Sunday Post #3 – 8/17/14

Sunday Post

 

 

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It’s difficult to believe we are mid August: in Chicago, it already feels like the Fall, that is, way too cold for me and sounds like most song birds are already gone to warmer spots…
This week, on the reading front, was quite an event, with finally the English publication of Murakami’s latest novel: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

BOOKS READ

  • Madame Picasso, by Anne Girard, for Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. Review scheduled for 8/28. Wow, an amazing book on Picasso and 2 very important women in his life, especially his muse Eva Gouel.
  • Toi qui as soif de bonheur, by Jean-Pierre Longeat. French spirituality book received for review for Collectanea Cisterciensia. Review coming up tomorrow!

 

CURRENTLY READING

  •  Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami. Just for the pleasure of reading Japanese Literature! First half read in 1 sitting, loving it!
  • Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled, by Dorothy Gilman. Audio. This is #14 and last of the series. So sad this is the last one. I enjoyed so much this series and its amazing narrator Barbara Rosenblat. In this one Mrs. Pollifax goes to Syria.

 

BOOK UP NEXT

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEW MOST READ

Wharf of Chartrons coverclick on the cover to know more about it

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

Wharf of Chartrons cover Lies Told in Silence cover

  1. August book of the month giveaway – a historical novel with Bordeaux wine!
  2. Lies Told in Silence, by M. K. TOD = historical novel on WWI

COMING UP ON THE BLOG

  • on 8/18: review of Toi qui as soif de bonheur
  • on 8/19: review of All The Light We Cannot See
  • hopefully another review!
  •  maybe WWW Wednesday
  • I had originally planned to do But of Books 11, but I’m realizing I’m happy with my current amount of daily reading,
    and what I need to work on is find actually more time to write reviews, so no read-a-thon right now!

BOOKS ADDED TO MY GOODREADS TBR

  On with the Story  Métronome : L'histoire de France au rythme du métro parisien   About Grace

and 11 more!!5

BOOK RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

Edwin  My Lady Viper (Tales From the Tudor Court, #1)

1. Edwin:  Received for review on Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tourscheduled on 9/15.
This has to be the most gorgeous book cover of this year for me

2. My Lady Viper: won at Passages To The Past

 

CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  My Struggle: Book One

HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?

28 thoughts on “Sunday Post #3 – 8/17/14

  1. I really must get my act together and do some give-aways. I have three books which I could add. Ho Hum! Perhaps when the holidays are over I’ll get blogging properly again.

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  2. Madame Picasso definitely sounds like a book I would enjoy! I hadn’t heard of it before but I’ll definitely be looking for it now. Some how I had forgotten about Dorothy Gillman. I remember enjoying her books so I’ll have to hit up the library soon. I enjoyed A.J. Fikry though I wasn’t quite as blown away as so many were. It’s a charming book though. Have a great week!

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    • yes we are so fortunate in the US with our public libraries. I enjoyed so much All The Light We Cannot See, review finally published today, that I want to read other books by the same author Anthony Doerr

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  3. I hope to get to the Murakami book soon. I’ve heard nothing but good things.

    My veggie garden is complaining about the cool summer here too! Production of squash, tomatoes and cucumbers are way down, but the herbs are happy. Looks like summer may be making a return tomorrow though.

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