Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
eclecticreading

eclecticreading

Joined February 2016

Reader, writer, coffee drinker, blogger. Poetry collections SHALL I BE A POET INSTEAD? and OF FROST AND FURY available now!
blurb
eclecticreading
All Our Wrong Todays | Elan Mastai
post image

Someone please convince me to continue reading this? Does it get better? Because I‘m several chapters in now and I‘m not so sure... #currentlyreading

blurb
eclecticreading
The Fall of Gondolin | J. R. R. Tolkien
post image

Finally reading this book ❤️📖 #currentlyreading #middleearth #Christmasbreak

blurb
eclecticreading
Journey to Armenia | Osip Mandelstam
post image

A bit of #nonfiction to my #currentlyreading 😊📚

quote
eclecticreading
post image

When the book you‘re reading reflects a conversation you had with a friend #currentlyreading #poetry

review
eclecticreading
post image
Pickpick

This week on my blog (eclectictales.insanitysandwich.com/blog) I reviewed the first two books of the Queens of Renthia trilogy. The worldbuilding is fascinating and I found book two much stronger than the first one. Definitely looking forward to reading the final book in the trilogy! #bookbloggers

7 likes1 stack add
quote
eclecticreading
The Queen of Blood | Sarah Beth Durst
post image

The story is interesting as is the world but some elements of it are kind of meh, namely the school setting and the Hunger Games-like trials 🤷🏻‍♀️ If you‘re into those elements, cool. Me, not so much. But anyway...#currentlyreading

blurb
eclecticreading
post image

I‘m really enjoying this book right now, the ideas are cohesive around idea of national identity and memory using artefacts and ideas, and I‘m just learning a lot about German history 😊 #currentlyreading #nonfiction

quote
eclecticreading
Poems | Wystan Hugh Auden, Edward Mendelson
post image
blurb
eclecticreading
Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus | Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
post image

Happy October! #currentlyrereading this classic 😊 (and this edition is gorgeous 😍)

JordanGraft Awesome cover! 1y
14 likes1 comment
blurb
eclecticreading
post image

My expression as I‘m reading this book #currentlyreading

blurb
eclecticreading
post image

My transit reading 😆📖 #currentlyreading #nonfiction

blurb
eclecticreading
post image

I may no longer be a history & political science student but you can‘t take the history & political science out of this girl 😉 Intrigued to see what he says about the current state of affairs #toread #nonfiction

blurb
eclecticreading
Dark Orbit | Carolyn Ives Gilman
post image

Just started reading this as I wait for my lecture hall to open 📖 #currentlyreading

quote
eclecticreading
The Stray Dog Cabaret: A Book of Russian Poems | Honor Moore, Paul Schmidt, Catherine Ciepiela
post image

By Marina Tsvetaeva. Sorry for the odd angle of the photo, I‘m lying in bed and it‘s hard to juggle the phone and holding the book upright 😅📖 #currentlyreading

blurb
eclecticreading
post image

Finally got around to picking up the last book in the trilogy after watching CRAZY RICH ASIANS earlier his week (loved it! Review up on my blog now) 😄📚 #toread

blurb
eclecticreading
post image

Took me a while to figure out what to read next on my TBR pile but here we go 😊📖 #currentlyreading

blurb
eclecticreading
The Ludwig Conspiracy | Oliver Ptzsch, Pia Gtz
post image

I‘m finally off from work (for two days, but anyway) so I can do things like read a book 😅 #currentlyreading

review
eclecticreading
The White Russian | Vanora Bennett
post image
Bailedbailed

DNF. I‘m usually all for novels featuring any aspect of Russian history and culture but after 4 chapters, the book just did not pique my interest or compel me to read on. I may pick it up again in the future but for now I have other books on my TBR I‘d rather turn to 🤷🏻‍♀️

blurb
eclecticreading
post image

It‘s finally picking up(-ish), thank God #currentlyreading

review
eclecticreading
Still Water | Amy Stuart
post image
Pickpick

I need the next book in my life, stat! This book was so so so so good, highly recommend it 👍🏻

quote
eclecticreading
post image

😂😂😂 Omg I think I'm going to have fun with this book #currentlyreading

review
eclecticreading
Before the Fall | Noah Hawley
post image
Pickpick

Wasn't sure how i felt about the set-up but in the end I found myself wholly engrossed by the story and finding out what exactly happened. Not sure how I feel about the reveal in the end but all in all I enjoyed reading the book 😊

quote
eclecticreading
This post contains spoilers
show me
post image

Omg and now I want a new Bridgertons series featuring Gregory & Lucy's children ❤️

blurb
eclecticreading
post image

Finally got my hands on this book! Looking forward to reading it 💙 #toberead #allsoulstrilogy

blurb
eclecticreading
post image

Reading the last of the Bridgertons books! I'm not ready! 😭📖 #currentlyreading

EloisaJames There are the new prequels?? They‘re fun too 1y
eclecticreading @EloisaJames That‘s true! I‘ve only read the first book in the prequel series so catching up will be something to look forward to 😊 1y
4 likes2 comments
quote
eclecticreading
It's In His Kiss | Julia Quinn
post image

