10 years of winstonsdad












Well, I am still in shock I managed to get to ten years of blogging. The years have flown I do miss those early years and those early bloggers that lead me to Blog. The first year of trying to get 52 books from around the world read has to lead to a total of 120 countries and 917 reviews about 92 reviews a year the last couple of years I have lost a bit of momentum in my blogging but I’ve managed 41 books this year and I’ve had so much happen in the last two years in my real life that I am surprised I got so many reviews done in the last two years. Highlights have been the visits to the IFFP prize which meant I had a chance to meet so many writers and translators. My numerous visit to London to meet Susie from Istros books that have made me meet her writers for more than a few minutes spending the day with them and really talking books. Meeting other bloggers is always a fun thing to do from Rob one of the bloggers I most admired at the start and still, Lizzy, Gran, Mark and Simon who much missed inside books was one of my inspiration for the blog.I am not as active on twitter as I was once something I am trying to spend more time with and I am still amazed how #translationthurs runs by itself every week. Regrets One,  I still miss not seeing Lisa from Anzlitlovers but sure we will meet one day!   So looking forward I have a French book for review this week by one of my favourite French writers I have another Spanish and Portuguese lit month. I will again be involved in the Man Booker international as I have for the last nine years from the IFFP days.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Paula Bardell-Hedley
    Jun 19, 2019 @ 16:38:20

    Congratulations, Stu. Here’s to the next 10! 🎈


  2. The Untranslated
    Jun 19, 2019 @ 16:42:55

    Congratulations on this massive accomplishment!


  3. juliana brina
    Jun 19, 2019 @ 17:29:11

    Congratulations, Stu! 🙂


  4. kaggsysbookishramblings
    Jun 19, 2019 @ 19:21:59

    Well done Stu! A real achievement! 😀


  5. Helen
    Jun 19, 2019 @ 19:27:19

    Congratulations! 🙂


  6. Jonathan
    Jun 19, 2019 @ 21:07:59

    Congratulations Stu!


  7. Readerlane
    Jun 19, 2019 @ 21:18:08

    Congratulations! Your blog is a treasure house of reviews of translations and a great resource for someone who wants to broaden their reading.


  8. maphead
    Jun 19, 2019 @ 23:34:06



  9. TravellinPenguin
    Jun 20, 2019 @ 01:10:43

    Well done. I have enjoyed your blog for several years now. You do a wonderful job!🤠🐧


  10. Anokatony
    Jun 20, 2019 @ 02:52:13

    Congratulations! I still have 3 months to go before I reach the 10 year mark.


  11. shelleyrae @ Book'd Out
    Jun 20, 2019 @ 05:56:46



  12. Claire 'Word by Word'
    Jun 20, 2019 @ 08:51:09

    Congratulations on an outstanding achievement and a continued share of the love of reading and talking about it, so appreciate the diversity of your reading and an insight into new translations coming out and old favourites. Bonne Continuation Stu.


  13. Scott W.
    Jun 20, 2019 @ 23:01:42

    Congratulations, Stu, on ten great years. I look forward to participating in Spanish Literature Month again this year.


  14. Lisa Hill
    Jun 21, 2019 @ 01:08:31

    Congratulations, Stu, sorry this is late, (I’ve been offline for a day or two).
    To add to what others have said, your blog has brought me great pleasure over the many years I’ve been following you and buying the books you’ve reviewed! But much more than the impact on me as an individual, you started the ball rolling with translated fiction, and it is thanks to you that people around the world have taken it up. All the very best for the next years of blogging!
    PS We’ll meet up one day, for sure!


  15. whisperinggums
    Jul 18, 2019 @ 04:20:31

    I am just cleaning up my blog in-box and I came across this, Stu. SO sorry my congrats are late, but they are here now and are sincere. You make a great contribution to the litblogosphere! (I missed this because when you posted it I was in Melbourne for my first grandchild’s first birthday, and then when I got back I got straight into planning my Mum’s 90th in early July. My reading and blogging have been going slo-mo over the last month, but I am hoping to pick it up again now.

    Ten years feels amazing doesn’t it – as you know, I hit my ten years in early May so we are almost twins!!


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