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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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{Review} L’Origine: The Secret Life of the World’s Most Erotic Masterpiece- Lilianne Milgrom

{Review} L’Origine: The Secret Life of the World’s Most Erotic Masterpiece- Lilianne Milgrom

Firstly, I’d like to thank France Book Tours for letting me have a free review copy of this book in return for an honest review. If the thought of reading and blogging about some stellar works with French settings or themes interests you then please check out the page here.

Now on to today’s book review.

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Posted by on April 18, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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{Reading Challenge} The Classics Club | Spin Event #26

{Reading Challenge} The Classics Club | Spin Event #26

If you fancy a chuckle at how life gets in the way of remembering to read, then take a gander at my reading challenge post for the Classics Club.


To join in simply list any 20 books that remain on your Classics Club list before Sunday, 18th April 2021. On the 18th, the club will announce the winning number and then all you have to do is read the corresponding book by Monday, 31st May 2021.

Here is my list:

  1. A Room With A View – E M Forster
  2. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
  3. Watson’s Choice – Gladys Mitchell
  4. Have His Carcase – Dorothy L Sayers
  5. Zazie in the Metro – Raymond Queneau
  6. The Fountain Overflows – Rebecca West
  7. The Singing Sands – Josephine Sands
  8. Claudine in Paris – Colette
  9. The Pumpkin Eaters – Penelope Mortimer
  10. Frenchman’s Creek – Daphne du Maurier
  11. The Romance of the Forest – Ann Radcliffe
  12. Earth – Zola
  13. Transparent Things – Nabokov
  14. The Phantom Tollbooth – Juster
  15. The Memorial – Isherwood
  16. Incidents in the Rue Langier – Anita Brookner
  17. Some Tame Gazelle – Pym
  18. Wuthering Heights – Bronte
  19. 100 Years of Solitude – García-Marquez
  20. Hotel du Lac – Anita Brookner
 
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Posted by on April 17, 2021 in Uncategorized

 

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