Wednesday, 1 December 2021

December Cultural Events Calendar

 Hi, lovelies!

As you've noticed the new feature of the blog: Events Overview is now out and it's time to announce another feature, that I've been thinking of creating for the past few months! 

The feature is a Calendar Subscription. Yes, you've heard it right, there now exists a calendar that has all the events that I believe are interesting and that I plan to attend! 

Do note that the calendar includes the following: 

  • Concerts (classical music concerts, a mixture of Cypriot and other music concerts)
  • Festivals (music, art, theatre, dance,) 
  • Theatre (in English, or with English subtitles, sometimes in Russian) 
  • Dance (Ballet on stage and live screenings in cinemas, contemporary)
  • Opera (Live on stage and screenings in cinemas)
  • Art exhibitions
Please note that I compile the events from different sources (such as the websites of the theatres, and galleries and sold-out tickets, facebook and other places, I just wanted to create a platform that would have events from all across the places as the platform I was using previously doesn't work). 

The calendar is getting updated weekly or when I see something interesting going on and add the event straight to it. Please do note that I include all information about the event in the notes and the URL will lead you to the website where I found the event and you can get the tickets! The events also include location, so you can check where it is held (Nicosia, Limassol, Paphos). 

But let's dive into December Calendar! 



Week - 29.11 - 5.12 2021


4 December - Jazz @ Shoe Factory
Learn more  HERE
Read my thoughts HERE

All week - Victor Ioannides: Reflections on Sea
Find more information HERE
Read my thoughts HERE

All weekTheodore Ralli's Greece
Find more information HERE
Read my thoughts HERE


Week - 6.12 - 12.12 2021

7 December - Concert: Viennese Christmas 2021
Learn more HERE 
Read my thoughts HERE

8 & 11 December - Concert: Three Italian Tenord
Learn more HERE 
Read my thoughts HERE

9, 11 & 12 December - Ballet: Nutcracker
Learn more HERE
Read my thoughts HERE

10, 11 & 12 December - Ballter: Swan Lake
Learn more HERE

10-12 December - 21 Cyprus Choreography Platform
Learn more HERE
Read my thoughts HERE


Week - 13.12 - 19.12 2021

16 December - Concert: Athens, Paris, New York, Buenos Aires: A Journey to remember
Learn more HERE
Read my thoughts HERE

19 December - Bolshoi in Cinema: Ballter - Nutcracker
Read my thoughts HERE


All week - Theodore Ralli's Greece

Week - 20.12 - 26.12 2021


Currently no concerts or performances

All week - Theodore Ralli's Greece

Week - 27.12.2021 - 02.02.2022

28 December - ANON Dance Film
Learn more HERE
Read my thoughts HERE

All week - Theodore Ralli's Greece


Want to add all those events to your calendar? 

Just follow the below steps and have KC Events Calendar added to you calendar:

1 from your phone, tablet or laptop

webcal://p62-caldav.icloud.com/published/2/NTY1NDE3NjUwNTY1NDE3Nkza2CbaFde6NKSDt7S8z4dN3KOscuYJOKmPB3AEV-LfDxfIIFAN7LxgohdIl_oJa04_7XyucraLocse79kqx-4

Copy the above to your browser, it should prompt you to open the calendar, and you can just add it to your calendar. 


2 if you own an apple product

If above won't work, try opening your calendar navigate to Add calendar and when asked to add URL just copy the above. 

Let the calendar update as frequently as possible, as. I'll be updating it as soon as I see something new! 

Let's enjoy December as much as we can!! 

And if you see me at the venue don't be shy come say hi! 

XOXO

Katie


Monday, 29 November 2021

Event Overview: Spartacus 29.11.2021


Hi lovelies! 

How was your weekend? Mine was fabulous, first it was the Jazz showcase in Rialto (you can find more about it here), and then on a Sunday, the cinema’s once again welcomed the live screenings of the ballet. Specifically, it was a live screening from Bolshoi of their masterpiece Spartacus. 

