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 BOOKS JUST READ

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CURRENTLY READING

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BOOKS UP NEXT

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BOOKS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
FOR REVIEW

Paris RunAway – women’s fiction
The Madeleine Project – biography/history
Both are set in Paris!
Plus another book posted later on today!

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

  May book of the month giveaway
available on France Book Tours

WHAT ABOUT YOUR READING?

The top 10 Books to read in May 2017

Here are

The top 10 books I plan to read
in May!

 Click on the covers to know more

CURRENTLY READING

   paradise-lost  Regard du Ressuscité
My Cousin Rachel  Manderley Forever

The Novel of the Century

Paradise Lost
= still enjoying it, a few pages at a time
Regard du Ressuscité
= Orthodox book in French, received for review,
on icons
My Cousin Rachel

= for the Classics Club,
started last month for an event I actually missed
Manderley For Ever
= Tatiana de Rosnay is totally bilingual. She writes some books in French, some in English.
She wrote this biography of Daphne du Maurier in French,
and I watched a French TV literary program last year where she presented her book.
It sounded so good, but I didn’t get to read it.
So when I discovered it was now out in English, and on Netgalley, I knew time had come.
Plus, pretty cool to be reading it at the same time as My Cousin Rachel!
The Novel of the Century
= isn’t it excessive to read so many books at the same time?
Yes, BUT how can you resist a book by David Bellos
(his book on translation was fantastic) AND on Les Misérables?
Saw it at the library and it begged me to take it home

READING NEXT

  The Little Paris Bookshop

The Travelers

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie
= with Book Addict on Goodreads
The Little Paris Bookshop
= on my Netgalley shelf for too long…
The Travelers
= received for review

CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS

 The Hound of the Baskervilles  The Return of Sherlock Holmes

The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Return of Sherlock Holmes
= for my audiobook project,
all Sherlock Holmes,
narrated by Simon Prebble
Eiffel Tower Orange

HAVE YOU READ
OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ
ANY OF THESE?
WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR MAY?

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December wrap up

After having published my 2011 recap, it is high time to post my December wrap up!! I just posted my last reviews for 2011, so it is now all good.

December was a very bad month for reading, actually my worst, with only 3 books, and a pathetic total of 922 pages, which is a poor average of 29.74 pages/day.

I listened to 3 audiobooks, 33 hours long, which is an average of 63 mn/day. That is thanks to all my rock painting commissions for Christmas!

I read:

The Man In My Basement, by Walter Mosley – 249 p. – a bit disappointing
For The King, by Catherine Delors – 335 p. – a great historical novel
Is That A Fish  In Your Ear?: Translation and The Meaning of Everything, by David Bellos – 338 p. – a fascinating book on translation and languages

And I listened to:

There But For The, by Ali Smith – 7:30 hours – very disappointing
Heresy, by SJ Parris= 13:09 hours
Prophecy,  by SJ Parris = 12:48 hours = these 2 were fantastic!

With so few in various categories, it’s unfair to choose a best of the month.

I n case you have not yet seen my total 2011 recap, it’s here,. I actually just updated it with the total of page numbers and  hours of audio.

Thanks for reading this blog, and stay tuned, January 2012 reviews are coming!

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