Stacking the Shelves #3 & Diversity Bingo

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga for the book community to share what we’ve added to our TBR lists or bought this week. Go here to find out more!

I am super tired after a long day out today to the Into the Unknown exhibition at the Barbican, so I’m going to try and shoot through this so I can flop on the sofa. As usual, I have added too many books to my shelves this week even though I am still progressing incredibly slowly through my current books! I’ve also (finally) included my very sparse Diversity Bingo!


Purchased 

I didn’t purchase any books this week. I tried! I have some vouchers that I was going to get some books with but didn’t realise that books from the store were so expensive nowadays, so I’m probably going to use the vouchers for something else instead. I didn’t rent any more books from Prime reader either.


Netgalley

I went on a little bit of a requesting spree last week, but before StS #2 I had only been approved for the Sum of Us. Since then I have had 2 more books approved, but no word yet for When Dimple Met Rishi & The Hazel Wood.

Queering Sexual Violence ed. by Jennifer Patterson // Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls

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Top 10 Tuesday #1 – Graphic Novels to read in 2017

Of course, Top 10 Tuesday would go on a hiatus at the time when I wanted to get involved! No fear though, while the creator of T10T over at The Broke and the Bookish may be on a break, people are still participating with their own topics in the mean time! I’ve decided to do the same topic as the lovely Kate (Reading Through Infinity) this week, who exposed me to T10T in the first place, on “Top 10 Graphic Novels to read in 2017”. I really love graphic novels and have some amazzzzzinnggggg ones on my TBR list that I want to share with you all!


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Stacking the Shelves #2

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga for the book community to share what we’ve added to our TBR lists or bought this week. Go here to find out more!

As well as taking part in StS’s over at the Happy Homo Book Club, I thought it would be good to bring it over here as I always seem to have a lot of books added to my TBR list every week and it looks too crowded to add them in with everyone else’s! Especially as over the past 2 weeks I have added something like 15 books to my list, so now you can find my extended list here instead!


Purchased 

I usually don’t get to purchase too many books due to money, but this week I stumbled across both the Kindle 99p summer sale and the new Prime reading service which allows Prime readers to read certain books for free!

These are the books I purchased in the sale:

The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman // Postcards from the Edge by Carrie Fisher // Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher // Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

And the ones I have from Prime Reader:

Lumberjanes Vol. 1 by Noelle Stevenson // Introducing Postmodernism: A Graphic Guide // Ms Marvel: Vol. 1 by Wilson Alphonia

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Disney Values and Job Rejections

Last week I went for an interview with an award-winning research agency for a position as a junior research intern for 3 months, with the highly likelihood of a full-time job upon completion. Now, any other graduating students know how invaluable (and rare) well-paid internships are, let alone well-paid internships which aim to hire their interns at the end of the process. Often interns end up getting used as free labour, are expected to work long hours in order to gain much sought after skills including tea-making and photocopying, and after putting their blood, sweat and tears into their internship in the hopes of a job usually end up getting turned out the door at the end so that the organisation/business/corporation can move onto the next desperate graduate.

As a result, I had never really had any interest in doing an internship before, given how exploitative they often are. So what drew me to this one? 

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