Blog Challenge | Currently Reading

Day #3

It’s the third day, and I think I am doing quite well that I am on time doing all of these posts in a timely manner… a laughable matter, because most of the time it takes me like a whole day to figure out what to write about!

I am currently reading:

Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

I have heard many great things about this book from the bookstagram community, and I have been curious as to what the novel is about – 

Goodreads Synopsis:

Passage n. 

i. A brief section of music composed of a series of notes and flourishes.

ii. A journey by water; a voyage.

iii. The transition from one place to another, across space and time.

In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has traveled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now. Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods – a powerful family in the colonies – and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them – whether she wants to or not. Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilious journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveller who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home… forever.

This book has such an interesting concept, time travel is always a great story prompt and I am hoping that this book will utilise it well. I have only started reading Passenger and it’sgoing slow for me at the moment, but I do hope that I will get into the story once I am further into the book.

If you have read this book, why don’t you leave a comment below on what you thought about the book!

Mind Your Head by Juno Dawson (with advice from Dr Olivia Hewitt)

“Have you noticed how it’s easier to talk about some medical problems than others?”

Perhaps the hardest of all to talk about are mental illnesses – but we’ve all got a mind, so we’ve all got mental health. Can any of us say we haven’t been stressed, sad, anxious, angry, tired and emotional?

In this clear and supportive guide to young people’s mental health, Juno Dawson, author of This Book is Gay, and clinical psychologist Dr Olivia Hewitt discuss a range of issues – whether fleeting or long-term – and how to manage them.

With witty illustrations from Gemma Correll, Juno and Dr Olivia cover topics from anxiety and depressions to addiction, self-harm and personality disorders, with dozens of life stories from people just like you, who are living with mental illness.

I’m the type of person who like reading anything that is related to science, and I have always been interested in how the brain works. So, the first thought that I had when I saw the book on the WHSmith bookshelf, was “I need to get this book” and I did.

It is quite informative, and I wouldn’t really call it a self-help book – it is simply a book giving you information and advice on mental health issues. So far, I am enjoying reading the book because it’s giving me an insight to people’s experiences, and the many places you can get help from etc.


I think that is all I have for now, I shall see you guys in tomorrow’s post!

Nielle xxx


april

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