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Published in : 2018   ||    Format : ebook   ||    Location : Canada One line review : When the world comes crashing, some people shutdown while others elevate their community. Which one will you be? ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   Yes, apocalypse. We've had that over and over. But we always survived. We're still here. And we'll still be here, even if the power and the radios don't come back on and we never see any white people again. Thoughts : Evan Whitesky returns home after a whole day of hunting to realize that his mobile phone had lost network sometime during the day. He doesn't think a lot about it then but over the next few days, his community loses electricity and their landline connection as well. To make matters worse, they are unable to contact anyone from the city to inquire when services can be restored. With the never-ending blizzard, it was not feasible for someone to simply drive to the nearest city and find out what's going on. Soon, they have to start conserving wh

Book Pairings | Nonfiction November

For this week's Nonfiction November prompt, we are looking at book pairings. Whether you prefer fiction or nonfiction, there's usually a book in the other category that will match your likes. You like crime? No problem. How about history? Yep - there are plenty of choices in fiction and nonfiction. Stories are your thing? Got you covered there as well. 

Julz Reads is hosting the week and she's asking - 


This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story.



The first pair are for two books I read this year, regarding the custom of bachaposh. While I didn't love either book as much as I hoped to, they have each received very high reviews from other readers. Plus, they explain the custom of bachaposh very well.



Nadia Hashimi has many followers and The Pearl That Broke Its Shell has many fans. If you have read and loved this book or this author, then you may also enjoy The Underground Girls of Kabul - a nonfiction account of how this custom is followed and perceived within Afghanistan.


Another fan-favorite is Shutter Island. Did you love the movie or the book? I can't recall if I watched the movie or read the book first but they were both creepy and had different endings (if my memory is right), which meant you got creeped out twice. 



But no book creeped me out further than real-life "madhouse" experience in Ten Days in a Madhouse. Go on, pick that book, read it! It's very short, very fast, and will have you look at it in disbelief "was it really that easy to get admitted into an insane asylum?" You'll be wondering about your own sanity (insanity, dare I say?) once you finish this book.


And for my third pairing, which is also the first pair that came to me when writing this post, except I couldn't initially connect them together, until I read my notes on both the books. Remember Gillian Flynn's Dark Places? I don't know about you, but with time, this book feels scarier to me. The idea of late night murders scare the heck out of me, so much, that even the 30-something me gets all worked up if I have to get up in the night and step outside the bedroom. Well, it's not that bad, but the thought of murderers waiting in the shadows always cross my mind. 



You want to know of a real-life late-night murder story? Read Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. I made the mistake of listening to this book on audio, which meant I cannot read the words with my eyes half-closed. Nop, I had to listen to every word without skipping. Brr, the shivers! 


Have you read any of these books? What nonfiction book would you recommend to me?

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