Bout of Books 13: Bookish Survey

Bout of Books 13#boutofbooks

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Today’s challenge,

Bookish Survey,

is hosted by Writing My Own Fairy Tale

1. How do you organize your shelves?

Hmm, they are not really organized. One shelf is about things French. One is all the books I need to read, with in front the urgent ones, and one shelf with books checked out at my local library. R

2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres?

IreneIrène, which is crime fiction.
I rarely read this genre

3. What is the last 5 star book you read?

Bridges of ParisBridges of Paris.
Gorgeous, AND full of great historical info on Paris!

4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?

The RoomThe Room.
See here my list of books for this week

5. What book do you recommend the most? I’m adding recently, as I can’t recommend a book I have not yet started

The Ravens coverThe Ravens
Great literary novel on mental illness, nature, and birding

See you tonight in the chat party!

Please come back later on, there will be a MEGA giveaway right here, open to US Bout of Books Participants!




IFFP 2015 review: The Ravens

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The Ravens

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The Ravens
by Tomas Bannerhed,
translated from the Swedish
by Sarah Death

Paperback, 416 pages
Published January 16th, 2014
by Clerkenwell Press
First published March 15th, 2011
Original title: Korparna
ISBN13: 978-1846688997

This book counts for the following Reading Challenges:

 New Authors 2015   2015 Translation


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I’m not going to beat around the push and leave you hanging: The Ravens is without hesitation my favorite book among the books listed for the IFFP this year. I believe it is also my favorite read so far this year, out of 40 books to date. Alas, the book didn’t make it on the official shortlist, but at least it is on our Shadow Panel Shortlist.
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IFFP 2015: official and shadow shortlists

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 Official and shadow shortlists


The official shortlist for the IFFP has been announced! Once again, the official choice does justify the existence of a Shadow Panel, according to my opinion. Let me know what you think. 
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