Pages:352 Publication Date:5th September 2017 Rating:2/5
Project Semicolon began in 2013 to spread a message of hope: No one struggling with a mental illness is alone; you, too, can survive and live a life filled with joy and love. In support of the project and its message, thousands of people all over the world have gotten semicolon tattoos and shared photos of them, often alongside stories of hardship, growth, and rebirth.
Project Semicolon: Your Story Isn’t Over reveals dozens of new portraits and stories from people of all ages talking about what they have endured and what they want for their futures. This represents a new step in the movement and a new awareness around those who struggle with mental illness and those who support them. At once heartfelt, unflinchingly honest, and eternally hopeful, this collection tells a story of choice: every day you choose to live and let your story continue on.
A massive thank you to Diana from The Bookish Sisters (link to their blog here) The Sunshine Blogger Award is given to bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring. Once nominated, the blogger is required to write a post in which they:
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“England, 1934. Hester Blake, an ambitious girl from an industrial Northern town, finds a job as a lady’s maid in a small aristocratic household.
Despite their impressive title and glorious past, the Fitzmartins are crumbling under the pressures of the new century. And in the cold isolation of these new surroundings, Hester ends up hopelessly besotted with her young mistress, Lady Lucy.
Accompanying Lucy on her London Season, Hester is plunged into a heady and decadent world. But hushed whispers of another war swirl beneath the capital… and soon, Hester finds herself the keeper of some of society’s most dangerous secrets…”
Price Jones is young, handsome, and already spirraling down the drain in a sea of alcohol. He chooses sex as his release, indiscriminate and plentiful, and for that he paid the price in many ways.The young novelist carries the weight of the world on his shoulders and wants nothing more than to be loved and the warmth of a woman’s touch.
After losing his mother to a heroin overdose Price finds himself in a precarious situation of loving two beautiful women simultaneously. A predicament he must resolve before life gets messier than it already is.
Can Price finally learn to respect himself? Will he finally spread his wings and fly? Is Iris the muse he needs to feed his creative and soul-deep need to be his version of a good man? Will she be the wind beneath his wings? Or will it be Benu the woman to sparks the light to his soul? Or will the trauma from his childhood keep Price from accepting love all together?
GOD IS A WOMAN is a heartfelt tale of one man’s journey toward self-destruction that could only be halted by one special woman. The story proves how a woman can be the driving force to a man’s personal growth. And how a woman’s God-like nature can provide the substance to a man’s heart and belief.
“A wickedly funny and life-affirming coming-of-age roadtrip story – winner of France’s biggest prize for teen and YA fiction
Mireille, Astrid and Hakima have just been voted the three ugliest girls in school by their classmates on Facebook. But does that mean they’re going to sit around crying about it?…
Well, maybe a little, but not for long! Climbing onto their bikes, the friends set off on a summer roadtrip to Paris. The girls will find fame, friendship and happiness on their journey, and still have time to eat a mountain of food (and drink the odd glass of wine) along the way. But will they really be able to leave all their troubles behind?
Piglettes is a hilarious, beautiful and uplifting story of three girls who are determined not to let online bullying get them down.”
Steven Salmon is an author with severe Cerebral palsy. His two books published this year are It’s A New Life! Mom Is Gone and A Very New Day. Steven uses Morse code to write since he is unable to use his hands. Check out my review for A Very New Day here and Steven’s website and links to his books are below.
Hi again! Seeing as I only started my blog just over a week ago, I thought it would be a great idea to share 50 facts about me for a chance for you all to get to know me a little better. None of these are book related (I’ll do another blog post for that some time), but here it goes…
1. I have absolutely no idea what I want to do after university *someone employ me please*
2. I love living in Brighton when I’m at university but doubt I’ll stay there afterwards simply because it’s so darn expensive
3. My Dad owns a taxi company, yet ironically I get the bus everywhere and can’t drive
4. I have the cutest dog in the world – a black labrador called Bramble. I love her so much (I love all dogs of course)
5. One summer, I learnt to say the alphabet backwards, recite the whole periodic table and all the countries, flags and capitals in the world. Simply because I was bored. (This was BEFORE I became a massive bookworm!)