On September 29,
Words And Peace will celebrate
its 4th blogiversary!
This year, to launch the celebration of this great day, I’m taking my inspiration from Musings From a Bookmammal‘s great post: my reading life from A to Z (I’m using also her logo, so please be sure to go visit her great book blog)
Come back tomorrow for a super fun giveaway hunt, inspired from another blogger.
And I will serve you my stats on the day itself!
A=Author You’d Like To Meet
Definitely one of my favorite authors alive
B=Buy or Borrow?
Borrow without hesitation, I visit my public library 3 or 4 times a week
But let’s focus on this one:
fascinating histfic in Paris,
for a tour on France Book Tours.
Click on the cover to know more about it
D=Dog-ear or Bookmark?
Bookmark, all the time
E=E-reader or Physical Book?
Both, with an increasing number of ebooks,
and audiobooks too!
F=Fiction or Nonfiction?
Both. I always have one or two nonfiction in process along novels,
usually focusing on religious topics, but not exclusively.
G=Glad You Gave This Book A Chance
This author is a famous author of thriller in France.
I organized a virtual book tour for her last year, but didn’t include myself in the tour,
thinking that would not be my type of things.
I regretted it when I saw the awesome reviews she got.
So when I got the chance to organize another book tour for her latest thriller translated in English,
I didn’t hesitate a second, and wow, what a great talent.
It kept me on the edge of my seat.
Click on the cover to read reviews, as the tour is live this week.
My own review is scheduled for October 5.
H=How Many Bookcases Are In Your Home?
7, and I may forgot some, lol
I=Illustrator—Who’s Your favorite?
author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret
A mix of fairy tale and histfic!
K=Kinds of Books You Won’t Read
L=Library—How Often Do You Visit?
3 or 4 times a week,
plus the website about daily
M=Magazines—Which Ones Do You Read?
I basically don’t read magazines, apart from the Book Page
offered by my library, once a month
N= Notes—Do You Write Notes In Books?
I take lots of notes when I read,
I discovered it really helped write my reviews better and faster,
but NEVER in the book itself, I have a special notebook for that.
O=Oldest Book You Own?
Not sure, maybe
The Chief American Poets, edited by Curtis Hidden Page, 1905
Preferred Place To Read
On our tiny porch, with bird songs in the background
Q=Favorite Quote About Books or Reading
“A place isn’t a place without a bookstore”,
in The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, by Gabrielle Zevin
R=Required Reading—a book that you were required to read for a class
And that I liked at the time, writing long crazy essays about it,
but that I no longer appreciate:
The Crying of Lot 49, by Pynchon.
That was to prepare the entrance Concours de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure
S=Series You Love
The series on Mrs. Pollifax, by Dorothy Gilman
T=Three of your All-Time
[too tough, let’s say recently read and reviewed]
U=Underrated book or author that you think deserves more attention
Click on her picture to access her website
V=Very Excited For This Release
click on the cover.
Sequel to The Chalice
W=Weirdest Book or Reading Habit
X=X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book
Y=Your latest book purchase:
Z=ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):
hmmm, which does NOT?? But let’s say:
click on it to read my review and enter the giveaway!
Loved learning more about you! And I agree: bookmarks all the time and notes in notebooks – I used to be much more careless about books as a teenager but I am very fussy about them now.
they are so precious!
Happy pre-anniversary! 🙂 I’m glad you had fun with the A-Z questions. I am also a huge library fan–I go at least once a week and there is no way that I’d be able to read everything that I want to read without my precious library card!
totally agree, and they have amazing services also like ebooks and audiobooks we can download from home, now even music and movie streaming. thanks for stopping by.
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Hello, Do you have enough people to review 100 places in France every woman should visit-If not I would love to review this one.
sorry Esme, the form is gone from that page, it means it’s all booked. be sure to subscribe through email to FBT, so that you know right away about a new tour: some get all booked in 48 hours!
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What a fun post! I agree with you on so many “letters”, namely Murakami being one of the best authors ever. Love that you have seven bookshelves! I need to get a few more.
can’t wait for the 2nd Murakami of this year in Dec, how lucky we are!