My Reading Spreadsheet & current stats | 2018

Hi, folks! As promised, I explain here how I use my reading spreadsheet. Sorry in advance for the poor audio quality and for the lenghty video – I did not antecipate that I would have so much to talk about! NOTES: Timestamps Main table: 1:36  Purchases: 7:30 Stats: 9:45  Charts: 18:52 Projects: 25:07 Reference Tables: 33:22 Inspiration Sarah…

Obscure titles on my TBR | 2018

Hi, folks! I’ve been in the mood for a TAG lately. This one was created by Shawn, and it consists in selecting the ten most obscure books on your TBR, by sorting your corresponding shelf on Goodreads according to number of ratings and popularity. It was a funny exercise: I don’t even remember adding to my…

My book journal | 2018

Hi, folks! I asked you over at Instagram if you would be interested in having a peek at my book journal. I’ve been trying my hand at keeping a TBR journal since April, and it’s been fun. Since most of you seemed to be curious, here is a brief flip-through: Notes: Inspiration: Sarah @ Bookmarked: https://youtu.be/INd8IMsvao8…

20 Books of Summer | 2018

Hello, lovelies, I have recently come back from a bike trip along the Via Julia, a route following the Roman road from Günzburg to Salzburg. The weather was warm, blue-skied and sunny, and Summer was impatiently making its way around us.  In my inner literary calender, this means another thing: it’s time for another 20 Books…

What’s in a name (and on a bookshelf?) | My blog’s name in books

Hello, folks, I saw this meme doing the rounds at Karen, Lizzy, Simon, Ali & Jane, and decided to join in! The meme was created by  Fictionophile and it is as simple as it gets: spell out your blog’s name from books on your TBR shelf. I’ve perused my shelf of Virago unread books, and here is what I found: THE Treasure…

Library Loot & Bout of Books

Hey, folks, Whenever I go to the library, I cannot resist coming back home with a stack. Here is my Library Loot: May 9 to 15 Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief, encouraging bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. I seem to…

Library Loot, The 1977 Club & Dewey’s Readathon

Hello, folks! Here are my reading plans for the following weeks: Library Loot: April 11 to 18 Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Linda from Silly Little Mischief, encouraging bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. Here is what I got this week: Blues Legacies and Black…

The Classics Spin #17

Hello, lovely readers! It’s time for another Classics Club Spin! Participants post a list of 20 books on their Classics Club list. On Friday morning (March, 9th), 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 April 30th, 2018. Here is my…

Reading Ireland Month

Hello, lovely readers, In March, Cathy and Niall are hosting Reading Ireland Month (#Begorrathon18, #readireland18), to celebrate  all things Irish! Here are some of my possible reads: The Gadfly, by Ethel Lilian Voynich (1897) The Bell, by Iris Murdoch (1958) The Rose Garden: Short Stories, by Maeve Brennan (1999) That Lady, by Kate O’Brien (1946) A Line Made by Walking, by Sara…

Library Loot, a Century of Books and more

Hello, folks, My literary year doesn’t really start until I decide to dive into more reading projects than I can actually handle. So here they are: A Century of Books This is a project hosted by Simon, with the aim of reading and reviewing a book published in every year of the Twentieth Century. My aim is…

To the New Year, untouched and still possible

Hello, dear readers, It is time to leave this year behind. Let’s look back over the books we’ve read in 2017 and pick our favourites. But first, some Stats (If you prefer, you can skip the stats and jump to my best reads ;)) According to Goodreads, this year I’ve read 110 books, comprising a total of 28.431…

A year in first lines | 2017

Hey, you, Yes, you. Do you feel like playing a game? This is an idea that started with The Indextrious Reader, and I first saw it on Beyond Eden Rock. “Take the first line of each month’s post over the past year and see what it tells you about your blogging year.” Here is what…