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Where Have I Been?

Hi everyone!

I was going to start this by saying “it’s been a while”, but honestly I feel like that is such an understatement! I haven’t fully been dedicated to my blog AT ALL this year – I’ve posted every now and again but haven’t really been back as much as I normally am. I wanted to write a little update post on what’s been happening, and why I’ve been so absent recently – and also give some of my reading stats this year so far!

This is probably going to be a long one because there’s quite a lot of stuff to update you on – but I’ll split it into sections to make it easier!

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Life

Life has been a bit of a weird one for 2019 so far. It started off wild with some family stuff going on in my family, and then as the year went on, some family stuff happened with Ben’s family and it was all a bit of a roller-coaster. We seem to be on the come up now from it all, but it’s been a bit of a rough one.

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Reviews

BLOG TOUR: Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror by Helena Grace Donald // Review


Title: Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror by Helena Grace Donald

Rating: ★★★★

Release: 13th April 2017

Synopsis: Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror is a “must read” for any teenage girl. It’s packed full of self-empowering and self-loving tools that will leave you feeling Supergirl confident. In a world where advertising, celebrity culture and social media reign, it’s becoming more and more common for young girls to have some form of negative  body issue or eating disorder. This is not only harmful and dangerous on a personal level, it’s also destructive and disempowering for womanhood as a whole, and it’s got to STOP now!

This is Helena’s brutally honest story of how she overcame the battle with her own body and went from miserable and self-hating to absolutely loving the skin she’s in! Still in her early twenties, Helena completely relates to her fellow young women in the most loving and supportive way. Helena’s mission is to inspire young women that it is possible to love and appreciate your body in a completely healthy way. This book is packed full of the tools that will help any young girl to do exactly that.
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An inspiring and honest book that provides helpful advice for anyone battling their own mind in regards to how they perceive their body.

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Blogmas Day 5: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green // Review


Title: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

Rating: ★★★★★

Release: 10th October 2017

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred thousand dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.divider-2461548_1280Review:

One of the most beautifully written books, with a wonderfully accurate mental health representation. It really is the book that the world was in desperate need of.

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Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig // Review

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Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

Rating: ★★★★★

Release Date: 31st December 2015

Reasons to Stay Alive is all about how best to make the most of your life no matter what you go through.

The author, Matt Haig talks about his battle with depression and anxiety, whilst also including tips on how he finally beat the ‘black dog’ and gained a new perspective on life.

I was bought this by my best friend as I had just recently been diagnosed with depression myself, so she bought me this in hopes that I could find strength from his words and hoped it would help me in my own battle.

I can honestly say that it was one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read. Matt Haig tells his story with such rawness, that it really is something so relatable. I frequently found myself nodding at something he had written and I even bought post it notes so I could tag all the quotes I loved.

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