Spartacus is one of those ballets where if you’ve seen it once it becomes your all time favourite. For me, it was when I was 12 or 13 year old, and my grandma bought a DVD or maybe it was a VHC cassette of Spartacus. 5 minutes into the ballet and I was mesmerised! The music by Khachaturian, the choreography of Grigorovich, the decorations of Versaladze. And of course let’s not forget the fantastic performances of the dancers, specifically that of Spartacus and Crassus. For me, it was Liepa’s Crassus, that blew my mind, and even now when I am seeing other reproductions, I am unconsciously comparing them. 

Sunday, 28 November 2021

Event Overview: 8th Cyprus Jazz and World Music Showcase



 Hi Lovelies, 

As part of the blog rebranding, a new feature called “Event Overview” will be going live! I hope you are as excited as I am, because this new Corner of my blog will focus fully on cultural events that I’m attending, so get ready to read my thoughts on the symphony orchestra once again showcasing their talents, my favourite gallery hosting a new exhibition, and music or theatre festivals going on. 

As I live in Nicosia, Cyprus, the events will most probably be focused on this location, but I will be having a featured post of all new events going on which may be interesting to everyone! One thing I’d like to make clear is that my blog will mostly feature concerts, art exhibitions, ballet and opera and theatre performances (in English). The theatre is mostly because I don’t speak Greek at a level of going to theatre and understanding what’s going on. 

But let’s dive into today’s event! 

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Book Review: A Court of Silver and Flames by Sarah J Maas

A ​Court of Silver Flames (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #4)A ​Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas
My rating: 4 of 5 leaves

Honestly, I got into the series, around 3 years ago, when I was travelling and reading the first book while stopping at different book shops, but then I got all 3 books (actually 3.5 including the Novella), and 2 days later, I was finished, only to realise that I had to wait for 2 years (which later became 3) for the 4th book.

When I got to know that the book will be about Nesta, I had mixed feelings, hence I took my sweet time actually considering whether I wanted the book or not. Let's be honest, no one liked Nesta in the first 3 books (I'm pretty sure, some still don't like her after reading this book either!). But. anyway, September rolled in, and I got the book as a present, and started reading it straight away!

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Back to the blog!


Hi, my lovelies! 

It's been 3 years since I last posted here, and I truly missed this place! 

A lot of things have changed over these 3 years! And I can't wait to share it all with you guys! 

First things first, I'm back for good, and in the next few months, there. will be some upgrades to the blog, the website as well as all social media, so Katie's Corner is coming back with reviews, book promotions, manga reviews, and other material full force! The blog will be fully operational from January 2022. For now, do check out my goodreads profile (I may not have been posting reviews here, but I was reading books ^_^) and there will be reviews every week or every two weeks! I'm also planning something major, but first I need to actually put a solid plan on this, but I'll keep you updated! 

So... as some of you know (those who follow my Instagram account I started working back in September 2018 at an accounting firm, and because I also had to do a qualification for my certificate, there was just not enough time to keep my blog active. Truthfully, there were days, when I just wanted to read the book, and while I did want to review it, I just couldn't no words were coming, so I was in a reviewer slump if you can call it that. I never stopped reading, I actually switched to reading lots of manhwa and webnovels (which I will most certainly be talking about), but books were not part of my pass-time. I needed something to short circuit my brain, so I could fall asleep, and get over my habit of reading and realising that it's 7am, and I need to go to work. 

And on October 2021, I have officially finished my qualification, hence I can focus my undivided attention to my blog, and expand it to include new features! 



One thing for sure that you'll notice, is that the Blog design has changed (Yes, I actually went from my Blue-green design to white-blue one, which I love, and hope you'll love it too!). The book reviews will now be in more condensed format. All links will be bringing you to Goodreads, so you can. check out other's reviews, etc! 

