#BlackFriday deals: unique ideas for Christmas gifts!

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UPDATE:

Same deals valid until tonight 11/30 at midnight!
in US Central time = GMT-6

Bonjour mes amis,

First things first, if you live in the US, I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.
Like many of you I’m sure, mine was small and cozy.
For my husband and myself, I prepare a Franco-American meal
– details only available in next Newsletter!

And now, wherever you live, it’s time for a #BlackFriday deal! No: deux !
We have two great options for a unique Christmas gift for your friends, or for yourself – 2020 was a tough one, so can you definitely send yourself a gift 😉

  1. FBT Book Box: real price $15/month.
    #BlackFriday deal = $10 per month!
    Remember it’s two books in the genres you like every month!
  2. Words And Peace Newsletter: real price $15 for the whole year
    #BlackFriday deal = $12 total for the whole year!
    Each month, there will be a raffle unique to this Newsletter on the last day of the month.
    10 subscribers will receive an ebook. 1 subscriber will receive a print copy.
Click on the links to get details and sign up.
The #BlackFriday deal will end
tonight 11/30 at midnight
in US Central time = GMT-6

Book review and giveaway: The Education of Delhomme

The Education of Delhomme

The Education Of Delhomme:
Chopin, Sand, & La France
by Nancy Burkhalter
History Through Fiction
November 17, 2020
280 pages
Historical fiction

Goodreads

Buy the book here

My last review made you travel from Provence to Jerusalem in the 12th century. With The Education of Delhomme, we’ll mostly remain in Paris in the mid-19th century, in the company of famous artists.

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Nonfiction November 2020: Book Pairings

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Book Pairings

hosted by Julz of Julz Reads

This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title.
It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!”
or just two titles that you think would go well together.
Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history
by reading a nonfiction version of the story.

Today, I’m offering you 3 novels paired with 3 nonfiction books I read this year

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BOOK PAIRING #1

BIRDS

Vesper Flights Migrations

Migrations:
VERDICT: Both beautiful and heart-wrenching. And of course, a must for all birders.
Franny, from Galway, Ireland, knows that it’s probably the last time the Arctic Terns are migrating, so she decided to follow and accompany them on their last journey.
She goes to Greenland, where the bird starts its migration, and manages to convince Captain Ennis Malone to accept her on his shipping boat The Saghani. His crew has had a hard time finding fish, also because of global warming and all we have done to our planet, but Franny is a scientist and knows that the Arctic Tern adjusts its route to where they can find fish to eat. So that should work, right?
Things get complicated…

BOOK PAIRING #2

MARIE-ANTOINETTE

 Marie Antoinette's World MARIE antoinette

Becoming Marie-Antoinette:
The book is excellent at describing the royal families and all the petty details of everyday life, from the rising to the preparation for the night;  at showing what it would have taken to become the queen of France, lots of advantages maybe, but also lots of sacrifices.

BOOK PAIRING #3

TEA

 The Book of Tea broken teaglass

The Broken Teaglass:
Take words, a job with words and dictionaries, and a good mystery, well, how could I resist that!
A neat, smart, very enjoyable and quick read.

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
BOOK PAIRING RELATED TO BIRDS OR TEA?