It’s time for the second instalment of Non-Fiction November, and this week is hosted by Sarah @ Sarah’s Book Shelves. For week two, we’re pairing up Fiction and Non-Fiction books. I found this prompt kind of hard actually – I didn’t realise how much the topics I read varies between fiction and non-fiction. I managed to find three pairings that I don’t think are too much of a stretch though, so let’s get into it!
For the first week of Non-Fiction November, I’m reflecting on my non-fiction reads of 2019. I mentioned last week that I’ve been trying to read more non-fiction since finishing university, and one of my 2019 goals was to read at least one non-fiction book a month. This week’s Non-Fiction November post prompt will be a good chance for me to reflect on that and see how I’ve been doing.
I saw this Halloween book tag on over on Madge’s blog, Caffeine and Books, and I love the spoopy meme so I thought it would be a good chance to try get into the Halloween spirit a bit before it comes around next week! I’m tagging anyone that needs a little more spoopiness in their lives.
Since leaving university last summer, I’ve made a conscious effort to include more non-fiction in my reading. I think I’ve been doing pretty well so far, so what better way to review my non-fiction habits than by taking part in Non-Fiction November!
Trello is a fantastic productivity tool that helps you organise and prioritise tasks using lists. Who doesn’t love a list?! Kelly @ Another Book in the Wall recently wrote about how she uses Trello to organise her blogging, which is what inspired me to think about my own use of the site.
May felt like such a busy month for me, so once June rolled around and things seemed to be quieting down, I decided it would be the perfect time to get out of the city, do some exploring, and relax! I recruited one of my closest friends, Emma, who I met at university where we both studied English Literature, and we decided to head off to see the home of our good pal, William Shakespeare!
It was recently announced that Harry Potter fans were being treated to four new Pottermore eBooks to further explore the magical world! The non-fiction works are each based on well-known Hogwarts lessons. They’ll form the ‘A Journey Through…’ series, which started with A History of Magic in 2017.
If you’re a die-hard Downton Abbey fan and can’t wait for the full-length feature film, then reading Belgravia ahead of its adaptation release might be exactly what you need!
You may have seen this week that the second instalment in Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust series has had a cover reveal! Volume Two, named The Secret Commonwealth, takes place after the events of His Dark Materials and follows 20-year-old Lyra across the world as she hunts for a town haunted by daemons. The novel is set to be released on October 3rd, 2019, and the publishers have just revealed the stunning cover art, illustrated by Chris Wormell.
Today I wanted to do a post about an amazing event I attended last weekend, but which isn’t books related. It is, in some way, related to blogging though! NodeGirls is a free workshop that teaches code to women and non-binary and trans people. They run in London and Oxford in the UK, along with Stockholm, Madrid, and Tel Aviv. I was fortunate enough to attend their London workshop this past weekend and had the best time!