It’s my four year anniversary on WordPress today! Weird. And quite cool. Wanted to say WELCOME to all my new followers and I hope you’re enjoying the content here. Please feel free to comment, as I do enjoy reading and answering comments! Now on to the business at hand. A Monster Calls was written by […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 17: A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (based on an original idea by Siobhan Dowd)"
Today on MHM recovery I’m talking about intrusive thoughts. When you’re still very much ill they can slay you, hold you under the water of your MI and prevent you from breathing. In recovery they take on a new role, trying to make you give up, to turn a minor backslide into a landslide back […]Read more "MHM – Recovery: Intrusive Thoughts"
I bought this book on my kindle as I’ve heard many many good things about both the author and the book. It’s a near future tale of kids held in isolation on an island because they possess a defective gene that will eventually cause a condition that will kill them. The arrival of a new […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 16: The Death House by Sarah Pinborough"
This is a very interesting book of post-apocalyptic fiction in the Wodehousian tradition of a salty lark told in florid and often exhaustively descriptive terms. I described it on twitter as fight club on LSD meets the Expendables and sort of explodes in slow motion. It’s a little more complicated than that, after all it […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 15: The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway"
For me, and a few others people I’ve known who suffer from MH disorders, the first real signs of recovery involve a strange internal shift about going out. In that, rather than finding the thought of strange new places, or even familiar places that take a lot of psyching up to go to scary and […]Read more "MHM: Recovery – Feeling Like Going Out"
This is not the book of the film, the film is the film of the book (what a mouthful!) and the two could not be more unalike. The film takes a lot of liberties with this material, it kinda has to as the story in here is jumbled and personal and contains a great deal […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 14: Girl Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen"
Soooo, this is the book I tweeted about being absolutely amazing. It follows Mark Watney – astronaut, botanist and mechanical engineer – as he’s accidentally left for dead on Mars and has to try and find a way to survive on his own for long enough to meet up with the next batch of astronauts. Easy right? After all it’s […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 13: The Martian by Andy Weir"