What I read in April | Monthly Wrap Up

When I set up to take the photos for this post…I realized I have read EIGHT books this month! Eight! I am so proud of myself! I also noticed that I read half of them in ebook format. I got used to reading on my Kindle and I particularly love it because it’s so easy to take it anywhere I go, and still have several books to choose from.

  1. First book I read in April was The Pearl by John Steinbeck. I began reading Steinbeck this year for the first time, and I love his books. My favorite is still Of Mice and Men up to now.

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  1. Next, I read The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson. I didn’t know much about the book or the author, but it turned out to be a decent book. You can find my review on it here.

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  1. Low (Volume 1) by Rick Remender and Greg Tocchini was a comic that I actually pre-ordered from bookdepository. I read it as soon as I got it and I enjoyed it a lot. My review is here.

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  1. Ten Days in a Mad House by Nellie Bly. After I read this, I decided to read all her work and write a special post about her. I still plan on doing that, I just haven’t found the time to inform myself more about her life.

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  1. Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly.

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  1. I won’t say much about I Shall Live: Surviving the Holocaust Against All Odds by Henry Orenstein, but it became one of my favorite books. Read all my thoughts on the book here.

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  1. The Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim was another interesting read, and you can read my review here.

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  1. And finally, we finish this post and my April reads with a classic: A Study in Scarlet: A Sherlock Holmes Aventure by A.C.Doyle.

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That was it, guys! Have you read any of these books? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section. Also, guys…read I Shall Live by H. Orenstein. I promise you it’s a great book!

OK, now it’s time to get out in the sun, it’s a wonderful day outside and there is a nice event in the park. Maybe I’ll blog about it 🙂 (there are books involved!).

Have a nice weekend everyone!

Jo

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March book haul! & wrap up

First, what I got this month… 

I had no idea I bought so many books in March until I put all the books together for this post. But at least the Penguin Little Black Classics are cheap so…:)
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As soon as I found out that a bookstore in my city has Little Black Classics I went and bought one (I don’t know why just one), and then a few weeks later I bought three other books because…well…how could you not?! I already read Femme Fatale(Maupassant) and Mrs Rosie and the Priest (Boccaccio) and really enjoyed them. A short story from Maupassant actually gave me an idea for a short movie. And Boccaccio…well, if you haven’t read him yet, you have to! 14th century literature is something else. It was a surprise for me since it was the first time I ventured in that time period’s literature.
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I got Jim Thompson’s book just because the cover caught my eye (guilty!), but I already started reading it and I like it so far! It’s twisted in its own particular way, so I recommend it for anyone who loves noir but also murder/ psychological stories.
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OK…I never read Agatha Christie (I know, I know…), hence I decided it’s time to start this adventure. I always wanted to read her books but never knew where to start, so while I was in the bookstore I saw a bunch of her books exposed for sale and I just picked one at random(Three Act Tragedy). We’ll see how it goes 🙂 I’ll probably do a review on this one.IMG_1257

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