Crikey. Here we are at the end of 2015, and it’s been quite the year. This is the year I got my book deal, started my YouTube channel and really began to feel like everything might be coming together at last. Not merely in terms of my dreams coming to fruition but in terms of […]Read more "2015 Retrospective"
Today is the final 2015 Reading Challenge. It’s been one heck of a journey. Next week I’ll be writing a retrospective of my reading year and how I felt the challenge went, and also talking about where I’ll be going next with all this. For now, on to my last book. Drag Hunt by Pat […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, book 45: Drag Hunt by Pat Kelleher"
This can be a tough time of year for people with anxiety and social difficulties, as well as for people who are alone. I want to address the latter first as it’s more difficult for me to truly understand as I haven’t real experience of being alone at Christmas. And honestly, when I am alone […]Read more "MHM Recovery 16: Saying No At Christmas"
Armistead Maupin is a little bit of a legend. This series of books about San Fransisco was in fact serialised in the 1970s and is a vibrant, effervescent tale of a very particular city, seen through the eyes of someone new to all its delights and horrors. We follow Mary Ann Singleton as she moves […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 44: Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin"
Joyland was released in 2013 by Hard Case crime and honestly I was not in the least bit intrigued. Don’t get me wrong, I like crime a great deal as a genre (though my leanings tend toward the serial killer or gruesome kind) but, I dunno…something about King writing this or the tone of the […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 43: Joyland by Stephen King"
What’s this? A new series? Oh my. Yeah, welcome to Mental Health Myths. I have no idea how frequent this series will be, likely I’ll make new videos etc as and when subjects occur or irritate me into action. This week I’m talking about a subject close to my heart: bullying. Specifically, I’m talking about […]Read more "MHM Myths – Being Bullied Made Me stronger"
So this book is about Sonya, an Indian American photographer who reluctantly returns to her family after years of estrangement when she finds out her father is in a coma and on the verge of death. This is a family of many secrets, most of them revolving around the physical and mental abuse suffered at […]Read more "2015 Reading Challenge, Book 42: Trail Of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani"