For Classics Spin, #17, I got #3: The Face of Another, by Kobo Abe
I’m really thrilled, because I really like Japanese literature. I have already read his The Woman in the Dunes, which is a weird story. I like his writing however, so I’m curious to discover another book by him.
So I have until end of April to read and review it. It’s never too late to challenge yourself to (re)discover the classics and connect and have fun with other Classics lovers. See what this is all about.
HAVE YOU READ THESE TITLES? WHAT DID YOU THINK? IF YOU ARE MEMBER OF THE CLASSICS CLUB,
WHAT IS YOUR #3?
April was a very busy month, especially at Church, with Great Lent and Great Week. I also managed to be knocked out for 3 days by a nasty cold when even my reading energy was very low. So I didn’t read as much as I expected and this is my lowest month so far in 2017. Still, I read 8 books total, so that could have been worse. But I have not been very active on the blog recently.
I read some books to be in connection with some reading events on Goodreads or other blogs this month, but I didn’t manage to participate in the events themselves!
Here is what I read in April, actually a lot of diversity:
8 books: 7 in print = with 1,706 pages, that is: 56 pages/day
+ 1 audiobook
= with 8H27, that is: 16 mn/day
1 in nonfiction:
To Open One’s Heart, by Michel Evdokimov
1 in mystery:
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle – audiobook
1 in graphice-novel:
The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains, by Neil Gaiman
About books, though outside the blog, I went to a local independent books store this past Saturday on Independent Bookstore Day. It was not bad, but I was shocked to find a category labelled as Renaissnace [sic], and to find 2 shelves of ARCs, priced $3 each. I remember how bloggers got so furious against a fellow blogger who did that after BEA last year, so I was really quite enraged to see that even an independent book store would do that! Seriously?! But I managed to actually keep my mouth shut. Have you ever found a bookstore doing that?? I had seen some ARCs for sale in some type of second hand shops, but never before in an indie store!
Most popular book review in April
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