November Books of the month giveaway

Just 12 days left to enter the November Books of the Month giveaway! Did you see the awesome 3 books to win?

France Book Tours

This month,
we have again 3 great books for grab!

Click on the book covers
to know more about each

  100 Places cover  Deadly Tasting      Sharp Hook of Love - cover

Just fill in the form below to enter the giveaway.

I will ask Random.org to draw 3 winners on December 1st

Good luck!

Remember
for each book you review or interview you post
for France Book Tours,
you automatically receive 3 entries into the monthly giveaway
to win the featured book of the month
OR a $15 gift card of your choice!

Notes:

* If you have problems entering the giveaway, please send me an email at france book tours at [gmail] dot {com]. Include in it:

  1. the title of the bookyou are entering to win – write this in the subjectto be sure I don’t think your email is spam
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2014: October wrap-up

Not really sure what happened in October, but my average is down!

Here is what I read in October:

8 books.
= 6 books
with 1,844 pages, that is: 59.4 pages/day.
+ 2 audiobooks = 24:41 hours, that is an average of  47 mn/day – this is my best audio time of the year actually so far

 4 historical novels:

  1. The Crown, by Nancy Bilyeau – audio
  2. Taking The Cross, by Charles Gibson
  3. The Sharp Hook of Love, by Sherry Jones
  4. Juliet’s Nurse, by Lois Leveen

2 in  literary fiction:

  1.  Delirium: The Rimbaud Delusion, by Barbara Scott Emmett – ebook
  2. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce – audio

1 romance/fantasy:

  1. Witch Weigh, by Caroline Mickelson -ebook, a novella I received to translate into French

1 in nonfiction:

  1. Seven Letters from Paris, by Samantha Vérant

 

 

My favorites this month:

  Sharp Hook of Love      Unlikely Pilgrimage

This is again so terribly hard to choose:
I enjoyed a lot ALL of the books I read this past month!!

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Reading Challenges recap

Audiobook: 13/12 – DONE
Books on France: 49/24 – DONE
Ebook challenge: 19/25
Historical fiction: 30/25 – DONE
Japanese literature: 2/6
New authors challenge: 64/50 – DONE
My Kind of Mysteries: 17/20
TBR challenge: 3/12
What’s in a Name: 3/5
Where Are You Reading?: 16/50 – to be finished in 2014

Total of books read in 2014 = 84/105

Number of books added to my TBR in October = 21

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Blog recap

  • 6 of the 8 books read this month were received for review/work.

  • 94 reviews posted for my Books on France Challenge, don’t forget to link yours.

  • I organized 11 giveaways this past month! There’s always one going on at France Book Tours. Be sure to check the November Giveaway! 3 books offered!

  • Something funny happened on my reading front on Oct 31. For several reasons, I don’t do anything special for Halloween. But on that day, I read twice about the context in which Shelley wrote her Frankenstein, and in 2 books that are not directly on the topic at all: I read it in 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go, the part about the Alps, and I heard about it in the audiobook I am currently listening to: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, by Walter Isaacson. I think that was spooky enough!
  • Nothing much else, I had a lot of books to read and review for tours, so was not able to catch up on reviews pending for months!

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Most popular book review in October

Seven Letters From Parisclick on the cover to access my review

Most popular post last month – non book review

Sunday Post #11

Book blog that brought me
most traffic this past month

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours

please go visit

Blog milestones

976 posts
over 1,900 subscribers
over 71,900 hits

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Blog plans for November

  • Be sure you look what goodies I have for grab for the Literary Blog Hop giveaway
  • And come back on November 28 for the Black Friday Book Bonanza!
  • From now on to the end of the year, I’m going to try to focus on books I have been meaning to read for a while, though I already have quite a few books scheduled for January!
  • I hope I can finally start to catch up on review writing – I was hoping to do something related to NaNoWriMo for that, but I’m currently translating a 40,000 words book anyway, so plenty of writing to do!
  • Set up a few affiliates programs on Words And Peace
  • get more active as for memes such as Teaser Tuesdays or First Chapter First Paragraph
  • redo Sunday posts, which I was not able to participate for a couple of weeks
  • redo some videos
  • change the look of France Book Tours

 

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How was YOUR month of  October?

Sunday Post #11 – 10/19/14

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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This post also counts for
Mailbox Monday2 it's Monday www wednesdays

Mailbox Monday,
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
and WWW Wednesdays

This past week has been crazy busy, and have not visited many of your Sunday Posts, should be better this coming week!

BOOKS JUST READ

Delirium     16124062

click on the covers to know more about them
I was actually asked by the author to translate this novella in French!


CURRENTLY READING

Sharp Hook of Love      Unlikely Pilgrimage

  1. The Sharp Hook of Love, by Sherry Jones: histfic on Heloise and Abélard,
    the famous medieval lovers.
    Review scheduled for 10/26 for France Book Tours
  2. The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce – audiobook

BOOKS UP NEXT

Juliet's Nurse

  • Juliet’s Nurse, by Lois Leveen.
    Review scheduled for 10/31 for Italy Book Tours!
  • Next audio book: The Innovators, by Walter Isaacson,
    received for review from Simon & Schuster

LAST WEEK ON WORDS AND PEACE
and FRANCE BOOK TOUR

COMING UP ON WAP and FBT

 

BOOK REVIEW MOST READ THIS PAST WEEK

Seven Letters From Parisclick on the cover to know more about it

 

POST MOST VIEWED ON FRANCE BOOK TOURS

Taking the Cross coverclick on the cover to know more about it
and enter the giveaway!

 

CURRENT GIVEAWAYS

  Crossing the Line     Paris Apartment

  Sharp Hook of Love  Deadly Tasting

Taking the Cross coverclick on each cover to access the giveaway entry form

BOOKS ADDED TO MY GOODREADS TBR

  Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and Its Treasures During World War II  The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman  The Chain: Farm, Factory, and the Fate of Our Food
plus 4 more!

BOOKS RECEIVED THIS PAST WEEK

none

 CHECKED OUT AT THE LIBRARY

none

HOW WAS YOUR WEEK?