Yaaaah, the annual Smythe-Smith musicale! Loved that quartet, maybe a re-read of that series is in order 🤔📖 #currentlyreading

blurb
eclecticreading
post image

Okay, am checking out this book (the tv show trailer intrigued me) #currentlyreading

sprainedbrain Love love love that book series! Also, Zack Morris looks super hot in the trailer. 😂 1y
eclecticreading @sprainedbrain Glad to hear you enjoyed the series! Am slowly reading through the first book as I‘m reading it whenever I‘m on break at work but it‘s pretty intriguing so far 🤔 1y
13 likes2 comments
blurb
eclecticreading
post image
blurb
eclecticreading
Dark Matter | Blake Crouch
post image

I brought this book with me when I went on holiday the last two weeks to Portugal but didn‘t get far (too busy sightseeing and journalling lol 👍🏻). Oops 😳

6 likes1 stack add
blurb
eclecticreading
Lincoln in the Bardo | George Saunders
post image

It‘s pretty interesting so far 👍🏻📖 #currentlyreading

quote
eclecticreading
Love in a Cold Climate | Nancy Mitford
post image

That‘s all there is to it then, eh? 😅 #currentlyreading

blurb
eclecticreading
Poems | Anne Michaels
post image

#currentlyreading her earlier poetry 😊❤️📖 #poetry #CanLit

blurb
eclecticreading
post image

Sometimes I‘m in the mood for reading about economics 😁 #currentlyreading

quote
eclecticreading
post image

Sounds like a very Canadian convention to me 😂😂😂 #currentlyreading

LeahBergen 😂😂 2y
7 likes1 comment
quote
eclecticreading
post image

I've found something of a kindred spirit in Pierre Elliot Trudeau (as if I didn't consider him enough of a badass) 😊😎 #currentlyreading

blurb
eclecticreading
Notes on Nationalism | George Orwell
post image

Regrammed from my instagram: Timely now as it was when it was first written 👍🏻 Can‘t believe I didn‘t read this when I was in grad school 🤔📖 #currentlyreading #nonfiction #penguinmodernclassics

blurb
eclecticreading
All We Saw: Poems | Anne Michaels
post image

Finally got my hands on this book ❤️ #currentlyreading #nationalpoetrymonth #canlit

blurb
eclecticreading
post image

Happy #TolkienReadingDay! Despite of how busy I am this year I‘m slowly re-reading The Lord of the Rings again ❤️ Here‘s my Tolkien Reading Day post on my blog: http://eclectictales.insanitysandwich.com/blog/2018/03/25/tolkien-reading-day-6/

JazzFeathers Great blog! I agree that the appreciating for Hobbits comes over time, since they're qualities are not as apparent as those of more 'usual' heroes. 2y
15 likes1 comment
blurb
eclecticreading
Samarkand | Kate Clanchy
post image

Re-reading this book ❤️ #currentlyrereading #poetry

quote
eclecticreading
Hero and Leander | Christopher Marlowe
post image

Happy Valentine‘s Day! Some Christopher Marlowe for all of you 😁✨💝

quote
eclecticreading
French Love Poems | New Directions
post image

This poem also stands out for me rereading this book a second time ❤️ #currentlyrereading #InTranslation #poetry

quote
eclecticreading
French Love Poems | New Directions
post image

One of my favourite poems from this collection ❤️ #currentlyrereading #InTranslation #poetry

quote
eclecticreading
Heart of the City | Robert Rotenberg
post image

This is just so Canadian 😂😂😂 #currentlyreading

blurb
eclecticreading
Iceland's Bell | Halldor Laxness
post image

Finally starting to read this book ❤️ The first page has me intrigued 🤔 #currentlyreading

7 likes1 stack add
review
eclecticreading
post image
Pickpick

An illuminating read from a fantastic author 👍🏻 #nonfiction #nobellecture

10 likes1 stack add
quote
eclecticreading
A Winter Scandal | Candace Camp
post image

Not despising them, but I experienced something close to this this year. Talk about timing that this quote popped up 🤔 #currentlyreading #historicalromance

blurb
eclecticreading
Of Frost and Fury | Lianne M Bernardo
post image

My second poetry collection, OF FROST AND FURY, is just about out (lol, I saw the listings on Amazon.com & Barnes and Noble—others to follow soon)! This collection features poetry I wrote and photography I took while I was on holiday in Iceland earlier this year 🇮🇸❤️ #poetry

8 likes1 stack add
blurb
eclecticreading
Hogfather | Terry Pratchett
post image

Regrammed from my Instastory but thanks so much for the gift & card, @Aims42 ! 📬📦🎁 #litsypenpal #discworld

Aims42 Yay!!! The post office told me you should get it by the 15th, glad you got it before then 😃 I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for being a great pen pal ❤️ 2y
eclecticreading @Aims42 Haha it‘s always great to know that packages arrive sooner than the post office‘s estimated date 😆 Thanks so much again! 💙 2y
11 likes2 comments
quote
eclecticreading
Selected Poems | Giuseppe Ungaretti, Andrew Frisardi
post image
blurb
eclecticreading
Chapterhouse: Dune | Frank Herbert
post image

Finally reading the last book in the original Dune series! 😄📖 #currentlyreading #scifi #sciencefiction #RRSciFiMonth