On the fifth day of Bookmas…
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
Whether it’s getting you to sign up to some ‘amazing’ new procedure you never thought you needed, like waxing your eyebrows off before having them tattooed back on again, or making you obsess over your nonexistent moustache, the beauty section’s on to it. This is a place where the sheer quantity of products being marketed as ‘everyday solutions’ or ‘necessities’ outweighs the number of hot dinners you could ever be expected to consume, ten times over.
– The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media by Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
This book has been everything – witty, informative, shocking. I have read a few particularly eye-opening non-fiction books in 2015, including The Forbidden Body by Shelley Bovey and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty (review here). As one of my new years resolutions of 2015 was to ‘read more non-fiction’, I feel I have been able to achieve this with the help of some really interesting books.