The Secret Lives of Introverts | Jenn Grannerman If a book has introvert in the title, then I’m in. A Myers-Briggs test once told me that I was 98% introvert so I always devour anything that can help me better learn how to work a world that often seems totally geared up for extroverts. I really enjoyed this book, and while the content is similar to that of numerous others books I’ve read on introverts, I particularly enjoyed Jenn’s writing style. The Good Sister | Jess Ryder I enjoyed this book but in all honesty, I read a few weeks…

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When it comes to meditation, I am a mere newbie. Over the past few years I’ve come back to meditation time and time again with no success until more recently. Before I really put some effort into it I thought meditation was a load of rubbish. I just couldn’t see how sitting quietly was going to make me feel better. But miraculously it has helped, a lot. I’ve told very few people that I meditate but those I have told, have given me some erm varying responses, such as “It doesn’t do anything, you know.” “Didn’t have you down as…

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I like to think my TBR says a lot about me as a person. From a quick look at the far too many books on it, it’s pretty easy to see the kinds of books I pick out time and time again. So here are some book features that always make me add to my To Be Read pile. It’s by an author I love Jodi Picoult, Kazuo Ishiguro, Chuck Palahniuk, Linwood Barclay, Harlan Coben, Susan Hill. Anything new by any of these authors as well as loads that I can’t think of right now, go straight on my TBR.…

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As an introvert, being alone is something I’m pretty skilled at. I love being alone, I crave it, and when I don’t get it, life feels pretty overwhelming. But not everyone feels that way. There seems to be a misconception that being alone equals loneliness when actually that is far from the truth. Nowadays, alone time is rare. There’s always something to be doing or someone to meet up with, so getting some time alone is something that you need to make a priority, because being alone can be so beneficial. Even if you live with a partner or housemates,…

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Sometimes the world seems simply too big for me. Other times it seems miniscule. I feel like I bump into the same people, go to the same places, can’t get myself out of a rut, and then suddenly, faster than I can blink, the world is huge again. The amount of things to do in such a short space of time feel overwhelming. And time is racing. It’s all a matter of perspective. Often we are quick to react. We get angry, upset or frustrated so much more easily than we are ever happy about a situation. But, I’ve found…

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I’ve toyed with writing monthly book posts for ages now but it’s not uncommon for me to read up to 6 books each month, leaving me a little overwhelmed when it comes to writing reviews for them. So instead here are 3 books I’ve enjoyed reading recently. My Lovely Wife – Mark Lukach I’ve read so many memoirs of mental illness, more than I could probably list but this book really stuck out to me. If reading this was difficult, revisiting these memories in order to write it must have been incredibly painful for Mark Lukach, who beautifully chronicles his…

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