Sunday Post #14 – 11/23/14

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This has been another busy week with lots of classes, translations, and the conclusion of the garden season:
this year for the first time we had planted this tiny little piece of Jerusalem artichoke that some friends had given us.
You can take them out very late, even after the frost. I finally did it on Friday, and from this tiny piece, I got 7 pounds!
I already cooked some fried, it was delicious. Next on the menu will be gratin, then soup. I even created a Pinterest board with some yummy recipes.

This week, it was really neat to see live online the National Book Award. I think the presenter was quite despicable, not sure why people try hard to be funny to make something interesting, so that did not work for me, but the authors’ speeches were good, especially Gaiman’s presenting the award to Ursula K. Le Guin.

BOOKS JUST READ

Bed of Nails     Irene

click on the covers to know more about them

CURRENTLY READING

Light And Dark      The Innovators

  1. Light and Dark, by Natsume Soseki. I won it on some blog months ago,
    and am finally reading it for The Japanese Literature Challenge
  2. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution,
    by Walter Isaacson – audiobook received from Simon & Schuster for review. FA-BU-LOUS!

BOOKS UP NEXT

Alex The Shadow of the Wind

  • Alex, by Pierre Lemaitre, another book shipped by Quercus!
    Pierre Lemaitre won last year le Prix Goncourt for
    Au revoir là-haut, historical novel on WWI.
    Before that, he was most famous for his thrillers,
    and Irene that I just read was so fabulous. This is the sequel
  • Next audio book: The Shadow of the Wind,
    soon now, almost done with my long current audio

 LAST WEEK ON WORDS AND PEACE
and FRANCE BOOK TOUR

COMING UP ON WAP and FBT

  • 11/24: Tour quotations for The Shiro Project, by David Khara
  • 11/25: The Shiro Project: giveaway winner
  • 11/28: Beginning of Black Friday Bonanza – come back here for awesome giveaway. We are 64 bloggers on the hop so far!
  • Some reviews and possibly memes

 

BOOK REVIEW MOST READ THIS PAST WEEK

Bed of Nails

click on the cover to know more about it

 

POST MOST VIEWED ON FRANCE BOOK TOURS

100 Places in Franceclick on the cover to know more about it
and enter the giveaway!

 

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS      100 Places in France  Sharp Hook of Love  Deadly Tasting

click on each cover to access the giveaway entry form

BOOKS ADDED TO MY GOODREADS TBR

       20821284  20631808  343
plus 17 more

BOOKS RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

  nothing, but I have plenty on my plate

 CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY

This year, I will try to read a few Christmas mysteries, so I chose:

  16349 933487 16339

HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?

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32 thoughts on “Sunday Post #14 – 11/23/14

  1. I got to part of Alex and didn’t think I could continue not because it was poor but because it was such a horrid episode. But I was glad I did read it. Will be interested to see what yiu think of The Innovators. I read his book on Steve Jobs last year. It’s very well researched though the style was a bit repetitive on times

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    • The first book before Alex, Irene, is stunning. Yes the crimes descriptions are horrific, BUT the construction and writing of the book is just blowing my mind. and that was the first book by that author!! The Innovators is really fantastic. I’m listening to it, the narrator is great. I did notice a few sentences of repeat here and there, but still I am learning so much in a very engaging way

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  2. I love the cover on the The Shadow of the Wind and the title of the Bookshop Book. I’ll definitely have to go luck into those. I love The Sittaford Mystery. I reread it earlier this year and really enjoyed it. I’m also looking forward to rereading Poirot’s Christmas. I like her dedication on that one. Have a great week!

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  3. And you are reading the Lemaitre books in the right order. I made the mistake of reading Alex before Irene (that’s the order in which they were translated into English) and that was a big no-no. However, I did think they were both good – and Alex is even better!

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  4. Oh I love artichokes – is the Jerusalem Artichoke very different from idk what I’d get at the store? I’m so curious and suddenly hungry!

    I don’t think I knew there were book awards you can watch! I’m not a fan of people trying to be funny either – especially when they get mean to do it. If they’re actually funny (and without being mean) its entertaining, but can still be frustrating if it just distracts from the event at hand.

    Have a great week!

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    • well Jerusalem artichokes have nothing to do with Jerusalem, they are originally from American, Native Americans used them. And they have nothing to do with artichokes! They are tubers, so like potatoes if you wish, though lots of them looked to me like ginger roots.
      it may have been the 1st year that you could watch the National Book Awards live online. thank God the presenter was just introducing each person who was presenting each award, so his intervention were rather short, but he really got on my nerves, and there are now reactions to his rather racist words as well

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