Not really sure what happened in October, but my average is down!

Here is what I read in October:

8 books.
= 6 books
with 1,844 pages, that is: 59.4 pages/day.
+ 2 audiobooks = 24:41 hours, that is an average of  47 mn/day – this is my best audio time of the year actually so far

 4 historical novels:

  1. The Crown, by Nancy Bilyeau – audio
  2. Taking The Cross, by Charles Gibson
  3. The Sharp Hook of Love, by Sherry Jones
  4. Juliet’s Nurse, by Lois Leveen

2 in  literary fiction:

  1.  Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion, by Barbara Scott Emmett – ebook
  2. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce – audio

1 romance/fantasy:

  1. Witch Weigh, by Caroline Mickelson -ebook, a novella I received to translate into French

1 in nonfiction:

  1. Seven Letters from Paris, by Samantha Vérant

 

 

My favorites this month:

  Sharp Hook of Love      Unlikely Pilgrimage

This is again so terribly hard to choose:
I enjoyed a lot ALL of the books I read this past month!!

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Reading Challenges recap

Audiobook: 13/12 – DONE
Books on France: 49/24 – DONE
Ebook challenge: 19/25
Historical fiction: 30/25 – DONE
Japanese literature: 2/6
New authors challenge: 64/50 – DONE
My Kind of Mysteries: 17/20
TBR challenge: 3/12
What’s in a Name: 3/5
Where Are You Reading?: 16/50 – to be finished in 2014

Total of books read in 2014 = 84/105

Number of books added to my TBR in October = 21

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Blog recap

  • 6 of the 8 books read this month were received for review/work.

  • 94 reviews posted for my Books on France Challenge, don’t forget to link yours.

  • I organized 11 giveaways this past month! There’s always one going on at France Book Tours. Be sure to check the November Giveaway! 3 books offered!

  • Something funny happened on my reading front on Oct 31. For several reasons, I don’t do anything special for Halloween. But on that day, I read twice about the context in which Shelley wrote her Frankenstein, and in 2 books that are not directly on the topic at all: I read it in 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go, the part about the Alps, and I heard about it in the audiobook I am currently listening to: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson. I think that was spooky enough!
  • Nothing much else, I had a lot of books to read and review for tours, so was not able to catch up on reviews pending for months!

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Most popular book review in October

Seven Letters From Parisclick on the cover to access my review

Most popular post last month – non book review

Sunday Post #11

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours

please go visit

Blog milestones

976 posts
over 1,900 subscribers
over 71,900 hits

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Blog plans for November

  • Be sure you look what goodies I have for grab for the Literary Blog Hop giveaway
  • And come back on November 28 for the Black Friday Book Bonanza!
  • From now on to the end of the year, I’m going to try to focus on books I have been meaning to read for a while, though I already have quite a few books scheduled for January!
  • I hope I can finally start to catch up on review writing – I was hoping to do something related to NaNoWriMo for that, but I’m currently translating a 40,000 words book anyway, so plenty of writing to do!
  • Set up a few affiliates programs on Words And Peace
  • get more active as for memes such as Teaser Tuesdays or First Chapter First Paragraph
  • redo Sunday posts, which I was not able to participate for a couple of weeks
  • redo some videos
  • change the look of France Book Tours

 

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How was YOUR month of  October?

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