Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Here's a book for all you #girlbosses out there

I like to think that I'm actually on a role this year with my goal to read as many books as possible. Pretty much every week, I'll pop onto Amazon and purchase some new books to read. I've also noticed that I'm not really into story books anymore as I haven't really got the patience to read them nowadays so I'm much more into short reads and poetry books.

Girl Boss was a book that I had been eyeing up for a while but never really got round to buying it till earlier this year. I loved every page of this book and it didn't actually take me long to finish it. I only had to pick this book up three times in order for me to finish and if you know me, that's pretty outstanding as it usually takes me forrreevvvveeerrr to finish a book.

This isn't a book on how to get rich or how to start a business. It's just pretty much how Sophia started her eBay account and then made her way to building Nasty Gal. Nasty Gal is probably one of my favourite online and shops and I check the website/app every day. Yes, you heard me, every day. The clothes are good quality, reasonably priced aaannndd at least once a week they have offers on so you can get yourself a right old bargain. I've bought a few things from Nasty Gal and haven't had any issues with the clothing and have been extremely satisfied with how they all look and feel. 

I found Girl Boss to be very interesting and like I said, it didn't take me long to read and I found some chapters quite useful - especially about handing CVs (like how to get the managers attention and notice you) out and what to do in an interview. It's a very easy book to read and probably would make a good summer read. I also like the fact that it had small chapters (I physically can't stand books with hench chapters.) 

Girl Boss has also been made into a series which you can find on Netflix but if you are interesting in watching it, it is nothing like the book. Also, the character Sophia did kinda annoy me a little bit...but I still enjoyed the series as a whole.

I found the book to be enjoyable because it just shows that you don't have to be born with a silver spoon in your mouth to achieve things and you don't always need college/uni education to actually get somewhere in life. The few things that you do need in order to be successful is hard work and determination. I also liked how Sophia admitted to being a bit of a thief back in the day...which I don't agree with but it did make the book a little bit more interesting to read.

To summarize:

this book is an easy read and won't take you long to read it
it's one of those books that you can read, put down and then pick up months later and easily carry on reading
I found this book to be oddly empowering
it made me want to put more effort into my work ethics - oh and my wardrobe
The style of writing is a bit like reading a blog rather than a book which I have no problem with at all and I think I prefer reading books like that...
we can all be #girlbosses

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