Throwback Thursday: July 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 July 2012.
I published 19 posts, 6 of these were reviews.

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

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The Age of Miracles

To tell the truth, I don’t remember much about the book, more about the feeling I had while I read it, and that I liked it.

But two books read that month have really stayed with me:

Rebecca    In The Garden Of Beasts

This was my first book by Daphne du Maurier, and a strong discovery.
Check my post: besides my review, it has lots of questions and answers (unless you have not yet read the book, because that part is obviously full of spoilers), and a fascinating analysis of the famous first sentence.
Since then, I have read My Cousin Rachel; and Jamaica Inn this past summer, which I also enjoyed a lot.
As well as Manderley Forever, a biography by Tatiana Du Rosnay.

My review on Rebecca is currently the book review that has received most views ever on my blog – for a long time, it was Of Mice and Men, but now Rebecca has over a 1,000 more views that Steinbeck’s novella.

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin is an excellent nonfiction.
In my review, I mention that I was going to read more by Larson. I haven’t done it yet!
I still want to read The Devil in the White City (I live in a suburb of Chicago), and probably also Isaac’s Storm.

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My next post on this meme will be on October 6

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:

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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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My next post on this meme will be on September 8

Throwback Thursday: April-May 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 April-May 2012.
I took a long trip in France in April 2012, so I only posted once.

In May 2012, I published 20 posts, 6 of these were reviews. Others were book memes, picture memes, and posts on my French trip.

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

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The Forgotten Garden

This was my discovery of Kate Morton, and I ended up reading all her other books after that.
This is one of the rare audiobooks (the only one maybe even) I found so captivating that I ended up just sitting on the couch to finish it. I usually only listen to audiobooks while doing chores around the house.
It’s also the only audiobook I bought a print copy after listening to it!

Two other books were important for me that month:

  the secret garden  if on a winter's night

Check on the covers to know more why I consider them so important.
Briefly here:
The Secret Garden is a magical classic, that inspired The Forgotten Garden, mentioned here above.
As for Italo Calvino‘s book, I discovered with this stunning book he was a major author of the Oulipo movement (which has mostly French authors).
Since then, I have read other books by Calvino, and I have launched into teaching myself Italian, just for the pleasure to read him in Italian!

So I can only conclude that May 2012 was a very important month of discoveries for me.

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My next post on this meme will be on August 4