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I am…. Bookworm (…hear me… turn pages, sip tea & eat biscuits?)

So here’s my current book list, taking note of things I’m currently reading and including novels, comic books and graphic novels I’d like to read at some point. I’m sure it’s pretty up to date but then, I’m constantly discovering more I’d like to get my hands on so, here goes…

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READING AT THE MOMENT:

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I’m up to book four (Bloody Bones) in the ‘Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter' novel series by Laurell K. Hamilton - I've been borrowing them from the library, I'd like to read the graphic novel renderings of the first book (Guilty Pleasures) sometime.

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I recently bought the full set of Lemony Snicket ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events' books by Daniel Handler in hardback from eBay for £22 inc. delivery! I was quite proud of my wee bargain and they're pretty much brand new :)

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I borrowed ‘Bone' by Jeff Smith, from my mate, Callum, a while back - it's basically an entire comic series in one chunky paperback, I'm about half way through it so I should finish it and give it back *nods* also, the rat creatures are so funny!

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I’m also on book fifteen of the Manga series, ‘Bleach' by Tite Kubo - Callum lent me those too and I've really enjoyed reading them so far; he told me about 'Death Note’, first of all, and I’d never read Manga before but I loved it so much that since then he’s recommended the odd thing.

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I’m working my way through the 'Essential X-Men: Volume One' book, which I borrowed from the library :p

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I’ve got all of the Hellblazer comics on my netbook too and though I’ve been loving reading them for some reason I still keep getting distracted by library books and other peoples recommendations :/ I’ll get through them though.

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READING LIST:

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Screw Inner Beauty: Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere' by Kate Harding and Marianne Kirby (TheRotund@Tumblr)- Recommended to me by the awesome, Margitte (RiotsNotDiets@Tumblr) & Jessica (TangledUpInLace@Tumblr).

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Freakonomics'… it just seems like a fascinating concept and figure I'd like to give it a shot sometime :)

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I’ve read her two previous releases, (Midnight Girls, Heiresses) so ‘Beautiful Creatures' is next; they're total mind-candy, chick-lit but *shrugs* they were pretty enjoyable :p

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I’ve gratefully now got all of the Batman comics including crossovers, to the extent of my knowledge, so I’m going to make it my personal challenge to read all of them consecutively sometime :)

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I quite like the sound of the ‘Deadman Wonderland' Manga series so I might get a hold of it and read one or two books, apparently it takes a while to properly get going.

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Basically I’d like to read anything Bluntman & Chronic / Jay & Silent Bob including Chasing Dogma, or more importantly all Clerks related publications - I just want to read and own them someday *shrugs*

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I’d like this chick-lit novel - ‘Destiny' by Louise Bagshawe and possibly, 'Fame' by Tilly Bagshawe (not certain if that's the title and there's no cover available yet) - But I love their books sooo much and have read them all and own a copy of all of them too :)

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I’m quite keen on getting a hold of ‘The Adventures of Unemployed Man' by Erich Origen and Gan Golan.

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The Dead@17 Saga by Josh Howard and….

…and ‘Black Harvest'….

…plus ‘The Lost Books of Eve' also by Josh Howard; the theme being, I love his artwork!

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I recently stumbled across the ‘Brodie’s Law' series by Daley Osiyemi and David Bircham; figure it sounds quite intriguing so might give it a shot.

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The ‘Harper Connelly Series' by Charlaine Harris - She wrote True Blood, but this series sounds pretty awesome too.

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Like I said, this is an ongoing list, which I keep depleting and adding to simultaneously but here lies everything on the list I’m certain I want to read; though there are notes about other books on my personal list, they’re not definite. So if anybody has any thoughts on any of the above, has read or owns anything then please give me a shout and let me know what you think. Cheers.

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Everyone should read this book, especially children; in fact, if you know kids, get it and read it to them but remember to slam the book shut at the end! 
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I have such love for children’s books and I still enjoy reading them now; I have lots of fond memories of reading particular books or being read to as a child. So many books inspired a positive relationship with my imagination, with reading for fun and enjoyment, with a desire for learning and being creative.

Everyone should read this book, especially children; in fact, if you know kids, get it and read it to them but remember to slam the book shut at the end! 

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I have such love for children’s books and I still enjoy reading them now; I have lots of fond memories of reading particular books or being read to as a child. So many books inspired a positive relationship with my imagination, with reading for fun and enjoyment, with a desire for learning and being creative.

