So I’m back from Scotland! Below is a picture of me looking elated/terrified on a boat on the Loch Ness. (More pictures to follow soon.)
Now to talk about a few changes. I’ve been thinking about ways to make this blog better and post more regularly and so here’s what I propose!
Toosday Revoosday shall still be happening every Tuesday (they’ll be a small post on Orange is the new black up later). This means that every week I’ll be posting a review on an LGBTQ book/film/TV programme. In the coming weeks/months I aim to finish my Skins reviews and start getting through some books as well.
Song of the week shall be permanently posted on a Wednesday as it’s a nice small mid-week post.
Skinny Wagg shall now be happening every other week as I’m finding it hard to keep up with it every week.
A new addition will be “This week is a very ——— week” where I shall fill the blank with an LGBTQ related topic from the news and talk about it. I’ll have a go at posting this on a Friday and see how it fits in.
Of course I’ll still be posting pictures and random dream posts and everything else that you’ve enjoyed reading in the past year or so.
I hope you find these changes positive and I look forward to posting more regularly!
On this Toosday Revoosday, I am not a happy bunny. The programme I wanted to review has been taken off iPlayer and I can’t find it on YouTube. There goes that idea then! 😦
But, I have picked myself back up (literally, I knocked myself out yesterday…) and today I shall be reviewing “Out in the Army”; a book about being gay in the Army written by James Wharton.
I saw this book advertised in DIVA magazine (which I highly recommend) and was hesitant about whether I’d like it or not. But, soon I found myself on Amazon buying it.
I read the brief review on the back from Stephen Fry and felt slightly comforted that it had received such high praise.
I was not let down.
From the start, Wharton combines brutal honesty, humour and captivating image provoking language to set the scene of his early life in Wales and, later, his Army training and subsequent career.
There are some shocking parts, yes, but that makes his journey even more amazing; he strived even when he faced such personal hardships.
Personally, I would have liked to have heard more about his initial Army training but that’s just me.
The book is well paced, thoughtfully written and a truly unique insight into his life.
I could go on to lavishly describe this book in all of its glory but I want to leave a little to be discovered.
Buy it. But it now. Whether you’re gay or straight (or other), in the Army or a civilian, have no interest in the Army or are obsessed with it I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Great read by a great man.