Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Strange History by Bathroom Readers Institute

This book is meant to be read in drips and drabs, a few pages at a time, and luckily for me my class camp meant that I did exactly that.

Strange History is a book full of facts that you probably don't know (unless you're a history trivia sort of person). At first, I thought it would be like the "horrible history" series, but as far as I can tell, they're not organised by topic or period of time, so it might be hard to go back and check for certain pages unless you can remember the page number. The facts last from half a page (those are usually two related facts at one go) to about two pages.

Story-time: While I was reading the book, one of my juniors came by, and since she's interested in practicing her English, I started reading with her. The first two pages went well, and then we came upon the entry with the archaic words, which sort of defeated the whole "reading as English practice time" Still, I would say that most of the book is good for ESL learners because the entries are short but interesting.

Definitely a book to dip in and out of.

Disclaimer: I got a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a free and honest review.


  1. You've been reading a lot of non-fiction lately!

    1. Yup! I find holidays tend to lead to a non-fiction kick! :D


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