Plans and projects

This is a draft post to help me have a reference for the many books, challenges, and projects I’ve been talking about with you lately, and that I plan to join in. 2020 Read Alongs and Challenges 1. ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE With Ruth, I’ll be reading and blogging about this book. This was…

High Tide

When I homeschooled the girls, this author and homeschooling mom, Melissa Wiley, wrote about her homeschool being tidal. I believe my reading life to be tidal as well. This means there’s moments of high energy and activity, followed by other times where for some reason, I’m not as engaged, and I may feel a bit…

It’s so Classic Book Tag

I was reading Ruth’s interesting entry with this title, It’s so Classic Book Tag, hosted by Rebellious Writing, and I realized that she tagged me to do it. I’m supposed to tag five others to do this, but I don’t know if you’d like to do it. I’m thinking about Janakay, Chris, Kim, Sherry, Maria…

My Lifetime Master List

After two and a half years of reading and reviewing classics, I’ve decided to submit the completed list to the Classics Club lovely people. I asked for your help to be sure to add more classics and specially to have your votes for some of the titles I wasn’t very sure about. I value your…

Favorite books in Spanish

Some of you have asked me which my favorite books originally written in Spanish are, thus this post. Here I’ll only include books you can find translated in English, and I’ll tell you how, when, and why I came to love them, and maybe a bit about the author. As you can guess, literature in…

2019 TBR Pile Challenge

One more challenge I’ve decided to join after seeing many of my dear blogger friends joining. The 2019 TBR Challenge at the Roof Beam Reader. As one of you doing this challenged mentioned, I like its simplicity. It was another opportunity for me to give my books some love and attention. This year I’m shopping…

2018 In Books

I have kept a list of the books I read since 2012. The lists are here, at my BOOK LISTS PAGE. 2018 has been odd. From January til May, I still homeschooled my daughters and read aloud to them. They started school in August, and I have not been blogging or interacting with other readers…

Missing Categories and Favorite Books

It doesn’t fail. As I published my last post, the Ultimate Favorite Books, I remembered those titles I didn’t include. For example, a Travel Category, which should have After You, Marco Polo, by Jean Bowie Shor, and The Royal Road to Romance by Richard Halliburton. These two books are written by travelers in the 20th century,…

Ultimate Favorite Books

Some time ago, I made a list of what I called my Most Influential Literature. At times, there’s a FB challenge, or a blog challenge or thread that asks us to state our top 3 favorite books, or our 7 best books ever. These are difficult questions, but they always motivate me to contemplate my…

Reading with Kim, 2018 edition

It’s that time of the year when I get together with my dear friend Kim, to choose what books to read together. We love doing so, and then we talk about them and many more things when we meet for a coffee. These were our past titles: Brothers Karamazov ,which we will read from April till…

Poetry and Non Fiction

As I wrote my prospective readings for 2018, I realized I left some books behind (always, right?), such as The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami, Stendhal, some Japanese authors I’m interested in reading, not to mention I didn’t add any non fiction book in that list, or any poetry at all. While working on…

2017 Books Read Wrap Up

Since 2012, I have been writing a post with my yearly reads, where I list them all and highlight my favorites. 2017 was a memorable year. So far I’ve read 71 books, but between today (the 18th), and the end of the year, I’ll probably finish a couple short ones I’m half way through right…

2018 Prospective Readings

I’m currently in Malta, Europe, with some time to think and write about my reading life for 2018. I have yet to write my annual post in which I list the year reads, and highlight my favorites. There’s still some days before 2017 ends, and most likely I’d be able to finish two of my…

Latest and Current Reads

  Yesterday, I had some time in the afternoon, and I decided to open the YA short book Maggot Moon. It was a fast and fascinating read. Yuri had mentioned this book because he translated it into Russian. He also translated another one, -non YA, but for adults- called Omon Ra, this time into English.…

The Classics Club

I’m doing this. Yes. It may sound insane, but it also makes sense. The Classics Club is a blog which offers the following proposal: make your own list of 50 classics or more, and read those in the span of 5 years (or longer). Looking back, I have read 50 classics in the last 5…

Book Club Experience

Those violet creams you see in that picture, are the chocolates mentioned in Jane Austen’s novel Emma. Our book club hostesses gave them to us, along with some beautiful reading theme cards and a magnet. Every time we met and someone had traveled, they also brought bookmarks for all of us. Last year was my…

Ongoing Reading Log

This is my landing post for the books I am currently reading. Every year I delete the books I have been recording here, move them to a post with all that year books, and I start new. That is why you can see old comments relating to books you may not see here. 2019 BOOKS…

Favorite 2016 Reads

I had already shared the full list of 2016 read books with my personal rating. But I am going to chose my favorite 7. Catch 22. This book is one of the most unique books I have read. It is an unusual blend of humor and social critique, told through the unusual story of a…