Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 2 July, 2015 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 10 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. You probably saw me tweeting a lot last month about this Kickstarter project for Restless Classics’ 400th Anniversary Edition of Don Quixote. I’m so happy it got funded as this edition looks really cool.
  2. A lot of books came my way last month πŸ˜€
  3. I ordered a number of Penguin’s Little Black Classics some time ago and Amazon’s telling me (as well as Indigo) that there’s no shipment date and it looks like they’re all sold out. When will my books ever arrive? *pouts at her computer screen to see if the status will change*
  4. Speaking of orders, the first photo happened a few weeks ago. So excited to read Elena Ferrante’s books soon-ish; heard so many wonderful things about it–and some fantastic quotes from the books floating around–and it’s always nice to read more books from Italian authors πŸ™‚ We’ll see when I’ll be getting around to reading them; my brain’s thinking August after my clinical placement is completed, but I might get impatient and start reading it this month πŸ˜›
  5. Funny thing happened recently: I’m a fan of D.J. McIntosh’s Mesopotamian trilogy and enjoyed the first two books, The Witch of Babylon and The Book of Stolen Tales. I was wondering recently if and when the last book was going to be released and lo and behold while browsing one of the book retailer websites I found out that the last book in the trilogy, The Angel of Eden, was released just recently! I ordered a copy so fast, lmao πŸ˜› Need to complete the trilogy! (this has been a good year of completing trilogies and series, I think)
  6. Books I’m reading right now: The Poetry of Pablo Neruda (talked about it last month and finally purchased a copy) and Julie Schumacher’s Dear Committee Members. I’m also still reading G.K. Chesterton’s The Complete Father Brown Stories.
  7. I mentioned it earlier this week but I’m so happy that June is over and done with. It was probably the busiest month because most of my tests fell onto that month (long story) and thus spent most of the month exhausted and honestly on the cranky side =S I may have also gained a few pounds from all the junk food I was munching on while studying :3 But it’s over and done with, I only have one test this month and continuing along with my consolidation placement…
  8. I’m not fond of summer and hot weather but the weather we’ve been getting this past month isn’t so great either: lots of rain and it’s a lot colder than I expected. I broke out my comforter again a few days ago because it was that cold O_o
  9. I think I’m one of a few people on my Twitter feed following the Women’s FIFA World Cup. Kinda bummed my city isn’t hosting some of the tournaments thanks to the Pan Am Games starting this month but yeah, ugh, gutted that Canada didn’t progress out of the quarters ;_; But the support has been fantastic for the team, which is <333
  10. I’m off this weekend (hurray!) so I’m hoping to get some work done with my writings. They’ve been sitting fairly neglected for the last month (though I managed to squeeze some editing in last week). I’m just so tired after coming back from clinical and my mornings usually get used up reviewing for tests ;_;

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And that’s about it for me! How was everyone’s June? To all my Canadian readers, I hope you had a lovely Canada Day and to all my American readers, a Happy Fourth of July weekend! Happy weekend to everyone πŸ™‚

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10 Responses to “Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts”

    • I hear you, I hate the heat too, it makes it so hard to focus and get things done, not to mention allergies. Alas, it got really hot here these past few weeks so I guess we’ll have to ride it out >_< (I guess now I'm thankful for the strange spring-like rain we've been getting in between, haha)

  1. It looks like you’ve got some great new books coming your way, yay! πŸ™‚ Hopefully they’ll get more copies of the Little Black Classics soon :/ they must’ve been super popular.

    I hope all your tests went well (I hear you about the junk food thing, I always eat when I study – and it’s never something healthy!) good luck with the one for this month!

    And enjoy your weekend off! πŸ™‚

    • Thanks πŸ˜€ Yeah, it looks like those Little Black Classics are xD I ended up cancelling my order with Amazon and found them over at Book Depository via AbeBooks (as opposed to directly from TBD; for some reason they’re rather expensive over there for me ) so hurray! They should be arriving soon \o/

      Thanks so much re: the tests! I really need to cut back in the next few months, get back to old(er) eating habits, lol

  2. I keep telling myself that summer is so short I best enjoy it πŸ˜‰ You’ve got some really good books here. So exciting you’re reading Pablo Neruda — he intimidates me for some odd reason but I know I’ll eventually suck it up and read his work when I feel it’s “right.”

    • I guess because he has written so many poems? (the collection I’m reading right now is about 1000 pages, 800 of which I believe is just his poems alone) Hope you enjoy his work when you get to it! He wrote some really memorable poems/lines <3

      Hehe, I'm already done with summer; it's been too hot here lately :3 I think what makes me happiest about summer is seeing the sun out more than anything else xD

  3. Ugh. I hear you about orders. I haven’t dealt with cancelled order much (i.e., books/things that don’t come after ordering them), but I get the frustration. Here’s hoping it works out! πŸ™‚

    • Thnaks Rissi! Alas, I ended up cancelling the order, but I was able to find them on AbeBooks, which was a relief πŸ™‚ I’m still waiting for them, but at least I know they shipped, haha πŸ˜‰

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