Weekly Wrap Up | January #3-4

what i read 80c8b0

De Gezusters Romanov (Original: The Romanov Sisters) by Helen Rappaport // Translation by Corrie Van den Berg // ★★★★ // I finished my second non-fiction book of the year last week! I’ve always been intrigued by the Romanov family, thanks to the animated Anastasia movie. I know so much more about the 4 sisters now though! And about the Tsar in general, and Russia. Although I do have to say that this centered mostly around Olga and Tatjana, the eldest sisters. Maria wasn’t mentioned all that often.

Written in Red (The Others #1) by Anne Bishop // ★★★★★ // I love this series so much. In 2 months or so, the last book will be released. So I figured it was high time I re-read the entire thing. So I did. 

Murder of Crows (The Others #2) by Anne Bishop // ★★★★★ // Like I said, I was on a re-read mission. I think I’ve read the first book the most, and this was maybe my second or third time reading this one? Adore it. So much.

Zilveren Zicht (Original: Vision in Silver) (The Others #3) by Anne Bishop // Translated by Valérie Janssen // ★★★★★ // I don’t have a physical copy of the third book, so I thought I’d use the opportunity to further my goal of reading more translated books. So I picked up the Dutch translation, something I’ve never read before -of this series, obviously. It was… different. I still loved it, of course, but it took some getting used to. I was used to reading all the terms in English. I also think that the translator is from The Netherlands. You may not know, but there are quite some differences in Dutch in Belgium vs Dutch in the Netherlands. We often use different words, or phrase our sentences differently. And it sometimes pulled me out of the story, because I realize that’s not how I would phrase it? Which is odd, because I don’t have that in English…

Marked in Flesh (The Others #4) by Anne Bishop // ★★★★★ // And I finished my re-read. I didn’t have time to go to the library again, so I read the English ARC copy I have. I do think that Meg is a bit whiny and impulsive in this one, and I don’t love it as much. I know why she is, but still. I hope that won’t be in the next book!  

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I found out about Skam this week, a Norwegian TV show about high school students. I fell in love with it, and watched all three seasons in one week. I ADORE THIS SHOW. I wrote all about it yesterday, in my Non-English Movies/Shows I Love.

I also watched the new Lucifer episode because YES THINGS ARE HAPPENING. 

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What did I do in the past two weeks? 

We had some people over for dinner last week. It was a glorious time with great food. 
I visited a friend in Antwerp. I hadn’t seen her in a while, and it was so nice to see her again. 
I participated in a quiz.
I went to an outlet shopping day, and bought some great pieces.


So that’s what the past two weeks looked like for me! Did you read, watch or do anything fun? Have you watched Skam? Or Lucifer?

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