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The Bookclub: “And the mountains echoed” – Khaled Hosseini

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A couple of weeks ago we had another bookclub gathering. This time we discussed “And the mountains echoed”, a book I had been looking forward to reading. It is written by Khaled Hosseini.  Read on to find out what I thought about this book… and what the other bookclub members thought!

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The book club: ‘Afterwards’ – Rosamund Lupton

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Last week you could read about my mixed feelings about ‘The life-changing magic of tidying up’ and this week I will tell you a bit more about the third book we read with our book club: ‘Afterwards’ from Rosamund Lupton.

I looked forward to reading this book as the summary really appealed to me… so read on the see what I thought about it!

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The bookclub: Symposium “Jane Austen – Fiction and Fame”

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The hall of the University Library, in which we were welcomed and where we had our lunch.

OK, so I promised you a post about Antwerp museums, but that will have to wait for another week I suppose… because today I want to tell you about an outing I had last Saturday! I went to Utrecht for an entire day of lectures about Jane Austen…

Are you as much of a Jane Austen fan as I am? Read on I’d say 🙂

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The book club: ‘Not without you’ – Alan and Irene Brogan

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A couple of months ago, a colleague of mine came up with the idea of a book club. Soon we found some kindred spirits and a couple of weeks later we had our first meeting. In this post you could read all about the why’s and how’s of our book club.

Well… last Sunday we had our second gathering where we discussed the first book on our list: ‘Not without you’ by Alan and Irene Brogan. Below you can read all about our first real book club meeting! Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s quote : Maeve Binchy

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‘I don’t have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turning into confident ducks’ – Maeve Binchy

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My collection of Maeve Binchy books…

I always look forward to the end of October… then the book fair in Antwerp sets up its tents in Antwerp Expo and every year I count the days until I can visit it… a day of strolling through 4 halls of book stands, browsing here, sniffing there (oh yes I sniff my books !!),… At the end of the day I look at the books I wrote down on my list and then I start buying those that I really want. This has been my routine for more than 25 years now I’ve come to think of it !

Read more about this quote (and my addiction to Maeve Binchy books) !