I… have a bit of an afinity for mugs to the point where my partner dispairs every time I find a new cute one! So of course I wanted to try matching my books to one of my mugs!
I’ve loved owls for most of my life so this felt like the perfect mug to start with and I also really don’t have many brown books so this was a fun challenge! There’s only one book on this stack that I’ve not read (Dune) and the rest I’ve read and I absolutely loved them all!! They are all 5 star reads for me. Maybe I should pick up more brown books? 😂🤎
Image ID: A stack of brown books on a white shelf. There is a brown owl mug sat on top of the books, and in front on the right is fake green ivy. The books from bottom to top are: The Crow by Alison Croggon, Miss Marple Stories by Agatha Christie, Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and Dune by Frank Herbert
Now, this isn’t exactly a hyped read on the bookternet, but hear me out as to why you might want to think about picking it up. We don’t tend to talk much about non-fiction reads, and especially not those on the more educational side. However, I think these can be really great reads to improve our knowledge and can be a good break in between long and intense fiction reads, such as fantasy books.
This is a really lovely little book which covers all the basics of Geography, based on the UK curriculum for 14 to 16 year olds. Obviously, this is a simple explanation of the topics, however, with my knowledge (from a geography degree) the information seems succinct, correct and it’s written in a way which keeps you engaged and interested. It isn’t written like a textbook, instead, it’s more like a conversation with someone who is talking to you about geography. This is definitely a part that I think will appeal to many.
This book would be great for two branches of people, those who never chose Geography as a subject in school and wish to learn the basics, and those who have been out of school for… a few years, and want to refresh their knowledge and reminisce about their teacher with the slipper teaching them about the Bradshaw model! You’re given a lot of information in a simple to understand format, and it’s a good way to learn this data.
I gave this book 4/5* after reading it in the BookTubeAThon and definitely recommend it.