As some of you may know I'm severely dyslexic! Therefore reading has never really been a pleasure of mine, up until now. The tables have turned my friends, I now love book shops and thrive through those words on a page. I'm probably one of the only people you will meet who can go backwards when reading a book, I can be on page 90, and the next day be on page 80 because my dyslexic memory has decided that we shall forget what we've read instantly. The words move around when I'm tired but it's all fun and games, and I wouldn't have it any other way, it makes me, well me!
Anyway to get a suggestion of a book from me is a true speciality and shouldn't be taken lightly, for me to finish a book means its gotta be pretty damn good, in fact impressive that it's held my attention and taken 110% of my concentration.
So what are some of the books I've been reading and what's my thoughts on them?
Massive book but I completed it and loved every second of it.
Bloody good, eye opening and jaw dropping facts with every single sentence. It's a non-fiction book about the body, each chapter is about a different part of the body, heart, eyes, ears and the brain, did you know the brain feels like tofu? I most certaintly didn't. I must say my random conversations from this book were quite head turning and my thought trails were very funny.
100% recommend, my Dad would call this a toilet book genre, you can only read a little bit at a time because there's so much information in each paragraph.
Love Love Love, again another big chunky book, but I just couldn't put it down! One true insight into Eltons life. Full of pop star dramas, drugs, but it is well and truly funny. He talks about his group of friends dropping all sorts of magnificently famous names with all the crazy drama that goes about with them. A truly good read if you're an Elton fan. I couldn't put it down, and that really says something coming from me.
How to read water.
Another non-fiction book, eye opening to the World around us and how we oversee and take for granted so much detail in this World, we just don't ask enough questions. Like why do the water droplets stay on the window? Because that's defying gravity right? How did the pacific islanders explore the oceans with no maps or idea what was out there? This book was another awesome read. If you're into your water sports or a nature buzz this may be a good read for you.
Wind in the Willows.
A heartwarming, light hearted read for some heavy times. Now my Grandad said to me when I was in primary and secondary school if you read this book I will pay you £50, sadly my reading capability wouldn't allow me and it's truly heart dropping when you want to, but just can't read it. So there Grandad I read it, loved it, can I have my £50 now ahah. But truly this is a deep, heartwarming read and if you've finished the read, I'd suggest reading it again because there's so many enlightening bits to the book, so I'd give it a whirl. This is my Dad's favourite book, and brought him to a tear when I said I was reading it.
"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
Wow, what a read, deep, insightful and unforgettable. A small book with a lot to say and just what I needed to read after this pandemic created quakes in my journey, a small boy looking for treasure but discovers the treasure of life. I'm not a religious person but this book truly had me thinking deep about my life and what I'm going to do with it. If you're feeling a little lost and wanting to read somthing for that mind set, this would be the book, it's a deep feeling book genre. I'd rank it up there as a favourite, and will probably read again. Best of all I read it in a week, which is mind boggling for me.
Some more of the non-fiction, educational books I've been reading.
The Case against sugar.
Very Very interesting book all about sugar, it's laid out like a court case bringing each chapter in with new view points, cases and arguments. It talks about the history of sugar, and the debates around whether sugar can be considered an addiction. Very interesting read but don't worry I still love chocolate, it's not a diet culture read, or telling you to stop having sugar as we need it to survive, its just about the history of sugar and the fascinating facts around it.
Just Eat it.
About intuitive eating, ending this god damn diet culture we have and all together a very interesting and educational read. This isn't just a book, its a work book and part of a movement towards empowering us women to say no more to diet culture and shedding light on how ridiculously bad diets are for your whole mind and body and how they don't actually work, it aims to give women the mechanisms to get our shit together around food. A good read if your sick of going around in circles and want to read a little more into food, nutrition and all the stupid diets around.
The Way We Eat Now.
This book is all about how foods have changed and developed over time and 'How the food revolution has transformed our lives, our bodies and our world', It's a truly interesting book. Did you know the world contains around 7,000 edible crops, yet 95% of what we eat comes from just 30 of them. Bananas used to be a treat, so much sweeter, they used to be something that people would crave and dream about. Now nearly all we eat are Cavendish bananas, a bland and dry-texture strain that was developed because they transport well and are resistant to disease.
A banana pandemic wiped out our old delicious strain of banana, so now we have Cavendish.
Can you tell I'm into food and nutrition? Can you guess what I'm studying?
Next up on my bookshelf is:
The History of Bees
Highly recommend this fictional read, still in the process of reading it though but still recommend.