Nonfiction Book Review: Out of the Fire and into the Pan by Shannon O’Leary

Out of the Fire and into the Pan is the sequel to the author’s first book, The Blood on my Hands. Shannon O’Leary (a pseudonym) is a prolific writer and performer. Her first book The Blood on My Hands told the story of her traumatic and violent childhood in the 1960s and 70s Australia. This sequel, Out of the … Continue reading Nonfiction Book Review: Out of the Fire and into the Pan by Shannon O’Leary

Nonfiction Audiobook Review | Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients by Ben Goldacre

Bad Pharma was a new genre of nonfiction for me, and one that I’m glad I explored. 'Bad Science' hilariously exposed the tricks that quacks and journalists use to distort science, becoming a 400,000 copy bestseller. Now Ben Goldacre puts the $600bn global pharmaceutical industry under the microscope. What he reveals is a fascinating, terrifying mess.  … Continue reading Nonfiction Audiobook Review | Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients by Ben Goldacre

Nonfiction Book Review: How to Survive Your Quarter-Life Crisis by Jodanna Bird

“To anyone who feels lost” – I don’t know if I’ve ever read a better dedication in a self-help book. Hello and welcome to your quarter-life crisis.Let me guess: you’ve dyed your hair purple and can’t decide how to ask your boss for a ‘find yourself’ sabbatical. No purple hair? Good. I got here just … Continue reading Nonfiction Book Review: How to Survive Your Quarter-Life Crisis by Jodanna Bird

Nonfiction Book Review: Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan

I love when a book cover matches the title, and this scrapbook style cover is gorgeous! You’re a 15-year-old schoolgirl who has big dreams of becoming a pop star, and then one day you get your lucky break. Polydor records sends you to Copenhagen to make pop music - to make you a recording artist. … Continue reading Nonfiction Book Review: Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress by Vicky Nolan