My Life In A Book – Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless

To start off, I’m going to point out the obvious. The title for this post is a little deceiving (#Clickbait). How can my life be emulated through a book?

Really?!

  1. Yes. The main character is called Chloe which is of course my name.
  2. Yes. She is socially awkward, which i’ve been known to be.
  3. Yes. Chloe makes lists about everything which i’m doing now.
  4. And yes. The book is called ‘Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless’ which is how I feel half the time.

These are just coincidences. Me and book Chloe are not one and the same, so let’s just Toosie Slide and continue on before I overthink this.


Pre Review backstory...

As you may be aware, I recently came back to this blog with a full relaunch (you can read the post here), but this wasn’t the only part of my life I had to leave for a while. I did the same with reading. The last book I picked up being this very one I am sharing my thoughts on now. A real circle of events.

I remember starting it, reading the first chapter or so and then placing it back on the top shelf of my bookcase, not to be touched again, that is until recently. In a way it’s a bit like how Joey places his books in the freezer in Friends, although not for the same reason.

There was no fiery hatred felt against the book. I didn’t give it enough of a chance for that to be the case. I was in a place where reading just about anything apart from what I had to read for work was proving difficult.

However since the introduction of lockdown, I felt an urge to pick up that book once again and finally get through it, just as I intend to do with other books I have left staring at me on those shelves.

Consider it my lockdown mission. Makes it sound slightly cooler.


Let me set the scene...

It’s Christmas Eve (I was reading this at Easter) and Chloe, our diabetic and list loving main character is working the Christmas rush shift at a supermarket chain called GoodFoods along with colleagues, Gabe, Sammi, Micah, Zaina as well as her very obvious crush, Tyson.

When funds are believed to be stolen from the GoodFoods charity box, guess who’s to blame? The 6 of them!

The younglings, as they are referred to throughout the book, are held after work hour, where events unfold in what can only be described as a Breakfast Club 2.0 scenario.


My thoughts…

I think the best way to describe Top Ten Clues You’re Clueless , is to say it is a quirky bit of fun which moonlights as a lighthearted mystery.

The first half of the book consists mainly of character introductions, Christmas references which are always important, as well as finding out about the interactions had between one another.

Please don’t go into this expecting to jump right into a drama filled story. It’s not going to happen. Think of it like a rollercoaster. It’s a steady ride to the top and then…BAM. You’re hurtling down, down, down!

Anyway, returning to my point about the Breakfast Club. Just like that movie, each of the younglings are given traits which clearly in any case would clash, but forced time together must do something to a person. In an evening, differences are put aside and only understanding and friendship is left in its wake. Oh you do love to see it. It’s a beautiful moment.

For my first book back into reading, I can’t deny I enjoyed it.

A slow start. Yes. But once you get into it, it doesn’t matter. The overall plot line, the humorous banter shared and the interesting character developments throughout, and all within under 300 pages, makes for an interesting read.

I may be a little clueless. Maybe not about this.


Have you read this book? Are you reading anything right now? I’d love some recommendations!

Oh and before I go I must tell you about this. 4 years ago me and a blogging friend of mine, Ana Regina did an interview over on my blog. 4 years later I’m doing the same on hers. Check it out here.

Let the virtual insanity continue,

Chloe Lauren

This Is From Me To You! | Paperless Post Review

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Hey Guys,

Today I am going to be telling you about Paperless Post, a wonderful little Service which enables you to send Cards, Event Flyers and Invitations in a new and exciting way.

Sounds interesting? I personally think so, which is way I am looking forward to telling you more about it!

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First of all, I absolutely love anything like this. In fact, anything, and I mean anything, that involves being creative and sharing something which may be sentimental, is definitely what I am 100% here for. I have always been someone who enjoys finding different ways to surprise and make someone smile on their birthday and I think it is safe to say, I have found a way I can do that.

Possibly a high five moment?

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Anyway, a friend of mine, also called Chloe, but with the accent on the ‘e’ (as mentioned above), actually has her birthday coming up, incidentally a day before mine, making this the perfect time to find and try this Service out.

