Friday, December 28, 2012


Yesterday we found a book while eating kibbeling (fried Cod fillet in pieces) at Vishandel Volendam in Hoog Catharijne, Utrecht. Actually, my mother-in-law found it. But I read the message written on the front page of the book. It says "Ik ben niet kwijt. Ik ben een boek op reis!" (I am not lost. I am a traveling book.").

My mother-in-law handed it to me. I thought a while if I would accept it or not. I realized why not give the book a chance to introduce himself to me. It is a romance book wrote by Hugo Claus.

When I came home. I read again the message on the front page of the book. I checked out the bookcrossing website as it is stated in the message. This lucky book came from a girl in Zeist, Holland. Now, I am lucky to be the second temporary owner of this book.

Hugo Claus is a Belgian author. He was a poet, writer, painter and a film director. He suffered from Alzheimer disease and he requested to terminate his life through Euthanasia in 2008. 

The creator of aims to connect people through books. The book is passed from reader to reader by means of wild-releasing in public, swaps with other members of the website or a book ring. The book has a tracking number, so you can trace its journey.

The wild-releasing of the book in public is I think the most exciting form of handing book to other people. Once I am done reading this book, I will leave also this book somewhere and I hope someone will pick it up again and read. I am really curious!

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Het Meisje en de Dood (The Girl and the Death)

Yesterday, we had a very nice evening! We watched the film `The Girl and the Death´ (Het Meisje en de Dood) directed by Jos Stelling. I am a big fan of him and I have learned about him during my first visit here in the Netherlands. Jos Stelling is a very talented director.  He is not only a director, but also a very good screenwriter and film producer, plus, he is also the owner of the two special theaters in Utrecht - The Springhaver and Louis Hartloper Complex.

For me, the Springhaver and Louis Hartloper Complex are not just theaters.
I had beautiful bonding moments here during my holidays,
that is why these two are among my favorites.