Category: blog housekeeping

Month in Review: March 2020

Posted April 5, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 8 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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Month in Review: December 2019

Posted January 5, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 24 Comments
Month in Review: December 2019

December was a fantastic reading month! From my Classics Club list, I read Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, and immediately had to go on to devour the sequels (three of them so far). This is an astonishing story that I can’t believe I never got around to reading before. I also […]

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Month in Review: November 2019

Posted December 1, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 20 Comments
Month in Review: November 2019

This month, I read a book in French! I was not blown away by Coeur de Cristal by Frédéric Lenoir, a fairy-tale style novel about a prince who is unable to love, but it was easy to read and helped me with my efforts to improve my French skills. I hope to move on to […]

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Month in Review: October 2019

Posted November 3, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 23 Comments
Month in Review: October 2019

Well, I finally managed to read more than two or three books this month. Along the way, I finished my Classics Club Spin book in record time, and also managed to read two 2019 releases that are sure to be some of my favorites of the year. You’ll hear more about one of these, Shadowplay, […]

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Month in Review: September 2019

Posted October 6, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 28 Comments
Month in Review: September 2019

This month, along with reviewing Oliver Sacks’s ground-breaking Awakenings, I was attracted by a number of new-ish releases, most of which I enjoyed to some degree. I found Quichotte by Salman Rushdie the most disappointing, and Once Upon a River the most pleasantly diverting. The Silence of the Girls provided a relentless dose of Ancient […]

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