The Sunday Salon – a busy week

Have I been busy this week. Almost to busy to read. First of all it was my turn to write a blog in the first blogtour ever in the Netherlands. A tour concerning the book “Blijf bij ons” by Florence Tonk. A story about a dutch couple, Emma and Rogier, who emigrate to the Ukraine. Emma doesn’t like it at all until they buy a small “datsja” in the countryside. She decides to live there on her own. My blog is about the Ukraine itself and Tsjernobyl because to my experience the Ukraine is quite unknown to most people.

Last friday I’ve been setting up a photo-exhibition with some photofriends from fwg De Verbeelding. It took us about four hours to hang up all photos. But it looks great. For those of you living not to far away from Utrecht, the expo is in Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht, until januari 5th. This is one of my photos. Very colorful, isn’t it?

So I was really busy but of course I did read some books. I finished reading Rules of Civility, the great debut novel by Amor Towles. A mustread for everyone. I think it will be my number one this year. You can read my blog here if you like.

After finishing such a wonderful novel I always need some time before I’m ready to pick up a new book. Didn’t have that much time though. Next week we’re discussing The Concert Ticket by Olga Grushin in my bookclub and I haven’t read one letter yet. The story is about four members of a family who  really want to join a concert but it’s very hard to get tickets. I don’t know what to expect but it’s clear that I have to start reading today or I might as well stay home.

I already begun reading In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson. This is a non-fiction book about Berlin, 1933, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. The start is promising.

See you all next week. Picking up my book right now….

Unfortunately for english followers most of my blog this week are in dutch. A bilingual blog has got some disadvantages. Maybe Google Translate will help. Sorry.


14 Reacties to “The Sunday Salon – a busy week”

  1. Leeswammes Says:

    Very nice picture, Janny!

    You did have a busy week! I hope you’ll get your book finished for the book group.

  2. laurelrainsnow Says:

    Love the photo! In the Garden of Beasts sounds good to me, primarily because my eldest son is a photographer living in Berlin.


  3. Karen @ Scobberlotch Says:

    I want to read In the Garden of Beasts, too. You’ve done a lot more reading this week than I have! 🙂

  4. Laura Says:

    Sounds like you are reading some good stuff. I am interested in Rules of Civility. Hope you have a lovely week.

  5. unfinishedperson Says:

    I’m interested In The Garden of Beasts and would like to hear what you think of it…so if you share here on a Sunday Salon post, I’d like to hear it. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Nice to see new faces.

  6. Melissa W. Says:

    Love the photo! Hope the exhibition goes well for you!

  7. Maaike Says:

    Elma en ik gaan maandag even naar je foto’s kijken, als we naar de film Finnegan’s Wake gaan. Ben benieuwd!

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