So it’s been a while since I’ve done a book review. I’ve just finished reading the silent daughter. This book is available on Kindle Unlimited.
The silent daughter features Sadie Kelly, a teacher at a school with a haunting past. Suddenly, a school-girl she teaches goes missing. Will she cope with the secrets revealed to her. How will Sadie cope when she realises someone knows her secrets?
This book has unexpected twists and turns. I like how this book addressees lots of sensitive subjects (mental health etc). In my opinion, this makes the story seem real and relatable.
However many good points. It is still another book that wouldn’t be a stand out to me. Even though I did still like it.
I would recommend this book to someone who enjoys a good page-turner with lots of suspense.
So as some of you know, I’m currently an Open University student. When I began studying from home, I struggled a little to adjust. Here are some tips and opinions I’ve come up with that helped me study.
Chose a designated space- A space free from distractions, and gets you in the mindset of studying. I find having everything I need in that space helpful.
Create a schedule- I like to know how long I need to spend studying. A routine allows me to use my time wisely.
Take regular breaks- Give your brain time to rest.
Remove distractions- I try to go somewhere quiet where disturbance is low (easier said than done)
Join groups- I learnt so much by joining WhatsApp and Facebook groups of people, who are studying the same as me.
Believe in yourself and work hard- Whether it’s online or in a school. Have the confidence in yourself. Try the hardest you can and be proud.
Have fun- I know how stressful studying can be, but I try to enjoy it as much as I can.
So here’s the day I turn twenty-two. Crazy how last year I arranged a party and travelled. Things may be a lot quieter this year, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to be less positive to what the year brings.
Happy birthday to anyone also celebrating a lockdown birthday this month.
So I don’t think many people are getting the Christmas they planned this year. It hasn’t been an easy year. Now further disruption from announcements of tier four restrictions in the UK. It’s dishearting, but here is how I’m trying to cope and stay positive for Christmas 2020.
Video calling– As I am in a long-distance relationship, I know video calls can be a saviour. It’s comfort. I’m going to try calling and video calling as much as possible.
Trying to distract myself- I’m going to do as many indoor Christmas activities as possible.
Look forwards- There will be hopefully many more Christmases and occasions I will be able to celebrate.
Take one day at a time- When life gets too much I’m always trying to tell myself just take one day at a time.
Accept it’s okay to be upset– I’m not pressuring myself to be completely happy always. Life doesn’t work that way. It’s how I react and pick myself up is the main thing.