I heard good things about this book, including about the author. So basically the author tries to move to Berlin from the US and try out a new life there, and I thought that part was interesting, but then she goes into weird stuff like going on blind dates and pretending to be a different person from the zodiac and stuff like that. There is also an interesting bit about Relationship Anarchy and that all relationships are equal even though society prioritizes romantic relationships. But think about it: romantic relationships never solved anyone's problem, on the contrary, however, they caused a ton of problems -- just ask my parents!!! Okay, just kidding, please don't ask them.
But it wasn't that bad, it was a pretty decent read.
Page 47: "I looked around and realized everyone around me was boring, more boring than even the most boring person I could make up, so boring that it might have made them interesting if I could have stopped thinking about the world's one interesting person who had rendered all the details and motivations of my life immediately clear."
page 56: "I like to cosplay hospitality."
Kind of similar to Halle Butler but instead of focusing on the depressingness of every day, it focuses on a particular bad thing that happens at the workplace. One funny thing in the story is the protagonist turns off notifications on her phone so that she can OD on the internet in peace.
This quote might be the quote that summarizes this blog:
Page 68: "Was there a point to reading if I couldn't share it?"
I dunno, this book was confusing, I recommend "How to win friends and influence people," by Dale Carnegie instead. Check out a cool quote below, it's cool because it doesn't make any sense ;-)
Then there is a question the author recommends asking, although if you asked me, I would be like, "Don't talk to me."
page 92-93: "To me, teaching the rules of negative questions is like teaching the rules of driving without a seatbelt. You don't need any rules if you don't do it."
Page 207: "If this was to be our very last conversation, what words of wisdom would you want to pass on to me?"
So this author is really good at writing depressing fictional books about being stuck in life in a dead end job. This book expounds on that and it shows that even if you hate your job, you turn into a person who just talks about hating their job and that no one wants to spend time with.
But what's also depressing is that the author is like 20 years old and she's a successful writer and probably never has to work!!!
Page 26: "I've looked, and I usually end up feeling pretty underwhelmed and underqualified for all of the interesting jobs, and then I have a thought spiral, and then I feel like I made a bad move somewhere back in middles school, and then I feel like there's no hope at all for me and then I contemplate suicide."
Page 38: "Everything about her life was so much the same from day to day that it almost didn't exist."
Page 62: "You are unbelievably draining, you self-serving, shallow, talentless waste of time."