Blogger Bubble #4: 5 Famous Authors I Still Haven’t Read

You know when you’re talking with another bookworm and they bring up their opinion about the latest book released by a famous author? And you have never read any of their works?

This is me most of the time.

When it regards the publishing and writing world, almost everyone knows about those authors people keep raving about, it’s almost impossible you’ve never heard of them. Authors like Sarah J. Maas or V.E. Schwab whom I’ve read just because bloggers and bookstagrammers kept recommending them. And while I admit I didn’t end up enjoying their books as much as I thought I would, I recognise why many people loved them.
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Mental Health Book Bingo TBR List

Though I know I’m a little late, but here’s my TBR for the Mental Health Book Bingo created by What The Log Had To Say to increase people’s awareness of mental illnesses.

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I think it’s important when we read books that deal not only with mental health, but also with racism, LGBTQ+ and other things to keep our mind open to how different is this world and to shatter the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses.

Along with the books, I will indicate the prompts I will cross with them, hoping I will manage to read all of these and more if I have time because, as they say, the more the merrier! I already read and reviewed The Vegetarian by Han Kang, but I will include it anyway.

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The Vegetarian by Han Kang: Marginalised MC with MI; Elderly MC with MI

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Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall: MC with +2 MI’s; Agoraphobia rep (ownvoices)

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Everything All At Once by Katrina Leno: Anxiety rep (ownvoices)

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Far From You by Tess Sharpe: Addiction rep (ownvoices); YA novel with MI

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Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson: Free Space

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Paperweight by Meg Haston: MC in therapy

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Girl Against The Universe by Paula Stokes: PTSD rep (ownvoices)

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The Art Of Starving by Sam J. Miller: LGBTQ+ MC with MI; ED rep (ownvoices)

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Words On Bathroom Walls by Julia Walton: Delusions/Hallucinations rep (ownvoices)

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Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone: OCD rep (ownvoices); Depression rep (ownvoices)

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A Tragic Kind Of Wonderful by Eric Lindstrom: Bipolar disorder; Romance with MC with MI

Happy New Year And My Bookish Resolutions For 2018

Happy New Year to everyone!

I hope 2018 will reserve for each one of you a year full of happiness, possibilities, love and more reading time.

For the first day of the year, I will share with you some goals I set for this blog and for myself, that I want to do all of them before the end of 2018:

  • Read 150 books and more than half of them will be #ownvoices and diverse books;
  • Writing more Blogger Bubbles;
  • Participate in more challenges;
  • Be more engaged in the blogging community;
  • Take more beautiful photos on my Bookstagram account which I never talked to you about, you can follow me here.

And before I forget, to be more motivated to write discussion posts, I decided to join the 2018 Book Blog Discussion Challenge hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight!

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If you want to participate, you can sign-up here. I thought it was a wonderful idea!

What do you think of this list? Anything I should add? Let me know in the comments…

Blogger Bubble #3: 5 Best Korean Dramas I’ve Watched This Year And Why I’ve Loved Them

Happy Friday!

Not everyone knows about my love for Korean dramas. And since writing a review can be quite exhausting, I decided to write a post a little different. There are many people who share my love for K dramas and I thought to write a post in which I recommended some series I’ve watched in 2017 and that I absolutely loved.

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Blogger Bubble #2-25th November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Women literature

I’m a girl. I’m afraid of going into dark alleys, of being alone with a person of the opposite sex, of those mean-looking men. Things shouldn’t be like this. We should be free to go wherever we want, and to be with whoever we want. However, the woman has always being seen as a submissive figure.

Men abuse us, cat call us, sl*t-shame us. When a boy gets with over ten girls, they consider him a player, when a girl gets with over ten boys, she’s a wh*re. It’s so easy to make someone feel inferior. To make her feel unworthy of anyone’s love.

Warning; spoilers of Bad Romance ahead! 

In the relationship of Bad Romance, Gavin was so jealous of Grace, that he made a rule that none of them would touch again a person of the opposite sex. But a relationship, with real love, should be based on trust in each other.

When Grace told her friends what was happening between her boyfriend and her, she said: “I love him, but…”

However, the moment she said but, she went against the sentence before, the “I love him”. She denied her feelings. And his wasn’t love. This was power over someone.

Love isn’t hitting her, love isn’t being possessive of her, love isn’t insulting her.

Love is believing in her, making her happy, seeing her smile every time she sees you.

 

If you’re having the kind of problems I wrote earlier with the person you think you love, please, go away. Talk to someone, do things you like, feel free, but above all, be happy.

I don’t want to bore you too much, so I will stop here. I will continue on another day, because there are many things we still need to discuss about.

I don’t know many books that centers the problem of abusive relationships or about abuses on a woman. Here in Italy, there are a few female authors who, even though aren’t as famous as Alighieri or Leopardi, wrote beautiful things. One of them, for example, is Alda Merini, who was bipolar, and considered herself diverse.

There are many contemporary authors who are female, too, for example, J.K. Rowling who wrote one of the most read books in the world (even though I haven’t read Harry Potter). Most of the books I read are written by women.

You see, we can be considered useless, or tools, but we can also be as strong as men, as intelligent as men. We can do everything if we want.

P.S. This is my post for the 2017 Book Blog Discussion Challenge, which I recently decided to join, hosted by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction and Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight

Blogger Bubble #1: Racism in the Non-fiction World

I wish everyone a happy weekend! Today I present you to Blogger Bubble, which is like a category for discussion posts. If you look in the Oxford Dictionary the meaning of the word bubble, among the various meanings, you will find:

  • A transparent domed cover or enclosure / a place or position that is protected from danger or unpleasant reality.
  • Used to refer to a good or fortunate situation that is isolated from reality or unlikely to last.

I think this word fits perfectly for the topics I will talk about.

You won’t probably read this post, but I need to let everything out. So here we go with the post!

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