Monday, March 2, 2020

Zoladdiction 2020 Announcement | #Zoladdiction2020

It's almost that time of the year again: Zoladdiction time! For you who are not familiar with it, Zoladdiction is a reading event on April, to celebrate the birthday of Émile Zola. It is mainly because we love Zola's writings, and also to get more and more people to appreciate his works. For the whole month we will read, post, and talk about Zola - his life and his works. This year I will focus mostly on blog and Twitter, though I still encourage you to post on Instagram too.

Here's what you can do to participate:

  • Sign up in the linky below -you can link to your blog (or post if you post about it), or your Twitter/Instagram/Goodreads account if you don't have blog.
  • Share this event and the banner (or your blog post if you post about it) on Twitter/Instagram, using hashtag #Zoladdiction2020.
  • Pick book(s) you'd like to read (it can be Zola's works or works about Zola). You can share them in your post if you want, or if you're still unsure which one to read, that's fine.
  • Post your thoughts on your blog, and link it up on another linky I will provide in the Master Post (will be published on April 1st). Or, you can post/share them on Twitter/Instagram, using hashtag #Zoladdiction2020. Don't forget to mention/tag me, so I can repost/retweet it.

That's it! In short, read, have fun, and spread your love [addiction] to Zola to the world!

Now I'm curious.. what will you read (or reread)? I will reread The Kill for my The Rougon-Macquart Project, and one more book, of which I still cannot decide between Zola's short stories or his biography by Alan Schom. But considering my current reading pace, I think it's be impossible to read the biography AND The Kill in one month. I have two Zola's short stories collections, however, as I am working on the project, I think I’d better finish The Cambridge Companion on Emile Zola by Brian Nelson, which I have started end of last year but abandoned since.

What will you read?



  1. Yay! I am going to read The Masterpiece this year. Not sure if I will be able to write a full fledged blog but will try. Will as usual post tweets. If I get time, I want to start on Pot-Luck too.

  2. Wahoo! Let me get organised and I'll get back to you :-)

    1. Yay! Excited to read your posts again on Zola :)

  3. My sign up blog post:
    Looking forward to it! :)

  4. My sign up blog post:
    Looking forward to it :)

    1. Thank you, Pete, for joining Zoladdiction! Sorry for not replying sooner, I'm struggling with internet connection at home.

      Have fun with your Zola reading! :)


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