Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda Book and Film Chat

adaptation29473246_1700014890046096_7895038312623112192_o.jpgI’ve heard about this book by Becky Albertelli for a long, long time and I always meant to pick it up. I finally did buy it in February (mainly because the film was approaching and I needed to get a read on before I saw it!). My girlfriend managed to get us free tickets to an early screening of the adaptation, Love, Simon, at the Vue cinema in Manchester so I was able to see it on the 19th February! I sped read the book the weekend before and had only a few pages left before I sat down ready for the movie. I just want to have a little chat about the book and the film and what I thought about them!  Continue reading

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Mental Health and Reading

chatThis is probably the most personal post I’ve written yet but I’ve been struggling for a 28275690_1665442986836620_1556643384_ocouple 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

The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

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I read Simon Vs The Homosapian Agenda last year, and with the release of Love, Simon the movie this year, i figured it was about time i dipped in to Becky Albertalli’s second novel. I enjoyed Simon Vs The Homosapian Agenda but it didn’t thrill me as much i had hoped, actually, i don’t remember much of the novel at all.
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New Year Reading Thoughts + Book Haul

chat26981371_1633406453373607_582222484_oI thought I’d do a bit of a post about my feelings on the kind of books I want to read this year as well as a bit of a haul. I’ve never actually done a book haul (yes, this is clearly Sophie, not Sarah!) so this is kind of my first one! I received so many books as gifts for Christmas and bought quite a few myself in December so I figured it would be a good idea to showcase them a little.  Continue reading

Read-Along Update (Blogmas)

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Hello! We are on day 9 of our Christmas read-along of I’ll Be Home for Christmas and I’m genuinely loving it so far. In my last post I wrote about how I was struggling to finish a book and reading a short story everyday has really helped me get back into reading! I’m going to update you on what my favourites are so far and what I love about them.  Continue reading

I’m Struggling to Finish a Book! (Blogmas)

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I’ve had a really busy few weeks lately because of training for a new job. It’s been long hours with lots of travelling and revision to do at night – plus trying to sort out all my Christmas shopping! I’ve barely had the time or the energy to do anything really and sadly reading is something that has fell behind.  Continue reading