The Books: I haven’t felt much like blogging or reading lately, though having said that I did finish reading three books last week. All of them Dutch books in translation, some more enjoyable than others. So perhaps it is not so much what I actually do, but that I feel blah thinking about it. Consequently, writing reviews has not been the best thing this past week. Sadly, my last pre-scheduled post went up on Tuesday, and so I have little to fall back on. Perhaps in a few days I will feel inspired to write all the reviews.
I am currently in the middle of two books. One of them is The Color Purple by Alice Walker, which I am reading for Liburuak’s readalong. I can see how this book will provide many topics for discussion, but at the same time I keep thinking how I am ever to write a post about it, since it tackles such complicated matters.
The second book I am reading is It‘s a Wonderful Life by Jesse Goossens. It has been wonderful to discover that in the past year, Lemniscaat USA has been releasing a high number of Dutch children and teen books in translation. Goossens’ novel for teens, about a girl who goes on holiday to family friends in the US, while all her friends are off partying at Salau, is one of the titles I requested from Netgalley. The book is fun, but since this is a proof copy there are also quite a few mistakes in the text, which are distracting at times. I keep thinking if they were corrected before being published. I can’t imagine they weren’t. I just have to figure out a way to find out.
The tea: I am drinking another herbal blend, this time with orange and kiwi flavour. Now that it is spring (though you wouldn’t say it was with the crazy amount of rain we have been experiencing in the Netherlands) I am starting to become addicted to the lighter more fruity blends.
Do they go together? “Light and fruity” does not really cover the complicated subject matter of The Color Purple. However, it fits It’s a Wonderful Life to some extent, though that novel tackles some more difficult themes as well.
Thursday Tea is a weekly meme organised by Anastasia of Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog.