It was nice and lighthearted, I liked it, plus the main character is obsessed with travelling like me haha! Next book I plan to read: Catcher in the Rye…then I can tick off another of my 43T goals :) 13 months ago
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eclectic passionOver half way through a chick-lit book called 'Welcome to my World' by Miranda Dickenson
I find that now I am able to read most chick-lit books and watch most rom-coms and actually enjoy them. True, my choice might be a bit limited, but hopefully eventually I can expand my repetoire and start watching and reading films and books of different genres. It’s still a bit step, to go from not reading any books to reading those of a certain genre, and the same with films. Like my Dad pointed out when I was ill, there are millions of books in the world so it’s just a case of finding those I can deal with, and I have done so. I’ve now gone about a year and a half without a bout of depression, hoping this keeps up :) 13 months ago
They may all be romantic comedies, but still this is a giant leap from where I was in 2011, when I couldn’t watch any films. Also the book by Adriana Trigiani, I’m getting into, I believe I’m now about a 1/3 of my way through the book :) 13 months ago
and actually enjoyed it =) What’s more, I’m currently watching a new film ‘Something Borrowed’ and so far I’m finding it pretty good also :) I also borrowed a book from the library today by Adriana Trigiani, she was on the list of authors who have written supposedly ‘depression-lifting’ books. I’ve come a long way from 2011, when I didn’t think I’d be able to watch a film or read a book again :D 14 months ago
is this: youtube search ‘Nick Vujicic No Arms No Legs No Worries’ What he’s achieved, under his circumstances is truly awesome :) 14 months ago
and attempting to read Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy- it’s good, but quite a difficult read, full of characters with long Russian names that are easy to confuse. Still, I hope to finish at least one of these books. The Jodi Picoult book is pretty different to the previous one I’ve read but still interesting :) 15 months ago
it was a little grittier than I had anticipated, it was about domestic abuse, an interesting read though and thought-provoking… 15 months ago
so far no problems, enjoying it :) It’s a 400 odd page book and I’m 212 pages into it already :) 16 months ago
I don’t want anything depressing. Any suggestions?
EDIT: i’m thinking probably something by H.G.Wells, Phillip K Dick or Aldous Huxley, seeing as I like science fiction and dystopian sort of novels. (ironic, as i don’t want anything depressing, but still, I like sci-fi!) Any other recommendations would be great! 16 months ago
This is a major step for me, seeing as how I struggled with reading books about a year ago. What’s more, like The Great Gatsby I read this to the end! Both good books, although both with somewhat disappointing endings…still well worth reading though, in the case of Brave New World 16 months ago
and so far, no problems :) I’m quite enjoying it, though it’s a little hard to understand in places…good to read something a little challenging once in a while though! 17 months ago
a collection of his short stories, and so far so good! I’m planning on reading ‘The Great Gatsby’ next… 18 months ago
Who starts to get bored of a book the nearer I get to the end? Strange I know lol :P Its a habit I’m trying to kick… 20 months ago
I had no problem reading it, which is great for someone who didn’t think they’d be able to read a book again. Now in the middle of Fifty Shades of Grey, which is ok but very sexual XD Still, its another book I’m enjoying :)
EDIT: Fifty Shades is great! (though not really suitable for anyone under 18 lol) I’ve had no real problems with this book either…not yet anyway 20 months ago
so far. It means so much to much to me that I’ve found a book I like, as during the onset of my illness, I feared I would never be able to read a book or watch a film again (I won’t explain why exactly, but let’s just say it has something to do with depression.) Making a list of what I CAN still do is very inspiring :)
EDIT: I REALLY like the After the Party Book by Lisa Jewell. I’m on p142 after 5 days (to me that’s a big achievement, since I am a really slow reader, despite having an English degree lol.) 20 months ago
I’m still reading ‘The No1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ by Alexander McCall Smith, but now I’ve just starting reading ‘After the Party’ by Lisa Jewell, a chick-lit book I borrowed off a friend. Also, my friend’s sister has lent me the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ first book, and as far as I’m aware that’s more about sex than anything else, so it should be ok for me and my depression. lol 20 months ago
called ‘The No1 Ladies’ Detective Agency’ by Alexander McCall Smith. It’s not bad so far :) 21 months ago
...a romcom starring Audrey Tautou. I will let you know how it goes when I’ve finished watching it. Hopefully it’ll be what I’m looking for- something lighthearted and non depressing. Here goes! 21 months ago
Ok, so I’m unable to read certain books or watch certain films because I suffer from depression (I know this sounds lame lol, but it’s the truth.) However this doesn’t mean that I can’t read any books or watch any films, like my father said there are millions of books and films in the world. I just need to find some I CAN read/watch. So far since my illness I’ve liked the film ‘Dan In Real Life’ and the novel ‘Quentins’ by Maeve Binchy :) 21 months ago
1. I CAN stand up and sit down whenever I please.
2. I CAN go for walks with my mom, my sister, and niece Hadley.
3. I CAN go running at the gym on the track or on the treadmill, and when I work out I feel good about myself.
4. I CAN go dancing with my friends.
5. I CAN walk to classes in the beautiful summer weather.
6. I CAN walk/run/dance up and down stairs.
7. I CAN take any parking space I want, as near or far from any store I want to go to.
8. I CAN buy any car I want without worrying about whether I can get in or out of it.
9. I CAN jump up and down on the bed with my niece Hadley.
10. I CAN get on my knees at church on Sunday to pray. 22 months ago
When I was younger, I fought cancer and survived a surgery that left me paralyzed on my right side. Thankfully, I slowly regained feeling in my right side, but I had to learn to walk again and numerous other tasks people learn at birth. Since then, it’s been a habit of mine to focus on what I now CAN’T do – I used to be able to ride a bike and roller skate, but I can’t do that anymore. I wanted to take ballet classes, but I don’t have enough balance after surgery. I’m tired of constantly thinking about what I CAN’T do – I want to focus on what I CAN, because I can still stand on my own two feet, which is a lot more than someone in a wheelchair can do. I don’t want my physical limitations to define the rest of my life. 22 months ago