I really like Jodi Picoult. I like how topical she is; how well in tune with humanity she is. However, my friend’s sister spent a summer reading Picoult and she reported back that after a while, she is predictable. If there’s anything I do not like, it is predictability. However, I also like making my mind up for myself so I thought I’d give Picoult’s latest offering a chance!
I don’t usually give into the hype. I’m anti-anything-hype. But this book wore me down. The constant Tweets, sparkly Instagram pictures, raving Booktube videos and book reviews on blogs twisted my hand.
In hindsight, having read this book twice now there are issues. However, my initial read of this book included me, my audiobook, my headphones and a very quiet Mariam sat on the edge of her seat for almost 9 hours wanting to know what would happen next. The pace and building of tension in this book is phenomenal. With a pounding heart, this book had me gripped into oblivion, believing the world created by Victoria Aveyard so clearly.
But then I read the book a second time and it all fell to pieces. I have been stalling for so long to write this review. The hype made this book something it wasn’t and then I rode the wave of hype and got drowned in it. And then I came to surface and the hype had worn off.
Successful Rights Assistant at Penguin Random House and recent graduate Eishar, spoke to me about her experience of finding her way onto the career ladder. Talking about her life, her passion for Publishing and ambition to move forward.
Eishar sincerely and honestly contributed to the first Graduate Profile series rebooted, now with a twist.
This series will be about graduates from a BAME background launching themselves onto career ladder – focusing on the struggles and successes of making themselves known. First in line is, an interview with Eishar.
Instagram is by far my favorite app. Most of the time I try to make a conscious effort to not live behind a lens. To live in the moment but sometimes I do get a little snappy. I am not a photographer but I like editing my pictures even though sometimes it will take me an age to select an image and fiddle with it, it is a calming hobby.
Any topics concerning the role of women in society – the stigmas and stereotypes and unequal treatment or outdated representation in culture or religion frustrates me. Not only do I have to deal with Western stereotypes of women on a daily basis I have to swallow religious misconceptions people have about Muslim women and Asian cultural stereotypes. However after watching iisuperwomanii vlog channel rant I realised I wasn’t the only one who thought about these things.
Going into this book I didn’t know what to expect. The beginning was too foreign for me to understand but after the first few pages things started to change. We Were Liars is gripping, unique, mysterious and most definitely a page-turner.
Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig discusses in depth his crippling emotional battle with depression and anxiety/panic disorder. In real candid terms he explains why a disease of the mind left him emotionally, mentally and even physically incapable.
I’ve been blogging for a while now and my biggest struggle has been images. I’m not a photographer, I’m a blogger and a writer. You may have recently noticed that nearly every image on my blog has changed.
All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven – has been compared to The Fault in our Stars by many people. But it is not. This book shows how resilient and fragile teenagers are. A book that seriously addresses: suicide, bipolar and depression. Every page your turn in this book could be a moment of someone’s real life and that is never forgotten throughout. If you are used to Disney endings this is not a book for you.
I have finally done it, my employment status is no longer ‘unemployed graduate, doing voluntary roles,’ it has been updated to: digital editorial assistant. I filled out application 1,004, got an interview and the rest is history. I make it sound easy… it was not. But I have published many posts on graduates looking for jobs. This post marks a new wave of posts coming your way: the graduate experience in the workplace.