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"Little victories are everything in a world where worst-case scenarious are on an endless loop in your head."

"Here's the thing about anxiety: it's not rational, but it's still real, and it's still scary, and that's ok."

As you may have picked up by scrolling through my book recommendation posts, I'm a hugh fan of fantasy books like Harry Potter, the Hunger Games, the Bone Season and psychological thrillers like Gone Girl, Girl on the Train and In a Dark Dark Wood. But every now and then I like to throw in a story that's set in modern time, where things that "could actually happen" happens (I say this as I hope the things happening in psychological thrillers won't actually happen in real life). I'm currently reading A Quiet Kind Of Thunder by Sara Barnard. The story is about 16 year old Steffi who used to be a selective mute. She suffers from social anxiety and finds it difficult to speak around other people. Sign language is her way to communicate and when she meets Rhys, who is deaf, they form a friendship. I stumbled upon this book the other night when I went on iTunes in the hopes of finding new books to sink my teeth into. This is honestly such a good read. As I suffer from anxiety myself I can relate a lot to what the main character is feeling and I think the author explains everything really well. I'm about half way through the book so I can't comment on the ending or on what's to come. But so far I'm really enjoying it and I would definitely recommend it.

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Spread A Little Love.

I've been looking for a silver heart pendant for the longest time and when I stumbled upon this tiny heart from Blue Billie I fell in love and knew it was the one I needed. I've paired it with a letter pendant from Glitter and since they didn't have the "50cm" length of the chain that I wanted I paired it with a silver chain that I already owned.

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Bouquet I made at work today

Today marks 1 year since we brought our little pug home! He's the most precious and furry little nugget I've ever met & I love him to the moon and back.

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"How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity."

"After the 1st wave, only darkness remains. After the 2nd, only the lucky escape. And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive. After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one.

Now, it's the dawn of the 5th wave, and on a lonely stretch of highway, Cassie runs from them. The beings who only look human, who roam the countryside killing anyone they see. Who have scattered Earth's last survivors. To stay alone is to stay alive, Cassie believes, until she meets Evan Walker. Beguiling and mysterious, Evan Walker may be Cassie's only hope for rescuing her brother, or even saving herself. But Cassie must choose: between trust and despair, between defiance and surrender, between life and death. To give up or to get up."

I've read so many mixed reviews on these books. But in my honest opinion I really liked it. From the very first page, to the very last one, I enjoyed reading it. There may have been a few times where I thought "Yes, there could've been a different ending". The author could've taken it to another level. It may not have been perfect. But for ones I've decided not to pick everything apart and analyze it down to the very last sentence. I mean, all in all I loved it and I'm going to leave it at that.

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