Books Non-Fiction Reviews

The Sadeian Woman by Angela Carter

January 8, 2020
The Sadeian Women by Angela Carter

A new kind of book for me. I don 't often read non-fiction. If I do they're normally textbooks or biographies. This was partially out of the need for my dissertation and partially out of curiosity. The Sadeian Woman is an academic look at the Marquis De Sade and how he and his work is still relevant today. If not necessarily in the same way as it once…

Books Non-Fiction Reviews

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

February 7, 2019

I've been a follower of Matt Haig's for years. Regularly trawling through his twitter feed in awe of how he dealt and continues to deal with mental illness. He's turned what is often considered a negative into a driving force for good. Both for himself and the general population. I decided I wanted to read Reasons to Stay Alive when it came out but never got around to…

Books Non-Fiction Reviews

A Vindication on the Rights of Women by Mary Wollstonecraft

January 21, 2019

This book is about as exciting as it sounds from the title. Don't get me wrong I understand her views and agree with a fair amount of what Mary Wollstonecraft says in this book. However, 200+ pages of very similar if not the same point reiterated in a slightly different order...which synonymous words and phrases is not fun. Also nor is the fact that this is painful to…