I just read 25 pages in 3 days. I have 25 to go. I finally had a bit of a breakthrough, becoming accustomed enough to Marion Bloem's vocabulary and style to be able to read faster. I hope to finish by Friday.
I passed through the Netherlands once in 1985. While I don't rule out another visit, such an event is unlikely. Other than this project, I have no connection to the Dutch speaking world. I'm currently learning Dutch through the media and reading DE EEUW VAN MIJN VADER (My Father's Century) by Geert "Big" Mak.