Wow, just one more month, and 2012 is over, for all its fascinating Reading Challenges, and much more!

I managed to keep rather busy this past month AND to read a lot. The numbers are high, to my standard, also by the fact that I finally finished an over 500 pages book started last February!

I read 10 books, 4 being non-fiction works.
Total of 3339 pages , that is 111.3 pages/day, the highest average of the year, but again, thanks to 1 BIG book started many months ago.

And I listened to 2 audiobooks, with a total of 20:57 hours, and an average of 40 mn/day.

And and I even have 4 books reviewed!!

I READ

Fiction:
A Wrinkle In Time: The Graphic Novel, by Hope Larson (Graphic novel)
The Summer of France, by Paulita Kincer (ebook)

Historical fiction:
The Lincoln Conspiracy, by Timothy L. O’Brien
The Siren of Paris, by David LeRoy
The House at Riverton, by Kate Morton

Nonfiction:
Action Philosophers vol 2 by Fred Van Lente & Ryan Dunlavey (Graphic “novel”)
The Black Count, by Tom Reiss (ebook)
Beyond The Sky And The Earth: A Journey Into Bhutan, by Jamie Zeppa
The Ascetical Homilies, by St Isaac The Syrian – the famous book started last February!

Plays:
Othello, by Shakespeare

I LISTENED TO

Historical fiction:
Sacrilege, by S. J. Parris

Fiction:
A Palm For Mrs Pollifax, by Dorothy Gilman

BEST BOOKS THIS MONTH

   Siren of ParisBeyond the sky and the earth

READING CHALLENGES

  1. Around the World in 52 books:  38/52
  2. Around the world in 12 books: 11/12
  3. European reading challenge: 11/5 – COMPLETED
  4. I love Italy: 3/3 – COMPLETED
  5. Dewey Decimal: 34/20 – COMPLETED
  6. We want you to read French authors: 6/5  – COMPLETED (ends in August)
  7. Books in translation: 16/10-12 – COMPLETED
  8. South Asia: 7/7COMPLETED
  9. Middle East: 8/18
  10. My own reading challenge: 3/5
  11. What’s in a Name: 6/6 – COMPLETED
  12. Ebook challenge: 11/10 – COMPLETED
  13. Audiobook: 15/12 – COMPLETED
  14. Support your library: 54/37 – COMPLETED
  15. Finishing the series: 2/1 – COMPLETED
  16. 2nds challenge: 9/3 – COMPLETED
  17. Foodies: 1/3
  18. Japanese literature: 3/1+ – COMPLETED
  19. Historical novels: 20/7-10 – COMPLETED
  20. New authors challenge: 50/15 -COMPLETED
  21. A Shakespeare play a month: 11/12
  22. SHAKESPEARE READING MONTH: 1/1   –  COMPLETED
  23. AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE MONTH: 1/1 – COMPLETED
  24. DICKENS READING MONTH: 1/1  – COMPLETED
  25. Graham Green Challenge: 1/1 – COMPLETED

 

BLOGGING EVENTS IN OCTOBER

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UPCOMING BLOGGING EVENTS

Nothing special, just trying to finish a few more challenges! And oh signing up for some 2013 Reading Challenges. I’m going to try to refrain, so that I can work on my crazy long TBR.

CURRENTLY READING

  1. The Tempest, by Shakespeare
  2. The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman, by Nancy Marie Brown
  3. Birds of a Lesser Paradise, by Megan Mayhew Bergman (audio)
  4. Illuminations: a Novel of Hildegard von Bingen, by Mary Sharratt (ebook)

WHAT I PLAN TO READ BEFORE THE END OF 2012
TO COMPLETE ALL MY READING CHALLENGES
following your suggestions, thanks!

  1. On Kuweit?
  2. On Lebanon= House of Stone – audiobook
  3. On Lybia?
  4. On Oman?
  5. On Palestine= Palestine, by Joe Sacco
  6. On Qatar?
  7. On Saudi Arabia= Eight Months On Ghazzah Street, by Hilary Mantel
  8. On Tunisia?
  9. On Arab Emirates = A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers (audio)
  10. On Yemen= Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Paul Torday

Do you think I can make it???

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HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THE BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS POST?

HOW WAS YOUR READING MONTH OF NOVEMBER?
ANY SPECIAL READING TREATS
FOR YOU BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR?