Elder Sebastian of Optina
= I really enjoy the Fathers of Optina,
and a friend lent me this volume of the series Conan Doyle for The Defense
= fabulous nonfiction on how Conan Doyle
used Sherlock Holmes’ gift
to investigate a famous case in real life!
The Romanov Empress
= I should finally be able to read it this month,
always looking forward to a new novel by CW Gortner Le voyage d’Octavio = French novel on my TBR
CURRENT AND NEXT AUDIOBOOKS
Sans feu ni lieu = the last of this short series by Fred Vargas, almost done Whose Body?
= finally time to discover this author!
HAVE YOU READ OR ARE YOU PLANNING TO READ ANY OF THESE? WHAT ARE YOUR READING PLANS FOR JUNE?
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
Resurrection Bay, by Emma Viskic – ebook, for review (to be posted on 6/4)
Un peu plus loin sur la droite, by Fred Vargas – audio in French
Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman – ebook, for review (coming soon)
The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz – ebook, for review (coming soon)
1 in literary fiction:
The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe – for Classic Club
Another happy Bout of Books! I reached my goal of 700, that is, an average of 100 pages/day. In fact, I reached 783 pages, which is 111 pages per day (last time, I did 139). I finished 2 books, and read 53% of a third.
I can tell you the upcoming books
by Catherine Steadman, Something in the Water,
and The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz, are fantastic!
See you maybe for next Bout of Books, 8/20/2018 – 8/26/2018.
HOW WAS YOUR READING WEEK?
WHAT I READ ON DAY 7:
The Word is Murder: 44 pages
Audio: Sans feu ni lieu – equivalent to 25 pages
TOTAL pages on DAY 7 = 69 TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 783 /700
WHAT I READ ON DAY 6:
Elder Sebastian of Optina: 13 pages
The Word is Murder: 156 pages REALLY enjoying this book!
Audio: Sans feu ni lieu – equivalent to 34 pages
TOTAL pages on DAY 6 = 203 – my best day this week! TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 714/700
I didn’t do the website challenge, but theInstagram one, where I shared one of my bookshelves
Something in the Water: 63 pages – BOOK FINISHED. ***** FANTASTIC!
The Word is Murder: 20 pages I was going to start another book, but realized this one will be released earlier, so I switch to this one.
OMG, I LOVE the beginning, so well done!! Looks like it’s going to be another terrific Horowitz!
Audio: Sans feu ni lieu – equivalent to 23 pages
TOTAL pages on DAY 5 = 122 TOTAL PAGES SO FAR: 511/700
I didn’t take part in the Twitter chat, the questions are too similar every time.
Here are the books I plan to read:
Go on with: Modern Orthodox Thinkers, by Andrew Louth
Go on with: Elder Sebastian of Optina, by Tatiana Torstensen
Go on with: Something in the Water, by Catherine Steadman – FINISHED
The Word is Murder, by Anthony Horowitz
Audiobook. Finish: Un peu plus loin sur la droite, by Fred Vargas – FINISHED
Audiobook. Sans feu ni lieu, by Fred Vargas
I’m shooting for a daily average of 100 pages, so a total of 700 pages
**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 21. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**
**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
(chats last approximately one hour)
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