I have always loved reading, I'm not a very fast reader but I do love getting lost in a good book. I feel like it is so easy to loose yourself and go to a completely new place where anything is possible.
This year I want to read a lot more then I have been, I don't want to plan my whole year of reading right now as I don't know what books will be coming out this year, but I have 3 books on my list so far. As I said before I am not a very fast reader, so I am going to try and get through a book every two months, if I do it quicker then great but if I don't and it takes a little longer then I don't mind.
I have my first three books all lined up, book 1 is:
Body Positive Power By Megan Jayne Crabbe
I have been reading this since last year and it is already helping me so much with how I look at my body and how I look at other people. I no longer judge myself on the number on the scales, I see more then that in myself. I look at what clothing fits instead of focusing on the fact that I am going up in dress sizes. I used to think that thin people were the enemy (sorry), that it was us against them. I now look at everyone and think, if you want to look how you look you do it, ''You Do You'' no one has the right to tell you how you can or can not look, or what your body should or shouldn't look like. If you want to loose weight then do it, but do it for yourself and not to fit into something society has forced you into thinking is and isn't acceptable to look like.
Already Megan has given me the confidence to look at my body differently, it is not disgusting, it is not ugly, it is cute and cuddly and is me, my body will be here for me forever and I need to love it a little bit better.
If you are feeling down or feeling like you aren't happy with how you look because of what you see in magazines, have a read of this and trust me you will feel different.
The Not So Subtle Art of Being A Fat Girl by Tess Holliday
Tess has been an inspiration of mine for a while, she was the first plus size women I followed on Instagram. For me she made me change my opinion on the word Fat. When I was younger I was bullied and fat was the main word I was called. So to me it was the worst thing you could possibly be, worse then a liar, worse then a bully, worse then swearing. It was the one thing you never wanted to be and it was the only thing I was. I carried that around with me for so long, but fat as an adjective means
'A person having a large amount of excessive skin'
Yes I do have a lot of skin well done. A word has a lot of power, I know that because it affected me for so long, but at the age I am now, I don't let it have that power over me anymore, I own it. If someone was to call me fat now, I would say, thank you for pointing out the obvious, anything else you would like to point out? I have brown hair, I wear glasses, anything else obvious??? Well done you notice I am fat well done!! You can see, and..... that doesn't mean I am not a nice person, or I make my friends laugh, or that I am loved. Yes I am Fat but I am so much more then that too.
Tess has made me realise that and I honestly can't wait to read her book.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone By J.K. Rowling
HUFFLEPUFF HUFFLEPUFF HUFFLEPUFF!!!! Ok now that is out of my system I have to admit at how bad a HP fan I am, I have never read the books (Covers face in shame) I know I know I'm a fake I'm a fraud!!! But I am going to change that this year, I am going to read them, I cant wait. I know that there will be a lot more in the books then in the movies and I want to know more.
I am on Pottermore and I am a very proud Hufflepuff, I know my patronus (a blood hound in case your interested) and I know my wand (a unicorn heart string). Yet I have never read the books, so I am very excited to see the characters a bit better and then maybe get a little agree with the producers and writers for changing the stories.
These will be my first three books of this year and I cant wait to start reading. What else do you think I should read?? Anyone else read these books, what do you think of them?
See you Soon
Lots of Love