December Updates

Posted 30 December, 2017 by Lianne in Website / 6 Comments

And here we are, at the end of another year. It has, suffice to say, been a very busy year for me and I reckon that busy-ness will continue into 2018. As a result there are going to be some major changes happening here on the blog to reflect the changes happening in my life. But firstly, this is what happened over here at the blog for the month of December (despite of the hiatus):


  1. Because of the hiatus, the only books reviewed this month are Faraway’s Sad Birds Still Sing (review) and Charles Baudelaire’s The Flowers of Evil (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. For this month’s So You Want to Read…, I focused on the classic Russian author Ivan Turgenev. You can check out that post over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  3. It’s that time of year in which we do the annual end of the year book survey, hosted by Jamie @ Perpetual Page-Turner. It’s been a rather odd year in reading for me but nonetheless you can read my answers to the survey over here.
  4. I did a little unboxing post last week of two items that came some time ago: the Hippo Noto that I backed on Kickstarter and an A5 notebook cover from Shopot. You can read that unboxing over here.
  5. On a final note, my latest poetry collection, Of Frost and Fury, is available now! You can read my journey on how it came about over here.
  6. And now for the big news: I decided not to renew my url. I had been weighing this for the last month or so and decided, I’m not as engaged in the book/blogging community as I used to, my influx of visitors isn’t much anyway, and related on the second change happening here on the blog, my activity here has dropped. So I figured to let the deadline slide. So in January this blog will revert back to its hosted url, which is http:// Which means some changes will be made to the header of the layout and whatnot but the blog is sticking around (for now)! The second major change is just that I won’t be posting every day like I’ve done in previous years as there’s just not that much material to post right now. I’m just too busy with work and school and my poetry publications and my other hobbies and interests to keep up with blogging as I did before…
  7. And on that note: the blog will once again be going on hiatus as I’m going to be busy with the end of semester/exams/craziness all around x_x


And that’s more of less it for this December! Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas/holiday season, and wishing you all a Happy New Year! šŸ™‚


6 Responses to “December Updates”

    • Yeah, I kinda want to go back to that freedom and relaxed approach to blogging that casual bloggers have. Less stress, more fun! lol šŸ™‚

  1. Hallo, Hallo Lianne!

    šŸ™‚ Sadly whilst your retreating from being online, I’m finding my joy renewed in being a cheerful commenter; sadly, it came a bit late as I know your life is moving in different circles away from the book blogosphere whereas mine is moving closer inside it. I do understand the need to re-shift our lives into better harmonic focus – I’ve put a decided effort into re-organising my approach to book blogging these past two years – the fruits of which are going into effect now as I nearly step into my 5th Year. You’ve been blogging far longer than I have and I can understand if you want to lay your hat elsewhere… even if you re-invent this space as your “writing hub” of giving your readers something to chew on whilst you find your collections start to publish on a frequent basis. You have two out there now and I can tell you’ll have many more,… as promised, I’ll get a copy of the last one as soon as I’m able too. I love supporting my friends,… plus, I do love your poetry! Something I need to blog about this year…

    Wherever your path leads, follow your heart – you’ll be right where you need to be! šŸ™‚ Meanwhile, don’t be surprised if whilst I re-discover your lovely blog new notes will start to appear here or there. No need to respond… but at least you’ll know where I land and what inspires me whilst I visit. I do hope you’ll keep the blog archived and online. It would be sad to think all of this would go ‘poof’.

    • Hi Jorie! Hope you’ve been having a wonderful 2018 so far in blogging and blog hopping! Yeah, life has been a bit of a whirl these last two years and I guess it seems natural that after doing something for so long, I’ve shifted gears so to speak. But it is nice to slowly slip back to being a casual blogger, as a previous commenter mentioned, and blogging whenever I can. Less pressure!

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