Tag: Month in Review

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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Month in Review: December 2017

Posted January 7, 2018 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 26 Comments
Month in Review: December 2017

  Following yesterday’s post and giveaway celebrating my fourth blogoversary, I have to go back in time to review last December. After a busy and very full November, I took it easier last month with fewer reviews and a break over Christmas. Life also stepped in with some crises that took a lot of time […]

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Month in Review: November 2017

Posted December 3, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 21 Comments
Month in Review: November 2017

November was book-ended for me with Witch Week at the beginning, and hosting the final week of Nonfiction November at the end. It was busy and full and a bit hectic, but as usual I loved all the blogger interactions. What was a highlight for you this month? Reviews The Buried Giant, our readalong book […]

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Month in Review: October 2017

Posted November 8, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 18 Comments
Month in Review: October 2017

October was largely spent preparing for Witch Week and Nonfiction November, but I did manage to get some other good reading in. I’ve definitely been in a genre/pop culture mode, I notice — I read my first (and probably last) James Bond novel, a set of latter-day Sherlock Holmes stories, a book about the making […]

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Month in Review: September 2017

Posted October 8, 2017 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 36 Comments
Month in Review: September 2017

As more dreadful and inconceivably cruel events confront us in the news, reading and blogging increasingly feel like whistling in the dark. Is this pursuit too frivolous to continue? What good does it do, in times such as these? I can’t answer for you, but it still does do me good. A powerful post from […]

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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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