Sometimes, all the things you love combine in one perfect story. Such was the case with Turning by Jessica J. Lee. If you appreciate swimming, Berlin, hydrology (specifically limnology), the nuances in the German language, and memoirs, then read on (it’s not a niche audience, is it?!). Continue reading
Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye. Continue reading
It’s the final week of Nonfiction November, hosted by Katie @ Doing Dewey.
So what’s the damage? I’ve added quite a few books to the TBR stack. Continue reading
I have a weak point when reading – the loss of a child. Stories about losing a child – through death, family separation, to addiction, to crime – hurt my heart more than any other. I’ve mentioned a passage in Yanagihara’s A Little Life that haunts me because it gets to the very core of the issue.
When the loss of a child was revealed at the beginning of Terese Marie Mailhot’s memoir, Heart Berries, I prepared myself for a tough read.
You asked me for my secret. I told you about the son who didn’t live with me. I told you I lock myself in the bathroom to cry when I remember his milk breath… You said you’d be on the other side of the door. That’s how perfect love is at first. Solutions are simple, and problems are laid out simply. Continue reading
This week, Rennie at What’s Nonfiction looks at what makes some nonfiction books ‘fictiony’. Continue reading
Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
This week, all three are samples that have been on my Kindle for years. Continue reading
Put your ‘expert’ hat on, it’s Week 3 of Nonfiction November.
This week, JulzReads asks us to Be The Expert/ Ask the Expert/ Become the Expert – essentially, share a bunch of books on a particular topic. My topic is ’empathy’. Continue reading
Know that for a very distressing subject, you’re in extremely safe hands with Jessie Cole. Staying describes Jessie’s childhood and her family’s devastating experience of suicide. Continue reading
It’s Nonfiction November, this week hosted by Sarah’s Book Shelves. The task? Pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title.
I had so much fun with this topic last year and although I feared I’d exhausted my ideas, I’ve managed a few more pairings –
Ireland divided – Lost Lives by David McKittrick / Across the Barricades by Joan Lingard Continue reading
It’s time for Nonfiction November.
To be perfectly honest, I’m a fairly bad nonfiction reader – a little noncommittal… distracted… Continue reading