Wow, I'm really not doing great with this whole actually writing posts thing, am I? Let alone scheduling them to go out at a normal hour...ah, well. This post contains trigger warnings for low self-esteem and general negative self-talk. Let's talk about Blue Monday. This is considered the most depressing day of the year. The … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – blue monday
One of the books that I was most excited to read in this year's Mental Health Book Bingo was Girl in Need of a Tourniquet by Merri Lisa Johnson. She talks about her experiences as a queer woman with Borderline Personality Disorder - I think you can see why I was so interested in reading … Continue reading girl in need of a tourniquet review
I really hate January. Here's why. New year, new me. I really don't like the emphasis on reinventing yourself every January. I don't mind goals (I made some myself!) but the idea that you're just going to magically become a new person on January 1st is just ridiculous to me. Specifically, I find the strong … Continue reading #mentalhealthmonday – january sucks
I did a lot of things in 2018 - I finished my Masters in Publishing, I moved in with my boyfriend, and I finally got a proper job! However, throughout the year I found myself abandoning many of my goals due to bouts of depression and anxiety/stress. This was pretty disheartening, as I really wanted … Continue reading 2019 goals – reading and otherwise!
I personally love reading everyone's lists of their top books of the year (my TBR always explodes!) So here are my top 10 of 2018. They are in no particular order, and, to no one's surprise, they are pretty much all YA and nonfiction. The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X R Pan - this … Continue reading it’s that time again: top 10 books of 2018
Hey everyone! I am FINALLY making my Mental Health Book Bingo TBR! I have so many books that I want to read that it was so difficult to try and choose which ones I'm going to try to prioritise. (Don't know what the Mental Health Book Bingo is? Go here!) I'm going to be tackling … Continue reading mental health book bingo TBR
So now that we've announced the squares, you must be looking for books to fulfil them! Last year's post can be found here. There are at least three recommendations for every bingo square. I have tried my best not to repeat any of the recommendations from last time to create a whole new recommendation list. The things … Continue reading mental health book bingo – recommended reads
I am very excited to announce that the Mental Health Book Bingo is back for Round 2! First created in January 2018, I wanted to create a readathon that encourages everyone to read about mental health, particularly about mental health conditions that are less commonly discussed. From January 1st to 31st 2019, we will be … Continue reading the mental health book bingo IS BACK!
Hello everyone! When this post goes up, I will be driving home for Christmas! (Haha, hope you've got that song in your head now!) So, to be appropriately festive, I thought that I would recommend my top 5 Christmas books. My Mum and I collect Christmas books, so there are a lot that I love! … Continue reading top 5 recommendation | christmas books
I am trying to do at least one tag or review a week - I'm feeling pretty winter-y and Christmas-y (mainly because of the MASSES of holiday smut I've been reading - more on that soon!) so I thought I would do the Winter Wonderland book tag. This tag was created by Jack Eats Life and consists … Continue reading winter wonderland book tag