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If We Were Having Coffee | Candid Catch Up

“Write something…, it doesn’t have to be perfect every time” the voice in my head keeps reminding me, but I’ve been overwhelmed by my 2019 goals, little else has been a priority. 2019 began with me doggedly chasing a Distinction in my Master’s degree. I’ve been reading scientific journals, working

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Book Review: Inside Out by Demi Moore

My first memory of Demi Moore is her performance in Ghost, with Patrick Swayze (now late) and Whoopi Goldberg. Demi Moore was one of the most popular and the highest-paid leading ladies in Hollywood in the 90’s, playing pioneering roles in A Few Good men (aka You can’t handle the

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Book Review: The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

Guys, Alicia Berenson is a famous artist, happily married and living her best life with her husband in their London home. Then one night, a neighbour calls the police after hearing gunshots ring out from Alicia’s house. Alicia is discovered with bloody hands and a gun. Her husband is tied up and has been shot five times in the face.

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Book Review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz is the story of how young Lale Sokolov was taken to the Auschwitz concentration camp, became a tattooist, met and fell in love with his wife Gita and how they survived the ordeal.

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Book Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Becoming is Michelle Obama’s autobiographical published in last month. The former First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) talks about her roots and growing up in Southside Chicago, going to Princeton, becoming a lawyer, meeting her husband and finding her voice, having kids and supporting his political ambitions.

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Book Review: Books I’m Reading For School

It’s been a moment since my last book review but that isn’t because I haven’t been reading. If anything, I’ve been reading and studying more than ever, just not the really entertaining stuff. Like I said in my previous post Since We Will Be Having Coffee, I’m in school and in this post I will be sharing the books I’m reading this semester.

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Book Review: Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward

Bob has written about 8 past Presidents in the White House including Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama. So even though I didn’t expect he will say anything no one has, I was hoping for a good read with a rich, detailed and verifiable perspective. Let me tell you now that I wasn’t disappointed.

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Book Review: Unhinged by Omarosa Manigault Newman

Omarosa first met Donald Trump when she was a contestant on his show; The Apprentice, and has worked with him on many projects and most recently her job with his administration in the White House. A lot has been said about this book in the media so this review will be in three parts.

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Book Review: This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

The truth: the hours are terrible, the pay is terrible, the conditions are terrible; you’re underappreciated, unsupported, disrespected and frequently physically endangered….but you are a low-grade superhero – your utility belt containing a scalpel, some tongs and a wipe-clean hoover

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Book Review: Circe by Madeline Miller

Circe was a strange child, lacking any notable power, despite being a goddess. She was not street-smart, cunning or beautiful and so was ignored by her father, unwanted and despised by her nymph mother and siblings, and remained largely unknown. Circe struggled to navigate her world, understand the politics required to thrive in it and make a name for herself.

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Book Review: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Do you still like having sex with your wife? How often? You must have had a better fuck than your wife? Tell me about it. I have girls coming in from Los Angeles at three o’clock. We can go upstairs and have a great time. I promise . . . And all the while, Trump would have his friend’s wife on the speakerphone, listening in.

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Book Review: The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

Released on October 3, The Sun and Her Flowers offers perspective on a lot of sensitive aspects of a woman’s personal life; love, loss, heartbreak, trauma and motherhood, and controversial circumstances in Indian society which include culture, feminism, and immigration. As is obvious from her name, Rupi Kaur is an Indian woman who emigrated with her parents to Canada when she was four.

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Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

Futurist and atheist Edmond Kirsch has made a revolutionary discovery he is certain will answer life’s greatest mystery and will bring an end to the believe in the existence of God. Then he is murdered.

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Book Review: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo

It also leaves us with the question “Since there are more poor people than rich people in the world. Why don’t more of our unequal societies implode?” I’d like to know what you think.

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Book and Movie Review: It by Stephen King

After 2 weeks and 1,138 pages I’ve come to 2 conclusions; first it is impossible for any director to bring the book to life in its entirety because of its sexually explicit and truly horrifying murder scenes, and second Stephen King is either unimaginably talented or simply disturbed if not possessed by a malevolent spirit.

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