Category: blog housekeeping

Month in Review: October 2020

Posted November 1, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 20 Comments
Month in Review: October 2020

This month I went on vacation for two weeks to Crete (see here for pictures on my other blog). It was a most welcome and relaxing break, during which I got into rereading Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries. It started with Gaudy Night, which I’ve been wanting to reread for some time, but then I realized […]

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Month in Review: September 2020

Posted October 4, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 14 Comments
Month in Review: September 2020

September was World Kid Lit Month, a new-to-me event that translates diverse, global and translated children’s books. I joined in by reading The Beast Player, by Japanese author Nahoko Uehashi (translated by Cathy Hirano). The imaginary but Japanese-flavored fantasy world about a divided kingdom within which magical beasts live in an uneasy relationship with humans […]

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Month in Review: August 2020

Posted September 6, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 15 Comments
Month in Review: August 2020

This month, I planned a Robertson Davies Reading Weekend to take place around the author’s birthdate of August 28. It was a lovely long weekend of reading and discussing his wonderful books with fellow aficionados, and I hope it introduced him to some new readers. You can find all the details in the wrap-up post. […]

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Month in Review: July 2020

Posted August 2, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 15 Comments
Month in Review: July 2020

The weird year that is 2020 continues into its second half. I made some announcements about future plans and my other blog (see below), and launched on my month-long Summer in Other Languages challenge of reading only in French. I only finished three books, but I count that as a win! Thanks to Emma of […]

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Month in Review: June 2020

Posted July 5, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 21 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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