Sunday Post #18 – 1/24/2016

Sunday Post

 

 

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share news.
A post to recap the past week on your blog,
showcase books and things we have received.
Share news about what is coming up on your blog
for the week ahead.
See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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This post also counts for
Mailbox Monday2 It's Monday! What Are You Reading2 WWW Wednesdays 2

Mailbox Monday,
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
and WWW Wednesdays

Wow, time flies! Looks like I have not done a Sunday post since last July…
Lots is happening right now: humming along between several clients and novels to translate.
And after a MAJOR computer crash, which ultimately was a wonderful spiritual experience, believe it or not, an experience of detachment and a lesson in dying,
I’m back into business, plugging along in Blogging 101 University, learning lots of new things (a new theme IS going to show up soon on this blog, finally!), and trying to be more active in memes.
So far, I’m also following my resolution of writing  review as soon as I am done with a book, before diving headlong into the next – this is harder than you think!
Also catching up slowly but surely with reviews I should have posted in 2015, exactly what I plan on avoiding at the turn of next year! Discipline discipline!

BOOKS JUST READ

La cache

   Couple Mechanics   The Secret of the Old Clock

    click on the covers to know more about them

CURRENTLY READING

Queen of the Night

 Toward the endless day  The Brutal Telling

Greenwash

  • The Queen of the Night, by Alexander Chee.
    Historical mystery to be released in February.
    Set in France a t the end of the Second Empire.
    So far slow
  • Toward the Endless Day, by Olga Lossky.
    Wonderful biography of Elisabeth Behr-Sigel,
    the greatest Orthodox French female theologian of the 20th century.
    Enjoying every page on this remarkable woman.
    I had loved so much her own biography of her friend Father Lev Gillet
    (aka A Montk of the EasternChruch)

Audio book:
The Brutal Telling, by Louise Penny.
Moving along in this delightful series.
I’m afraid I may know what’s going on
OR be totally caught in a red herring!!

Currently translating into French:
Greenwash, by Collen Cross.
Already translated 2 other books by her

BOOKS UP NEXT

The Vatican Princess     Bury Your Dead

  1. The Vatican Princess, by C.W. Gortner
    I enjoyed so much his book on Coco Chanel, I want to read more by him
  2. Bury Your Dead, as audiobook.
    #6 in the series

RECENTLY ON WORDS AND PEACE
and FRANCE BOOK TOURS

COMING UP ON WAP and FBT

  • 1/25-29: Virtual book tour with giveaway: The 6:41 to Paris
  • Review: The Wright Brothers, by David McCullough
  • Top 10 books set in France
  • First Chapter First Paragraph: Late Harvest Havoc
  • Friday 56
  • Sunday Sentence

BOOK REVIEW MOST
READ THIS PAST WEEK

Couple Mechanicsclick on the cover to know more about it

 

POST MOST VIEWED
ON FRANCE BOOK TOURS

The Sword of the Maidenclick on the cover to know more about it

 

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

 Late Harvest Havoc  The 6:41 to Paris

         Click here to enter the giveaway

BOOKS JUST ADDED
TO MY GOODREADS TBR

  A Prisoner in Malta  Oblivion

BOOK RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

The World Between Two Covers 

The World Between Two Covers, received from the author.
About her year of reading a book per country
represented at the Olympics.
Eager to compare with my experience of reading a book
related to 53 different countries

HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?

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Sunday Post #17 – 7/5/2015

Sunday Post

 

 

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share news.
A post to recap the past week on your blog,
showcase books and things we have received.
Share news about what is coming up on your blog
for the week ahead.
See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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This post also counts for
Mailbox Monday2 it's Monday WWW Wednesdays 2

Mailbox Monday,
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
and WWW Wednesdays

I hope you are enjoying this special week-end. Finally it’s warming up around Chicago, good to be able to just read in T-shirt on the porch!
It is so colder than usual that cicadas are at least a month late, compared to my own record of previous years. It really feels so weird not to hear them yet, nor crickets by night.
Anyway, I had a great book week, so here we go:

