Where did the summer go? And yet in a way, this year really has felt like forever, hasn’t it?
So bummer moment earlier this month: to update my blog, I had a folder containing all my drafts for blog posts (long story why I started this) and earlier this month as I was about to sit down and type a massive update of scheduled posts, the USB it was in was asking me to format it and basically all of the files were gone and inaccessible. You can imagine my frustration. Posts will still be scheduled but the time lost ;_;
- Books reviewed this month include Ian McDonald’s Luna: New Moon (review), Kate Andersen Brower’s Team of Five: The Presidents Club in the Age of Trump (review), and Peng Shepherd’s The Boo of M (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
- Read and reviewed a whole slew of eARCs this month!: Nick Martell’s Kingdom of Liars (review), Gardner Dozois & Michael Swanwick’s City Under the Stars (review), Daniel Polansky’s The Seventh Perfection (review), Lisbeth Campbell’s The Vanished Queen (review/a>), Karen Osborne’s Architects of Memory (review), and Andrea Stewart’s The Bone Shard Daughter (review). You can check out all of the ARCs I’ve read and reviewed to date in this tag.
- I still have one advanced reading copy to read and review here. Otherwise updates will be laissez-faire again here as the new school semester starts and the uncertainty there; this last quarter of the year is looking to be especially busy with commitments at work, crawling towards the end of my degree programme, creative projects I’m working on (I’m sitting on two poetry collections that are various stages of editing; I’m not sure if they’ll be done for release before the end of the year. Fingers crossed!), as well as personal commitments. Busy busy!
- So in the meantime if I’m not here often, I’m over at Instagram, @eclecticreading 🙂
Wishing you all a lovely as stress-free as possible September! 🙂
Here we are, more or less at the end of the month. How is everyone doing? Almost everywhere restrictions are easing after various lockdowns from the pandemic so I hope everyone is doing well, healthy, and able to enjoy some normalcy! Here’s what has been going on at my blog for the month of June:
- Books reviewed this month include Seanan McGuire’s Down Among the Sticks and Bones (review), Sándor Márai’s Embers (review), and Susan Dennard’s Truthwitch (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
- One ARC was reviewed this month (omg, my first in like, a year!): Amy Stuart’s Still Here (review). You can check out all of the ARCs I’ve read and reviewed to date in this tag.
- One graphic novel was reviewed this month: Marvel’s House of M (review). You can check out all of the comics I’ve reviewed in this tag.
And that’s about it about the blog for this month. Summer’s upon us and I’m reading a bunch of chunksters right alongside just pure IRL busy-ness so we’ll see what gets posted next month. Hope you and your loved ones are well and that you are all keeping safe! Have a wonderful July, and to my fellow Canadians a very Happy Canada Day to you all 🙂
Well now, here we are at the end of May. How are things on your end? Here in my province and city there’s move towards a new normalcy: shops ad businesses slowly reopening, lockdown and emergency contingencies relaxing, but still monitoring the number of COVID-19 cases. We shall see what June will bring us. In the meantime, here’s what has been going on at my blog for the month of May:
- Books reviewed this month include Katherine Addison’s The Goblin Emperor (review), Hannah Kent’s The Good People (review), and John M. Barry’s The Great Influenza (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
- No movie reviews or other review types posted this month. Here’s what else has been going on in my life, lol.
- The great catch-up continues here on the blog as I continue posting reviews from books read as far back as…late last year? Early this year? Also may post photos from my last trip one of these days/sometime this summer.
Until next time, hope you and your loved ones are well and that you are all keeping safe and healthy!
I’m back! Sort of. More or less. These are strange times we’re living in, so here I am establishing a tad bit of normalcy, catching up with reviews of books I’ve read in the last few months. And here’s what I posted so far:
- Books reviewed this month include Francesca Melandri’s Eva Sleeps (review), Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere (review), and David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
- I posted two movie reviews this month: 1917 (review) and Cloud Atlas (review). You can check out all of the past movies I’ve watched and reviewed in this tag.
- Hoping to get back on track with my poetry Instagram account next month. All my writing projects came to a standstill because of school and work back and forth but I’m slowly getting back to it soon.
And that’s about it about the blog for this month. Hope you and your loved ones are well and that you are all keeping safe!
Hej! Long time no post!
Yeah, my hiatus ended up much longer than I had planned; life has been very busy these days for me juggling so many different facets. And on top of it right now we’re in the midst of a pandemic with COVID-19. If you’re following me on social media you’ll know that I took a hiatus there at the start of Lent back in February and I plan on maintaining that until Easter. My blog however is not part of that hiatus; if anything, this is like a drop in!
So yes, I’m okay, my family’s okay. My city’s in a partial lockdown in that schools, daycares, community events, public places are closed. My university–like all the others–switched to online delivery, which doesn’t really impact me so much until finals as this was enacted just as I finished my midterms (FML; survived those). Most people are working from home, but I work in healthcare so I’m going to work when I can. It’s eerie taking public transit to work sometimes, seeing the almost empty streets and subway cars during rush hour. Felt like a Sunday, except it was a Wednesday. Because of the nature of the virus, it is scary not knowing if you already have it, how symptoms may present in one person and the next would be asymptomatic, how badly it has hit other places in the world. A lot of my plans have been affected as a result of what has happened but I hope we’re doing what we can to stem the tide.
In the meantime, I hope to start scheduling some blog posts here again: school and work has really affected my reading these days but I’ve read a ton of stuff since the last time I posted here.
Until next time, stay safe! Hope you and your loved ones are well under the circumstances and are taking care.