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Month: November 2016

The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander

The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander

 

If someone told me that I wouldn’t enjoy a book about diving then I would have just laughed in their face and told them they didn’t know what they were on about. I love swimming, I love the water. My parents always joked that I was a fish. Water is my affinity.

The Art of Not Breathing is about free-diving: an extreme sport where you dive underwater for as long as possible, and to do this, you have to learn how to hold your breath for a long time. The main character is this book manages four minutes.

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This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

With the American gun laws still present, with innocents getting killed all around the world by these monstruous weapons, it’s only right that a book about a gun-wielding killer would trickle it’s way into the young adult genre.

This book is important to read. It’s important that’s it’s read by everyone. Yes, it’s a young adult book but it shows us the horrors of what happens at a school shooting, it shows us how families grieve and mourn the loss of their children who were taken away from them too early. This is a feeling that parents should never feel.

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The Totally Should’ve Book Tag

The Totally Should’ve Book Tag

I’ve been meaning to do the tag for a while now but I’ve just never gotten round to it! I’m actually pretty excited to do this. The Totally Should’ve Book Tag was created by EmmmaBooks on YouTube so definitely go and check that out.

This book tag takes a series of random situations to do with books and you have to say what book (or books) you would like to see that situation apply to.

So here we go then! The Totally Should’ve Book Tag!

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Top 10 Most Beautiful Page Designs

Top 10 Most Beautiful Page Designs

It’s a completely different thing for the book to have beautiful page designs. You know the books where you can’t read the pages without illustrations fast enough so that you can get to the pages that have the patterns or colour or illustrations?

I hold these books very dear to my heart for the pure reason of there being some kind of illustrative during the book that made me love it. Some of these books just hold dabs of colour here and there and some of them have gone all out to include some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen.

So here we go then, my top ten books with the most beautiful page designs:

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My Mental Health Journey

My Mental Health Journey

You’ve probably gathered from the title that this blog post is not about books or bookish things… It’s about me, and the struggle that I have faced for seven years. I decided to share this with you to show you that you’re not alone. I wanted to speak out and help raise awareness of mental health and for years now, I’ve been trying to battle the stigma that has surrounded it.

So here we go… Here’s my story:

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