5 Recommendations for Nonfiction November

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Since it’s Nonfiction November 2017 I decided to share 5 of my nonfiction favorites.  Continue reading

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Favorite Urban Fantasy Series

 

 

For the past two months, I have been reading a ton of Urban fantasy/ paranormal romance series. So I decided I would share with you some of my favorites.

But first, there are several underlying things that make these stories urban fantasy or paranormal. One characteristic is that they include a contemporary setting. These series are set in our world rather than a world that is created by the author. They also include some kind of magic that is used in the story or is part of the world although, in many cases, it is kept secret from the majority of the world but not always. In each of the stories, the setting takes on a character of its own which is also a characteristic that binds these stories together.   Continue reading

It’s Classical Music Month Did You Know?

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Since September is National Classical Music Month I decided to recommend some of my favorite music history books. Music history has definitely become a passion of mine lately. Not all of these books focus completely on classical music but they all cover it in various ways. The following are my top 3 music history picks as of right now.

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Nonfiction Books that Changed My Mind About Nonfiction

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I do get it. I used to think that nonfiction was dry, dense and gasp yes boring. But over this past year I discovered several books that made me change my mind. Nonfiction can be fun, it can be entertaining, it can make you laugh and it can move you to tears. Nonfiction did require me to change some of my reading habits because the way I needed to read it was different than how I read my regular fiction books. It does take a little bit to get acclimated to reading nonfiction. So here are some tips and tricks that helped me discover all the goodness that is nonfiction and some books that were interesting enough to keep my interest.

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Favorite SFF Series

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The following are my favorite science fiction and fantasy series. The majority of these are fantasy. This will hopefully change soon!

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