Throwback Thursday: August 2011

Throwback Thursday

#ThrowbackThursday

Revisiting what I posted 10 years ago,
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).

On the first Thursday of the month available on my site,
I’m planning to post about the previous month, 10 years before.

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Today, I’ll be revisiting August 2011.

I published 24 posts, 9 of these were reviews.
A lot of the other posts are part of the meme Wordless Wednesday.
I was also doing a reading challenge on The Art of the Novella.
And it’s that month that I started my long series of “I Love France” posts.

Here are the reviews which received most views:

  the dead   of mice and men

But here are today my favorite reads from that month.
If you haven’t read them yet, I highly encourage you to check my reviews (updated).
The book by Simon Van Booy was the very first one I received through Netgalley!

  Wolf Hall everything beautiful began after  

The Invetion of Hugo Cabret

    Click on the covers to know more

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HAVE YOU READ THESE BOOKS?
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Next post will be on October 7

Throwback Thursday: July 2011

Throwback Thursday

#ThrowbackThursday

Revisiting what I posted 10 years ago,
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).

On the first Thursday of the month available on my site,
I’m planning to post about the previous month, 10 years before.

  📚 📚 📚 

Today, I’ll be revisiting July 2011.

I published 23 posts, 8 of these were reviews (actually I reviewed two books from the same author in one post – see below).
A lot of the other posts are about the challenges I managed to finish by July, and every week, I used to do a post about book recommendations for your weekend.

Here are the reviews which received most views:

Being As Communion

I’m  surprised that of all the posts published that month, an Orthodox theology book would be the one receiving most views!
Let me rephrase this: I just went to reread my review, and I realize it’s actually not bad at all, and gives a really good idea of this essential book. If you are interested in deepening your Christian faith, whether you are Orthodox or not, you might find some good things for you there.

    Bel CantoState of Wonder

I ended up at the same time listening to Bel Canto, and reading State of Wonder, two books by the same author. I’m not sure I have done this again. It actually worked out nicely to write a combined review.
I just added an important note to my review, as Bel Canto was made into an opera a few years later.

These three books are still my favorite of that month.
Since then, I have tried another book by Patchett, which left me very disappointed, so I haven’t dared tried another one. Though I admire her for opening a bookshop in Nashville!

    Click on the covers to know more

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HAVE YOU READ THESE BOOKS?
ANY OTHER BOOK BY PATCHETT I SHOULD REALLY TRY?
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Next post will be on September 2

 

 

Throwback Thursday: June 2011

Throwback Thursday

#ThrowbackThursday

Revisiting what I posted 10 years ago,
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).

On the first Thursday of the month available on my site,
I’m planning to post about the previous month, 10 years before.

  📚 📚 📚 

Today, I’ll be revisiting June 2011.

I published 23 posts, 11 of these were reviews.
Why so many posts suddenly? Because I participated in the Audiobook Week, that used to be organized by Devourer of Books, probably the blogger that inspired me to start my own book blog, but alas who no longer blogs.

Here is the review which received most views:

the greater journey

I also quite enjoyed the following novel, even though the ending was very disappointing:

A Novel Bookstore

    Click on the covers to know more

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HAVE YOU READ THESE BOOKS?
PLEASE SHARE YOUR THROWBACK THURSDAY POST
Next post will be on August 5