Diana (Wilkiec) loves to read in 2014, Page 12
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If we were characters in books
Who would write the words
That fact in fiction truth forsook.
Earthen axis trembled, shook
Facing a storyline absurd
In which we were characters in books
Writer's cramp those words get stuck
Leaving only platitudes to be averred
When fact in fiction truth forsook.
A crestfallen page askance to look
Upon lines unspoken and so unheard
As if we were mere characters in books.
Volumes we spied upon shelves we took
And its chapters the sensibilities stirred
Though fact in fiction truth forsook
Truth will die and have no luck
When falsehood once recurred;
If we were characters in books
And fact in fiction truth forsook.
For the esteemed Ms. Diana 14/5/14
Son B has his final exams. There are five done, three to go!
1. The Path Between the Seas - David McCullough 8/10, 702 p.
2. Liever rechtop sterven dan op je knieën leven - Abraham Moszkowicz 6/10, 272 p.
3. Don't Look Back - Karin Fossum 8/10, 432 p.
4. Dust and Shadow - Lyndsay Faye 6/10, 352 p.
5. Opperlans! - Hugo Brandt Corstius a.k.a. Battus 7/10, 676 p.
6. The Redeemer - Jo Nesbo 8/10, 592 p.
7. Er ist wieder da - Timur Vermes 4/10, 400 p.
8. Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel 6/10, 674 p.
9. Toen ik je zag - Isa Hoes 8/10, 284 p.
10. The Snowman - Jo Nesbo 8/10, 586 p.
11. The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides 6/10, 288 p.
12. De Verenigde Staten in de Twintigste Eeuw - Maarten van Rossem 7/10, 514 p.
Pages read in January: 5672
13. Jack Sheppard - William Ainsworth 8/10, 584 p.
14. The Art of Fielding - Chad Harbach 7/10, 724 p.
15. Imperium - Robert Harris 9/10, 496 p.
16. Maisie Dobbs - Jacqueline Winspear 8/10, 320 p.
17. The Rehearsal - Eleanor Catton 5/10, 336 p.
18. MS van binnenuit - Ad Bakx 2/10, 144 p.
19. The Brutal Telling - Louise Penny 6/10, 512 p.
20. Het Marco-effect - Jussi Adler-Olsen 7/10, 512 p.
21. Overleverigheid - Leo Vroman 8/10, 142 p.
22. Het andere heelal - Leo Vroman 8/10, 238 p.
23. The Secret Speech - Tom Rob Smith 8/10, 690 p.
Pages read in February: 4698
24. Bush is dom en 37 andere clichés over Amerika - Frans Verhagen, 6/10, 208 p.
25. Big Brother - Lionel Shriver, 9/10, 488 p.
26. Macbeth heeft echt geleefd - Pieter Steinz, 7/10, 240 p.
27. Bury your Dead - Louise Penny, 7/10, 652 p.
28. Trackers - Deon Meyer, 6/10, 736 p.
29. Whatever you Love - Louise Doughty, 8/10, 384 p.
30. Beijing Coma - Ma Jian, 6/10, 670 p.
31. The Sleepwalkers - Christopher Clark, 9/10, 736 p.
32. A Left-Handed History of the World - Ed Wright, 6/10, 256 p.
33. Agent Zigzag - Ben Macintyre, 8/10, 384 p.
34. Eating Animals - Jonathan Safran Foer, 4/10, 352 p.
Pages read in March: 5106
35. The Guns of August - Barbara Tuchman, 8/10, 658 p.
36. Australians: Origins to Eureka - Thomas Keneally, 10/10, 760 p.
37. Voodoo Histories - David Aaronovitch, 5/10, 372 p.
38. Misschien wisten zij alles - Toon Tellegen, 8/10, 634 p.
39. The Light Years - Elizabeth Jane Howard, 10/10, 594 p.
40. De Amerikaanse geschiedenis in een notendop - Jan van Opheusden, 7/10, 174 p.
41. Verzamelde gedichten - Lucebert, 8/10, 912 p.
42. Restoration - Rose Tremain, 6/10, 432 p.
43. Merivel: A Man of his Time - Rose Tremain, 7/10, 384 p.
44. A Trick of the Light - Louise Penny, 8/10, 616 p.
45. Poetin - Wierd Duk, 8/10, 98 p.
46. Brain on Fire - Susannah Cahalan, 9/10, 288 p.
Pages read in April: 5922
- The Light Years - Elizabeth Jane Howard
- Big Brother - Lionel Shriver
- Whatever you Love - Louise Doughty
- Imperium - Robert Harris
- Jack Sheppard - William Ainsworth
- Gulag: A History - Anne Applebaum
- Australians: Origins to Eureka - Thomas Keneally
- Complications - Atul Gawande
- Brain on Fire - Susannah Cahalan
- Peter the Great - Robert K. Massie
- Poetin - Wierd Duk
- The Sleepwalkers - Christopher Clark
- The Guns of August - Barbara Tuchman
Fortunately, the weather is great and there's cycling on TV, another race with mountains in the Giro. Yeah!
