I’ve just discovered this post in my drafts and I can’t believe I forgot to post it!! Last summer, I did two weeks work experience at Penguin Random House and here is week 2 of my work diary. If you didn’t get the chance to read about week 1 when that was originally posted, click here to read it 🙂 btw this post was written almost a year ago hence day 4 and 5 are a bit sketchy as I have completely forgotten what I did on these days! Doh.
Aand we’re onto week 2 of work experience at Penguin Random House. Time flies!
The day starts with some admin. Unfortunately, an inescapable part of office life.
It’s Puffin Virtually Live Day! I’ve never seen this show aired before so I must admit I don’t really know what happens, but as far as I’m aware, this show is broadcast all over the world and some pretty cool and exclusive bookish things that happen. At 1pm we head off to the theatre on Drury Road where Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical is currently showing. I thought we’d be busy shepherding children or handing out song sheets but turns out everything was pretty much sorted already so we had nothing to do except enjoy the show. I got a pretty good seat as I’m slap bang in the centre and on the first floor so I can see the whole stage. Woo!
Ex-Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton is hosting the show today and she has to keep the kids entertained for a good half hour before the show actually begins to stream. This is rather amusing as there’s one kid who is clearly a bit of a trouble maker and he keeps shouting (slightly) rude things out at Helen. All the adults in the room are laughing.
Books picked up: Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys, The Catastophic History of You And Me by Jess Rothenberg and How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid.