Moving to London and figuring out my new job!


Well, it has been a long time since I last wrote a blog post or book review on this site. I’ve really missed blogging and I’ll be back to posting as often as I can as of this week. In the meantime, let me update you on what I’ve been doing all these months…

I’m sure most of my friends and family will be totally sick of me going on about this by now, but just in case there is anyone else in the UK who still doesn’t know, I have now moved to London!

At the end of 2017 I upped sticks and made the transfer, starting my new job as a Publicity Assistant at Penguin Random House UK Children’s in November. It has been such an exciting time, but also a difficult one. I definitely underestimated how hard it would be to leave my life, family and friends behind to start over in such a busy city all on my own. Yet every day it gets a little easier, and thanks to the lighter evenings (yes, oh yes, daylight saving time) I now have a bit more time to get out and explore, and make some new friends.

As you can imagine I’ve been devoting all of my energy in recent months to focusing on settling in down here, both at work and in my flat. My job is incredible and I am having so much fun learning and being in an environment surrounded by great people. Of course, the books are pretty amazing too! I never in a million years thought that I would be here so soon after graduating last June.

I’d like to start reviewing books again, I’ve been reading a lot! But I’m also thinking about writing a little more about my experience of moving to London to work in Publishing. There are a few things that I wish I had known before making the move, and I’d like to think that they might be useful for someone!

Anyway, I’ll end here before I get too rambly…




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