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You Deserve Happiness, We All Do

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Everyone has different ways of dealing with depression. I wrote this book to let those who are dealing with similar problems, know that you are not alone.

People around you who have not gone through what you’re going through may not understand, as is usually the case with depression, but I want you to know that I understand.

I have brought back happiness into my life, though with occasional low of lows, but it has become more tolerable and I have become more in control of my life.

I want you to know that I believe in you.

These are what I do to deal with depression. I hope that at least one or two of the tips in this book will guide you in your journey towards getting back the happiness you deserve.

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Here are reviews from readers of You Deserve Happiness, We All Do.

Light, easy and enjoyable.”

-Cosinlovewithbooks

Even to people without depression, it’s really helpful. It also gave me some tips to help me stay motivated everyday.” -Bea

I like the way that it is written; jotted down the steps of how depression was coped because experience is a concrete advice one can share.” -Baewannaread

Great tips on how to deal with depression – ranging from the physical and basic to more emotional and individualized ways to cope. I especially love the recommendation of books and YouTubers as it gives a personal insight to into your personal battle with depression.” -Annie

Love the writing style and enjoyed reading it. Light but not so sad way. The tips are something I can do when feeling down and they are easy to do as well.” -FanFiction

“It started off with a message from the author herself which was very heartwarming because it really showed that it was her intention and passion to help those who experienced, and experiences still, what she had gone through before. It ended with a poem which I really liked because not all authors end their book in a very soothing and heartwarming way.” -Aelintiya

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Book Review: For Who The Bell Tolls by David Marsh

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From the Book

“Drawing on a diverse range of sources from Shakespeare to The Simpsons, from Red Hot Chili Peppers to Yoda, David Marsh explains how grammar need not be difficult and can be fun. There’s advice on how to improve sloppy syntax, choose the right word and avoid wobbly spelling.” 📖💕
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My Thoughts

Most grammar books just state the rules and then give some examples but this book is different. It showcases newspaper headlines, songs, and quotes from books that, despite the many hands and eyes they’ve been screened through, have found their way into the world with grammatical errors. David Marsh points out the errors and corrects them in an understandable, fun an humorous way. 😊📚

Highly recommend this to those who love grammar and those who need to learn about grammar in a fun and enjoyable way. 🤗

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What Book Should I Give as a Gift this Christmas?

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Haven’t decided yet what book to give this Christmas to your book-loving friend? Or a gift for yourself?

Then you’ve come to the right place. These are my personal favorites and I hope you’ll like them too!

1. My True Love Gave to Me by 12 authors edited by Stephanie Perkins


If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you’re going to fall in love with “My True Love Gave to Me” Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers (Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de La Pena, Gayle Forman, Jenny Han, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Rainbow Rowell, Stephanie Perkins, Laini Tayler and Kiersten White), edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or Kwanzaa, there’s something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love.”

2. What Light by Jay Asher

“Sierra’s family runs a Christmas tree farm in Oregon. It’s a bucolic setting for a girl to grow up in, except that every year, they pack up and move to California to set up their Christmas tree lot for the season. So Sierra lives two lives: her life in Oregon and her life at Christmas. And leaving one always means missing the other. Until this particular Christmas, when Sierra meets Caleb, and one life eclipses the other. By reputation, Caleb is not your perfect guy: years ago, he made an enormous mistake and has been paying for it ever since. Sierra sees beyond Caleb’s past and becomes determined to help him find forgiveness and, maybe, redemption. But as disapproval, misconceptions, and suspicions swirl around them, Caleb and Sierra can’t help but wonder if love really is enough to overcome every obstacle…”

Book Review here.



3. Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle


Let It Snow is a compilation novel comprising of three separate stories that intertwine with one another. A trio of bestselling authors – John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle – brings all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away. The stories include The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson, A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by John Green, and The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle.

Book review here.