Happy new thread and happy Sunday.
Pain-free would be awesome, but not realistic. Less pain would be nice though ;-)
Happy New Thread!!
Very ill and miserable, high fevers. No computer-time, sorry guys.
My heart goes out to you. Know that I'm thinking of you.
Sorry to hear about the acting up of the optic nerve issue as well as the MS. Neither would fun alone, but together I imagine it takes some steely deep-digging. Wishing you a speedy recovery with the former and an easing of symptoms with the latter.
Take good care.
I'm so sorry about your long-term health problems. I have macular degeneration and am reading as fast as I can as long as I can. Thankfully, it is the slow onset type and is only in one eye so far. I'm also thankful for audiobooks! I hope your week end finds you with less pain in your life.
Oh and by the way thank you so much for the lovely thought in putting my poem to you at the top of your thread. I am honoured my dear but would swap the honour to have you back free from pain and whizzing through the threads as always.
The Dutch won with 5-1. I still don't believe it...
Tomorrow your team will play Ecuador. I'll cheer for the Swiss of course!
Are you able to follow the Dauphiné and the Tour de Switzerland? Christopher Froome is acting very strong.
The Dutch women will play the Australians in a moment; the Dutch men will play the Australians tomorrow :-)
The sports are going well this weekend; The Dutch women are world champion hockey, yeah!
54. What Alice Forgot - Liane Moriarty
Alice wakes up on the floor of the gym with a nasty bump to her head, thinking she's still a fun-loving twenty-nine-year-old starting life with her gorgeous husband and pregnant with their first baby.
To her disbelief, it soon transpires the fall has knocked ten years from her memory and she is actually an uptight thirty-nine-year-old whose idea of a good time is a three-hour workout followed by committee meetings with the kind of women she used to despise. How on earth did her life come to this? And more disturbingly, how can she not remember giving birth to three children? Why does her husband suddenly hate her? And what can Alice possibly have done that means her beloved sister will barely speak to her?
This book by an Australian author was a fairly easy read, not very original or surprising, but I enjoyed it and had a good time reading it.
55. In memoriam mijzelf - J. Slauerhoff
An anthology of Dutch poetry by J. Slauerhoff.
Actually, I don't feel better at all, but I can read sometimes. Big hugs to you xx
Happy weekend and lots of good wishes for improved health.
And I watched sports, sports and more sports! Football, of course and my favourite, the Tour de France :-)
Tomorrow and Saturday the Alps.
We're unsure about some loved people and wait for more news.
Had enough of war, disasters, ill-health and tragedy this year to last a couple of lifetimes. My spirits have been very low recently but I am slowly climbing that slope to be in a better place.
I trust that you are coping with your condition with your customary good cheer - the group loves and needs you, my dear and I look forward to your return eagerly. Have a lovely weekend. xx
I've got from Diana the following PM which she allow me to post here.
In August, I was involved in a car accident. I was waiting at the traffic light, when a van came crashing into my car with 80 km/h.
Since then, I can't do computer screens, reading, music or anything 'wild' anymore, because of my neck, head and back. I hope to be able to return some day.
I don't usually follow cycling, but I heard he's doing well, on the BBC World Service. It's nice to see someone flying the flag for the UK - especially since we still are united ;0)
ETA sorry - thought I'd post here, since I know you're a fan of cycling :0)
Sooooo, Diana if you're having someone read your posts to you, know that I am hoping and praying that you will soon be back to computing, reading, music and all things "wild" sooner than you think. Very gentle hug!
I am keeping you in my prayers and thoughts and hoping you have a full recovery.
Gentle hugs from a new LT friend.....
Ik hoorde net van Barbara/Ameise over je autoongeluk! Vreslijk! Ik hoop dat je je snel beter gaat voelen en heel veel sterkte en beterschap
Sorry to hear about your accident. I do hope you recover completely soon!
I am so sorry to read about your accident and I also hope that things are improving for you. Wish you a lovely Sunday.
Read any good books lately?
I really hope next year will bring you good things!
Merry Christmas, Diana, and a joyful Happy New Year in which you are much, much, much healthier!
Connie, I'm so happy to have made your acquaintance this year. I'm wishing us both better health in 2015.
Merry Christmas and God's Blessings to you and your family, Diana! I pray that you are recovering from your accident, and I hope that you're able to rejoin us in 2015.
May all your wishes come true and hopefully I'll see you posting again in 2015.
Hoping things improve vastly, and we see you over in the 2015 group soon.