Category: blog housekeeping

Classics Club Year Four

Posted June 6, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 26 Comments
Classics Club Year Four

It’s hard to believe I have only one more year left in my five-year plan! I joined the Classics Club soon after starting this blog, but since then I’ve freely added to my list beyond the original 50 books. I found that having more choices made reading from The List a more enjoyable experience for […]

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Month in Review: April and May, 2018

Posted June 3, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 21 Comments
Month in Review: April and May, 2018

For the better part of these two months I took a break from blogging to deal with some personal issues, but things have settled down and I’m so glad to be back. Not to mention so grateful for all the support from this wonderful book blogging community. Thank you, again. I’ll just list the books […]

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Month in Review: March 2018

Posted April 1, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 18 Comments
Month in Review: March 2018

  I completed way fewer books than usual this month — my attention has been scattered and divided with lots of things going on at work and home, so it’s been difficult to concentrate. I actually have several ongoing reads I’m working on simultaneously, so I’m still reading, just not very fast. I do hope […]

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Month in Review: February 2018

Posted March 4, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 25 Comments
Month in Review: February 2018

I’m continuing to enjoy reading only from my own TBR pile, so much that I might extend the experiment for another few months! I especially want to give myself more time for rereading. Yes, I do want to read ALL THE BOOKS, and therefore am always lured by the new and shiny, but this is […]

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Month in Review: January 2018

Posted February 4, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 36 Comments
Month in Review: January 2018

This month I started the Les Miserables Chapter-a-day Readalong, an experiment in “slow reading” that I’m enjoying very much. It’s sometimes hard to resist continuing to the next chapter when the action gets exciting, but it’s not difficult at all to complete one chapter per day – they’re usually very brief. I look forward to […]

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A tour of my tidied bookshelves

Posted January 11, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 47 Comments
A tour of my tidied bookshelves

After reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I got all inspired to try the “KonMari” method for streamlining my life and keeping only items that “spark joy.” Clothing was the first category, and that went well, so I was ready to move on to the next: books. And once again, I loved it! I […]

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Month in Review: December 2017

Posted January 7, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 26 Comments
Month in Review: December 2017

  Following yesterday’s post and giveaway celebrating my fourth blogoversary, I have to go back in time to review last December. After a busy and very full November, I took it easier last month with fewer reviews and a break over Christmas. Life also stepped in with some crises that took a lot of time […]

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Blog break

Posted December 24, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 9 Comments
Blog break

I’m taking a break from blogging, as well as commenting on and checking other blogs, during the Christmas season. I’ll be back on January 6. Warm holiday wishes to all!  

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Challenge Update

Posted December 20, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping, challenges / 20 Comments
Challenge Update

How did I do with the reading challenges I undertook this year? Here’s a round-up of my progress, or lack thereof, along with my intentions for next year. I always do well with the Book Blogger Discussion Challenge, perhaps because I set a reasonable goal for myself (one discussion per month), and so far I […]

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