1000 posts not out


I love milestones on the blog ,but also worry getting  near to them. But today sees a big one a 1000 posts have been  featured on the blog it has only taken Five years and five months to reach this point I remeber being blown away years ago when my friend Rob or robaround the books reached this point .well  for me what has changed in those fiver years well a lot really I’d struggle to get a couple of hundred words written on a book five years ago now I tend to write seven to eight hundred words on a book .I have also started the wonderful #translationthurs meme via the blog that happens every week on twitter  and has even made a cover of a book .I also started a shadow jury for the IFFP orize , which has seen me attend the prize for a number of year ,something that which out the blog I wouldn’t have done .people I have meet many wonderful people bloggers , writers ,translators and even publishers .I have in my way discovered the writer in me as I find it easier to write about things now than I  used to year ago , still not great on grammar and maybe find it hard to find the right word sometimes but it is a lot easier than it was .Confidence is another thing I have gained in myself , I feel that is the main thing that I have gained in speaking about books in translation I have been able to gain a voice in other parts of my life .I can’t wait to reach another milestone probably a thousand reviews only 499 more to go !!

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Madame Vauquer
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 03:49:57

    Wonderful! Congratulations


  2. sharkell
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 04:30:44

    Congratulations! Your blog (and your reading habits) are an inspiration. Since I started following your blog, I have significantly increased the number of books in translation that I read. It is now sitting at 15% compared to around 5%.


  3. Tony
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 05:13:51

    Well done, Stu – that’s a lot of words 🙂


  4. Richard
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 06:10:06

    Congratulations, Stu–hope you keep enjoying your prolific ways!


  5. MarinaSofia
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 06:26:38

    Congratulations, Stu, that’s a lot of material I still have to catch up on (I’ve only been following you for a year or two, so need to read your older reviews). I’m really enjoying your work, although it does spell danger for my wallet!


  6. Lisa Hill
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 07:16:24

    I think this means I’ve read 1000 of them too – that’s a milestone for me as well:)


  7. jacquiwine
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 07:37:04

    Congratulations, Stu! You’ve introduced me to many books in translation, and thanks for your help with my IFFP reviews earlier this year. Here’s to the next milestone.


  8. Brian Joseph
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 09:20:37

    Congratulations Stu!

    1000 posts is an impressive accomplishment.

    I love how discuss how blogging has improved your writing. I think that is true for many of us.


  9. Vishy
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 09:45:47

    This is awesome, Stu! Congratulations! Brian Lara, Pele step aside 🙂
    You are an inspiration to all of us in terms of reading fiction in translation. Looking forward to reading your thoughts on wonderful books in the future. All the best for the next 499!


  10. Max Cairnduff
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 10:45:35

    Congratulations Stu!

    Bloody hell but you read faster than me. I salute you.


  11. Mytwostotinki
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 10:51:25

    Congrats, Stu! I am browsing through all your old posts and discover so many interesting books and you have always a fresh approach to review them. Cheers to the next 500 posts!


  12. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 11:21:47

    Congratulations Stu! I always find excellent recommendations on your site!


  13. vicky blake
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 12:53:52

    Many congratulations. You’re an inspiration! And a spectacular resource.


  14. Amateur Reader (Tom)
    Nov 12, 2014 @ 15:21:46

    Well done, Stu. Confidence is an essential skill. Or bluster. With me it’s bluster. Both are good.


  15. amanda
    Nov 13, 2014 @ 00:52:06

    Wow, 1000 posts, well done, Stu! I am always impressed with how much and how widely you read, but hadn’t realized just how much. Here’s to the next 499 reviews!


  16. whisperinggums
    Nov 13, 2014 @ 11:12:13

    Well done Stu — I haven’t reached that milestone yet in my 5 years. I’ll probably make it by 6 years! Anyhow, you’ve achieved a lot and I’m pleased to have met you.


  17. pburt
    Nov 15, 2014 @ 02:59:06



  18. farmlanebooks
    Nov 15, 2014 @ 15:00:29

    Congratulations! I look forward to reading the next 499!


  19. Jody
    Nov 16, 2014 @ 16:20:35

    I LOVE your blog.


  20. istrosblogs
    Nov 17, 2014 @ 10:28:56

    Wel done Stu and keep it up!


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