It’s been now over a month that I have changed the theme of my blog and have chosen a static clean homepage. I really love it. I manually change the icons for last reviews, etc, so it’s a good incentive to have more things going on, review and meme wise.
And November has definitely been a busy month on the blog!
See for instance below under Blog Milestones and events.
Here is what I read in November:
6 in print
= with 1,872 pages, an average of 62.4 pages/day
2 in audio
= with 21H35, an average of 43 mn/day
2 in fiction:
- Love in lowercase, by Francesc Miralles
- Little Culinary Triumphs, by Pascale Pujol – ebook for review
2 in mystery:
- Ne lâche pas ma main, by Michel Bussi – audio
- Skeleton Key, by Anthony Horowitz
2 in historical fiction:
- The Clockmaker’s Daughter, by Kate Morton
- The Blue, by Nancy Bilyeau – ebook for review
1 in Nonfiction:
- Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life, by Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles
1 in science-fiction:
- Armada, by Ernest Cline – audio
I already read this book in 2015. The note my the audiobook I just listened is at the end of my review, just before the “verdict”
MY FAVORITES IN NOVEMBER
READING CHALLENGES RECAP
Classics Club: 24/50 (until end of 2020) or 36/62!
The 2018 TBR Pile Challenge: 3/12, but none reviewed yet !!
Where Are You Reading?: 21/50 – to be finished in ??
Total of books read in 2018= 63/100
Number of books added to my TBR this past month= 33
MOST POPULAR BOOK REVIEW THIS PAST MONTH
click on the cover to access my review
MOST POPULAR POST THIS PAST MONTH
– NON BOOK REVIEW –
Born a Crime chapter 9-14:
read along at Book Bloggers International
BOOK BLOG THAT BROUGHT ME MOST TRAFFIC THIS PAST MONTH
please go visit
TOP COMMENTERS OF THE MONTH
Judy at Keep the Wisdom
Karen at Booker Talk
Kristyn at Reading to Unwind
BLOG MILESTONES AND EVENTS
over 4,590 subscribers
over 165,980 hits
Be sure to check the giveaways posted on my homepage!
November was busy with Nonfiction November
The Classics Spin #19 draw
I managed to do a video on a great French author of thrillers
I got my very first review posted on Criminal Element!
And regular participation in several memes, as you can see on my homepage. I have been enjoying more traffic and comments. It’s really fun to interact with all of you!
Plus, did you notice that ALL the book titles posted this month have already been reviewed? This is almost the first time ever, because I’m getting into the habit of posting short reviews when possible, finally!!
On the other hand, I gave up on weekly NaNoWriMo, where I was planning to list all the articles I translate everyday for Orthodoxie.com/en. I realized I was spending way too much time with those listings, so I only did it once. Maybe next year, I will write a real book??
PLANS FOR DECEMBER
- Read the Classic I got with Classics Spin #19
- Read the surprise book a staff of my library is picking for me – it’s the 2nd year they’ve been doing this winter challenge, I love it!
- Start reading some 2019 releases
- Post the couple of Reading Challenges I plan to do in 2019
- Do more short reviews for books read this year
- Post a couple more giveaways around Christmas
Come back on Monday
to see the books I plan to read in November!
How was YOUR month of November?
Kathryn at The Book Date
has created a Month In Review meme
where you can link your monthly recap posts
Thanks Kathryn, great idea!