Six degrees of separation: Christmas in Monte Cristo

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Six degrees of separation:
Christmas in Monte Cristo!

Using my own rules for this fun meme hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (see there the origin of the meme and how it works – posted the first Saturday of every month), I started with a title containing the word Christmas  and ended up in  Monte Cristo!
This is really fun, you never know where you’ll end up.

Here are my own quirky rules:

1, Use your list of books on Goodreads
2. Take the first word of the title offered and find another title with that word in it
3. Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title
4. Or the second if the title starts with the same word

After the covers, you can find the links to my reviews or to the title on Goodreads:

  A Christmas Carol     Very French Christmas Cover     A Very Expensive Poison   A is For Arsenic

    Agatha The Real Life of Agatha Christie  The Black Count

1. A Christmas Carol = I confess I have never read it! But as we usually watch a version of it every year, maybe this time I’ll listen to it. Any favorite narrator recommended? I’m sure a zillion did it.

2. A Very French Christmas = I enjoyed a lot this collection of French Christmas short stories, by famous or less famous authors.

3. A Very Expensive Poison: The Definitive Story of the Murder of Litvinenko and Russia’s War with the West = this one is on my TBR. I think it should be fascinating, combining true crime and recent events.

4. A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie = also on my TBR. I really enjoy classic mysteries, and Christie is known for the vast variety of poisons used in her novels and short stories, so I’d like to know more about that.

5. Agatha: The Real Life of Agatha Christie =  I read this beautiful graphic novel two years ago, and realize now I haven’t done a post on it yet! I plan to, as I have saved some great illustrations on my computer for it.
The author has a fun way to tackle the topic of Christie’s hate and love relationship with her character Hercule Poirot. Very well done, content and illustrations!

6. The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo = I so enjoyed this book! It’s on the real person who inspired the character of the Count of Monte Cristo, and all the historical events around him. Very rich book.

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Six degrees of separation: from fair to dining

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Six degrees of separation:
from fair to dining!

Using my own rules for this fun meme hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (see there the origin of the meme and how it works – posted the first Saturday of every month), I started with a title containing the word Fair (I did have to break my rule and start with the second word, as I didn’t have any title on my shelves with the word ‘vanity’) and ended up dining.
This is really fun, you never know where you’ll end up.

Here are my own quirky rules:

  1. Use your list of books on Goodreads
  2. Take the first word of the title offered and find another title with that word in it
  3. Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title
  4. Or the second if the title starts with the same word

After the covers, you can find the links of my reviews or the title on Goodreads:

  vanity fair  Death at the Fair

  death-comes-for-the-archbishop  reader come home

  Proust's Search dining with proust

 

1. Vanity Fair = I confess I have never read anything by Thackeray, and I don’t really intend to, unless you manage to convince me!
2. Death at the Fair = very good historical novel by a Midwestern author I met at a book festival. Set during the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago
3. Death Comes for the Archbishop= great author, great classic, where the main character is the landscape – in my opinion
4. Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World = this one is on my TBR
5. Marcel Proust’s Search for Lost Time: A Reader’s Guide to the Remembrance of Things Past =  I read this a few years ago, as a companion to my reading of the seven books of In Search of Lost Time (here is my review of volume 1)- this title is closer to the French title.
So I would read one volume, and then read the corresponding chapter in this book, as a recap. After I finished the 7 books, I finished reading this book, which has lots of great background information on Proust’s society and times

6. Dining with Marcel Proust: A Practical Guide to French Cuisine of the Belle Epoque = obviously, I also read this one after I finished my Proust adventure. Click on the link to discover why I found it so cool!

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Six degrees of separation: from the Bible to Canterbury

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Six degrees of separation:
from
the Bible to Canterbury

Another cool result this month!
Using my own rules for this fun meme hosted by Kate at Booksaremyfavouriteandbest (see there the origin of the meme and how it works – posted the first Saturday of every month), I started with a containing the word Bible and ended up in Canterbury. This is really fun, you never know where you’ll end up.
Here are my own quirky rules:

  1. Use your list of books on Goodreads

  2. Take the first word of the title offered and find another title with that word in it

  3. Then use the first word of THAT title to find your text title

  4. Or the second if the title starts by the same word

After the covers, you can find the links of my reviews or the title on Goodreads:

    The Poisonwood Bible   The Poisoned Crown

     The French Sultana    fairy-tales

                    Perrault's Fairy Tales  Canterbury tales

 

1. The Poisonwood Bible = this is the first book I read by Kingsolver. I was still in France, but a friend loved it so much, he mailed it to me from the US. After that, I have almost all her books.
2. The Poisoned Crown = this is the 3rd book in the famous historical fiction series by the French Maurice Druon, called The Accursed Kings. I really enjoyed the first two, but was no longer in the mood for #3 and DNFed it. Maybe one day I’ll get back to it.
3. The French Sultana (The Veil and the Crown, #2)= wonderful historical novel on Josephine’s cousin!
4. Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories from the French Decadent Tradition = fabulous and quirky anthology by PrincetonUniversity Press
5. Perrault’s Fairy Tales =  I actually read them in French, a few decades ago.
6. The Canterbury Tales = I listened to them 7 years ago, it was fun!

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