DepressionDiaries: New Books!

I went on a trip to St Albans today. It was a long trip, we spent about 5-6 hours there and I was so exhausted than when I got back, I promptly fell asleep (I just woke up) Despite my tiredness it was a good day out; I had a really good meal that I ate so much of I felt sick, I got my phone upgraded and I bought some new books.

I love going into bookshops and buying books, unfortunately I haven’t been reading as much as I would like to because of my depression. The books are both to do with mental health/ illness.

The first one is called It’s kind of a funny story by Ned Vizzini .

It’s about a boy whoIts-Kind-Of-A-Funny-Story gets checked into a mental hospital after having a suicidal episode. It may not sound it but it’s actually supposed to be quite funny, the author himself struggled with Anxiety and depression and spent time in the psychiatric ward so I guess he uses humour to deal with his mental health issues, like me. Oh and the book was also made into a movie which I will watch if I like the book.

 

The second book is called The Psychopath test by Jon Ronson.

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Again this book is quite comical, it’s about a man who goes on a journey to find out if society is driven by insanity. He meets those who are considered psychopaths and those who diagnose them, learning how to spot a psychopath makes him realise that insanity could be at the heart of everything; its because of this that he starts to question what normality is and how we define it.

Both seem very interesting reads, I’ll probably do a review on each of them when I’ve finished reading them (which may take a while)

NI2M

Song of the day: Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson

 

 

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4 thoughts on “DepressionDiaries: New Books!

  1. Rayne says:

    Aw, books are wonderful things. I can spend hours in a bookstore. Might be getting a job in one, just waiting to hear back from the manager. A perfect job for me, lol. I LOVE “Dark Side”, and everything by Kelly Clarkson actually.

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