Jul 16 – 22, 2023 | Little Sparks #11


This week was quite eventful. It was Culture Week at my company – the first time– and we had various events.

On Monday, there was a team hike. We had paint and sip Wednesday evening, though the painting was by numbers. Hahaha! Lastly, on Friday, we had a Sports Day. It was a blast, and apart from getting to know the team better, taking breaks from working throughout the week was also lovely.

Here’s my book highlight:

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
5 stars

I went into the book without reading the synopsis, so I thought it was a true story/brand written via oral history. It is not – however, it felt very realistic, and I was deeply immersed in the plot. This is quite significant as I do not listen to rock and roll, nor am I curious about how bands work. I recommend listening to the audiobook because you truly get the experience of a documentary/it being based on oral history. A different person plays each character, and you can hear the music/singing how it’s meant to be.

I appreciated how each character was full and diverse, especially the female characters. Taylor did a great job criticising misogyny and the sexism we know existed during that time, especially for female artists trying to make it in a male-dominated industry through the characters. I also really enjoyed Billy and Camille’s relationship. Their love felt raw, hopeful and beautiful – to build a relationship by giving your unwavering faith in them.

I planned on watching the drama after reading the book, but now with such high ratings for the book, I am worried I will be disappointed by the dramatisation (after all, the book is always better than the movie). I will share if I do end up watching the drama.

Have a great week ahead! 😊

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