Posts from the ‘Fiction’ Category

Frenglish gleanings week 5

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Frenglish gleanings
week 5

Frenglish? The links will be either in English or in French

Gleanings? Anything I found personally interesting and worthy of being shared with all my readers

books

ABOUT BOOKS

Balkan literature

Moscow’s revamped libraries

Russia’s best new independent bookstores

 

 

natureABOUT NATURE

Birding in Illinois

 

DID YOU DISCOVER ANYTHING NEW HERE TODAY?
ANYTHING YOU RECENTLY DISCOVERED SOMEWHERE ELSE
AND THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?

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Book review: The Principle

the-principleThe Principle
Le Principe

I recently discovered a wonderful British site, The European Literature Network, intent on “spreading the word about European literature, with journalist Rosie Goldsmith, “a champion of European literature” and Anna Blasiak, “literature-mad” and a published translator. Could you dream better company?
I was thrilled to be asked by The European Literature Network, to write a #RivetingReview of Le Principe, by Jérôme Ferrari, with its upcoming English translation.

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The top 11 Books to read in February 2017

Here are

The top 11 books I plan to read
in Febuary!

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CURRENTLY READING

a-prodigal-saint   a-curious-collection-of-dates

a-forgers-life  The Muralist

A Prodigal Saint:
Father John of Kronstadt and the Russian People

= scholarly biography of the most well known 19th century Russian saint
A Curious Collection of Dates
= a fun book I won
= for every day of the year, I event related to Sherlock Holmes
A Forger’s Life
= a biography seen at the library
The Muralist
= finally!

READING NEXT

paradise-lost  born-a-crime

till-we-have-faces   flaubert

marie-antoinettes-darkest-days

Paradise Lost
= so excited to reread this for The Classics Club.
I totally fell in love with this book decades ago
Born a Crime
= a couple was so excited about this book,
and I realized BBI was organizing a readalong!
Till We Have Faces
= for my Church book club
Gustave Flaubert: The Ambiguity of Imagination
= for a book tour
Marie-Antoinette’s Darkest Days
= for a book tour organized by France Book Tours
= there are still some print copies available!

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

a-study-in-scarlet  trois-jours-et-une-vie

A Study in Scarlet
= for The Classics Club.
I have actually decided to listen to all of Sherlock Holmes.
I have chosen Simon Prebble as narrator.
Except for next audiobook,
I plan to listen to all SH stories,
as they were chronologically released
Trois jours et une vie
= responding to a promotional audiobook offer,
I was totally thrilled to see that for once,
some books were available in French.
The latest by Lemaitre!

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR FEBRUARY?

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