Ester: Lover Mine – J. R. Ward
Hans: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Douglas Adams
Hayley: Quirkology: The Curious Science of Everyday Lives – Richard Wiseman
Ilse: Hoog sensitieve personen – Elaine Aron (in English: The Highly Sensitive Person)
JeroenE: The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin – Masha Gessen
JeroenW: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell – Suzanna Clarke
Jesse: Swamplandia! – Karen Russell
Jilles: A Reliable Wife – Robert Goolrick and Agatha Christie and the Eleven Missing Days – Jared Cade
Jitse: In the Shadow of the Sword – Tom Holland
Karin: Gathering Blue – Lois Lowry
Klaartje: Lord of the Flies – William Golding and The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders – John E. Sarno
Lynn: The Keep – Jennifer Egan
Our Not-Irritating-Maarten-Of-The-No-Lists: Het spoor van de eenhoorn: De geschiedenis van een dier dat niet bestaat – Willem Gerritsen
Marten: Byzantium: The Surprising Life of a Medieval Empire – Judith Herrin
Nadine: That’s What I Am – Avo Kaplanian
Nicki: Demons Are Forever – Xenia Alexiou & Kim Baldwin
Nyjolene: The End of Illness – David B. Agus
PeterH: Blood Meridian – Cormac McCarthy
Renate: Say Her Name – Francisco Goldman and Farther Away – Jonathan Franzen
Sander: De Kapellekensbaan – Louis Paul Boon (in English: Chapel Road)
Sara: Before I Go To Sleep – S. J. Watson
Sigrid: The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee’s, Farm Fields and the Dinner Table – Tracie McMillan
Simone: Hush Money – Robert B. Parker
Sophie: Quicksilver – Neal Stephenson
Steven: Shockaholic – Carrie Fisher and And Here’s the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Top Humor Writers on Their Craft – Mike Sacks
Tom: Mother Tongue – Bill Bryson
Archive for the ‘Peter’ Category
Ester: Lover Mine – J. R. Ward
Five Newly Arrived Titles from the Consciousness and Spirituality Sections:
- Hayley: An Utterly Impartial History of Britain: (or 2000 Years of Upper Class Idiots in Charge) by John O’Farrell; The Old Man And The Sea by Ernest Hemingway; Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
- Tiemen: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace; HhhH by Laurent Binet (still not available in English at the moment, for those who are wondering)
- Femke: The Bond - Connecting Through The Space Between Us by Lynne McTaggart
- Peter L: Very Bad Men by Harry Dolan
- Peter H: Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
- Mark: Hitchcock by Francois Truffaut
- Renate: The Sense of An Ending by Julian Barnes; Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
- Tjeerd: Voices by Arnaldur Indridason
- Jeroen W: The Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges
- Luke: The Book of Longing by Leonard Cohen
- Aviva: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot; How To Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog by Chad Orzel
- Pleun: Zomerhuis met Zwembad by Herman Koch
Jeroen: In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise by George Prochnik
Max: Life by Keith Richards; The Big Payback: The History of the Business of Hip-Hop by Dan Charnas; Last Shop Standing : Whatever Happened to Record Shops? by Graham Jones; Deep Soul Ballads: From Sam Cooke to Stevie Wonder by Laurence Cole
In a series of interviews conducted by ABC’s Maria Minaya, we’re going to introduce you to (almost) everyone who works at The American Book Centers in Amsterdam and The Hague.
Books form an integral part of our lives not only because they’re our bread and butter, but because our passion for them came first. Our mission is to pass them on. By reading these interviews you’ll discover the faces behind your favorite sections and get a glimpse of who we are.
What was your favorite food as a kid and what did you hate?
Favorite: steak and kidney pudding. My grandmother use to make it. Hated: eggs in all forms, except when just an ingredient.
Were you read to as a child?
Yes, but the memory is vague. I went through a few phases of reading at about 10, 12 and 14 years of age. Liked it then. But not much now. Reading made me feel like I was disappearing and I didn’t like that. I liked being in the here and now.
Did you have books in your house while growing up?
Yes, books we’d received as gifts, some old novels that had been handed down through the family. And we visited the local lending library.
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