Five years happy birthday winstonsdad


Well I nearly missed this if it hadn’t been the fact I saw the notification of my anniversary today .Well five years for me is a milestone I never thought I’d reach and finally feel like a proper blogger now .So in Five years there has been 910 posts written , 452 books reviewed .94 countries covered in the blog ,10,500 comment left and replied ,5 shadow juries ,a lot of book pictures .I want to thank everyone who has visited the blog ,left a comment ,rt a post I written ,been inspired to read a book in translation.I now look forward too five more years getting to 500 books under review ,100 countries ( one nearer yesterday with an Estonian novel ) .I will return to reviews tomorrow with a promised Brazilian novel Blood drenched beard .Many thanks again blogging has given me so much more than I ever expected .

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 09:21:36

    Well done Stu and keep up the great work!


  2. Meike Ziervogel
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 09:26:59

    Happy B-Day! What an achievement. I love the way you react & interact with text. You engage emotionally and creatively with it. You should teach creative reading. It would be wonderful if more people understand that reading can be a creative act and books might serve as a spring board to engage our minds and imagination. Here is to the next five years!


  3. MarinaSofia
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 09:28:03

    Hear, hear! Here’s to many more years of happy blogging – and making us your readers happy too with your reviews!


  4. Louise
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 09:40:50

    Congratulations on this accomplishment, Stu. We are grateful you have taken the time to share your thoughts on some amazing books. Thank you!


  5. Travellin' Penguin
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 11:18:02

    I have only been following your blog for over a year and it gives me great pleasure as well as a lot of knowledge about translated text. I have a much greater appreciation for it and notice it more than I ever did so thanks for that. Happy Birthday. Pam


  6. Lisa Hill
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 12:29:56

    Congratulations Stu, and thank you for introducing me to the wonderful world of translated fiction. I think I’ve been with you almost from the beginning and I’ve loved every word. You are my blogging hero!


  7. Madame Vauquer
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 12:51:11

    That’s wonderful! Congratulations, Stu.


  8. Brian Joseph
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 13:32:09

    Happy Blogging anniversary! Very impressive achievement indeed.

    To the next five years!


  9. Annabel (gaskella)
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 13:50:16

    Congrats Stu! Five years is an excellent achievement and you’ve never stopped trying to get us all to read more in translation for one minute – and I think thanks to you I have done so!


  10. iamamro
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 15:27:51

    Hurrah for you, what a great achievement!


  11. heavenali
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 18:11:22

    Well done, five years is an achievement.


  12. Helen
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 19:25:25

    Congratulations on five years of blogging!


  13. jacquiwine
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 19:41:03

    Congratulations on a tremendous achievement, Stu! Thanks for introducing us to a world of interesting books. Here’s to the next five years.


  14. naomifrisby
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 19:52:06

    Congratulations, Stu. I love your blog; here’s to another five years.


  15. Maryom
    Jun 20, 2014 @ 21:47:31

    Congratulations Stu – and Winston 🙂


  16. Rise
    Jun 21, 2014 @ 03:25:24

    A happy anniversary, Stu!


  17. BookerTalk
    Jun 21, 2014 @ 08:52:08

    Here’s to the next five years Stu. Keep those reviews coming cis we love them


  18. Bellezza
    Jun 22, 2014 @ 14:14:04

    You open up my world in many ways, Stu, from including me as a Shadow Jury member for the IFFP, to introducing me to Arcadia books who have now sent me a few review copies of my own. Thank you for being a necessary and important part of the book review blogging world, and here’s a birthday kiss for you. xxxxx


  19. amanda
    Jun 28, 2014 @ 23:05:57

    Congratulations, Stu, and here’s to many more!


  20. Kinna
    Jul 11, 2014 @ 19:15:21

    Congrats Stu and here’s to way more than five more years!


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