my book-buying addiction. While Mr. Zoetekouw himself buys a motherload of tractors for his ever growing miniature collection.

I thought, Wut, that shit ain't right ;) So we struck a deal: for every tractor above 15 euros he buys for his collection, I get a voucher saying I'm allowed to buy a book. I have three vouchers at this moment. Any recommendations? :P


If you read all this, kudos. And thanks.





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Taken on May 16, 2012