Wednesday, 5 June 2013

One Year of Therapy Through Tolstoy

Sequestered nooks and bibliotherapy
"The love of learning, the sequestered
nooks..." One of my favourite book quotes!
Image from Pinterest
I wrote my first blog post a year ago today. I had finished my first year of university, and I was left with four months of planned reading and very little else. Blogging made my summer so much more interesting, and allowed my extensive reading to have more of a purpose.

Since then, keeping my blog has allowed me to share my thoughts on books, develop my ideas on literature, and get in touch with some lovely people. I'm certainly glad that I started this website, even though it seemed like a crazy idea to start with.

I may have a celebratory glass of wine today, alongside the mandatory read of a good book. I'm currently reading Regeneration by Pat Barker, and would so far recommend it, particularly to those that are interested war poetry.

I'll be sure to post about it when I'm finished, but for now I'd like to share a few lists.

Firstly, over the last year I've enjoyed reading so many book blogs. I doubt I could mention them all here, but here are a select few bloggers and their homes in the blogosphere (if I've left you out it doesn't mean I'll skip reading your next post!):

Thank you all for consistently writing such interesting and readable reviews!

Next, here are the posts that I enjoyed writing most over the last year:

To all my lovely readers - thank you!

Upcoming posts:
  • Edward Thomas on England, Depression and Not Belonging
  • A Review of Pat Barker's Regeneration
  • The Poets That Influenced Che Guevara


Wuthering Expectations said...

One year - congratulations! Many more, please.

And thanks for pointing me to my long-lost, previously unknown cousin blog, Wuthering Reads.

tolstoytherapy said...

Thank you! I hope you enjoy Wuthering Reads - Caro always writes beautifully.

I always enjoy reading your blog posts :) Best wishes.

melissa vizcarra said...

Congratulations on your first year! I have really enjoyed reading your posts and being inspired by them. I will be looking forward to your next year of blogging :) (and your experiences in Barcelona!).

Thank you so much for including my blog on your list!

Rivorniel Tinubelin said...

Congratulations, Lucy! I've really been enjoying your posts and especially those associated to therapeutic books :)

tolstoytherapy said...

Thank you Melissa! I'm glad you enjoy my posts - I always enjoy reading yours.

I'll be sure to keep my blog updated when I'm in Barcelona!

I hope work isn't too hectic for you at the moment :)

tolstoytherapy said...

Thank you! I'm glad that you enjoy reading them, and also that they resonate in some way with you. I always like catching up on your blog.

I keep seeing posts of yours that I want to comment on... so watch out, a flurry of comments may come your way later!

Brian Joseph said...

Congratulations on the anniversary Lucy!

Also thanks for the mention!

Your blog is such a great site to read as it is enlightening, thoughtful but different from the usual book blog. May you continue to blog for years to come.

fcmalby said...

I have really enjoyed your blog over the past year. Very insightful. Thank you so much for the blog mention. Have a lovely weekend.


tolstoytherapy said...

Fiona, thank you for the comment and kind words. Your blog always provides such insightful and useful advice.

Best wishes :)

Steph said...

Congratulations on a wonderful year of blogging!

tolstoytherapy said...

Thanks, Steph!

tolstoytherapy said...

Thank you, Brian! That means a lot. I always enjoy reading your thoughts on books, and your blog never fails to expand my to-read list :)