If so, put it there to your wishlist and let me know that. Do you know it? Lovely pictures and so colourful! I seldom read books by Dutch writers. I don't know why exactly. They don't appeal to me I think. There are some interesting Dutch authors. I have sometimes similar feelings towards Swiss authors - then I read a book by such an author and I am pretty much positively impressed. Schuller - Dies ist das erste Buch, das ich im vierten Quartal meines Lebens geschrieben habe. Emily, a lecturer for English literature researching Emily Dickinson, escapes from her Dutch home and strands in rural Wales, near Mt.
She rents a small cottage, thinks something about Dickinson's work, and explores the house and its surroundings. Later we find out that she has some terminal illness. Her husband tries to find her and also travels to Wales. A book rich on descriptions of daily chores and the landscape and animals around the cottage. A badger appearing during day light, geese which get less and less in numbers, a stone circle, a young man who wants to publish a book about a hiking route leading through her lands Slow motion in a world which gets smaller every day A popular politician is found dead in his office in Basel - but his business and party partners moved him there from a prostitute's apartment in order to protect his and the party's reputation.
There is something very fishy about these business partners, but what? Well written. Hej Barbara, thanks for looking over to Basel from Paris Hi Paul, it's been a while since I last visited your thread. I hope you and your family are well. Btw, I waved when driving through under Basel, but didn't see anyone waving back. Maybe you were reading?
- The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
- Laikonik Express.
- Nie ’n trouman nie (Afrikaans Edition);
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A hotel manager is found hanging from a roof beam by a mentally handicapped young man. Is he the killer? The journalist Frank Bachmann starts to investigated for his journal. What dark secrets are there in this small Bavarian village?? The plot is good, but some things are far-fetched and some characters are a hazy. I finished another old book proofreading for wikisource. A medical doctor examines and commentates the new law for factory workers which a commission prepared for the Swiss government. How long should a working day be, 10 or 11 hours?
Should women be allowed to work in factories? How old should the children be when working in a factory, 13 or 14? How should the emission of dust and 'air condition' be? Should there be compulsory health insurance fro factory workers? Intersting document of the time These sources are excellent. We just passed through Basel on our way to and from our destination and since the traffic's mainly underground, we saw very little of Basel. That's why the Swiss Economic Archive makes the effort of making it available online.
Maybe your companions are interested in free German or English books? One of our turtles is laying eggs. Pity they don't survive, for one they are both females and their eggs are not fertilized and the climate here is not warm enough. When disturbed they stop laying eggs and then they are uneasy and look for another place to dig a whole - hard work.
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It takes them almost an hour to lay all their eggs. So we watched from the balcony and didn't go into the garden. An adventure in a far away future on a far away planet: Owain learns that his father is not his real father and sets out to find out who he is. He was brought to the carpenter by somebody from the royal court. On the way he is rescued by a young lady and her escort from the highwaymen who robbed him. Then they travel to the capital to find out about themselves and the heir of the kingdom not Owain, that would have been too simple.
An easy readable book for teenagers. A children's book, about Tick, Trick and Track visiting their grandma and never helping on the farm during their stay Coming of age in the Caribbean and in South London. Teh first person narrator tells of his growing up in Guayana, his Indian background finding a disadvantage compared with the whites but also an advantage compared with the blacks. He then has the possibility to go to his father in London.
But then he was handed over to the social welfare. But he wants to achieve something in life, learns hard and gets a place at Oxford. Problems and ideas, obstracles and lucky moments of a group of different youth, all trying to find into adulthood - and into the world. The author himself comes from Guayana, and so there are some autiobiographical aspects in it. Travers - Wenn du den Kirschbaumweg suchst, so brauchst du nur den Schutzmann an der Strassenkreuzung zu fragen.
Clair Robson - Achtzehnhundertsechsunddreissig war ein ereignisloses Jahr. What I mainly did during the last weeks in LT was cataloguing my bookmarks. Oh, I love the Inspector Jury's series. Happy Weekend, Paul. So, you are back from your holidays - with many good memories, I guess. Have a good start into the new week. Yes, we are back and already the first school week behind me. Wishing you good week ahead, too. Since our kids are out of school I keep forgetting when school holidays start or end.
