It's Monday! What are You Reading! is a weekly hosted by Sheila over at Book Journey. This weekly is meant to keep you people updated on what I read the last week and what I am planning to read the upcoming week.
As you might have noticed last week has been a bit quiet on the blog. I was very busy with a lot of family gatherings and did not have much inspiration for blog posts. I did participate in Jamie's End of the Year Book Survey. I like that one a lot so if you joined do not forget to link me up so I can check out your post. I totally screwed up my reading plan for this week. Reason is that I knew what book was living under the Christmas tree and I could not wait to start it so I made some little adjustments. I read The Dark Lady by Irene Adler which was a cute read. I also read The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum which was the first time I picked up this book and it is great read.
I am currently reading Night Film by Marisha Pessl
Next up are I Shall Be Near to You by Erin Lindsay McCabe (for real this time). I will be reading two book for Jazz Age January organized by Leah over at Books Speaks Volumes. The first is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles and the second is The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. If those get me in the mood I might end up reading a few extra books for this great event.
On the 31th I will celebrate New Years eve with a few friends. Usually we end up playing games like Mah jong or other small games. In the Netherlands we have a snack specially for this occasion called Oliebollen. For those who want to try here is a recipe http://dutchfood.about.com/od/breadspastriescookies/r/Oliebollen.htm. A friend of mine spends the whole day baking them and after your house smells terrible but they do make very nice snacks. We also have a liberal fireworks policy which means that every Dutch person is allowed to create their own firework show with pre-approved fireworks. As we will be having a few cats in the house that evening we will be spending a lot of time comforting them probably. What are your plans for New Year's eve? And more important... what is the first book you have on your pile for 2014?