• Non-fiction

    Four Non-Fiction Backlist Books for Women’s Month

    March is Women’s Month and thought at Bodies in the Library we celebrate women writers all year long, this time I have decided to write about non-fiction backlists for various reasons. The first is that as I’m growing older I find myself yearning for more non-fiction written by women and about women. The books I have selected here are all have something in common: They will make you feel better. Reading them actually feels like sitting down with a good friend to talk about your problems. The second reason to choose these books is that they are all backlist books so you will be able to find them at your…

  • First Look

    First Look: The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck by Sarah Knight

    First Look posts will be out FRIDAY afternoons. Thank you for reading xx I heard of Sarah Knight’s The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck (A Practical Parody) long before I learned of the original The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, and the whole situation seems natural, as I’m not a great fan of tidying up but I learned about the happiness that comes from not giving a f*ck last year. Sabrina Callahan, PR at Little Brown in the USA, sent me the book last week, and I proudly carried this little hardback copy around like it was gold. I was surprised to get a…

  • Random

    Historical Non-Fiction (USA)

    Things have been quiet over here for a while now, but good news is my last final is finally here and I’ve just started working, my first job ever and I love it! Just yesterday I had time to catch up with your blogs -Google Reader had 41 unread entries- after studying all evening long and it was just what I needed. I see many of you have already started your challenges and I wish you the best. Last Monday I gave myself the day off and went shopping and to the movies. Our choice was Zero Dark Thirty by┬áKathryn Bigelow and I loved it, I highly recommend it to…