Gratitude Giveaway Hop 2018 winner

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Gratitude Giveaway Hop

WE HAVE A WINNER!

Gratitude winner

Sara

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Gratitude Giveaway Hop 2018

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Gratitude Giveaway Hop

To thank you for following my blog,
pick the book of your choice among these 6 books.
Double check the condition, as specified under the tables.

Click on the covers to know more

CLASSIC

the-pilgrims-progress

FICTION

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

HISTFIC

obituary writer

The Pilgrim’s Progress: brand new
The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper: ARC, like new condition
The Obituary Writer: gently used cover

Click on the covers to know more

NONFICTION

running on read dog road

NONFICTION

A Kim Jong-Il Production

MYSTERY

Framed

Running on Red Dog Road: brand new
A Kim Jong-IL Production: ARC, gently used cover
Framed: ARC, plastic transparent cover for pre-production

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and get other chances to win awesome books/gifts!
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2017: December wrap-up

December 2017 wrap-up

December was the last chance for me to wrap up a few readings that had been going on for a few months.
And I am happy with my final count of 113 books, my highest since I have joined the Goodreads reading challenge.

Here is what I read this past month:

12  books:
10 in print
with 1,834 pages, that is: 59 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
with 18H54, that is: 36 mn/day
.

3 in nonfiction:

  1. Chronicles of a Liquid Society, by Umberto Eco – ebook
  2. Man of God: Saint John of Shangai and San Francisco, by Peter Prekrestov
  3. A Curious Collection of Dates: Through the Year with Sherlock Holmes
    by Leah Guinn

3 in children book:

  1. Martine à la montagne, by Gilbert Delahaye – ebook
  2. Martine en bateau, by Gilbert Delahaye – ebook
  3. Martine fête son anniversaire, by Gilbert Delahaye – ebook

2 in mystery:

  1. Un lieu incertain, by Fred Vargas – audiobook
  2. Arsène Lupin, by Maurice Leblanc – ebook

2 in poetry:

  1. Paradise Lost, by John Milton
  2. Paradise Regained, by John Milton

1 in fiction:

  1. The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga

1 in historical fiction:

  1. The Obituary Writer, by Ann Hood – audiobook

My favorites in December

paradise-lost   Chronicles of a Liquid Society

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 21/50 (until end of 2018) or 30/59!
Back to the Classics Challenge: 6/6-12 – unfinished
Mount TBR: 22/48 – unfinished!!
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2017 = 113/100!

Number of books added to my TBR in December= 21

Blog recap in December

Most popular book review in December

Taste of Parisclick on the cover to access my review.

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Midwinter’s Eve Giveaway Hop 2017

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Stuck in Books

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 😉

12: Karen at Booker Talk

12: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

10: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

AS KAREN AND KRISTYN BOTH GOT 12 POINTS,
THE FIRST OF THE TWO TO POST A COMMENT
WILL BE THE WINNER!

Blog milestones

1,732 posts
over 4,410 subscribers
over 147,100 hits

Plans for January

  • Post all my 2017 recaps. Actually, exceptionally, I’m ready with my stats, so they will published these 3 coming days

  • Participate in Bout of Books 21

  • Read and review the 2nd book picked by my library staff

  • Maybe read less books, but review them all… We can dream, right?

Come back on Monday 1st
to see all the books I plan to read in January!

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How was YOUR month of  December?

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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