Movie: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Posted 24 May, 2019 by Lianne in Entertainment / 0 Comments

After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.

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At last, I’ve finally watched it! One of the first things I wanted to do when I returned from holiday was to go and watch Avengers: Endgame. It was so hard to dodge the spoilers, to be honest, the internet and social media really is not safe these days. I finally found a day I was free, which so happened was after working a night shift, so regardless of sleeping some 3 hours, I took my family to see it lol.

Naturalmente, major SPOILERS ahead if you haven’t seen the movie!

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Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 22 May, 2019 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 0 Comments

Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts is a weekly blogging event hosted by Bookishly Boisterous. It allows book bloggers (and non-book bloggers) to write about pretty much anything, bookish or otherwise (i.e. share exciting plans for the weekend, rants on things they’ve encountered during the week, etc.).

  1. I’m back! I think I’ve more or less settled back to the routine of it all, which is especially hard after coming back from Europe. When I came back it was actually pretty hard because I was greeted by stress at work, some weird-ass developments in my personal life, and of course I got super sick 🙁 That was not fun.
  2. But Europe! My brother and I had so much fun dallying around the Netherlands, a day at Belgium, a few days in Iceland, and layovers in Germany. Checked out a lot of art while in the Netherlands–van Gogh! Rembrandt! Vermeer!–and of course the beauty of Iceland’s landscapes. Our day trip to Brussels was also a highlight, wish we had more days to spend wandering around Belgium <3
  3. And the food…omg…

  4. And now I’m itching for another trip, maybe a weekender. It sounds crazy but 25% of me is like “It’s feasible.” lol we’ll see xD
  5. Meanwhile, I bought three books while I was away, which is like two more than what I usually do, lol:

  6. Books I’m currently reading: I’m still ever slowly working my way through The Saga of Icelanders. I think this will be my major summer reading project to tackle, lol. Still figuring out what else to read…Likely will settle on Mhairi McFarlane’s Don’t You Forget About Me which I picked up while I was away…Also started Winston Graham’s Warleggan but I haven’t gotten far in it
  7. Speaking of stories, so we’re finally free: final episode of Game of Thrones aired last Sunday. I was on board until halfway through episode 8.04 when
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  8. All this frustration has reminded me why I don’t really watch television these days. Oops.
  9. Going back to an earlier point, so on Instagram people are starting to talk about summer getaways and I’m like “;_; I’m just working this summer, FML” (and probably reducing my hours a bit as well to work on my own personal projects/reorganise my goals and my life). So maybe said earlier point of a mini-vaca is an actual possibility. Ahhh!
  10. It would be nice to catch up with everything at some point…

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And that’s it from me for now! How have you been?

Review: The Armored Saint

Posted 20 May, 2019 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

The Armored Saint (The Sacred Throne #1)
By: Myke Cole
Format/Source: eBook; from Tor.com’s eBook Club

In a world where any act of magic could open a portal to hell, the Order insures that no wizard will live to summon devils, and will kill as many innocent people as they must to prevent that greater horror. After witnessing a horrendous slaughter, the village girl Heloise opposes the Order, and risks bringing their wrath down on herself, her family, and her village.

This is annoying but I could’ve sworn I had already typed up a review for this book and had scheduled it on my blog but it seems I had deleted my draft instead before it got there #fail Let’s see if I recall much of what I had thought about it (as I read this book before I went on holiday and never wrote anything about it in my reading notebook (another #fail))

I’ve seen this book around for a very long time but never really gotten around to picking it up until it was featured in Tor.com’s eBook Club. So here we are 🙂

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Comics: Thor: The World Eaters

Posted 17 May, 2019 by Lianne in Comics / 0 Comments

Thor: The World Eaters
By: Matt Fraction (Writer), Pasqual Ferry (Illustrator)
Format/Source: Hardback; my purchase

In the wake of Siege, Asgard must take its proper place as the Golden Realm, most glorious of the nine worlds of myth. But that means Thor’s home isn’t just a beacon…it’s a target! And what happens to the Asgardians and the denizens of all nine worlds — including Earth! — when a dark, destructive force from another reality comes on the warpath?

Collecting: Thor 615-621

This came my way as I was actually searching for this title rather; I liked the title and the premise sounded interesting so I picked it up anyhow.

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eclectic tales is back!

Posted 15 May, 2019 by Lianne in Miscellaneous, Travel / 2 Comments

I’m back! Meant to post this sooner but I was busy when I returned to Canada on the 10th and then I got sick shortly afterwards (still recovering; spent the last few days in bed weak AF spurred further by my irritation over the crap writing from the latest episode of Game of Thrones *shrugs*). But anyway, I’m back from almost two weeks bouncing around in Europe lol (so much so that Rogers (the company I’m with for my phone) stopped messaging me after a while telling me about their roaming fees, ahahahaha), namely the Netherlands and Iceland but with some day trips/layovers in Belgium and Germany.

Fingers crossed I will properly post about my time there at some point here in my blog (I know I said this about Portugal and then never did. Oops. Still sifting through those photos to be honest!). But in the meantime I did post a bit over at Instagram 🙂