Tag: Month in Review

Month in Review: May 2020

Posted June 7, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 28 Comments
Month in Review: May 2020

I’m back from my blog break — returning at one of those times when it seems a bit strange and self-indulgent to just talk about books. But I still think that reading is one of the things that holds us together in this broken world, and an act of courage and conscience. We readers are […]

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Month in Review: April 2020

Posted May 3, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 37 Comments
Month in Review: April 2020

During this time of doubtfulness and confinement it’s hard to settle down to reading. I’ve found myself gravitating to books that pull me in and carry me along with a story, letting me live in another world for a time. Along with some dependable rereads these included a couple of outstanding new-to-me titles (most notably […]

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Month in Review: March 2020

Posted April 5, 2020 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 24 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: 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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Month in Review: July 2019

Posted August 4, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 20 Comments
Month in Review: July 2019

The big news this month was that my books arrived! I have now a far reduced collection compared to what I had in the States, but it feels good to whittle down to essentials. In the summer sometimes I feel like reading mysteries, though, and I didn’t have much on hand. If I want to […]

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Month in Review: June 2019

Posted July 7, 2019 by Lory in blog housekeeping / 14 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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