My year of Pilgrimage

Hello, lovely bookish friends! How are you? Right now, I am surrounded by blue skies and the thin buttery sunlight of late Winter. I have four tomes and a window in front of me. Inspired by Liz , Sarah, Kaggsy and Jane, who have undertaken this journey before, I’ve been toying with the idea of reading through all thirteen novels…

The Year of the Star

Dear bookish friends, Would you fancy a readalong of Clarice Lispector’s Complete Short Stories in 2017? Last year, I reread Hour of The Star for a book club meeting, and since then I’ve been tempted to come back to her work. Her collection of stories could be a good starting point, don’t you think? The collection…

Burning the old year

Hello, lovely bookish folks! Another reading year has flashed by! It’s time to look back over the books we’ve read in 2016 and pick our favourites. Firstly, let’s do our usual Math, shall we? Numbers According to Goodreads, this year I’ve read 95 books, comprising a total of 24.360 pages.  Most of the books were backlisted…

Christina Stead Week

Hello, dear readers, I have been absent, I know. In my defense, I would say that I’ve been enthralled by the course I am teaching at the university this semester, which, in return, has been leaving me with few time and mindspace for the ever-growing pile of fiction books patiently waiting for me at the…

Nonfiction november

Hello, lovely readers! It’s time to turn to another favourite bookish event: Nonfiction November! Katie over at Doing Dewey, Lory at Emerald City Book Review, Sarah at Sarah’s Book Shelves, Rachel at Hibernator’s Library, and Julz at Julz Reads are hosting a month of nonfiction reading. Every Monday, one of them will post a discussion question and a…

The #1947Club

Hello (again!), lovely bookworms, The 1947 Club is hosted by Karen and Simon, and will take place from 10-16 October. The idea is to have people reading books first published in 1947. They plan to make various clubs, where we all enjoy books from a particular year. “Together with Karen/Kaggsy, I’m running the week-long event from 10-16 October, where…

German Literature Month VI

Hello, lovely readers! German Literature Month ist wieder da! Lizzy and Caroline will host the 6th GLM (#germanlitmonth) this coming November. It’s still a month to go, but I’m joining in! “We’ve learned that regular GLMers are not short of ideas, and love to read as they please. So that’s what German Literature Month VI is about….

The Classics Spin #14

Hello, lovely readers! It’s time for another Classics Club Spin! Participants post a list of 20 books on their Classics Club list. On Monday morning (October, 3th), a random number will be selected by the Club. The challenge is to read whatever book falls under that number on your Spin List, by December 1st, 2016. As…

120 days of Genji, and an invitation

Hello, fellow readers, It’s been a long time since I last wrote to you, but this time I have a better excuse – other than the usual one (work, study, more work…). I spent the last three weeks in Brazil, and my days were basically spent getting together with old friends, discovering new books, traveling…

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XI

Hello, lovely readers, It’s September, which means it’s time for R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril! R.I.P. is hosted by Carl at Stainless Steel Droppings and is now in its eleventh year! The event takes place from September 1st, 2016 through October 31st, 2016. As always, the idea of R.I.P. is to read books from one or more of the following categories,…

All Virago/All August 2016

Hello, fellow readers! I’ve just found out at the lovely blog Heavenali that August is also a month dedicated to reading through our long most loved TBR list of Persephones and Viragos! The reading event All Virago/All August is hosted by the Librarything Virago Readers Group. I have some Viragos & Persephones on my #20BooksOfSummer list, so I’ll try…

Women in Translation Month 2016

Hey y’all, Meytal over at the Biblibio blog is hosting the Women in Translation Month (#WITMonth) in August. The event attempts to turn the spotlight onto works written by female writers in translation, and to encourage readers, reviewers, publishers, and translators to explore more of those books.Here you can find a FAQ on the event. “This year’s goal is…