Month: December 2020

Gems of 2020

Posted December 27, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping, lists / 20 Comments
Gems of 2020

January 2020 feels like it took place more than a year ago, but by the calendar of ordinary time, it’s just been twelve months. And thus it’s time to choose my “Gems of 2020,” which will be my last list of favorites here at the Emerald City Book Review. For my reading and blogging plans […]

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Challenge wrap-up 2020

Posted December 15, 2020 by Lory in challenges / 12 Comments
Challenge wrap-up 2020

As the year comes to a close, here’s a review of how I did on my challenges — which I kept to a minimum this year, not wanting to overdo it. And I’m quite happy with how I did, so that was a success! I finished six books for Back to the Classics: Classic with […]

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Would you like a free book?

Posted December 13, 2020 by Lory in announcements / 4 Comments
Would you like a free book?

As I mentioned in my discussion post this week, What is the best of the Emerald City Book Review? I’ve been compiling a book of my own favorite posts from seven years of this blog, as I prepare to transition over to a new blogging home. This has been a great pleasure for me, and […]

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What is the best of the Emerald City Book Review?

Posted December 8, 2020 by Lory in discussions / 20 Comments
What is the best of the Emerald City Book Review?

  It’s been almost seven years since I hit “publish” here at the Emerald City Book Review. My first posts were taken from some that I’d written for the now-vanished online magazine, The Green Man Review — starting on January 1, 2014 with this review of Howl’s Moving Castle. I didn’t have much of a […]

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Month in Review: November 2020

Posted December 6, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 14 Comments
Month in Review: November 2020

This year I was very happy to participate in Nonfiction November, having read a lot of great nonfiction and eager to share with other readers. It was a wonderful event! I did not get a lot of new reading done. Besides finishing and reviewing Danubia for Nonfiction November, I was mostly reading through the Queen’s […]

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