Throwback Thursday: March 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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So today, I’ll be revisiting March 2011.

I published 15 posts, 4 of these were reviews.
Here is the one which received most views:

Madame Tussaud

It is still the best historical novel I have read on the French Revolution, and I have recommended many times since I read it ten years ago.

Another book reviewed hat month that has stayed with me, for the beauty of its writing:

  all is forgotten

Click on the cover to know more

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HAVE YOU READ THESE BOOKS?
PLEASE SHARE YOUR THROWBACK THURSDAY POST
Next post will be on May 6

The Best: biography of Napoleon

Friends and students (I teach French online through Skype), often ask me advice about books. Suddenly I thought that I might as well share with all of you, so this may become some type of memes.

Yesterday, I was asked what would be the best biography of Napoleon.

After a bit of research, it seems the best biography so far is

Napoleon

It is 926 pages long and was published in November 2014.
It received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography (2014).

Then I realized it was already on my TBR shelf!

I also found 2 fascinating lists, with a short summary for each book, here and here.
And I read a good historical novel set in Napoleon’s court:
Second Empress
Click on the cover to access  my review
Other good novels related to Napoleon:
The Last Campaign of Marianne Tambour
and
For The King
HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WHICH BIOGRAPHY OR NOVEL 
ON NAPOLEON
WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?

Nonfiction November: Book Pairings

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Doing Dewey is organizing a fun month around nonfiction! Here is the topic for week 2, hosted by Regular Rumination:

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 4 novels paired with 4 nonfiction books, all related to France!
8 books I enjoyed a lot

Click on the covers to access my reviews

BOOK PAIRING #1
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

 Marie Antoinette's Head    Madame Tussaud

BOOK PAIRING #2
WWII – THE RESISTANCE

 The Cost of Courage   Citadel

BOOK PAIRING #3
PARIS – LA SEINE RIVER

 Bridges of Paris   The Bookseller

BOOK PAIRING #4
PROVENCE

 Taking Root in Provence    Promise of Provence

HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE?
WOULD YOU HAVE ANOTHER
FRENCH BOOK PAIRING COMING TO MIND?