A neighbor is a teacher, too she also studied at the same teacher's seminary in Wettingen as I did , and she got retired now. I asked another neighbor also a teacher about the new curriculum Lehrplan 21 and she just said, 'Well, we still teach wir geben immer noch Schule '.
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Here they now started with that. No, we haven't started yet with LP I'm involved with studying it since the last two years. So I know it rather good. Your nrighbour is right. We'll teach as we have done the last couple of years. I guess I'll ask the neighbor again in a few weeks Wow, I love the CHinese one - even if I can't read it.
Really neat! The Chinese one is silk, the Arabic is stitched on some fabric - which makes your comparison with a circuit board quite plausible. Somewhere in one of the boxes that got moved from the old one to the new one I have a collection of bookmarks that I've found in donated books over the years. There are some interesting ones. I had to look at the books and decide to keep them or not. At first I got rid of all the bookmarks and other stuff which was in the books but then I started collecting the interesting ones.
When they downsized my job I asked about that collection and they wanted to throw it away, so I could take it with me. He has to look into illegal employment, to save cats from trees, and warn the market traders of the EU inspectors - and has to oversee the marches for the national holidays. But then an Algerian immigrant, an old man who faught with the French in Vietnam and Algeria, is brutally murdered. What is behind the murder? Who was this Hamid whose son is teaching their kids in school?
A frustrated woman in Paris tells her story from being in an monastery school, to marrying 'the next best' as her friend puts it , her life and work as wife and co-worker of her husband in a kiosk. Interesting reflections on living with lies and false expectations. Not exactly my genre, but I got it from a colleague from the library.
She speaks Norwegian and so I got her two Norwegian novels and she gave me this French novel. A Korean manga. A poor, simple fisher, Baik Il Hong, lives in peace on an island. But one day headhunters appear on the island who want to catch him. He looks and speaks like a simpleton but his movements and his strength is a big challenge for the hunters. Fun to read a manga for change. I love all your bookmarks. I would be lost without them and therefore I buy always new ones wherever I am. I've read four so far and will continue to do so.
Happy Sunday, Paul. I think, I only bought two bookmarks, all the others I found in old books. That was my 2nd Bruno mystery. I started with Grand Cru , and I have two more of the series. Balthasar Rauch returns home to Southern Germany after the war, together with other refugees he wants to start a new life. Among the refugees are many Hungarians, one of calls himself 'Zriny', making himself a descendant of this noble family, but his behavior is not so noble A short story about people trying to life a new life after war.
As always, I so appreciate your lovely photos! I've added Reading Woman to be tbr pile. What a lovely family! Thanks for sharing your thread topper. I really like the "ready to read" ones. The touchstone isn't working properly, I guess you put Women Who Read are Dangerous to your pile : The oldest daughter was missing. Last Sunday we had a baptism service in the River Rhine, six young people were baptized. Enjoying a glass of red wine at sunset.
Fewer people opted for the lake this year because they'd been having some reports of electric shocks in the water due to a problem at one of the marinas. Most people just do the baptistry at church. Beautiful sunset. The church in Riehen has no baptistry in the building. I was baptised in the river Reuss. The refugee crisis is worse now. Then there were basically uprooted people from neighbouring countries on the run and there were no organized refugee smugglers around. And the refugees were happy to work for their food and did not have any money when they came.
Greeks told me of the attitude of some of the refugees who come to their shores that these heard back home that they should go to houses with crosses and they will receive everything for free. This attitude to get everything for free from Europe We heard in church today about Christians in the Northern Iraq who are persecuted by their fellow citizens but have no money to pay for their trip through Turkey to Europe In the Caritas shop I work we see more and more refugees who came from Eritrea, they paid large sums for coming here.
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But what I am also concerned about are those who have no money to escape from their country and therefore receive no help. What I also wonder is what the Red Crescent Societies are doing. The Red Cross is not allowed to work everywhere but the Red Crescent doesn't have enough resources I think there are so many things going on here that it's impossible to find answers to all the open questions.
