I’m almost halfway The Following Story and really liking it. Right before I stopped for this 1st status update I stumbled unto something that inspired David Mitchell to use in his latest novel, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet! Tomorrow my favourite author is being interviewed about his book and research of Japan in the Sieboldhuis, but I won’t be attending because of the readathon :\

I haven’t read for all of the two and a half hours since the readathon started: I had to take a break to make cream cheese icing for my carrot cake — which is delicious by the way. I’ve found the perfect recipe! Slice anyone? :)

Homemade carrot cake!

Mini Challenge: Back in the Day Childrens Books

My copy of De Ongelofelijke ReisMiss Wisabus mini-challenge ‘Back in the Day Childrens Books‘ asks after favourite books from when we were young. Ha! I’ve already posted about that a while ago! I absolutely loved The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford, a thrilling story for an animal addict lover like myself! :)

This year our first niece and nephew turned 10, just the age I had been waiting for! I gave this childhood treasure as a present to them both (which is only available second hand these days). One of them even called to tell us how great it was!

Status report

24 Hour Read-a-thon24 Hour Read-a-thonTime period: 14:00 – 16.30

Currently reading: Het volgende verhaal (The Following Story) by Cees Nooteboom

Total of time read: 1 hrs 22 mins
Total amount of pages read: 42 pages

Books finished: 0 books
Mini-challenges participated in: 2 (Back in the Day Childrens Books, Indie Books)

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