I will be posting more updates and news in the coming weeks, so do check it out and as it goes: Let's get it started... 



XOXO 

Katie

Monday, 31 December 2018

Happy New Year!!!

Hello Dear Readers! 

Yes, I'm back for a day or two to wish you all a Happy New Year and so that you'll have a fantastic year coming and that it will be full of wonderful things! 

2018 has been a challenging year for me,  but at the same time it was a year of many new doors opening for me, and I am very grateful for all the opportunities that I received! 

First of all, if you've been following my facebook or better said Instagram, as I pretty much moved over there :D I've finished my master degree and started a full-time job at prestigious company, hence,  as I've mentioned way back when I went on a hiatus from the blog, I might have returned, but the job is too demanding right now, hence I don't really have time to continue my reviews. I am still reading, and am still writing reviews, but I don't have time to post them, which is a pity, as I've been reading many many interesting books, and I would like for you to read them as well! But for those of you who have been following me on Goodreads, you might be seeing the reviews over there. I do need to reconcile the reviews there and over here one day, but it's too much to do right now... 

So what are my goals for 2019? First of all, find a good balance between work, my blog and personal life. Apparently, this should not be a myth, and I am eager to find this balance! If I will, I will definitely tell you about it! Secondly, I am thinking of changing a lot of things over here, to make it easier to post, though I may lose the unique layout of reviews that I created, I am ready to sacrifice it until the good times come around, as it takes too long for me to create a post, and I may be actually using Goodreads review layout to post here, tell me what you think about that. I will be adding some of my own design in the layout, but it will be fairly simple and will focus on the review, rather than on other things.  

I have other projects in progress, which may only see the daylight once I am sure people need such a project, hence I am entering a market research phase, which will go for at least half a year. As for my second baby apart from my blog - KC Book Promotions, this project that I started to see whether it could survive on skills I got from university, is still alive, and is already 3.5 years old. In a year and a half, we'll be celebrating our 5 year anniversary. I am super excited about that! While the blog was on a full-blown hiatus, the company has been working on small projects here and there, and I am very proud of what we have achieved, with only me, 2 hours per week and sometimes even less, and lots of dedication! 

I think I'm straying off the topic, but it's been so long since I wrote over here, and I missed it a lot! But anyway, I wish you all Happy New Year! May all your wishes come true and you have a joyful year ahead of you! 

XOXO
Katie 

Thursday, 11 January 2018

[BOOK TOUR] Death of a Kootch Show Girl by Corey Recko

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 Title: Death of a Kootch Show Girl 

Author: Corey Recko 

Release Date: 25 February 2017



Summary:

It’s Halloween night 1953, the last night of the carnival in rural Ohio, and a stripper turns up dead. Tom Davis, the chief of police, orders the carnies to stay in town while he investigates, but there are no leads to Mary’s killer—no fingerprints on the murder weapon, no blood but Mary’s at the scene, no foreign hairs or fibers—no clues of any kind. Brian Stockton, a reporter for the local paper, hopes this will be his break into the big time, so he begins to investigate as well. But, alas, the killer’s identity eludes him, too. As tensions build, the carnies become paranoid, pointing fingers at each other. Could it be the owner, Bill Harris, the one who discovered the body? Or was it perhaps Gino Guglielmo, the man who runs the kootch show and has a nasty temper? Was it the eccentric clown, Otto Radowski, a man with dark secrets in his past and who just happens to have Mary’s cat? And how did the killer manage to commit such a violent act without leaving a single speck of evidence? Mary certainly wasn’t killed by a ghost…or was she?

Friday, 1 December 2017

Is it Time to say Good-bye?

Hello, my faithful readers, 

yes, I know there are not a lot of you, I don't even know if at least one or two of you are left that constantly read my reviews, if yes, give me a sign! I'd love to hear from you! 

