Book Review: The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye

Publisher: Allen LaneFormat: MOBIRelease Date: September 2nd, 2021 Rating: 5/5 Stars Firstly, thank you to publishers Allen Lane for providing me with a copy of this ebook via NetGalley. Let’s get this out of the way first, shall we? The UK media, right now, is very hostile towards trans people. This hostility is fuelled byContinue reading “Book Review: The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye”

Book Review: Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art – Rebecca Wragg Sykes

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing – Bloomsbury SigmaFormat: MOBIRelease Date: 19th August, 2021Genre: Non-Fiction – Science Rating: 4/5 Stars There is a pop culture influenced view of Neanderthal’s as little more than brutish, violent cavepeople who grunted at one another while hunting for their food. But over the years, those studying our ancestors have discovered more andContinue reading “Book Review: Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art – Rebecca Wragg Sykes”

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”

Death in Hollywood – Peter Underwood [Books]

Death in Hollywood is a really interesting, fascinating set of mini-biographies, covering some of the most well-known names in Hollywood. There are also many names which would perhaps be unfamiliar to those who aren’t familiar with the ‘classics’ of Hollywood’s so-called Golden Age, but that’s part of what makes this book so intriguing. This isn’tContinue reading “Death in Hollywood – Peter Underwood [Books]”

Snake – Eric Wright [Review]

Part of the Objects Lessons series, a collection of short books which take a look at everyday objects, encouraging the reader to see them in a new light. Snake is part textbook, part memoir, as Erica Wright details her own experiences of the fascinating animals, paired with facts about them and their links to mythologyContinue reading “Snake – Eric Wright [Review]”

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]”

DisneyWar – James B. Stewart

Ah Disney. A world of magic and wonder and pure happiness. For most people, anyway. This book, as implied by the title, isn’t about the joy of Disney, but instead the business side, boardroom dealings and back stabbings. I love Disney. A lot. To the point I had a run of Disney themed blog postsContinue reading “DisneyWar – James B. Stewart”

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]”