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November Updates

Posted 30 November, 2015 by Lianne in Website / 4 Comments

How is it that we are at the end of the month already? I hope everyone had a wonderful November despite of weird weather and growing busy-ness of the season. My month was a little busy with school and stuff but otherwise it was all good. And of course things were busy here at the blog!

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Andy Weir’s The Martian (review), Darragh McKeon’s All That Is Solid Melts Into Air (review), and Julia Quinn’s An Offer from a Gentleman (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. I posted three ARC reviews this month: Cecilia Eckback’s Wolf Winter (review), Michael Livingstone’s The Shards of Heaven (review), and Adam Christopher’s Made to Kill (review). You can check out all of the ARCs that I recently read in this tag.
  3. For this month’s So You Want to Read…, I decided to feature Elizabeth Gaskell. You can read the post of my recommendations of which of her books to start with over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  4. For the past month I’ve also been taking part in Sci-Fi Month, posting book reviews as well as movie reviews. You can see all of the posts I’ve contributed to the event this (and previous years) in this tag.

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And that’s about it from me for the month of November! Omg I can’t believe we’re at the last month of the year now–don’t go too crazy and stressed and overwhelmed with the upcoming Christmas season 😉

October Updates

Posted 31 October, 2015 by Lianne in Website / 2 Comments

Hurray, autumn has come! *pulls out her sweaters, scarves, and hot drinks* Well, October has been an interesting month both online and off, and once again it was a packed month scheduling-wise here on the blog:

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Lindsey Kelk’s Always the Bridesmaid (review), Susanna Kearsley’s The Winter Sea (review), and Viola di Grado’s Hollow Heart (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. Two ARCs were reviewed this month: Elizabeth Bear & Sara Monette’s An Apprentice to Elves (review) and Max Wirestone’s The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss (review). You can check out all of the ARCs that I recently read in this tag.
  3. One comic was reviewed this month, the final volume of Hawkeye: Rio Bravo (review). You can check out all of my reviews of comics read in its category.
  4. For this month’s So You Want to Read…, I decided to feature Edith Wharton. You can read the post of my recommendations of which of her books to start with over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  5. I would’ve made a separate post for it but I won’t have time to do so later (Rugby World Cup final + errands to run 😛 ) but I contributed to the Hallowe’en 2015 issue of Femnista. The issue focuses on the subject of villainesses and my article focuses on Lady Macbeth 🙂 You can read and download this issue (when it goes live) at Charity’s Place. Enjoy!
  6. Finally, I celebrated my birthday earlier this month with a wee book giveaway! Contest closes tonight at 11:59PM EST so there’s still a bit of time to enter if you haven’t done so yet! Winner will be drawn and contacted sometime tomorrow. Good luck 🙂

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And that’s about it from me for the month of October! Stay tuned to this blog next month as Rinn Reads’ annual Sci-Fi Month will be taking place (and I will be participating once again this year 😀 ). Hope everyone have a wonderful Hallowe’en weekend and to those participating in NaNoWriMo this November, happy writing! 🙂

September Updates

Posted 30 September, 2015 by Lianne in Website / 4 Comments

I know I say this at the end of the month, but really, where has the time gone? Haha, well, September was a busy month here on the blog with an assortment of posts that went live 😉

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Elena Ferrante’s My Brilliant Friend (review), Tracey Guzeman’s The Gravity of Birds (review), and Arthur Miller’s The View from the Bridge (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. ARCs reviewed this month include Kathleen Bivald’s The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend (review) and the Brave New Girls anthology (review). You can check out all of the ARCs that I recently read in this tag.
  3. I posted by annual Summer Wrap-Up post (see post) featuring my favourite reads from over the summer months. What were some of your favourite novels read from the summer? Have you read any of the titles I listed there?
  4. For this month’s So You Want to Read…, I decided to feature William Shakespeare (since it’s back to school and all that 😛 ). You can read the post of my recommendations of which plays by him to start with over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  5. I sort of started a new feature here on my blog called Eclectic Ponderings where my assortment of questions can be found. It’s not a regular feature or anything, but it helps me keep my questions to you guys all in one place 🙂
  6. New colour scheme here on the blog! Since it’s autumn now and all 🙂 I’m also making small changes here and there, like adding a email subscription box at the bottom of each post, continuing along with adding rating tags to previous book review entries, and adding a Comment Love plugin (many thanks again to Ashley @ Nose Graze). So slowly but surely there are new features being added 😉
  7. Just a note, series 9 of Doctor Who has started two weeks ago and you may have noticed that I haven’t posted anything about it. Not to fret, I am still watching, but I am holding off my posts on the series until November when Sci-Fi Month kicks off. Because this autumn is a little up in the air for me, I decided to split my thoughts on the series to two entries: one will cover episodes 1 – 6 and the other will cover 7 – 12. So look out for that massive post later in the year! 😉

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And that’s about it from me for the month of September! How was your September? Be sure to keep an eye out here on my blog for the month of October as I got a wee little event coming up here 😉

August Updates

Posted 31 August, 2015 by Lianne in Website / 10 Comments

August was a fairly busy month reading-wise (read ALL the books!), offline, and otherwise. Suffice to say my scheduled book reviews have now backed up into late October November (oh my) 😛 Anyway, here’s what has been going on at my blog for the month of August:

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s The Dear Mountaineer’s Inn (review), Julie Schumacher’s Dear Committee Members (review), and Sigal Samuel’s The Mystics of Mile End (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. ARC reviews posted this month were for Aliette de Bodard’s The House of Shattered Wings (review) and Lucy Foley’s The Book of Lost and Found (review). You can check out all of the ARCs that I recently read in this tag.
  3. On the movies end, I finally posted my review of In the Loop (review). You can check out other movie reviews I’m posted in this tag
  4. I also finally got around to watching Netflix’s Daredevil some time ago! You can check out my thoughts on series 1 in this post and other television reviews/discussion posts I’ve made in this category.
  5. Roofbeam Reader hosted Austen in August, so in conjunction with the event I chose to focus on Jane Austen for this month’s edition of So You Want to Read… 🙂 You can read the post of my recommended reading order of her books in this post. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.

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And that’s about it from me this month! How was your August? Have a wonderful week 🙂

July Updates

Posted 31 July, 2015 by Lianne in Website / 8 Comments

July was a busy one on my end with offline stuff. Summer also finally made its appearance here as it has been super hot, not to mention my city is hosting a ton of major events >_< Anyway, my semi-hiatus sort of dwindled to a close towards the end of the month, though I'm still sort of playing catch-up with everything I've missed. Here's what has been going on at my blog for the month of July regardless:

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: George Eliot’s Middlemarch (review), Kathleen Tessaro’s The Perfume Collector (review), and Robert Shearman’s They Do The Same Things Different There (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. I only posted one ARC review this month, Alice Hoffman’s upcoming The Marriage of Opposites (review). You can check out all of the ARCs that I recently read in this tag.
  3. On the movies end, I finally posted my review of Hayao Miyazaki’s final feature film, The Wind Rises (review). You can check out other movie reviews I’m posted in this tag.
  4. In conjunction with Canada Day at the start of the month, I decided to feature Alice Munro for this month’s So You Want to Read… 🙂 You can read the post of my recommendations for her short story collections over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  5. On a list-related note, having finally read all of Shakespeare’s works I compiled a list of my favourite plays. What are your favourites by him?

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And that’s about it from me this month! I hope everyone had a lovely July and have a lovely weekend (and a lovely long weekend if you’re Canadian)! 🙂