A Time to Dance a Time to Die: The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518

The one caught my eye when my favourite local bookshop Cracked and Spineless spruiked it shamelessly. I finished this in December 2017 and it ticked all my non-fiction boxes, I absolutely recommend.

When I was taking pictures for this post my cat decided to get super involved so I decided to make a GIF, you’re welcome.

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Review; Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Unfortunately, after initially successfully keeping notes while reading in order to review La Belle Sauvage (so I could remember exactly everything I disliked about it), I got hit with a flu sent straight from the devil. So instead of taking studious notes for Sorcerer to the Crown it was more like reading half a dozen pages in between fever naps for five days straight.

Thus it’s been a little difficult to collect my thoughts on this one, ultimately I did enjoy it! Though, it was not what I anticipated at all.

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Review: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham, speculative fiction versus science fiction

I seem to have found a happy little corner in sci-fi hanging out with the weird post apocalyptic/dystopian guys who have their zombie-attack plan taped to the back of their kitchen door who wax lyrical about The Sheep and how the The End Is Coming.

Because of this, I had a multiple recommendations to read The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham from those more enthusiastic about sci-fi than I generally am so I finally gave it a crack.Read More »

Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia

Welcome to my first ever Non-Fiction Friday! I initially got involved in the online book community (bookstagram) because I’d come to the conclusion I needed to read more non-fiction (as opposed to reading none, which is what I was currently then doing) and had no idea where to even start. I don’t have a particular interest in boats or birds or any one real thing and the bookstores I was surrounded by weren’t helping (why so many books on boats?!) Really, I just wanted some useless knowledge of esoteric things likely to only ever be useful if I’m a contestant of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

After a year of discovering the wider world of non-fiction I’ve decided to give back, and put a spotlight on some of my favourites I’d discovered last year, as well as some yet to be read but sound bloody interesting!

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