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Anxiety and stress: are books a help or a hindrance?

As someone who has suffered from anxiety in varying degrees for the past 4 years, I've been reflecting on the part books have played in changing my mental state - and it's brought me to some surprising realisations. For as long as I can remember, reading has always been a great comfort to me. I… Continue reading Anxiety and stress: are books a help or a hindrance?

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Books · Comics · Reading challenges

Read Harder Challenge 2017 – February update

  I'm two books down in the 2017 Read Harder Challenge, and I'm feeling pretty good about it so far... I've always loved this challenge, but have been notoriously bad at never finishing it - I'm hoping 2017 is the year I change that! I never plan my reading out as I have to be… Continue reading Read Harder Challenge 2017 – February update

Books

Pictures of my unimpressed cat with my books

Because cats and books are the best! I love my cat, Coconut, and I take a lot of pictures of her, often with my books. Here's a selection of my favourites to help brighten your day - because who doesn't love photos of cats with books?! Starting with one of my all-time favourite photos of… Continue reading Pictures of my unimpressed cat with my books

Comics

Comics Corner – 3 comics I love featuring kick-ass ladies

Rejoice, more women than ever are reading and enjoying comics! I love comics that are written by or feature women, and there are loads available - here are my 3 favourites. Paper Girls (Image Comics) Ok, so these are pre-teen girls rather than women, but that doesn't stop them being awesome! It's 1988, and the… Continue reading Comics Corner – 3 comics I love featuring kick-ass ladies

Reading challenges

2016: The year I decide to Read Harder and #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks

Hello all, My first blog post of 2016! I've finally stopped procrastinating! My name is Leanne and, just in case you landed here by accident, I love books! I'm not going to blather on about myself and the blog's aims too much, I've covered that here, but the very quick summary of me is that… Continue reading 2016: The year I decide to Read Harder and #ReadMyOwnDamnBooks