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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
and WWW Wednesdays
Crazy busy here, as always, and as everyone I guess.
Tough to balance reading, blog reading, review writing, but I read some awesome books since last time I did a Sunday post, so here you are
BOOKS JUST READ
(since my Sunday Post #14)
click on the covers to know more about them
- 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 read was so fabulous. This is the sequel
- Audio book: The Shadow of the Wind,
I am so so very disappointed by this book I so wanted to love.
I keep listening just because the narrator is awesome
BOOKS UP NEXT
- The Oblate’s Confession, histfic received for Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours
- The Goldfinch, finally! I’m going to try to listen to it.
What do you think? Has any of you listened to it?
- Before the end of the year, I’d like to read 2 more Christmas mysteries,
and maybe 3 more books
LAST WEEK ON WORDS AND PEACE
and FRANCE BOOK TOUR
- French Bingo Reading Challenge for 2015 – you can participate even if you don’t have a book blog, by posting your reviews on Goodreads
- I finally joined actively Instagram! Find me here: http://instagram.com/wordsandpeace1/ – I will follow back all book bloggers who follow me
- 12/8: Omphalos, by Mark Patton: spotlight and giveaway
- 12/9: A Month of favorites: 10 New-to-me Author Discoveries
- 12/9: The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour, by David Ebsworth: new book tour launched – a few review copies still available
- 12/10: A Month of Favorites: A Year in Books Timeline
- 12/10: We’ll Always Have Paris, by Jennifer Cobourn: giveaway winners
- 12/12: We’ll Always Have Paris: tour quotations
- 12/13: Indie And Small Press Blog Hop Giveaway winner
- 12/13: The Beautiful American, by Jeanne Mackin: giveaway winners
COMING UP ON WAP and FBT
- 12/16: From the Fifteenth District, by Mavis Gallant: release day
- Some tour quotations
- Some giveaway winners
- Hopefully some reviews!!
BOOK REVIEW MOST READ THIS PAST WEEK
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POST MOST VIEWED ON FRANCE BOOK TOURS
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and enter the giveaway!
The Omphalos giveaway ends tonight!
click on each cover to access the giveaway entry form
BOOKS ADDED TO MY GOODREADS TBR
BOOKS RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK
While Beauty Slept:
won at a book blogger,
sorry I forgot who, and can’t find the record in my email
received from Blogging for Books for review
CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY
Hercule Poirot’s Christmas is awesome. I love Agatha Christie 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy all your new books, and that you’ll be less busy next week 🙂
I really enjoy it and plan now to read The Sittaford Mystery. have you read it?
Oh loving the HP Christmas mystery..enjoy. You had an awesome book haul this week! Hope the week ahead is spectacular for you!
thanks, you too. it’s the first try i’m trying to read mysteries related to Christmas, I’m planning 2 more. it’s fun, and can never go wrong with Agatha Christie
Now I’ve really got to read Strange Library! Thanks for sharing.
yes, it’s super short, but worth it
I have The Shadow of the Wind but have yet to read it. Too bad you’re disappointed in it. While Beauty Slept sounds so good!
I know, very few people I know didn’t like it. I think it’s the paranormal that I could not longer stand
Keen to hear what you thought of Donna Tartt’s latest. I struggled with Secret History (etc) but enjoyed The Little Friend.
we’ll see, may not work too well as audio. I’ll look into The Little Friend, thanks!
I love The Shadow of the Wind, sad that you aren’t. But that’s life. Hope you find a great book to listen to soon!
am probably the only one to DNF it! Trying no The Goldfinch, maybe not the smartest format for it though
I noticed @bookclubofinstagram is reading The Shadow of the Wind this month. I read it a few years ago and liked it.
thanks, I did not know of this book club. just sent a request to @bookfan on instagram I hope it’s you. i’m wordsandpeace1
That’s not my acct. I have a personal instagram (mbh956) if you’re interested in following 🙂
oh oh. just sent my request, thanks!
Ugh, my comment got cut off. I’m looking forward to reading The Goldfinch. I’m a little daunted by the length!
sorry, not sure why that happened to your previous comment, I see it. yes for the length, especially lots of people I have heard about it say it’s dragging in the middle, but both beginning and end awesome, so we’ll see
I bet my sister would love While Beauty Slept!
keep an eye, I will probably offer it as a giveaway when I’m done
Daily Painting sounds like a good one for people who love to paint
yes, but for some self-discipline can be tough, so some of her concrete ideas are good
I just finished The Innovators too – liked that one a lot.
I guess down the line I will end up reading all the books by Isaacson,this guy writes so well. Glad you enjoyed it too
Are you loving Shadow of The Wind? I hope so
While Beauty Slept looks interesting.
Have a wonderful reading week. ENJOY your new books and all of your books.
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this is terrible, and i’m one of the exceptions to the rule I guess, but I had to DNF The Shadow of the Mind, which I wanted to love so much. Tha narrator was awesome, so I ended up listening to 55% of it, but really had to stop: too much paranormal that I could no longer stand
Awesome book post! I love discovering new books from you. Have a great week!
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thanks, you too!