READING LISTS: Mental Health in Books

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DSC_0516Mental Health Awareness month was back in May, and in honour of that month I decided to read Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. Over the past year of blogging, I’ve realised I can be a little less varied than I’d like to be in my reading, and now that I’m reaching the end of my dissertation, I feel like I can finally start to branch out. My mental health is something that I often take for granted, it’s not something I have to think about much, and that can mean that I forget not everyone is the same. These are six books I’ve read that have changed my perception of mental health. Continue reading “READING LISTS: Mental Health in Books”

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REVIEW: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera

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DSC_0685Griff and I have a lot in common. We both have a mild Harry Potter obsession; Ron is our favourite member of the heroic trio and we’re both affected by Cedric Diggory’s death more than we think we should be. We also spend a lot of time in our heads, and we both compulsively count. Like Griff, I rely on counting to ease my anxiety. Even numbers are my friends, but I’m not a fan of multiples of six. I avoid the number six as much as I can. The only odd numbers I like are multiples of five and I will sometimes do things more times than I need to if it means getting to a number I feel happy with. That can be small things like switching off a light or shutting a door, but those small things, those habits we allow to build, they can grow into something far less manageable and that is what threatens to happen in History is All You Left Me when Griff’s ex-boyfriend and best friend, Theo, dies unexpectedly. Continue reading “REVIEW: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera”

WWW Wednesdays- 9th August 2017

WWW is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Each Wednesday book enthusiasts share their reads by answering three questions:

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ve been back in rainy, occasionally sunny Wales for a week, and done a placement at a publishers, which was more than a dream come true. So although I finished two books this week, I also read two manuscripts, of which I can say nothing because it’s top secret. Getting to read manuscripts has got to be one of my favourite things I’ve done so far this summer. I know, I’m a bookworm. Continue reading “WWW Wednesdays- 9th August 2017”

MISC: WWW Wednesdays- 26th July 2017

WWW is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Each Wednesday book enthusiasts share their reads by answering three questions:

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The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

Continue reading “MISC: WWW Wednesdays- 26th July 2017”

BOOKISH FINDS: Book Bundle

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I think we all know the drill by now. When it comes to books, I can’t be stopped. It’s like unleashing a moth in a room filled with bright lights. My bank account might be singed but I still can’t help myself. I went online to specifically buy Joe Dunthorne’s Submarine and some other books for my uni work (it doesn’t count if it’s educational) and then once I’d ordered them, I realised I’d bought everything but Submarine. So I had to do another order and I got free delivery if I spent £10, so really it’s Amazon’s marketing team that are to blame. Continue reading “BOOKISH FINDS: Book Bundle”