As you know I am currently pursuing my master's program, and it's as tough as hell. Thank God for my scheduling of all posts back in summer, when I had some type of free time, that's the only reason why blog seems active with reviews appearing every week. 

I hope all my readers will understand this, as this is a crucial time for me and for my future career, and while I love my blog, as if I have given birth to it, actually I have, though I believe it wasn't as painful, if I gave birth to an actual baby... Okay, I'm totally off topic now, and you're losing the thread here. *you're not the only ones... * giggles. 

While the blog was born in August 2013, on 19th if we want to be exact, during my Bachelor's I have taken quite some time off it as well, due to exams, and at one point, because I ran out of pre-written reviews, and had to take some time off to catch up on reading and writing. Now, the case if different. I have quite a lot of reviews written both in manga and book section, you can just look at this folder:

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Yeah, I know, there's another folder on my laptop where there are other electronic versions, as one of my resolution of 2017 was to go more paper-free. But I already had all of those reviews written so now I need to find time to upload them to the electronic format. 

Now, I know that you are thinking. Ah, she'll just take a break until summer and will be back then. That's where the BIG NEWS are coming in! 

The Blog will be closed until further notice. 

And I'm sorry to say this, but I have no idea when that further notice will be. It may truly be in Summer 2018, but I highly doubt it, as I will be in the middle of writing my Master's Thesis and then once again relocating from Netherlands to my traineeship location. And if you have any idea what ACCA trainees go through you'll know that I won't have time to do anything except study for exams and work. And hopefully sometimes for a weekend escape and a movie night with friends. Thus, It may take years, for my blog to be back in full. 

Are you as sad as I am? Thank you, guys! It means a lot to me. But if you think that I will delete the blog, that's highly doubtful, as I want everyone to read my reviews and find their next favourite book or manga. Also, if you are wondering about my side project of KC Book Promotions, that one will be still functioning. It's not a very major Book Promotions platform, thus I hope I will still manage it and you'll find new books by visiting the website or facebook page! 

Another reason, why I want to close the blog, is because I want once again to be enjoying reading, and not read in order to write the review. I have been seeing this last 2 month, I have gone back to my carefree reading, where I am not focused on writing a review after I finish either the book or manga. I hope you understand this. I love writing reviews, however, when I was on my campaign to write as many reviews as possible so I can share them with you, the whole process started to feel like an obligation, and I don't want it to be that way. 

You know what of a bookworm I am, thus, I will be still reading books, and sometimes, when I am too amazed or too repulsed you'll see my outbursts! Where? On Goodreads! so don't forget to follow me there! And one thing that I will do is transfer the reviews that I solely wrote there to blog, hence, the blog will be active once in a while. You won't be seeing a manga review every Monday nor book review every Thursday, no more recommendations on the facebook page, and even every day memes will be missing. But I'll still try to keep the blog as well as the FB page alive, with posting now and then. 

Now, if you've come here, that's some dedication to reading my writing... Thanks! I appreciate it a lot! So, before I finish this post, let me sum up everything!

1. The blog isn't closed forever!
2. I'll be back!!!! (Don't know when, but I promise I will be!!!)
3. Follow me on Instagram and Goodreads to see pictures of my trips, random things, etc, and of course what books I'm reading, etc!
4. KC Book Promotions will be still working, so check back to www.kcbookptomotions.com to see some new books!
5. I love you all! and I'll be back! sorry for repeating myself!

XOXO

Katie

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Book Review: Accordance by Shelly Crane (Significance #2)



Title: Accordance

Author: Shelly Crane

Series: Significance #2

Publication Date: 15 September 2011

Publisher: Kiss me Publication LLC







Monday, 27 November 2017

Manga Review: WIld Ones by Kiyo Fujiwara


Title: Wild Ones
Original Title: Arakure
Author: Kiyo Fujiwara
Artist: Kiyo Fujiwara

Year of Release: 2005
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shoujo

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 57

Volumes & Chapters:

10 Volumes in Total