edwinbcn wants to eliminate more door stoppers from his TBR

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edwinbcn wants to eliminate more door stoppers from his TBR

1edwinbcn
Redigerat: feb 23, 2020, 1:48pm

In 2017 and 2018 my participation was severely hampered because of limited access to the Internet in China.

About myself:

I am 53 years old, born in the Netherlands, and I have been living and working in China for nearly 20 years. I work as a teacher and textbook author, and have published two textbook series for learning English in China. I now live and work in Nanning, a city about 600 km to the west of Hong Kong, and about 200 km to the north of Hanoi, Vietnam.

I am mainly reading from my unread book collection. I mostly read contemporary fiction, with some classics thrown in. Last year, I started reading more non-fiction and biographies, and will continue with that this year. My ambition is to read more in foreign languages in the coming year, notably more German, French and Spanish.

In 2019 I read six books in the category BFB of books over 600 pages.

My target of fr this year will be 12 BFBs.

As far as I can see, most books on my shelves in this category are either non-fiction, biographies, collections such as "Collected short stories of X" or omnibus editions collecting several or all novels of a particular author.

1. Mijn leven verteld aan mijn kinderen, Vol. 2 Commentaar en annotitie by Constantijn Huygens, 622 p.

2. Mevrouw Bentinck. Onverenigbaarheid van karakter & De groten der aarde by Hella S. Haasse, 638 p.

3. Stephen Spender. A literary life by John Sutherland, 627 pages.

4. London. The biography by Peter Ackroyd, 822 pages

5. A rage to live by John O'Hara, 713 pages

6. Higher gossip. Essays and criticism by John Updike, 501 pages

7. Three famous spy novels. Complete and unabridged in one volume. The great impersonation; Journey into fear; The confidential agent. by Bennett A. Cerf (Ed.) , 569 pages

8. A Life in Letters by George Orwell, 542 p.

9. Less than one. Selected essays by Joseph Brodsky, 501 p.

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2edwinbcn
jan 22, 2020, 5:04am

I am currently reading several big books at the same time, and with the new corona virus raging outside intend to spend 10 days reading indoors.

3connie53
jan 22, 2020, 8:33am

Hi Edwin, Welcome to the 2020 group.

4MissWatson
jan 23, 2020, 10:36am

Welcome and stay safe from the virus.

5edwinbcn
jan 25, 2020, 2:05am

Thanks. In 2002 / 2003, I lived in Beijing and went through the SARS ordeal; it looks we have to go through the same nightmare again....

6edwinbcn
jan 28, 2020, 11:24am

#1. Mijn leven verteld aan mijn kinderen, Vol. 2 Commentaar en annotitie by Constantijn Huygens, 622 p.

8johnsimpson
feb 1, 2020, 5:18pm

Welcome to the group Edwin.

9edwinbcn
feb 4, 2020, 2:12pm

#3. Stephen Spender. A literary life by John Sutherland, 627 pages.

10edwinbcn
feb 10, 2020, 12:56pm

#4. London. The biography by Peter Ackroyd, 822 pages

11edwinbcn
feb 12, 2020, 4:26am

#5. A rage to live by John O'Hara, 713 pages

12edwinbcn
feb 18, 2020, 9:08am

#6. Higher gossip. Essays and criticism by John Updike, 501 pages

13edwinbcn
feb 20, 2020, 6:59am

#7. Three famous spy novels. Complete and unabridged in one volume. The great impersonation; Journey into fear; The confidential agent. by Bennett A. Cerf (Ed.), 569 pages

14edwinbcn
feb 22, 2020, 11:54pm

#8. A Life in Letters by George Orwell, 542 p.

15edwinbcn
feb 23, 2020, 1:48pm

#9. Less than one. Selected essays by Joseph Brodsky, 501 p.

16johnsimpson
dec 30, 2020, 4:54pm