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Book review: What’s it gonna be? by Cassandra Piat

What’s it Gonna Be is a romantic comedy written by Cassandra Piat

Lucy loves Matt, they have been together for over four years, they’ve had their ups and 51qjeklzgsldowns but always end up back together. But recently Lucy has become discontent, her job is going no where and Matt’s fear of commitment means the much desired ring on the finger seems nothing more than a pipe dream. Forced to re-evaluate what she wants from life, and whether or not it is something Matt will be a part of, she begins to doubt her relationship, question the direction they are heading, or if they are even moving at all. Then along comes Jake.

What’s it Gonna Be is a bit like a love child of Bridget Jones, How I met your Mother, and Friends. It is a fun and entertaining read written in the first person with more than one chuckle littered throughout. The characters are well-developed and entertaining, each with their own sub-plot which runs alongside the events of Lucy’s life. There are some profoundly moving moments which completely capture the events and raw emotions. Anyone who’s a fan of Bridget Jones would certainly love this.

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What’s it Gonna Be?

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Old writings

I recently came across some old writing I did some time ago, it must be at least ten years since I wrote it.  Reading it really took me back, it was something I wrote on those mornings when I arrived at work early.  It was a high pressure job, filled with stats, targets and often more than a little abuse from the people you try to help with their issues, isn’t that always the way when you work in a support role?

What started as a simple idea to relieve some of the stress for myself and a small group of friends I met in the job,  soon became a weekly newsletter, with a few added brochures and comic strips (although my drawings leave something to be desired).  I have some really good memories of this time and the friends I shared it with, so when I found it again I felt like I needed to do something with it.

After some consideration,  I decided to share it on another wordpress blog titled The guild of villainy.  I wasn’t sure if this was the right thing to do, after all the writing is old and has no relevance to my chosen genre or even my writing style; however to adapt it, or rewrite it, would make it something other than what it was intended to be and it would no doubt lose something in the process.   After much consideration I decided I would share it exactly as it was, if only to rekindle those fond memories and maybe even make someone else smile.  Of course it depends on your sense of humour whether or not it is something you will enjoy, but even after all this time I still find myself smiling.

If you choose to take a look I hope you enjoy, have a great week.