The founding editor of Bitch Media examines how pop culture has changed feminism from a political movement to a media trend, by looking at movies, television, fashion, celebrities, and more.
Damian Le Bas spent his childhood around travellers, hearing stories about his Romani heritage from his great-grandmother, spoken in the Roma tongue. In a bid to discover more about his own roots, Le Bas kits out a Ford Transit and heads on the road, touring the stopping places of old and new on a search for answers about his ancestry.
The television show Peaky Blinders brought Birmingham’s interwar backstreets to life when it introduced us to the violent and compelling Shelby family. Noted historian and Brummy-born Carl Chinn delves into the Black Country’s archives to find out who the real peaky blinders were, separating fact from fiction and showing what a devastating effect this early 20th century gang violence had on working class Birmingham, and how it spilled onto the nation’s racecourses.
It’s the last week of Non-Fiction November! The final prompt for the month comes from Rennie @ WhatsNonfiction and asks which non-fiction books recommended by fellow bloggers have made it on to your TBR following the past few weeks.
Simon Mason compiles over thirty essays spanning twenty years of Philip Pullman’s career. In Daemon Voices, Pullman’s magnificent non-fiction writings approach the topics of stories and storytelling from a variety of angles.
Week four of Non-Fiction November is hosted by Leann @ Shelf_Aware_ on Instagram! This week’s topic is non-fiction favourites, specifically what a non-fiction books needs in order to become a favourite.
It’s week three of Non-Fiction November! This week’s prompt is hosted by Katie @ DoingDewey and is Be the Expert / Ask the Expert / Become the Expert. There are three ways this prompt can be approached: You can Be the Expert by recommending three books you’ve read on a specific topic; you can put a call out, so Ask the Expert, for recommendations for books on a topic; or you can attempt to Become the Expert by creating a TBR for a topic you want to learn more about.
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.
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!
Hanne Blank looks at the invention of heterosexuality and what is has meant for society throughout history. Though existing for thousands of years, it wasn’t until the 1860s that heterosexuality first ‘made a name for itself’. Blank examines how the creation of this label has shaped politics, culture, and media, as well as our personal lives.