Category: blog housekeeping

Join me at the Castle!

Posted January 1, 2021 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 0 Comments
Join me at the Castle!

Happy New Year! It’s sure to be another challenging one, but as long as we are still able to share our reading lives, there will be something to be glad about. As the Emerald City Book Review comes to a close, please join me at my other blog, Entering the Enchanted Castle, where my giveaway […]

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Gems of 2020

Posted December 27, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping, lists / 20 Comments
Gems of 2020

January 2020 feels like it took place more than a year ago, but by the calendar of ordinary time, it’s just been twelve months. And thus it’s time to choose my “Gems of 2020,” which will be my last list of favorites here at the Emerald City Book Review. For my reading and blogging plans […]

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Month in Review: November 2020

Posted December 6, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 14 Comments
Month in Review: November 2020

This year I was very happy to participate in Nonfiction November, having read a lot of great nonfiction and eager to share with other readers. It was a wonderful event! I did not get a lot of new reading done. Besides finishing and reviewing Danubia for Nonfiction November, I was mostly reading through the Queen’s […]

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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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