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2017: November wrap-up

November 2017 wrap-up

Another interesting month of reading, with quite a bit of diversity!
And I have reached 101 books, out of my goal of 100, so this year should be quite a record!

Here is what I read this past month:

9  books:
7 in print
with 1,588 pages, that is: 52 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
with 23H20, that is: 46 mn/day
.

4 in mystery:

  1. Venetian Blood, by Christine Evelyn Volker – ebook
  2. Sous les vents de Neptune, by Fred Vargas – audiobook
  3. Blackbird Fly, by Lise McClendon – ebook
  4. Dans les bois éternels, by Fred Vargas – audiobook

4 in nonfiction:

  1. One Sip at a Time, by Keith Van Sickle
  2. The Sherlock Holmes Book
  3. A Taste of Paris, by David Downie
  4. Poppies of Iraq, by Brigitte Findakly – graphic “novel”

1 graphic novel

  1. Peppy in the Wild West, by Hergé

 

My favorites in November

Taste of Paris   Sous les vents de Neptune

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 24/50 (until end of 2018)
Back to the Classics Challenge: 6/6-12
Mount TBR: 16/48
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2017 = 101/100!

Number of books added to my TBR in November= 33

Blog recap in November

  • I participated in Nonfiction November, which made me of course add quite a few nonfiction books to my TBR!

  • I organized 2 giveaways. It was fun to be part of the Gratitude Giveaway Hop. There will be something similar in December!
    The giveaway for December at France Book Tours is very special and now available.

  • As part of the Classics Club, we got our new spin – see here what I got!

  • My public library is organizing a winter challenge: we had to mention our favorite genres and list our last 4 books read, and they pick a book for us to read and review in December. Isn’t that fun? I’m totally thrilled and will tell you on Monday what they picked for me.

Most popular book review in November

Rebecca

click on the cover to access my review.
Posted 5 years ago.
Yes, again the most viewed this month!!

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Born a Crime: Chap 9-14 read-along

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 😉

11: Karen at Booker Talk

11: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

10: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

Blog milestones

1,716 posts
over 4,360 subscribers
over 145,400 hits

Plans for December

  • Post a surprise tomorrow, with my first participation in a special kind of exercise

  • Participate in December Giveaway Hop

  • Write a bunch of mini reviews, do a few videos – we can always dream, right?

  • Read the book I got for Classics Spin, and the book picked by the library staff

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

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How was YOUR month of  November?

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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Nonfiction November 2017: Book Pairings

NonfictionNovember-2017

#NonficNov

Click on the logo to see the detailed schedule

Here is the topic for week 2, hosted by Sarah’s Book Shelves

Book Pairings

This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title.
It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!”
or just two titles that you think would go well together.
Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history
by reading a nonfiction version of the story.

Today, I’m offering you 6 novels paired with 6 nonfiction books!

Click on the covers to access my reviews or Goodreads pages

BOOK PAIRING #1
SOUTH AFRICA

 Cry The Beloved Country    born-a-crime

BOOK PAIRING #2
MARIE-ANTOINETTE

 Days of Splendor   marie-antoinettes-darkest-days

BOOK PAIRING #3
DAPHNE DU MAURIER

 Rebecca   Manderley

BOOK PAIRING #4
LES MISÉRABLES

 Les Misérables    The Novel of the Century

BOOK PAIRING #5
LES MISÉRABLES

The Hound of the Baskervilles   The Sherlock Holmes Book

BOOK PAIRING #6
UMBERTO ECO

The Name of the Rose  Chronicles of a Liquid Society

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
FICTION/NONFICTION PAIRING TO SUGGEST?

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2017: October wrap-up

October 2017 wrap-up

I took some time off this past month, so for me, it means less books read: if I’m on vacation, I walk a lot, in nature or else, and then I’m totally spent and sleep. So this month is my lowest stat for the year so far.
BUT we did listen to 2 audiobooks, as it was a long drive

Here is what I read this past month:

5  books:
3 in print
with 1,112 pages, that is: 35 pages/day
+ 2 audiobooks
with 20H20, that is: 39 mn/day
.

3 in mystery:

  1. Moriarty, by Anthony Horowitz – audiobook
  2. The Resistance Man, by Martin Walker – audiobook
  3. Concerto pour quatre mains, by Paul Colize

1 in science-fiction:

  1. Artemis, by Andy Weir – ebook

1 in nonfiction:

  1. Le Regard du Ressuscité, by Archimandrite Gabriel

 

My favorite in October

Concerto pour quatre mains

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 24/50 (until end of 2018)
Back to the Classics Challenge: 6/6-12
Mount TBR: 16/48
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2017 = 92/100 – so 8 books ahead so far

Number of books added to my TBR in October= 20

Blog recap in October

  • As part of my vacation, I went to Three Pines/Knowlton, in Quebec. It was so neat, we decided to stay and spend a night there. I hope to have soon some time to tell you all about it, with pictures!

  • I organized 2 giveaways. The one for November at France Book Tours is now available.

Most popular book review in October

Rebecca

click on the cover to access my review.
Posted 5 years ago.
Yes, again the most viewed this month!!

Most popular post last month
– non book review –

Born a Crime: Chap 9-14 read-along

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Freda’s Voice

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 😉

10: Karen at Booker Talk

10: Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

10: Lucy at The Fictional 100 

Blog milestones

1,701 posts
over 4,270 subscribers
over 142,900 hits

Plans for November

  • Participate in Nonfiction November #NonficNov

  • Catch up with tons of things. For instance, go back and finish The Divine Comedy!!

  • Implement recommendations received through the blogiversary survey

Come back on Saturday
to see all the books I plan to read in November!

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How was YOUR month of  October?

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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