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F Is For Friday – 06 Aug 2021

Finally Friday! I was in the mood to watch the Clash of Titans and Wrath of Titans movies so that’s what I’m doing this evening lol.

How is everyone doing on this Friday?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I’m not a big fan of this author but I’m quite interested in this book. 😍

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F Is For Friday – 16 Jul 2021

Hey, guys, I had a bad case of eye strain so I had to avoid my laptop for a while which meant no blogging. But I’ve started reviewing again and that felt real good.

How is everyone doing on this Friday?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

Oh my God, look at this UK cover of Vespertine! It’s gorgeous and I’m now obsessed with it.

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F Is For Friday – 02 Jul 2021

Thank God, I feel better today though I’m just glad the day’s over. I had to go to the office today and guess what, it poured just when I was leaving and what was I wearing? Sneakers, of course. There have been so many false weather predictions lately about the rain and thunderstorms that I figured today would be the same. So I forewent the boots and spent a miserable hour in soaked sneakers. *sigh*

So, yep, I’m just glad I’m home in bed, in comfy socks. Living in a basement as I do, it’s perpetual winter for me.

How’s everyone else’s Friday going?

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I’m not much for memoirs but Will Smith is one of my favorite actors and the co-author, Mark Manson is really good, so I can’t wait to read Will, which comes out on 09 Nov 2021.

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Posted in Mental Health, Miscellaneous

Am I DELUDED?

Hey guys, how’s it going? June ended up being a shitty month. You know how you let yourself go a day or two or three and suddenly the month’s just gone and you’re left bewildered over how you let that happen. If you’re wondering, that’s me right now. I hope ya’ all are faring better.

I’ve been thinking about something for awhile now. I don’t know if it’s the depression talking or if it’s just the regular-weird-old-me. Every time I’ve felt down, or someone made me feel inferior or I’ve been mowed down by adversity or bad stuff in my life, I’ve turned to inspirational quotes I’ve saved, or words of wisdom by people who experienced difficult traumatic experiences and came out of it stronger. It’s always boosted me and helped me stand up again.

But what if all this time I’ve just been deluding myself? What if the encouragement, the inspiration from the sayings and quotes wasn’t real? What if I was only trying to feel better about myself when in reality I’m just seeing things as I want them to be and not AS THEY ARE?

Just to give a few examples:
1 – It’s just a bad day, not a bad life. (But what if it is a bad life?)
2 – Believe in yourself and you’ll be unstoppable. (Yeah, right, give me a break.)
3 – There’s magic in you. (Nope, I’m just an empty shell.)

I can go on and on, and debug every inspirational quote especially the ones about staying positive, even in the midst of the most depressing moments in life.

The one quote I’ve always found, without any shred of doubt, to be absolutely true is something that Sherrilyn Kenyon always says, “There are three sides to every story. Yours. Theirs. And the truth that isn’t clouded by human emotions that filter everything.”

So I’m always going to be biased because I’m only seeing my side of the truth and not the unvarnished truth, the reality of my life. And my mind can’t accept that. My mind wants clarity and keeps questioning everything over and over again.

Why am I like this? Why do I do these things? Why am I so slow in everything? Why, why, why? Who am I really? Every time I think I know, something derails me and throws me in for a loop.

Have I sent you spiralling into an existential crisis yet? If you hang around, I’ll get to you sooner or later.

~ Lyn

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F Is For Friday – 21 May 2021

It’s finally Friday and I have a long weekend ahead of me. Yay! After the head cold and feeling unwell and crappy since last Saturday, I’m looking forward to just staying in bed and hoping I can read.

So post #9 of May. Ah well, these blog memes seem to be all I can do these days. *sigh* But I have a lot to feel grateful for.

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

OMG, Margaret Rogerson will have a new book out on 28 Sept!!! It looks amazing! 😍😍😍

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F Is For Friday – 14 May 2021

Hey, peeps, can’t believe it’s already Friday and the week’s over. I got vaccinated on Tuesday – Pfizer, first dose. What about you guys? Are you taking the vaccine?

So post #8 of May. Was too bushed this week with stressing over the vaccine and then going through the side-effects so I couldn’t post at all.

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I just came across this book, has anyone read it yet?

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F Is For Friday – 07 May 2021

Hey, peeps, I’m binge re-watching S04 of 12 Monkeys. I had a hankering to watch it today though it’s been kind of a weird Friday. What about you guys, how’s your Friday going? Any plans for the weekend?

So post #5 of May. I wanted to do a post yesterday but couldn’t think of anything to write about. I really need to catch up on my reviews but for today, it’s time for FIFF. πŸ™‚

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

Just saw this book on Instagram. Love the cover!

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F Is For Friday – 09 Apr 2021

Hey, bookdragons. It’s finally Friday. I love Friday evenings, mostly because the weekend is full of potential, when it hasn’t even started yet but at the same time it has, when you can think of all the possibilities, all the things you can do.

But just like that the weekend’s also over in the blink of an eye.

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I loved The Downstairs Girl by Stacee Lee and I can’t wait for this one. 😍 Release date: 04 May 2021

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F Is For Friday – 15 Jan 2021

Hey, bookdragons. I didn’t feel like doing this post today. My head hurts and this week hasn’t been so good. My abdomen was giving me trouble and added to that, the stress of travelling to work during this new lockdown, the fear of contracting COVID has sent my anxiety through the roof.

But you gotta keep going, right? So I’m going through the motions, trying to settle my chaotic mind.

F – Feature your latest book obsession (it doesn’t have to be your current read)

I already have this book but I recently saw this alternate cover and it’s seriously adorable. 😍

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