Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Review: Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn

Sharp Objects is written by Gillian Flynn, and it was published in 2006 by Broadway Books. Since then, it has become a limited series on HBO (I need to finally bite the bullet and subscribe to HBO — if for no other reason, I need to see if the limited series is even an ounce as good as the book). Gillian Flynn is also the author of Gone Girl, Dark Places, and The Grownup (which is barely over 60 pages).

I can’t speak for the other novels because I haven’t read them, but I will tell you with 100% certainty that Sharp Objects is one of those rare novels that will keep you up at night.

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Stop asking creatives to work for little to no money

Stop asking creatives to work for little to no money

It’s May 2008. I just graduated with my B.A. in Professional Writing and Editing.

My job search is is bleak, and that’s an understatement. I’m dating a guy I cannot stand who really may have a football in his head as a brain. Every editing job I examine requires 5+ years of experience. I relax my shoulders as the light from the computer monitor seems to expose my thoughts: I am going to continue working at Dunkin Donuts for my “career” if I don’t get my shit together.

The regret settles in. Everything everyone said to me crashes like waves on the shores of the ocean on a windy spring day. You can’t do anything with an English degree. You have to start out on the bottom and can’t just be an editor. You have to move to get a job as an editor. All we have here are these little newspapers.

Fast forward to July.

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Tips for scheduling and receiving your COVID-19 vaccine

Tips for scheduling and receiving your COVID-19 vaccine

It’s official — I am fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Instead of trying to scare you with horror stories of side effects — of which you may experience NONE — I am going to give you some tips on scheduling and receiving your COVID-19 vaccine(s). And, bonus: There are links to data throughout. Yay!

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A Second Wave of Grief

A Second Wave of Grief

I’ve heard a lot lately about the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus. Expert opinions vary on this, but the consensus seems to be the same: No one knows what to expect as we move forward. COVID-19 is a novel virus, and so far, it’s ravaged and shaken this country in a way that many of us haven’t seen in our lifetime.

As the lock down continues, though, there is one thing that is certain: A second wave of grief.

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#AskCoachCourtney: What are the best running books to inform and inspire my running? #COACHPICKS!

#AskCoachCourtney: What are the best running books to inform and inspire my running? #COACHPICKS!

Welcome to #askcoachcourtney! This series answers your running questions through use of experts and research in the field of exercise science. This week, you might as well open your Amazon app as you read because this post is all about BOOKS!

When books and running collide, I feel giddy — these are two of my favorite things! That’s why I was so excited when a reader asked me to write a post about running books. I collaborated with some fellow RRCA coaches to bring you our topic book pics!

If you want to make 2020 a year of opportunity, inspiration, and smart running…keep on reading. PS: All of the titles are links, so if you want to learn more about the books and read Amazon reviews, click away!

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