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♥ Favourite Fictional Geeks: Part 2

My ‘Top 100’ Favourite Fictional Geeks at the moment are:

(continued in alphabetical order)

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Jean Carlos Ortiz alias Juice


(TV Series: Sons of Anarchy)

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John Constantine

(Comic Series: Hellblazer by Vertigo Comics)

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Jonathan Ames

(TV Series: Bored to Death)

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Juno MacGuff

(Film: Juno)

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Leonard Hofstadter

(TV Series: The Big Bang Theory)

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Leslie Vernon

(Film: Behind the Mask - The Rise of Leslie Vernon)

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Lisa Simpson

(Animated TV Series: The Simpsons)

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Liz Lemon

(TV Series: 30 Rock)

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Lydia Deetz

(Film & Cartoon Series: Beetlejuice)

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Malcolm Wilkerson

(TV Series: Malcolm in the Middle)

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Mama

(Video Games: Cooking Mama Series)

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Manny Calavera

(Video Game: Grim Fandango by LucasArts)

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Mark Sloan

(TV Series: Diagnosis Murder)

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Mary

(Clay-Animated Film: Mary and Max)

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Fox Mulder & Dana Scully

(TV Series: The X-Files)

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Parker ‘Nitz’ Walsh

(Cartoon TV Series: Undergrads)

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Patrick Jane

(TV Series: The Mentalist)

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Pecker

(Film: Pecker – Directed by John Waters)

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Penelope Garcia

(TV Series: Criminal Minds)

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Penny

(Cartoon TV Series: Inspector Gadget)

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Randall Graves

(Film: Clerks)

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Richard Wang aka Data

(Film: The Goonies)

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Rob Gordon

(Book/Film: High Fidelity)

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Robert ‘Fish’ Fishman

(Film: The Rocker)

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Roy Trenneman & Maurice Moss

(TV Series: The IT Crowd)

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Rufus

(Film/Cartoon Series: Bill & Ted)

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Rupert Giles

(TV Series: Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

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Sackboy

(Video Games: Little Big Planet Series)

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Sam & Max

(Various Media: LucasArts / Telltale Games Characters)

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Sam

(Film: Benny & Joon)

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Sam Beckett

(TV Series: Quantum Leap)

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Scott Pilgrim

(Comic Series by Bryan Lee O’Malley + Film)

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Seth Cohen

(TV Series: The O.C.)

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Seymour Krelborn

 

(Film/Musical: Little Shop of Horrors)

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Sherlock Holmes

(Various Media: Original Literary Character from the fictional detective series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

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Sophie

(Book & Animated Film: Roald Dahl’s The BFG)

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Spencer Reid

(TV Series: Criminal Minds)

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The Brain

(Cartoon TV Series: Pinky & The Brain)

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The Doctor [10th]

(TV Series: Doctor Who)

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The Ghostbusters (Inc. Irma & Slimer) 

(Cartoon TV Series: The Real Ghostbusters / Films: The Ghostbusters)

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The Lone Rangers

(Film: Airheads)

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The Losers Club

(Film & Book: IT by Stephen King)

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TinTin (with Snowy) 

(Comic Book & Cartoon TV Series: The Adventures of Tintin)

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Velma Dinkley

(Cartoon TV Series: Scooby-Doo)

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Vianne

 

(Book & Film: Chocolat by Joanne Harris)

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Violet Baudelaire

(Books & Film: Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events by Daniel Handler)

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Wally aka Waldo

 

(Various Media: Where’s Wally?– Originally from the book series by Martin Handford)

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William Miller

(Film: Almost Famous)

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Willow Rosenburg

 

(TV Series: Buffy The Vampire Slayer)

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Winifred ‘Fred’ Burkle

(TV Series: Angel)

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♥ Favourite Fictional Geeks: Part 1

My ‘Top 100’ Favourite Fictional Geeks at the moment are:

(in alphabetical order)

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Abraham ‘Abe’ Sapien [born Langdon Everett Caul] 

(Comic Series & Films: Hellboy)

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Amélie Poulain 

(Film: The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain aka Amélie)

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Anita Blake

(Books & Comics: ‘Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter’ Series by Laurell K. Hamilton)

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Anna Stern 

(TV Series: The O.C.)

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Artie Nielsen 

(TV Series: Warehouse 13)

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Belle

(Animated Film: Disney’s Beauty and The Beast)

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Bernadette Rostenkowski

(TV Series: The Big Bang Theory)

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Betty Suarez

(TV Series: Ugly Betty)

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Bill Rago

(Film: Renaissance Man)

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Brain

(Puppetry TV Series: Thunderbirds)

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Brodie Bruce

(Films: Mallrats / Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back)

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Bruce Wayne alias Batman

(Various Media: DC Comics Character)

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Charlie MacKenzie

(Film: So I Married An Axe Murder)

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Chuckie Finster

(Cartoon TV Series: Rugrats)

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Clarence Worley

 

(Film: True Romance)

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Claudia Donovan

(TV Series: Warehouse 13)

