February 23, 2008

Nonfiction Meme

Here's another meme I've been tagged for (thanks, Bookfool and Bellezza!) that originated with Guatami over at My Own Little Reading Room.

What issues/topic interests you most--non-fiction (i.e, cooking, knitting, stitching, there are infinite topics that have nothing to do with novels)?

I love to read books about World War II, gardening/nature/home-related essays, memoirs, travel essays, cooking memoirs and the occasional humor book.

Would you like to review books concerning those?

Certainly. I generally review everything I read, now that I have this blog.

Would you like to be paid or do it as interest or hobby? Tell reasons for what ever you choose.

I think I'd like to be paid to write reviews, but I wonder if the pressure to churn out a certain amount of reviews in a given period of time would take away from the enjoyment of actually reading the books. If I could continue at my regular pace, picking & choosing the books I want to read, and get paid for the reviews I write, then definitely yes! However, if I was told what to read and had specific deadlines, I'd probably decline. Of course, if the money was really good, I could be persuaded. ;)

Would you recommend those to your friends and how?

Depending on their reading preferences, I enjoy recommending books to my friends and family. Either face-to-face or via this blog.

If you have already done something like this, link it to your post.

I have several nonfiction reviews here.

Please don't forget to link back here or whoever tags you.

Since this is another meme that's been circulating for quite some time now, I won't tag anyone else. Feel free to join the fun, if you like.


  1. I never knew that WWII was among your reading interests. The only ones I've read on that subject have to do with Anne Frank, or The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich. I'm telling you, War and Peace is more compelling than that tome! I admire how informed you are, and how well you are able to choose them for a certain purpose (i.e. gifts). There's definitely a skill in picking out the right nonfiction for the right person. I'm saving my Wanderlust for Spring Break, when I will have time to savor every page.

  2. Oh, me too. I love all of the NF subjects you enjoy. Thanks for doing the meme!

  3. Bellezza - Yep, The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich is quite the chunkster. My husband has it somewhere around here. He reads a lot of bios and history. Maybe that's why I became so interested in WWII. Hmmm, I should put together a list of favorite WWII books. And another of those I want to read.

    I'm so glad you're excited about reading Wanderlust. I hope it's as good as it looked.

    Nancy - And to think I only recently discovered the joy of reading nonfiction! It always feels good to learn something new.


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