I’m super late for my monthly recap. As Christian Orthodox, we had our Great Week and Holy Pascha a week after the other Christians. It’s basically a marathon week, with lots of hours in church. It’s the most amazing week of the year, but I easily need one week to recover after! And I’m so exhausted that even reading gets challenging, if you can imagine!
So after all the books I read for the Man Booker International Shadow Panel, these past weeks have been quite anti-climatic on the reading level.
So here is what I finished in April:
6 in print
= with 1,539 pages, an average of 51 pages/day
1 in audio
= 14H18, an average of 28 minutes
5 in literary fiction:
- Mouthful of Birds, by Samanta Schweblin – for MBI2019
- The Death of Murat Idrissi, by Tommy Weiringa – ebook for MBI2019
- Valerie, by Sara Stridsberg – ebook for MBI2019
- Celestial Bodies, by Jokha Alharthi – ebook for MBI2019
- The Republic, by Joost de Vries – ebook for MBI2019
1 in nonfiction:
- Walden, by Henry David Thoreau – audio, for Classics Club
1 in mystery:
- Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead, by Olga Tokarczuk – ebook for MBI2019
MY FAVORITES IN APRIL
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
Classics Club: 43/50 (until end of 2020)
2019 Calendar of Crime Challenge 3/12
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??
Total of books read in 2019 = 33/100
Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 10
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I’ve been wanting to read Walden, ever since I read about Thoreau in a book about Louisa May Alcott. I didn’t think to look for an audiobook, but I bet that would be a good way for me to get it read.
and it’s free on Librivox, and the volunteer who reads it is very good: Gord Mackenszie. see here: https://librivox.org/walden-by-henry-david-thoreau
Glad you enjoyed the holiday, even if it did take a bit of recovery time.
I love that you keep track of your blog milestones every month. What a great way to track things!
Ah, the problem is it was several HOLY days, but no holiday, in the sense no time to rest at all, lol!! Our Christian Orthodox services are very long, but it’s definitely the most awesome way to celebrate the Resurrection!
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Good month! You really outdid yourself with all those books for MBI2019. I was impressed.
that was quite a marathon…
I wish Catholics celebrated this way and not just coming to church for an hour and then sending their kids on egg hunts and photos with the bunny. It sounds like you truly have a deeper meaning of what the Holy days truly mean to your life.
that’s why I converted from Roman Catholicism to Orthodoxy. And by the way, Orthodoxy is basically the faith as practiced by the first Christians, our Divine Liturgy (= Mass), goes back to the 4th century, we don’t have liturgical committees that try to reinvent the wheel every week and try to make it fun and popular. It’s the same Liturgy every week, no instruments, just human voices giving glory to God (4 parts, gorgeous, very conducive to prayer).
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