APRIL 2020 WRAP-UP
My introductory paragraph could be a simple copy and paste from last month. We know by now that life will never again be like BEFORE Covid-19.
However I try to go back to my usual blogging, but my teaching and lots of homework preparation and corrections keep me very busy. I have been teaching online for 12 years, so nothing new for me. It’s just that this year I’m preparing students to two different and very demanding exams, that on top of everything, have a new revamping – and one has nothing to do with the virus.
So lots of new classes to prepare. And one book is very fat, so it will take a while…
And suddenly I have four new students.
We still haven’t been able to go back to Church. I dare hope it will be possible in June, but who knows at this point?
The one good thing is that finally Spring is coming more consistently in Illinois, and the garden is already growing!
I have read less books than last month, but more pages. And I’m in the middle of The Mirror and the Light. After listening to Au Soleil Redouté, I’m also reading it, with one of my students. It’s also fairly big. So when I count them in May, that will raise the stats, lol.
📚 So here are the titles I read in April :
Exclusively international, and mostly French!
And 3 books are actually a mix of different genres!!
5 in print
= with 1,348 pages, an average of 44 pages/day
1 in audio
= 10H57, an average of 21 minutes
3 in mystery:
- Le chien jaune, by Georges Simenon – ebook, in French, read with one of my students
- La nuit du carrefour, by Georges Simenon – ebook, in French, read with one of my students
- Au soleil redouté, by Michel Bussi – audiobook, in French
2 in literary fiction:
- Summer of Reckoning, by Marion Brunet – received for review
- Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, by Haruki Murakami – ebook, read with the Murakami Online Book Club
1 in historical fiction:
- Wild Dog, by Serge Joncour – received for review
MY FAVORITE BOOKS IN APRIL
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
OTHER BOOKS I REVIEWED IN APRIL
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Come back on Monday
to see the books I plan to read in May
How was YOUR month of March?
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