Life is a bit complicated isn’t it? When you multiply the million things that need doing with the million things you want to do, you end up with a trillion things that don’t get done. In the last month or so, my life has been filled with deadlines and stress, leaving very little time to do anything but work. However amongst all of the sleepless nights and less than healthy convenience dinners, there are a few things I’ve been making sure I do daily to make life that little bit simpler. These probably seem like the easiest tasks in the…

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The Echo Killing – Christi Daugherty The Echo Killing is the first book in the Harper McClain series. It begins with Harper, a journalist reporting on a murder scene that looks identical to her mother’s murder 15 years earlier. The premise is great and I really enjoyed the twists and turns in the story. However, the book falls a little short with its one-dimensional character portrayals. All in all, a good read but I won’t be following the rest of the series.   Clean – Juno Dawson I really struggled with this book to start with. At the beginning of…

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The last few books I’ve read have really not captured my attention, so much so, that I’ve already DNF’d 3 books this year. Happily, Lisa Ko’s The Leavers has been an exception, which is pretty lucky because I’m part of the blog tour. Check out the banner below to see other blogger’s reviews! One morning, Deming Guo’s mother, an undocumented Chinese immigrant named Polly, goes to her job at the nail salon and never comes home. No one can find any trace of her. With his mother gone, eleven-year-old Deming is left with no one to care for him. He…

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April has been a month of happiness and weirdness and sadness and stress and love. Finally I am bursting with a need to write. My creative juices have been zapped by an endless mountain of assignments, lists and job applications. As a result my blog has been a little dead of late, something that I’m hoping to change however sporadic the posts may be. I have felt disillusioned with blogging recently. Everything has already been said, Instagram is “the thing” now and while yes, I like it, it doesn’t give me the satisfaction that blogging does. For the last few…

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Drinks in hand, a group of neighbourhood women gather around a fire pit to enjoy a rare child-less Saturday night. Giddy with freedom, they drink too much, share secrets they wish, perhaps, they hadn’t, and enjoy getting to know each other better. The single newcomer. The imperfect mom. The new-born parents. The military wife. The almost divorcee. Come Monday morning, one of them is gone. As a police investigation launches, the women will band together and ask whether they should have noticed that something was amiss. But how well can you really know your neighbours, when appearances can be so…

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I’ve been a little down on blogging recently. I thought it was a lack of motivation or that I had nothing to say but I’ve noticed it’s actually more about the blogging community. Feel free to eye roll because goddamn how many times do we bloggers get on our high horses about this? I started blogging a little less than two years. In that time my blog has gone from being solely about mental health to more of a mix of lifestyle, mental health and general wellbeing with the odd book review for good measure. I’m so pleased and grateful…

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