Tag: Month in Review

Month in Review: August 2017

Posted September 3, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 40 Comments
Month in Review: August 2017

Laurie has started a new event, Blogging the Spirit, which I’m participating in on the last Sunday of the month, and so my monthly review will now be on the first Sunday of the following month — just in case any of you were desperately waiting for its appearance. Since I asked for recommendations of […]

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Month in Review: May 2017

Posted May 28, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 24 Comments
Month in Review: May 2017

  All my reviews this month were of quite introspective and intense books, and all nonfiction (I think that’s a first for me). But that’s not all I read! I’ve just finished the new Joan Aiken collection from Virago, The Gift Giving, and was delighted that it included some of my favorite fairy tales by […]

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Month in Review: April 2017

Posted April 30, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 20 Comments
Month in Review: April 2017

This month was incredibly intense as various work, personal, and health crises hit all at once. Everything is fine, but it was stressful for a while! I apologize for not visiting and commenting on as many blogs as I usually do — hopefully I will have time for this enjoyable task again very soon. In […]

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Month in Review: March 2017

Posted March 26, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 29 Comments
Month in Review: March 2017

I’m quite chuffed with my progress on the Mount TBR Challenge. I had been intimidated by the height of my TBR pile, which had been steadily building up in the three years I’ve been blogging, but once I determinedly started out to read at least five books a month I enjoyed them all tremendously, and […]

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Month in Review: February 2017

Posted February 26, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 18 Comments
Month in Review: February 2017

This month I started a book club! We are reading books to try to help us understand and meet the current situation in our country and the world. The first meeting was small — only three of us — but I hope our numbers will grow. We had a great discussion of The Unwinding by […]

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Month in Review: January 2017

Posted January 29, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 27 Comments
Month in Review: January 2017

This month I’ve been bridging the old year and the new, sharing my favorite reads from 2016 and wrapping up the Reading New England challenge with a giveaway, while also looking forward to some new challenges and other projects. I also shared my intention to post a bit less often for a while, with just […]

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Month in Review: October 2016

Posted October 28, 2016 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 16 Comments
Month in Review: October 2016

This month was largely spent getting ready for Witch Week — and that’s also why I’m posting this a bit early, as this coming Sunday the excitement will begin. Some of the books I reviewed this month would be perfect for that event, so I hope you’ll check them out. Reviews Swim That Rock was […]

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Month in Review: September 2016

Posted September 25, 2016 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 20 Comments
Month in Review: September 2016

Book of the Month As usual, whenever I make a list (in this case Top ten back to school books for Top Ten Tuesday), I end up having to do a lot of rereading — either to confirm titles I want on the list, or just because thinking about them makes me want to read […]

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Month in Review: August 2016

Posted August 28, 2016 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 24 Comments
Month in Review: August 2016

Book of the Month There’s not much activity to report this month, as I took a two-week blogging break. But along with keeping up with the Reading New England and Back to the Classics challenges, I was kept busy getting ready for some coming attractions. These include the third annual Witch Week, which I’m pleased […]

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Month in Review: July 2016

Posted July 31, 2016 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 27 Comments
Month in Review: July 2016

Book of the Month This month, I was most impressed by The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation. It’s a fantastically-written revisionist view of the American War of Independence, largely from the point of view of a slave who has grown up as the subject of experimentation by his white masters. I’ll […]

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