My hiatus is over!
No but seriously, thanks so much for sticking with me so far this year. I know I haven’t been a great blogger so it means a lot to me ♥
My One Year Blogiversary is coming up on the 1st of March. I’ve been struggling about what to do for it because my motivation and creativity still isn’t all that high. So, I’ve decided on a Q&A so I can pretend I’m interesting. I did hold a Q&A six months ago, but I’ve gained new followers and new experiences, so hopefully I have something different to offer.
I’m hoping to do a giveaway soon too, but more on that later.
So, feel free to leave any questions you have as a comment on this post! The questions don’t have to be book related!
I was surprised to see a package from Allen & Unwin at my door last week! Inside was Bone Gap by Laura Ruby and The Things We Promise by J.C. Burke. I requested Bone Gap a while back, but presumed I wasn’t getting it, so it was really exciting to see that! I adore magical realism and I’ve been wanting to read this for so long. The Things We Promise was unsolicited and I don’t really know much about it but the synopsis on Goodreads seems interesting and it says there’s LGBT+ themes, so I’ll definitely be getting to it at some point!
You all ready for this travesty.
Yep. Thanks to my reading slump I read one book.
Night Games by Anna Krien – I’m not rating this book because of the subject matter which is rape, sexual assault and rape culture in the sporting community and more specifically the Australian Football and Rugby Leagues. I was overwhelmed and disgusted by some of the facts Krien brought to my attention in Night Games. However, I feel like she missed the point of her book and ignored some straight up rape culture and sexism that was happening in a rape trial the book is based on. I’m really glad I read it though and it’s obvious there’s definitely a problem with the way the sports world treats women. If you can handle the content I definitely recommend you check this out!
This month has been extremely up and down, but I’m trying to focus on the good so!!
I went to a festival called HyperFest where I got to see a bunch of bands I love including one of my favourites, Hands Like Houses. They put on one of the best live shows I’ve ever seen. All the bands I saw were amazing, but Hands Like Houses were definitely the standout along with Ceres! It was in the low 40s (Celsius) the day of the festival so I ended up partially dehydrated and really sunburned, but it was totally worth it. I was also on the festival’s Snapchat twice 😂
You all know how obsessed I am with AFL so the past few days have felt like an absolute dream to me. The team I support, the West Coast Eagles, have been in my town for the past four days doing a Community Camp thing where there’s basically just like opportunities to meet the players and get shit signed. This time, however, there was also a pre-season game played here between West Coast and the other WA footy team, the Fremantle Dockers (👎🏻). I’ve grown up around footy, but have been an active supporter since I was around 15, so 12 years, and I’ve never had the chance to see a game so to say I was hyped was an understatement. West Coast ended up winning by 50+ points and it was AMAZING. I even lost my voice. I was also able to attend an open training session before the game. This might be boring to most people, but I loved watching the dynamics of it so much! If I lived in Perth I would honestly go to every single one. Then, on Sunday I got to meet the majority of the team and got my jumper signed. The players were all pretty exhausted, but they were still all really friendly and it made me super happy. There wasn’t really many photo opportunities, but I managed to get one with one of my fave players, so yay!
I haven’t really watched a lot of TV this month unless you count Top # lists or vsauce on YouTube. No, but seriously, I’m obsessed with all those weird countdown lists on YouTube that are like “Top 10 Unexplained Mysteries” ect. I implore everyone to check out vsauce too because his videos are life changing. Maybe stay away if you’re not a fan of questioning your own existence though. I’ve watched a few random episodes of Ghost Adventures too. I was never really the biggest fan of it, but Zak’s OTT personality finally won me over and whilst I don’t agree with everything, especially some of the jump scare aspects the network pushes, I really appreciate his investigation techniques and what he’s done for the field.
Like always here’s my favourite songs from this month!
As you’re aware there hasn’t been any posts this month because of my hiatus.
Instead, I wanna know what your favourite posts you’ve made have been so I can check them out! I have no idea where to start with blog hopping again so any links would be appreciated ♥
I’d love to hear any of your thoughts!
I hope you all had a great February and have an even better March.