New to my TBR

It’s the final week of Nonfiction November and the last prompt is about books that I’ve added to my To Be Read pile. I must confess that I’ve done this whole Nonfiction November thing wrong. I didn’t plan out my books in advance, I didn’t write my prompt posts properly, I posted links in all… Continue reading New to my TBR

book review, nonfiction

Bits of a Boyhood by Bruce Goodman

It’s always nice when you read the memoir of a person you hold in high esteem and you like them even more after you’ve read the book. In this short volume, blogger, musician and author, Bruce Goodman, recounts his early years growing up as the penultimate of six children in rural New Zealand. Let me… Continue reading Bits of a Boyhood by Bruce Goodman

book review, nonfiction

Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

The true story of a South African sleeping beauty. In 1988, at the age of 12, Martin fell ill with a mysterious debilitating disease. Over the course of a few months he lost the ability to speak and move. He fell into a living sleep. Doctors predicted he would die in a matter of months.… Continue reading Ghost Boy by Martin Pistorius

book review, horror, nonfiction, short story

The Hand Off by Paul Carro

Something a little different today in the form of a novella, a short story and three true ghost tales. In The Hand Off, a yummy mummy, her seven year old daughter and her ex-husband’s new squeeze run from the creatures from the frozen lake. What I liked about this novella was the initial description of… Continue reading The Hand Off by Paul Carro

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The Frustrations of being Deaf by Dave Blackwell.

From being called racist to being given medical treatment he explicitly refused, the author recounts some of his frustrations of being deaf. In a series of anecdotes, which I imagine the author could fill volumes with, Blackwell recounts his experiences of other’s reactions to him being deaf that range from ignorance to discrimination to the… Continue reading The Frustrations of being Deaf by Dave Blackwell.