Tag: mental health

Ten Books That Feature Characters With a Mental Illness

Posted September 26, 2017 by Brin in Memes, Top Ten Tuesday / 1 Comment
Ten Books That Feature Characters With a Mental Illness

Top Ten Tuesday is an awesome meme hosted by the lovely folks @ The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is top ten: Books That Feature Characters With a Mental Illness This is a topic near and dear to my heart. I have been pretty open on my blog about my own mental health struggles. It is something I will have to live with every day for the rest of my life. […]

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 […]

10 Things I Hate About Me

Posted February 19, 2014 by Brin in Fun/Off-topic / 0 Comments
10 Things I Hate About Me

I don’t tend to write a lot of personal posts. Mainly because I am pretty reserved for the most part. I am a typical INFP – I do not let people in easily!  But…I am trying my best to get over that. So here are 10 things about myself that I dislike and would really like to do something about: 1. I hate how shy I am:  it makes life […]

My Mad Fat Diary: A Reflection on Series 1

Posted February 15, 2014 by Brin in Discussion Posts / 4 Comments
My Mad Fat Diary: A Reflection on Series 1

With the second series of My Mad Fat Diary imminently looming (it starts on Monday in the UK), I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the first series of a show which managed to completely exceed any expectations and waylay any misapprehensions I may have had. My Mad Fat Diary: series 1 blasted onto the air last January. I admit the previews did not make the […]

Suicide Watch by Kelley York

Posted August 7, 2013 by Brin in Reviews / 2 Comments
Suicide Watch by Kelley York

Is it possible to feel depressed and uplifted at the same time? I love books that make me feel and Suicide Watch hit me in the feels – hard. I was very impressed by Kelley York’s debut novel Hushed but I loved Suicide Watch even more if that is possible. The characters broke my heart into teeny, tiny pieces but now it is time to try and put it all back together again to try and […]