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
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.
2017 was my best year of reading to date. It was the most books i’ve ever read in a year and the most books that i’ve connected with and enjoyed. I learnt to be a little more picky with what i read and tried to broaden my reading horizons all at the same time.
For a long time i was unable to read with noise around me. I liked to read completely on my own and in silence. Ever since i found a love of reading in cafes and public places, obviously i had to get used to noise and music being on constantly. I ended up finding it pretty relaxing whilst reading.
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
This year was my first year attempting to complete a reading challenge. I’ve always had some kind of idea of how many books i’d like to read in a year, and have always tried my best to beat last years achievements. However, 2017 is the first year in which i have added a challenge to my Goodreads and properly tracked my progress.