Skoolie Life Lessons

Skoolie Life Lessons #2: on Stability & Serendipity

Welcome back to another edition of Skoolie Life Lessons, in which I share some things I’m learning as The Drummer and I convert a mini school bus into a mobile home. (If you missed the first post, it can be found here.) This week I’m talking about the process of building our bus into a… Continue reading Skoolie Life Lessons #2: on Stability & Serendipity

reviews

ARC Review | Speed of Life by Carol Weston

Genre: MG/YA Contemporary | Diversity: half-Spanish MC + mental health rep My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️  *Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way shapes my opinions of the book.* what it’s about: Sofia Wolfe, age 14, lost her mother less than a year ago, and she’s not sure how… Continue reading ARC Review | Speed of Life by Carol Weston

Around the Blogosphere

Around the Blogosphere: June 2017

After seeing Kourni’s version of this feature, I decided to make this its own post. I used to put a section of awesome blog posts in my Wrap-Up, but as I’m sure you’ve seen, that post is already out of control. So, here are some posts I loved this month. I hope you enjoy reading… Continue reading Around the Blogosphere: June 2017

#MentalHealthMonday

#MentalHealthMonday | (TW: Suicidal Thoughts)

Let me start off this post with a huge TRIGGER WARNING for suicidal thoughts. I debated writing this post at all. It is not my intent to cause anyone harm, to trigger underlying feelings, or to somehow validate the idea of taking one’s own life. If you are currently struggling with suicidal thoughts, please skip… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday | (TW: Suicidal Thoughts)

book lists

My Best Picks: Mental Health Lit

I’ve been reading a ridiculous amount of mental health lit lately, but then again, I always have. I’m constantly seeking to have my experiences validated by seeing them reflected back elsewhere. Of course, the search to see yourself in the world doesn’t always go well. So I decided to make this post of my “Best… Continue reading My Best Picks: Mental Health Lit

#MentalHealthMonday

#MentalHealthMonday: Common Misconceptions

Hello, and welcome to my very first ever #MentalHealthMonday! If you’ve been following my blog, you might notice that I talk a lot about mental health, and depression in particular. I’ve dealt with clinical depression on and off for about a decade now, both with and without meds and therapy. Over those years, I’ve encountered… Continue reading #MentalHealthMonday: Common Misconceptions

Diversity Spotlight Thursday

Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Mental Health & Other Diversity

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. The goal: talk about diverse books! The meme features 3 diverse books—1 diverse book you read and enjoyed, 1 diverse book that you haven’t read yet, and 1 diverse book that hasn’t been released yet. Two weeks ago, I talked about… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Mental Health & Other Diversity

comfort reads

Comfort Reads: Revisiting Harry Potter (Part 7)

Welcome to Comfort Reads: where I talk about re-reads and what I’ve learned on second (or twelfth) encounters. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling some facts & opinions publication year: 2007 movie release date: 2010-2011 age of my first encounter: 17 favorite magical object/creature introduced: Hermione’s freaking purse. Who doesn’t want a… Continue reading Comfort Reads: Revisiting Harry Potter (Part 7)

Diversity Spotlight Thursday

Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Depression/Anxiety in YA

Diversity Spotlight Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Aimal @ Bookshelves and Paperbacks. The goal: talk about diverse books! The meme features 3 diverse books—1 diverse book you read and enjoyed, 1 diverse book that you haven’t read yet, and 1 diverse book that hasn’t been released yet. This is my first time participating in… Continue reading Diversity Spotlight Thursday: Depression/Anxiety in YA

reviews

Review | Paperweight

Paperweight by Meg Haston Genre: YA Contemporary | Diversity: ED Rep | My Rating:  My Synopsis: This dark, honest book is the story of Stevie, a 17-year-old struggling with an eating disorder and convinced that the only way she can atone for past mistakes is by killing herself on the anniversary of her brother’s death. When her… Continue reading Review | Paperweight