Sunday, 31 January 2016

My start to 2016 as a university graduate.

I'm sorry but this rant was inevitable (angry full stop).

Oh hi Sofie, you've just graduated right? What are you doing now?


The dreaded question. My answer is always, 'I'm taking a year out and working. Then, I want to study a Master degree.' Is that the RIGHT answer? I always tell myself that it doesn't matter people judge you anyway.

The main idea behind this blog post was to discuss how hard it is for graduates to get into their desired career. I myself would like to work in the publishing industry so I've been applying for jobs at different companies. Their standard reply is always-You need work experience first. So I applied for work experience and then I still don't get anywhere *sigh*. My next step was to attend a Master degree in publishing but there aren't any universities that run that course near me. Then, there's getting the funding or how the hell am I supposed to live?!? So what's a girl to do?

Right now I have tabs up of different Publishing MAs and I'm still unsure what to do. Maybe rethink my career choice or hide my head in the sand and hope things turn out for the best?

Please comment and like my post :)

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Top 15 books of 2015

This post took me a while to put together as I couldn't decide on the top 15. I cheated a little bit as I classed some series as one book, sorry! However, before I change my mind here are my top 15 books of 2015 listed...

1) The Lunar Chronicles by Marrisa Meyer

2) Mara Dyer trilogy by Michelle Hodkin

3) The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

4) Only Ever Yours by Louise O Neil

5) Splintered trilogy by A.G.Howard

6) Aristotle and Dante Discover the secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Bridegroom

7) The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M.Valente (and all of her books that I've read so far really)

8) YOU by Caroline Kepnes

9) The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

10) 5 to 1 by Holly Badger

11) The Boom of Lost Things by John Connolly

12) The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

13) Grief is a Thing with Feathers by Max Porter

14) Nimona by Noelle Stevenson ( I'm classing this as a novel... If it doesn't count then I'll put Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell in its place!)

15) A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E.Schwab

If you would like to read my top 15 comics of 2015 please comment :)

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

#TBR Takedown 3.0 has finished :'(

Hello lovelies,

The time has come for a #TBR Takedown wrap up and I'm ashamed to write that I haven't read This Shattered World. Also, I am still reading Ship of Magic and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams...

However, I did read Ariel, Animal Farm, A Monster Calls and A Touch of Death. So not too bad for a weeks reading!

I'm over half way through Ship of Magic which I'm really enjoying even though it's a mammoth of a book! I think I'll get back to reading now and try and finish the three books.

I will be posting 15 favourite books for 2015 soon so stay tuned!

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

#TBRTakedown 3.0 update

Yesterday I manged to finish Ariel and A Touch of Death. I was really suprised that I enjoyed the latter! I consumed the book quickly and then decided to break up the books with some poetry. After that I started The Bazaar of Bad Dreams. I've decided to read a few of the short stories a day... Now I'm back to reading Ship of Magic and I'm enjoying it!
Back to the books,

Monday, 4 January 2016

#TBRTakedown 3.0

This is a bit late but I am currently taking part in #TBRTakedown 3.0. running from January 4th (12:00 AM) to January 10th (11:59 PM).

Here is all the information:


So the TBR Challenges are:

1. Read a book from your most recent book haul.

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

2. Read a book on your TBR Shelf over a year (or longest).

A Touch of Death by Charlaine Harris

3. Read a book outside your comfort zone! (Genre, content, etc).

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King

4. Read a first book in a series

Ship of Magic by Robin Hobb

5. Complete a series/Read a sequel in a series

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

6. Read a FIRE color book (Fire colours such as shades of red, pink, purple, lilac, burgundy.) Lucky Colors for 2016

Animal Farm by Geaorge Orwell

7. Read a non-novel item: poem, verse, novella, short story, etc.

Ariel by Sylvia Plath

Now I'm going to start reading!!!