Why I Don’t Want To Work In Journalism

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You’d think that having spent the last two years of my life studying Journalism, I’d be set on my way towards the industry. But umm, yeah about that…things didn’t quite work out that way.

In my college experience post, I discussed how I never actually wanted to study journalism – my life just took a detour that I wasn’t OK with. Granted, I wasn’t entirely *against* journalism to begin with, otherwise I wouldn’t have gone down that path in the first place. But it didn’t take me long to realise that actually, I really, really don’t want to work in journalism.

And so we have another ramble of a post, in which I try to explain my reasons why.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde | I mean…I guessed the ending…

dorian gray

A random pick up on my part, I had zero intentions of reading this soon. But, I’m mightily happy I did, because it’s one I’ve been meaning to check of the list for an awful long while now.

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Circe by Madeline Miller | Sass, sorcery and Circe…what’s not to love?

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Guys you have NO IDEA how much I was YELLING when I found out I was actually going to receive an early copy of this book! I adore The Song of Achilles, so I figured I’d try my luck and sent a request through…and here we are!

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Circe

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The basics of my college life (that’s English college, by the way)

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Hi everyone!

If you saw last week’s babble, you’ll know that I’m making a few changes to this blog, the main one being I post more “personal” blog posts alongside the bookish ones. Well, here’s the first.

When mentioning college or university, I always feel like I have to explain why I’m a year older than I “ought” to be – why I stayed behind a year. The English education system pretty much sets your path out for you – GCSE’s β†’ A Levels β†’ University – and it seems odd when people start straying off and doing their own thing. With my mentioning of so many subjects on social media, it’s just a whole mash of confusion I feel I ought to clear up. And so, here we are.

This is going to be quite a babble, I’ll warn you of that right now. I’ll condense it as much as I can, but I’ll be explaining how I did A Levels andΒ BTEC, comparing the two, and also writing a bit on how I still struggle to come to terms with the stigma and having to give up A Levels. So it might take a while. But, if you’re interested…here’s the basics!

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Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden | The detail was both it’s amazement and downfall

memoirs of a geisha

This is probably going to be a smaller review than usual, because all the way through reading this I was thinking “…how the hell am I going to review this?”

We shall find out.

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Sunday Status: Changes are coming…

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Did the title remind any else of Game of Thrones? Yes? High five!…No? …okayy then *awkwardly backs away*

Well look what we have here, another random Sunday Status post! For those of you who are new around these parts, this is basically a feature I do every so often where I just give rambly life updates and whatnot – y’know, the kind of thing that covers a few topics that don’t need their own blog posts, but I want to have a ramble about them anyway.

As you might have guessed from the title, a few changes are being made around these parts. And so without further ado…

Let’s have a natter!

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June Wrap Up & Favourites |A looooong month, but it ended in the best way

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I don’t know if it’s just me, but I feel like June dragged on for so so long. A large amount of us bookworms reached the end of the academic year, and summer is surely upon us. Now – where before our studies took over – we have days upon days of reading ahead of us. We can all breathe a sigh of relief.

Let’s see what June brought!

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All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr | A slow read and not quite worth the hype

All the light we cannot see

This book has literally been on my TBR for YEARS. Finally, after many days of overlooking it, I decided to pick it up. At last! Now my bookworm brain can stop niggling at me with that little feeling of guilt.

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All the light we cannot see

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Mid Year Reading Progress & Favourites so far!

mid year reading progress

So this post kind of links with last week’s resolutions update, because the second it hits mid year I wonder to myself HOW AM I DOING WITH MY READING CHALLENGES? I don’t know why, it’s just satisfying to see. Plus I can use it to totally justify any book buying I’m about to do…maybe…

shh.

Let’s have a peep at my reading progress!

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The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon | A dark mystery encased in a love for books

The Shadow of the Wind

This book was a reread for me – in the form of a buddy read. Both myself and Amy @ ShoutAme felt we needed to read this book, with it being a favourite of ours, and so June brought that reread along. I was slightly paranoid that I wouldn’t enjoy it as much as the original time I read it, since I couldn’t remember a thing and my tastes have changed a lot, but…well, you’ll see from this review how it went.

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The Shadow of the Wind

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