Crazy Person On Air!?

August 8, 2015 books, fun, miscellaneous 26

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I started my internship at the radio this week. The start was a bit rocky due to some organizational issues, but I got into it the last couple of days. I’m mainly helping with this live show about local news and event tips (and some music) that they do, and I have to produce two segments for that each week. I was on air for the first time yesterday, and it was really fun! I thought it would be scarier, but the fact that it’s a small station, and you’re not actually talking in front of people who are physically present makes it easier. Plus, there’s a structure to the show and you have your text prepared, so you don’t have to improv everything.

The sound editing hasn’t been much of a challenge so far either – they use Adobe Audition, which is fairly intuitive, and I actually feel like it’s less trouble than video editing, which I’ve been practising a bit recently. There’s a lot I don’t know yet, but I’m confident I’ll manage fine. I also love the hours, because apart from a few fixed times, it’s up to me when I come and go. Yesterday, I was there from like 9 to 8 to finish everything before the weekend, but the days before that I only went for a couple of hours. I think it makes SO MUCH more sense to just let people do stuff on their own time instead of saying you have to be here from X to Y, whether you’re busy or not. (Jobs where it’s important to be there at certain times excluded, obviously.)

The only complaint I have is that with the internship, work, and uni, I have a very limited amount of time to get everything done and basically no time for my videos (or blogging really, but screw it). So far it’s mostly uni that’s suffering, but I’m hoping to catch up on that a little over the weekend, because it’s always at the back of my mind nagging me. I don’t want to complain though (she said after complaining), I’m glad I get to do an internship in a field that actually interests me, so I’ll deal with it the next couple of weeks. :)

The Shiny

Since I’ve been so busy, I wanted to treat myself on Wednesday, so obviously I went to a bookstore. I figured it might be fun to go book shopping old school and just browse for a bit. Also, my neighbours are probably tired of accepting packages for me all the time.

Whoever’s responsible for the English section at my local bookstore doesn’t have the same taste as me, but maybe that’s a good thing, because even so I found three books. I got The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion, It’s Not Me, It’s You by Mhairi McFarlane and Shotgun Lovesongs by Nickolas Butler.

I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to read the sequel after I finished The Rosie Project, because I liked it, but it didn’t feel like it needed a sequel. Then I started reading at the store and something about being in the protagonist’s head just really calms me, so I went ahead. I LOVE the cover of It’s Not Me It’s You, because of the bright yellow, and I’m pretty sure that was like 60% of why I bought it. Shotgun Lovesongs was sort of a random addition; we’ll see how I like it!

I realized I’ve become dependent on Goodreads when I was at the store and wanted to go on the website to check book ratings and didn’t have an internet connection. I was like BUT HOW WILL I KNOW IT’S GOOD WITHOUT GOODREADS. So, as you can see, I really went book shopping old school. I probably shouldn’t be proud of that. Oh, well.

‘Round the Web

I also laughed at this webcomic:

On the Blog

  • I answered a lot of questions! I finally did the awards I was nominated for months ago, so take a look if you want to find more about my narcissistic charming self.

As always, I’m linking up with Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and the Sunday Post hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

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What have you been up this week? Any fun internship anecdotes? Have you read any of the books I bought? Also, my first blogoversary is in ten days, and I’m really close to hitting a hundred subscribers on Bloglovin’, so I randomly decided it would be cool to hit that number until then. If you like this blog, I’d appreciate it loads if you headed over there to subscribe. :)

26 Responses to “Crazy Person On Air!?”

  1. BookAddict

    Your internship sounds awesome. Glad you are enjoying it. Lol @ that comic, I almost choked on my coffee. I have not read any of the books in your haul this week, but I do have both The Rosie Project and The Rosie Effect somewhere on my book shelves.
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  2. Cait @ Paper Fury

    Awk, congrats on being on air! And double congrats for being books although WITHOUT GOODREADS THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Goodreads is killing me atm, because all I seem to do is look up 2016 releases and I’m absolutely dying with longing. 0-0 I’m not trying to wish my life away BUT GOODNESS THERE ARE SOME EPIC BOOKS COMING OUT NEXT YEAR, SOMEONE GET ME A TIME MACHINE.

    That comic tho. hehehee.
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    • Vlora


      Thanks! IT IS, IT REALLY IS. Haha yeah I keep forgetting books aren’t released yet when I see ARC reviews on other people’s blogs, so I always try to buy them and then get frustrated when I realize I can’t. :D
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  3. Lola

    That sounds so exciting to be on air, but also a bit scary! I can imagine the fact that the people you talk to aren’t physical present does help a lot. I always hated giving presentations and seeing all those people look at you. Tose flexible hours sound really neat. I disliked that about my internship how I had to be there every day at set tiems, instead of set my own schedule and it’s one of the things I love about my current job.

    My internship wans’t much fun, but there was one task I got that was fun. I joined a senior staff member to interview some firefighters at a barracks. The interviews were about a policy change in their job and we wanted to know what they thought of that. It was so fun to see that in real life. It’s one of those places you never get to see when you aren’t a fire fighter. After we did our work there, we got a tour of the location and got to see the car and their materials and the places they slept while on duty, it was pretty cool!

    I would loev to go book shopping old school style once again. I usually buy books online and am always checking goodreads first, there’s something nice about just checking out the blurb and cover in a bookstore and making a decision based on that. I hope you have a great week!
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    • Vlora


      It really does! Don’t get me started on presentations. I don’t have a problem replying to questions in front of the whole class, but somehow that specific format of speaking in public has NEVER grown on me, and I still get nervous before presentations, no matter how often I give one. The radio is very different though, so that’s good!

      Oh, I think we went to a fire station with school once when I was younger. It was interesting! Yeah, book shopping in stores vs online is definitely a different experience. I like both! Thank you, you too. :)
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    • Vlora


      I haven’t gotten one at a publisher so far, but one of my friends is doing one right now, and she mainly has to do administrative stuff, so I’m kind of glad the radio thing worked out for me instead this summer. I’d still like to do an internship at a publisher though! It’s definitely something that interests me too. :)
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  4. Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

    Aw yay, I am glad things are going well (now, at least!) with the internship! It sounds so, so fun.

    I do the same exact thing in the bookstore! It’s ridiculous! First, I make sure it is on my TBR, then I have to look for at least 3 or 4 friends’ reviews… yeah, I think we have a real problem ;)

    I am sorry about your lack of time though- and I feel your pain immensely! Hope you enjoy the new books, and hope things go great at the internship this week!
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  5. Romi

    Your intern sounds like it’s been mostly a positive experience, and that’s so good to hear. I think that kind of work time sounds like a good idea, so long as it isn’t necessary for you to be present for a particular reason in your industry and so long as you ensure the necessary work does get done and you don’t take advantage of the free hours. It could go either way, really, but it has the potential to be really positive, like you say.

    The Rosie Effect! I listened to The Rosie Project on audio and finished it a couple weeks ago and enjoyed it a lot! I’m pretty keen to see where the story goes, even if I agree that I’m not sure it really needed a sequel.x
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