New book by Blondel to review

New book by Blondel to review

As most of you know, I also run France Book Tours, a virtual book tour company focusing on books related to France.

Jean-Philippe Blondel is an excellent contemporary French writer.
A few years ago, I reviewed The 6:41 to Paris.
He writes short and quirky books, like several other contemporary French authors.

ExposedNew Vessel Press is going to publish Exposed in May, and thanks to them, we have review copies available.

A French teacher on the verge of retirement is invited to a glittering opening that showcases the artwork of his former student, who has since become a celebrated painter. This unexpected encounter leads to the older man posing for his portrait. Possibly in the nude. Such personal exposure at close range entails a strange and troubling pact between artist and sitter that prompts both to reevaluate their lives.
Blondel, author of the hugely popular novel The 6:41 to Paris, evokes an intimacy of dangerous intensity in a tale marked by profound nostalgia and a reckoning with the past that allows its two characters to move ahead into the future.

Come this way in case you would like to review it, or forward the information to book bloggers you think would enjoy it.
NB: for this tour, you need to reside in the US, and to have a book blog.
NB2: when you connect your review, you can earn points towards a gift card of your choice.

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BBAW 2016: Day 4

 

Book blogger Appreciation Week#BBAW

Book Blogger
Appreciation Week
2016

Day 4

 

Day 4: How do you stay connected to the community? Examples: social media, regular commenting, participation in blog events, etc. Tell us your faves!

Here are  in order of importance for me right now (things change) how I stay connected to the book blogging community:

  1. Answering comments on my blog

  2. Visiting blogs and commenting there

  3. Connecting with book bloggers who participate in my virtual book tour company: France Book Tours.

    Feel free to feel in the form saying what genres you are interested in.

    All the books are in English, but set in France, all kinds of genres represented.

    You get a free book to review, you choose what book, you post the review on your blog, and for most tours, you get a big chance to win a $15 gift card!

    Right now we just have 1 spot available for the latest book by MJ Rose coming out in July! The first who fill in the form on this page will get it.

    And we have another great historical novel by Kathleen C. Perrin for end of March

  4. social media (see below)

  5. Taking part in memes (not every week): Mailbox Monday / It’s Monday, what are you reading? / First Chapter First Paragraph / Top 10 Tuesdays (from time to time) / Teaser Tuesday / WWW Wednesday / Friday 56 / Friday Finds / Nonfiction Friday Book Beginnings / Sunday Sentence / Sunday post (not too often these months)

  6. Taking part in reading challenges: 13 this year

  7. Taking part in other blogging events (see below)

As for social media, I mean:

  1. Twitter – and crazy Twitter parties for some events

  2. Bloglovin’ – ok, here something new: as you know it’s not easy to find the balance to read books, to review them, AND to visit other blogs (especially when you have over 400 in your RSS feed!!
    So, very recently, annoyed by the huge number of posts I had not seen, I decided to do this:
    On day 1 of the month, I visit all the blogs starting with the letter A, on day 2 those starting with letter B, etc. At least, twice a month, I’ll have a chance to go through all the new posts added. If I have time, I visit more at random. And I feel so much better!

  3. Email subscription – top left – Join 3,589 other followers!

  4. Facebook

  5. Goodreads

  6. Instagram

  7. Google +

  8. Pinterest

  9. Youtube

As for other blogging events:

  1. my favorite is Armchair BEA, BUT I should be able to the LIVE BEA this year, for the first time EVER!!! Can’t wait to meet many of you face to face!

  2. Bout of Books

  3. BBAW!

  4. Bloggiesta

  5. A month of favorites

And I probably forgot something!! Ah yes! Like occasional events like Carole, who once a month asks to link your favorite books (Carole’s Chatter), Paris in July, etc!

HOW OTHER WAY
YOU STAY CONNECTED?

book bloggers: awesome books for free

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Book bloggers:
awesome books for free

This is just a reminder to you all book bloggers:
did you know every month you can find awesome books for free on France Book Tours?

With a variety of genres and of format.

All you have to do is:

  • read the book – well if you want the book, that’s probably to read it, right?

  • post your review on a specific date you agreed upon

  • AND for some books, you don’t even need to have a book blog, your Goodreads account will work!

Come have a look at the latest one: