the 1500th post here are some books !













Today’s post sees the blog reach the landmark of 1500 posts after 8 and half years of blogging. SO I added some recent arrivals from publishers and libraries. The first book is from Comma press is the latest addition to there collection of short stories from a particular country or city.  This time it is the Georgian capital Tbilisi where we are reading from. A new country for this blog. So I’m looking forward to reading ten voices from this former Soviet republic.









The next book is from one of my favourite publishers Fitzcarraldo. This book is a perfect example of why I like Fitzcarraldo there book choice are so in my own taste of Lit. This book follows a German woman who has arrived in London and is finding it hard to fit in.So she spends time wandering along the river Lea. Observing the characters places and photos of the place linking to her own earlier life near the river Oder in Germany. esther Kinsky is also a translator into German from English. She has worked on books by Thoreau and Iain Sinclair! I feel this may already be one of the books of 2018 for me if I can wait till then.









Now four books from the Library. This is always the time of year,  when I start trying to fill in a few gaps from the previous year’s translation from those publishers I don’t get sent books from or ones I’ve missed. So from the top right clockwise. In every moment we are still alive by Tom Malmquist follows Tom’s girlfriend Karin is rushed into hospital whilst being pregnant the worst happens she dies and Tom is left to raise his daughter Livia and cope with his Grief. Anna by Niccolo Ammaniti is a novel set in a world where most of the people have died after a virus has killed most of the people and even basic services are starting to fail. Anna is trying to look after herself and her brother. Then the second book from Michel Laub to be translated into English. Poison Apple follows a man’s journey after he misses the only Nirvana gig in Brazil due to military services his friend take his then girlfriend and the become an item is this one moment to blame! Ghachar Ghochar is a novel from Vivek Shanbhag that deals with families sudden climb up the class tree in India and struggling to get by. Many thanks for sticking with me through 1500 posts here is to the next 1500!!

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sharkell
    Dec 23, 2017 @ 21:35:55

    Congratulations on your achievement – that is HUGE 😁. I’m a big Ammaniti fan but Anna is not one of his better novels – it starts out really well but fizzles about half way through.


  2. Melissa Beck
    Dec 23, 2017 @ 21:41:34

    Congratulations on such a monumental achievement, Stu!


  3. beckylindroos
    Dec 23, 2017 @ 22:55:11

    Yay! Keep on keepin’ on. 🙂 And I love getting new countries!


  4. roughghosts
    Dec 23, 2017 @ 23:08:32

    Congratulations Stu! Merry Christmas to you and Amanda, and happy reading now and in the new year!


  5. travellinpenguin
    Dec 23, 2017 @ 23:27:06

    All the very best for 2018. I love all of your posts so looking forward to what you come up with in 2018. The book River sounds so interesting. I definitely pay more attention to books published in ither cou tries since reading your blog posts. Here’s to new books from many countries!


  6. Lisa Hill
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 00:13:19

    How nice – and how appropriate! – that you’ve got a book from a new country to celebrate your 1500th post!


  7. whisperinggums
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 00:13:46

    Congratulations Stu. Great achievement! I’ll reach 1500 next year some time after over 9 years of blogging! I’m hoping I’ll remember to mark it when it comes. You’ve introduced me to some wonderful books, even though I’ve only read a very very few of them. Keep it up – and I’ll just keep feeling guilty.

    Have a great Christmas.


  8. Somali Bookaholic
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 00:33:02

    Gongratulation on this achievement,you blog is really heaven for all book lovers who enjoy reading your reviews and discovering news books here


  9. Tony
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 01:19:58

    All the best, Stu, and here’s to many more 🙂


  10. Deepika Ramesh
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 03:58:04

    Many congratulations, Stu. Thank you for inspiring us. I wish to read many of the books you recommend. It is just luck doesn’t favour the readers in this part of the country, where many precious books are not available. I wish to acquire these books days someday and write about passionately like you. 😊

    I hope you would love ‘Ghachar, Ghachar’.


  11. SpaceCadet
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 07:40:33

    I’m already looking forward the next 1500 posts as it’s always an pleasure reading and Learning from you. Congratulations!


  12. lizzysiddal
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 09:15:44

    Well done! That shows true dedication and energy.


  13. MarinaSofia
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 09:41:01

    Wow, what an amazing number! Well done, keep up the good work! I always enjoy seeing what you are up to.


  14. Tredynas Days
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 09:57:07

    Congratulations! And happy christmas…


  15. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Dec 24, 2017 @ 11:11:58

    Well done Stu- that’s some achievement! Look forward to following you into new Bookish countries!


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