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Quotes of the Day

Quote of the Day (from Turtles All the Way Down)

“Your now is not your forever.”

 

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Book Reivew: My Monster and Me by Nadiya Hussain, Illustrated by Ella Bailey

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Genre: Picture Book, Mental Health
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: A touching story about a little boy whose worry monster follows him everywhere he goes. It’s there when he gets dressed, when he wants to play with his toys, and even when his friends come over to visit. How can he escape his worries?

Having struggled with anxiety for as long as she can remember, Nadiya Hussain has written this heartfelt story to ensure that no child suffers in silence–no matter what shape their worry monster may take.

 

My Review: My Monster and Me talks about anxiety and what it looks and feels like from a child’s point of view in an interesting way.

The monster represents the boy’s anxiety who went everywhere with the boy. The many ways anxiety affects daily life is accurately illustrated through well-drawn scenes.

It’s not until someone sits down to listen to the boy – allowing him to fully express how the monster makes him feel – that his anxiety lessens. The ending I liked a lot for its authenticity and hope of a brighter tomorrow.

I think this is a good way to start open conversations about our fears and worries. I liked reading this story with its wonderful illustrations and representation of anxiety.

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Quotes of the Day

Quote of the Day (from Kind of Coping)

“I forgive myself for what I couldn’t do today, and resolve to try again tomorrow. It is enough to just keep trying. I. Am. Enough.”

 

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Quote of the Day (from Take A Hint, Dani Brown #2)

“I was worried about the mechanics of moving on, but that’s not who I am. Putting gold frames around my scars. That’s who I am.”

 

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Quotes of the Day

Quote of the Day (from Take A Hint, Dani Brown)

“But no one can be fine all the time. So we’ll stay here while you’re busy being not-fine, and we won’t move until you’re done, and that’s okay.”

 

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May Happenings!

A Fantastical, Fantasy-Filled May…

My tbr this month is nearly all fantasy books that have 5-star rating potential! I made sure to include some YA fantasy, a genre I haven’t read much of lately, so that needs to be rectified asap. And to continue the “spring cleaning” theme there are owned books that have been at the top of my tbr for far too long.

This May, I would like to read:

Roar by Cora Carmack (currently reading)
Wolf Kissed by Heather Renee (currently reading)

Under the Whispering Moon by TJ Klune (arc)
Flash Fire by TJ Klune (arc)
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston (arc)
Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Seafire by Natalie C. Parker

Hopefully, there will be time to read more than this, but for now this is what I can managed this month with work back to full five days. I’m about halfway through both my current reads so it’s possible.

Your Mental Health Matters…

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you need a break, take a break and breathe. It’s okay to not be okay. Remember that you are loved. You are enough. There is always someone willing to listen and resources available when you need them.

Your mental health matters. You matter.

24/7 Support That’s Here For You

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Trevor Project
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
1-866-488-7386
TrevorChat available
Text START to 678678

Crisis Text Line
www.crisistextline.org
US and Canada – Text HOME to 741741
United Kingdom – Text HOME to 85258
Ireland – Text HOME to 50808

National Alliance On Mental Illness
https://nami.org/Home
NAMI Helpline – Call 800-950-NAMI
Or in a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741

To Write Love On Her Arms
https://twloha.com/

National Domestic Violence Hotline
thehotline.org
espanol.thehotline.org
1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)


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Books of the Month

[May 2021] Book of the Month: Turtles All the Way Down by John Green

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Title: Turtles All the Way Down
Author: John Green
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary, Mental Health
Publisher: Dutton Books for Young Readers
Recommended?: Yes

Goodreads Summary: It all begins with a fugitive billionaire and the promise of a cash reward. Turtles All the Way Down is about lifelong friendship, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, Star Wars fan fiction, and tuatara. But at its heart is Aza Holmes, a young woman navigating daily existence within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.

In his long-awaited return, John Green shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity.

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#MentalHealthAwarenessMonth | “Awareness” Book Stack

Happy Thursday, Bookworms!

📚💙Here’s my “Awareness” stack for Mental Health Awareness month!💙📚 I was inspired by fellow bookstagrammer @therealjverma and his amazing book stack to create one of my own.

My AWARENESS stack includes:
Ashlords
We Rule The Night
Awakened
Red Queen
Erak’s Ransom
Night Study
Eclipse
Snow Like Ashes
Seer of Sevenwaters

The bookstagram/book blogging community has been wonderful for my mental health because everyone here is so kind and supportive and friendly to one another. Let’s continue to always choose kindness in all we do.😊💜

I’ve included a list of 24/7 support that’s here for you from my review of Breath Like Water. As dear ol’ Evan Hansen sang, “Even when the dark comes crashing through / When you need a friend to carry you / And when you’re broken on the ground / You will be found.”

 

Mental Health Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Trevor Project
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/
1-866-488-7386
TrevorChat available
Text START to 678678

Crisis Text Line
www.crisistextline.org
Text HOME to 741741

National Alliance On Mental Illness
https://nami.org/Home

To Write Love On Her Arms
https://twloha.com/

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