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Angelopolis, written by Danielle Trussoni, published in 2013. I'm a big fan of supernatural books and this definitely hit the mark for me. Angelopolis was written with the a great mix of imagination (mostly) and religious history (some), if I'm remembering my bible stories correctly. If you follow stories from the bible to a tea and are easily offended, I would suggest not reading this because it is a work of fiction. Otherwise take it with a grain of salt and just enjoy great writing.
The descendants of fallen angels, the Nephilim, have been trying for centuries to take over Earth, making it their new Heaven. Getting back into Heaven, hasn't worked out so well. The Nephilim, are heading this attack on humanity. The goal? To eliminate all of human kind, except for the ones they need as their slaves. An organization, the angel hunters/Watchers has been keeping track of them for centuries to keep them at bay, with many unethical and sinister happenings along the way. Much if this including dissection, interrogation, to the elimination of the angelic species, altogether. Unfortunately we won't know who wins the battle, until the next installment. When will that be? No clue.
New scratching post for Kai, because I like my chair. So far, so good. Super easy to assemble. 2 dowels and 2 screws. Purchased online at Bed Bath & Beyond. I chose a Canadian retailer because I wanted to avoid duty & exchange rates, which can sometimes increase the price by double or more. This was the most economical choice to me. There were other options like Amazon.ca and eBay.ca, but the price difference was ridiculous. $55.95 CAD before taxes vs $109.99 CAD, SmartCat Ultimate Scratching Post.
Some of you may know that I would love to start my own business. Well, I'm in the process of doing just that. Just a little blip of redoing one of my courses and finishing my program. In the meantime, I'm revving up the business plan, so I'm already in business by the time April 21st rolls around. Now don't get me wrong if Google comes calling or an amazing startup catches my eye, I'm there. I'm all about multiple sources of income. Not because of greed but because of job security in this precarious job market. Which brings me to this great book, #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso. She is the founder and CEO of Nasty Gal, a multi-million dollar online fashion retailer. And she did this under the age of 30. I won't be able to hit the under 30 mark, but I'm aiming for under 40. I'm always looking for inspiration in other entrepreneurs, women entrepreneurs in particular.
I wasn't sure if I liked the book in the beginning, particularly because of an early statement:
"I don't want you to look up #GIRLBOSS because all that looking up can keep you down." Pg.13
I thought to myself, "What is the point, why should I even read this book, after a statement like that?" But I'm glad I did and I see her point. Sophia Amoruso talks about how her differences made her a success. How being the different kid who didn't fit in with her schoolmates, to not fitting in with certain jobs, that she held to pay the bills, made her who she is today. There are also exerts from her employees about what made them a fit for Sophia's company or not. What they brought to the table, and what makes them unique in their field. I relate in a lot of ways because I know that I don't fit into what society deems acceptable, in many aspects of my life.
Takeaway? Differences can be good. It's all about how you channel them, and of course good old-fashioned hard work and perseverance.