Sunday, April 16, 2017

Graphic Novels: Part II

A long, long time ago on this blog, I wrote a post showcasing some of the graphic novels I'd been reading at the time. Well, lately I've been on yet another graphic novel spree, so I thought I would do a Part II to my Graphic Novels post and show you what all I've been reading! So let's get to it!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tips To Fight Off a Book Slump

We’ve all felt it. That personal anguish we experience when there are so many books to read…but you just can’t bring yourself to pick even one of them up. I’m talking reading slumps, the greatest struggle that every bookworm faces. I’ve certainly been in a few myself, but fortunately, I’ve picked up some tips along the way that have helped me to ward off these dreaded slumps … and for all you bookworms out there, I thought I’d share these tips with you. So let’s get into it!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

How Not To Write a Character Who Has Anxiety: Criticizing Finding Audrey

To read my Goodreads review of this book, click here.

Hi bookworms,

So, a few weeks ago I finished reading a book that I'd been seeing and hearing about a lot in the book community, called Finding Audrey. The only thing I really knew about it was that the main character had anxiety. Since I suffer from social anxiety (as well as other general anxiety symptoms), I was really eager to read it. Along with this, I was intrigued by a protagonist who has anxiety, since many YA novels about mental illness tend to focus more heavily on depression.

Unfortunately, this book really did not impress me, and I actually thought it had terrible representation for anxiety disorder. With all of the problems that I found, it inspired me to write this blog post: How NOT To Write A Character Who Has Anxiety. So, let's get into it.