1. tls-doomed-delights:

    myheartheartsbooks:

    Hardcovers for aesthetics.
    Paperbacks to read.
    Ebooks to travel.

    The holy trinity of book lovers.

  2. pdlcomics:

So-Deep Space

    pdlcomics:

    So-Deep Space

  3. sincerelybooked:

alex-loves-books:

reading-out-loud:

** I know this is a bit risky seeing as this is pretty much strictly just a book blog but I do occasionally like to share personal stories/posts and air my opinions so .. Here it is !! :D **
 I feel like even now, sitting here in 2014 there are so many stigmas attached to so many different choices people make. One of the things I see commonly attacked is tattoos. People have all different kinds of opinions on tattoos and are not afraid to voice these. Some thoughts are “what will you do when your older, tattoos will look terrible on older skin” or “it’s a waste of money” or “I’ve never seen a tattoo that enhances anyone’s beauty”
Let me tell you a little story my friends …
On my left arm I had some really horrible scars. The cause of these scars? Self-harm. I’m not talking about some small white lines. I’m talking wide, raised and pink. In other words, highly visible. For seven years these scars were a source of anxiety for me. I didn’t want to be fielding questions like, “where did you get those scars?” constantly so I would cover them up as best I could and if I couldn’t, I learned to hold my head high and live my life. But that’s very draining. Especially when you have left that place of feeling the need to self harm behind and want to move on with your life but have this eternal reminder of your struggle and pain staring you in the mirror day in, day out.
So, last month I bit the bullet and went to speak to a tattoo artist. Now, you could say to me “you didn’t have to do that, you can get creams and treatments for scars”. Okay, I take the point. But there’s the side of psychology to consider. I wanted to remember how strong I can be, how I can pull myself out from a hole so deep it’s hard to see the light and still fight and make a life for myself and move past that. I, personally felt like covering the scars with something beautiful and of my choosing was the right way to deal with my past and my hurt that I have left behind.
So I got a beautiful half sleeve of a phoenix, rising from the ashes - a bird symbolising rebirth, clarity and also a symbol of protection and wisdom. I adore it. I really, really love it. I dug out all my short sleeved t-shirts to show this baby off !!
The biggest difference I’ve noticed is when I started school this week. It was warm weather, I wore sleeveless tops for the first time out in public without any shame, with pride for the first time I can remember. I was able to socialise with strangers in a way that I can’t remember feeling able to in a long time, with confidence in myself as a person and also with confidence in my appearance. I threw myself into friendships and getting to know others because now I can be “that girl with the awesome tattoo” not “that girl with the scars”.
There shouldn’t be this horrible stigma against people who have struggled or are struggling mentally, but there also shouldn’t be this stigma against people who opt to alter their own bodies to make themselves feel happy and comfortable or just because they want to. What people do with their own bodies is their own business.
Everyone has a story. Everyone has a reason for doing what they do. Maybe that’s not immediately apparent to you but let’s all let people live their lives without judgement. Let’s practice compassion and tolerance and realise that everyone is far, far deeper than what you can see on the outside.

Your tattoo is AMAZING! And congrats for being able to deal with your skeletons and turn them into something so beautiful! You are awesome, seriously! <3


The thing I love about your tattoo (besides the fact that it’s a phoenix, which I admire so much) is that you did it for yourself and it helped you to see yourself in a brighter light. It changed your preception of yourself, not because you couldn’t do so before through some internal reflection, but because you chose to do something external, something public.It looks absolutely brilliant and I’m hoping it’s all healed nicely (: And congrats on your rebirth, no matter how small or big it may seem.

Thank you so much guys !! :D It means a lot to me that someone “gets it” !! I feel like I’ve come a long way and this seemed like the perfect way to celebrate that. It has healed nicely and I’m super happy with it. I feel the best I’ve ever felt right now - I’d love others who are going through a hard time to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel !! :D

    sincerelybooked:

    alex-loves-books:

    reading-out-loud:

    ** I know this is a bit risky seeing as this is pretty much strictly just a book blog but I do occasionally like to share personal stories/posts and air my opinions so .. Here it is !! :D **


    I feel like even now, sitting here in 2014 there are so many stigmas attached to so many different choices people make. One of the things I see commonly attacked is tattoos. People have all different kinds of opinions on tattoos and are not afraid to voice these. Some thoughts are “what will you do when your older, tattoos will look terrible on older skin” or “it’s a waste of money” or “I’ve never seen a tattoo that enhances anyone’s beauty”

    Let me tell you a little story my friends …

    On my left arm I had some really horrible scars. The cause of these scars? Self-harm. I’m not talking about some small white lines. I’m talking wide, raised and pink. In other words, highly visible. For seven years these scars were a source of anxiety for me. I didn’t want to be fielding questions like, “where did you get those scars?” constantly so I would cover them up as best I could and if I couldn’t, I learned to hold my head high and live my life. But that’s very draining. Especially when you have left that place of feeling the need to self harm behind and want to move on with your life but have this eternal reminder of your struggle and pain staring you in the mirror day in, day out.

