Book Memes/Tags/Challenges, The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post: May 15-21

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Helloooooooooo!

It’s time for another Sunday post! Sure I like these posts because sometimes you just can’t keep up with all those updates, and these kind of stuff are just to help you to catch up with the latest news!

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Do The Talking, The Madman behind this blog

Do The Talking: My biggest hardship as a #bookstagrammer (or let’s talk about social anxiety)

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Hi!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a discussion. Despite having more than enough ideas for Do The Talking segment, I couldn’t get into the respective mood for each idea I wrote down into my book blogging bullet journal. But as I noticed my drastic decrease of social activity, I decided to share with you some thoughts on my biggest struggle as a #bookstagrammer, as well as a book blogger, which is social anxiety. Continue reading “Do The Talking: My biggest hardship as a #bookstagrammer (or let’s talk about social anxiety)”

Book reviews

REVIEW: Pax by Sara Pennypacker (or my first ever review for a DNFed book)

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Hello!

Two book reviews in a row, doesn’t it sound so surprising? But, unfortunately, this is another somewhat negative review. Moreover, it’f for a book I eventually DNFed, and I’m slightly concerned on whether should I actually review it.


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Pax
by Sarah Pennypacker

Rating: rating-1-stars
Status: DNFed at page 109 of 278
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Published: February 2nd, 2016
Format: Hardcover

Synopsis: Pax was only a kit when his family was killed, and “his boy” Peter rescued him from abandonment and certain death. Now the war front approaches, and when Peter’s father enlists, Peter has to move in with his grandpa. Far worse than being forced to leave home is the fact that Pax can’t go. Peter listens to his stern father—as he usually does—and throws Pax’s favorite toy soldier into the woods. When the fox runs to retrieve it, Peter and his dad get back in the car and leave him there—alone. But before Peter makes it through even one night under his grandfather’s roof, regret and duty spur him to action; he packs for a trek to get his best friend back and sneaks into the night. This is the story of Peter, Pax, and their independent struggles to return to one another against all odds. Told from the alternating viewpoints of Peter and Pax. Continue reading “REVIEW: Pax by Sara Pennypacker (or my first ever review for a DNFed book)”

Book reviews

REVIEW: Wintersong by S.Jae-Jones (Spoilers!)

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Hello!

Finally, another book review! Another anticipated 2017 release that is also a debut! But, don’t be too flattered by my happy sounding notes, I have lots to complain about the book of this post. So, let’s move onto the actual review?


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Wintersong
by S. Jae-Jones

Rating: rating-2-stars
Goodreads
Amazon | Book Depository | B&N
Published: February 7th, 2017
Format: Hardcover

Synopsis: Beware the goblin men and the wares they sell.

All her life, nineteen-year-old Liesl has heard tales of the beautiful, mysterious Goblin King. He is the Lord of Mischief, the Ruler Underground, and the muse around which her music is composed. Yet, as Liesl helps shoulder the burden of running her family’s inn, her dreams of composition and childish fancies about the Goblin King must be set aside in favor of more practical concerns.

But when her sister Käthe is taken by the goblins, Liesl journeys to their realm to rescue her sister and return her to the world above. The Goblin King agrees to let Käthe go—for a price. The life of a maiden must be given to the land, in accordance with the old laws. A life for a life, he says. Without sacrifice, nothing good can grow. Without death, there can be no rebirth. In exchange for her sister’s freedom, Liesl offers her hand in marriage to the Goblin King. He accepts.

Down in the Underground, Liesl discovers that the Goblin King still inspires her—musically, physically, emotionally. Yet even as her talent blossoms, Liesl’s life is slowly fading away, the price she paid for becoming the Goblin King’s bride. As the two of them grow closer, they must learn just what it is they are each willing to sacrifice: her life, her music, or the end of the world. (cr.: Goodreads)

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Book Memes/Tags/Challenges, Wednesday Shelf Control

Wednesday Shelf Control: Tales of Trensalore: The Eleven’th Doctor Last Stand

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

Hi!

How are you feeling within my new blog design? Everything still readable? Maybe there is something that concerns you a bit? I really care about the readability of my blog, so if there are any issues, please let me know!

And now we move onto another Wednesday Shelf Control post!

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Outside the Book Nook

Outside the Book Nook: Perfectly Magical – Celebrating #20YearsofHarryPotter in VN

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Why, hello there, world!

This should’ve been a Top Ten Tuesday post, but since I have nothing to present for this week’s prompt, I won’t be doing the meme and, instead, will rant about ‘experience’ at the latest HP celebration in Ho Chi Minh city’s book street that took place last weekend (May 13-14th), and was hosted by British CouncilTre Publishing House (the publishing house that currently issues all HP related stuff), and Hogwarts.vn, Vietnamese biggest HP fanbase.

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Outside the Book Nook

Outside the Book Nook: PRODUCE 101 Season 2 (Part 1)

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Catch up with the rest of my favs in Part 2!

Hello! I don’t even remember when my Outside the Book Nook was posted last time. Was it… Yiruma’s concert one? If yes, that would mean that I abandoned this segment for a good 3 months.

Actually there’s a reason why I don’t use this category much. As you can see, this is, in the first place, a book blog, which means everything bookish should still be the main niche of my space. Of course, since this is my space, and I’m entitled to do whatever I want to, I kept reminding myself that I started this with an intention of being a book blogger. But at the same time I didn’t forbid myself from writing anything non-bookish. I just wanted to avoid turning my bookish blog into anything else but the bookish blog. So that’s why I rarely used this tag.

As for now, I’ve been blogging about books for 3 months already, and I thought that people who read me are more than allowed to know about my other hobbies aside reading, so, today we are here to hear me ranting about my second longest obsession.

K-pop.

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Book Memes/Tags/Challenges, The Sunday Post

The Sunday Post: May 8-14th

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Hello!

Another week had passed (what? so quickly!), which means it’s time for my regular posts!

I know that I missed out two previous weeks’ digests, and I will fill out that gap soon (I hope), but for now – this week’s news!

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The Madman behind this blog

Announcement: New Blog Design!

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Oh, hello!

Remember I said long time ago that I wanted to completely change my blog layout?
Well, here it is.

I proudly announce the start of my new layout for Liliana N Bookish Blog! Welcome to the Night Court/Velaris, the City of Starlight my new interior!

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