Sunday Post #1 – 8/3/14

Sunday Post

 

 

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BOOKS READ

  • Julia, Child, by Kyo Maclear – children book, won

  • Arabian Love Poems, by Nizar Qabbani – recommended by one of my French online students. This is THE Arab poet, so so good, amazing!

  • France on the Brink, by Jonathan Fenby – scheduled for review this August 6, for virtual book tour on France Book Tours. Come back, there will be a giveaway! Awesome analysis on the current social and political situation in France, and its causes

 

CURRENTLY READING

  • The Wharf of Chartrons, by Jean-Paul Malaval – scheduled for review on August 16, for virtual book tour on France Book Tours. Come back, there will be a giveaway! Historical fiction in the world of Bordeaux wines!
  • Midnight in Europe, by Alan Furst – audio, received for review by Simon & Schuster Audio. Great spy story just before WWII
  • Toi qui as soif de bonheur, by Jean-Pierre Longeat. French spirituality book received for review for Collectanea Cisterciensia

BOOKS UP NEXT

  • Madame Picasso, by Anne Girard. Received for review for Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour
  • The latest book by Murakami!

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEW MOST READ

Death in Pont-Avenclick on the cover to know more about it

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

Wharf of Chartrons cover

COMING UP ON THE BLOG

  • on 8/6: review of France on the Brink
  • om 8/7: review of Moon in a Dead Eye

BOOK ACQUIRED THIS PAST WEEK

  The Piano Shop

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank, by Thad Carhart,
a gem found at my annual library sale!

 

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30 thoughts on “Sunday Post #1 – 8/3/14

    • the fun part is, it had been for so long on my TBR that I had forgotten about it. But I saw it, and I thought it might be interesting. back home when I checked on Goodreads about it, I discovered it was on my TBR!

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    • There was a first edition, you are right, but this is the brand new 2nd edition, actually just released today Aug 5 [just posted about it on France Book Tours]. I just read it, it is super up to date, including data on president Hollande. This is really excellent, see the first review of the tour here [http://francebooktours.com/2014/05/05/jonathan-fenby-on-tour-france-on-the-brink/] and mine tomorrow on this blog. As for Qabbani, wow!

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