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Six degrees of separation: from Lincoln to Alexandria

#6Degrees

Six degrees of separation:
from
Lincoln to Alexandria

This is really cool!
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 a mystery and indeed on one.
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 by the same word

So here is the result for February 2018. After the covers, you can find the links of my reviews or the title on Goodreads:

Lincoln in the Bardo  The Lincoln Conspiracy

the-sun-king-conspiracy half of a yellow sun

Vanished Kingdoms The Vanished Library
 

1. Lincoln in the Bardo = I haven’t read it, and don’t plan too, too weird, I think
2. The LINCOLN Conspiracy = Very interesting historical thriller
3. The Sun King CONSPIRACY = Superb historical novel on Louis XIV, Fouquet, Vaux-le-Vicomte. Definitely my favorite title on this page
I forgot to specify: this book is part of my
February giveaway
4. Half of a Yellow SUN  = depressing, as many books I have read on Africa, but excellent historical novel on Biafra 
5. Vanished Kingdoms: The History of HALF-Forgotten Europe = history book on my TBR for a while. 
About small and bigger European countries that are no longer on the map
6. The VANISHED Library: A Wonder of the Ancient World= this history book has been for 5 years on my TBR. 
But I still hope to read it one day, as it is on the ancient library of Alexandria

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HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS?
HAVE YOU PLAYED
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
THIS MONTH?

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Top 10 books to read in February 2018

Here are

The top 10 books I plan to read
in February!

Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

    Modern Orthodox Thinkers  The Poisoned Crown

Modern Orthodox Thinkers
= awesome presentation of major modern Orthodox thinkers
The Poisoned Crown
= finally taking time to go on with
this great French histfic series

   The Bridge on the Drina

The Bridge on the Drina
= classic on my TBR

READING NEXT

  Minced   Couleurs de l'incendie

Minced, Marinated, and Murdered
= new book in a series written by the same author
as the Wine Detective series
Couleurs de l’incendie
= French historical novel, sequel to The Great Swindle

 

I Let you go    Look for her

I Let You Go
= thriller lent by a friend
Look For Her
= thriller received for review

Le voyage d'Octavio

Le voyage d’Octavio
= French novel on my TBR

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

     Temps glaciaires I Always Loved You

Temps glaciaires
= the last book I had not read yet in this series by Fred Vargas!
I Always Loved You
= I have had this one on my TBR for ever,
and I realize the audio should be good,
on painteres Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas

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

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2018: January wrap-up

January 2018 wrap-up

Already one month done this year, so hopefully we will soon see the end of cold days…

Here is what I read this past month:

8  books:
7 in print
with 1,936 pages, that is: 62 pages/day
+ 1 audiobook
with 11H58, that is: 23 mn/day

6 in mystery!

  1. The Body in the Casket, by Katherine Hall Page
  2. The Master Key, by Masako Togawa – ebook
  3. Walking the Bones, by Randall Silvis  – ebook
  4. La nuit n’est jamais complète, by Niko Tackian  – ebook
  5. L’armée furieuse, by Fred Vargas  – audiobook
  6. Framed, by Leslie Jones

1 in historical fiction:

  1. Carnegie’s Maid, by Marie Benedict  – ebook

 1 in fiction/graphic novel

  1. Exquisite Corpse, by Pénélope Bagieu

My favorites in January

  Walking the Bones  Carnegie's Maid

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 21/50 (until end of 2020) or 30/59!
The 2018 TBR Pile Challenge: 0/12
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2018= 7/100!

Number of books added to my TBR in January= 31

Blog recap in January

  • I participated in Bout of Books 21

  • I read and reviewed the 2nd book picked by my library staff for a special winter reading challenge

  • I organized 2 giveaways

  • I was able to review all the books I wanted to review this month!

Most popular book review in January

The Body in the Casket

click on the cover to access my review.

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

The Top 11 Books for Understanding
Rajasthan & Its Cities

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

The Broke and the Bookish

Top commenters of the month

Karen at Booker Talk

Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

Freda @Fredalicious

Blog milestones

1,759 posts
over 4,460 subscribers
over 149,500 hits

Plans for February

Nothing special that I can think of, apart from working harder on my TBR

Come back tomorrow
to see all the books I plan to read in February!

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How was YOUR month of  January?

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!

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