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

Book review and giveaway: Marie Antoinette’s World

Marie Antoinette's World

Marie Antoinette’s World:
Intrigue, Infidelity, And Adultery
In Versailles,
by Will Bashor
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
07/30/2020
320 pages
History/Biographical nonfiction

Goodreads

Buy the book:
Amazon | Barnes & Noble |
Publisher  IndieBound
and other links available on the author’s page

Queen Marie Antoinette, Louis XVI’s wife, was never fully accepted by the French. Yet since her death, and mostly since the 19th century, she has received many signs of honor, bordering on the cult given to a martyr. With Marie Antoinette’s World: Intrigue, Infidelity, and Adultery in Versailles, Will Bashor dares debunk all the romantic views of the queen, thanks to his scholarly knowledge and research. Click to continue reading

Nonfiction November 2017: Book Pairings

NonfictionNovember-2017

#NonficNov

Click on the logo to see the detailed schedule

Here is the topic for week 2, hosted by Sarah’s Book Shelves

Book Pairings

This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title.
It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!”
or just two titles that you think would go well together.
Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history
by reading a nonfiction version of the story.

Today, I’m offering you 6 novels paired with 6 nonfiction books!

Click on the covers to access my reviews or Goodreads pages

BOOK PAIRING #1
SOUTH AFRICA

 Cry The Beloved Country    born-a-crime

BOOK PAIRING #2
MARIE-ANTOINETTE

 Days of Splendor   marie-antoinettes-darkest-days

BOOK PAIRING #3
DAPHNE DU MAURIER

 Rebecca   Manderley

BOOK PAIRING #4
LES MISÉRABLES

 Les Misérables    The Novel of the Century

BOOK PAIRING #5
LES MISÉRABLES

The Hound of the Baskervilles   The Sherlock Holmes Book

BOOK PAIRING #6
UMBERTO ECO

The Name of the Rose  Chronicles of a Liquid Society

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
FICTION/NONFICTION PAIRING TO SUGGEST?

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