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Columbus

(Film: Zombieland)

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Dade Murphy alias Crash Override (aka Zero Cool)

(Film: Hackers)

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Daria Morgendorfer

(Cartoon TV Series: Daria)

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Dewey Finn

(Film: School of Rock)

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Dexter Morgan

(TV Series: Dexter)

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Dilbert

(Comic Strip: Dilbert Series by Scott Adams)

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Donatello

 

(Various Media: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

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Doug Funnie

(Cartoon TV Series: Doug Cartoon Series)

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Dr Cockroach PhD

(Animated Film: Monsters Vs Aliens)

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Dr Jekyll

(Various Media: Literary Character Originally from ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ by Robert Louis Stevenson)

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Duckula

(Cartoon TV Series: Count Duckula)

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Edgar Frog

(Film(s): The Lost Boys Series)

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Edward Nygma alias The Riddler

(Various Media: DC Comics Character)

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Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown

(Film(s): Back To The Future Series)

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Enid Coleslaw

(Graphic Novel & Film: Ghost World by Daniel Clowes)

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Ethan MacManus

 

(Online Comic Strip: Ctrl+Alt+Del)

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Flint Lockwood

(Animated Film: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs)

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Foamy the Squirrel

(Online Animated Comic Strip: Ill Will Press)

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Frank Rossitano

(TV Series: 30 Rock)

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Gadget Hackwrench

 

(Cartoon TV Series: Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers)

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Garth Algar

(Film(s): Wayne’s World Series)

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George Stobbart

(Video Games: Broken Sword)

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Georgia ‘George’ Lass 

(TV Series: Dead Like Me)

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Gregory House

(TV Series: House M.D.)

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Guybrush Threepwood

 

(Video Games: The Monkey Island Series by LucasArts / Telltale Games)

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Hank Moody

(TV Series: Californication)

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Hello Kitty

(Various Media: Sanrio Character)

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Henry ‘Hank’ McCoy alias Beast

(Various Media: Marvel ‘X-Men’ Character)

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Hermione Granger

(Books & Films: Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling)

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Hiro Nakamura

(TV Series: Heroes)

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Ichabod Crane

(Various Media: Literary Character Originally from ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’ by Washington Irving)

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Igor

(Animated Film: Igor)

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Indiana Jones

(Film(s): Indiana Jones Series)

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Jake & Elwood Blues

(Film: The Blues Brothers)

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'…but in my sight, I saw the tables turning…'

So I spent most of the night, last night, reading; I’ve almost finished the third Anita Blake novel, so I’ll have to go back to the library to pick up another one… or a few :p I managed to read a graphic novel and two fiction paperbacks since Wednesday; not a great feat tbh but considering the amount of stuff I’ve done besides that *shrugs* it’s a bit of an achievement :) Yeah, but I didn’t get to sleep until after 3am cause I was so engrossed by the book and….

When I woke this morning at around ten, I wrote a ‘To Do’ List, with the optimistic thinking that I’d manage to work my way through some of it throughout the day… *blinks*… naaaah!

I got a call from my Mum at around half eleven; she told me she was still at work but had taken a half day and needed to borrow me for something, so I had a half hour to get dressed and grab a bite to eat, then she arrived to pick me up. In the car she explained that there’s a job she’s interested in applying for and she just doesn’t know how to approach writing a cover letter so she needed my help; she took us to Livingston, to my ‘Rents house and we did it on the PC there. It took quite a while cause my Mum and I ended up having a chat and then when I was done the printer was being a douchebag (the heads were kinda gunged up cause it’s hardly ever used or maintained), I fixed it though. Then after my Mum and Dad had foisted a bunch of much-appreciated food items on me (for those who care: egg noodles, jar of pasta bake sauce, two tins of tuna, cock-a-leekie soup, kraft cheesy pasta, two bananas, and a bag of oven chips) they brought me home.

My Sister, Ruth, came along for the ride and we had a really good chat, sitting in the back seat - subjects covered: her work, my unemployment, her health-kick, my current exploration of fat-acceptance, her getting a tattoo of cherry blossoms on her foot and the fact she wants to use some of my lyrics on it… yeah… wow. I know. It sorta choked me up a bit when she asked me to send her a copy of them so she could choose a line or something.

