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Bout of Books 22: Day 5 challenge

Bout of Books 22


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From the Bout of Books team

Bout of Books 22:

Day 5 Challenge

Space Scavenger Hunt

You all like a scavenger hunt, right? This one is space themed.
Use the guidelines below. Participate as much as you can.
This is a challenge, so you don’t have to get them all to win. If you have fun, you win.

Mercury – Favourite short story/novella
Venus – Favourite book with female protagonist
Earth – Favourite book about nature/nature word in the title
Mars – Favourite book with a red cover
Jupiter – Favourite tome over 500 pages
Saturn – Favourite book with circle/ring on the cover/in the title
Uranus – Favourite book set in winter
Neptune – Favourite book set at sea, on a boat, or under water
Pluto – Favourite books featuring a dog/with a dog on the cover
Moon – Favourite book set anywhere other than Earth
Sun – Favourite book set in summer
Space – Favourite book set in space

Thanks to Liz (@LizHannah25) for today’s challenge.

Here is a fun challenge. I have to admit the book I chose is not necessarily my favorite of all times in that category, but at least, that’s the one that came first to mind. So here we go. Click on the book covers to access my review/book on Goodreads

 The Story of Your life


Favorite short story/novella


Unexpected Mrs Pollifax Venus

Favorite book with female protagonist

unseen-city Earth

Favorite book about nature/
nature word in the title

Magpie Murders Mars

Favorite book with a red cover

1q84 Jupiter

Favorite tome over 500 pages

Too Close to the Edge Saturn

Favorite book with circle/ring
on the cover/in the title

if on a winter's night Uranus

Favorite book set in winter

under-the-channel Neptune

Favorite book set at sea, on a boat, or under water

The Black Island Pluto

Favorite books featuring a dog/
with a dog on the cover

The Sparrow Moon

Favorite book set anywhere other than Earth

Prodigal Summer Sun

Favorite book set in summer

the-martian-chronicles Space

Favorite book set in space




2018: March-April wrap-up

March-April 2018 wrap-up

Sometimes, life goes too fast…
Reading time is getting scarce these days, and let’s not talk about blogging time…

So here are the few books I read these past 2 months: 

11  books:
8 in print 
with 2,230 pages, an average of 36 pages/day
3 in audio
with 34H36, an average of 33mn/day

So more audio time than usual, but about half less reading time!

7 in mystery

  1. Look For Her, by Emily Winslow – for review
  2. Temps glaciaires, by Fred Vargas – audio in French
  3. I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh
  4. Portrait of a Murderer: A Christmas Crime story, by Anne Meredith – ebook, for review
  5. Nymphéas noirs, by Michel Bussi – audio in French
  6. Gallic Noir, vol 1, by Pascal Garnier – for review
  7. Debout les morts, by Fred Vargas – audio in French

2 in “graphic novels”:

  1. Baby Monkey, Private Eye, by Brian Selznick = actually a picture book
  2. Monet, Itinerant of Light, by Salva Rubio (and EFA) = actually a biography

1 in literary fiction:

  1. The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Andric – for Classic Club

1 in science-fiction/dystopia/fantasy:

  1. Ankaran Immersion, by Will Weisser

My favorites in March-April

  Les nymphéas noirs   Portrait of a Murderer

Blog recap for March-April

  • I did manage to post a short video where I read a poem both in French and English, for National Poetry Month. Thanks to the Book Cougars for inviting me! See details about them under my youtube video

  • I hosted 4 spotlights with giveaway – be sure you enter the May book of the month giveaway at France Book Tours

  • I participated in a few memes, which I had not done for a while: Top 10 Tuesday, WWW Wednesdays, Mailbox Monday, and a more recent for me: Six Degrees of Separation

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 22/50 (until end of 2020) or 33/62!
The 2018 TBR Pile Challenge: 1/12!!
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2018= 22/100

Number of books added to my TBR in March-April= 45

Most popular book review in April


click on the cover to access my review.

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Born a Crime
chapters 9-14 read-along at
Book Bloggers International

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Book Bloggers International

Top commenters of the month

Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

Karen at Booker Talk

Freda @Fredalicious

Blog milestones

1,783 posts
over 4,490 subscribers
over 153,850 hits

Plans for May

Finish the Classic book I was supposed to read before end of April!!
Catch up with reviews, ah ah.
Do a few reviews, ah ah


Come back on Monday
to see all the books I plan to read in May!

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How was YOUR month of  April?

Month in Review

Kathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
I’ll now be linking my monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!






















WWW Wednesdays March14


  WWW Wednesdays 2

WWW Wednesdays


just read 0314

click on the covers to know more about them


reading 0314





March book of the month giveaway
available on France Book Tours


Look for Her




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