Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Period Piece – Gwen Raverat

Another birthday present – and another one I’d never have picked up for myself but am really glad to have read. Although it had the downside of MAJOR NOSTALGIA. I had to intersperse it with reading something else because of … Continue reading

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Sensible Footwear: A Girl’s Guide – Kate Charlesworth

I… may not have blogged for ages because I got stymied writing this post. Graphic novels are hard. I have to think of art words to say. But no, I shall persevere, because the book is great and deserves to be … Continue reading

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Testosterone Rex – Cordelia Fine

I’ve been meaning to read this one for ages, but because I don’t actually read a lot of non-fiction (I read it a lot more slowly than I read fiction*), it kept getting put off and off. There are problems with gameifying … Continue reading

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Magic in Ancient Greece and Rome – Lindsay C. Watson

How the hell do I review an academic non-fiction book? I mean, really though. Because it fails on a lot of the metrics I’d normally use (it hardly has a compelling plot, after all) and well… it’s just so much … Continue reading

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