Nearly three months ago I started learning Dutch on a whim. I‘m getting more into it as time passes. Do you know any books set in The Netherlands? I‘d prefer modern day, but historical fiction could also work.
In the winter of 1933 a young man started a walk from Holland to Constantinople. This adventure hooked me right away. Fermor conveys the immediacy of his experience along with learnèd musings on the medieval history of the land (& some sad post WWII notes). His lively encounters along with his walker‘s perspective drive the book. His erudition can be dense at times—I have a new journal of ideas for him—but the joy of the trip makes it all work.
This was fantastic on audio. Thrilling and tragic, Ruthless River tells the true story of a young couple who set out on an adventurous honeymoon and end up stranded in a flooded offshoot of the Madre de Dios River in the Bolivian Amazon.
#audiobook #nonfiction #audio #libby #lovedit
Look at me, feeling all smugalicious, having identified *all* of my books for #readingeurope2020!
14 I already own, 24 from the library, 1 from #mummysquirrel and 12 to buy. 30 fiction and 21 NF.
Would anyone by interested in sharing books by post? For example, the tagged book is one I need to buy but happy to send it around after I‘ve read it. (I‘ll let you decide if you use it for all seven countries!😁) Happy to send outside of the UK too.