2022: March wrap-up

MARCH 2022 WRAP-UP

March was a very hard month, with the situation in Ukraine. It was harder to take time to read – plus very busy work (lots of new French students!) and Church schedule.
I managed to read as many books as in February, but much shorter books.
I actually listened to one extra book, as I took time to listen to audiobooks while coloring books, to try to get stress relief.
I didn’t visit as many blogs as usual, and I have been very late in reading your comments, even though I so much appreciate you taking time to leave meaningful comments.

📚 Here is what I read in March:

13 books:
9 in print 
=  with 14,439 pages, a daily average of 46 pages/day
4 in audio
= 36H53
, a daily average of 1H11

5 in mystery:

  1. The Postman Always Rings Twice, by James M. Cain – read with the Goodreads Mystery, Crime, and Thriller group 
  2. Le Fou de Bergerac (Maigret #16), by Georges Simenon – read with a French student
  3. The Clairvoyant Countess, by Dorothy Gilman – audiobook
  4. A Nun in the Closet, by Dorothy Gilman – audiobook
  5. L’Aiguille creuse (Arsène Lupin #3), by Maurice Leblanc – audiobook

2 in literary fiction:

  1. The Box Man, by Kobo Abe
  2. Love in the Time of Cholera, by Gabriel García Márquez

2 in poetry:

  1. River of Stars, by Yosano Akiko
  2. The Year of my Life, by Issa Kobayashi

2 in nonfiction:

  1. The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women, by Kate Moore – audiobook
  2. After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris from the Belle Époque Through Revolution and War – received for review through Netgalley

2 in picture book:

  1. Love in the Library, by Maggie Tokuda-Hall and Yas Imamura
  2. The Night Gardener, by the Fan Brothers

MY FAVORITE BOOKS THIS PAST MONTH

Love in the Time of Cholera  The Year of My Life

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 113/137 (from November 2020-until November 2025)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 9/12 books
2022 TBR Pile Reading Challenge: 0/12 books
2022 books in translation reading challenge
: 13/10+

Total of books read in 2022 = 40/120 (33%)
Number of books added to my TBR this past month = 7

 OTHER BOOK  REVIEWED THIS PAST MONTH

The Final Days of Abbot Montrose

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BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH

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How was YOUR month of MARCH?

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where you can link your monthly recap posts
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31 thoughts on “2022: March wrap-up

  1. I’m glad March is over. It just had a weird vibe to it and of course the war against Ukraine made it worse. I’m hoping for a good April, and I hope you have a good month as well!

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  2. Hey, that’s great, I’m #1. Or does that mean I’m too intrusive? LOL But I just love “talking” to you.

    I have read “Love in the Time of Cholera” and liked it just as anything else by Gabriel García Márquez.

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  3. For a bad month, I think you managed very well. Also with the diversity of titles. Garcia’s book is definitely on my reading list.

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    • Merci bien. Les livres audios aident. Vous connaissez Sylvain Tesson ? C’est toujours un plaisir d’écouter ses livres -nonfiction. Je suis en train d’écouter L’Axe du loup. Je ne me lasse jamais de ses descriptions des paysages et personnes rencontrées. Et vous, vous lisez/écoutez quoi de bon en ce moment ?

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      • Tesson a écrit beaucoup dans le Point, qui est mon lien principal avec la “mère-patrie”. 😉
        J’aime bien son attitude envers la vie, sa façon de regarder et dire les choses.
        Pas de livre audio pour moi, je reste au papier. Même Kindle, j’ai du mal. Aprés un Ed McBain, je viens de lire “Les jeux sont faits” de Sartre. Je suis en train de ranger ma bibliothèque, je l’ai vu, je ne l’avais pas lu… Allez hop! Après j’hésite entre un Conrad et un Robert B. Parker…
        Je lis tout et n’importe quoi… 😉

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        • Bel échantillon !
          J’aime écouter des livres quand je fais le ménage, la cuisine, la vaisselle, le jardinage ou de l’art. Les livres de Tesson sont très bien narrés. Pour la lecture proprement dite, je choisis papier ou numérique, selon ce que j’ai sous la main. Habitant aux États-Unis, c’est souvent plus facile de trouver des livres français en numérique ou même en audio. Les bibliothèques municipales ont un service gratuit qui s’appelle Hoopla, et il y a beaucoup de livres audio en français maintenant. J’ai pas l’espace ni les moyens d’acheter beaucoup de livres papier.

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          • Je crois que chacun s’adapte aux circonstances. J’ai pas loin de 3,000 livres. Que j’ai réussi à mettre dans une seule pièce quand nous avons déménagé. Mais pas plus. Quand je n’ai plus de place, je fais le tri et je donne au Lycée Français. J’ai dû leur donner les 2/3 de la bibliothèque de mon père quand il est mort. Les gens du Lycée étaient ravis. Soit ils les revendent, soit ils complètent la bibliothèque du Lycée. J’aime bien quand les livres “bougent”.
            Et effectivement, dans l’hémisphère Nord on trouve très peu de livres français. Je n’achète presque que des livres anglais… (Amazon)
            En Français, l’été, sir les quais…

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