Summer reading recap | 2018

Hi, folks! I can’t believe it is September already! Tempus fugit. As promised, I will wrap up my Summer reading below: 20 Books of Summer Hosted by Cathy over at the 746 Books blog, the challenge consisted in listing 20 books to read between June, 1st and September, 3rd this year.  I usually do a poor job in sticking…

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril XIII, Persephone Readathon, Victober & The 1944 Club

Hi, folks! It’s time for some housekeeping! As September approaches and Summer drives to an end, I will be wrapping up my 20 Books of Summer, All Virago/All August, and Women in Translation reads, as well as my posts for Spanish and Portuguese Reading Months. At the end of September, my literary travels with the Backpack Through Europe Summer…

Literary Backpack Through Europe | Wrap-up 1

Hi, folks! I am somewhat in the middle of my reading travels for the Backpack Through Europe Summer Reading Challenge (BTE), so it is time for a partial wrap-up. As you will see, I’ve strayed from my original plans a little (my reviews will be all linked below): England (UK): Hardened to stone by the Medusa head of…

All Virago All August, Literary Criticism Readalong & Bout of Books

Hello, fellow readers! There are never enough reading events, right? At the Librarything Virago Readers Group, August is a month dedicated to reading through our beloved green spines: yes, it’s time for All Virago/All August I have some Viragos on my 20 Books of Summer list, so I’ll try to tackle these: Marriage, by Susan Ferrier (1818) Vera, by…

Most Anticipated Releases | 2018

Hey, folks! Here are some books that  are on my radar for the second half of this year and the beginning of 2019: My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh Bitter Orange by Claire Fuller Evening in Paradise by Lucia Berlin Anniversaries by Uwe Johnson, tr. Damion Searls A Chill in the Air by…

Women in Translation Month | 2018

Hello, folks! It’s that time of the year again! Meytal over at the Biblibio blog is hosting the Women in Translation Month (#WITMonth) in August. The event aims to encourage readers, reviewers, publishers, and translators to explore more books written by women writers in translation. Here you can find a FAQ on the event. Here and here Meytal compiled very useful lists of books. Here you can find my…

The Classics Spin #18

Hello, folks! It’s time for another Classics Club Spin! Participants post a list of 20 books on their Classics Club list. On Wednesday (August, 1st), 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 August 31st, 2018. Here is my spin list:…

Man Booker Longlist Predictions | 2018

Hi, folks! The Man Booker longlist will be announced on July 24, and I cannot resist especulating about which books will be contemplated this year. I will try to read at least all the shortlisted books before the winner is announced… Here are the novels I hope to see on the list (this is not…

Library Loot & Summer Readathon

Hi, folks! I have here a new stack of books freshly borrowed from my local library. Here is my Library Loot: July 4 to 10 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 be…

Backpack Through Europe Summer Reading Challenge | 2018

Hi, folks! Summer has come with full force around here. I am back from a short trip to the Alps, but my spirit remains restless. Is there a better way to appease one’s unrequited Wanderlust than to travel through books? That’s why I’ve just signed up for Backpack Through Europe Summer Reading Challenge (BTE), hosted…

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…