Six degrees of separation: From a wolf to tales

#6Degrees

Six degrees of separation:
From a wolf to tales

Using my own rules for this fun meme hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (see there the origin of the meme and how it works – posted the first Saturday of every month), I started with somebody a wolf(e) and ended up with tales, which makes total sense.
Will you follow the wolf with me?

Here are my own quirky rules:

1. Use your list of books on Goodreads
2. Take the first word of the title offered and find another title with that word in it
3. Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title
4. Or the second if the title starts with the same word, or you are stuck

 Wolfe Island Five on a Treasure Island

 Five-finger Discount French house

fairy-tales Canterbury tales

1. Wolfe Island
I hadn’t paid attention before to what this book was about. Actually, I may end up reading this dystopian novel. Should I?
By the same author, I read Salt Creek. I almost gave it 4 stars, great writing, but it was so so sad!

2. Five of a Treasure Island
My favorite series as a kid!

3. Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked Family History
“I understand now why this book has been on the Book Club shelf of my library for a long time: it is both so funny and so true, and seems to describe very well a page of Americana one may not always be proud of.”

4. The French House: An American Family, a Ruined Maison, and the Village That Restored Them All
VERDICTWith hauntingly beautiful descriptions of a tiny French island and its inhabitants, this book will take you to a different place, and might even inspire you to reconsider your life and finally follow your dreams where you and your family can become whole.

5. Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition
VERDICT: Remarkable anthology of famous fairy tales as reinterpreted by French authors of the Decadent movement. Fascinating and very enjoyable example of comparative literature at its best.

6. The Canterbury Tales
A witty satire of the English society and Church of the 14th century.

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Book review: Creativity For Kids

Creativity for Kids

Creativity For Kids:
75 Fun Activities to Promote Creative Thinking and Self Expression,

by Trisha Riché

Rockridge Press
3/10/2020
Juvenile Nonfiction
Activity Books
144 pages

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RockridgePress has been publishing amazing books for educators. Creativity for Kids offers great insight on creativity, with lots of activities in order to foster it in children (6-9 year olds).

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2020: February wrap-up

FEBRUARY 2020 WRAP-UP

📚 Well, my January trend is still at work!
I have again read a lot this month, in fact even more than in January. But the real feat is that so far, I have reviewed everything as well, mostly thanks to my Sunday Post, where I post short reviews as needed.
My daily Book Journal is helping me too, I believe.
And I have restarted posting more often on Myrtle Skete, my Orthodox blog.

📚 Like in January, besides The Classics Club, I have been doing the Japanese Literature Challenge (until March), I joined the #Pondathon (a reading competition: I earn points for my #Xiaolong team based on the number of pages I read and the number of books I finish), and the Murakami online Book Club.

So here are the titles I read in February:

13 books:
9 in print 
with 2,275 pages, an average of 78 pages/day
4 in audio
= 23H10
, an average of 47 minutes

6 in mystery:

  1. Le Charretier de la Providence, by Georges Simenon – ebook
  2. Monsieur Gallet, décédé, by Georges Simenon – ebook
  3. Second Sister, by Chan Ho-Kei – ebook, for review
  4. Complot, by Nicolas Beuglet – audio
  5. L’ile du diable, by Nicolas Beuglet – audio
  6. The Missing Sister, by Elle Marr – my review will be live on Criminal Element mid March

2 in literary fiction:

  1. Norwegian Wood, by Haruki Murakami  – ebook
  2. The Ten Loves of Nishino, by Hiromi Kawakami – ebook, for review

3 in nonfiction:

  1. The Book of Ichigo Ichie, by Héctor Garcia
  2. The Book of Exodus – audio
  3. The Book of Leviticus – audio

2 in poetry:

  1. Selected Poems, by Masaoka Shiki
  2. The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa, by Robert Hass

MY FAVORITE BOOKS IN FEBRUARY

Second Sister  The Essential Haiku

READING CHALLENGES & RECAP

Classics Club: 20/50 (from October 2019-until September 2024)
Japanese Literature Challenge: 8 books read

Total of books read in 2020 = 24/110
Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 27

OTHER BOOKS I REVIEWED IN JANUARY

Besides the books above listed, this month I also reviewed:

The Gate

Tricky Logic Puzzles for Adults New SAT Vocabulary Workbook Once Upon a Word

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to see the books I plan to read in March


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How was YOUR month of February?

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Nicole at Feed Your Fiction Addiction
has created a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
Thanks Nicole!