Book Review: A Little Gay History of Wales by Daryl Leeworthy

Publisher: University of Wales PressFormat: PaperbackRelease Date: January 22n, 2020Genre: Nonfiction – HistoryGoodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars Let’s start this with a touch of background and a dash of anger – I was born in ’89, the year after the restrictive, disgusting ‘Section 28’ was introduced. This was in effect in Wales until 2003, but itContinue reading “Book Review: A Little Gay History of Wales by Daryl Leeworthy”

Top Ten Bookish Wishes

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. You might notice I didn’t do Top Ten Tuesday lastContinue reading “Top Ten Bookish Wishes”

Book Review: The History of Video Games by Charlie Fish

Publisher: Pen & Sword, WhiteowlFormat: ebookRelease Date: March 31st, 2021Genre: Non-Fiction – HistoryGoodreads Rating: 3/5 Stars The History of Video Games is a short book, giving more of a broad overview of video games than anything too incredibly detailed. And it works well for an overview, with sections dedicated to particular personalities, and a chapterContinue reading “Book Review: The History of Video Games by Charlie Fish”

Book Review: Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Publisher: PhoenixFormat: ebookRelease Date: May 12th, 2022Goodreads Rating: 5/5 Stars There are some books you read and know, instantly, it’s going to stay with you for a long time to come. That is definitely true of Take My Hand, the story of Civil Townsend, a nurse in Montgomery, Alabama, and two of her patients, whoContinue reading “Book Review: Take My Hand by Dolen Perkins-Valdez”

TV: It’s a Sin [LGBT+ History Month]

History is important. And there are so many different kinds of history we aren’t even aware of, which the public has barely even been exposed to. February in the UK is LGBT+ History Month, and if you dig just a little, it’s easy to see why exactly LGBT+ history needs to be highlighted. For thoseContinue reading “TV: It’s a Sin [LGBT+ History Month]”

Audiobook Review: The Founding Fathers – The History Hour

Publisher: The History HourFormat: AudibleRelease Date: 1st October, 2019Genre: Non-Fiction – History Rating: 4/5 Stars When I watched Hamilton last year, I realised something: I had absolutely no idea about the founding of the United States of America. It’s not something we’re taught in school (which is fair because I did attend school in theContinue reading “Audiobook Review: The Founding Fathers – The History Hour”

Book Review: Hidden Valley Road – Robert Kolker

Publisher: Quercus BooksFormat: MOBIRelease Date: 9th April, 2020Genre: Non-Fiction Rating: 5/5 Stars This is a difficult book to read, with a lot of truly gut wrenching and heart-breaking moments. It is not an easy read, and if you are thinking of picking it up, I would suggest checking content warnings and being aware going inContinue reading “Book Review: Hidden Valley Road – Robert Kolker”

When Punk Rocked – Andy Francis [Books]

Genre: Non-Fiction – History – Reference Publisher: Wymer Publishing Rating:  This book gets 5 Stars because it does exactly what it needs to, and presents information in a fun but informative way and what else could you really ask for from a reference book? This is another book I picked up for research purposes, and it’s veryContinue reading “When Punk Rocked – Andy Francis [Books]”

Black Mountains: The Recollections of a South Wales Miner – David Barnes [Books]

I have a current WIP which needs research, mostly research into mining, specifically in the Welsh Valleys, preferably around the end of the 19th Century into the start of the 20th. Which is the main reason I picked up this book, hoping it would shed a little light on miners, their way of life, andContinue reading “Black Mountains: The Recollections of a South Wales Miner – David Barnes [Books]”