Sunday Post #4 – 8/24/14

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Finally getting some Summer heat in Chicago! It’s about time.

BOOKS READ

  1. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami. Excellent, loved every line! We’ll try to review it very soon!
  2. The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar, by Kim Rendfeld. Historical fiction at the time of Charlemagne. received for the author. I enjoyed very much her previous book The Cross And The Dragon. Really enjoyed it, as it’s the exact same period and people than the historical novel I translated in French ! Really neat to meet again old friends! Review scheduled for  9/1
  3. Listened to:  Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled, by Dorothy Gilman. Audio. This was #14 and last of the series. So sad I’m done with the series, and the author passed away 2 years ago. I enjoyed so much this series and its amazing narrator Barbara Rosenblat. This one was set in Syria

CURRENTLY READING

  •  Edwin, High King of England, by Edoardo Albert:  Received for review on Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour – scheduled on 9/15
  • Listening to: Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1) by Louise Penny. Done with the Mrs. Pollifax series, decided to tackle this one, I have heard so many good things about it. I’m enjoying the narrator as well

BOOKS UP NEXT

  • Lies Told in Silence, by M. K. Tod, for France Book Tours. Review scheduled for 9/18
  • Next audio book: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG

  1. All the Light We cannot See (review)
  2. Toi qui as soif de bonheur (review)
  3. Charles Gibson on Tour: Taking The Cross (on France Book Tours) – review copies available
  4. Samantha Vérant on Tour: Seven Letters From Paris (on France Book Tours) – review copies available
  5. Tour quotations: The Wharf of Chartrons, by Jean-Paul Malaval (on France Book Tours)
  6. France Book Tours Alphabet: D is for…

BOOK REVIEW MOST READ

All The Light We Cannot Seeclick on the cover to know more about it

POST MOST VIEWED ON FRANCE BOOK TOURS

Seven Letters From Parisclick on the cover to know more about it
some spots still available on the Tour!

CURRENT GIVEAWAY

Wharf of Chartrons cover

August book of the month giveaway – a historical novel with Bordeaux wine!

COMING UP ON THE BLOG

  • 8/25: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki And His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami (review)
  • 8/28:  Madame Picasso, by Anne Girard (review + giveaway)
  •  Midnight in Europe: review

BOOKS ADDED TO MY GOODREADS TBR

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe: A novel      In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse, and the Birth of Modernist Art    The Taxidermist's Daughter

and 16 more!!

BOOKS RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

The Lost Duchess  A Paris Apartment cover

  1. The Lost Duchess, by Jenny Barden – won at Passages to The Past
  2. A Paris Apartment, by Michelle Gable – for review on France Book Tours – 10/6

CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY

none this time – reading schedule and TBR shelf too full

HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?

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37 thoughts on “Sunday Post #4 – 8/24/14

  1. Oh my goodness, I LOVE Mrs. Pollifax and that series! I’ve only read the first couple of books but they were such fun reads. Also, Still Life is such a great book. You are in for a treat! I hope you have a great week of reading!

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  2. So many good books for you this week. The new Murakami book is on my wish list. I have a few books from the Mrs. Polifax series that a friend gave me ages ago–one of these days I will get to them.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and following. I’m following back on Bloglovin’.

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  3. I really need to read the Gilman’s I missed. I always enjoyed the books! I’m dying to read A Paris Apartment. I got a gift card to amazon and I may splurge on that one! Looking forward to hearing what you think of the audio version of A.J. Fikry. While I wasn’t completely blown away by the book I did really enjoy it. I think it would do well in audio form. Have a great week!

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