Monday, April 27, 2009

Musing Mondays


Musing Mondays (BIG)Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about reading non-fiction…

Do you read non-fiction regularly? Do you read it in a different way or place than you read fiction? (question courtesy of Diane)


I read very little nonfiction. Once in a great while... but not often. In fact, looking at my bookshelves of TBRs, I can't find any, except for a book I got from LibraryThing. I guess I'm a fiction person! What nonfiction I do read tends to be biography and memoir.

Favorite nonfiction reads include A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson, Jay Parini's biography of Robert Frost, and Antonia Fraser's Marie Antoinette. Recent favorites include Ariel Sabar's My Father's Paradise and Erin Einhorn's The Pages in Between.


Musing Mondays is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page.

6 comments:

Jew Wishes said...

I read a lot of non-fiction, as you well know. Most of those books are Holocaust memoirs, or books related to WWII and the Holocaust.

I read fiction also, and it is normally historical fiction, much of it with a Holocaust theme, but I also read historical fiction for pleasure (non-Holocaust themes).

Right now I am in the middle of reading Iain Pears' soon to be published Stone's Fall (800 pages).
It is historical fiction, and has nothing to do with the Holocaust (as far as I know).

bermudaonion said...

I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but I do love a good memoir.

caite said...

I think I have just read one to many memoirs recently and have decided that most of them should probably be considered fiction anyhoo...

candyschultz said...

I read tons of non-fiction. The only difference is that I stretch out the reading of the non-fiction. I am usually reading twenty or thirty books at any given time and I pick them up in rotation until I get to a point where I just want to finish something.

Nise' said...

I don't read much NF either, but as a history lover you'd think I would read about it.

Rebecca :) said...

I like non-fiction and read as much of it, if not more, than I read fiction. Memoirs are a favorite for me, too. It's true that real life is often more interesting than fiction. But I also enjoy health books and books about humanitarian issues and psychology. I guess I am an eclectic reader.