    So, last month I bit the bullet and went to speak to a tattoo artist. Now, you could say to me “you didn’t have to do that, you can get creams and treatments for scars”. Okay, I take the point. But there’s the side of psychology to consider. I wanted to remember how strong I can be, how I can pull myself out from a hole so deep it’s hard to see the light and still fight and make a life for myself and move past that. I, personally felt like covering the scars with something beautiful and of my choosing was the right way to deal with my past and my hurt that I have left behind.

    So I got a beautiful half sleeve of a phoenix, rising from the ashes - a bird symbolising rebirth, clarity and also a symbol of protection and wisdom. I adore it. I really, really love it. I dug out all my short sleeved t-shirts to show this baby off !!

    The biggest difference I’ve noticed is when I started school this week. It was warm weather, I wore sleeveless tops for the first time out in public without any shame, with pride for the first time I can remember. I was able to socialise with strangers in a way that I can’t remember feeling able to in a long time, with confidence in myself as a person and also with confidence in my appearance. I threw myself into friendships and getting to know others because now I can be “that girl with the awesome tattoo” not “that girl with the scars”.

    There shouldn’t be this horrible stigma against people who have struggled or are struggling mentally, but there also shouldn’t be this stigma against people who opt to alter their own bodies to make themselves feel happy and comfortable or just because they want to. What people do with their own bodies is their own business.

    Everyone has a story. Everyone has a reason for doing what they do. Maybe that’s not immediately apparent to you but let’s all let people live their lives without judgement. Let’s practice compassion and tolerance and realise that everyone is far, far deeper than what you can see on the outside.

    Your tattoo is AMAZING! And congrats for being able to deal with your skeletons and turn them into something so beautiful! You are awesome, seriously! <3

    The thing I love about your tattoo (besides the fact that it’s a phoenix, which I admire so much) is that you did it for yourself and it helped you to see yourself in a brighter light. It changed your preception of yourself, not because you couldn’t do so before through some internal reflection, but because you chose to do something external, something public.

    It looks absolutely brilliant and I’m hoping it’s all healed nicely (: And congrats on your rebirth, no matter how small or big it may seem.

    Thank you so much guys !! :D It means a lot to me that someone “gets it” !! I feel like I’ve come a long way and this seemed like the perfect way to celebrate that. It has healed nicely and I’m super happy with it. I feel the best I’ve ever felt right now - I’d love others who are going through a hard time to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel !! :D

  4. Book haul time&#160;!! The Inifinte Sea by Rick Yancey is finally here&#160;!! Oh, we waited too long&#160;!! :D If anyone has yet to read The 5th Wave, GO&#160;!! Do it now&#160;!! It’s an awesome adventure of daring, romance and apocalyptic mayhem with one helluva twist&#160;!! :D

    Book haul time !! The Inifinte Sea by Rick Yancey is finally here !! Oh, we waited too long !! :D If anyone has yet to read The 5th Wave, GO !! Do it now !! It’s an awesome adventure of daring, romance and apocalyptic mayhem with one helluva twist !! :D

  5. ** I know this is a bit risky seeing as this is pretty much strictly just a book blog but I do occasionally like to share personal stories/posts and air my opinions so .. Here it is&#160;!! :D **


I feel like even now, sitting here in 2014 there are so many stigmas attached to so many different choices people make. One of the things I see commonly attacked is tattoos. People have all different kinds of opinions on tattoos and are not afraid to voice these. Some thoughts are &#8220;what will you do when your older, tattoos will look terrible on older skin&#8221; or &#8220;it&#8217;s a waste of money&#8221; or &#8220;I&#8217;ve never seen a tattoo that enhances anyone&#8217;s beauty&#8221; 

Let me tell you a little story my friends &#8230;

On my left arm I had some really horrible scars. The cause of these scars? Self-harm. I&#8217;m not talking about some small white lines. I&#8217;m talking wide, raised and pink. In other words, highly visible. For seven years these scars were a source of anxiety for me. I didn&#8217;t want to be fielding questions like, &#8220;where did you get those scars?&#8221; constantly so I would cover them up as best I could and if I couldn&#8217;t, I learned to hold my head high and live my life. But that&#8217;s very draining. Especially when you have left that place of feeling the need to self harm behind and want to move on with your life but have this eternal reminder of your struggle and pain staring you in the mirror day in, day out. 

So, last month I bit the bullet and went to speak to a tattoo artist. Now, you could say to me &#8220;you didn&#8217;t have to do that, you can get creams and treatments for scars&#8221;. Okay, I take the point. But there&#8217;s the side of psychology to consider. I wanted to remember how strong I can be, how I can pull myself out from a hole so deep it&#8217;s hard to see the light and still fight and make a life for myself and move past that. I, personally felt like covering the scars with something beautiful and of my choosing was the right way to deal with my past and my hurt that I have left behind. 

