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Diverse Reading Updates – January 2017

At the start of the year, I said that one of my biggest goals was to read more diversely, and that included a whole bunch of challenges. We’re nearly at the end of January though, and I think I’ve done pretty well! February should be full of reviews for these books, because y’know, effort and stuff. 

I didn’t mention this in the post, because I only decided last minute to participate in #DiverseAThon over the week of the 22nd. Honestly, I didn’t do as well as I wanted to, and Read Diverse 2017.pngthat was mostly because of lack of planning. I read Rebel of the Sands, with a POC protagonist, and Sculpting David with a bi protagonist. Hopefully when it comes around again I’ll be more prepared!

My main two were the diversity bingo, and Read Diverse. The second involves reviewing to get points, so like I said earlier, February is going to be all about that.  Continue reading “Diverse Reading Updates – January 2017”

Posted in Guest Posts, Posts

Hey, you! Yes, YOU!

I need your help, old buddies, old pals. So, in case you’ve missed me talking about this non-stop for the last few months, I’m going to uni in February. I CAN’T WAIT, but I do know I’m going to be a lot busier with the huge workload. Realistically, this means the amount of blog posts I’ll be able to put up is going to be a lot smaller. Here’s where you come in. 

I’m looking to get a lot more guests on to post about whatever it is you want to post about. Maybe something you’re passionate about and feel like you can talk about forever, or maybe you want to argue back against one of my posts, or maybe I could ask you a whole heap of questions about something you do (a job, a hobby, whatever). I’d be happy to do a post for you to say thank you, but that’s up to you of course! I don’t have set deadlines or topics or anything like that, I just don’t want my blog to be empty if I don’t have time to give it that TLC, so I thought it’d be fun to see some posts from some of you guys. 

If you’re interested, feel free to email me at addlepatesandbooknerds@gmail.com, DM on twitter @Addlepates or Instagram @victoria3739, or just comment on here! We can brainstorm post ideas, and live happily ever after. 

Posted in Discussions, Posts

Too many job interviews, not enough jobs

I GOT A JOB! A holiday, casual job, working at the stadium, nothing that’s going to pay me like a proper job. And don’t get me wrong, I’m really happy that I’ve got this job. But do you remember this video? Where I celebrated me finally getting a job? And, not sure if I posted this online, but I got another job handing out flyers once I realised my hours weren’t great. Now, a third job. And I’ve still got hardly any hours.  Continue reading “Too many job interviews, not enough jobs”

Posted in Movies, Posts

My thoughts on La La Land

Tiny tiny spoilers, but nothing major!

I finally, finally, went and saw La La Land yesterday. My expectations were ridiculously high, mostly because of Dodie Clark and her complete and utter love for it. I’m not going to say it changed my life or anything, and to be honest it probably isn’t even a favourite. I really really enjoyed it, I just didn’t fall as madly in love as I wanted to. 

The soundtrack was by far my favourite part. City of Stars could so easily become my Mia and friends.pngnewest favourite song, and I tried to have the album casually playing the background but ended up dancing all over my room. It’s one of those things that in a few weeks, I’ll have a “my latest obsession” post going up, because I won’t be able to stop listening to it. Or, maybe I’ll keep Moana playing over and over, it really could go either way. I hope that the songs will be Mamma Mia-esque, in that we know the movie is too cheesy, but the songs are too good to not watch it. Although maybe more songs would have been better – it was the same few repeated over and over, and that I wasn’t a fan of.  Continue reading “My thoughts on La La Land”

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I wanna dye my hair

For a while now I’ve had the vague idea in the back of my head that I wanna dye my hair. I tried cutting my hair short as some sort of change, but it had to be mainained at a paricular length for it to look good, and I’m not here for that much effort. So, my next idea is to dye it. Not just blonder or browner, like the kind of colour that random people on the street want to come up to me and go “wow, I love your hair!” Maybe this; Continue reading “I wanna dye my hair”

Posted in Book Reviews, Posts

Sculpting David; a book review

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I saw this book being advertised on twitter, and so was given this book for free for review. This has not affected my review in any way

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The first part of this book was written from David’s point of view, and it was by far the part I liked the least. His thoughts were incredibly disjointed, and it made it difficult to read. There were little ** every paragraph, and to me those mean a bigger jump in time than just a shift in conversation. He also made the worst mistake of telling us everything, and Loki FacepalmCapitalising words like “in the Love” which really didn’t need a capital. Sometimes, sure, but there’s a point and it was definitely passed. What made me even more mad is that I know the author is better than that; they proved it in the next two parts! This part centred entirely on David, and I know that was the point of the book. But his “blue eyed boy” and Helen and his family had brief mentions, where he talked about the impact they had on his life. They had no personality, though, and that bothered me. I wanted to fall in love with them just as much as he had! And, oh, we’ll get to the sexuality thing. It deserves it’s own paragraph, that mess.  Continue reading “Sculpting David; a book review”