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{Wrap Up} Books I read in June and TV series I watched

Last month I binged 3 different TV series. Three. My eyes are somewhat square to say the least! I can’t remember the last time I watched 3 different TV series in a month. Possibly never: my mother was very much of the opinion that fresh air was king. So naturally I missed out on all the cool TV series of my youth.

I also read three books last month. Hardly any, I know, but I don’t feel that I missed out as the three I did read were very enjoyable. I’m not sure whether it is the same for you, but my reading tends to ebb and flow throughout the year. Right now I’d rather be enjoying a walk in the summer rain than curled up under a blanket with a book.

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{C-Drama Review} Qing Luo | 清落 – Episodes 1 – 5, first impressions

Title: Qing Luo
系列名称: 清落
Genre: Historical, Comedy, Romance, Wuxia
Adapted From: 坑爹儿子鬼医娘亲
Episodes I’ve watched: 5/24
Production year: 2021
Current rating: 2/5

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Posted by on June 21, 2021 in C-Drama

 

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{C-Drama Review} The Imperial Coroner | 御赐小仵作 Episodes 21-36

{C-Drama Review} The Imperial Coroner | 御赐小仵作

Title: The Imperial Coroner
系列名称: 御赐小仵作
Genre: Historical Crime Fiction
Setting: Late Tang Dynasty
Episodes: 36
Production year: 2021
Current rating: 4.75/5

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Posted by on June 8, 2021 in C-Drama

 

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{C-Drama Review} The Imperial Coroner | 御赐小仵作

{C-Drama Review} The Imperial Coroner | 御赐小仵作

Title: The Imperial Coroner
系列名称: 御赐小仵作
Genre: Historical Crime Fiction
Setting: Late Tang Dynasty
Episodes: 20/36
Production year: 2021
Current rating: 4.75/5

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Posted by on May 21, 2021 in Films, learning Mandarin

 

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Tadoku Reading Challenge 3 (May 2021) – introduction

Tadoku Reading Challenge 3 (May 2021) – introduction

At the start of the year I posted to say that I was planning on possibly taking part in a couple of Tadoku reading challenges in 2021. Today the third Tadoku challenge of the year starts, and I am thrilled to be cracking open another book in a non-native language.

In case you’re new to Tadoku let me explain the principal.

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{Wrap up} Books I read in April, including L’Origine by Milgrom, and Hello World by Fry

{Wrap up} Books I read in April, including L’Origine by Milgrom, and Hello World by Fry

April has been a quiet month for reading: in total I’ve read only seven books!

It’s also been the hardest month of unemployment since COVID/ lockdown 1.0 began, and I am barely limping on. I miss London, and my family there so much that I wake up having dreamt of wandering around there with them. Hopefully the worst of the homesickness and missing folks has passed (foolish optimism, sustain me!) and I will be back to reading lots, getting back to work, and seeing loved ones soon.

Hilariously I rediscovered the Classics Club (with 3 months to go until my original time slot expired) this month. Instead of trying and probably failing to cram in 50 classics in 3 months, I sent a message politely asking them whether they could update my challenge time-frame so that I could officially restart from 0.

Now on to this month’s reading wrap up!

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Posted by on April 30, 2021 in Books

 

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{Review} Daily Chinese App

{Review} Daily Chinese App

I’m 35 days into the 100 days of Mandarin challenge. Here is my introductory post. It is a blast, and I’m looking forward to doing a 50-day review in a fortnight.

This review is of one of the apps which has made the largest impact on my Mandarin learning thus far. It also has not been reviewed by many other people, so I hope that this review will help Mandarin learners decide whether this app is for them (or not, as the case may be!).

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Posted by on April 22, 2021 in learning Mandarin

 

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WWW Wednesday – 21/4/21

WWW Wednesday – 21/4/21

Although I’ve been having a fantastic time of reading others’ blogs since re-starting this one, I’ve been feeling a little isolated from the book blogging community, so I’m going to participate in this meme on a trial basis to see whether it helps me feel more connected to the community as a whole.

When I first started blogging, WWW was one of the first weekly events I discovered, and I got to know some fantastic books (and readers of said books), sadly we all stopped blogging at the same sort of time. So this is going to be a lovely walk down nostalgia lane.

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Posted by on April 21, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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Teaser Tuesday – 20/04/21

Teaser Tuesday – 20/04/21

This is Teaser Tuesday, a weekly Meme hosted by The Purple Booker. Anyone is welcome to join in! Just open the book at random and share 2 sentences from somewhere on that page.

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Posted by on April 20, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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{Reading Challenge} The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe for The Classics Club | Spin Event #26

{Reading Challenge} The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe for The Classics Club | Spin Event #26

Yesterday, the Classics Club posted with the list number that had been drawn for their 26th Spin Event. The lucky-for-some number was 11.

This means I have drawn The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radliffe. All I have to do is read and review the book by Monday, 31st May 2021!

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Posted by on April 19, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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