10 Books I own and STILL haven’t read.

Hey Book Lovers!

The other month I wrote down all the books I owned and were still unread… Guys you don’t even want to know how many I had. I have such an addiction to buying books even when my To Be Read pile is so high. I just can’t stop alright…
But I am doing better and I have started reading them and marking them off the list so i’m getting there. Here are Ten Books I Own that I still haven’t read…

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WWW Wednesdays #1

Hi Guys!

So today’s post is a first for me. It is a WWW Wednesday, for those who may be unfamiliar with these they are a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On a World of Words.

I see these posts every week on Catia @thegirlwhoreadtoomuch and Cristina’s @mytinyobsessions blogs and decided I am finally going to start them for myself only with a twist. I love these posts as they are a great way to keep up to date with people on what they are reading or their next reading plans which I love to do.

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Lies Book Bloggers Say

Hey Book Lovers!

Hope you are all ok. Today I wanted to come at you with a fun type of post entitled ‘Lies Book Bloggers Say!’ I guarantee you are all guilty of these if not all of them then at least one or two.

Just one more chapter

I’m sure this is the one were all guilty of. It’s one in the morning, you have to get up early for work, school or university but you tell yourself you can fit in one more chapter and still get enough sleep right? Continue reading “Lies Book Bloggers Say”

Cover and Title Reveals; Sarah J.Maas and Victoria Aveyard!

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Today’s post is going to be a Cover and Title Reveal from two of my favourite authors; Sarah J.Maas and Victoria Aveyard. Both of which I’m sure a bunch of you are excited to see about too?! I officially have to reign my fan girl in to make this a coherent post for you otherwise it would be screams.

First up let’s start with the Title Reveal for Sarah J.Maas’ latest book in the ACOTAR world. This book is going to be bridging the gap between A Court of Wings and Ruin and the next spin-off novels.

Are you ready for the title? I’m not sure you are… Ok if you’re sure.

DRUM ROLL PLEASE…

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Save to Stack Those Shelves | Free & Cheap Books

Hey Guys and Welcome Back!

Can you believe we are already in November? I can’t!
Time is going by so quickly and I believe the year will be over with a blink of an eye. But in the meantime I want to come at you with some Money Saving posts!

Like me i’m assuming your here because you love books? You probably have an addiction to buying books as well don’t you? Hey no judging I promise. I’m guilty for that addiction. Lately I have been seeing so many good deals across the internet for books and I took to twitter to ask if you would like to see a post on this and some of you said yes. So here we are.
Rather than do a giant post on all the deals I have found, I have decided I will be doing individual posts dedicated to that place so that it’s not a super long post. Considering it’s nearly Christmas I thought this would be another great addition to my blog as we could all use that little bit extra of a saving at Christmas right?

**Please note that obviously I am not sponsored by any of the sites which I am featuring**

Today I am coming to you with Amazon deals!

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Amazon for me is my go to place for buying books. I have Amazon Prime so I love being able to receive my orders the next day. Amazon is also full of amazing deals from super cheap to FREE books. So let’s explore what it has to offer shall we?

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Mental Health Awareness. | Me, My Anxiety and I.

Hey guys!

Today October 10th, Marks World Mental Health Day and I wanted to do a post dedicated to that as it’s something personal to me. I didn’t have a set plan for today’s post, I just wanted to do whatever came to me this morning. So whilst this may be a jumble of thoughts I just hope that it is somewhat helpful or offers someone a little comfort.

If you have followed my blog for a while you will know that I have Anxiety and have had Depression and I am on antidepressants at the moment. I’ve had anxiety for years, since I was about 11 and I finally got the courage to seek my doctors help when I was 20/21. For 10 years, I struggled with going out the house, staying over anywhere other than my house, some days just leaving the house at all until I finally said to myself ‘you need help’.  I still have bad days, anxiety doesn’t have a magic cure. I WISH. 

For years I’ve believed that I wasn’t normal because of my Anxiety and Depression and in the past few years I have learnt that nobody is normal. What even is normal?
So many people have Mental Health Issues but there is such a stigma out there that says opening up makes you weak or this whole idea that you’re not normal and it’s frustrating. A large number of celebrities have spoken out about their own struggles from Halle Berry, Stormzy, Emma Stone, Zoella, Professor Green, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato. I could spend all day writing names on this post but the big message I want to get across is LOOK at all these celebrities, super successful people who suffer just like me and you. You can do anything you want to, your biggest dream can still come true. It will take time but you can still get there.

