Mental Health Recs?

Mental Health Recs?

 

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Hey guys, sorry it’s been so long since I last posted. I’m now working full time in a call centre and struggle to find the time to blog but hopefully that will improve as I start to get used to the hours and I’ll start trying to make more effort with the blog as I do miss posting reviews and updating you guys on what I’m doing/reading.

In a few of my previous posts I’ve mentioned briefly about my battle with depression and the struggles I have with this illness. Depression is just one of the many mental health illnesses that people suffer with and over the last few weeks I’ve been wanting to read more books with people suffering with these issues so I guess this post is just a way of looking for anything you guys could recommend to me. I’m looking for both fiction and non-fiction books and hopefully I’ll be able to review some of these books too.

I’m currently reading ‘Mad Girl’ by Bryony Gordon and have just bought ‘Reasons To Stay Alive’ by Matt Haig, ‘A Mindfulness Guide For The Frazzled’ by Ruby Wax and ‘The Hospital’ by Barbara O’Hare so if you have any books similar to these please do leave a comment and let me know what they are and I’ll have a look in to them!

I also want to say that if any of you are ever feeling down or anxious about anything and need to talk to someone then I’m here to listen to you all. You can reach out to me on twitter (@kirsty_reads) and I’ll listen to whatever you have to say and try and help you in anyway I can.

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World Book Day 2017

World Book Day 2017

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HAPPY WORLD BOOK DAY GUYS!!! 

This is one of my favourite days simply because it’s all about books! Working with kids too means I get to see them in all their wonderful costumes today as well which is just great as they all put so much effort into their characters!

This World Book Day, I’m currently reading The Warsaw Anagrams by Richard Zimler and so far I’m really enjoying it. Books have always been one of my favourite things and they’re the one thing that can keep me calm and help keep my mind off things. After being off work sick for 2 months I managed to get through a few of the books I wanted to read and I even went back to the library for the first time in years which was fun!

World Book Day is a day I love as it encourages children to read and let them see the fun and all the different worlds books can bring to them and that’s something I enjoy seeing as it’s so rare nowadays to find children who enjoy reading. If you’re looking for something to read, the World Book Day website has posted a list of “50 books that will change your life.” You can check that list out here.

I hope you all have a fantastic book day and enjoy celebrating it in whichever way you are! Let me know if you’re doing anything in the comments!! I’ll be going back to work unfortunately but after that I’ll be spending the rest of my night trying to finish my book.

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Meeting Jennifer E. Smith, Jenny Han & Morgan Matson

Meeting Jennifer E. Smith, Jenny Han & Morgan Matson

This post is looooong overdue but here we go anyway. So on September 9th, my local Waterstones held a signing event for Jennifer E. Smith, Jenny Han and Morgan Matson. As soon as I found out I reserved my place as I was desperate to go and meet Jennifer again plus I had just recently bought Jenny’s books. I arrived over an hour early just so I could chill and look at the books I wanted but couldn’t afford and I also had to buy Morgan Matson’s books which I had been planning on buying for a while so this was the perfect opportunity! The last event I went to was Jennifer E. Smith and David Levithan and at that one they both read parts of their books and spoke about them. This one was slightly different and much more informal and laid back. Each of the authors just sat talking about all their books and the inspirations behind them and then they took some questions (they answered mine which made me super happy!!!). The signing itself was completely informal. Usually there’s a table and everyone has to queue up and wait but with this one everyone just went up whenever and each author took their time talking to every single person as they signed their books. I had a lovely chat with Morgan Matson about our love for all books and it was great hearing that we both have the same problem of finding it hard to either throw books out or give them away haha!

I’m so glad I got the opportunity to see and speak to these authors. It was just such a lovely experience and I’m glad they took time out of their schedules to interact with their fans and talk about their books. Below is my post from instagram about meeting them.

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So tonight I went to see the lovely @missjennyhan @jenniferesmith and @morgamat in Waterstones and it was so lovely just to hear them talk so casually. It was so informal and everyone was just so relaxed listening to them. They also answered my questions which made me happy and afterwards signed all my books and carried on talking to each of us. I had such a fab conversation with Morgan about our love of books too :') if these authors come to a bookstore near you then I highly recommend you go along because you will enjoy it so much! These are the books I got signed by them today! #jenniferesmith #jennyhan #morganmatson #authors #booksigning #waterstones #glasgow #books #bookish #bibliophile #bookworm #bookthing #booklover

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