BOOKS JUST READ

The Cost of Courage

The Travels of Daniel Ascher   Third rule of ten

    click on the covers to know more about them

CURRENTLY READING

The Woman in White

     The Fictional 100 Murder in the Marais

Tell No Lies

  • The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins:
    finally time to read this classic!
    Enjoying it a lot so far.
  • The Fictional 100, by Lucy Pollard-Gott,
    a wonderful book ranking the most influential characters
    in world  literature and legend
  • Audio book:
    Murder in the Marais, by Cara Black.
    I read several in that series,
    each book is set in a different Parisian neighborhood,
    time to start at the beginning!
  • Currently translating into French:
    Tell No Lies, by Tanya Anne Crosby.
    Will be available in French on Oct 1.
    Already translated 2 other books by her

BOOKS UP NEXT

   The Bookseller The Cruelest Month

  1. The Bookseller, a mystery set in Paris!
  2. The Cruelest Month, as audiobook.
    Slowly working my way up in the amazing series by Louise Penny

RECENTLY ON WORDS AND PEACE
and FRANCE BOOK TOUR

COMING UP ON WAP and FBT

  • The review of The Cost of Courage
  • The review of 2 Japanese short stories
  • hopefully more!!

 

BOOK REVIEW MOST
READ THIS PAST WEEK

The Travels of Daniel Ascherclick on the cover to know more about it

 

POST MOST VIEWED
ON FRANCE BOOK TOURS

sisters of versaillesclick on the cover to know more about it

 

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

 The Keys of the Watchmen Race to Tibet

Taking the Cross cover  Journeys Through France and Life

         Click here to enter the giveaway

BOOKS JUST ADDED
TO MY GOODREADS TBR

  Speak The Memory Painter

BOOKS RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

The Cost of CourageReceived for review from Other Press

 The Bookseller Crypt Thief
another series of mysteries set in Paris!
Received for review from Seventh Street Books

HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?

Sunday Post #16 – 6/20/2015

Sunday Post

 

 

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share news.
A post to recap the past week on your blog,
showcase books and things we have received.
Share news about what is coming up on your blog
for the week ahead.
See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

***

 

This post also counts for
Mailbox Monday2 it's Monday WWW Wednesdays 2

Mailbox Monday,
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
and WWW Wednesdays

OMG, already 6 months went by since my last Sunday Post!! I will just post the books finished these past 2 weeks

BOOKS JUST READ

  Race to Tibet Tightrope Walker

In a Grove   Rashoumon

The Beautiful Mysteryaudiobook

    click on the covers to know more about them

CURRENTLY READING

      The Travels of Daniel Ascher Third rule of ten

     The Fictional 100 Murder in the Marais

Tell No Lies

BOOKS UP NEXT

   The Woman in White The Cruelest Month

  1. The Woman in White, finally! working on my TBR
    If nothing else comes up,
    though I have a few books requested
  2. The Cruelest Month, as audiobook.
    Slowly working my way up in the amazing series by Louise Penny

 RECENTLY ON WORDS AND PEACE
and FRANCE BOOK TOUR

COMING UP ON WAP and FBT

  • A post on the wonderful designer of my new France Book Tours logo and banners!
  • More reviews!
  • A video??

 

BOOK REVIEW MOST
READ THIS PAST WEEK

Housekeeper And The Professorclick on the cover to know more about it

 

POST MOST VIEWED
ON FRANCE BOOK TOURS

From the 15th districtclick on the cover to know more about it

 

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

 The Keys of the Watchmen Lies Told in Silence cover

Taking the Cross cover  Journeys Through France and Life

         Click here to enter the giveaway

BOOKS JUST ADDED
TO MY GOODREADS TBR

    Armada 23395771

   17332349  319388

BOOK RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

The Travels of Daniel Ascher

From Other Press for review

 I also received things I ordered on Gone Reading, as I had won a $25 coupon there. You should check there beautiful stuff. I chose these:

 GoneReading t-shirt for Men
T-shirt

Book Journal - Garden Blossoms Flexi Journal - Cover
Book Journal

Book Shaped Plate
A book plate!

HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?