Welcome to the Monthly Spotlight for the
2023 Nonfiction Reader Challenge!
Each month I highlight some of the reviews shared for the challenge in the linky
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I found [Messalina: A Story of Empire, Slander and Adultery by Honor Cargill-Martin] interesting. Messalina is no unblemished hero: she was unafraid to kill for political power. And yet, those men who did the same as she did are not (generally) judged so harshly. Powerful women are often portrayed as ‘unnatural’. I enjoyed the book because of the care Ms Cargill Martin has taken to document her research and to place Messalina within the turbulent world of imperial Roman politics. A fascinating read.
Learn more at Tasmanian Bibliophile @Large
[Across a Waking Land by Roger Morgan-Grenville] is a fairly standard travelogue with the author narrating the random conversations that he has as he walks his 1000 miles but the writing style is easy to read and the people generally interesting…I recommend it to anyone who is interested in nature or walking.
Learn more at Wicked Witch’s Blog
[The Light Ages: The Surprising Story of Medieval Science by Seb Falk] opens with a question concerning whether Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a book on science. It was later determined that John of Westwyk wrote the book. I thought it was fascinating how scholars figured this out…. I enjoyed the first half of the book but was less interested in the second half. Alot of material was repeated and I was bored.
Learn more at Reading Books Again
“A hefty hard cover with beautiful artwork inside, this massive tome [Black – The History of a Color by Michel Pastoureau] took me several months to read…. Michel Pastoureau presented an academic approach to his subject matter, and as a result, I found some of the content engrossing and some tediously detailed.”
“In Don’t Call It Hair Metal, Sean Kelly defends the integrity of the hard rock bands whose sartorial style of big hair, spandex and leather outfits, makeup and showmanship, belied their musicianship…I appreciated the moments that Kelly wrote about his own connection to the music, because for me songs are almost always tied to memories. I have to admit, a lot of the technical information in this book went right over my head, so I think perhaps it’s best suited for readers conversant with musical knowledge to extract full value from it.”
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