Non-fiction Mini-Reviews Part 2 || Where Monty Python, Matilda, and more meet

You can find Part 1 over here! I must say, I never really saw myself reading a biography, but it’s Monty Python related so I guess I had to try!

Disclaimer: I received these e-arcs through Netgalley/Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for free and honest reviews. The image header and the quote edits used is my own and the link in the book’s details is to the books’ Goodreads’ page. The summaries are my own (well, I summarised the Goodreads description). All opinions expressed are my own.


45438972._SX318_Title: Reading Quirks
Author: by The Wild Detectives, Javier García del Moral, Andrés de la Casa Huertas, Laura Pacheco (Illustrator)
Year Published: 2019
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
Genre: Comics and Graphic Novels ~ Non-fiction  ~ Humour

Stars: 5
Goodreads
Copy: E-arc

Reading! The joys of reading!

Yes, I’ve recently read like 2 or something comics about books and stuff. But I will also read 500 more. I loved all the comics in here. It is very similar to Book Love – which is why I probably picked it up, so I definitely liked that.

This is a heartwarming comic about books and the love of books – which is definitely something I can get behind on. And also that comic of recommending a book to someone? Me with a total stranger who became a close friend of mine and is still a very close friend, all because I took the plunge and recommended a book to her. So, recommend books to people! You’ll never know what’ll happen!

And also – the page where it talks about wanting to beat the tablet’s estimated reading?? That is me to a t! I love to constantly looking at the Kindle’s estimated time and see how quickly I can make it go down 😄

 

 

43679598._SX318_Title: Matilda: Be Outrageous: Big Ideas from a Small Girl
Author: Roald Dahl, Stephen Baxter (Illustrations)
Year Published: 2019
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Genre: Middle Grade ~ Inspirational

Stars: 5
Goodreads
Copy: E-arc

Quotes taken from Matilda and designed in a cool and colorful way!

I’ve loved Matilda (the book and the movie. Have not seen the musical) ever since I first read it. I mean she loves to read, I love to read. She’s got telekinetic powers, I wish I could have powers. We’re basically twins, right? So when I saw this I instantly snapped it up. I did not know it was going to be this, actually. Just thought it was maybe a reprint of Matilda or something. But I was pleasantly surprised by what I found inside.

I would definitely hang a bunch of these up in my house. My favourites are: The books transported her into new worlds & introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives and Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it

It’s a super quick read but really adorable if you want to gift it to someone who loves reading (because to be honest, readers always could do with one more book).

 

 

43669367Title: Monty Python Speaks, Revised and Updated Edition: The Complete Oral History
Author: David O. Morgan,
Year Published: 2019
Publisher: Dey Street Books
Genre: Nonfiction ~  Humour ~ Biography

Stars: 4
Goodreads
Copy: E-arc

Ever want to know more about Monty Python? Here’s your chance.

I mean my only knowledge of Monty Python and everything is basically just the Holy Grail (the movie they made), so 😂😂 and then a couple of clips from Fawlty Towers – which I think is just John Cleese and not really the rest of the Pythons. So this will be pretty fun to read – but I guess that’s what biographies are for?

It’s less of a biography and more of a transcription of a biography or a really long interview. Of course, if you’re not interested in Monty Python, this wouldn’t really be interesting to you – not that that’s bad or anything. But otherwise it’s really fun to read! They’re making jokes about the others and talking about things that went on behind the scenes of the movies/tv spots (which I’m always a fan of), or talking about how they met this person or that person (whose name I vaguely recognise).

And it’s John Cleese!! Just being John Cleese! If you haven’t watched any o the Monty Python movies, I highly recommend them if you’re looking for a good laugh. I see Netflix (SA, can’t comment on other regions) has quite a few Monty Pythons so I guess I’ll fill my watching time up with that! ALSO – PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go watch Fawlty Towers clips either on YouTube or well, I don’t know where else but they are all absolutely hilarious and will crack you up.

 

There you go! Are you into biographies or do you only use them or have you only used them for school tasks? I remember there being a monologue/task on Nelson Mandela by at least 2 of my classmates 😂 I know I did one or two myself. And have you read Reading Quirks? More funny things about books!

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