Bookish and Not-So-Bookish Thoughts

Posted 9 August, 2017 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 2 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. So last month I finally posted photos from my trip. Yay! πŸ˜€ Of course, that’s not the end of pouring over my travel photos as I am planning on using some of them for an upcoming project (ooh, spoilers) πŸ˜‰
  2. Speaking of projects, I finally released my debut poetry collection, Shall I Be a Poet Instead? It’s pretty surreal and a relief to finally launch that baby into the world…It’ll be a little while longer before it shows up at Amazon.com and the like but for now it’s available for purchase at Lulu.com πŸ™‚
  3. Whilst it was a little surreal to finally be talking about and sharing my work in public, it really hit me a few days after when my GoodReads profile changed. Feels pretty legit now, haha :3
  4. I think I found my summer jam:

    Though this song might also be my summer jam; I didn’t quite get why people LOVED Lorde when her first album came out, I liked maybe one or two songs but listening to her second album and going back to the first one…yeah, I dig it, lol.

  5. Otherwise, my July was okay. Started dealing with stuff for September and the programme that I will be entering then (a bit of a pain in the butt, but anyway). Work has been okay, busy and a bit stressful (okay, understatement of the year, that last bit, but anyhow). The weather thankfully hasn’t been like a consistent heatwave like last year (though last week was disgusting, omg). Unfortunately we received some sad news in the family so July all-in-all has been a rollercoaster of emotions.
  6. Books I am currently reading: I’ve started reading Dan Simmons’ Hyperion whenever I’m on break at work; it’s pretty interesting, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get around to reading it. I also started reading Simon van Booy’s The Secret Lives of People in Love πŸ™‚
  7. Like almost every year now I have not read any of the books on the Man Booker Prize 2017 longlist. Yikes.
  8. Yaaaaaasssss I finally own all of Simon van Booy’s fiction. Exciting stuff πŸ˜€
  9. In my last bookish & not-so-bookish post I talked about that passport TN that I had and didn’t know what to use it for. Well, I ended up giving it to my mum, who wanted one anyway, because I bought another regular TN, this time in camel. The leather one remains my everyday but the camel one houses my long-term planning stuff…and my washi samples at present πŸ˜›
  10. I’m thinking of making a post here one of these days about my enthusiasm for fountain pens, paper, and inks. Anyone else just as enthuasistic about these things as I am? πŸ˜€

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And that’s it from me for now! How’s everyone’s week been going? πŸ™‚

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

    • Thanks so much Laurel! πŸ˜€

      And thanks re: my photos, same here, it was lovely to revisit and recall all those moments and what I’ve seen throughout that trip *happy sigh*

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