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Preview — Don't Stop Me Now by Colleen Coleman
Don't Stop Me Now
Poppy Bloom has a Life Plan: PhD in psychology, research job at her university, and a life of domestic bliss with handsome boyfriend Gregory.
But then she finishes her PhD with no job offer, no relationship, and nowhere to live. Being unemployed and living back at her mum’s hou ...more
Colleen's writing style was very empowering. She sent a strong message through her main character Poppy, to never give up, even when life throws you a curveball dust yourself off and try again!
I laughed so much whilst reading this book, there was moments where I felt so sorry for Poppy but she always had a knack of recovering from tricky situations.
The book starts when Poppy is elected as doctoral valedictorian of the psychology ...more
If you're anything like me, as soon as you read the title of this book, a familiar song began to invade your head, with its upbeat rhythm no one can resist. The mere sight of this book made me happy, with its inspiring title and joyful colors. I think it's the first time a book has such an effect on my mood before I even opened it!
Poppy has always had a plan. Ten years of study later, she's about to open the door to the life she has been dreaming of, with her best friend and her boyfriend by he...more
What a delightful little surprise this book was! I shouldn’t be shocked, Bookouture have never disappointed me before, but when I say I was surprised I mean that this book had an altogether different vibe and overall message than I was expecting, in a very positive and lovely way!
Poppy was such an endearing character, she’s highly intelligent, a total type A personality, and really relatable. Even though she’s extremely smart, she’s not one of ...more
Poppy Bloom is 29 years old and has been in school all of her life. She has a PhD in psychology and was hoping to get a fellowship at Banbridge University. And then it all comes crashing down.
She loses her boyfriend, Gregory, and has to move back home to her vampire themed childhood bedroom. She is unemployed and has to sign on the job centre.
Then things begin to look upwards, running into he ...more
Poppy Bloom had mapped her life out, she excelled at University achieving the highest score ever, so the employment position on offer there should have been hers, but when the ...more
Poppy has spent the majority of her life in school, prepping herself for a future with her boyfriend, Gregory, ...more
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance reader copy of this book.
You can find my review on both Goodreads and Amazon. On goodreads.com/karenwhittard and on Amazon under k.e.whittard from publication date.
With being in an incredible amount of pain at the moment and finding solace in reading, books that are light hearted, fun, easy to read and with some humour in it. This book ticks all th ...more
In this story we meet Poppy Bloom who I totally loved and can relate to. After to finishing her PhD she hoped to walk straight into a job at her university. But finds herself unemployed, dumped by her boyfriend and living back at her mom’s. So has the saying goes onwards and upwards. She scores herself an internship at the hottest radio station in town, joins a netball team, an ...more
Take Poppy Bloom for example, she has been working towards a fellowship at Banbridge for the last 10 years of the life. She now has her PHD when the university decides it will take a different tact this year. Not only throwing Poppy's life into turmoil, but also des ...more
BOY was I wrong.
This book is so much more than that. It has made me evaluate myself and inspired me to reach my full potential. Very empowering stuff.
The story follows Poppy Bloom. Her life is on track, she's about to get her PHD in psychology and aiming for a life she has always dreamed ...more
A fun, fast-paced, well written novel.
Meet Poppy. She's just graduated with honours, completed her PhD at the ripe young age of 29, and is ready to jump right into academia only to learn (publically, at graduation no-less, in front of EVERYONE) that she isn't being granted the Fellowship.
In complete shock, Poppy returns to her mother's home with her tail between her legs ready to sulk in despair... when things start to change.
This is a stor ...more
Despite this she calls up a radio station one day in order to get the daily clue and ends up with a job opportunity that goes so well within a week she’s got her own program, has a boyfriend and has moved into her own flat. But when the choice between a netball tournament and ...more
Poppy Bloom is finishing her PhD in Psychology with high grades (and apparently there was a whole bunch of students graduating at the same time, and they all took the same classes and tests, because who needs to defend a thesis before a jury) and is apparently a ...more
Don’t Stop Me Now is an absolute feel-good book, and I loved it for that reason! Poppy is a really strong main character, not giving up even when everything and everyone seems to be against her. She just keeps pushing, and eventually has everything under control. And when things go bad again, she still doesn’t give up, she pushes on and event ...more
Having said that, I'm still trying to find the funny part of the book. I haven't laughed (least of all out loud) at the series of misfortunes she's endured since the start. It's been interesting to see her getting up after every fall, and I was glad that things worked out for her in ...more
Poppy has to return home to live with her mum and step dad and has to start her search for a job which she doesnt realise is so difficult to get as she has really great qualifications.
Poppy bumps into an old best friend she hasnt seen in over 10 years and starts to hang out with her ...more
We meet the female protagonist on the day of her graduation (phd in psychology). She's an anal, socially awkward, super bright person, who has achieved every academic goal she's made. She's the top graduating student of her year and has received the highest marks of a woman under thirty in the history of the uni. She's also got a hunky boyfriend and is looking forward to moving in with him. Being selected to join the staff at her uni is her only remaining dream...it seems in th ...more
I absolutely LOVED this book!! It was a great, easy read that I genuinely couldn't put down. I was there with Poppy, going through all the trials and tribulations that she experienced after being cocooned in a decade of academia!
I loved Coleman's writing and the messages she sent through this. I was chuckling throughout the book, and there are parts where I was literally laughing out loud! It's so witty and fun, truly one of the best books I've ever read in this genre, with a me ...more
You are initially introduced to bookish, straight-laced Poppy; after years of hard work she is about to graduate from her PhD and her foolproof future is set, except like all foolproof futures it is absolutely not foolproof. Revelations, twists, risks, cringe-moments and laughs galore fill the pages with Poppy's transcendence from Riches to Ra ...more
The title of Colleen Coleman's book intrigued me beyond belief as, despite the fact we know those four words from a well-known song, it made me curious to see what those words would mean in the storyline itself.
Seeing as I was in a really dark place before I began reading 'Don't Stop Me Now', I was really hopeful that the book would give me the escape I so desperately craved. As soon as I had finished the first chapter ...more