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August Updates

Posted 31 August, 2017 by Lianne in Website / 2 Comments

And here we are, at the end of summer. Not that it’s been much of a summer on my end, in that I was working the whole summer but also in that the weather on my end has been a lot cooler (not that I’m complaining! It was disgustingly humid in previous years). Anyhow, what has been going on at my blog for the month of August…

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Tove Jansson’s The Summer Book (review), Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Of Love and Other Demons (review), and Georgette Heyer’s The Quiet Gentleman (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. No ARCs were reviewed this month! You can check out all of the ARCs I’ve read and reviewed to date in this tag.
  3. For this month’s So You Want to Read…, I focused on (surprise, surprise) Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. You can check out that post over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  4. I also posted a couple of movie reviews (*le gasp*): Captain America: Civil War (review), Logan (review), and John Wick: Chapter Two (review). You can check out all of the past movies I’ve watched and reviewed in this tag.
  5. Another month, another unboxing (don’t think this will be a regular thing as I’ve got nothing slated for next month, but it’s a nice change of pace). Earlier I previewed my July subscription to Stickii Club; you can see all the pretty over at this post. For previous subscription boxes I’ve featured here, please see this tag.

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By the way, I’m a little miffed that Photobucket changed their policy (by the looks of it–didn’t bother logging in over there) regarding linking out, so now a lot of my old posts feature the ugly Photobucket signage and I’m too arsed to bother going back and seeing what needs to be reuploaded right now *shrugs* So yes, apologies if you do run across it quite a bit–definitely there should be a lack of it in the recent posts.

Anyhow, wishing you all a lovely September and a great long weekend! πŸ™‚

July Updates

Posted 31 July, 2017 by Lianne in Website / 2 Comments

You know, I swear I just look at my work schedule and after a few shifts I realise it’s the end of the month…So here we are at the end of July πŸ˜› Here’s what has been going on at my blog for this month:

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Einar MΓ‘r GuΓ°mundsson’s On the Point of Erupting (review), Robert Harris’ Conclave (review), and Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. No ARCs were reviewed this month! You can check out all of the ARCs I’ve read and reviewed to date in this tag.
  3. For this month’s So You Want to Read…, I focused on Spanish poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. You can check out that post over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  4. For the rest of the month I featured photos from my holiday to Iceland and Denmark back in the end of April/early May (omg at long last, eh? Only took me how many months to finally get around to doing that >_<). Anyhow you can check out all my photos from my trip over at the Travel category πŸ™‚
  5. I also caved in and subscribed to the June edition of the Paper Panduh subscription box. You can see my unboxing photos over here. You can read all of the previous boxes I’ve unboxed at this tag
  6. And on a final note, my first poetry collection, Shall I Be a Poet Instead?, is available now! I’ve been working on this project for a good part of this year so it’s nice to finally be able to share some of my work with the world πŸ™‚ More information about my project and where to get a copy can be found at this post πŸ™‚ Happy reading!

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And that’s about it for the month of July! Where is the season going? Happy August, and enjoy the rest of your week πŸ™‚

June Updates

Posted 30 June, 2017 by Lianne in Website / 4 Comments

Oops, forgot to put a note here. Haha, anyhow, here’s what’s been going on here at the blog for the month of June:

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Bandi’s The Accusastion (review), Julian Barnes’ The Noise of Time (review), and Mhairi MacFarlane’s Who’s That Girl? (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. No ARCs were reviewed this month! You can check out all of the ARCs I’ve read and reviewed to date in this tag.
  3. For this month’s So You Want to Read…, I focused on Spanish author Arturo Perez-Reverte. You can check out that post over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  4. Omg, I actually watched and reviewed a few movies recently: Doctor Strange (review) and What Maisie Knew (review). You can check out all of the past movies I’ve watched and reviewed in this tag.
  5. I also read and reviewed one comic: Doctor Strange, Vol. 1: Way of the Weird (review). You can read all of my comic book reviews in this tag.
  6. I also one unboxing post for Paper Panduh which you can read over here. You can read all of the previous boxes I’ve unboxed at this tag

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And that’s about it for the month of June! Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend (and to my fellow Canadians a fantastic long weekend) πŸ™‚

May Updates

Posted 31 May, 2017 by Lianne in Website / 4 Comments

Goodness, where has the month gone? Has summer started in full swing on your end? It sort of has on my end, though there’s also been a lot of rain.

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  1. So the month started off with me still off on holiday, the May half spent in Denmark. Posts about my trip should be up…soon? Not sure when yet.
  2. Books reviewed this month include: Rachel Joyce’s The Love Song of Queenie Hennessey (review), Simon van Booy’s Everything Beautiful Began After (review), and Giles Blunt’s Forty Words for Sorrow (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  3. No ARCs were reviewed this month! You can check out all of the ARCs I’ve read and reviewed to date in this tag.
  4. For this month’s So You Want to Read…, I focused once again focused on Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare’s contemporary and definitely a playright to check out once you’ve exhausted Shakespeare’s works (that’s what I did). You can check out that post over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  5. I also posted two unboxing posts earlier this month, one for Paper Panduh (which you can read over here) and one for WontonInAMillion’s anniversary celebration (which you can read over here). These posts won’t be a regular thing (I’m only planning on one more subscription box with Paper Panduh for now) but it’s a nice mix-up to share with you all in the meantime. You can read all of the previous boxes I’ve unboxed at this tag

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And that’s about it from me and the blog for the month of May! Hope you’re all having a wonderful week, wish you all a great June πŸ˜€

eclectictales.com is back!

Posted 9 May, 2017 by Lianne in Website / 4 Comments

As Samwise Gamgee said when he returned from the Grey Havens, “Well, I’m back.” πŸ™‚

So after two weeks wandering around Iceland and Denmark, I’m back home, more or less settled in and nursing the remainder of a cold away (bleh, fun story, that. Actually, I have a few fun stories from this trip, all of which I will relay + post some photos from as soon as I’ve actually sifted through the folders (I took quite a number of photos on this trip, naturalemente). I’ve posted some recap photos of how I spent my days over there over at Instagram but yeah, I dunno how soon I’ll be posting my travels here. Fingers crossed in a few weeks!

In the meantime, regularly scheduled blog posts will continue. And for now I’ll leave you with this: