Mug Monday & Book Talk

Mug Feature

Rustic used look, dark blue

Book Talk Topic

Educational Books

 

Hi and welcome back to another Mug Monday!

While the book blog universe has been a little quiet I decided to use the slow days to catch up on other books I love. Educational books. History & Science books, if you like.

Yeah. I´m secretly a nerd. SURPRISE!

 

Well, I´m not a classic nerd. I´m not one of those Hipster nerds, either. I´m just a normal 36 year old who loves to wear sweats and hates her bra who ALSO happens to have a great appreciation for knowledge.

So, it´s not all about romance for me. Reading Contemporary romances is just a nice escape from reality. I consider fiction as my “fun” reads.

Reading History and Science books… Well, that´s my passion. I can spend hours studying the past and learning about the many things that have shaped our lives today. I can sit on one spot until my ass becomes numb reading psychology, chemistry and biology books. I want to know what makes people tick, what made people tick and how the world functioned hundreds and thousands of years ago.

Mug Monday Blue

 

Does that make me a nerd? Not really. Just shows I love to read. ❤

As of now, I´m reading a wonderful book about books that changed history. Funnily enough, that´s also the title of the book. `Books That Changed History` by Kathryn Hennessy.

A brilliant read that gives insight on many of the wonderful editions that molded and formed the world as we know it. I´m in book love!

Without any hesitation I´d recommend this book to anyone who´s interested in history.

Now, let´s get back to the nerding bit.

It truly is something fabulous when you´re hungry for knowledge. But there´s also a downside to loving history and science. When you read as many educational reads ( I´ll just call my fav´s that because I´m too lazy to type out history & science ) you also know things. Many things. Can you guess what I´m referring to?

I´m a avid reader and a conversation killer.

Believe it or not ( Okay, fine. Believe it. Lol ) I´m the worst person at any family gatherings and other parties. A buzz kill. Husbutt even told me once that I´m like the music DJs play when it´s time to close a club.

And he´s right. But I can´t help myself! It´s an obsession I don´t want to control. If I´m not reading romances I´m reading educational books. And if I´m not reading at all then that only means I´m occupied with the kids, being a wife to someone who´s afraid of tall grass, and working in a lab. The only thing left is the History channel.

So, yes. Reading history and science books is wonderful but also less cool because you know many MANY things lots of people aren´t interested in. Husbutt tries to act interested but fails. The kids ask a question and then interrupt me mid answer with some other random question. My own mother hangs up on me when I start talking about how the british monarchy lost it´s power. ( Well, I did that on purpose because I was busy. I knew my mom would hang up on me. lol. Best tactic ever! )

It´s a curse to know things. It´s also a blessing because… I know things. Lol.

So, there you have it. I love history & science more than I love romance. ❤

What about you? Is there anything you enjoy reading besides the usual? What genre do you love that no one knows of?

Let´s chat! ( Don´t worry, I won´t bore you with anything I know. Lol )

 

 

8 thoughts on “Mug Monday & Book Talk

  1. Ok first of all, that mug and photo 🖤👍 I laugh because my son is a conversation killer with his love of science. For years at parent teacher conference it was always “well the other students tend to walk away when he starts on about marine biology and plant life and we think he is intimidating” 😂. I go through weird spurts with nonfiction and reading for educational purposes. I love true crime and books centered around mental health. Now I can do science all day on TV. Huge fan of Egyptology also.

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    1. HAHAHAHA. Your son is KING! 🙂 Personally, I don´t think there´s anything intimidating about that. Lol. Don´t get me started in P/T conferences. I get migraines knowing I have to sit through them… again…soon.

      Oooh, reading books that are centered around mental heath are really interesting! ❤ Babe, if we ever meet then we can have long hour discussions on Egyptology! I´m a fan * see my enthusiastic, Forrest Gump wave * Yes yes yes! I can watch science on TV all day too.
      Thanks. ❤ ❤ The pic was the toughest one to take because the mug was so polished. I kept seeing my reflection on it. LOL: ❤

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  2. Like a breath of fresh air. History, current events & political science all come together as my second literary love. I just posted on a really exceptional history I finished – Imperial Twilight – and included a plea to everyone that they put their primary genres down from time to time and pick up a bit of history. Thanks for a wonderful post. Cheers, Brian

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  3. PS: Back in the day – when I was a young man – you were considered a nerd for reading speculative fiction. History was respectable and encouraged literary fair. Amazing how things have changed. 😉

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