Category: blog housekeeping

Month in Review: June 2019

Posted July 7, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 12 Comments
Month in Review: June 2019

This month I still had hardly any time to read, but I did finish one chunkster that I’ve been working on for a long time (Don Quixote), and made time for one short novel that I’ve been meaning to read forever (Hag-Seed). Alas, neither was quite as marvelous as I’d been expecting from their great […]

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Month in Review: May 2019

Posted June 2, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 16 Comments
Month in Review: May 2019

This was another quiet month on the blog, as I am very busy packing and moving. Reading-wise, I am still doing a lot of rereading as I decide what to keep, and also just feel like revisiting old friends as they turn up … I also found a new interest in the life and work […]

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Month in Review: April 2019

Posted May 12, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 20 Comments
Month in Review: April 2019

I didn’t do much reading in April, and no actual reviews … just too busy. Now I’m back from vacation, I’ve moved into temporary housing till we leave for Switzerland, and things are settling into a new pattern. I’m still busy with lots of packing and sorting, and saying farewell; my energy for thinking in […]

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The Future of ECBR

Posted April 14, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 32 Comments
The Future of ECBR

What does the future hold for this blog? Not long ago I made some noises about shutting it down and concentrating on my new blog, Entering the Enchanted Castle. However, I’ve decided not to do that for the present, so I’ll still be blogging in both places, probably at least till the end of 2019. […]

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Month in Review: March 2019

Posted April 1, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 12 Comments
Month in Review: March 2019

This was my last month of trying only to read books I already have in the house, and I cheated a little bit. Kristen’s March Magics review made me curious to reread the one DWJ book I don’t own, so I got it from the library. And my son was pleading for more Freddy the […]

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Month in Review: February 2019

Posted March 3, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 28 Comments
Month in Review: February 2019

This month I continued to do a fair amount of rereading. I’m making decisions about which books to keep as I prepare to move abroad, and also sticking to my resolution to only read books that are already on my shelves for three months. One more month to go … but even after that, I […]

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Month in Review: January 2019

Posted February 3, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 25 Comments
Month in Review: January 2019

As I did last year, I’m trying not to acquire any new books during the first three months of 2019. With the exception of my first read of the year (a library book I already had in the house), I’ve managed to meet that goal and get through a few books that have been lingering […]

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Month in Review: December 2018

Posted January 6, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 18 Comments
Month in Review: December 2018

I’ve been doing a lot of rereading this year. Sometimes I have the urge to revisit beloved favorites such as Robin McKinley’s classic fantasies; sometimes I’m reading books that have sat on my shelves for a while to see if I really want to keep them. Such was the case with The Three Damosels by […]

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A new blogging year

Posted December 30, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 23 Comments
A new blogging year

At the end of my fifth year of blogging here at The Emerald City Book Review, I’d like to express my gratitude to all the readers and bloggers I’ve interacted with over the years. You are too numerous to mention individually, but if you’re reading this, please know how thankful I am for your presence. […]

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My new blog

Posted December 19, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 12 Comments
My new blog

As I mentioned in my post asking Is it time for a change?, I’ve been thinking about starting a new blog. And now I have! I’ve created Entering the Enchanted Castle as a place where I can go a bit beyond the “book review” definition to talk about other things on my mind. I’m sure […]

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