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2018 FAVORITES

As life continues to happen, this year’s posting ratio again slowed down a bit, but still the reader base keeps expanding if I have to believe WordPress stats. As always, a genuine thank you to everyone who has read, liked, linked or commented. My best wishes for 2019!

I’ve started 31 titles in 2018, a bit more than last year, but I DNFed 4 of those – a bit more than usual as well. I added more art books into the mix, and that trend will probably continue. I tend to read books on art a bit differently than regular fiction, more in small doses, a few pages each time, so it takes me a lot longer to finish them. I’m reading 2 at the moment: the treasure trove that is Nico Dockx Talks To Dennis Tyfus and Metzger & Walther’s Van Gogh, The Complete Paintings – which includes a detailed artistic biography drawing heavily from the letters. I would included both of those in my best of list below if I had finished them this year. Books on James Turrell, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Cy Twombly and Picasso are in the queue.

Anyhow, below are the books I gave a 5-star rating on Goodreads in 2018 – only 5 in total – in no particular order. For starters Blindsight though – which I gave 4 stars, yet I feel it still belongs in my year-end list. Click on the covers for the review.

After the books, music and some television.

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SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Dear readers

I won’t be writing as many lengthy reviews as I used to. Instead, I will focus on writing short reviews. To avoid clogging your WordPress readers or mailboxes with short posts, I’ll each time combine a few reviews in one post. I’m aiming at 1 post a month, featuring two to four books, depending – just as the first short reviews I posted in August.

Should you wish to get updates quicker: I’ll generally post a review on Goodreads and LibraryThing after I’ve finished a book, so you can always friend me there.

Those of you that have been reading my reviews for some time know my tastes, and hopefully these shorter reviews will still be useful, even without a high word count.

Thank you, and best regards to you and yours.

2017 FAVORITES

My 2017 posting ratio is about half of what it was last year, as life continues to happen, but the number of readers on Weighing A Pig keeps rising slowly but steadily. A big thank you to everyone who has read, liked, linked or commented. My best wishes for 2018!

I’ve read 29 titles in 2017, and reviewed 26. Below are the ones I gave a 5-star rating on Goodreads, 8 in total, in no particular order. Click on the covers for the review. After the books, music & art.

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SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

As I have become a happy father about a week ago, I don’t think I will be able to keep up my previous ratio of one book a week. I’ll continue to read & review what I’ve read here, so lets aim for 2 books a month – depending on page count, work, stuff, life.

2016 FAVORITES

First up: I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has read, liked, linked or commented. Thank you. My best wishes for the new year!

I’ve read 54 titles in 2016, and reviewed 52. Below are the ones I enjoyed most, in no particular order. Click on the covers for the review. After the books, music.

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GELEEFD, GEVLUCHT, GEVALLEN

This week no review, but a commemorative text in Dutch, written for the magazine of a local youth club of which I used to be part of the board, somewhere around the turn of the century.


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Luc Embrechts, Frans Mostmans en Jean-Marie Berckmans zijn ondertussen alle drie dood.
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2015 FAVORITES

First and foremost, let me start with a big thank you to all who read, liked, shared or commented since I started this whole thing in October. My best wishes for 2016!

I’ve read 52 books this year, and reviewed 50. Below are the 10ish best. Click on the covers for the review.

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