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Review Show

Back for a bit to present you with a new video. Enjoy!

Feel free to let me know what you think – subscribe if you want to keep up to date, like if you, you know, like it.

And what’s your answer to my big question at the end? Let me know either here or in the video comments.

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Thomas Mann

From his short story ‘Tristan’:

Rushing was the very last thing his words seemed to be doing; indeed, for one whose profession and social status it was to be a writer, he was making miserably slow progress, and no one could have watched him without reaching the conclusion that a writer is a man to whom writing comes harder than to anyone else. 

From Death in Venice and Other Stories 

Published 1998 by Vintage

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Reading Progress

I’ve managed to get four books read for the project this month, which is a pretty good start. I haven’t been too focused on getting my head down and doing some serious reading yet, so I’m pleased with four, but know I can do better!

I’ve done a video wrapping up all the books I’ve read this month, so check it out here. And of course, if you can give the video a like or subscribe to the channel it would really help me out.

20160701_110011066_iOSI’m reading Carol by Patricia Highsmith now, which I’m hoping to be finished with by the end of the week. I realised as I started it that it’s actually the first lesbian lit I’ve read, so that’s quite cool – at least, I think it is.

Posts and progress are probably going to be a bit thin on the ground over the next two weeks, as I’ll be doing some work experience, so won’t have anywhere near the time to be able to squeeze it all in. It’s all been on hold a bit recently as I catch up with some rest and other stuff, but once I get back, I should be able to climb back on board and get stuck into it all again.

I promise, promise, promise I will update with how the Anthropology in Social Media course is going. Again, I’ve been so focused on not focusing that I am a little behind.

Thanks for sticking with me!




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The Review Show – Episode Two

The next video for The Review Show is now up! Take a look here and give it a like and subscribe if you like it and want to see more.

I definitely like the vlog style review, rather than trying to mess about with editing (although, if I’m honest, I’m also too exhausted to worry about editing right now!). Doing the whole thing in one take makes it a lot easier, and I feel a lot freer with it. I do, however, need to do something with my hair so I’m not flicking it about all the time… Oops.

I missed a post last week, but hopefully should be able to catch up before I head off for a couple of weeks on an exciting adventure which I will tell you all about when I get back.

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The Review Show – Episode One

Hi everyone!

I’m going to start making posts here on a specific schedule, so you all know what I’m posting when. As part of this, I’ve started The Review Show on YouTube, which will be looking at the all the books I’m reading for the project.

You can see episode one here, and find out what I think of At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill (spoiler: it’s amazing). I’d love to know what you think of the videos, so either leave a comment here, or on the video itself. If you really love it, don’t forget to like or subscribe to the channel.

So, The Review Show will be posted on a Monday. I’ll be posting my coding stuff on a Wednesday, and general information about the project as a whole will be posted on a Friday. This should hopefully make everything run a lot more smoothly and it’ll motivate me to get my work (and my reading) done.

Until next time, have a great day xx

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The Reading List

Here’s that video I promised you! I’ll be looking over the next few months on how I can improve the filming and the quality. I’ve had a lot of problems putting this together with lighting and the sound, so I’m going to investigate better options.

Links to the concept blog post is below, as well as my Goodreads shelf of all the books I want to use as part of the app development. Feel free to have a look, and let me know if there’s anything you think I’m missing.

Goodreads List

App Concept