Posts tagged ‘Emma Viskic’

Book review: Resurrection Bay

Resurrection Bay

Resurrection Bay

by  Emma Viskic
Penguin Random House/Pushkin Vertigo
4/3/2018

Genre: Mystery / Crime
Pages: 288
Goodreads

Author’s website

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Resurrection Bay is a mystery with a very unique characteristic for its main hero.
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2018: May wrap-up

May 2018 wrap-up

Wow, thank God there was Bout of Books in May, with one great week of reading, to redeem the whole, as the rest was quite pathetic. And 3 days with another crazy bout, this one of allergy, left me with NO energy, not even enough to read, which is really a bad sign…
Hence another low average month…

So here are the few books I read in May, BUT 2 were amazingly good!:

5  books:
4 in print 
with 1,278 pages, an average of 41 pages/day
1 in audio
with 7H32, an average of 14mn/day

4 in mystery

  1. Resurrection Bay, by Emma Viskic – ebook, for review (to be posted on 6/4)

  2. Un peu plus loin sur la droite, by Fred Vargas – audio in French

  3. Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman – ebook, for review (coming soon)

  4. The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz – ebook, for review (coming soon)

1 in literary fiction:

  1. The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe – for Classic Club

 

My favorites in May

  The Word is Murder  Something in the water

Blog recap for May

Reading Challenges recap

Classics Club: 23/50 (until end of 2020) or 34/62!
The 2018 TBR Pile Challenge: 1/12!!
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??

Total of books read in 2018= 27/100

Number of books added to my TBR in May= 19

Most popular book review in May

The Tree of Man

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

Books are my favourite and best

Top commenters of the month

Kristyn at Reading to Unwind

Karen at Booker Talk

Freda @Fredalicious

Blog milestones

1,803 posts
over 4,490 subscribers
over 155,100 hits

Plans for June

No real plan this month, and I know that unfortunately, I won’t have much time to read during 2 weeks and a half…

 

Come back tomorrow
to see the books I plan to read in June!

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How was YOUR month of  May?

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!

Bout of Books 22

Bout of Books 22

#boutofbooks

Click on the logo to join the fun!

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized
by Amanda @ On a Book Bender
and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal.
It is a week long read-a-thon that begins
12:01am Monday, May 14
and runs through Sunday, May 20
in whatever time zone you are in.
Bout of Books is low-pressure.
There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize,
but all of these are completely optional.
For all Bout of Books 22 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog.
From the Bout of Books team

The best way to launch your 2018 reading year is to join Bout of Books. You set your own goal and you meet lots of other book bloggers!

As my daily average in 2017 was 63 pages, and my weekly average during Bout of Books 21 was 139, I’m going to shoot for a daily average of 100.

I will organize a giveaway!

 

Here are the books I plan to read:

  1. Go on with: Modern Orthodox Thinkers, by Andrew Louth

  2. Go on with: Elder Sebastian of Optina, by Tatiana Torstensen

  3. Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman
  4. The Romanov Empress, by CW Gortner

  5. Audiobook. Finish: Un peu plus loin sur la droite, by Fred Vargas

  6. Audiobook. Sans feu ni lieu, by Fred Vargas

SCHEDULE

Challenges/Giveaways

**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 22. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

Monday 5/14
Introduce yourself #insixwords

Tuesday 5/15
Year of You

Wednesday 5/16
Show Me Your Precious

Thursday 5/17
Read Alikes

Friday 5/18
Space Scavenger Hunt

Saturday 5/19
Share Your Favorite Bout of Books Moment

Sunday 5/20
Stretch Goal

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

If you have not signed up yet,
click on the logo to do so!

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