Happy 6th birthday winstonsdad

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Well its been a strange year for the blog my beloved Winston sadly passed away last year , I dislocated my elbow and I lost a beloved stepmopther  . Book wise i did another shadow IFFP another spanish lit month and  went to london book fair for the first time .But that said I managed to do 170 posts and 100 of those were reviews of books which isn’t bad going . looking forward after a slow and quiet blogging  wise start of 2015 my life is slipping back to its normal routine .So loooking forward I’m looking forward to Spanish lit month and then trying catch up with my backlog of books . I can’t believe I’ve manage to last six years doing this it has for me opened the doors to a different world and made me many new friends from around the world so here is to another year and a year closer to that first decade of winstonsdad .So we have 1086 posts on the blog and 542 books under review from nearly 100 countries .

21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jun 20, 2015 @ 08:35:01

    Congrats Stu! That’s some achievement – well done!

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  2. lizzysiddal
    Jun 20, 2015 @ 08:43:40

    You made it. Well done!

    I hadn’t realised there was to be a Spanish Lit Month this year. I am woefully unprepared ….

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  3. whisperinggums
    Jun 20, 2015 @ 09:48:22

    Congratulations Stu. Some years are just hard aren’t they. Here’s hoping your 7th year is a cheerier one.

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  4. heavenali
    Jun 20, 2015 @ 11:20:32

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary. You are always telling me about books I have never previously heard – which is great.

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  5. sharkell
    Jun 20, 2015 @ 11:57:13

    That’s very impressive. Congratulations!

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  6. Dagny
    Jun 20, 2015 @ 14:55:41

    Great job, Stu. Keep hanging in there.

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  7. MarinaSofia
    Jun 20, 2015 @ 15:19:04

    Well done, Stu, keep up the great work. Hopefully this coming year of blogging will be much kinder from the ‘life’ point of view.

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  8. Lisa Hill
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 01:00:31

    Well done, Stu, I owe to you the discovery of so many great books – you have enriched my life.
    Some years, well, I know this too, are not so good. I know also that it takes a huge effort to stay with your readers when you are fragile emotionally and that there is that constant battle to fit blogging into other much more important priorities. Speaking for myself, I don’t want to lose the readers in the blogging community who mean so much to me, but I have had to re-prioritise again and again. It’s not easy.
    So again, well done!

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  9. WordsAndPeace
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 01:57:52

    congrats! and to many more!

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  10. Claire 'Word by Word'
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 06:23:13

    Bonne Continuation to your blog Stu and to all the great little known authors you bring us time and again.

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  11. JacquiWine
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 06:28:45

    Congratulations on six years of blogging, Stu! That’s quite an achievement. Wishing you all the best for the year ahead.

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  12. 1streading
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 09:28:15

    My blog is only a month younger than yours, but you’ve achieved so much more, especially with regard to translated literature. You should be proud of yourself – long may it continue.

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  13. BookerTalk
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 16:22:33

    Not the happiest of years for you that’s for certain but I’m so glad you were able to keep the blog going and sharing so many interesting authors. When is spanish lit month likely to be?

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  14. Scott W
    Jun 21, 2015 @ 17:44:17

    Congrats, Stu, and here’s to the next six. I hope to join in with your and Richard’s Spanish Lit Month.

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  15. erdeaka
    Jun 22, 2015 @ 01:08:58

    6 years is a very long time. congratulations!🙂

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  16. Diane Challenor
    Jun 22, 2015 @ 10:46:06

    Happy birthday. I’m looking forward to your future blogs. Well done!

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  17. JoV
    Jun 23, 2015 @ 09:29:02

    Congratulations! I missed the posts on Winston’s passing. I am sorry for your loss. I hope you will keep going on this blog because you have done fantastically.

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  18. audreyschoeman
    Jun 23, 2015 @ 10:08:47

    I’ve only discovered your blog – and upped my translated fiction reading – in the last few months, so that’s plenty of past reviews to explore. Here’s hoping your next year is a better one.

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  19. Mytwostotinki
    Jun 24, 2015 @ 10:36:01

    What an achievement! Congratulations Stu, and I am looking forward to the next years of your blog (at least!)

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