Oh yeah, and my Mum gave me a tenner for helping with everything, sure, I said not to but she did that typical reaction thing and just gave me it back. I admit I felt really good because I was capable of helping, also because I had the ability to do something that my Mum didn’t, which is rare cause she knows how to do all sorts…. seriously, she’s super-mum. I also appreciated the confidence she had in me and when my Dad read everything over, he too, said it was really good (but in a nonchalant dad way haha) Uh huh, so that was my day pretty much gone; it was an ‘aw tae cock’ day :p

But tomorrow I’ve got an interview set up for 11.30am, it’s for a sort of job (yup, ‘sort of job’ immediately inspires confidence haha) as a ‘Music Scout’ for Unsigned Agency. I’m half hoping something more will come of it, that I’ll maybe get something in the A&R (Artist and Repertoire) Department, something more permanent *shrugs* but hey, beggars can’t be choosers, right?

In the afternoon, 3.30pm to be exact, I’ve got to sign on at the Jobcentre; I bloody hate it there, everyone is suspicious of you and untrusting, they always believe the worst. Last time I was there, I asked to borrow the advisors pen to sign a letter, seeing as he had one in his hand I thought nothing of it, but he put it away in his pocket, grabbed a hold of his support walker (he happens to have a disability, something to do with motor function in his limbs, I reckon) and shuffled for two minutes across to the adjacent desk to cadge a tiny wee plastic one off his colleague, thus lengthening the entire process by about four minutes in total :/ Really, do I look so hard up that I’d steal pens unnecessarily? *sighs*

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Speaking of which, here’s OOTD :p

Yeah, no head… my hair needs washed *shrugs* what-of-it? haha - Also quality isn’t great cause I’m still in the process of choosing a camera to buy with the money my Grandad left me. But it’s only me so you’re not missing out on much ;)

Jumper - Batman Logo Cotton Jumper £10 @ Primark (Guys Section)

Watch - Purple Plastic Sport-Style Watch - (Christmas Gift) by Identity London

Jeans - Grey ‘Bling’ Straight Leg Jeans £32 @ Evans

Trainers - Etnies Skateshoes in Black/Hot Pink £25 @ eBay

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I’m really going to give this Fatshion February thing a proper go :) I’ll probably not have too many exciting or changeable outfits for a while cause a lot of days I don’t go out and my wardrobe is a bit devoid of clothing atm - infact, I could always take pics of everything for a page-post; there I go again, me and my bloody lists!

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The Books are In! (& Pink is the new Purple)

I made some book reservations online with my shiny new library card and just received an email to let me know they’re all bundled up and ready for collection *geekgasm* I fracking love technology! *cuddles the interwebs*

Although, in contrast to that, I still love a book. I can’t get my head around the whole e-book reader/kindle business because whilst I like to read online as much as the next net-addict, I feel there’s something awkward and over-complicated about those machines. Maybe if they could make it feel like the pages of a book, encompass the smell of both a new or old book, or replicate the pure joy that is having a virgin book with an uncracked spine at your behest. There’s very little as wholesome and comforting as snuggling up with a book, munchies and beverages to hand, knowing that you can let the world melt away and quench the thirst in your mind with all the whispers in it’s pages.

Yesterday, I had to postpone my appointment at the Jobcentre as I was feeling unbelievably nauseated and dizzy; I know it’s probably just the tail end of the chest infection but the beast has been sinking it’s claws in, clinging on for dear life. So I’ve got that to attend to at 2pm, I’ll maybe grab a bite to eat, then I think I’ll pop back to the flat for a wee kip before nipping out the Central Library in the evening.

The books I have on reserve are:

(2nd and 3rd books in the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series - I got the first for Christmas and it’s the only book I’ve read so far this year.)

The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton

Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton

(I got the Jekyll and Hyde one for T cause he’s waiting on his card still and he loves anything to do with that story - plus I kinda fancy it.)

Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (graphic novel) by Alan Grant

(I’ve wanted to read anything by Josh Howard for ages because I love the type of stuff he’s involved in, his own stuff - Dead@17 and Black Harvest - looks amazing!)

Clubbing (graphic novel) by Andi Watson - Illustrated by Josh Howard

(Jodi Picoult books always make you think, they usually offer some sort of moral dilemma and this one grabbed my attention.)

Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

PS. I just thought I’d mention that upon first seeing the biggest library in the universe on Doctor Who, I immediately wished with every bone in my body that it existed - obviously without all the scary shadowness that eats peeps, that should go without saying - but just imagine it *brain explodes in ecstasy*

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Also thought I’d try this little pink number on for size… *bright bubblegum pink blog* Sorry, purple; yeah I’ve got your number (660551), just incase :)

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therowe-na asked: <3 :D
I'm glad to know someone's really reading! Tumblr is so different from when I used blogspot or xanga, there were no readers at all. Love it. Adore you!

Thanks sweetie, that’s so kind and sure I’m reading. Also, thanks cause your posts reminded me of Tamora Pierce again; I’d read the circle of magic series years ago, so I might read some of her books :) I also love the abhorsen series by Garth Nix, think you might too. Take care and keep em coming xx

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