The $15 iTunes gift card giveaway winner, Eliza, sent me a blog post talking about what she bought with the gift card, it’s worth the read. Thank you Eliza for sending this to me!
First and foremost a very special thanks to Nicole, once again, for holding the $15 iTunes gift card giveaway. I know that the winner was chosen via random.org so I can’t thank her for selecting me personally but yes for holding the contest and for allowing us to enter more than once. Thanks Nicky.
I entered the contest hoping to win to buy a psychology book on iBooks (I start psychology graduate school in August) and that was the first thing I purchased but surprisingly I’m most excited about the other book I bought, I had $7 on my current iTunes account and with the $15 gift card I was able to complete the amount and purchase two books. So here’s what I purchased:
First, 50 Psychology Classics: Who we are, How we think, what we do by Tom Butler-Bowdon. I have yet to begin reading this one but I did download the sample and read the description beforehand and what drew my attention to it (I had originally planned to purchase Gillian Butler’s Psychology). I love that this book holds empirically supported information about many aspects of psychology that include general, developmental and abnormal among others; all in one eBook. There are many theories, humanist and cognitive emphasis as well as theoretics like Jung, Freud and Kinsley amongst others. I can’t wait to start this one, I have a feeling it’ll be great.
Second, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? Healing the daughter of narcissistic mothers by Karly McBride, PhD. I’m OBSESSED with this book (yes, I yelled obsessed). I have a very, very rocky relationship with my mother and this book although it hasn’t solved many issues since it’s difficult due to the fact that I still live at home and my mother is a firm non-believer of therapists (ironic isn’t it?) it has helped me understand a lot in a very short amount of time. I’ve been able to identify many characteristics of Narcissistic Personality Disorder in her (please don’t tell on me). It explains that there are my different types of NPD’s and that just because a mother possibly has one it doesn’t mean that she’s a bad mother or means bad with you but that you have to understand where she’s coming from and that in most cases it won’t be about you but rather a manifestation of her personal issues through you and your defects mostly. Anyways, I won’t spoil it for anyone but I am so very thankful I’ve come across this book, just 145 pages to go and I’m done.
Here’s the math for the cost of the books:
50 Psychology Classics: $9.99
Will I Ever be Good Enough?: $11.99
iTunes credit before $15 Gift Card: $7.77
NicoleJeanette.me’s giveaway: $15.00
Thank you once again for holding the contest Nicky. If I ever get a personal blog up and going this will be a good inspiration to mine.