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June Updates

Posted 29 June, 2015 by Lianne in Website / 4 Comments

Ahh, June, how strange and frustrating a month you have been…Un-summer like weather + endlessly studying for tests, I’m honestly glad this month has come to a close 😛


(Not my gif (love the movie though!) but that’s pretty much me at the close of this month)

Anyway, here’s what has been happening on my blog (despite of my long absences) this past month. Posting this a bit early because I have a TTT post scheduled for tomorrow 😉 —

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (review), Alexis M. Smith’s Glaciers (review), and Anthony Doerr’s All the Light We Cannot See (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. The only ARC I reviewed this month was Kate Walbert’s The Sunken Cathedral (review). I also read Aidan Moher’s debut short story collection, Tide of Shadows and Other Stories (review) earlier this month. You can check out all of the ARCs that I recently read in this tag.
  3. For So You Want to Read… this month, I focused on Brandon Sanderson‘s fantastical books. What more can I say? 😛 You can read my recommendations over here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  4. The only movie review that went live this month was Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo (review). You can check out all of the movies I’ve reviewed and wrote about in its category.
  5. Layout change! I meant to go with summertime colours but then I ended up with shades of blue and green anyway 😛 I’ll try to find some time today to darken the links as I find them a little too bright/light to read but otherwise I hope it’s readable without any other problems! I also condensed a few pages at the above menu just to keep everything decluttered 🙂

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And that’s about it from me for the month of June! How was your June?

May Updates

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

How is it that it’s the end of the month already? May was such a strange month for me, especially towards the end–I kept thinking Victoria Day weekend was at the last week of the month but it wasn’t O_O Anyways, here’s what has been going on here at the blog for the month of May:

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Lucinda Riley’s The Lavender Garden (review), Deborah Harkness’ The Book of Life (review), and Marina Fiorato’s Beatrice and Benedick (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. ARCs reviewed this month include: Catherine Chanter’s The Well (review) and Donna Douglas’ The Nightingale Girls (review). You can check out all of the ARCs that I recently read in this tag.
  3. For So You Want to Read… this month, I focused on the late Sir Terry Pratchett‘s Discworld books (for the most part, anyway). You can read the post of my recommendations here. For all my previous recommendations under this feature, check out this tag.
  4. No movies or theatre-related posts this month, but I did pose this question at the start of the month about what to do with ARCs afterwards. Please pop in if you can, I would really appreciate the input! 🙂
  5. I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner but I’m slowly starting to add tags in to my book reviews for ratings to make it easier to navigate my blog. Unfortunately I have some 600+ (!!!) posts of book reviews so creating a proper archive would be incredibly cumbersome with time I don’t have so I’m hoping the tags would be of some use 😉

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And that’s about it from me this month! Hope everyone had a lovely May and wishing all the best for the month of June 🙂

April Updates

Posted 30 April, 2015 by Lianne in Website / 6 Comments

Ahh, April. Seem liked yesterday I was saying adios to March, welcoming Easter and Spring and here we are at the end of April and at the cusp of summer (seriously, it feels like it was never spring. I’m okay where we are, I don’t want it to get any hotter). Anyway, here’s what has been going on at my blog for the month of April:

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  1. Books reviewed this month include: Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II (review), Bee Ridgway’s The River of No Return (review), and Jeanne Mackin’s The Beautiful American (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. ARCs reviewed this month include: Jacques Kornberg’s The Pope’s Dilemma (review) and Paul Kingsnorth’s The Wake (review). You can check out all of the ARCs that I recently read in this tag.
  3. Only one movie review was posted this month: The Book of Kells (review)
  4. On the theatre side of things, I watched and reviewed 2011’s Much Ado About Nothing produced at the Globe (review). Such fun–and highly recommended! 🙂
  5. For So You Want to Read… this month, I focused on poetry as it’s National Poetry Month. You can read the post of my recommendations here. 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! Can’t believe we’re already a quarter into 2015…How was your April? Hope everyone is having a lovely week–on to May 🙂


(Not my gif; seems fittig moving ahead ;))

March Updates

Posted 31 March, 2015 by Lianne in Website / 4 Comments

Ahh, March, I hardly knew ye. Where has the time gone? Seems like yesterday it was Mardi Gras and Ash Wednesday and now Easter is upon us! (along with warmer weather *knocks on wood*) Anyways, so March was a rather varied month of posts, lol


(image source; I was clearly having way too much fun on the Ides of March looking up macros and references 😛 )

  1. Books reviewed this month include: Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven (review), Marissa Meyer’s Cinder (review), and Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 (review). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. ARCs read and reviewed this month include: Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Buried Giant (review) and Ariana Franklin & Samantha Norman’s The Seige Winter (review). You can check out all of the ARCs that I recently read in this tag.
  3. Movies reviewed (though not necessarily watched this month) include: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (review), Begin Again (review), and Song of the Sea (review). You can see all of my movie reviews in this tag.
  4. On the theatre note (hehehe, shiny new category 😀 ), I finally get around to watching my DVD of Twelfth Night performed at the Globe back in 2012 (review) as well as RSC’s Hamlet from 2009 (review). Earier this month I was also talking about Shakespeare adaptations and productions on a whole–feel free to drop in and chat! I’d love to hear from you 🙂
  5. For So You Want to Read… this month, I focused on J.R.R. Tolkien’s works to coincide with Tolkien Reading Day (see post) 🙂 You can see the post of recommendations here.
  6. On a final note: it’s spring. Hence the layout change (a preset theme from Tweak Me V2) 🙂

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And that’s about it from me this month! I hope everyone had a wonderful March and is having a good week 🙂

February Updates

Posted 28 February, 2015 by Lianne in Website / 8 Comments

So, February, quite a month, eh? Again, it was ridiculously cold and we got dumped with a lot of snow, and I was up and down this month. But I’m okay now and all is well. So here’s what has been going on at my blog for the shortest month of the year…


(not my gif but this is basically me re: the month of February =P)

  1. Books reviewed this month include: Brandon Sanderson’s The Alloy of Law (review), The Rithmatist (review), and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre (commentary). You can check out all the books I’ve reviewed recently in the book review tag.
  2. ARCs read and reviewed this month include: Frances Whiting’s Walking on Trampolines (review), Miranda Sherry’s Black Dog Summer (review) and Alison Weir’s The Marriage Game (review). You can check out all of the ARCs that I recently read in this tag.
  3. Bit of an interesting month on my part; as a result of not being well earlier in the month, I turned to audiobooks for the first time. As a result, I ended up reviewing quite a number of dramatic plays, such as Shakespeare’s Richard III (review) and Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus (review). Check out the other dramatic plays I’ve talked about in this tag.
  4. For So You Want to Read… this month, I featured Georgette Heyer’s books. You can check out the post here and previous posts in this feature via this tag.
  5. Finally, the biggest piece of news this month on my blog: I celebrated my 8th blogoversary! 🙂 (see post) As a thank you to all my readers, I have been hosting a small book giveaway this month. It closes at 11:59PM EST tonight so there’s still a bit of time if you haven’t entered yet 🙂 Good luck!

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And that’s about it from me this month! Next month should be a bit interesting on the blog, if only because at the moment that I typed up this post, half the month has already been scheduled with book reviews as well as one week focusing on movies I wanted from this month :3

Anyways, how was everyone’s February? For those of you in the northern hemisphere, I reckon you’re all ready for winter to be over and done, yes? 😉