What you don’t want an adaptation of an incredibly popular series to do is stop the people liking the series altogether. Sadly, this is what The Vampire Academy movie did for me. Vampire Academy is a best-selling series of six young adult novels by Richelle Mead. It tells the story of Rose Hathaway, a seventeen-year-old Dhampir girl (Human-Vampire … Continue reading The Vampire Academy Movie
I love learning. I read as much as possible and can crush a general knowledge quiz. I am very thankful that I was provided with free education up to a certain point. However, the education system is not the best place for most people with mental illnesses. Schools can be places of extreme stress and … Continue reading Education and Mental Illness
I’ve always been obsessed with stationary and notebooks. So, when I discovered the planning community it was like finding a new drug. I’ve tried a few different planning systems. The popular bullet journal that requires time and patience I do not have. So, that went out the window. I also tried the more school like … Continue reading My Planning Obsession.
The Maximum Ride series is a nine book YA series by James Patterson about a group of genetically modified winged kids with individual abilities who have been rescued from the lab they were kept in, codenamed “School”, by one of the scientists. However, their scientist father figure goes missing and soon things go south. The … Continue reading The Maximum Ride Movie
This is not my usual mental health Monday post but this is important and I felt I needed to write about this. On the 21st January 2017, I attended the women’s march in London, one of 673 marches Global, and I want to write about my experience and feelings towards this event. It was amazing. … Continue reading Why We Marched!
I am not ashamed of my period! The menstrual cycle is one of the most openly shamed bodily functions. Grown men flinch at the sight of tampons, my own mother calls sanitary towels “private things” and women feel necessary to hide “feminine hygiene products” up their sleeves. (don’t pretend we haven’t all done this) … Continue reading Periods
It’s obvious that in the last decade or so book to screen adaptations have become a very lucrative business in Hollywood. From Young Adult Fiction to Erotica the film and TV industry has obviously realised that taking an already successful story and putting it on the screen brings in the big bucks. As an avid … Continue reading Book Adaptations
Mental health is complicated and can make you do some pretty strange things. Here are 10 things that I do because I suffer from depression. Not want to turn off my podcast, youtube videos, tv etc. at night because silence is deadly to a depressive. Isolate myself. Stay in my room … Continue reading 10 Things I Do Because Of Depression
I’ve been on a big podcast kick lately. I’m not much of a music person, mostly just using 80s rock to drown to the youth on buses. But with podcasts you get some great stories and knowledge whilst being entertained. So I’m going to share with you, my favourite podcasts at the moment. I listen … Continue reading Podcasts I’m listening to…..
“The Crab of Hate is as much part of me as my genetic code, or my love of cats, or my hatred of warm weather. He’s been sitting on my shoulders for my whole life. You can’t see him in photographs, because he always scuttles away, but you can see the effect he has on … Continue reading Cheer up, Love: Adventures in Depression with the Crab of Hate by Susan Calman