This is probably the most personal post I’ve written yet but I’ve been struggling for a couple of years to balance work and leisure time and it’s mainly down to having depression and anxiety. Balancing different areas of my life is something I’ve been working on lately, and have been for a while, as I find it very difficult. I know very few people who can balance quite naturally their hobbies and work and other aspects of life and I just kind of wanted to have a chat about how my reading and writing specifically is affected by my own mental health. Continue reading
My local Watersones have been hosting a YA Book Bloggers Event for a little while now. It has been hosted by the runners of the YA section of the store and we have met up three times now in total. Each time is a blast and a great way to meet and interact with local bloggers.
January 2017 was a great reading month for me, possibly one of my best reading months to date. So naturally i want hoping for great things from January 2018. It didn’t necessarily work out the way i expected, being far more busy than i planned to be and then also going away for a week made reading a little difficult.
So, i’ve realised that i might have a little bit of a book buying problem. I’ve identified it, admitted it and now i’m working to change it. I have developed some unhealthy habits you might say in the last few years, and i want to talk about that a little bit.
In the last few years my goal has been to read the entirety of David Levithan’s work. As an author that i’ve been fond of for quite some time, i’d like to read everything he’s done to be firm in my love for him. Last year i read Dash and Lily’s Book Of Dares, co-written by Rachel Cohn in order to add to ,my read list.
One of mine and Sophie’s reading resolutions for this year was to read someone else’s favourite book. I think we’ve both taken this resolution a little further than we intended and have decided to read a lot of people’s favourite books this year.