And after the charts, graphs and stats for 2013,
now to a very fun wrap up!
There are a lot of those online, but these are my favorites. The idea is to finish the sentences and answer the questions exclusively with titles I read in 2013.
Because of time limit, I won’t insert the links this year, sorry, so if you are intrigued by a title, just copy and paste it in the search button, and you will access the review.
– When I was younger I was : Botchan (it does mean the kid in Japanese
– People might be surprised to discover that I’m: Vader’s Little Pincess
– I will never be: The Cleaner of Chartres
– At the end of a long day I need: The Consolations of the Forest
– Right now I’m feeling: Degrees of Courage
– Someday I want to: Taking Root in Provence
– At a party you’d find me: Désirée
– I’ve never: Unravelled
– I really don’t enjoy: The Chalice
– In my next life I want to be: (a) Meadowlark
– If you could go anywhere, where would you go: (to) The Library at Night
– Your favorite form of transportation: The Most Beautiful Walk in the World
– Your best friend is: The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax
– You and your friends are: Writing The Icon of the Heart
– What’s the weather like: A Tainted Dawn
– Favorite time of day: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
– If your life was: An Enchantment
– What is life to you: Seduction
– Your fear: Blindness
– What is the best advice you have to give: Press Here
– Thought for the Day: Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls
– How I would like to die: Leaving Everything Most Loved
– My soul’s present condition: Nine Fold Heaven
I began the day with Mozart’s Last Aria.
On my way to work I saw a Tiny Book
and walked by The House of Rocamora
to avoid the Badluck Way,
but I made sure to stop at The Lavender Garden.
In the office, my boss said : You’re All Just Jealous of my Jetpack!
and sent me to research A Caribbean Mystery.
At lunch with The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax,
I noticed The Cross and the Dragon
under The Dead Man’s Mirror,
then went back to my desk Becoming Josephine.
Later, on the journey home, I bought The Chronicle of the Mount Builders
because I have Grape Expectations;
then settling down for the evening, I picked up The Bones of Paris
and studied The Lovers’ Dictionary
before saying goodnight to The Dervish.
Now don’t tell me this is not fun! Have you tried with the titles of the books you read in 2014?
In 2013, I participated in 13 Reading Challenges, and God knows how many virtual book Tours. I finished the reading challenge Around the World in 52 countries, started in 2012, and I started one on all the States in the US.
2013 was big with the launching of France Book Tours. We presented 23 books, and already have many good ones lined up until Spring 2014. New book bloggers are welcome, just fill in this quick questionnaire, and I will send you possible titles to review according to your reading tastes. And of course you can always say no to a book.
Each time you agree to review a book you get 3 automatic entries to win the book of the month or a $15 gift card of your choice!
And now to 2014:
I have signed up to only 8 Reading Challenges, will probably also read more books in Japanese literature and maybe the Australian month literature as well. I also plan to finish reading Marcel’s Proust work: I’m in volume 4, and there are 7.
The key word for many book bloggers this year sounds like TBR!
So like many of you, I hope to work more on at least my physical TBR, that is, print books that I do ave at home right now.
This means I have to practice more self-discipline and discernment to say NO more often to some virtual book Tours; already 13 lined up, between now and end of April…
2013 was such an exciting year of reading for me, thanks to you other book bloggers, and all my readers who subscribed to this blog through email, google reader, wordpress, facebook, twitter, linkedin, pinterest, etc, and to all your comments! Thanks again for following this blog!