When Love of Literature Becomes Book Buying Obsession

I’ve written about my issues with anxiety and depression on this blog before, but I want to talk about a specific problem that arose out of my depression that I wasn’t aware of until recently. I’m a bit ashamed of it, but I’m proud of myself for being aware of the issue so that I […]

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The J.K. Rowling Controversy, Explained

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been all over the news and social media sites this week due to statements she’s made regarding a sexual relationship between her characters Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald. Here’s a quick rundown on what exactly is happening. The Statement In a special feature for the Blu-ray release of Fantastic Beasts: The […]

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A Quick Update

It’s been a while since I posted anything, and I just wanted to give you guys a quick update. I’ve been sick for nearly a week and as a result, far too fatigued to sit down and write. More distressing, I’ve been too tired to read. Thankfully, I appear to be on the mend, so […]

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Beowulf – A Review

Beowulf Unknown author Epic Poetry | Classics | Fantasy First written around 975 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: I’m not sure what kept me from reading the epic poem Beowulf. It’s sort, it’s metal, it’s based on Norse legends, there’s a dragon – those are all elements that usually make me love a story. Whatever the reason […]

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If We Had Known by Elise Juska – A Review

If We Had Known by Elise Juska Contemporary Fiction Published by Grand Central Publishing Released April 17, 2018 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: If We Had Known by Elise Juska is a book surrounding a mass shooting in a mall in a small college town in Maine. We primarily follow Maggie, a writing professor at that college, who […]

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The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – A Review

  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Contemporary | Young Adult Published by Balzer + Bray Released February 28, 2017 Goodreads | Amazon Rating: Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give deserves all the hype surrounding it. It’s a well-written, thoughtful, important book that deals with difficult topics, and I’m certain this book is going to be read […]

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See You On January 1st!

A quick note: Read Yourself Happy will be on a holiday hiatus through the end of 2018. I’ll be back on January 1st with plenty of new reviews, new blog features, and more! I hope all of you are having an amazing end to your year! See you soon!

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Book Drama: Nora Roberts & Tomi Adeyemi

It seems as though there’s so much drama happening in the book community lately. I wanted to take a moment to talk about the latest, involving the author of one of my favorite books of 2018: Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Blood and Bone, and Nora Roberts, a prolific and well-known author that you’ve probably heard […]

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The Early Chinese Empires: Qin and Han by Mark Edward Lewis – A Review

The Book The Early Chinese Empires – Qin and Han (History of Imperial China Book 1) by Mark Edward Lewis Goodreads Published by Harvard University Press Released June 30, 2009 Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ThriftBooks | Books-a-Million Synopsis This book focuses on the history of the Qin and Han dynasties in early Chinese […]

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A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir – A Review

“When the fear takes over, use the only thing more powerful, more indestructible, to fight it: your spirit. Your heart.” The Book A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir Published by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Released August 30, 2016 Goodreads Author: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Goodreads | Facebook | Pinterest Read My Review of An Ember in the Ashes Synopsis A Torch Against the […]

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Read the World Challenge: China

I’ve been looking for a massive reading challenge to undertake. A few months ago, I decided that I wanted to read a book from every country, which in itself is pretty daunting, as there are 195 officially recognized countries in the world. I’m taking it a little further though. One of the personality traits that […]

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