MAY 2020 WRAP-UP
One of my online French students is done with her AP. With one of these big burdens away, I have been able to go back to reading more (double books from last month!) as well as blogging. I plan to do that even more in June, for instance with going back to my reading journaling sections and Sunday Posts.
Thanks to Zoom sessions, I watched a few events of Book Expo America (if you haven’t, you can watch the recordings on their Facebook page), which is pretty cool, as anyway, I can never go to New York for that.
I also took part in a book event sponsored by City Lit Books from Chicago. Every week in the Chicago Tribune, @biblioracle recommends a book when you send him the list of the last 5 books you have read. This time, he did it live on Zoom. We were 100 participants. I ended up of 23 titles I have to look closely at!
Once again, I really enjoy these online events, as I would never be able to go there in person.
“We still haven’t been able to go back to Church. I dare hope it will be possible in June, but who knows at this point?”:
I wrote this last month. Well, our Church space is very small, making social distancing simply impossible, so God knows when we’ll convene again. Last time was March 11… And the Orthodox Divine Liturgy is not really possible outdoors either.
📚 So here are the titles I read in May :
7 in print
= with 2,049 pages, an average of 66 pages/day
5 in audio
= 22H15, an average of 43 minutes
6 in nonfiction:
- La Panthère des neiges, by Sylvain Tesson – audio
- On The Ecclesiastical Mystagogy, by Saint Maximus the Confessor
- The Church, the Litany, and the Soul of Man, by Saint Maximus the Confessor – same book than #2, but different translation, and I wanted to read both to better study this book
- The Book of Deuteronomy – audio, for my Bible personal project, and for The Classics Club
- Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor – ebook, received for review
- The Book of Joshua – audio, for my Bible personal project, and for The Classics Club
2 in literary fiction:
- A Hundred Million Years and a Day, by Jean-Baptist Andrea – received for review, it will be live on June 12
- Wind/Pinball, by Haruki Murakami – ebook, for the online Murakami Book Club
2 in historical fiction:
- Three Hours in Paris, by Cara Black – audio, received for review
- The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel
2 in mystery:
- Au soleil redouté, by Michel Bussi – I listened to it last month, and this time I read it, readalong with one of my French students
- The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie – audio, for my Hercule Poirot project, and for The Classics Club
MY FAVORITE BOOKS IN MAY
READING CHALLENGES & RECAP
OTHER BOOKS I REVIEWED IN MAY
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