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  • 21st Century,  General Fiction

    Not Working by Lisa Owens

    I knew I had to get my hands on Lisa Owen’s novel Not Working when I saw it described as representative of the Millennial experience at MarinaSofia’s blog. As a Millennial I could not resist the opportunity to check a funny take on what it means to be one of the most self-centered generations in literature (so, yes, this post is very much an exploration of myself as it is a review). Thank you to the lovely people at Picador who kindly sent me a hardback review copy. It is gorgeous. Not Working tells the story of Claire Flannery who, in her late twenties,  decides to quit her job at…

  • Personal Updates

    How to Write a Thesis

    … Or, rather, how to do it and adapt to the PhD life. These past three months have been wonderful, but also full of lessons learned. So, since I wanted to share more about the PhD life with you, here are some little things that I have learned and that worked for me. They are mainly related to adapting to a new lifestyle and a new working schedule after being a student for the last 21 years of my life. A thesis also requires studying, but in a very different way. All this comes from my own experience, but I hope it resonates with yours too, whether you’re a student,…