Review: Night Swimming

You know those kind of books that you pick up and can’t put down? That make you fall in love with the characters and you hope the book never ends? That’s what Night Swimming by Steph Bowe was like.

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Hey guys!


I’m just writing a quick hello as it has been a little while since my last blog post on here. I really want to apologise for being so MIA lately. I have been really caught up in my university semester but that all changes as of five minutes ago when I submitted my last assignment for the semester (yipee!)

For those of you who don’t know, I’m in my 3rd year which means I graduate at the end of the year (if all goes well, that is, haha). That being said though, I am all finished with my semester and can hopefully say that I will be posting a lot more on here in the next coming weeks.

I have just finished an amazing book — Night Swimming by Steph Bowe — and am hoping to get a review of that up tomorrow.

I am also going away to France and Scotland in three weeks (ahh!!) and am planning on doing some travel posts. I’m not sure whether I want to do daily, or weekly, or every few days. Each day is going to be pretty packed with exciting things so maybe it will just depend on our schedule.


Anyway, that was all I really wanted to say – sorry and see you soon.

Oh, and thank you for all of your love and support! Image result for heart emoji


Maddie xx

Book Social Media Fail

Social media promised an area of freedom, where freedom of speech could be achieved (Gillepsie, 2017). The platforms of social media are designed to give a space where people can come together and constitute a public discourse, where they can participate in conversations and share opinions (Gillepsie, 2017). However, sometimes this freedom can be taken too far and can result in a media fail that can affect more than one organisation.  Continue reading

Social Media Influencing the Book Industry

The book industry is one of the oldest forms of media (Von Rimscha and Putzig, 2013), particularly if you look back to the first Bible. In fact, the earliest mention of the construction of a printing press was mentioned back in 1449 by a Johannes Gutenberg (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2018). If you ever take a walk through the State Library of Victoria, be sure to check out some of the oldest texts. It’s fascinating! This case study will delve into the depths of the publishing and book industry, and analyse how social media and Web 2.0 has forced it to change and adapt, and how this has affected it’s relationship with customers and workers.

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