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Culture Crash by Scott Timberg
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De repetitie by Eleanor Catton
De repetitie
by Eleanor Catton
read in May, 2015
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Twijfel. Vind ik dit boek nu 2 of 3 sterren waard? De uiteindelijke doorslag komt wanneer ik met mijn muis boven het vak My Rating zweef. Goodreads laat dan bij 2 sterren 'it was ok' zien en bij 3 sterren 'liked it'. En nee, als eindoordeel zou ik er ...more
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Sag Harbor by Colson Whitehead
Sag Harbor
by Colson Whitehead
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read in February, 2015
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Geachte heer M. by Herman Koch
Geachte heer M.
by Herman Koch
read in January, 2015
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Toen dit boek uitkwam had ik geen aandrang om het te gaan lezen. Het Diner was tot dan toe mijn enige gelezen Koch en zo enthousiast was ik daar niet over. Maar ja, toen zag ik M. ineens in de iTunes bookstore staan voor 3,,- en viel er één argument ...more
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Waarover ik praat als ik over hardlopen praat by Haruki Murakami
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Tussendagen by Andrew  Porter
Tussendagen
by Andrew Porter (Goodreads Author)
read in October, 2014
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Een gezin waarmee het niet zo lekker gaat. Dat is in het kort waar het hierom gaat. Wil je er fris in en je start nietsvermoedend bij de eerste pagina van het e-book dan word je onaangenaam verrast: een synopsis waar zo'n beetje alles in staat behalv ...more
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The Murder of Halland by Pia Juul
The Murder of Halland
by Pia Juul
read in September, 2014
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Okay, I'll be honest: I hardly ever read detectives. Not because it's not in line with my principles but simply because I can't be bothered with the work that comes with it. I already have a daytime job and solve problems on a regular basis there.

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The Unknowns by Gabriel  Roth
The Unknowns
by Gabriel Roth
read in September, 2014
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Writing and funny. I do not encounter that combination too often. But this book had me laughing out loud from page 1. And I was highlighting memorable quotes as if I was preparing for an exam.

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“- en nu wist ze ook al evenveel van hem als hij van haar: dat hij voor de bioscoop een studio had gehad en daarvoor roadie was geweest. Behalve dan dat hij een Fender had viel er over hem verder niets te vertellen.”
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“Een geboorte of een huwelijk mag dan een belangrijke gebeurtenis zijn, maar het garandeert geen plaats in het geheugen.' De hersens, een zeef.
'Knoop dat in uw oren: niets is zeker. Zeker is niets.”
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“Kids like teachers who are good at teaching, but teaching is difficult, so a lot of teachers settle for being friendly.”
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“It’s hard not to empathize with the mayor’s anger, given the injustices he’d suffered, but righteous anger rarely leads to wise policy.”
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