Throwback Thursday: July 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 July 2012.
I published 19 posts, 6 of these were reviews.

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

Click on the covers to know more

The Age of Miracles

To tell the truth, I don’t remember much about the book, more about the feeling I had while I read it, and that I liked it.

But two books read that month have really stayed with me:

Rebecca    In The Garden Of Beasts

This was my first book by Daphne du Maurier, and a strong discovery.
Check my post: besides my review, it has lots of questions and answers (unless you have not yet read the book, because that part is obviously full of spoilers), and a fascinating analysis of the famous first sentence.
Since then, I have read My Cousin Rachel; and Jamaica Inn this past summer, which I also enjoyed a lot.
As well as Manderley Forever, a biography by Tatiana Du Rosnay.

My review on Rebecca is currently the book review that has received most views ever on my blog – for a long time, it was Of Mice and Men, but now Rebecca has over a 1,000 more views that Steinbeck’s novella.

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin is an excellent nonfiction.
In my review, I mention that I was going to read more by Larson. I haven’t done it yet!
I still want to read The Devil in the White City (I live in a suburb of Chicago), and probably also Isaac’s Storm.

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My next post on this meme will be on October 6

29 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: July 2012

  1. Gosh, that’s a lot of views of Rebecca. And it’s the only one on this list that I’ve read. You seem to have your finger on the pulse when it comes to statistics. I don’t think I even know how to find this stuff out, other than my current figures.


  2. Manderley Forever is another book I read because of your recommendation! That was around the time I went through a phase of reading lots of Du Maurier, Rebecca is fantastic but I think The Scapegoat was my favorite.


  3. I’ve only read Rebecca – it’s one of the few “classics” that I finished and actually enjoyed. I’m not a fan of the language and writing style of the classics, so I was please to find at least ONE that I liked! I have Devil in the White City on my bookshelf where it’s languished for a couple years. Every time I see it there I think – read it NOW, and then pick up something else. 🙂
    Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys


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