Book Review: The Multi-Hyphen Life by Emma Gannon

“The Multi-Hyphenate Lifestyle is about giving yourself the confidence to not be defined by one thing,”

Published on May 31, 2018
Genre: Non-Fiction, Business, Self-Help
Rating: ★★★★★
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Book Review: The Shallows by Nicholas Carr

We want to be interrupted, because each interruption brings us a valuable piece of information. To turn off these alerts is to risk feeling out of touch, or even socially isolated.””

Published on June 6, 2011
Genre: Non-Fiction, Technology
Rating: ★★★★★
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Book Review: The Girlfriend by Michelle Frances

“What if it went on even longer, for a year, or two? Perhaps they’d just bump into each other on the street one day. Nod an acknowledgement to each other. Perhaps so much time would pass, they’d get used to being without each other- but this thought was so unbearably sad, it almost made her staffer, collapse weakly onto the sofa.”

Published on April 6, 2017
Genre: Thriller, Psychological Fiction
Rating: ★★★★★
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This story is so insane but I loved it! Who would have though that the turn of events were mind blowing.

Laura works as a TV producer, have a well off life, a loving son. While Cherry, is an real-estate agent trainee that secretly loves Laura’s life.

It revolves of a mom whose over protective of her son–Daniel. At first, we will emphatize more to the Girlfriend. When, Laura found out everything about Cherry, she told her son not directly that she’s a gold digger. But as soon as it envelops, it will leave us why Laura have to do it– for the sake of her son.

I know it’s not Cherry’s fault to end up with Daniel. But sometimes, it leads us to think that whether that said behaviour will blame to her mother for not guiding her through her life or herself for thinking revenge is the answer to heal her from the past. And because of this, Daniel is caught up in the middle.

Still, I loved this book. It is written in a 3rd person and I actually had fun to see a glimpse of working in a TV industry.

Book Review: Writers and Lovers by Lily King

“The hardest thing about writing is getting in every day, breaking through the membrane. The second hardest thing is getting out.”

Published on March 3, 2020
Genre: Literary Fiction
Rating: ★★★★★

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A remarkable story for every writer out there. I’m grateful that I stumbled upon this book on Scribd while searching for the books I want to read. I’m curious why it has rave reviews, even received an award. And now I know why.

This story is about how it feels like being a writer, lover, and survivor. Our protagonist in the story is Casey. She’s a writer and been writing a novel for 6 years. However, she’s been struggling to finish it. Aside from writing in the morning, she walks her neighbor’s dog(Ophi) and after that, she works as a waitress in a restaurant. Lily walks us into Casey’s life and her writing style is easy to get along with. We saw her failures and struggles yet she’s fighting through life. She has perseverance and even if other people always tell her that “you need to have a real job”, she still follows what her passion is. Casey is an epitome of a “strong, independent, woman”.

It’s super-duper relatable too. I’m not a fiction writer but a content creator in my blog and I have lots of unfinished business here and been blogging for 6 years. I’m still trying to balance my professional and passion project life.

On the other note, you might probably think about her love life. Yup, she’s torn between two lovers, and what I liked about her was that she’s not a cry baby over guys. Lily made her readers really questioned who she wants to be in her life.

To sum it all, Writers and Lovers are truly captivating and a feel-good novel. One of the takeaways of this book as per my own interpretation is that—to continue doing what we really love despite the societal norms and if you think that it will help in your own personal growth, pursue it. I considered this one of my favorite books this year.