What holds the future for those refugees making it here? Suki is an American-South Korean she has the same name as my wife journalist who goes to North Korea in order to teach English to North Korean elite students. She is not allowed to speak Korean with the students and she cannot correct the lies of the regime - when students tell her that everywhere in the world there are Juche-study-centers sponsored by each government, she cannot tell them the truth about the isolated situation of North Korea. When there are outings with other teachers there are always minders accompanying them - and she even has to pay their travel fees and meals.
Students do not understand the concept of individual decisions, or taxes, or paying for electricity or hospitals as the poor Americans have to, since their Great Leader provides all that for them. Each English lesson had to been approved in advance by their 'counterparts', down to the single wording of exercises. She describes the live in a total closed society where one starts to censor oneself for fear of exclusion from the close knitted relationships.
A fascinating but very depressing read. How can one stand that system for half a year as Suki did? Gives a good personal insight into that foreign world without any freedom. Then he dies unexpectedly in old palazzo in Venice. An English servant of the couple also disappears shortly before the Lord dies. The widow of this servant starts to ask around An old mystery, first published A sad chapter of Swiss history: the persecution of the Anabaptists.
The story was published in , so the years previous was when the story took place. The pastor checked old documentations and then wrote this story about Ulli and Anni Steiner. So Anni had to leave. Thousands were deported on galleys, beheaded, burnt, or forced into exile A tragic story with a happyend for the Steiners based on old documents.
And, I like the fact that the youth pastor is encouraging young people to read. Some young people had 'only' an online Bible and he encouraged them t get the 'real thing'.
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A play with songs in Bernese German. A poor family, a day laborer, has to leave their little house because they couldn't pay their debt to the rich farmer anymore. They should leave the village as it often happened back then before in Switzerland. But the daughter of the rich farmer is in love with a farm hand and she founds out about the foul play of her father The set reminded me a bit of Bollywood movies: poor guy loves a rich girl, beautiful mountains as scenery, every-so-often the characters sing a song with dancing, and a happy ending.
The author also wrote the music for the play. He was a pastor in the Reformed church.
I had to guess some of the dialect words because they are not in use anymore, otherwise an enjoyable read. Lady Edgware wants to get rid of her husband in order to marry another one - and that she tells everyone. So when gets killed she is the prime suspect - but she has an alibi being at a party with a dozen other people Typical Poirot with his monologue at the end telling averybody how clever he was in entangling the mystery and the false trails other laid out for him. Mrs Kim from North Korea is here in Basel at the moment.
She is a refugee who fled the North Korean 'Paradise'. Her father was imprisoned because her grandfather was a Christian she didn't know then what that is. And then they had to leave the capital Pyongyang and were moved into a small village. Later when the country's economy collapsed and the 'Great Leader' wasn't anymore able to feed the people. She told of people eating human flesh. Then they tried to flee to China. But they were captured.
Her husband died in prison, she was let go, only skin and bones, too weak to walk, she to crawl. In the new village she received placenta to eat from a friendly neighbour. Later she fled with her youngest son to China and lived there underground because the Chinese deport every Korean back to North Korea. Her daughter escaped on a different route and was captured by traffickers and sold to a rich Chinese.
She then became a Christian in China. She experienced the love and mercy of other Christians. Someone she even doesn't know paid for her escape through Laos to Thailand only there she was able to go to a South Korean embassy and ask for asylum. Since about 4 years she now lives in South Korea. Her daughter was allowed to visit her in South Korea and then went back to her husband and child in China now with a South Korean passport.
A heart breaking story, but filled with the God's grace. North Korea is a truly godless nation - and therefore the most human. Mankind on its own. We went up to Mt Pilate yesterday and had the privilege to use 4 different systems of transport with 5 different carriages: -- Aerial gondola aerial cableway -- steepest cogwheel railway of the world boat I forgot to take a picture of the bus bringing us back.
