I can’t remember what it was, but something brought to mind a nice meme that I did this time last year – and the year before that:
“Take the first line of each month’s post over the past year and see what it tells you about your blogging year.”
It’s an idea that started with The Indextrious Reader and it really is an interesting way to look back at a year.
So here goes …
“My 20th Century Reading Project is nearly over!”
“I have to do this from time to time; I have to celebrate the books I’ve read, organise the books I’m reading, and think about what might come next.”
“Now this was a lucky find, as I was searching through lists for a book published in a difficult year – 1972 – in my century of books..”
“Stories can make us look back over our shoulders and question every creak and groan on a dark, quiet night.“
“I only meant to be away for a couple of days.”
“Do we need independent booksellers, in this day and age when there are so many ways to discover, buy and exchange books?”
“I owe Francesca Segal a debt of gratitude, because by reworking The Age of Innocence in a contemporary setting she inspired me to go back and reread Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel.”
“At the centre of this story is Albert Honig, an octogenarian bee-keeper”
“I’m halfway through my 20th Century Reading Project!”
“I’ve had mixed results with Beryl Bainbridge’s books in the past, and so I have left for a long time in the box marked ‘undoubtedly an excellent author, but probably not for me.’”
“I’ve had wonderful luck in recent years browsing the library’s reserve fiction stock.”
“I must confess that I tried to write a post about bookish resolutions, but it seemed dreadfully dull and too full of things I know I’ve written about before.
And that’s it!
I don’t think I can draw any conclusions, but it’s been lovely looking back to find my firsts.
Do have a go – it’s fun to do, and I’d love to see.