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The Teen Vogue Handbook?

Aspiring to work in fashion? then this is the book for you! I found it by chance when I was scouring through Amazon and I came across this little gem when I was searching for some fashion based books and I am super glad I brought it. I have been looking for quite some time for a book that informs me of all the careers in the fashion industry, a book that had a wide burst of knowledge and contained information that would help me and I eventually found ‘The Teen Vogue Handbook’.

It was published a while ago (a few years back I think) but it has a lot of information in it from advice tailored for people wanting to be stylists to designers to editors from all the biggest names in the fashion world and it has so much to give an aspiring fashion industry lover like myself, hence why I am writing a mini review on it now because it’s rather a good book and cheap too from amazon! 🙂

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Let me know if you’re thinking of a career in fashion as well! 🙂

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Comics, Graphic Novels & More Comics!

So I thought I would do a little blog post about a hobby I have – reading Harley Quinn graphic novels & comics! I originally got into them by playing Arkham Asylum on Xbox over Summer last year and then I really started to like the character Harley Quinn. I started to get into reading more of the graphic novels about her which resolved around her life besides the Joker, her participation in the suicide squad and also her friendship with other criminals in Gotham City most notably Poison Ivy which was a great insight.

“Harley Quinn,pleased to meetcha!” – Harley Quinn

So a little info about the protagonist! Harley Quinn was the Jokers psychiatrist in Arkham Asylum until she fell in love with him and ended up becoming his side kick and love interest, one of the things that made her graphic novels so interesting to me was the relationship between the Joker and Harley throughout the novels, because it showed how there relationship was so crazily messed up. Another thing that lured me to her graphic novels was her personality because it’s so eccentric, psychotic & she’s fueled completely by her desire to be loved and in turn it turns her into a rather dangerous villain – so overall a great combination for excellent graphic novels.

Thanks for reading about a little hobby of mine! 🙂

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Saturday Blogger Interviews – Ashlyn Shore

Name: Ashlyn Shore
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
 
Age: 23
 
 
Facebook/Twitter: @Ashlyn_Shore (No Facebook)
 
What sort of things do you blog about most: 
I blog about anything really, but usually it’s book reviews and articles. My articles are about writing tips, advice, story structures, anything that may be useful to other writers. Sometimes I post short stories to let my readers know what my writing style really is. My book reviews are usually about books I’ve read and loved, but also the books that aren’t as popular as Harry Potter or The Hunger Games. I even blog about my opinions of things, like books and movie adaptions.
 
Name three words to describe your blog: inspirational, informative, and creative.
 
When did you first start blogging:
A little while after my birthday, exactly on June 28th 2013, so not that long ago. One day I just woke up with hundreds of page views and followers, it was a dream come true for any blogger. I actually tried blogging a few years back, ultimately failing to attract readers and I gave up on all of them. I’m glad I continued with this one, though!
 
Why did you begin to blog:
Before I began blogging, most of my friends and family knew I took creative writing seriously. I wanted to express myself through my writing, but clearly it wasn’t strong enough. Then one day a friend came up to me and suggested I start a blog to express my thoughts and feelings about writing. I considered it and created my blog through Blogger. It was actually quite fun, and to this day I feel that I can truly express myself in any way through my blog.
 
What’s one blogging tip that you would share with other potential bloggers:
Focus on the content of your blog, what you have written, the appearance, and manage all your useful widgets. Don’t waste your time attracting readers if there is nothing good to read. Always remember, content first, promotion second.
 
Do you see yourself still blogging in three/five years time:
I see myself blogging until I publish my first book. There is no way to tell when that will be, but surely more than four years. I will continue to blog and help boost confidence in others as my writing skills improve. Even after I publish a book or two, I won’t abandon my blog, but instead, expand my knowledge and share even more with my ever-growing number of readers.
 
What’s one of the best things about being a blogger:
One of the best things about being a blogger is connecting with your readers. Usually, your readers are those who have similar interests with you, which is what draws them to your blog. When you connect with your readers and make friends with them, you can exchange advice and ask them what they would like to see on your blog next. That way, your blog will become even better and your readers will like how you consider each of their opinions. It’s also great to run into another blogger. They can give you tips and secrets that will help enhance your blog. So it’s always great to connect with those around you whether through blogging or in life.
 
Has blogging helped you significantly in any other way:
Through blogging, I learned to grow through my writing and have confidence in myself. Before I would be more reluctant before writing something in my stories, but now I would just take the chance and go back to it later in my second draft. Sometimes you just have to take the chance follow your heart in the right direction it takes you. Blogging has definitely boosted my confidence and made me a better person.
 
Name one thing that inspires you:
Nature. I’m more country than I am city and I absolutely adore strolling through gardens and forests. Sometimes when I hear a rustle in the bushes nearby, my inner idealist takes over. There could be anything in there, from a fairy to a bear! I like taking photos of my surroundings when I’m hiking a forest trail or relaxing in a garden. That way, I can always look back at them at home and maybe spark an idea for another story to post on my blog.
 
Share one of your favourite quotes: “This is for writers yet to be published who think the uphill climb will never end. Keep believing.” – Terry Brooks
 
 

The First Time I watched Life Of Pi…

So last night I watched The Life Of Pi, anyone who has read my previous posts and my about me section will know I absolutely love movies! So since last night I watched the film and I decided to do a little review on it, it’ll only be small because as we all know it came out last year so it’s not new but I’m doing it for the people who may not have seen it! 🙂

Okay so the introduction into the story was good and smooth but perhaps took a little too long to get into the actual story of things, which for some people can be a problem as they become disinterested! but if you give it a chance and persevere then the story itself is quite cool as it goes along. One of the things I didn’t like is that the trailer made the film out to be magical which is was but there was a lot of gore and emotional parts to it as well, something which touched a nerve (as the saying goes) when I watched it. There were parts where I felt happy and enjoyed it but the beginning itself of the actual story and some parts throughout were really quite shocking in my opinion, some parts of the story as well skipped itself I believe like at one point there was a shark circling Pi on a tiny raft and then it skipped to him on a boat and the shark no where around…

Overall the story itself is a little bit crazy (Meerkats randomly on an island in the ocean that no one has ever heard of or seen?) but I guess that’s part of the whole magical experience that Pi went through, it’s more of a story about Pi finding belief than anything – which is nice. So in all don’t judge the film till you see it, it’s more adventurous and dramatic than you probably think! 🙂

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