The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen

by Hendrik Groen | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 1455542148 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingMoemwing of Zevenaar, Gelderland Netherlands on 2/9/2023
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingMoemwing from Zevenaar, Gelderland Netherlands on Thursday, February 9, 2023
Hello, dear finder!
You've just found a free BookCrossing book, and came to the site to make a journal entry. You've made me happy already!
Please feel free to keep the book, or give it away to someone else. Thank you for taking the time to come to BookCrossing. I hope you'll enjoy the book!

I read this book in Dutch and I liked it a lot. I found this English copy in Brussels, and now I'm registering it so I can pass it on.
Enjoy! I sure did.

Journal Entry 2 by wingMoemwing at Zevenaar, Gelderland Netherlands on Thursday, February 9, 2023

Released 3 mos ago (2/9/2023 UTC) at Zevenaar, Gelderland Netherlands


Giving this to a guest!

Journal Entry 3 by wingJ4Shawwing at Zevenaar, Gelderland Netherlands on Saturday, February 11, 2023
A Dutch book, from my visit to see Moem.
Looking forward to reading this one for the 666 for 2023 around the world reading challenge.

Journal Entry 4 by wingJ4Shawwing at RABCK, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases on Friday, March 3, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (3/3/2023 UTC) at RABCK, By Mail/Post/Courier -- Controlled Releases


My Review:
I am so happy Moem encouraged this into my hands! What an endearing book.
A grumpy, mischievous, and at times sarcastic, lovable narrator of a year in the life of (and general goings on in) a care home in Amsterdam.
Both amusing and sad. This book will stay on my mind for some time I believe.

Off in the mail to a fellow 666 challenger as a RABCK.

Journal Entry 5 by wingjax987654321wing at Wembley, Greater London United Kingdom on Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Received this as a RABK and it came at a time when I really could do with a bit of cheering up, so thank you. I am taking a trip to Wales to see some friends and will take this with me as it looks like something I will really enjoy and is light enough for me at the moment. That is covers Holland (I think) in the 666+ challenge is a bonus.

Journal Entry 6 by wingjax987654321wing at Wembley, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, March 18, 2023
I really enjoyed most of it, however it did drag a little at times. It was both sad and happy and gave a real flavour of the challenges people in their 80's and 90's face on a daily basis, which can make it difficult to keep positive however much you want to. I particularly enjoyed the bits about the mobility scooters and the hazards they create to the rest of the world at times. It reminds me of a serious suggestion I saw in a Facebook forum in the UK which angrily stated that mobility scooters should be licenced and pay road tax.

Given to a friend who wanted it I doubt it will be journalled though

Journal Entry 8 by wingjax987654321wing at Wembley, Greater London United Kingdom on Saturday, May 27, 2023
I met with m friend who I gave this book to today and she thanked me for the book and said she really enjoyed it and particularly enjoyed the fact that it was a realistic depiction of older life. She said it wasn't as good as the 100 year old man who climbed out of a window, so I have given it an 8. Not sure what she will do with this book next.

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