Welcome to Liliana N Bookish blog

Look, I don’t give you grief over where you get your ideas from.

– Neil Gaiman, “Smoke and Mirrors”

Welcome to Liliana N Bookish blog, where I read, rant and leave reviews and recommendations for you lots, especially regarding Russian literature. 😀

Fixed blog updates schedule: Top Ten Tuesdays, Wednesdays Shelf Control, Tag Thursdays, The Sunday Posts.

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Wednesday Shelf Control: Cloud Atlas

Wednesday Shelf Control is a bookish meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies on a weekly basis.


Hi, and welcome back to my weekly Wednesday Shelf Control!

I need to confess. I have so many books, I constantly buy them, but the problem is, I almost never get to read them, and they keep staying lonely on my shelf, waiting for that D-day when I decide I want to read them. /sigh/ I’m such a potato.

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Do The Talking: Russian Dystopian books + recommendations


Hi! Welcome to another post on Russian books rant!

Considering latest trends in literature overall, I’d like to cover up another topic that is known little to noone outside Russia, and that is Russian dystopian books.

For those who love The Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Divergent, and similar book series – this post can be interested for you!

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Top Ten Tuesday: Read In One Sitting Theme

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish on a weekly basis.


Hello new week!

Another Top Ten Tuesday today, and the topic is Read In One Sitting Theme: ten of the shortest books I’ve read, top ten books I read in one sitting, ten books to read when you are short on time, top ten books that will make you read the whole day away, etc.

So today I’m going to list 10 shortest books I’ve ever read. Because, you know… I never manage to read any book in one sitting, I just can’t! Reading for long time makes me feel so overwhelmed with received information, I barely can process anything else!

Let’s go~

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Do The Talking: 5 things I can’t help but be anxious about as a new book blogger

Hi! How is your week?

I was just sitting at my office desk, surfing some book bloggers on WordPress, and everytime I noticed the number of their followers, likes, and comments, I couldn’t help myself but ask a question: when will I get my wide audience?

It’s really hard to deny that you’ve never questioned yourself about what you seek with book blogging. Sure, there are a lot of bloggers who just rant about books for themselves, but you can’t go against the nature of lowkey seeking attention. Tell me, how did you feel seeing an orange dot under the wordpress bell sign, informing you of either new comment, like, or follower? Or seeing the same icons on your bookstagram? Feels good, right?

Or when you’re three months into book blogging, you never stop thinking whether you’re ready for an upgrade (whatever upgrade it is, from moving to self-host, to doing something else), or not.

So I thought that I should speak out of my own concerns when I’m currently a newbie book blogger, with only 50 followers on instagram, and less than 30 followers on this blog (as of March 2017, just 1 month in).


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REVIEW: S. Naumova, M. Dubinina, “Sintar. The Killer Island”

Sintar. The Killer Island
by Sora Naumova & Mariya Dubinina


Original name:
Синтар. Остров-убийца
Rating: ★★★★★
LiveLib | Goodreads
Published: 2016
Format: Ebook/eARC

Synopsis: Sintar is a lonely abandoned island in the middle of the Sea of Japan, and even after years it is still full of mysteries. One of them reunites Henry Macalister and Kimura Sorata in the face of an unknown danger. What will be more important, and old friendship with a common past, or a new life away from each other that they tried hard to have? Only the island can put everything in its place. Or kill it.

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Wednesday Shelf Control: Flowers for Algernon

Wednesday Shelf Control is a meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies on a weekly basis.

Hello world, once again!

I think it should be understandable that we, book bloggers, can’t keep up with constantly writing book reviews, especially those who has main jobs, plus those who doesn’t have the reading speed of light, or are still not used to reading books in English*


And that’s when weekly fun memes are coming to help! So from now on, I will have 2 weekly memes which are Top Ten Tuesday, and this, Wednesday Shelf Control. Also, expect weekly Thursday Tags, and The Sunday Posts! Now, moving onto the topic of today’s post…


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REVIEW: Stephanie Garber, “Caraval”

by Stephanie Garber


Rating: ★★★☆☆
Goodreads | Amazon |
Book Depository | Barnes & Noble
Published: January 31st, 2017
Format: Paperback

Synopsis: Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever. (cr.: Goodreads)

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