BEDM: My Favourite Books (and why!)

chatFor a while now, I’ve wanted to talk about my favourite books and how much I love them and what it is that I love about them. I’m always really interested in other people’s favourite books and one of the best things is when someone is passionate about something! I’ve decided to choose half of my favourites for this post as I’d like to write about some of my others at a different time in more detail.  Continue reading

BEDM: YA Tropes I Like and Hate

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I think this is something we all have. You start to read a book and you see a trope start to happen and the more you read, the more it starts falling into all the stereotypes. Sometimes, it’s great because it’s one you love, be it a guilty pleasure or not. Other times, you have to stop yourself rolling your eyes in annoyance of it. Most of the ones I like are with conditions and it has to be done well. Here are some of my favourites and least favourites!  Continue reading

BEDM: Organisation Tips

chatI’ve recently been on a trend of trying to organise my life and although I have literally just called this a “trend” I’m hoping it lasts a good while! I’ve been doing everything I can to organise myself and my days and I just want to share what I’m doing and any tips I have!

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The Pros and Cons of Rereading

chat.jpgI have a huge problem with rereading. I don’t mean that I hate it, I just mean that I constantly reread books (or want to at least). For the past two years, one of my resolutions is to reread less and make sure I pick up a new book or one that’s been gathering dust for the past few months or years on my shelf. I’ve been sticking to it! I think there are pros and cons to rereading and I wanted to talk about them here. Continue reading

Mental Health Awareness Day

Today (10th October 2016) is Mental Health Awareness Day. This is a day in order to raise awareness for those health issues that cannot necessarily always be seen. Mental health can range from anything from Anxiety or Depression to Schizophrenia. All of these illnesses are just as important as physical disabilities, and they always need more attention as they are such a taboo topic (shamefully). As it is MHAD, i wanted to collect together some books that i think deal with the mental health topic quite well. Here’s a little list of my favourites in case you would like to learn a little more about mental health in fiction.

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Under-Read and Over-Represented

When i was looking over my shelves i realised that i have a lot of books by a lot of authors, but magically haven’t read too much buy them. I think a lot of people get in to the habit of buying books by popular authors and forgetting they have five other copies of their work, un-read on their shelves. I am definitely one of those people. It’s easy to get in to a habit of buying a lot of books by one author when you’ve heard they’re really good, you check a few months later and you have seven books by someone and haven’t read one. Here’s my under-read and over-represented list.

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Books To Read At University

If you’re a uni student like i am, you know that your whole world is taken over by (quite frankly boring) academic reading! As much as your try and pretend that you absolutely love your subject more than anything else in the whole entire world, when you’re reading that paper at midnight on how sentences are put together, you really start to loathe it! This is why to ensure you take a break from the manic world of academic reading, these top 5 books that should only be read while you’re at Uni will give you a well-deserved break!

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