Butterflies and Characters by Liz Hsu – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Fifteen-year-old Rayanne Ericson has been having strange health problems: swollen hands, aching knees, and a rash across her face that looks like a butterfly. When she visits her dad in Ann Arbor at the end of summer, she’s admitted to the University of Michigan with a diagnosis of lupus, a brand-new word … Continue reading Butterflies and Characters by Liz Hsu – eARC Book Review

The Vampire Inside Me by Liz Hsu – eARC Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads At twenty-one, Lucia Farris is graduating college and looking ahead to graduate school, believing her future to be bright and secure. But life comes to a painful halt when she is admitted to the hospital and rushed to several emergency surgeries. The doctors diagnose her with two new autoimmune diseases: pulmonary arterial … Continue reading The Vampire Inside Me by Liz Hsu – eARC Book Review

I’m still here!

Hi everyone! Just thought I’d do a quick update on how things are going with me. Today was the first day since some time in November that I felt I might actually be becoming human again! I’ve been so sick for so long... it’s just been a nightmare basically. I’ve not read a solitary book … Continue reading I’m still here!

Weekly Update November 16th-22nd 2020

General Update Hi everyone! When I started this blog I thought it would be just about books. Granted books with a focus on illness representation but purely books all the same. But somehow over the last number of months my ‘weekly update’ posts in particular have been anything but bookish. They’ve become almost akin to … Continue reading Weekly Update November 16th-22nd 2020

Weekly Update November 9th-15th 2020

General Update Do you ever have one of those weeks where you just spend your time thinking ALL of the thoughts??? This was a very introspective week for me. And maybe not in a good way... I spent a lot of time thinking about what I've achieved in my nigh on four decades on this … Continue reading Weekly Update November 9th-15th 2020

Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Chloe Brown is a chronically ill computer geek with a goal, a plan, and a list. After almost—but not quite—dying, she’s come up with seven directives to help her “Get a Life”, and she’s already completed the first: finally moving out of her glamorous family’s mansion. The next items?• Enjoy a drunken … Continue reading Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert – Book Review

‘Sick Kids in Love’ by Hannah Moskowitz – Book Review

Blurb from Goodreads Isabel has one rule: no dating.It's easier--It's safer--It's better----for the other person. She's got issues. She's got secrets. She's got rheumatoid arthritis. But then she meets another sick kid.He's got a chronic illness Isabel's never heard of, something she can't even pronounce. He understands what it means to be sick. He understands … Continue reading ‘Sick Kids in Love’ by Hannah Moskowitz – Book Review

A Thought on Illness Representation in Books

As many of you all know I live with a chronic illness and have suffered daily with chronic pain for the majority of my life (since childhood). My experience with illness and pain is what inspired the name of my book blog; a little haze refers to the fog and haze that it constantly feels … Continue reading A Thought on Illness Representation in Books

‘Girl in the Window’ by Penny Joelson – Book Review

Blurb See the world from another unique perspective in the thrilling new novel from the author of I Have No Secrets (a World Book Day title for 2018).  Nothing ever happens on Kasia's street. And Kasia would know, because her illness makes her spend days stuck at home, watching the world from her bedroom window. … Continue reading ‘Girl in the Window’ by Penny Joelson – Book Review