Throwback Thursday: April-May 2012

Throwback Thursday


Revisiting what I posted 10 years ago
(my blog was born on September 29, 2010)
following the idea I found at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog
(click on this link or the logo to see where the idea started from,
and to post the link to your own post).

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Today, I’m revisiting April-May 2012.
I took a long trip in France in April 2012, so I only posted once.

In May 2012, I published 20 posts, 6 of these were reviews. Others were book memes, picture memes, and posts on my French trip.

Of these books, here is the one that received most views:

Click on the covers to know more

The Forgotten Garden

This was my discovery of Kate Morton, and I ended up reading all her other books after that.
This is one of the rare audiobooks (the only one maybe even) I found so captivating that I ended up just sitting on the couch to finish it. I usually only listen to audiobooks while doing chores around the house.
It’s also the only audiobook I bought a print copy after listening to it!

Two other books were important for me that month:

  the secret garden  if on a winter's night

Check on the covers to know more why I consider them so important.
Briefly here:
The Secret Garden is a magical classic, that inspired The Forgotten Garden, mentioned here above.
As for Italo Calvino‘s book, I discovered with this stunning book he was a major author of the Oulipo movement (which has mostly French authors).
Since then, I have read other books by Calvino, and I have launched into teaching myself Italian, just for the pleasure to read him in Italian!

So I can only conclude that May 2012 was a very important month of discoveries for me.

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My next post on this meme will be on August 4


15 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: April-May 2012

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