I think it is “My Five Dead Friends”. It happened to me at a very intense moment and I wrote it quite spontaneously. I never edited the poem, I wanted to keep it raw and real. It’s about coming of age, how we are brought up to believing in things for its arbitrary value and how the exposure to philosophy, music and literature changes your perceptions. There are so many things that we unlearn as we grow up. By “five friends”, I meant five senses. We initially take things at its face value, but as we evolve, we realise that things are not the way we see, hear, taste, smell, or feel. We keep adding layers and connotations to our linear understanding of the world.
If you think your job is challenging or that your boss is demanding, The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger would redefine the meaning of those words forever, and perhaps, provide you with a newfound tolerance for your workplace. When twenty-three-year-old Andrea interviewed for a junior assistant position, she could not have possibly fathomed what she was signing up for. How could she? Everybody spoke highly of Miranda Priestly, her prospective boss, the editor-in-chief of Runaway (a famous fashion magazine). In fact, people worshipped the ground Miranda walked on. However, little did she know that Miranda Priestly would single-handedly destroy her relationships, consume her mental peace, and claim every breathing second of her life. The biggest irony was Andrea didn’t even like fashion, and yet, she lost every ounce of her personality for a job that screamed fashion day and night.
“We are frightfully concerned with our own deaths, sometimes so much so that we forget the real purpose of our lives.” – Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
Today, I have a very special guest for you, my dear readers. As long as the list of her credentials is, her energy is on the next level. Don’t believe me? Check out our conversation that is right under the Biography section of this post.
Jack did not know that his life would change in a blink. An ordinary day transformed into a mysterious one when a man in “..a Panama hat and light flannels” handed him an envelope and told him to hand it over to a tall man “…wearing a blue pin-stripe suit with a red carnation.” His innate attraction towards mystery got the better of him.
The Tech, Mark Ravine’s debut thriller, offers the readers a full-fledged insight into the FBI. Supervisory Special Agent Alexandra Cassidy’s skills as an FBI agent were exemplary, yet she was transferred frequently. However, this fourth transfer presented the most challenging team of “rejects” from across the country and a series of a tangled web of cases. Although she solved each of those cases in record time, which shocked her difficult boss, she could not shake a nagging feeling that somehow each of these cases was connected.
Although Aggie’s life was no fairy tale, she cherished her childhood like a distant dream. When her teacher recommended her for a scholarship exam, she believed herself to be one step closer to becoming a teacher. However, her mother, whom she called Mam, decided that it was “o’er time” that she left the school. Despite her reluctance, fourteen-year-old Aggie was sent off to Alder Lodge to work as a “maid-of-all-work.” This is where she found love. She could not put her foot down to protect her ambition of becoming a teacher, but in the matter of marriage, she did not succumb to her mother’s resistance. Thus, she married William, a soldier with enchanting tales of travels far and beyond. Little did she know that this very man would put her through life’s horrific turmoils. The White Apron by Christine Eyres is a testament to a woman’s resilience and devotion.
I have reviewed The Shadow’s Secrets by Anna Casamento Arrigo for Reader’s Favorite. The Shadow’s Secrets by Anna Casamento Arrigo explores the conflicting human emotions that often leave us at crossroads. Each action determines our final destination in life. Father Nunzio Aragona had taken the oath to serve God but, when he laid eyes on…
The Basilwade Chronicles by Dawn Knox has been reviewed by me for Reader’s Favorite. What a stress buster The Basilwade Chronicles by Dawn Knox has been! The hilarious ride began with Derek going to a speed dating event. Soon, his tactless remarks to the ladies’ appearances signaled that he would not find any date. And…
When Farzad Abed entered Alessandro’s Cucina with a gun, six very different people found themselves in the same fatal predicament. Up until this moment, they had been going through regular life problems. However, when Farzad shot a woman without so much as blinking his eyes, none of that mattered. Jack forgot about his parents being…