Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Khy Asked...Adele Answered

...with a poor quality vlog.

Apologies for the quality of the picture but I have no idea what I am doing :) If you have some suggestions for a newbie then they will be gratefully received. Also note that a low angle doesn't do you any favours.

Persnickety's First Vlog from Persnickety on Vimeo.

Books discussed:
Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster, Aust.)
Mama's Song - Ben Beaton (Black Dog Books, Aust.)
Thirteen Reasons Why - Jay Asher (Penguin Australia)


Khy said...

I saw the title of the post in my reader first and was like "what did I ask for?" and then I opened the post and saw the screenshot and was like YAAAAAAAAY!

YOU MUST VLOG MORE! I loved this one. =0 =0 =0 Hush Hush didn't work for me either, but I liked 13 Reasons Why. Mama's Song sounds great! Why does Australia have all sorts of good books I cannot get?

Steph Bowe said...

Mama's song was great. I asked Ben Beaton about being a man and writing about a new mother in that novel, and he said he couldn't have written it without his wife (the interview is here, if you want to read the full answer: http://heyteenager.blogspot.com/2009/08/interview-with-ben-beaton.html)

I think I'm going to have to read Thirteen Reasons Why again. Because when I first read it I was thirteen and it blew me away, but then again, I also loved Twilight when I was thirteen. Oh my god, I shouldn't have admitted to that. So I think I need to read that again.

Also, vlog again! I thought it was awesome. And your Australian accent!

Tarie said...

I love this vlog! Love love love LOVE. =D Thanks so much for reviewing those books - I learned a lot!

Tarie said...

P.S. I look forward to watching more of your vlogs. ;o)

brizmus said...

GREAT VLOG! I absolutely loved it, and I hope that you will do more vlogs! :-)
I haven't read any of these books, but now I'm hesitant about 13 Reasons Why.
And I think this is THE first non 100% positive review I have heard of Hush, Hush.
I still can't wait to read it!

prophecygirl said...

Yay! Adele - it's you! So cool :D I love your Aussie accent.. they're my favourite.

It's great to put a face to your blog/writing etc... and please do more in the future! :)

Thao said...

So cool. I got to see Adele up close now <3333

Alea said...

IT'S ADELE!!!!!! Do more!

Hearing what you had to say about 13 Reasons Why makes me wonder how I'll do with it. We will see...

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Ahh! I love your accent! Great vlog, you should do more!

I also didn't really buy into Patch's feelings for Nora. And Becca commented that she was glad I didn't buy it yet...so I'm pretty curious of what the sequel will be about.

Yan said...


You seem so cool, calm and collected in front of the camera O_O must be all that teacher experience eh? lol

and omigosh, FIRE! *pets* love that cover.

Adele said...

You guys are doing wonder for my self-esteem (and double chin). Thanks muchly. I am working on another one about a lovely delivery I just received...mwahahahaha

Ben said...

Hi Adele, the 'Middle Aged Man' here.
Great Vlog - I love that cover too - it was like the picture in my head of George in the wheat.

The camera in your Mac (or the web cam you're using) needs lots of light.

xx Ben

Aimee said...


i think you ahve inspired me to do a VLog.

Now I just need the cam.