My wife fell in love with it when we first went up there ages ago. The North Korean lady was also very much taken in by that mountain. We took the 'Golden Tour' around. It was a bit cloudy and windy but otherwise a fine day. Pilatus in the clouds great panorama Jungfrau et al. Happy weekend, Paul. An evangelistic booklet about Christ's saving deed and our responsibility to answer. I try to find our what Ernst Gilgen actually did. But the homepage of Adullam gives Jakob Vetter as founder in but he died in , inforel gives Ernst Gilgen as founder in , another sources speaks of of the 'start' of Adullam.
So I get hold of every book I can find written by EG. A dramatic adventure of this dear deer. An interesting description of animal life. Worth reading, not just for children. I always though that 'Bambi' is just a German word for a rehkitz. Nom Lexxi mentioned the novel Bambi published wherein Bambi is used as a girl's name the rehkitz is male , Duden. I now wrote to the German departement here and asked gthem. I hope they give me a useful answer A Danish detective story. Jan and his friend are on holidays near the sea.
Another guest in the hotel has tried to smuggle a genuine Rembrandt into Denmark. His secretary doesn't talk at all. Strange people. An easy, predictable story, but a fun read I read most Jan books as a child. Couldn't stop reading them. I'm still investigating new-to-me threads, so this is the first time I've stopped at yours.
I like your book marks. Re-reading them now is also a pleasure - predictable stories but enjoyably written. I am pleased when others enjoy my contributions. Thanks for the Kudos I first had to look up the word, I didn't know it. Me, too, I have a lot of make shift book marks. But those I scan and put in here are those I received as 'left-overs' in old books, look like book marks, and were actually used as such. I don't buy any bookmarks. Another detective story from my childhood. Edward Morton Jack's younger brother is kidnapped and the kidnappers demand that his father flies with his private plane over Denmark in order to throw the ransom at a special spot Since Jack is a classmate of Jan and Erling, Jan mobilizes the whole class and other boys and they go hunting the kidnappers Trees walking off across the fields in fury naked in the spark of lightning.
Same to you, Barbara. Are you getting up early tomorrow morning in order to sea the lunar eclipse? I've a busy day ahead and would need enough sleep. Bambi marries a poor, unpractical would-be-playwriter out of the urge to help him. She then start to write herself but does not tell him. A lovely tale, originally published I read because of the name Bambi - is that a English, German, or Italian name, originally?
Or did the American and the Austrian authors each make up that name for their heroes a young woman and a male rehkitz? Who thinks clearly, is smarter! Wilson - Es war ein Oktobertag im Jahre Little Red Riding Hood is delivering a cake to her grandma but the wolf is hungry for both The Grimm version of the originally French fairy tale. Everybody in our household was awake than and we had a big discussion about the colour I woke up too late, so I missed the Bloodmoon. A fascinating phanomenon. Offred lives in a bleak world in a near future where women are not allowed to live freely.
She is a handmaid - given to her master because she should bear him an heir. Like or Brave New World but the character Offred was not so much taking me in as the heroes in the other such dystopias. An interesting story but a bit a flat character. I read it because I was given the hint that the book ends with a question mark - and I first thought that that was only an appendix not belonging to the story.
I know better now. But it was worthwhile reading the whole book. Three stories about Jan and Erling helping the police to solve different crimes Notice we are both a bit down in terms of book additions this year, Paul. You still are outdoing me though as RL and a more careful purse-string combines to have me a little more careful this year. Wishing you a great weekend. The books are coming in but I am more busy cataloguing my bookmarks, and room for books is getting sparse. They asked questions about languages in the Language Centre of the University of Basel.
They told I was the only one of the participants who had all answers right 12 different questions. That gives me the opportunity to actually buy a book : Wish you a good weekend, too. But then Russians come to him and ask to transfer all his businesses to someone else.
His house is burnt down and he goes on a journey to find out who is behind all that and to take care of it. The plot and the characters are flat. The reading can be fun because he often quotes sentences from different literary of folklore texts, Finnish, Karelian, Russian, Estonian, German, Nestor Burma, the private eye, has nothing to do and therefore goes on a roller coaster. Somebody tries to throw him overboard but he is stronger and thus wins.
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