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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.” 🙂

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:

April Updates

Posted 25 April, 2017 by Lianne in Website / 3 Comments

Wow, and here we are more or less at the end of another month…well, there’s still a few days to the month, but there’s a reason why this post is going live early. I guess what really struck me this month was how Easter has already come and gone; seems like yesterday it was the start of Lent. Well, the weather is slowly but finally getting nicer outside, which is a plus.

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Kate Clanchy’s Selected Poems (review), Federico Garcia Lorca’s In Search of Duende (review), and a re-read of Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach (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 once again focused on Poetry as part of National Poetry Month. You can check out that post over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  4. On a final note, you may have seen this post go live on your feed earlier today but I am going on hiatus as of today, April 25th until May 8th. I’m actually hopping on a plane later this evening and will be on vacation during that time. So no new posts until May 9th. In the meantime, you can follow me on Instagram as I will occasionally post photos as to what I’m up to across the Atlantic 😛

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And that’s about it from me and the blog for the month of April! Wishing you all a wonderful May, and be good while I’m away 😛

eclectictales.com is going on hiatus!

Posted 25 April, 2017 by Lianne in Website / 4 Comments

Just a heads up that eclectictales.com is going on a mini-hiatus starting today (more or less) until May 8th as I will be going on vacation (whoo-hoo!) 🙂 So until then there will be no scheduled posts going live; Twitter archive links will continue to run, but if I’m already not around much over there, I will certainly be rather quiet over there unless my posts from Instagram cross over. Which, yeah, Instagram will be the only place where I’ll be somewhat active. Feel free to follow my adventures there!

Until I return (and when I do, I will post about my wanderings around Iceland and Denmark at some point), wishing you all a wonderful remainder of the month and a great start to May! 🙂

March Updates

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

Happy spring! Well, the weather’s been up and down over here but at least we’re slowly moving towards warmer weather…Anyhow, it’s been another one of those busy months for me both on and offline (moreso offline); I’m still working out some kind of schedule in which I get back to comments in due time. In the meantime, here’s what has been going on at the blog:

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Sylvia Plath’s Ariel (review), Ian Rankin’s Knots and Crosses (review), and Osip Mandelstam’s Voronezh Notebooks (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 the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard for a change of pace. You can check out that post over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  4. Tolkien Reading Day was on March 25! Here’s my post celebrating the day, talking a bit about this year’s topic on Tolkien’s poems and songs.

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And that’s about it from me and the blog for the month of March! Pretty straightforward, eh? Wishing you all a great April ahead! 🙂

February Updates

Posted 28 February, 2017 by Lianne in Website / 4 Comments

Goodness, it’s already the end of February and two months into 2017? Seems like yesterday I was just getting ready to celebrate another blogoversary! Anyway, I hope everyone had a lovely February; mine was fairly busy, a shock considering I was thinking it was going to be a quiet one, but anyhow, here’s what has been going on at my blog in the meantime:

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Vivienne Lorret’s When a Marquess Loves a Woman (review), J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lay of Aotrou and Itroun (review), and Elena Ferrante’s Troubling Love (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. One ARC was reviewed this month: Colleen Oakley’s Close Enough to Touch (review). 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 Amanda Grange and her Jane Austen hero books (seemed like the perfect time of year to be showcasing her books, especially now that I have read all six Jane Austen hero novels) 🙂 You can check out that post over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  4. And finally, I celebrated my tenth blogoversary earlier this month (see post). I can’t believe it’s been ten years since I first started steadily book blogging. Thanks again to everyone who commented and celebrated with me, and congratulations again to Wattle in winning my wee book giveaway! I hope you enjoy the title you selected 🙂

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And that’s about it from me and the blog for the month of February! How was your February? Wishing you all a wonderful March & that you’re having a great week 🙂