The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share news.
A post to recap the past week on your blog,
showcase books and things we have received.
Share news about what is coming up on your blog
for the week ahead.
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This post also counts for
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
and WWW Wednesdays
BOOK JUST READ
- Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache #1) by Louise Penny (audio). Wonderful mystery, I’m hooked for the rest of the series, great narrator
- Lies Told in Silence, by M.K. Tod. Excellent histfic set during WWI, since from the French side. Received for review on France Book Tours – scheduled on 9/18
- Crossing The Line, by Frédérique Molay, for France Book Tours. Review scheduled for end of September.
By a great French female author of thrillers. If you are curious, click on the link and fill in the form, we still have some free review copies!
- Listening to: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin
BOOKS UP NEXT
- Bitter Greens, by Kate Forsyth. Review scheduled on 10/3 for Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours
- Next audio book, I think, to tackle my TBR: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce
LAST WEEK ON WORDS AND PEACE
and FRANCE BOOK TOURS
- The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar, by Kim Rendfeld (review)
- Mrs. Pollifax series, by Dorothy Gilman (review)
- WWW Wednesdays
- Madame Picasso Giveaway Winner
- On 9/5, I sent my France Book Tours Newsletter #1! If you have not subscribed to it yet, you really should, by clicking here: once a month, you will receive exclusive content on France, plus you will be automatically be entered in a giveaway for a book not featured on France Book Tours, a giveaway reserved to the Newsletter subscribers!
= I struggled a bit with the formatting, so I didn’t have time to post more than one review this past week
- August Book of the Month Giveaway Winners
- September Book of the Month Giveaway
COMING UP ON THE BLOG
- Hopefully: The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair, by Joel Dicker (review)
- Two books by Amélie Nothomb (short reviews)
BOOK REVIEW MOST READ THIS PAST WEEK
click on the cover to know more about it
POST MOST VIEWED ON FRANCE BOOK TOURS
click on the cover to know more about it.
BOOKS ADDED TO MY GOODREADS TBR
and 7 more!
BOOK RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK
- Phantom of Rue Royale, by Jean-François Parot – for review at the beginning of November.
Graciously received by Gallic Books.
“Paris is in mourning.
At the firework display marking the Dauphin’s marriage to Marie Antoinette,
hundreds of people have been injured or crushed to death.
Yet not all the victims died accidentally …”
CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY
none this week – reading schedule and TBR shelf too full
You’ve posted yours nice and early. I have yet to do mine. 🙂
getting in the habit of doing it along the book for books read, things posted on the week, so Sat pm just need to touch up and do the stats part, and I schedule to come up during the early hours when I’m still in bed. well, or just in bed. went to bed this morning at 1:30, just 30 mn before it went live, because I could not put down Crossing The Line… Yeah, I’m THAT bad…
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I see you’re listening to Gabrielle Zevin’s latest book. I’m listening to the third book of her Birthright trilogy. It’s good! Hope you’re enjoying the audiobook. Lots of good books on your reading list!
yes, the narrator is really good!
Still Life sounds nice, I always enjoy finding a new mystery and this one sounds good. Some of your additions caught my eye as well- When God Spoke English I’m curious to read about the historical details, and Station Eleven seems to be getting some good buzz as well.
the series by Louise Penny is definitely worth it. this one is the 1st, published in 2005. the #10 just cane out: https://www.goodreads.com/series/42154-chief-inspector-armand-gamache
I didn’t realize that you were an audiobook listener too! I’ll be sure to check out your review of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, because I haven’t discovered Jim Broadbent’s narration yet, and I am always on the look-out for new performers to stalk. Have an excellent week!
I always have an audiobook going on, perfect for doing the dishes, cleaning the house, ironing, or painting. here are for instance the 18 titles I listened to last year: https://wordsandpeace.com/2012/12/02/2013-audio-book-challenge/
What lovely books! Bitter Greens has been calling to me. Enjoy them all, and here’s MY WEEKLY SUNDAY/MONDAY UPDATES POST
so far Bitter Greens is so well done!
I hope you have a great week in books!
you too, you got some awesome titles
Awesome week as always.
Pretty neat how Madame Picasso was the most read review this week. I like your feature. Nice idea. CONGRATS to the winner of the giveaway
I wonder what most of mine was the most visited. I guess I should check more often.
ENJOY your week.
Giveaway going on at my blog until Thursday for Accidents of Marriage if anyone wants to stop by.
My Mailbox Monday
yes, it’s always interesting to look at stats
Phantom of Rue Royale sounds fascinating.
should be good indeed. I reviewed the prevous one in the series: https://wordsandpeace.com/2014/05/09/book-review-the-man-with-the-lead-stomach-i-love-france-95/
I just saw a Louise Penny audio at my library at was wondering how it was. I’m glad to see you enjoyed it. Is this a series that really needs to be read in order? The Phantom of Rue Royale looks interesting. I hope you enjoy it. I’ll have to look for it. Have a great week!
I know someone who has very much enjoyed the series even though he didn’t start in order. I have the feeling though you might get more of it in order, as her characters seem to evolve all along. for instance in the last one Armand retires in that famous village! I think it’s neat to see how he got to like the place all along enough to want to retire there. go for the audio, the narrator is great, and does the whole series. as for The Phantom of Rue Royale, I reviewed the previous one in the series: https://wordsandpeace.com/2014/05/09/book-review-the-man-with-the-lead-stomach-i-love-france-95/
I’m curious to know how your liking The Storied life of A. J. Fikry as I want to read it and was wondering if listening to it was cool or not. 🙂
so far so good, I really like the narrator, his kind of aloof tone fits perfectly AJ Fikry’s character, I think
I hope you’re enjoying AJ Fikry! I haven’t heard anything about the audiobook but I really enjoyed reading it. It’s one of those that was just so comfortable for a booklover.
yes the narrator is really good, quite aloof in tone, which I think fits perfectly AJ
Great book week. I enjoyed AJ Fikry!
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I’m almost done by now and really enjoying it a lot. I was afraid by some negative reviews, but it really worked very well for me