So I got a beautiful half sleeve of a phoenix, rising from the ashes - a bird symbolising rebirth, clarity and also a symbol of protection and wisdom. I adore it. I really, really love it. I dug out all my short sleeved t-shirts to show this baby off&#160;!! 

The biggest difference I&#8217;ve noticed is when I started school this week. It was warm weather, I wore sleeveless tops for the first time out in public without any shame, with pride for the first time I can remember. I was able to socialise with strangers in a way that I can&#8217;t remember feeling able to in a long time, with confidence in myself as a person and also with confidence in my appearance. I threw myself into friendships and getting to know others because now I can be &#8220;that girl with the awesome tattoo&#8221; not &#8220;that girl with the scars&#8221;. 

There shouldn&#8217;t be this horrible stigma against people who have struggled or are struggling mentally, but there also shouldn&#8217;t be this stigma against people who opt to alter their own bodies to make themselves feel happy and comfortable or just because they want to. What people do with their own bodies is their own business. 

Everyone has a story. Everyone has a reason for doing what they do. Maybe that&#8217;s not immediately apparent to you but let&#8217;s all let people live their lives without judgement. Let&#8217;s practice compassion and tolerance and realise that everyone is far, far deeper than what you can see on the outside.

    ** I know this is a bit risky seeing as this is pretty much strictly just a book blog but I do occasionally like to share personal stories/posts and air my opinions so .. Here it is !! :D **


    I feel like even now, sitting here in 2014 there are so many stigmas attached to so many different choices people make. One of the things I see commonly attacked is tattoos. People have all different kinds of opinions on tattoos and are not afraid to voice these. Some thoughts are “what will you do when your older, tattoos will look terrible on older skin” or “it’s a waste of money” or “I’ve never seen a tattoo that enhances anyone’s beauty”

    Let me tell you a little story my friends …

    On my left arm I had some really horrible scars. The cause of these scars? Self-harm. I’m not talking about some small white lines. I’m talking wide, raised and pink. In other words, highly visible. For seven years these scars were a source of anxiety for me. I didn’t want to be fielding questions like, “where did you get those scars?” constantly so I would cover them up as best I could and if I couldn’t, I learned to hold my head high and live my life. But that’s very draining. Especially when you have left that place of feeling the need to self harm behind and want to move on with your life but have this eternal reminder of your struggle and pain staring you in the mirror day in, day out.

    So, last month I bit the bullet and went to speak to a tattoo artist. Now, you could say to me “you didn’t have to do that, you can get creams and treatments for scars”. Okay, I take the point. But there’s the side of psychology to consider. I wanted to remember how strong I can be, how I can pull myself out from a hole so deep it’s hard to see the light and still fight and make a life for myself and move past that. I, personally felt like covering the scars with something beautiful and of my choosing was the right way to deal with my past and my hurt that I have left behind.

    So I got a beautiful half sleeve of a phoenix, rising from the ashes - a bird symbolising rebirth, clarity and also a symbol of protection and wisdom. I adore it. I really, really love it. I dug out all my short sleeved t-shirts to show this baby off !!

    The biggest difference I’ve noticed is when I started school this week. It was warm weather, I wore sleeveless tops for the first time out in public without any shame, with pride for the first time I can remember. I was able to socialise with strangers in a way that I can’t remember feeling able to in a long time, with confidence in myself as a person and also with confidence in my appearance. I threw myself into friendships and getting to know others because now I can be “that girl with the awesome tattoo” not “that girl with the scars”.

    There shouldn’t be this horrible stigma against people who have struggled or are struggling mentally, but there also shouldn’t be this stigma against people who opt to alter their own bodies to make themselves feel happy and comfortable or just because they want to. What people do with their own bodies is their own business.

    Everyone has a story. Everyone has a reason for doing what they do. Maybe that’s not immediately apparent to you but let’s all let people live their lives without judgement. Let’s practice compassion and tolerance and realise that everyone is far, far deeper than what you can see on the outside.

  6. My chihuahua is both suspicious and surprised when it comes to wearing clothes &#8230;

    My chihuahua is both suspicious and surprised when it comes to wearing clothes …

  7. A few YA lovelies&#160;!! :D If anyone could recommend something I should read to drag me out of this first-semester-at-college reading slump I&#8217;ve found myself in, I&#8217;d be eternally grateful&#160;!! Message away&#160;!! :D

    A few YA lovelies !! :D If anyone could recommend something I should read to drag me out of this first-semester-at-college reading slump I’ve found myself in, I’d be eternally grateful !! Message away !! :D

  8. Loooooove your blog <3

    Thank you so much lovely !! Hope you have a fantastically magical day !! :D