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Website: September Updates

Posted 29 September, 2012 by Lianne in Website / 0 Comments


Not my gif, as per usual

Well, it’s the end of another month! Personally I cannot believe there’s only three months left in the year! (And less than 7 days until German food for me, whoo! \o/) Anyways, here’s what has been going on here at the site for the past month:

01. As always I’ve been posting up my book reviews. ChiZine Publications kindly sent me Daniel Rabuzzi’s The Choir Boats (review) and The Indigo Pheasant (review) for review; the latter was released earlier this month. Other notable reviews this month include Tricia Dower’s Stony River, a novel that came out in paperback I believe in late August (I could be wrong); you can check out the review over here. You can always browse through this tag to check out all of my latest book reviews. On a personal note, I finally read Wharton’s The House of Mirth (review) and Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending (review) and I absolutely love both books =D

02. My articles on Discourse Magazine continue. Earlier this month I wrote on FGM for a special issue on the status of women around the globe. This week I wrote an article focusing on the intensifying Spain-Catalan tensions amidst their economic crisis.

03. Meanwhile my work with Youth Speak News at The Catholic Register started this month! I’ve written my first column for the newspaper, all of which you could read about here.

04. I’ve been posting up my reviews of Doctor Who here every week (albeit a few days later). If you’ve missed them you can check them out here: 7.01, 7.02, 7.03, 7.04. And of course episode 7.05 is airing today ^_~

05. I posted up two movie reviews this month too: Snow White and the Huntsman (review) and Last Night (review). Yeah, it’s a slow trudge for me when it comes to movies.

06. I’ve started a new monthly thing here on the blog where I’ll be making a post featuring some interesting articles and entries and news items that I’ve stumbled across over the web.

07. Random little aside, you may notice on the top menu that there’s something called Portfolio. It’s actually my online partial CV featuring some of my work. Unfortunately I’m too busy to update my other domain so it looks like that’s going to go next year and with that mini-site I can just feature certain works that I can show professionally. Once it’s all populated and updated, that is =P

Lastly, I’m a bit behind at commenting at the moment. It’s been a bit of a week on my end and unfortunately next week isn’t looking too good either with a few deadlines to meet and Friday pretty much booked. So please bear with me, I have not forgotten your comments! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and a happy end of the month/start of a new month! xD

Website: August Updates

Posted 28 August, 2012 by Lianne in Website / 5 Comments


Not my gif, as always. By the way, I miss Drogba playing for Chelsea *tear* He’s like, a hero

Buon giorno a tutti! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesdays…I’m sitting here reading through some reports from the EU in preparation for my next Discourse article lol but I figured now’s a good time to do an update on what’s going on here:

01. Been a little eclectic on what I’ve posted in the month of August, mostly for the two major memes that I participate in, Teaser Tuesdays and Top Ten Tuesdays. I’ve also started participating in Musing Mondays again and occasionally will participate in Book Beginnings on Fridays.

02. The July/August issue of Femnista is out! Be sure to check it out; I’ve posted a bit of commentary about the article I contributed for that issue over here if you’re interested.

03. I’ve also started contributing to Discourse Magazine. You can find out more about the articles I’ve written over here.

04. Just a heads up for what’s going on with the website in the next few weeks…I will be changing the header and the colours, get it to reflect the coming autumn season (thank goodness! I am so done with summer, it’s not even funny). As an aside, I’m also hoping to learn how to customise the Thematic theme for WordPress so that I can eventually make my own layouts that are unique to my domain. But that of course is a bit of wishful thinking, we’ll see what actually gets done in the next few weeks ^_~

05. Hmm, I thought I had another point to include here…if I have time, I hope to post up some photos and whatnot, expand the breadth of posts that I’ve been making here. I feel like I’m constantly re-organising this website but it’s to make it more accessible and organised, really xP But we’ll see what I can do, I’m trying to work on a few writing projects offline as well (disciplining myself at the moment seems to be the problem lol).

And that’s about it, hope everyone is having a good week =)

Website: July Updates (and other Ramblings)

Posted 21 July, 2012 by Lianne in Website / 0 Comments


Not my gif, as always

It’s been a month since I’ve done a proper update so here we go…

01. I’ve watched a ton of movies recently. Like really, just browse through the Movies category and you’ll find all of my reviews there =P

02. I’ve also been reading and reviewing a ton of books recently, all of which you could find under the Books category. Outside of the Top Ten Tuesdays meme I’ve also done other list. I never got any feedback about it but would you guys be interested in reading more self-made lists from me?

