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2018: March-April wrap-up

March-April 2018 wrap-up

Sometimes, life goes too fast…
Reading time is getting scarce these days, and let’s not talk about blogging time…

So here are the few books I read these past 2 months: 

11  books:
8 in print 
with 2,230 pages, an average of 36 pages/day
3 in audio
with 34H36, an average of 33mn/day

So more audio time than usual, but about half less reading time!

7 in mystery

  1. Look For Her, by Emily Winslow – for review
  2. Temps glaciaires, by Fred Vargas – audio in French
  3. I Let You Go, by Clare Mackintosh
  4. Portrait of a Murderer: A Christmas Crime story, by Anne Meredith – ebook, for review
  5. Nymphéas noirs, by Michel Bussi – audio in French
  6. Gallic Noir, vol 1, by Pascal Garnier – for review
  7. Debout les morts, by Fred Vargas – audio in French

2 in “graphic novels”:

  1. Baby Monkey, Private Eye, by Brian Selznick = actually a picture book
  2. Monet, Itinerant of Light, by Salva Rubio (and EFA) = actually a biography

1 in literary fiction:

  1. The Bridge on the Drina, by Ivo Andric – for Classic Club

1 in science-fiction/dystopia/fantasy:

  1. Ankaran Immersion, by Will Weisser

My favorites in March-April

  Les nymphéas noirs   Portrait of a Murderer

Blog recap for March-April

  • I did manage to post a short video where I read a poem both in French and English, for National Poetry Month. Thanks to the Book Cougars for inviting me! See details about them under my youtube video

  • I hosted 4 spotlights with giveaway – be sure you enter the May book of the month giveaway at France Book Tours

  • I participated in a few memes, which I had not done for a while: Top 10 Tuesday, WWW Wednesdays, Mailbox Monday, and a more recent for me: Six Degrees of Separation

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 22/50 (until end of 2020) or 33/62!
The 2018 TBR Pile Challenge: 1/12!!
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2018= 22/100

Number of books added to my TBR in March-April= 45

Most popular book review in April

Rebecca

click on the cover to access my review.

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Born a Crime
chapters 9-14 read-along at
Book Bloggers International

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Book Bloggers International

Top commenters of the month

Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

Karen at Booker Talk

Freda @Fredalicious

Blog milestones

1,783 posts
over 4,490 subscribers
over 153,850 hits

Plans for May

Finish the Classic book I was supposed to read before end of April!!
Catch up with reviews, ah ah.
Do a few reviews, ah ah

 

Come back on Monday
to see all the books I plan to read in May!

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How was YOUR month of  April?

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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 BOOKS JUST READ

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click on the covers to know more about them

CURRENTLY READING

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BOOKS UP NEXT

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CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

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March book of the month giveaway
available on France Book Tours

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Look for Her

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WHAT ABOUT YOUR READING?

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Top 10 books to read in March 2018

Here are

The top 10 books I plan to read
in March!

Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

    Modern Orthodox Thinkers   Couleurs de l'incendie

Modern Orthodox Thinkers
= awesome presentation of major modern Orthodox thinkers
Couleurs de l’incendie
= French historical novel, sequel to The Great Swindle
So far, not as good

   The Bridge on the Drina  Look for her

The Bridge on the Drina
= classic on my TBR
Look For Her
= thriller received for review

READING NEXT

I Let you go   Portrait of a Murderer

I Let You Go
= thriller lent by a friend
Portrait of a Murderer
= classic, received for review

Romanov Empress   Le voyage d'Octavio

The Romanov Empress
= there’s been recently a lot of novels on the Romanovs.
I can’t pass a novel by CW Gortner!

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 painters 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 MARCH?

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