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About Me, Blog Award

The Versatile Blogger Award

A huge thank you to the lovely Hannah over at Hannah’s Bookshelf for nominating me for this. Hannah’s blog is amazing and she’s one of the sweetest people within the book community, so if you’re not following her then you really need to change that pronto! RULES If you are nominated, you have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award Thank the person who gave you the award Include a link to their blog Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or  ...

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About Me, Anxiety, Mental Health

How I Cope With Anxiety

Let me start off by saying there is no ‘right’ way to cope. What works for me might not work for you. Or maybe it will. It’s all trial and error until you find what does work. And don’t be disheartened if it takes you a while to find it. It’s taken me the best part of five years to put all these into practice, and even now I do still have trouble with it all. Battling your own mind every day is tough. The good news is you’re much tougher than your  ...

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Shadow and Bone

Plot: Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life – a power that could be the key to setting her  ...

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TBR, Wrap Up

October Wrap-Up and November Goals

I finally finished Children of Blood and Bone, yaaaas! October was a better month for reading compared to the last couple of months. While I didn’t get to completely stick to the TBR I had set myself for the month, I did manage to read five and a half books. A half because I was pretty much two thirds through another by the end of the month but only finished it yesterday. Don’t look at me like that, it counts! I can’t tell you how happy I was to finish this book at last. I  ...

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Book Tag, Books

Trick or Treat: Book Tag

At the beginning of the month, I was tagged by the lovely Bookish Pisces to do the Trick or Treat tag – an original tag as created by Bookish Pisces as part of Blogtober. If you’re not following her blog then you’re seriously missing out! So what is the Trick or Treat tag? You know those books that you’ve been so excited to read and were disappointed because they never lived up to the hype? Those are books that will be labelled as ‘Trick’. And those books  ...

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ARC, Book Reviews, Mystery, Suspense

And Then You Were Gone

Synopsis: After years of learning how to manage her bipolar disorder, Emily Firestone finally has it under control. Even better, her life is coming together: she’s got a great job, her own place, and a boyfriend, Paolo, who adores her. So when Paolo suggests a weekend sailing trip, Emily agrees – wine, water, and the man she loves? What could be better? But when Emily wakes the morning after they set sail, the boat is still adrift… and Paolo is gone. A strong swimmer, there’s no way Paolo  ...

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About Me, Book Tag, Mental Health

50 Things That Make Me Happy

How many times in a day do we complain about the things we dislike? How many times a day do we do things that we hate? Our brains are hardwired for the negative, which is why we tend to focus more on all the unpleasant things in our lives rather than the positive. It’s why many of us with mental illnesses are able to recall all the times we’ve felt sad and alone and unhappy. It’s why whenever anyone asks us to think about something happy and positive, we end up drawing a  ...

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About Me, Anxiety, Mental Health

My College Journey

Last month I started college at the age of twenty-four. This may not seem like such a big deal for some people, but, for me, it’s a huge achievement. I never, ever thought the day would come where I would step foot back into an educational environment. It hasn’t been the easiest but it sure has been a ride.

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About Me, Blog Award

Blogger Recognition Award

The lovely Amanda over at Devouring Books nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award. I’m incredibly touched by this. I don’t post as often as I would like due to my hectic schedule, but to know that she thought I was deserving of this completely blows my mind. Thank you so, so much!

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Book Reviews, Books, Fantasy, Fiction, YA

Children of Blood and Bone

Synopsis: Zélie remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. When different clans ruled – Burners igniting flames, Tiders beckoning waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoning forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, anyone with powers was targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope. Only a few people remain with the power to use magic, and they must remain hidden. Zélie is  ...

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