Auteur: Kamel Daoud
À MON AVIS
book reviews and good books for you to read
Auteur: Kamel Daoud
À MON AVIS
March has been quite eventful and full of cold showers, in the weather and in life. Celebrating half a century one day, experiencing my father-in-law’s passing, at almost 102, the next!
Even though it happened in great peace, with no pain, no struggle, and in a prayerful way, still it was exhausting emotionally and physically, and it took us a while to get back to our routine.
April has been busy too with Lent and we just celebrated Holy Week and our Pascha on May 1st (so many wonderful and long services in church)! Yes, this year we Orthodox Christians had a very late date for it. Next year, we will all celebrate Easter on the same day.
But I did read!
Hence this recap for both March and April.
Here is what I read in March:
= with 1,534 pages, that is: 49.4 pages/day
And what I read in April:
= with 2,449 pages, that is: 81.6 pages/day
A few notes:
My favorites in March
Reading Challenges recap
French Bingo: 16/25
Classics Club: 3/50 (until end of 2018)
Cloak and Dagger (Mysteries): 11/30
Ebook challenge: 14/25
Historical fiction: 6/15
Japanese literature: 3/5
New authors challenge: 14/50
New Release (2016): 10/30
Nonfiction challenge: 4/15
Books in Translation: 7/12
What’s in a Name: 1/6
Where Are You Reading?: 19/50 – to be finished in 2016??
Total of books read in 2016 = 27/100
French Bingo 2016 has 17 participants. It’s not too late to join. Don’t forget to link your reviews!
I organized 7 giveaways in February. The one for May at France Book Tours is here. Be sure to follow through email not to miss the weekly ones.
Most popular book review in April
click on the cover to access my review,
written in 2012!
Most popular post last month
– non book review –
Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month
please go visit
Top commenters of the month
Inspired by Becca at I’m Lost in Books!
and her Blogger Shout-Outs feature
= 1 point per month for the top 3.
The one who has the most points at the end of the year will receive a gift!
NB: just congratulating winners of giveaways does not count as a real comment 😉
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Plans for May
Well, the BIG plan is of course BEA! For once, I will not be participating in the Armchair version, as I’ll be able to go to it in person, being basically organized in my backyard. Looking forward to seeing many of you, especially on the first day focused on bloggers.
Come back tomorrow
to see what I plan to read in May!
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!
Estella’s Revenge, Girlxoxo, and Traveling with T
will be sharing their fave bookish
experiences from throughout the year.
Click on the logo above to check the schedule
and join the fun!
Dec 22 is for
Books on My Winter Reading List
Here are some of the books I really want to read this winter. Many more will be added, if I keep my average of 8 books/month