Six degrees of separation: from scandals to pancakes

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Six degrees of separation:
from scandals to pancakes

Time for another quirky variation on this meme.
There’s really no common point between the type of scandal featured in the book we were supposed to start from, and pancakes, except that pancakes is comfort food, and sometimes it helps…

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).

Here are my own quirky rules:

1. Use your list of books on Goodreads
2. Take the first word of the title (or in the subtitle) offered and find another title with that word in it – see the titles below the images to fully understand, as often the word could be in the second part of the title
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, or you are stuck
5. To help you understand what I’m doing, you will find in orange the word that will be used in the following title, and in green the word used in the previous title

Notes on a Scandal

Six Degrees of Separation October 2022Notes on a Scandal

1.  Fire Season: Field Notes from a Wilderness Lookout, by Philip Connors
My review with a few excerpts is here.

2.  The Mystic of Fire and Light: St. Symeon the New Theologian, by George A. Maloney
This is a great and very accessible translation to Symeon’s (949-1022) hymns. My review with excerpts is here.

3. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel
I am so glad I can honor this great author (1952-2022) through this post.

VERDICT: With her exquisite style, Hilary Mantel gives a magnificent end to her Cromwell trilogy. Another masterpiece.
My full review, with long excerpts, and links to my reviews of the first two books.

4. Dead‘s Man Mirror, by Agatha Christie

The volume contains actually three stories: “Dead Man’s Mirror”, “Murder in the Mews”, and “Triangle at Rhodes”.
These were not my favorites.

5.  Living with a Dead Language: My Romance with Latin, by Ann Patty
I enjoyed this book a lot. Here are a few short thoughts on it.

6.  Pancakes in Paris: Living the American Dream in France, by Craig Carlson

VERDICT: Eye-opening memoir of an American living his dream to open a restaurant in Paris. Meet the real France.
My full review with a few excerpts is here

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Throwback Thursday: June 2012

Throwback Thursday

#ThrowbackThursday

Revisiting what I posted 10 years ago
(my blog was born on September 29, 2010)
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).

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Today, I’m revisiting June 2012.
I published 28 posts, 7 of these were reviews.

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

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Bring Up The Bodies

A very solid historical novel for sure.
Reading the whole trilogy was a great experience:
Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies, and The Mirror and the Light.

Another excellent book I read that month:

The Devotion of Suspect X

This was my discovery of Keigo Higashino.
I have read 2 more by him since, and 3 are no my TBR.

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My next post on this meme will be on September 8

Throwback Thursday: August 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 August 2011.

I published 24 posts, 9 of these were reviews.
A lot of the other posts are part of the meme Wordless Wednesday.
I was also doing a reading challenge on The Art of the Novella.
And it’s that month that I started my long series of “I Love France” posts.

Here are the reviews which received most views:

  the dead   of mice and men

But here are today my favorite reads from that month.
If you haven’t read them yet, I highly encourage you to check my reviews (updated).
The book by Simon Van Booy was the very first one I received through Netgalley!

  Wolf Hall everything beautiful began after  

The Invetion of Hugo Cabret

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Next post will be on October 7