Saturday, June 28, 2014

MY TOP 5 MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS TO READ IN YOUR 20'S FOR WOMEN

By: Ely Cervantes

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BossyPants: by Tina Fey


Tina Fey does not disappoint in the is hilarious book! I had a difficult time putting the book down once i started reading it. Bossy pants is a hilarious blend of humor, introspection of your self and most if all spectacular guide to women (or men) in this generation. It's not EXACTLY a memoir, however i throughly enjoyed reading the experiences of a women who has a had a very successful and full life. As someone who just turned 20 a few months a go , what this book did was not show me a path to take but opened my senses and infinite possibilities of where my life can take me. Its not about getting my "shit" together, but rather I got my "shit" and i'll figure it out as i go!



Forst of all can i just say Lauren Berger is honestly one of the most influential women our age today. This friendly use guide to career and college advice is easy to read, and a MUST HAVE for any one of our generation taking their next step in their career. Since reading this book i have successfully completed two internships!

Zen and the Art of Happiness: by Chris Prentiss



STRESS STRESSSSS, AND MORE STRESS! Is the epidemy of our lives in our 20's with  School exams, friendships, family, guys (or girls- whatever rows your boat ) and finally career and personal achievements no owner we are conspicuously checking for grey hair in the mirror. This book took me on a journey to learn more about myself and ultimately about how to me a more peaceful person.





There is something about being able to relate that this novel just gets. Ever since watching the movie, " The Jane Austen Book Club" i always had that knack to find people to talk about everything  from love to school, and everything in between. However what did this did was gave me he next best thing it is a whirlwind of experiences of girls  from their early adulthood, to the struggles and achievements of girls our age!





I gotta say i as highly skeptical to read any of Lauren Conrad's books, because of the whole reality Tv skeptical. I was throughly and happily proven wrong  From her novels which include "Women Bitchiness" and Backstabbing to friends in high and low places. The stories were fun and easy to read. But ultimately she really gets how the world can be for women in personal dilemmas as well as in the workplace, where the claws come out. Her other books in style, fashion, and beauty were more of a guide to personal maintenance that were so fun to keep around! If that is just not for you i recommend visiting her site At www.LaurenConrad.com it has her blog and pages on beauty, lifestyle, and fashion



      Thank you for Reading!!


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Lifestyle Post

6 REASONS WHY I DID UNPAID INTERNSHIPS

1. The experience. Im in college, which means money is always lacking Which means an opportunity to take on a UNPAID internship position is flabbergasting. However in the long run in my career its not gonna matter than i had two jobs in retail but rather the experience that i can use in my career.  I learned so much that you can never get in a classroom work environment! You won't learn unless you actually do the job
2. Balancing a JOB and an Internship & School.  It can be done ! I go to school year round including paymaster and winter-mester (10 days 7 hours a day- its crazy!) Many people think you can't manage a job, an internship, and your school work. Its just a matter of commitment and great planning. This is a great time to a get  VISUAL internship you only need to commit 10-15 hours a week and you can do it from home- Im a communication  major to doing social media internships were a great bonus!
3. Added To My Resume. I don't have much  working experience and I'm sure a retail job isn't going to impress PR agencies. My unpaid internships may not have paid me but they added a lot of nessesary value to my resume.                          .                                                     4.Gave me Connections. I was able to meet valuable contacts in the industry from home who can eventually land me a job in the work field i wish. Thank gosh for LINKEDIN                                        .                                                       5. My industry of choice has limited opportunities locally. I live in Texas i eventually want to go into the PR world but an emphasis in the publishing world and that isn't exactly lining up jobs in the North Texas area. My interests were always in PR AND ANDVERTISINGcommunication related opportunities. Unless i want to apply for an internship at Dallas Magazing which is a great company that outlines Dallas best aspects, hotspots and north texan cultures.
6. Motivated Me to Be Successful.  After high school  everything changes you think everything just cools down. I think otherwise, In college, you start the real world , wing an adult, fixing college, and financial aid applications, and managing the rest of your life, unpaid internships got me in the mindset of i know how to do this job- Im confident in what i do. This always helps me because when its time to take a leap and make my future happen i won't be counting what i can do i the work field .

Thank's Y'all for reading it next update 4/18

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Winger By: Andrew Smith


WINGER BY ANDREW SMITH – REVIEW BY eLY CERVANTES


When Fourteen year old junior Ryan Dean finds himself  rooming with the school's jerk, in love with his best friend, and in a dorm full delinquents and troublemakers, will 'Winger' survive his junior year?
 This is a guy's book, it is hilariously addictive, filled with snarky comments and raw honesty.
Winger, Andrew Smith’s latest book,  i was first drawn to the cover it intrigued me (not that a bleeding kid with tissue up his nose would  necessarily intrigue me, but it did)   I was even more exited when i read the synopsis and realized it was set in a boarding school! 

 Lets just say ever since reading John Green's Looking for Alaska i have had a soft spot for the scrappy, but vulnerable type.


Ryan Dean West is mart like really really smart (but apparently only in school), Passing buy as a scrawny 14 year old junior Ryan Dean is best know as "a skinny as loser.  But he is fast, which grant him the position as a WING in the school's Rugby team.  
So what did this kid due to earn him a spot in a dorm full of troublemakers? Ryan Dean West is smart but apparently not smart enough when he got caught hacking a teachers cellphone. Thus he landed in the 'Opportunity Hall' rooming with the jerk known, as Chas Becker. A gay best friend across the hall, and desperately in love with Annie his best friend who is  also two years older than him.
Late night poker games, alcohol, and middle of the night prank's Ryan Dean is in for a hell of a ride.


This kind of protagonist always intrigues me in a way, he is  wicked smart, and has hilarious insight commentary.  Andrew Smith is amazing at envisioning such a character that is not one dimensional. He is a tough kid on the field  but gets bullied off the field because of his scrawny nature. on ething i can say about this book is you will literally strain your vocal cords from laughing so much. (My voice was raspy and husky all day long) 
The thing about this book is how it crosses So many boundaries of appropriateness (NOT RECOMMEND FOR AND UN-MATURE AUDIENCE)  And because it does its why is so great! Its one surprise after another  and its real and raw, which gives us an insight into a mind of teenage boy and lets face it the experiences of puberty and high school all wrapped up in to a pretty little bow.
And i was totally delighted with the comic book references throughout the book, i alway love some good *but sarcastic Art!
The big message throughout the book is the reality of how to live one's life, apreacitae what you have, and don't pine after what you don't! Winger makes mistakes, he gets stuck in a  whole lot of drama, but he also makes great friends, and ultimately does the best he can with what he has. He is the kinds guy  you want to be around all the time, and he is the kind of guy that will tell another guy straight up to his face that he loves him* ( In a totally bromance kind of way)

I recommend this book 100% you won't put it down  i can guarantee it!  i think any one who reads this book will end up experiencing life in a another level. Thanks Andrew Smith! 
``Check out Grasshopper Jungle also By Andrew Smith''

Thanks y'all for reading it!  Next update is monday 4/14

Thursday, April 10, 2014

New Launch!



Hey guys this is the NEW LAUNCH of my blog! i apologize for not updating in so long i was just swamped with school!  Nevertheless i am so exited to start up my weekly posts! A little change there will be more book reviews than normal. I realized that there is where i truly want to be this blog will be mainly a lifestyle blog with a bit of everything. My first POST will be up tomorrow, after that i will be posting on Monday's and Fridays!  Also did you notice i got my own domain, the official name for this blog is now www.elywrites.com 

Thanks y'all!