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 on assignments, essays, coursework and…

All the Books I’ve Read (2015-2019)

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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 truth!) with Tom Cruise and…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Book Review: Lord of The Flies by William Golding

The story is about a group of young schoolboys trapped on a deserted island after a plane crash. These children, none older than 12 are forced to think and survive on their own without any adult supervision.

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

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.

Book Review: The Outsider by Stephen King

This book is not as entertaining as it is disturbing. It brings up a lot of personal questions with respect to the power of identity its theft. What if there is another you?