Over the last week, I’ve been lucky enough to meet through WordPress forums and Twitter so many of you guys who are new subscribers to either this blog or both of my blogs so a big welcome and I hope you’re having a good day/night wherever you are in the world.
I’ve been keeping this little piece of writing news under wraps for a while for two reasons. One, I wanted to go it alone to start off with and two, I wasn’t sure what people’s reactions were going to be. But from the blog post title, you can most likely guess what I’m going to be writing about.
It will be a book based on my struggles with GAD which I was diagnosed with in January and Depression. GAD starts for Generalised Anxiety Disorder. In the months since being diagnosed, I’ve made it my goal to share my experiences in the hope that they help other people. This book will be written in the form of diary entries, poetry, songwriting and Instagram posts. My goal was to start writing it after my birthday which I did but then, things came to a halt.
There have been some incidents with people saying that I shouldn’t be sharing my experiences to others or that I’m attention seeking and writing this won’t get me into University or a well-paid job. I DON’T CARE. What is more important is discovering my triggers and how to overcome them as well as being a listening ear to anyone who needs it. I need to do me before anything else comes my way. So, if you don’t want to support my writing, that’s fine. If you do, that’s fine too. It may sound harsh but growing up, I know that not everyone who reads my writing will like it. ❤
The book will be available to read in full around mid-September. If it does do well and gets a good reaction to it, I may look into self-publishing on Amazon but time will tell.
Let me know if you would be interested in reading this, I will keep your guys posted!
Just a quick update for you regarding the post I uploaded a few days ago. After an evening of brainstorming and a few vents of frustration, my 2nd blog is now live *cues party*
I am really excited to see where this next journey will take me. This blog will STILL be active, it’s not being deleted rest assured but it would mean the world to me if you could subscribe to my new blog and let me know your thoughts on it.
Thanks so much everyone ❤
Hello everyone! I had a really enjoyable birthday celebrating my love of books and writing with my parents as well as the bookshops that surround the streets of Hay-On-Wye. It’s during this short break that I’ve had a really big think about things to do with my writing and my blogging.
Since I am returning to education as a Mature student with plans to study Creative Writing and hopefully English Literature, my goal has been to create a blog that will provide a stepping stone to University.
So, my 2nd blog will be focusing on… The classics! So, think Jane Austen, the Brontës, Charles Dickens, George Orwell and a bunch of other authors. It will still contain the normal type of posts like book reviews and book hauls but there will be new posts such as analysis and discussions!
It’s a new and exciting venture for me and I do hope that if enough people are interested in supporting me, then that would be an exciting bonus!
To add, this blog will NOT be deleted! I do have plans to update this blog with posts related to Mental Health and YA as well as Adult Fiction blog tours but for anything classics related, that will now be on my new blog. I will keep you guys posted as to when the new blog will be 100% live and ready to go. I’m currently designing the blog as we speak.
I have a massive book haul from Hay-On-Wye but it will be posted on my new blog since it is classics related since all I bought were classics 😛
Thanks for understanding, let me know if you are interested in promoting and supporting my new blog!
Tomorrow is my birthday! And I am heading back to the town I first went to on my 18th last year Hay-On-Wye which is literally my favourite place in the whole world. There, the small town has the largest number of bookshops in the UK. You can see why I want to move there 😉
So, I’m going to be sharing with you guys the book list I’ve made of books to find over the few days I’m there and hopefully, find the majority of them and possibly more. Please note, there is no YA fiction on this list, I have a separate list for that because the YA books I would like are all new releases and wouldn’t be easy to get when I’m away in Hay. Hope you enjoy the list!
- Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
- American Gods by Neil Gaiman
- The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
- Shift by Hugh Howey
- Dust by Hugh Howey
- Autumn Term by Antonia Forest
- The Bees by Laline Paull
- The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Princess Bride by William Goldman
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
- Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
- Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
- A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
- The Catcher in the Rye by J.D Salinger
- The Power by Naomi Alderman
- Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Hot Milk by Deborah Levy
- The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Do you like the list? Any there if I do find them that I should prioritize reading?
Other news, I hit 1,000 followers on my Instagram a few days ago so a big thank you to those who have followed me and support me on my journey, I love you all a lot. ❤
Hello all! Today’s post is for a spoiler-free quick review of the adult fantasy novel A Gathering of Ravens by Scott Oden. I included my Instagram post from the other day showing everyone what my ARC edition looked like, so without further ado, here are my thoughts!
For anyone who likes historical fantasy or mythology, this is the book to go to! I would like to thank Tom over at Bantem Press for the opportunity to read A Gathering of Ravens for review and taking part in a promotional tour for it. This is an adult fantasy that was pitched as a “Beowulf meets Lord of The Rings.” Having not read either of those books/series, I was going into reading this not knowing much about what to expect or how the ending was going to turn out.
This is set across the years 999AD and 1014AD with settings in Denmark, England and Ireland. The story follows Grimnir who is trying to travel across the oceans to Ireland to face his nemesis. He finds and kidnaps a woman called Étain who he holds hostage and also kills her companion Njall but whose presence still lingers in the story. Since I am not an expert on this genre, I don’t want to ramble on about historical fantasy but for potential readers, there are a few gory scenes throughout and tons of battles but also great worldbuilding and in my ARC edition were two maps, the part of England where the novel was set is where I’m actually from so it was nice seeing some references to Glastonbury (don’t live there but know it very well).
This book is available for purchase!
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Guys! If you’ve ever wanted to read stories written by me, then get excited. I’ve made the decision to post my Camp Nanowrimo project onto Wattpad! If you don’t know what Wattpad is, it’s a free website where you can join and post stories and poetry online for others to read and leave feedback on. My Camp Nanowrimo project is titled Falling In Love With A Stranger and it’s written in… Verse! I really love writing stories in this style because it stays true to my roots.
My word count target is 15,000 words written in the whole month of July and as of midday on July 1st, I’m 1/15 of the way there as I managed to write 1,000 words this morning.
I really hope that you guys can read and support me, I don’t have a lot of followers or reads there currently but it would be nice to change that.
Here’s my project link, let me know your thoughts and I will keep you updated throughout the month to see where my writing goes.