Nonfiction November is Coming!

Fall is upon us, which means it's Nonfiction November time! I'm thrilled to again co-host this month-long dedication to nonfiction, alongside Katie (Doing Dewey), Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves), Leann (Shelf Aware), and Julie (JulzReads). Each Monday, a link-up for the week's topic will be posted at the host's blog for you to link your posts... Continue Reading →

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12 Mid-Year Favorites from 2019’s New Nonfiction

What's the best nonfiction you've read so far this year? Any standouts yet? Looking back from the halfway point, I think it's already been a pretty good year for nonfiction. In no particular order, here are my favorites from the new nonfiction published in the first half of 2019. Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide... Continue Reading →

Nonfiction November: Your Year in Nonfiction

Nonfiction November is finally here! I couldn't be more excited to see more nonfiction in the spotlight for a whole month and to help with hosting alongside Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness, Katie @ Doing Dewey, Sarah @ Sarah's Book Shelves, and Julie @ Julz Reads. This week's (Oct. 29 - Nov. 2) discussion is hosted by Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness: Take a look... Continue Reading →

Nonfiction November is Coming!

Nonfiction November is taking place again this year! What began as a challenge to read nonfiction for a whole month has become a month-long celebration of reading, writing about and discussing nonfiction, with a different themed discussion prompt to take part in every week. It's such a fun way to expand your nonfiction horizons, and... Continue Reading →

Nonfiction Favorites for #NonfictionNovember

It's #NonfictionNovember this month, with different sites hosting different topics each week to post about, all celebrating and exploring great nonfiction. I considered participating earlier, but it's always nonfiction day/week/month in my life and it was easier to just write reviews as usual instead of thinking about topics or lists. I'm lazy at the moment.... Continue Reading →

Black Widow of the Heartland

Book review: The Truth About Belle Gunness, by Lillian de la Torre On a spring day in 1908, police were called to the scene of a fire in a farmhouse in La Porte, Indiana. In the ruins of the house, they discovered four bodies: three children and a headless adult believed to be the farm's proprietress,... Continue Reading →

The Bones of Bioarchaeology

Book review: Built on Bones, by Brenna Hassett Brenna Hassett is a bioarchaeologist. If, like me, you have no idea what that is, it means she studies human bones and remains, such as teeth found in archaeological sites, looking for clues to understanding more about human existence and how it's evolved through the ages. Her book focuses especially... Continue Reading →

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