Sunday Post #3 – 8/17/14

Sunday Post

 

 

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by
Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
It’s a chance to share news.
A post to recap the past week on your blog,
showcase books and things we have received.
Share news about what is coming up on your blog
for the week ahead.
See rules here: Sunday Post Meme

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Mailbox Monday2  www wednesdays

Mailbox Monday and WWW Wednesdays

 

It’s difficult to believe we are mid August: in Chicago, it already feels like the Fall, that is, way too cold for me and sounds like most song birds are already gone to warmer spots…
This week, on the reading front, was quite an event, with finally the English publication of Murakami’s latest novel: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage

BOOKS READ

  • Madame Picasso, by Anne Girard, for Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. Review scheduled for 8/28. Wow, an amazing book on Picasso and 2 very important women in his life, especially his muse Eva Gouel.
  • Toi qui as soif de bonheur, by Jean-Pierre Longeat. French spirituality book received for review for Collectanea Cisterciensia. Review coming up tomorrow!

 

CURRENTLY READING

  •  Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami. Just for the pleasure of reading Japanese Literature! First half read in 1 sitting, loving it!
  • Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled, by Dorothy Gilman. Audio. This is #14 and last of the series. So sad this is the last one. I enjoyed so much this series and its amazing narrator Barbara Rosenblat. In this one Mrs. Pollifax goes to Syria.

 

BOOK UP NEXT

LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG

BOOK REVIEW MOST READ

Wharf of Chartrons coverclick on the cover to know more about it

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

Wharf of Chartrons cover Lies Told in Silence cover

  1. August book of the month giveaway – a historical novel with Bordeaux wine!
  2. Lies Told in Silence, by M. K. TOD = historical novel on WWI

COMING UP ON THE BLOG

  • on 8/18: review of Toi qui as soif de bonheur
  • on 8/19: review of All The Light We Cannot See
  • hopefully another review!
  •  maybe WWW Wednesday
  • I had originally planned to do But of Books 11, but I’m realizing I’m happy with my current amount of daily reading,
    and what I need to work on is find actually more time to write reviews, so no read-a-thon right now!

BOOKS ADDED TO MY GOODREADS TBR

  On with the Story  Métronome : L'histoire de France au rythme du métro parisien   About Grace

and 11 more!!5

BOOK RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

Edwin  My Lady Viper (Tales From the Tudor Court, #1)

1. Edwin:  Received for review on Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tourscheduled on 9/15.
This has to be the most gorgeous book cover of this year for me

2. My Lady Viper: won at Passages To The Past

 

CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY

The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry  My Struggle: Book One

HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?

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WWW Wednesdays (July 30)

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Please click on the book covers to access the Goodreads synopsis, my review, or virtual book tours.

What are you currently reading?

France on the Brink

An excellent presentation of the economic and political situation of France right now:
why does France looks so attractive to tourists,
while the French are so pessimistic and so critical of their government
and all that’s going on in France?
That’s what the author is trying to explain.
Excellent!
I will review this book for France Book Tours on Aug 6

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What did you recently finish reading?

The Cheshire Cheese CatI rarely read children books,
but I won this one during Armchair BEA,
and just received it!
It’s really a cute smart story about a cat
and his friends and enemies
in a very popular British inn,
where a certain Mr Dickens comes often
to try to write and find inspiration
for the 2 first lines of his novel…
Very well done!

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What do you think you’ll read next?

Madame Picasso
I will probably start reading Madame Picasso,
a historical novel on
Eva Gouel,
the woman who stole Picasso‘s heart!’
My review is scheduled for Aug 28
for a book tour
on Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour

HAVE  YOU  READ  ANY  OF  THESE ?
DID  YOU  LIKE  IT / THEM ?
WHY  OR  WHY  NOT ?

Mailbox Monday ~ June 16

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I edited this picture
found on Pinterest.
I was not able to find it on its original site

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I got 5 books this past week! Some I bought, some I was offered, some I won!

Watch my short video to know all about them and discover how I acquired them

Here are just the covers:

 

Death at the FairNo Turning BackThe Emperor of ParisMadame Picasso

  French house

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, a stunningly ambitious and beautiful novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

 

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Have you read any of these?
Did you receive any exciting books this past week?