Hogwarts House Recs: Slytherin – Blogtober

Recommendations HeaderI wanted to start this as a series ages ago and have had the ideas drafted for months but I never got round to it or was feeling it. Now however, I’ve had a resurgence of passion for it. I often associate books or songs with Hogwarts houses – it’s a fairly common thing to do. There’s sometimes just a vibe in a book’s style or theme, a character with specific house traits or just the feeling you get when reading it that makes me sometimes instantly associate a book with a house. Continue reading “Hogwarts House Recs: Slytherin – Blogtober”

Genuine Fraud by E Lockhart – Review (Blogmas)

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I had such high hopes for this long anticipated novel after reading We Were Liers a couple of years ago. I adored that book and hearing E Lockhart talk at YALC made me more excited for the release of Genuine Fraud.

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Mental Health Awareness Day

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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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We Were Liers by E. Lockart

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When We Were Liars was first released I had very little interest in it unlike everyone else. I’d seen so many people saying that it was an absolutely incredible book, however the cover just didn’t say the same thing to me! After I’d heard a few more people recommend it who I trusted, I decided to pick myself up a copy and decide for myself if I liked it or not.

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