Hello and Happy New Year! 2019 was a full year from all points of view, including books and blogging. This January I hopped on the Top Tuesday bandwagon to share my (almost) bookish discoveries from 2019. Here we go!
§ My reading habits – I realized I tend to have alternating periods with a lot of reading (especially on relaxing holidays and during long flights) and periods (sometimes even months) when I might not read anything at all. I used to think that I am a constant reader and I felt guilty when I didn’t … but it’s time to accept that it’s all about ups and downs, like anything else in life.
§ Hogarth Shakespeare project – well-known contemporary authors write retellings of Shakespeare’s stories – how awesome is that?! Each author chose a famous story by Shakespeare and wrote a book with that specific theme. Of the 7 books, I am most excited about Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed, based on “The Tempest”.
§ Memoirs – until this year I’ve been hesitant to read memoirs, as I had the (very) wrong impression that fiction stories are more exciting that real stories … Fortunately, the memoirs I read in 2019 completely changed my belief! In 2019 I read Becoming, When Breath Becomes Air, and Educated, and I enjoyed them so much!
§ Going to the theatre – during the second half of 2019 I started to plan a monthly going to the theatre – and it worked out very well! I saw classical plays and modern plays, and for the ones I liked the most I wrote short reviews on the blog – click here to check them out. Looking forward to continue this endeavour in 2020!
What were your bookish discoveries in 2019? Wish you a successful & bookish 2020!
‘Till next time … happy reading!