Category Archives: Non-fiction

January reads 2018

January seemed to last about 7 years this year, so even though I was too ill to read for nearly two weeks of it I still got quite a bit of reading done. My PhD books probably aren’t very interesting … Continue reading

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Best books of 2017

At only 44 books (plus about 3 academic books), I read less this year than I have for a long time, but I’ve done so much outside book-life that I don’t really mind. For everyone, doing more of something has … Continue reading

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December reads 2017

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (non-fiction) Most of this book is about Carrie Fisher’s affair with Harrison Ford during the filming of the first Star Wars film. The blurb suggests the book has more about her experience of the … Continue reading

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October reads 2017

I’m starting a PhD next month so I’ve got no idea how much non-academic stuff I’m going to get to read – I’ll either be reading less (because of reading so much PhD stuff), or reading more (to procrastinate from … Continue reading

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Post-election reading recommendations

Whether you got the result you wanted or you didn’t, there’s always work to be done to ensure the issues you care about get attention, get policy change. There’s also always more to learn about just what the hell is … Continue reading

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May reads 2017

Slowly slowly being able to read more… Bitch Planet #10 by Kelly Sue DeConnick & Valentine DeLandro (comics, fiction) It’s impossible to spoiler-free review a series as it gets further down the line, so I’ll just say, as usual, that … Continue reading

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Book recommendations for Mental Health Awareness Week

A few novels, comics, and a zine that look at mental health in a variety of ways: The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer (novel) This book does that thing I find annoying where it hints at Something Bad … Continue reading

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