What Color Is Your Parachute?

Warning: This post is LONG and includes highlights from my personal job search. If you’re just here to see if you should get the book, I’ll save you some time: Buy. It. Now. This story begins in late September 2020. I had just left a really great company for what I thought was a dreamContinue reading “What Color Is Your Parachute?”

July Bites

Finally back after taking a not-so-brief hiatus to focus on my job search. If you’ve been looking for a new role or company, you know that job hunting is basically a full-time job in itself. Video resumes? Apparently they are a thing in 2021. Well, I’m happy to report that after months of searching, dozensContinue reading “July Bites”

People Like Her

I first came across this book on BOTM, but bypassed it in favor of The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins. The latter was supposed to be akin to a modern day retelling of Jane Eyre. Well, it ended up being a huge disappointment (and a total waste of a credit!). Clearly I’m not in theContinue reading “People Like Her”

The Honey Don’t List

Unlike when writing my last post, I didn’t agonize with this one. (Actually, I’m typing it up at the eleventh hour – the night before it goes live.) And I know what you’re thinking – another romance! What gives? To be honest, it’s been a bit refreshing to read something more upbeat than a thriller.Continue reading “The Honey Don’t List”

This Close to Okay

It’s rare for me to get so lost in a book that I feel compelled to stay up past midnight just to finish it. But that’s exactly what happened here. This Close to Okay is uniquely written, has a powerful storyline, and leaves you wanting just a little bit more. I’ve loved reading since IContinue reading “This Close to Okay”

The Third Wife

The first thriller I ever read was Carrie by Stephen King, although that probably falls more in the horror/fantastical genre. I read through many of his other books and then branched out to Karin Slaughter, Kate White, Megan Miranda, Riley Sage, Lisa Jewell, and several others. They all bring a special flair to the table.Continue reading “The Third Wife”

The Rise & Fall of Theranos

The full account of Theranos and its founder Elizabeth Holmes is so intriguing and unfathomable to me and I really went down a rabbit hole with everything. Not for the first time, it made me wonder if my calling should be in investigative journalism instead of marketing. I was entirely impressed with the work ofContinue reading “The Rise & Fall of Theranos”

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

I first learned about this book when I saw Melissa Urban (co-creator of The Whole 30) post a photo of it on her Instagram. The subtitle intrigued me, yet it took me over a year to actually borrow it from the library and six weeks to finish all 432 pages. This is one of thoseContinue reading “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone”

Leaving Time

When I was a junior in high school, I hung out in the library A LOT – during study hall if I could get a pass, and always during lunch. My friends and I would sit in the back pretending to do work, but really eating snacks and chatting about anything but school. In booksContinue reading “Leaving Time”