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About Momo

  • Birthday 28/09/1957


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    Married with two children. I have been a member here since 19 Dec 2005.
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    The Netherlands
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    Reading, Esperanto, Music
  • How did you hear about this site?
    from Cathy whom I met at another site

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  1. It was a German movie, maybe not as popular abroad though there is an English title, so it might have been translated. Look here on IMDb.
  2. I just watched the movie and a friend lent me the book. On my list soon. Enjoy.
  3. Belonging: A German Reckons With History and Home by Nora Krug (German: Heimat. Ein deutsches Familienalbum
  4. I read it in May. Not as great as the two first ones but a good round-up of the story.
  5. I am not surprised, the author didn't get the Booker Prize for this third book in the series (although it was longlisted) because I have the feeling, Hilary Mantel was dreading it as much as the reader did. I also thought there was too much repetition, especially in the beginning. She might have wanted to bring everyone back into the story or she might have wanted us to see how Cromwell relived Anne Boleyn's execution but it was a tad too much. Also, I missed a timeline and a character list at the end of the book to see who was who and what else happened at the same time.
  6. Momo

    BGO Memories!

    Thank you all from missing me. A lot has been going on in my life, inlcuding my husband being severely ill and my migraines not improving. We, well, hubby retired two years ago and we moved back to Germany. Just in time for Covid to start and bring everything to a halt. I always missed BGO but megustaleer made me aware that I was missed, as well. Even after all this time. That is so kind of you. I will try to return and post stuff from time to time. And yes, Meg is right, I have been reading all this time. And blogging. Hopefully I can contribute something to the group again. I know I always benefitted a lot from it.
  7. Thanks, Viccie. I'll have to see what is going on here in order to get back into the group again but I'm looking forward to it.
  8. I have not been here for ages but got a lovely message from Megustaleer the other day who asked whether I was alright. So nice of you. What am I doing these days? Not much with Corona around the corner. Except for reading, of course!!!
  9. Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch and Cal by Bernard MacLaverty, also a German novel by Ralph Giordano, Deutschlandreise
  10. If you are not satisfied with your present quality of literature, it's certainly time to move on. That's what happened to me. When I first read English novels, they were children's literature and then "easy reading" (beach read/chick lit, whatever you want to call it). I have not been happy with that kind of literature for a long time and have ventured into many different types. I love classics, for instance, and it has helped me a lot with my English.
  11. Happy Anniversary, Meg. It will be our 30th this August.
  12. I don’t want to miss a thing - AeroSmith
  13. I had a wonderful surprise the other day, a friend who had moved away three years ago was in the are and ddecided to see whether I was at home. I was sooo happy to see her again.
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