4. Christmas Legends to Remember by Helen Haidle


Three tales of true Christmas spirit come alive in the hands of award-winning children’s author Helen Haidle. Legend of the Candy Cane opens with the lonely candy maker seeking the truth in the Christmas season. As he finds warmth in the laughter and bustle of the village children, a thought occurs: What can he give to show love for those in need? Unexpected inspiration leads to a sweet and meaningful answer.



5. Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella


Becky Brandon (née Bloomwood) thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true a shopping friend for life! But it s trickier than she thought two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.

She can create havoc everywhere from Harrods to Harvey Nicks to her own christening. She hires taxis at random, her favourite word is Mine , and she s even started bidding for designer bags on ebay.

On top of everything else, there s a big financial crisis. People are having to Cut Back including all of Becky s personal shopping clients and she and Luke are still living with Becky s Mum and Dad. To cheer everyone up, Becky decides to throw a surprise birthday party on a budget but then things become really complicated.

Who will end up on the naughty step, who will get a gold star and will Becky s secret wishes come true?



6. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever by Jeff Kinney


Greg Heffley is in big trouble. School property has been damaged, and Greg is the prime suspect. But the crazy thing is, he’s innocent. Or at least sort of.The authorities are closing in, but when a surprise blizzard hits, the Heffley family is trapped indoors. Greg knows that when the snow melts he’s going to have to face the music, but could any punishment be worse than being stuck inside with your family for the holidays?

Happy Holidays and cheers to more books! 😄🎄🎁📚❤
Love,

Flexi

Kanji Book Recommendations

What’s up readers? It’s the 24th day of Blogtober! If you don’t know what Blogtober is, it is a series I am conducting that starts from the first of October wherein I post on my blog everyday until Halloween. 🎃📚🍁📖🍂🍃❤

Whether you’re learning Japanese for work or as a hobby, learning Kanji is difficult. Here are Kanji books I recommend that can help you out in your studies.

Basic Kanji Book – Basic Kanji 500 Vol. 1 

Basic Kanji Book Vol. 2

Description

This book focuses on the use of kanji in writing and common Japanese words.

Genki 1: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese

Description

Second edition of the most highly regarded teaching text book on the Japanese language, covering speaking, listening, reading, and writing to cultivate overall language ability. Each lesson in the revised edition features a new section dubbed Culture Notes,” and now includes the audio CD companion which is in mp3 format ready to install on any music player. In Japanese/English. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Genki: An Integrated Course in Elementary Japanese II

Description

The Genki, Level 2 textbook continues learning for beginning students where Level 1 left off and furthers their education and practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

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Don’t Miss A Day of Blogtober! 😄

Blogtober Day 1: October Book Releases 

Blogtober Day 2: Ask Me Anything

Blogtober Day 3: Q and A with Flexi Reads

Blogtober Day 4: Book Haul 3

Blogtober Day 5: September 2017 Book Wrap Up

Blogtober Day 6: Books to Read This Fall 2017

Blogtober Day 7: The Billion Dollar Spy by David Hoffman Book Review

Blogtober Day 8: Relatable to Book Lovers 

Blogtober Day 9: Tea Haul

Blogtober Day 10: Favorite Lines from The Billion Dollar Spy

Blogtober Day 11: Stationery Haul 2

Blogtober Day 12: Fall Decorations for Book Lovers

Blogtober Day 13: Favorite Lines From The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom

Blogtober Day 14: Why L. A. Pourquoi Paris? Book Review

Blogtober Day 15: Blogtober Update and Announcement 

Blogtober Day 16: Google Translates Harry Potter Titles 

Blogtober Day 17: Books to Read When Goong Through A Heartbreak

Blogtober Day 18: Book Haul 4

Blogtober Day 19: Chill Autumn Playlist

Blogtober Day 20: Find Your Aweskme by Judy Clement Wall Book Review 

Blogtober Day 21: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do But You Could Have Done Better Book Review 

Blogtober Day 22: BookTubers to Follow 

Blogtober Day 23: Why LA Pourquoi Paris? Favorite Lines 

Thank you for reading and cheers to more books! 🍷📚💕😄

Love,


Flexi

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