Throwback Thursday: June 2012

Throwback Thursday

#ThrowbackThursday

Revisiting what I posted 10 years ago
(my blog was born on September 29, 2010)
following the idea I found at The Chocolate Lady’s Book Review Blog
(click on this link or the logo to see where the idea started from,
and to post the link to your own post).

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Today, I’m revisiting June 2012.
I published 28 posts, 7 of these were reviews.

Of these books, here is the one that received most views:

Click on the covers to know more

Bring Up The Bodies

A very solid historical novel for sure.
Reading the whole trilogy was a great experience:
Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies, and The Mirror and the Light.

Another excellent book I read that month:

The Devotion of Suspect X

This was my discovery of Keigo Higashino.
I have read 2 more by him since, and 3 are no my TBR.

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HAVE YOU READ THESE BOOKS?
PLEASE SHARE YOUR THROWBACK THURSDAY POST
My next post on this meme will be on September 8

Book review: The Mirror and the Light

The Mirror and the Light

The Mirror and the Light,
by Hilary Mantel
Thomas Cromwell #3
Henry Holt and Co/Macmillan
3/10/2020
784 pages
Historical fiction

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Eight years have gone by since the publication of Bring Up the Bodies, the second book in the Thomas Cromwell series by Hilary Mantel. So I was a bit nervous, thinking I would be lost jumping in The Mirror and the Light, book three, so many years later. I was also a bit intimidated by the size of the book (784 pages. These days, I tend to avoid huge books, unless they are written by really excellent authors). As often, my fears were not justified.
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Bout of Books 28: Day 4 recap

BOUT OF BOOKS 28
Day 4 recap

Bout of Books 28

#boutofbooks
NB: This is my 15th participation in #boutofbooks

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized
by Amanda Shofner and Kelly Rubidoux Apple.
It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, May 11th
and runs through Sunday, May 17th in whatever time zone you are in.
Bout of Books is low-pressure. There are challenges, Twitter chats, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional.
For all Bout of Books 28 information and updates,
be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. 
– From the Bout of Books team

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Here is what I read on DAY 4:

  1. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel = 36 pages
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor = 5 pages

Total for Day 4:  41 pages
TOTAL so far:  308/525

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Bookish Matchmaking. If you don’t use Twitter, maybe you can help.
I’m looking for cyber thrillers. Please only your favorite novels. Thanks!
– on Instagram, Color Me Happy – in brown!

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Here is what I read on DAY 3:

  1. Au Soleil redouté, by Michel Bussi = 82 pages
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor = 4 pages

Total for Day 3:  86 pages
TOTAL so far:  267/525

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Book to Movie
– on Instagram, Diverse Books

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Here is what I read on DAY 2:

  1. Wind/Pinball, by Haruki Murakami = 39 pages
  2. Audiobook: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie = 65 pages

Total for Day 2:  104 pages
TOTAL so far:  181/525

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, If This, Then That
– on Instagram, Seasonal Readings

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Here is what I read on DAY 1:

  1. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor= 7 pages
  2. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel = 41 pages
  3. Audiobook: The Book of Deuteronomy = 29 pages FINISHED

Total for Day 1:  77 pages
TOTAL so far:  77/525

Phew, 2 pages above my goal! Although I didn’t have the feeling of reading  a lot.

I also did 2 challenges:

– on Twitter, Introduce yourself #insixwords
– on Instagram, currently reading

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I’m setting my goal at 525 pages, that is, 75 pages per day. 

I will try to organize a giveaway!

Here are the books I plan to read (from).

  1. Wind/Pinball, by Haruki Murakami
  2. Lessons from Walden, by Bob Pepperman Taylor
  3. Au Soleil redouté, by Michel Bussi
  4. The Mirror and the Light, by Hilary Mantel
  5. A Hundred Million Years and a Day, by Jean-Baptiste Andrea
  6. Psalm 118: A Commentary by Saint Theophan the Recluse
  7. Audiobook: The Book of Deuteronomy FINISHED
  8. Audiobook: The Mysterious Affair at Styles, by Agatha Christie

REST OF THE SCHEDULE

Challenges
**This is the overall list for the challenges offered during Bout of Books 28. Make sure you check the blog each day of the read-a-thon for instructions and details on how to complete the daily challenges**

Wednesday 5/13
Book to Movie

Thursday 5/14
Bookish Matchmaking

Friday 5/15
Share Your Favorites

Saturday 5/16
Leave a Review

Sunday 5/17
Stretch Goal

Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

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