Review: Fleabag

Posted 23 December, 2019 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Fleabag
By: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Format/Source: eBook; my purchase

Celebrate the incredible journey of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s outrageously funny, blazingly forthright Fleabag, from fringe theatre hit to international cultural phenomenon, in this special edition – featuring the original playscript, never-before-seen colour photos, and exclusive bonus content by Phoebe, director Vicky Jones and key members of the creative team.

In 2013, Fleabag made its debut as a one-woman show in sixty-seater venue the Big Belly, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe’s Underbelly. It was an immediate hit, going on to enjoy two runs at London’s Soho Theatre, national and international tours, whilst picking up prizes including Critics’ Circle, The Stage, Fringe First and two Off West End Theatre Awards, plus an Olivier Award nomination.

The 2016 TV adaptation propelled Fleabag and Phoebe to worldwide fame, earning critical acclaim and further accolades including Writers’ Guild, Royal Television Society and BAFTA Television Awards. A second series, nominated for eleven Emmys, followed in 2019, along with a sold-out run of the original play in New York.

This special edition was released alongside Fleabag’s first West End run at Wyndham’s Theatre, London. It is introduced by Deborah Frances-White, stand-up comedian, writer and host of The Guilty Feminist podcast.

Yup, picked up this book after watching the show a few months ago (which is brilliant btw, why didn’t I watch it sooner? Oh that’s right, I take forever getting around to watching stuff). I wanted to read what the original was like.

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eclectic tales is going on hiatus!

Posted 1 November, 2019 by Lianne in Website / 0 Comments

Hello everyone! Just a heads up–although I don’t know if it’s much of a heads up since I’ve only been blogging every other day/casually for almost a year now–that the blog will be going on hiatus from now until Friday, December 13th. School has been pretty crazy since it started but I had managed to keep up preparing content here until now as some stuff had been pre-scheduled. However things have been snowballing and picking up since and my reading has dropped considerably since school started so just in an effort to stay focused on my studies while balancing work and other offline stuff, the blog will be on hiatus. Hopefully my leisure reading between now and the time I come back won’t be so abysmal that I have something to post into the new year, lol. We’ll see.

Until then, have a wonderful November and start to December! 🙂

October Updates

Posted 31 October, 2019 by Lianne in Website / 1 Comment

So I’m posting this later than usual because honestly this month has been insane. Work and school and personal life has been very busy. While it looks like I’ll have a bit of a break, next month will still be just as hectic, to be honest. Anyway, things that has been happening on the blog for the month of October:

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  1. Books reviewed this month include Sally Rooney’s Normal People (review), John Scalzi’s The Consuming Fire (review), and Sarah Perry’s Melmoth (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. I reviewed two movies for this month, John Wick 3 (review) and Spider-Man: Far from Home (review). You can check out all of the past movies I’ve watched and reviewed in this tag.
  3. In celebration of my birthday, most of my poetry books have been 30% over at Lulu.com. More information can be found over at the following post (sorry, am just linking it directly because the code is not working on the preview for some reason: http://eclectictales.insanitysandwich.com/blog/2019/10/07/writing-poetry-books-on-sale-this-month/ Sale ends at midnight!

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And that’s about it about the blog for this month. Please stay tuned as I have a wee bit of an announcement tomorrow (you probably figured it out by now). Have a wonderful November! 🙂

Movie: Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

Posted 28 October, 2019 by Lianne in Entertainment / 0 Comments

Following the events of Avengers: Endgame (2019), Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.

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Bring on all the feels, everyone, for I finally have my hands on Spider-Man: Far from Home which takes place after the events of Avengers: Endgame. SPOILERS if you haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame!

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Review: Transcription

Posted 25 October, 2019 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Transcription
By: Kate Atkinson
Format/Source: eBook; my purchase

In 1940, eighteen-year old Juliet Armstrong is reluctantly recruited into the world of espionage. Sent to an obscure department of MI5 tasked with monitoring the comings and goings of British Fascist sympathizers, she discovers the work to be by turns both tedious and terrifying. But after the war has ended, she presumes the events of those years have been relegated to the past forever.

Ten years later, now a radio producer at the BBC, Juliet is unexpectedly confronted by figures from her past. A different war is being fought now, on a different battleground, but Juliet finds herself once more under threat. A bill of reckoning is due, and she finally begins to realize that there is no action without consequence.

Picked this book up on a whim; I greatly enjoyed reading her books Life After Life (review) and A God in Ruins (review) and the premise of the novel sounded interesting.

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