Since we are faced with the possibility of death, I decided to give in to this macabre ambiance! Therefore, I read Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals about Death by Caitlin Doughty. It is by far the most unique book I’ve read this year so far! This a nonfiction written by a mortician (you might’ve stumbled upon her YouTube channel). I’ve been watching Doughty’s videos for quite some time and the subject of them has always interested me, so naturally, when I got my hands on one of her books I devoured it in one sitting!
Sex and Sexuality in Victorian Britain is a phenomenal piece of non-fiction written by Violet Fenn. As a true history junkie, I was beyond excited when I got approved to read this book! I was a bit suspicious that I wouldn’t like it before I started reading. And I was wrong. I sincerely enjoyed this book. It was educational and well-researched, so that didn’t disappoint me. What I enjoyed most were the real-life examples and experiences of people from the Victorian age. I found it really interesting to read their letters and diary entries.
On the 2nd of May this year we marked the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. Alas, it was only sensible to expect an avalanche of books about him and his work to come out this year. Being who I am, an art history student and enthusiast, I grabbed every single one I saw.
The Da Vinci Legacy: How a 16th Century Solitary Genius Became a Global Pop Icon is a pseudo-biographical non-fiction book written by Jean-Pierre Isbouts and Christopher Heath Brown.
This amazing book was sent to me by the writer, Valerie Estelle Frankel, herself. I am a person who has not long ago delved into the Outlander series. I have read the first book and watched the first season of the series. All the other books are yet to be discovered.
I fell in love with Outlander the moment I opened the covers. I was filled with warmth and a beautiful feeling of familiarity. And as that happened I wanted to discover more and more about the mesmerizing world I had discovered. When Valerie Estelle Frankel contacted me about the reviews, she did not realize she was doing me a great favor as well as I was doing one to her.
I wanted everything Outlander and there she was handing me this great read.
To start I would love to introduce you to the amazing reading experience I just had. When I started receiving books for review I always thought it would be just that, reading and writing a review. But with this book, I experienced so much, so much more.
When I received this book in the mail I didn’t even take the time to look at it since I have so many other books that waited for a review and many books I needed to read for school. But then, one evening I was feeling especially down, and in search of something to cheer me up I felt the pull towards the title “This One Thing” on my shelf. I picked it up and was amazed by the beautiful cover. When I opened the book a piece of paper fell out. I was confused, but simply thought the author was just one of those vain writers that wanted everyone to have their autographs, but as I picked up the piece of paper I realized it was a letter. I found out that the author lived near my home and through that short, but meaningful letter I learned a lot.
This book is simply amazing!
Everything happening in the amazing TV show Sherlock is analyzed to the smallest details.
I must admit I was expecting far less than I got, so I am very, very impressed with this book!
If you like the show Sherlock, you simply must read this book. It will enhance your reading experience greatly!