Category: blog housekeeping

Month in Review: August 2018

Posted September 2, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 14 Comments
Month in Review: August 2018

Things continued to be intense this month and I just didn’t have much time for reading. It’s one of those times when I have several books going but haven’t completed most of them… I did manage to fit in rereads of some of my all-time favorites. Some of these are going to be part of […]

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Month in Review: July 2018

Posted August 5, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 26 Comments
Month in Review: July 2018

This month I went away on vacation and took along a few newer books in contrast to the abundance of classics and backlist titles I’ve been reading. There was at least one I really loved…look for a review soon to find out which one! Reviews Uncle Silas was a classic (if somewhat flawed) Gothic novel […]

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Away on vacation

Posted July 15, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 5 Comments
Away on vacation

I’m away for a couple of weeks visiting my old haunts in the Pacific Northwest, thus my silence here and elsewhere. I’ll be back to post and catch up with other blogs soon. Hope you’re having a great summer!

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Month in Review: June 2018

Posted July 1, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 26 Comments
Month in Review: June 2018

This month I took in a mix of fiction and nonfiction, discovering some classics and rereading some of my old favorites while delving into topics from poetry to Christianity to psychology. The mythic currents that flow between are always of interest to me. And as current events become more and more dire, I need to […]

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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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