As I only have Anxiety and Depression, I can only comment personally on those two aspects of Mental Health Awareness but here are some tips which can be useful regardless.

Write Down Your Feelings. 

Before I sought out professional help, writing down my feelings was a big reliever for my anxiety and depression. Often I felt like my head was going to explode with all these thoughts and I needed a way to relieve that so I picked up some paper and a pen and just started writing. I wrote down everything I was feeling, what I wanted to do in that moment and afterwards I felt better. I often would then destroy that paper by ripping it into tiny shreds and throwing them away telling myself I’m ripping away some of my darkest fears here.

Say Goodbye to Negative People.

This one is a hard one. You could have been friends with this person for years, I had. But they weren’t good for me. The comments they constantly make, the ‘get over it’ remarks and everything else are not something you have to accept. It will be hard but in the long run I can honestly say by cutting out those negative people, I am SO much happier. I don’t worry half as much as I did about what people think of me because I don’t have that person (who I thought was a friend) in my ear telling me to ‘go and change because you’re not wearing that.’

Saying NO is ok.

If you don’t want to go out and do something you can say NO. You are allowed to say no, you don’t have to force yourself to do anything because your friends may call you boring. Being comfortable with where you are is the main priority.

Everyone’s mental health journey is different.

What works for one person might not work for you. If you are like me and you scour the internet, blogs and YouTube looking for people who speak out about their own mental health issues for book recommendations, tips to relieve your stress and anxiety just remember that those tips might not work for you. Everyone is different, everyone has different triggers so what might work for one person might not work the same for you and that doesn’t mean something is wrong with you (something I felt) it means you just need to find something else which will work. Don’t be disheartened. Sadly there isn’t a magic cure, it is a journey.

Other helpful posts to check out

I have previously spoken about my Anxiety Journey before on my blog, please find these posts as follows if you wish to find out more, find tips or just read my rants about life with anxiety. Anxiety Rant| When things get rough. | Tips to help relieve your Anxiety. | Anxiety – My Story.

My lovely friend Michelle over at Book Adventures has also recently done some posts regarding Mental Health Awareness where she shared some book recommendations which feature characters with different Mental Health issues. Be sure to check out her posts; Mental Health Awareness Book Recommendations Part One | Part TWO

If you ever need to talk. Then I am here for you.
You are not alone.

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University Reading List – Masters in English.

Hey Guys,

Today I wanted to do a post inspired by the lovely Izzi @ Ravenclaw Book Club.

The other day Izzi did a post on her University Reading List for her Second Year of University as she studies English Literature.  You can find her post here.
Having studied English Literature at university myself I have always loved to see what other students are studying on their units and I actively try to find posts and videos on University Reading Haul’s quite often. I recently started my Masters in English Literature this week and after seeing Izzi’s post I decided I would love to do a post on the books which I am going to be studying this term. So I hope you don’t mind me stealing your idea Izzi!

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Birthday Post | Goodreads Challenge | Year Update |

Hey Guys.

So today I wanted to do a catch up on my reading challenge and year, inspired because of my birthday. I turned 23 today… Eeek I’m so old I know. Let’s pretend I’m only 18 please? 
So I’m another year older (sadly) and I was thinking, how has my life changed since my last birthday? Well I got my Upper Second Class Bachelors Degree in English Literature, I got onto two masters courses with me starting one in English Studies next week and my blog reached 435 followers! Of course mixed in with all the good things, there has been some really tough times this year from deaths, to mental health issues etc but right now I’m sat writing this and thinking wow I am so lucky and I cannot believe how well my year has gone in reality. The friends I have made whilst blogging feel like friends I have known my whole life. Even though they live in Australia, France or even South Africa and me in United Kingdom it feels like we aren’t too far away. I owe this blog so much, it has helped me in so many ways and my love for reading and books has increased so much more. Continue reading “Birthday Post | Goodreads Challenge | Year Update |”

Book Collections – How Does Yours Look?

Bookstagram, Book Tube, Book Blogs – you name it I’m constantly stalking it and I always wonder about everyone’s book collections. A lot of people especially big booktubers seem to have what I would call the ‘Perfect Book Collection.’ By this I mean that it all seems to match, they have all hardback books which seem to be all perfect in size and fit perfectly together. I do like to imagine that it is only certain shelves, the ones on camera and then if you could see the other side you would have the shelves of the mismatched.

The Ultimate Dream Collections Right Here. (Pictures from Pinterest)

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