Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 6 August, 2015 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 6 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 know what’s really cool? Book-related desktop wallpapers from Pop! Goes the Reader πŸ™‚ They’re very cute!
  2. Again, a lot of books came my way last month πŸ˜€ Someone restrain me!
  3. Last month I mentioned how I was waiting forever to get my order of Penguin Little Black Classics. Well, I finally got a hold of some of them, hurray πŸ˜€ They’re so cute, you could just pat them on the cover or something, haha.
  4. Books I am currently reading: Still reading The Complete Father Brown Stories but I’ve also started reading the Dylan Thomas Omnibus and re-reading Jonathan Saran Foer’s Everything Is Illuminated at placement. I also may or may not have started reading N.K. Jemisin’s The Killing Moon πŸ˜‰
  5. I’ve been so busy and trying to get through other books (not to mention nominee titles from other years) that I totally forgot that the Man Booker Prize longlist for 2015 was released last week! Interesting list this year; surprise, surprise I actually read a book from the list, Laila Lalami’s The Moor’s Account (review). As always I don’t think I’m going to get around to any of the other titles before the shortlist is announced but I’m guessing Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life is worth checking out? (lots of people were reading this book earlier this year)
  6. Another fun quiz I came across from my Twitter feed: Which Romantic Poet Are You? I got Samuel Taylor Coleridge, whom I never read any poetry from (so far the only Romantic poets I’ve read are Keats, Shelley…oh, and a bit of Byron. So I got Coleridge left from the quartet, yes?)
  7. I found out about this site from IGGPPC: Chanrio.com. I plan on posting my Chanrio somewhere on the blog shortly (maybe later today?)
  8. Oh my gosh, it’s been so hot these last few weeks -_-; I’m so ready for it to be winter again.
  9. The Pan Am Games are over and done with here–I sadly missed the football and rugby events but caught the tail-end of the competitions on the television–and now there’s talk of us putting a bit for the 2024 Summer Olympics. I don’t know how I feel about this -_-; I’m also still sore that because of the Pan Am we didn’t get to host any of the Women’s World Cup matches =/ (let alone any chances of us hosting the Men’s)
  10. I don’t know if you guys know this, but I’m pretty big on instrumental/classical music: Ludovico Einaudi, Max Ritcher, Fabrizio Paterlini, Olafur Arnalds, etc. I recently bought Peter Gregson’s album Lights in the Sky and I am absolutely in love with it:

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And that’s about it for me! How was everyone’s July? Hope everyone is having a good week πŸ™‚

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

    • Haha, well I hope you enjoy his works! (I ordered one of them wee Little Black Classics on some of his poetry but I’m still waiting for it to arrive) No worries about the Chanrio link, everyone at IGGPPC was doing it a while ago! xD

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