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Bookbits for August 18th, 2015

Awards!  Just before my summer vacation, the always excellent Carnegie Medal and Kate Greenaway Medal were awarded, for children’s book writing and illustration, respectively.   The Carnegie went to Buffalo Soldier by Tanya Landman and the Kate Greenaway to Shackleton’s Journey …

What We're Reading August 2015

What We’re Reading

Or, In Which Our New Colleague Daniele Makes His First Appearance. Tiemen: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. Immensely fun space opera that doesn’t, for once, revolve around massive space battles and explosions. Lynn:  Lila by …

Armada - Ernest Cline

What We’re Reading

Or, In Which We Don’t Want Purple Or Pink On Our Covers Maarten: Just finished Het behouden huis by W. F. Hermans (in this beautifully published Literaire Pocket/Bezige Bij edition, designed by K. Beunis), Het Nutteloze Kennisparadijs by Martin van Neck, and Albertus …

Purity - Jonathan Franzen

What We’re Reading

Or, In Which Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) and Dutch Authors Make A Strong Showing JeroenW: Bonita Avenue by Peter Buwalda.  Bought this on impulse from our neighbours at Van Stockum*.  I’ve read the first 50 pages or so and thus far …

The Fatal Eggs - Michael Bulgakov

What We’re Reading

Or, In Which We Collectively Display Quite A Breadth of Genres Read   Martijn: Personal by Lee Child.  Jack Reacher is doing his thing again.  Must be well past 50, but it doesn’t bother him in the slightest. Pleun: The Cellar …