Category: blog housekeeping

Month in Review: June 2020

Posted July 5, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 16 Comments
Month in Review: June 2020

This month, while mostly still staying home and finishing my CELTA English-teaching course, the world of languages was much on my mind; I finished a book in French (don’t be too impressed, it took me several months), I decided to start an other-language challenge, and I read Gaston Dorren’s Lingo, a fun and informative tour […]

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Month in Review: May 2020

Posted June 7, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 28 Comments
Month in Review: May 2020

I’m back from my blog break — returning at one of those times when it seems a bit strange and self-indulgent to just talk about books. But I still think that reading is one of the things that holds us together in this broken world, and an act of courage and conscience. We readers are […]

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Blog Break

Posted May 6, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 37 Comments
Blog Break

I’m taking a break from the blog for a few weeks to try to catch up on some other projects — notably the course I’m doing to earn a CELTA certificate in English language teaching. Online teaching is challenging and takes a huge amount of preparation, and so I think I’d better focus on that […]

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Month in Review: April 2020

Posted May 3, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 37 Comments
Month in Review: April 2020

During this time of doubtfulness and confinement it’s hard to settle down to reading. I’ve found myself gravitating to books that pull me in and carry me along with a story, letting me live in another world for a time. Along with some dependable rereads these included a couple of outstanding new-to-me titles (most notably […]

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Month in Review: March 2020

Posted April 5, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 24 Comments
Month in Review: March 2020

March 2020 was the month the world turned upside down for most of us. Reading helped me to stay afloat! I managed to keep up with most of my reading goals: some nonfiction, some books from around the world, and something from my own shelf, the results of which you can see below. An immersive […]

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Month in Review: February 2020

Posted March 1, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 23 Comments
Month in Review: February 2020

This month, I thought more about my reading goals and how I might plan to meet them. I’m really enjoying reading books representing various countries of the world and I’ve finished a few more this month. I managed to finish one nonfiction book this month — the excellent The Body Keeps the Score. I’m interested […]

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Month in Review: January 2020

Posted February 2, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 31 Comments
Month in Review: January 2020

As I was reviewing and updating my reading goals, I decided that a major goal for me this year is to read more books from or strongly representing different countries around the world. I got a good start this month! I read Pachinko, a multi-generational saga about Koreans in Japan; The House of the Spirits […]

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Back to the Classics Challenge

Posted January 19, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 31 Comments
Back to the Classics Challenge

Having finished my goal of reading 50 books from my Classics Club list, I have a hankering for another classics-based challenge. And so I return to Back to the Classics, which I’ve participated in in the past and enjoyed very much. The categories chosen by Karen of Books and Chocolate give an added layer of […]

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A New Blogging Year

Posted January 8, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 25 Comments
A New Blogging Year

Well, we’ve made it to another year. In our unsettled world every day feels like a gift to me, not least because I can keep reading! So I hope to make good use of my time this year, and to that end some reviewing and updating of my priorities is always helpful. In 2019 my […]

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