On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder. Review of the graphic novel.

5 stars!! Hello, little bears!! I have a few (a lot of them, really) ARCs to review, so you’ll at least see one review per week here and on my YouTube channel (The Book Dreamer’s Alley) for the ones granted to me by NetGalley and just here for those for which I’m part of aContinue reading “On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder. Review of the graphic novel.”

Gasoline Dreams by Simon Orpana. A review

*I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* 2.5 stars. This is a non fiction graphic novel focused on a necessary purpose creating awareness about the excessive use of petrol based energy that’s destroying our planet at a staggering speed. I loved the fact that it mentions and goes deepContinue reading “Gasoline Dreams by Simon Orpana. A review”

Your Career, Your Business by Gina Cajucom. Blog Tour. Book Spotlight

“Your career 2.0
There is an inherent pitfall to using society’s yardstick of what career success is. We like to “keep up
with the Joneses” and make sure we keep up with our peers. There is also pressure from family and
friends to do the “safe” thing, which means being employed, lest we dare to take the risky entrepreneurship route. It’s natural to aspire for what society defines as traditional success, like getting to an executive role in a corporation or going for a respectable profession like being a
doctor, a teacher, or a lawyer. But, while working in a technology start-up might attract the young
generation, even younger people put value to work-life balance and find it cool to work in climate change, racial justice, or jobs incorporating activism.

REFLECTION
Suppose you create your definition of success and measure yourself against that yardstick instead. What would you do differently in your career?

Career 2.0 is finding your second act—your reinvention of what success looks like for you based upon your unique set of life circumstances. It is what you make of yourself based on the opportunities that are available to you. It is what you create based on your unique talents, experiences,
temperament, and personality. There is nobody else quite like you. Your success does not have to look like somebody else’s.
Career 2.0 is about finding the entrepreneur in you—the ability to be creative and innovative,
considering what life has handed you. You cannot rely on your organization or your boss to take care of your career development. They are focused on business development. You cannot expect them to improve your position based on your career aspirations. They probably do not know what those are, let alone be able to prioritize them. You must be the leader of your success. It would help if you
were your own salesperson, your product developer, your brand manager. It would help if you led in
managing your Career 2.0.” p. 21-22

We Walk by Amy S. F. Lutz. A review

*I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the opinions depicted are my own. Thanks to NetGalley and the author for allowing me to have an advanced copy of this book.* 4 stars. This is a non-fiction book that describes the experience and thoughts of a mother whoContinue reading “We Walk by Amy S. F. Lutz. A review”

The Tudors (An Alternative History of Britain). The proof history is made by bad decisions.

*I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.* Thank you so much to Pen&Sword and NetGalley for granting me this copy. I gave this book 4 stars. Timothy Venning masterfully created all hypothetical scenarios at a certain point in the history of Britain’s Tudors, statingContinue reading “The Tudors (An Alternative History of Britain). The proof history is made by bad decisions.”

Why Does Daddy Always Look so Sad? Life with Asperger’s

*I received this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* 5 stars. There’s a lot ot misunderstanding regarding ASD. This book will help you understand what it is really like. As a psychology student who has loved ones with Asperger’s, I already knew many of the behaviours and thoughts displayed on this book,Continue reading “Why Does Daddy Always Look so Sad? Life with Asperger’s”

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