★★★★★, Book Reviews

ARC Book Review: Ebb & Flow

Ebb & Flow Heather Smith ★★★★★ Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble [A] poignant story, told in free verse, of eleven-year-old Jett. Last year, Jett and his mother had moved to a new town for a fresh start after his father went to jail. But Jett soon learned that fresh starts aren't all they're… Continue reading ARC Book Review: Ebb & Flow

★★★★★, Book Reviews

ARC Book Review: The Lost Path

The Lost Path by Amélie Fléchais ★★★★☆ Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble If you've got the taste for adventure, come join this treasure hunt! Three young boys set off from Camp Happiness, map in hand, determined to be the first to find the treasure before anyone else. But the shortcut they take leads… Continue reading ARC Book Review: The Lost Path

Discussions, Quotes

3 Days, 3 Quotes — Day 3

It's the last day of the "3 Days, 3 Quotes" challenge! Hope you guys have enjoyed it, and feel free to tag yourself if you'd like to join in! Rules: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post a new quote for three consecutive days. 3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. What would… Continue reading 3 Days, 3 Quotes — Day 3

★★★☆☆, Book Reviews

ARC Book Review: SHOCK Anthology

SHOCK Anthology edited by Joe Pruett ★★★☆☆ Goodreads ~ Amazon ~ Barnes & Noble AfterShock Comics continues to push boundaries by presenting its very first anthology collection featuring a slew of today’s top writers and artists. Presented in the European Album format (same as the recent Animosity: the Rise hardcover for LCSD), this handsome hardcover… Continue reading ARC Book Review: SHOCK Anthology

Discussions, Quotes

3 Days, 3 Quotes — Day 2

It's day 2 of the "3 Days, 3 Quotes" challenge! I had some fun with this one. 😊 Rules: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post a new quote for three consecutive days. 3. Nominate three new bloggers each day. Let me just talk about this quote right here for a minute. This quote,… Continue reading 3 Days, 3 Quotes — Day 2

Discussions, Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Memes

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday, a different top-ten-themed post is uploaded, and this week’s prompt is spring TBR lists! First off, let me warn you guys: I hate TBR lists. I'm so bad at sticking to them. I typically base my next reads on my current… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Reads

Discussions, Quotes

3 Days, 3 Quotes — Day 1

I was tagged by both Dania @ Bookish Thoughts and Marina @ Books of Magic for this challenge! Thank you both for thinking of me, and to all you readers who aren't following them: what are you doing?? Rules: 1. Thank the person who nominated you. 2. Post a new quote for three consecutive days. 3. Nominate… Continue reading 3 Days, 3 Quotes — Day 1

Discussions, Other

Living With Anxiety

I posted about this when it was first published, but I admit that I was still unfamiliar with the reblog function at that time, and I had no idea it was so easy to share posts from other blogs.

I love getting to know the people behind the blogs I follow, and I would love you guys to get to know me better as well, so I thought I’d share my guest post on the Roads We Take blog to share a little bit of myself and give you lovely readers an insight into my world.

I love and appreciate you all, and if you’re ever experiencing anything like what I talk about in this post, please don’t hesitate to talk to me about it. Unfortunately, I have a lot of experience with anxiety, from mild cases to the life-crippling kind, and I’m always open to chatting about it because I know how hard it can be to life with anxiety, especially if there’s no one you can turn to to help you through it.

RWT

While I’ve always been a pretty anxious person, I hadn’t experienced real, no-nonsense anxiety until I was 23 years old. It was a rough year mentally, emotionally, and financially, and it wasn’t long before I was experiencing frequent panic attacks and constant anxiety. I lost my job, I dropped out of my classes, my relationships suffered, and my emotional health was at an all-time low. Or so I thought…

The anxiety lasted a few months before, somehow, it got better. I moved back home, found a new job, and put my focus back on my schooling. I started therapy and learned to have fun on my own. I spent most of my free time with friends, and I learned to be happy again. Everything was great. And then, about a year and a half ago, the anxiety came back with a vengeance.

I first noticed it when I began having…

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6 Best Websites for Cheap Books (New AND Used!)

Hey hey hey, fellow book lovers! I come to you today with a special gift: the gift of cheap books! I've compiled a list of my favorite places to get used and new books for a fraction of the retail cost. If you're on a budget or just looking to save a few bucks, go… Continue reading 6 Best Websites for Cheap Books (New AND Used!)

Discussions, Top Ten Tuesday, Weekly Memes

Top Ten Tuesday: Surprise, Surprise!

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every Tuesday, a different top-ten-themed post is uploaded, and this week’s prompt is books that surprised me (in good or bad ways)! I figured I'd split this up and discuss five good and five bad surprises. Let's start with the good, shall… Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Surprise, Surprise!