Six degrees of separation: From Versailles to hacking


Six degrees of separation:
From Versailles to hacking!

I’m glad to be back for this fun exercise! And this month is a wild card, we are supposed to start with the last book of our last chain!
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 in the past at Versailles and ended up in the modern world of hackers!
I love this adventure, always full of surprises.

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, or you are stuck

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

  Before Versailles the night before  

  if on a winter's night Light to Enlighten My Darkness

     How the Light Gets In The Innovators

1. Before Versailles
A historical novel about Louis XIV.
My verdict:
“The characters sounded true to life, the topic was well researched, the descriptions beautiful.”

2. The Night Before
I find Wendy Walker to be a strong author, and I’m looking forward to reading more books by her. I have read three so far.
VERDICT for this one: Strong psychological thriller, with nice twists and complex characters.

3. If on a Winter‘s Night a Traveler
If you want to read something original, this one is for you: totally different, unique, and superb writing.

4. A Light to Enlighten the Darkness: Daily Readings for Meditation during the Winter Season
Well, I can’t resist the temptation to feature my own book! This is an anthology, with a short text on the theme of light, for those dark days of the winter season. I have selected texts by Medieval authors, men and women. The introduction is mine.

5. How the Light Gets In
With two of its books containing the word light, I have to feature one of my most favorite series of all times: the Gamache series by Louise Penny.
If you don’t know it though, I highly recommend you start with volume 1, Still Life, as the evolution of the characters and their relationships is so important throughout the 15 volumes so far.
Well, 14 to be exact, but I have already read and reviewed book 15, that will come out end of August. My review will then be featured in Criminal Element.

6. The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
This was so fascinating!
VERDICTSuperb audiobook, the best nonfiction I have listened to this year [that was in 2014]. A brilliant author and a just as brilliant narrator combine their kills to present the roots of our current digital world, and the men and women who worked together to give us what we have today.


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Top Ten Backlist Books I Want to Read

Top Ten  Backlist Books I Want to Read

TTT for November 6, 2018


For these backlist titles, I decided to choose the 10 latest books published in 2017 and listed under my TBR Goodreads shelf.

Click on the covers to know more about these books.
To access them, you may have to click on the “date published” column,
and reorder to see the newest first

backlist 1

backlist 2

Have you read any of these? If I were to pick only one, which one would you recommend?


What’s the backlist book you most want to read soon?


Top Ten Books on my winter TBR


Top Ten Books on my Winter TBR

TTT for November 28, 2017

I can’t believe I have not done a Top Ten Tuesday post this year yet!!
I’m combining it with my last post for Nonfiction November. So I’m going to post my Top Ten Nonfiction books added recently to my TBR.
Sorry, there’s no way I can remember on what blog I discovered the books!

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Have you read any of these?
Which one is your favorite?
What great nonfiction
did YOU recently add to your TBR