Throwback Thursday: September 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 September 2011.

I published 22 posts, 6 of these were reviews.
A bunch of posts were about the BBAW, a week of events related to book blogging. Alas, this no longer exists.

Here are the two posts which received most views:

of mice and men

Yes, again Of Mice and Men.
But also my Onion and Leek Quiche recipe, my personal combo of two recipes by Julia Child.
Note to self: take a picture next time I do it and add the picture to the post.

My favorite reads from that month are:
  An Accident in August  Becoming Marie Antoinette

I am surprised not more people have read An Accident in August, as it’s actually based on Lady Diana‘s fatal car accident. Short and well done.

I also enjoyed a lot a spiritual book, which seems to be so essential for todays’ world:

our thoughts determine our lives

Click on the covers to know more

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HAVE YOU READ THESE BOOKS?
PLEASE SHARE YOUR THROWBACK THURSDAY POST
My next post on this meme will be on November 4

Throwback Thursday: June 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.

  📚 📚 📚 

Today, I’ll be revisiting June 2011.

I published 23 posts, 11 of these were reviews.
Why so many posts suddenly? Because I participated in the Audiobook Week, that used to be organized by Devourer of Books, probably the blogger that inspired me to start my own book blog, but alas who no longer blogs.

Here is the review which received most views:

the greater journey

I also quite enjoyed the following novel, even though the ending was very disappointing:

A Novel Bookstore

    Click on the covers to know more

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HAVE YOU READ THESE BOOKS?
PLEASE SHARE YOUR THROWBACK THURSDAY POST
Next post will be on August 5

September 2011 wrap up

Joyfully on my way to be devouring over 100 books in 2011, here is my recap for this past month.

Sounds great, EXCEPT that I have so many reviews behind. Which is a shame, as many books I read were terrific, and my September favorite could well be my 2011 favorite!

I read 10 books, with a total of 3342 pages, which is an average of 111.40 pages/day = that’s my best this year, but some pages were drawings actually, that explains it

and listened to 1 audiobook, 11 hours long, which is an average of 22 mn/day = my worst this year!

FICTION
Du côté de chez Swann, by Marcel Proust – 400 pages
       read on Dailylit.com, with daily installments sent to my Google REader, really neat!
An Accident in August, by Laurence Cossé – 192 p.
       read for The Europa Challenge
The Language of Flowers, by Vanessa Diffenbaugh – 308 p.
The Woman in the Dunes, by Kobo Abe – 241 p.
The Lake, by Banana Yoshimoto – 188 p.
         these last 2 read for the Japanese Literature Challenge

GRAPHIC NOVEL
Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick  – 634 p.
         by the author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret

HISTORICAL NOVEL – I consider it both fiction and non-fiction
Becoming Marie Antoinette, by Juliet Grey – 453 p.
         ebook on Netgalley

NON-FICTION
French Milk, by Lucy Knisley – 194 p.
Tolstoy and The Purple Chair, by Nina Sankovitch – 236 p.
Innocents Abroad, by Mark Twain – 496 p.
this ebook on my ipod touch was over 7000 screens!!

AUDIOBOOK
The Weird Sisters, by Eleanor Brown – 11 hours

As you can see, quite a few books listed here are in bad need of a link to my review….

And now to my favorite for fiction and non-fiction:

Reading Challenges

2011 Audio Book Challenge – Addicted- Listen to 12 Audio Books: 9/12
My Dewey Decimal Challenge – Master Level =4.  25/4!
2011 Non-Fiction Challenge – 7-9 books from different categories: Future Jeopardy Champion. 21/9!
Europa Challenge – Ami Level =4. 2/4
Japanese Literature Challenge – 1 book between June 1, 2011 and January 30, 2012: 2/1

September had the big BBAW event, which brought many readers to my blog. The most exciting was probably my interview of Tif at Tif Talk Books, and her interviewing me.

I was fun also to give away 2 books.

And and it was great to celebrate my first blogiversary – sometimes I find “blogoversary”, but the urban dictionary only seems to accept blogIversary.

Now coming in October is another tour, on 

Road from the West (Chronicles of Tancred, #1) by Rosanne E. Lortz

I will be posting on Oct 13, but if you are curious about this new book on the Crusades, see here the schedule, several bloggers have already posted on it.

HOW WAS YOUR SEPTEMBER READING MONTH?
ANY SPECIAL GOAL BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR?