Throwback Thursday: December 2011

Throwback Thursday

#ThrowbackThursday

Revisiting what I posted 10 years ago,
following the idea I found at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog
(click on this link or the logo to see where the idea started from,
and to post the link to your own post).

On the first Thursday of the month available on my site,
I’m planning to post about the previous month, 10 years before.

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Today, I’ll be revisiting December 2011.

I published 29 posts, but only 6 of these were reviews.
Most were related to the insane number of Reading Challenges I was doing back then! I knew I was doing a lot, but I had forgotten they were that many!
I guess one aspect of long years of book blogging is focusing more on books you have on your shelf. Wisdom comes with old age, lol.

Of these book, here is the one that received most views:

the first rule of ten

I enjoyed it a lot. Here is another one I really liked that month:

broken teaglass

 

Click on the covers to know more

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HAVE YOU READ THESE BOOKS?
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My next post on this meme will be on February 3

Six degrees of separation: The French and Love

#6Degrees

Six degrees of separation:
The French and Love

Using my own rules for this fun meme hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (see there the origin of the meme and how it works – posted the first Saturday of every month), I started with a title containing the word French and ended up with Love!
This shouldn’t surprise you, lol.

Here are my own quirky rules:

1, Use your list of books on Goodreads
2. Take the first word of the title offered and find another title with that word in it
3. Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title
4. Or the second if the title starts with the same word

NB: I goofed, I didn’t realize the book to start with this month was Fight Club!!
BUT we are in February after all, so nice to land on love!

After the covers, you can find the links to my reviews or to the title on Goodreads:

  thefrenchlieutenant27swoman Are We French Yet

  when you are engulfed in flames  

  The Love Song of Miss Queenie Love and invention

1. The French Lieutenant’s Woman = I confess I have never read it! And I don’t even remember if I ever watched the movie.
Convince me: why should I read and/or watch it?

2. Are We French Yet? = Nice collections of funny ad culturally aware vignettes highlighting how life can be enriched by being familiar with two cultures. My full review will be live on 2/6

3. When You Are Engulfed in Flames = this is not my favorite by Sedaris, though it’s very good. A collection of very funny essays. My favorite books by him are Me Talk Pretty One day, on learning the French language; and Holidays on Ice, super hilarious essays on Christmas. You HAVE to listen to Sedaris narrate his own audiobook

4. Miss Me When I’m Gone = this one is on my TBR, because I really enjoyed another book by the author: The Broken Teaglass

5. The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy = Within a contemplative atmosphere rich in descriptions of places and people, past and present, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy offers a beautiful lesson in simple happiness. A great voice in literary fiction I am ready to listen to again.

6. Love and Invention = A beautiful hymn to creativity, to the courage to be different, to be oneself while connecting with others. Set in France!

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Visit other chains here
using the book assigned for this month!
My mistake

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HAVE YOU READ AND ENJOYED ANY OF THESE BOOKS?
HAVE YOU PLAYED
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
THIS MONTH?

Six degrees of separation: from It to the Broken Teaglass

Six degrees of separation:
from
IT
to
THE BROKEN TEAGLASS

 

Thanks to Karen’s posts at BookerTalk on Six Degrees of Separation, I finally discovered this fun meme, hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (see there the origin of the meme and how it works – posted the first Saturday of every month.
As every blogger can invent their own rules, I chose a quirky one, of course:

  1. Use your list of books on Goodreads

  2. Take the first word of the title offered and find another title with that word in it

  3. Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title

  4. Or the second if the title starts by the same word

So here is my result for today:

   It  As you like it

  French Illusions   French house 

  Glass Houses  broken teaglass

1. IT
2. As you like IT
3. French Illusions: My Story AS an American Au Pair in the Loire Valley
4. The FRENCH House
5. Glass HOUSES
6. The Broken TEAGLASS

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HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS?
HAVE YOU PLAYED
SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
THIS MONTH?