Updates

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted here but there’s definitely something to update about. 

I am now currently doing DBT therapy with a really awesome counselor. It was really by a fluke that I came across this center though. 

 

See I had originally transferred to a different facility. On their site it said they treated BPD. I was with my therapist there for about two months or so. I only saw her about three times before she told me she would no longer be taking Medicare patients. 

 

Naturally I was upset but I set about finding someone that would accept my insurance and treated BPD. This was how I came across P.A.C.T. here in my city. I called and set up an appointment. 

 

I think I knew this would be the place for me when Caleb (my therapist) asked me about my gender. He specifically asked if I identified as female. I told him I did. But I was impressed that he knew about stuff like that. I mean living in the Deep South it’s not common for most people to know but he did. 

 

I’ve been in therapy with Caleb for about a month and I already feel better. I’ve been practicing my DBT skills and I feel a lot calmer honestly. I was filled with rage before but not so much anymore. 

 

The world works in mysterious ways but I’m glad I’ve finally got to someone who can treat this beast properly. 

 

I plan to update more soon. I have an appointment on Tuesday. 

Just One Day by Gayle Forman Review + Weekly Vid

Just One Day (Just One Day, #1)Just One Day by Gayle Forman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I will admit that when I started this book I thought about putting it down. It didn’t immediately grab me but I kept reading.

I feel like the main theme of the book would be: finding yourself? I feel like Allyson had to learn to be her true self outside of her parents, Melanie, etc. It struck a cord with me because I’m trying to do the same thing at the moment.

I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting. I like it. I don’t love it but it does make me want to read more of Ms. Forman’s work and I consider that a good thing.

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Good stuff yeah yeah.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell Review

AttachmentsAttachments by Rainbow Rowell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If I had to rank Rowell’s published books it would look something like this.

1. Eleanor and Park
2. Fangirl?
3. Attachments?

See while I was typing that I wasn’t exactly sure where I should rank the last two. Fangirl enthralled me and made me want to read the rest of her work. But Eleanor & Park like solidified it for me.

So where does Attachments come in? Well I like it. The premise is a bit out there. I really liked Lincoln. I feel like I could relate a lot to his situation. The overprotective parent and feeling like you’re stunted in life or something.

Weirdly I didn’t find his email spying creepy. It’s like I rationally know that is creepy as hell but within the fictive world it kinda makes sense? Idk.

I kept waiting for the moment when they would meet. They did. It was satisfying. But I have to admit I wished it had occurred earlier in the book. I wanted to savor it. This book wasn’t like the romances I usually read but I really liked it.

So I give this book four stars. It was a really fun experience but also a bit disappointing end wise.

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So since the last time I posted I have become obsessed with this author’s books. I mean I made three separate trips downtown to check out these books. I usually try not to overload myself on one author or series but that does not apply to Rowell. Oh and Hoyt apparently.

So yes I enjoyed this book. My favorite is Eleanor & Park. I can’t wait for Landlines!

Three Weeks with Lady X by Eloisa James

Three Weeks With Lady X (Desperate Duchesses, #7)Three Weeks With Lady X by Eloisa James

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

So I want to confess before I start this review that I did not read the book featuring Thorn’s father. I do intend to but I was so fucking excited when I found out that she was doing a series about one of the kids from the Desperate Duchesses series that I didn’t care. I wanted that book and I have waited patiently for it.

It was often mentioned that Thorn was a lot like Villers. Again since I haven’t read his book I’m not quite sure. But I feel like Thorn was less…cocky than Villers. Idk I can’t quite put my finger on it. They were alike but different. I don’t know. I am going off my impressions of Villers from four of the DD books so.

I really like India despite her ridiculous name. The grammar thing really endeared her to me. I also like that India and Thorn boned over their issues with their family. Family is a big theme with me. So I really liked those parts. And the parts with Rose! She really reminded me of an online friend with her somberness but acute eye you know? I really like that.

I give this book four stars. I really enjoyed it. I really did it. But I can’t quite rate it five stars for some reason. But it is a really good book.

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I was just thinking as I got ready to post this about something the title made me think about? It was of my ranting points about the YA genre that the H/Hr seemed to fall in love out of thin air? It irked me. It still irks me. But as I was thinking about that title and the fact that it happened in three weeks I’m starting to wonder. Am I hypocrite?

I mean the relationship times are similar. But I guess with the YA romances I’ve read the plot may be focused on something else. The main plot of a romance is the developing of a relationship so I suppose that might be why I don’t feel like the relationships are as developed in the YA especially since my main reading genre at the time was paranormal romance so of course there’s stuff going in the background so perhaps the romance gets rushed? Idk I was just thinking about that.

What about you? Do you think relationships in romance develop too quick? It can be either in the adult or the young adult genre. I’m interested in hearing people’s thoughts on this.