03. On the flipside, I haven’t really been watching a whole lot of television lately but meet my newest addiction: Haven =P

04. On a more website-related note, rulethewaves.net is on BlogLovin’ and NetworkedBlogs so feel free to add me over there! =) I mentioned this before but I also have a Book Review Policy for this interested.

05. I was drawing a bit recently in my sketchbook. I hope to make a post featuring the stuff I drew as soon as I have enough =)

06. I recently got Scrivener on my laptop (woot!) and am hoping to organise myself writing-wise. I have over 5 – 6 writing projects that are at various stages of development (3 of them at least have more or less completed first drafts thanks to my participation in NaNoWriMo, ScriptFrenzy and Camp NaNoWriMo this past June and another was written out years ago) including one that I am currently brainstorming and that I have a feeling I will start writing because the character sketch is pretty detailed. I’m a little all over the place as to how to proceed in organising myself with them so that will be my project for the next little while (though I hope to also revamp my other website in the next few weeks). We’ll see, I might make occasional updates on my writing projects =)

And that’s about it in terms of updates. I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! =)

Website: Where Did the Pictures Go?

Posted 6 July, 2012 by Lianne in Website / 2 Comments


(As usual, not my gif)

You may notice as you’re browsing through my website that most of my photos are not loading. Apparently I’ve exceeded my bandwidth o photobucket for the month (might’ve overdone it with this week’s Top Ten Tuesdays)–which, yeah, is pretty early since the month has only begun. So yeah. I actually don’t remember why I ended up relying on photobucket moreso than my own server for these things but I guess now’s the time to maybe change that xD

Website: Updates (But Really Football, Writing and Floating Ideas)

Posted 22 June, 2012 by Lianne in Website / 0 Comments


(Not my gif; one of the best moments of the Euro 2012 tournament so far lol. Look how Jogi Loew just casually walks over and gets the ball out of the ball boy’s hands xP)


01. Right, so I’ve been updating this blog fairly regularly lately, mostly with the books that I’ve been reading but also with the 100 Things meme that I’m slowly trying to get through for my LJ, lol. You could just refer to my Books category to see all of the books I’ve read recently. A number of movies were reviewed however since my last update: Good Cop, Bon Cop, Iron Man, Underworld: Awakening, The Decoy Bride, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.

02. I am currently participating in Camp NaNoWriMo. I meant to post an entry about it updating on what’s been happening about that but yeah, I’m having trouble enough staying on top of the word count (was feeling uninspired last weekend and that set me back by a few days) and keeping the story straight (I guess that’s what happens when you’re not working with a proper outline–I decided to free flow a bit for this novel, which I guess isn’t so much working in my favour). Suffice to say I should be done by June 30 but it’s definitely going to need a heck of an edit.

03. Website-wise, I’m hoping to make a few minor changes here within the next week or so. You’ll hardly notice the changes, I just need to group two sections together under one heading (the “Content” section) and set up a proper review policy section. I’ve never posted one up because all of the reviews that I’ve posted here were for fun and from books that I’ve read on my spare time but I realised that I need to make a disclaimer somewhere clarifying this matter. I added a Review Policy for anyone considering me to review his or her novel. It can be found on the top menu.

04. I’ve sort of neglected to update my other website, caffeinatedlife.net, for some time now. I had all these plans of setting up a way so that my photos can be ordered as prints and stuff like that (through 500px or RedBubble, haven’t tried either yet) but I never got around to it. I’m planning on revamping that site a little bit anyways and make it more of an online portfolio/CV and possibly use it maybe as a spring board for consultation or job prospects *big dreams* We’ll see. But after Camp NaNoWriMo I definitely plan on focusing on it and setting up a proper front page for that domain.

05. Speaking of professional matters, I had a phone interview the other day for a writing internship which I got–yay! I’ll be writing biweekly articles for the shiny new publication Discourse Magazine as the magazine’s European Politics columnist. It’s exciting because it’s more or less up my alley in terms of what I’ve studied at university so I’m looking forward to it and to working with the staff! =)

06. And on an unrelated note, this entire month has been everything Euros 2012 and nothing hurts =P Rooting for my boys the Germans to claim the silverware this year (they should’ve gotten it in 2010 IMO for the World Cup but I’m not bitter, I have good memories from their matches then and they’re really building up in this tournament) but I still hold a spot in my heart for the English (who are looking fresher than they were in 2010; I look forward to how the team will further evolve for the 2014 World Cup). I apologise to everyone who’s following my Twitter and are seeing only football-related tweets. My attention span pretty much zeroes in on it and almost nothing else when these major tournaments come around xD

Anyways, that’s about it in terms of general updates around the site and with me. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!