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Mental Health Monday Ft. April Nichole

Mental Health Monday

Mental Health Monday ( Thursday this week! ) is a weekly post from bloggers, authors and everyday people who wish to share their mental health stories and struggles. Check out here for more information. This week I'm excited to welcome April Nichole to the blog with her post about social anxiety. April has an amazing blog where she discusses all things books, And you can check out the books she has written on there as well! She is also on Twitter and if  you're not following her, you should be! I'll post them down below so you can pop over and say hello. Now, onto the post! Website Twitter     I take a deep breath, wipe my hands on my jeans, try again to calm my heart...

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Mental Health Monday Ft. S. Usher Evans

Mental Health Monday

Mental Health Monday ( Thursday this week! ) is a weekly post from bloggers, authors and everyday people who wish to share their mental health stories and struggles. Check out here for more information.   To celebrate Empath's one year book birthday, and also mental health month, I thought I'd write a post for Sarah about how I wrote my anxiety dragon book. Empath was my swan song to a six and a half year relationship that ended because "he didn't want to get married," but my personal fallout lasted nearly two years. Unlike my space pirate series or even The Island, writing Empath was a daily examination of my anxieties and fears. So, as you can probably imagine, it went swimmingly. I...

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May SST – Summer of Sloane

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This has to by my favorite Sunday Street Team yet! Summer of Sloane has ended up being my all time favorite summer book I've read to date. I want to toss glitter around this book and tell everyone how much I loved it.        Sloanes summer started off with quite a bang. Her boyfriend and best friend did the unthinkable and shattered her trust and heart in one lethal blow. These events also result in two hairline fractures in her hand. (I think you get the idea.) Now, she's on a plane heading to her mom's house in Hawaii to spend the summer with her brother, family and some amazing friends she sees each year. She's left behind the drama of her life...

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Introducing: Mental Health Monday

It took me a long time to move forward with this project. Weeks ago I had been planning this in my head. I knew that I wanted to reach out to fellow bloggers and authors and see if they wanted to share their experiences/tips about mental health. The irony of this situation is that my anxiety was so strong that I was scared to reach out to people in the community. I was so worried about what people would do, how they would react and what would happen. I thought about the worse. Welcome to my anxious mind! After 10 weeks of doing my anxiety group, I was feeling so much better and I'm leaning in with my anxiety more....

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Waiting on Wednesday #8

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post that allows book bloggers to share books we're waiting for- Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I've said it before, and I will say it a million times down the road. I love YA books that deal with mental health. I wish when I was younger that there had been more books about the subject. I feel it would have made things so much easier to handle situations when I got older. It would have also helped me understand my loved who are struggling as well. Now as I battle and try to be strong against my own mental health, I've found myself loving books about any topic related to mental health. It makes...

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When We Collided

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Before I go on with this post, I'm going to toss a trigger warning on this. For someone struggling with their own mental health, it might be a bit too much. If the subject of being bipolar can bother/trigger you, I would avoid this until you're ready. There are times when reading that you pick up a book about a subject, and end up hating it. Not because the book itself is bad, but because the facts are completely wrong. This book had me crying because it felt so right. It's not a typical book where someone mentions a character having bipolar, and then it focuses on all of the bad that comes along with struggling with your mental health. Don't...

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An interview with Julia Ember

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  Welcome to the Sunday Street Team guys! I'm so excited to be a part of this, and I always find myself coming across some amazing books. This one is no exception. This past Tuesday, Unicorn Tracks was released and I have heard nothing but amazing things. I had the chance to ask Julia Ember some questions about her first novel Unicorn Tracks, and she had some fantastic answers. Be sure to check out Unicorn Tracks and fall in love with the story like so many others. Plus that cover is perfect. Thanks Julia for answering some questions!     What made you go in the direction you did with this book? That’s a great question because there were a lot of determining factors! When I started...

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Waiting on Wednesday #7

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post that allows book bloggers to share books we're waiting for- Hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. I just learned about this week's book a few days ago, and after looking at it on Goodreads, I know it's one I want to read when it comes out. This is one of the reasons I love following so many bloggers on Twitter; I find books that I didn't know about!   And I Darken by Kiersten White Expected publication: July 7th 2016 by Corgi Childrens   Goodreads summary:  No one expects a princess to be brutal. And Lada Dragwyla likes it that way. Ever since she and her brother were abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman sultan’s courts, Lada has...

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Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books You Should Check Out – Graphic Novels

Top Ten Tuesday is put on by the wonderful humans over at The Broke and Bookish. This top ten was hard for me. I didn't quite know what to do for this one, and I noticed a few people on Twitter said the same thing. My genre of books and taste tend to change with my mood, but one thing always stays the same - I love a good graphic novel. I love graphic novels, and Image Comics tends to be my go-to when it comes to finding new reads, but there are many different publishers out there with many different adventures for you to take. I changed the title of this around a bit because I feel like if you're a graphic...

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Outrun The Moon

Outrun The Moon

WARNING - There are some spoilers in this. Continue at your own risk. It has been a long time since I have read a book which such beautiful writing that it just sucked me into it so effortlessly. I received this book from Penguin Teen while I was in Toronto and I picked it up Sunday morning. By Sunday evening, I had finished it and fallen in love over and over with it. It's written in such a beautiful manner. The story grabs you by the hands and pulls you into it. It holds your hands, takes you on an adventure, teaches you things and makes your feelings hurt. It's wonderful. All Mercy wanted was an education. She wanted to start a...

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