Category: Personal Post

Santino Hassell: The Tale of a Gaslighter and Manipulator

Posted March 11, 2018 by Brin in Personal Post / 2 Comments
Santino Hassell: The Tale of a Gaslighter and Manipulator

I am still left reeling from all the revelations about Santino Hassell over this weekend. I am shocked and appalled and, quite frankly, angry about being taken in by this scammer. I am not one to get caught up in drama but I couldn’t not acknowledge what has become a veritable hot topic this weekend. I was never one of the so-called ‘inner circle’, my involvement was simply being a […]

3 Year Blogoversary

Posted August 4, 2016 by Brin in Personal Post, Updates / 8 Comments
3 Year Blogoversary

Brin’s Book Blog turns 3 today!! Just a very quick post but I couldn’t let my blog’s 3rd birthday slip unnoticed (even though it was the WordPress fairies that reminded me)! It’s really hard to believe I have had this blog for three years – where does the time go?? Happy Blogiversary to me!! Thanks to everyone who has stuck with me and also to all the new followers/visitors. It means a […]

I got the blues: a personal post

Posted October 18, 2015 by Brin in Personal Post / 12 Comments
I got the blues: a personal post

  I have been rather conspicuous in my absence lately. I haven’t been responding to comments and I have only half-heartedly been throwing up posts with none of my previous enthusiasm. I have been feeling really awful about this and I couldn’t really put my finger on what was wrong with me. Then… it finally clicked. I have talked before about my struggles with mental health. In the last couple […]

Hiatus No More!

Posted July 26, 2015 by Brin in Personal Post / 4 Comments
Hiatus No More!

I just wanted to draft a short post to report that I am still alive and kicking – and feeling much better for having a two-week break from blogging. I will be back posting regularly from next week. I wanted to thank everyone for the lovely comments. I have not yet gotten around to responding but I have read them all and I am really touched by the kindness of my […]

Blogging Slump…

Posted July 12, 2015 by Brin in Personal Post, Updates / 13 Comments
Blogging Slump…

I never thought this would actually happen to me. Sounds kind of arrogant right? I have seen so many posts about those dreaded blogging slumps and didn’t think I would ever fall into one myself. This blog has helped me through so much over the last year. I am so grateful to have found the book blogging community and you guys have really kept my spirits up, even through the […]