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The Happy Place Five #1: Books That Kept Us Afloat in 2020

Take a Discord chat, throw a bunch of bookish people in there together to keep each other sane over the course of a pandemic, and voilà: a new monthly feature is born. 2020 certainly wasn’t an easy year. However, there are a couple of books that really impacted me one way or another, because they gave me a way to escape or something to link memories to. It was really hard to pick just five out of the seven or eight contenders I had for this list. But here we go …

End of Year Survey 2019

Better suuuper late than never! I’m happy I did manage to squeeze in my 2019 survey into 2020, even though it barely worked out. Anyway, here are some of the books that accompanied me through 2019 plus what I thought about them …

End of Year Survey 2018

Yep, this one is super late even for these! However, since I didn’t have my blog, I didn’t feel like finishing and/or publishing it yet since no one besides me would be able to read it. It was kind of nice going through this, remembering the books I read not so long ago that feels like a different life time. So here are the tops and bottoms of 2018 …

End of Year Survey 2017

Late as always (but earlier than last year, ha! I’m getting better at this!): Looking back on the books I read in 2017 – the good, the bad, and the ugly (crying)!

End of Year Survey 2016

Hey, I’m even a little over a month earlier than last year! As always, I semi-prepared this but didn’t finish in time, but wanted to finish it nevertheless. It’s supposed to be functioning as a memory aid for my future self. Anyway, here are some of the books I’ve read in 2016 and my thoughts on them …

Top Ten Tuesday #37: Irish Is Awesome #2

It’s All About Audio freebie time and since I had this post in the pipeline for so long, I decided this would be a perfect opportunity to publish it! Maybe you remember the last post, which I published shortly after finishing my Bachelor thesis. The covers of Avicii and Macklemore were the only thing that kept me sane during that horrific week of writing. How fitting that I just finished my Master degree. This time, my writing routine was very different. Although I did finish only hours before handing it in, I wasn’t under that much pressure because I managed to distribute the work fairly over a couple of weeks. Still, these ten covers below are wonderful and really make me want to work on my Gaeilge skills. Coláiste Lurgan makes those as part of their summer school project to add zest to Gaeilge for teens. They are absolutely fantastic …

End of Year Survey 2015

Yeah, this is beyond silly. I just have a talent for semi-preparing these and then never finish them in time. But I had this one almost done so I just didn’t want to delete it all. And it’s kind of nice reminiscing last years books …

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