Hey, so you ever heard of that fable ‘The Hare and The Tortoise’? Yeah well everyone hedged their bets on the Hare winning the race against that awfully slow tortoise, and yet the outcome was a surprising one I give you that. I mean its logical that the Hare would win that race, we all know that. But no there’s a valid point to be made here. That careful and easy going Tortoise just strolled along not worried about a thing, he ignored the Hare and his jibes and minded his own business. However, the Hare was more focused on getting ahead of the Tortoise and took a nap because of his cockiness, and well that ended up being the reason why he lost the race. He underestimated the Tortoise’s abilities.
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up For Education And Was Shot By The Taliban ~Goodreads~
Published by Phoenix 2014
Paperback edition 320 pages ~Book Depository~
When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9th 2012 when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive. Instead Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen she became a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest nominee ever for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Anxiety For Beginners: A Personal Investigation by Eleanor Morgan ~Goodreads~
Published by Bluebird 2016
Hardback edition 368 pages ~Book Depository~
I was sent this wonderful book from ED Public Relations for an honest review.
Anxiety for Beginners offers a vivid insight into the often crippling impact of anxiety disorders, a condition that is frequently invisible, shrouded in shame and misunderstood. It serves as a guide for those who live with anxiety disorders and those who live with them by proxy. Combining her own experiences (rendered in emotive detail) with extensive research with experts (neuroscientists, psychiatrists, psychologists and fellow sufferers – including some familiar faces), Eleanor Morgan explores not just the roots of her own anxiety, but also investigates what might be contributing to so many of us suffering around the world. Anxiety for Beginners is, at its heart, a book about acceptance, as Morgan discovers the ways in which people can live a life that is not just manageable but enjoyable, learning to accept anxiety as part of who we are rather than spending a life fighting and being ashamed of it.