Website: July Updates

Posted 31 July, 2014 by Lianne in Website / 2 Comments

Okay, to be honest I’m glad that July is over and done with. Assignments, tests, presentations, one other thing that I won’t rant about here but suffice to say has made this semester especially annoying…Yeah, I just want this semester to be over and done with. Sweet, sweet break, just around the corner(-ish).


This post is brought to you by hilarious Thomas Mueller dancing…in lederhosen (not my gif, obviously)

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Graham Greene’s Monsignor Quixote (review), Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl (review) and Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s Marina (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. ARCs read and reviewed this month include: Lucy Clarke’s A Single Breath (review), Julian Sanchez’s The Art Restorer (review), and a re-release of Laurie Lee’s classic A Rose for Winter (review). I had started reading Daisy Goodwin’s The Fortune Hunter but it ended up as a DNF for me (review). You can check out all of the ARCs that I recently read in this tag.
  3. Ooh, this is the first time I’m doing this for an update but I’ve read quite a number of comics this month, including Saga volume 1 (review) and Snowpiercer volume 1 (review). You can check out all the other comics-related posts I’ve made this month in this category.
  4. As part of a book blog tour courtesy of Simon & Schuster CA, I also had the opportunity to ask Lucy Clarke, author of A Single Breath, a few questions. You can read that interview in this post.
  5. I actually watched a few movies this month (*le gasp*): Pacific Rim (review), The Grand Budapest Hotel (review), The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (review), Whispers of the Heart (review), and Kiki’s Delivery Service (review). And more to come next month after my exams are over and done with!
  6. Much as I’m ridiculously happy that my German boys won the World Cup this year, I’m sad that the World Cup is over and done with. 2016 is too far away for the Euros, let alone 2018 for the next World Cup…but anyway…
  7. Edit: Finally, on the website front, you can subscribe to my website via email! See the right-hand menu on how to do that…Dunno why I never installed that feature here, but there it is now πŸ™‚

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And that’s about it from me this month! I’m not sure how next month is going to work out for me, exactly, as I’ve got 2 fairly massive cumulative exams to study for and I’ve got a writing project that I’m hoping to work on after that (or sometime next month, however that works out). Aside from my TBR pile, I’m hoping to re-read more next month because from the three reading challenges I’m doing this year, I find myself a bit behind with A Year in Re-Reading: a 2014 Reading Challenge.

But anyway, how was everyone’s July? I’m going to end this post with the following gif (that never fails to crack me up):


Not my gif

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2 Responses to “Website: July Updates”

  1. Hallo Lianne!

    Spring & Summer have not been very kind to me; especially if you caught one of my Blog News post from this week, aye! Or, the tweets where I talked about the spider, however, I keep wanting to drop by more regularly but life has had a unique way of carrying me away! I’m hoping as August gets underway, not only can I address my absence in blog visits & conversations, but I want to get back to putting thought to pen & send you a bit of happiness by way of postal mail! Despite everything, I’ve stumbled across quite a few novels that were so inspiring that I think my joy of reading them permeates my reviews lately!

    Sorry to always duck over on your rounding up post, but you’re always in my thoughts and soon I shall be back in proper touch! I miss reading your reviews and chatting with you about the books your reading & discovering, not to mention I miss participating in the weekly memes myself! πŸ™‚

    Happy to hear you have a well-needed break coming! I sort of feel like I could use a holiday myself! And, your forlorn reaction to the World Cup is how I feel each time the Summer and/or Winter Olympics close — full-on depressive state of affairs that! πŸ™

    • Hi Jorie! No worries about not dropping by and whatnot; I will try to drop an email sometime this weekend but I hope you’re feeling better πŸ™‚

      Guh, yeah re: the end of the World Cup/Olympics; I’m still not over it πŸ™

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