Thursday, September 20, 2007


Hi ladies!!!
First I want a big big applause for Bonnie, for rallying us to join here. I cancelled my Oprah membership a month ago, and I hate to gloat, but.......I do! LOL! It's such a shame she is pushing old members out like this; but hey..who needs Oprah? We can do this too you know!
I don't read much these days, one book at a time, and that one book may take weeks. I joined this group for old times' sake. It's nice to meet the Book Buddies and Islanders again. And even if I don't read much, I can still connect with y'all. And that's my main goal right now.
For those who never heard of me: I am Dutch, in my early 50s, married with two grownup kids. And an empty nester who still doesnt' have enough time to do everything she loves to do. That could be Reading, Quilting, Crochet, Take long walks, Eat, Sleep, Caring for 3 cats and 3 chickens (of the egg-laying variety, we will never eat THEM!), stare out the window to watch the rain, watch soccer with hubby..

My daughter visited Dublin a month ago, and she also went to the Dracula museum. She read Bram Stoker's original, and told me this would really be up my alley. I'm in chapter 3, and it's SO gothic, it's great! Not a bedtime story, but really really good suspense. What kind of books will we read? Classics? Modern? American? Asian? African? European? Or maybe a theme? Like 'strong women', 'fantasy', 'gothic', 'young adults'.
Sorry for running too fast, again! I am working on that you know!


Kailana said...

Hi Magreet! I am a very loyal reader of your own blog, when you update, I translate it from Dutch to English! It is good to 'see' you again, though. I know all about the no time thing!

I say we be a modern classics group. Too many other groups tackling the classics. :)

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I like the idea of modern classics. A theme would be okay, too, if that's what the group wants.

Gerry said...

Nice to see your lovely Dutch posts again. So you are a blogger too? Man am I ever behind the times. I just do not comprehend how you all find the time. Or do I just make everything difficult?
Modern Classics sounds good to me. I am looking to reach out in new genres and see what fits.
This is going to be so much fun.

Neco said...

Hola Margreet. Love your name and the fact that you own egg-laying chickens. Too cool. I remember reading Bram Stoker's Dracula and enjoying it. Glad you are too.