20 Books of Summer | 2017

Hello, lovely readers, I have recently come back from a bike trip along the river Main, and I am full of the ecstasy of Spring. Summer is well on its way around here, and, in my inner literary calender, that means one thing: it’s time for another 20 Books of Summer! The challenge is hosted by…

The Classics Spin #15!

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, 10th), 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 May 1st, 2017. Here…

Reading Ireland Month

Hello, lovely readers! In March, Cathy and Niall are hosting Reading Ireland Month (#Begorrathon17, #readireland17), to celebrate  all things Irish: “It won’t be any fun without you, so grab our pin and add the link to your blog posts at the linky below. If you need any inspiration, you can check out my list of 100 Irish Novels,…

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…