And after my list of 2014 favorites,
as well as my 2014 stats,
here is to a fun wrap up:

Year of reading 2014 part 3

There are a lot of those online, but these are my favorites. The idea is to finish the sentences and answer the questions exclusively with titles I read in 2013.

Because of time limit, I won’t insert the links this year, sorry, so if you are intrigued by a title, just copy and paste it in the search button, and you will access the review.

– When I was younger I was : Julia, Child
– People might be surprised to discover that I’m: The Collector of Dying Breaths
– I will never be: Isabella, Braveheart of France
– At the end of a long day I need: My Wish List
– Right now I’m feeling: Heads Above Water
– Someday I want to: (be) Everyday Saints
– At a party you’d find me: The Shadow Queen
– I’ve never: Light And Dark
– I really don’t enjoy: Confessions of a Paris Party Girl
– In my next life I want to be: Edwin

– If you could go anywhere, where would you go: Paris, Rue des Martyrs
– Your favorite form of transportation: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
– Your best friend is: The Hurlyburly’s Husband
– You and your friends are: Crossing The Line
– What’s the weather like: Taking the Cross
– Favorite time of day: Midnight in Europe
– If your life was: Pride and Honor
– What is life to you: Nightmare in Burgundy
– Your fear: The Empire Striketh Back
– What is the best advice you have to give: Toi qui as soif de bonheur…
– Thought for the Day: God Matters
– How I would like to die: The Ashes of Heaven’s Pillar
– My soul’s present condition: Still Life

I began the day with Lies Told in Silence.
On my way to work I saw a Paris Apartment
and walked by The Wharf of Chartrons
to avoid the Anvil of God,
but I made sure to stop at Mr Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore.
In the office, my boss said : Inch’Allah Dimanche
and sent me to research 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go.
At lunch with The Kabbalist,
I noticed Mr Ibrahim et les feurs du Coran
under (a) Bed of Nails,
then went back to my desk, No Turning Back.
Later, on the journey home, I bought Bitter Greens
because I have Seven Letters From Paris;
then settling down for the evening, I picked up The Right Word
and studied Arabian Love Poems
before saying goodnight to The Phantom of Rue Royale.

If this is not fun, what is?
!Have you tried with the titles of the books you read in 2014?

In 2014, I participated in  10 Reading Challenges, and God knows how many virtual book Tours.

I finished the following challenges (the numbers below may not reflect the full results, as more accurately displayed here):

  1. Audiobook Challenge: 14/12
  2. Books on France: 54/24
  3. Historical Fiction: 33/25
  4. New authors: 74/50
  5. What’s in a Name: 5/5
  6. My Kind of Mystery: 23/20
  7. Japanese Literature Reading Challenge: this goes until the end of January: 5/6 so far

I did not manage to finish the following challenges:

  1. Ebook Challenge: 20/25
  2. TBR Pile Reading Challenge: only 4/12!! Obviously this is something I need to work on!!
  3. Still working on Where are you reading? (on all the States in the US) = currently 16/50

 

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And now to 2014:

I am late and have not signed up yet to any reading challenges, but I will probably sign up or the same, some with other bloggers, as they have dropped the ball in the middle of the year…

Have you seen my twist on the challenge I’m offering you for 2015? Still books about France, but in a fun Bingo form!

I REALLY want to finish reading Marcel’s Proust work: I’m at the end of volume 5, and there are 7, so getting there.
I plan to be even more picky for what tours to do or what galleys to request, and hopefully will be bale to read more from my TBR,

2014 was such an exciting year of reading for me, thanks to you other book bloggers, and all my readers who subscribed to this blog through email, google reader, wordpress, facebook, twitter, linkedin, pinterest, instagram, etc, and to all your comments! Thanks again for following this blog!

And happy year of reading 2015 to each of you!

Please leave the link of your post in a comment
if you did some of that fun stuff
with the titles you read yourself in 2014

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