I know, I couldn’t have timed that better myself!

I have to say though, I was happily surprised to see a great variety of card choices available, although it made it slightly difficult to pick the right one. It’s not that Chloe is picky, but rather that to me it has always mattered about the person and what they will like so it’s more me being pedantic more than anything.

I guess I was just over thinking it more than I should. Nothing out of the usual there!

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Once I had actually managed to choose the right card, then came the easier part, personalising it.

I decided to stick to a simple but sophisticated design which was slightly ruined by my try at being ‘funny’ or ‘witty’ with the way I said Happy Birthday. I couldn’t just be normal, could I?

Now, with this Service, you don’t just choose the card design. Oh no! You have control over everything, the entire design process is down to you, which I think works really well and allows it to be truly and completely from you to the person you are sending the card to.

If I am honest, that is what it should be about.

All that’s left for me to do now, is schedule it to be sent out at the right time, which has been the only real problem I have faced thus far within the process. Apart from that, it is definitely worth the effort.


Now it’s your turn. If you’d like to try out Paperless Post, take a look at their Website now, just click the link below.

Paperless Post Website

Have fun!

Chloe Lauren x

 

*DISCLAIMER – This Review is my honest opinion and all views are my own. Also, thank you to Paperless Post for asking me to Review the Service.

Responding To The Negativity!

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Hey Guys,

If you have been active on any of the Social Media pages or heard the news getting about recently, you may (or may not) have heard a few things circulating around regarding Content Creators, including that of the new rules being brought in by YouTube, outlining new guidelines specifically for and making it more difficult than before for smaller channels monetizing their Videos.

This obviously caused a HUGE amount of outrage, and with good reason, especially saying this has come about, conveniently after the Logan Paul incident, making people wonder why YouTube has been picking out and victimising smaller Creators who are trying to grow.

But this hasn’t been the only time this year (already), that the name of the creator has been spoken of negatively and faced backlash.

At the moment it actually seems as though Bloggers/Vloggers are at the forefront of Media coverage and not for the reasons we would want to be, and although there is a lot of good coming from our communities, OUR being the operative word, it is becoming apparent that the bad is outshining this good.

I think it’s important to remember that actually, that we are a community and that we need to be the ones to continue the way we want things to go. By this I mean, let’s fight fire with water as opposed to more fire if that makes sense.

Why subject ourselves to the negativity that is surrounding us all? Instead pick ourselves back up, brush off what is holding us back and make an impact the way we know we can.

We have to support each other first in order to strengthen and build on what we have. We can blame others all we want, but it won’t make the change we want. We just have to keep pushing through and sharing the Content we love and it will all fall into place.

We’ve got this!

Chloe Lauren x

What Did You Achieve In 2017?

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Hey Guys,

With 2018 now underway, I thought it might be interesting to do something I did early last year, when I looked over what I had achieved throughout the year.

Now I know this wasn’t the best year for a lot of us, but I’m here to remind you that even in darkness there is light! Positivity is everywhere we just need to find it, even when it seems difficult to do so.

  • Being Baptised in February
  • Got over my fear of calling people or answering the phone
  • Adopted a new, much more positive attitude and outlook on life
  • Started my search for Jobs/Apprenticeships
  • Reached 1,400+ Blog followers and 1,150+ Twitter Followers
  • Gained more confidence in myself
  • Being offered 8 interviews in one week
  • Passed my AAT Level 2 in Accounting Software exam
  • Letting go of toxic friendships that I thought I had to hold on to
  • Mastered making Cappucinos, Lattes and Americanos on drinks machine
  • Invited to interviews with BT and the BBC
  • Managed to get the Job I wanted in just one day
  • Just feeling so much happier in myself!

I hope you all have a wonderful New Year and that 2018 is a success for everyone reading.

Here is to a great start. New Year. New You!

What Did You Achieve In 2017?

Chloe Lauren x