I can’t wait to post my 2012 stats, but to have things in order, I first need to tell you a bit more about my December reading.

I read 9 books, 3 being non-fiction works.
Total of 1985 pages , that is 64 pages/day, not too good, bit considering all that’s going on in December, I’m happy with that.

And I listened to 1 audiobook, with a total of 7:28 hours, and an average of 14:15 mn/day.  Actually I’m in the middle of Désirée, a huge audiobook, so that’s why the total for December is not too high.

I READ

Mysteries:
Bruno and The Carol Singers, by Martin Walker [ebook]
Christmas at the Mysterious Bookshop, ed. by Otto Penzler
Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie

Historical fiction:
Illuminations, by Mary Sharratt [ebook]
1356, by Bernard Cornwell [ebook]

Nonfiction:
The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman, by Nancy Marie Brown
House of Stone, by Anthony Shadid
Cliffs Notes on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, by Linda L. Hillegass

Plays:
The Tempest, by Shakespeare

I LISTENED TO

Fiction:
Birds of a Lesser Paradise, by Megan Mayhew Bergman

BEST BOOK THIS MONTH

Illuminations

READING CHALLENGES

  1. Around the World in 52 books:  40/52 – I will go on with this in 2013
  2. Around the world in 12 books: 12/12 – COMPLETED
  3. European reading challenge: 12/5 – COMPLETED
  4. I love Italy: 3/3 – COMPLETED
  5. Dewey Decimal: 37/20 – 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: 9/18 – I will go on with this in 2013
  10. My own reading challenge: 3/5. I’m giving up on this one
  11. What’s in a Name: 6/6 – COMPLETED
  12. Ebook challenge: 16/10 – COMPLETED
  13. Audiobook: 15/12 – COMPLETED
  14. Support your library: 57/37 – COMPLETED
  15. Finishing the series: 2/1 – COMPLETED
  16. 2nds challenge: 9/3 – COMPLETED
  17. Foodies: 1/3. I am giving up on this one as well
  18. Japanese literature: 3/1+ – COMPLETED
  19. Historical novels: 22/7-10 – COMPLETED
  20. New authors challenge: 54/15 -COMPLETED
  21. A Shakespeare play a month: 12/12 -COMPLETED
  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 DECEMBER

  • I participated in the 1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop. That was a blast that brought me record views, close to 500 and close to 550 2 days in a row.

MOST POPULAR RECENT BOOK REVIEW
Sumemr of France

UPCOMING BLOGGING EVENTS

As you know, I’ve launched an exciting Reading Challenge for 2013: on books related to France.
We are already 19 on board, but you can join any time. Click on the link to lear more and join.

CURRENTLY READING

  1. The Distant Hours, by Kate Morton, brought by Santa!
  2. The Dervish, by Frances Kazan [ebook]
  3. Désirée, by Annemarie Selinko [audiobook]
  4. Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses, by Jean-Claude Larchet

COME BACK TOMORROW TO READ ABOUT MY 2012 STATS,
AND SEE WHAT I’M UP TO IN 2013!

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