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From the Bout of Books team
Bout of Books 22:
Day 2 Challenge
Challenge “Year of You”
Share a book that was published the year you were born.
If you don’t wish to disclose your age (that’s fine; you’ll get no judgment either way here),
pick a book that was significant to your childhood.
Thanks to Courtney Lynn (@ceelynnreading) for today’s challenge!
In 2011, I started hosting a reading challenge (I just did it for a few years) based on books published in the first years of your life. For that challenge, I picked a book that I had to read for university studies. I had liked it back then, but I no longer do. Long story short, I had to go and find another book!
I chose one that is probably not familiar to many of you, but that I REALLY enjoyed a lot:
Have you ever met Emily Pollifax? She’s basically Mrs Marple’s American cousin!
I met her back then when I was doing the 52 countries reading challenge, I was looking for books set in other countries, and I found her in the audiobooks at my library: the cool thing in this series, is that each book is set in a different country. I invite you to read my recap post to learn more about it. It’s an excellent series, with good suspense, smart characters, and lots of travel adventures!
And the first book of the series, the one here featured, happened to be published the year I was born, 1966.
What great book was published
the year you were born?
I found out that The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss and Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak were each published in my birth year (1957). Both are favorites and poetic in their own, very different ways!
I’ve never read any Mrs Pollifax mysteries, at least not yet!
wow, nice year indeed!
You should try to meet Mrs Pollifax, the books are very well done
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