Sunday, February 17, 2008

Wanna Play? Nonfiction Meme!

I’ve been tagged, that means I’m IT! Na-Na-Day-Boo-Boo! Iliana tagged me for a non-fiction meme created by Gautami.

A) What issues/topic interests you most in non-fiction, i.e, cooking, knitting, stitching, there are infinite topics that has nothing to do with novels? I read a variety of nonfiction for fun such as history, memoirs, travelogues, biographies, true adventure and crime. Right now I am really enjoying micro-histories on topics such as pigeons, rats, oysters, cotton, etc. where one learns the origins of a subject through to modern times. I pick up how-to books only when I exhaust my neighbors’/friends’/family’s knowledge.

B) Would you like to review books concerning those? Yes, I do it all the time! Since I publish weekly in local newspapers, I do mostly nonfiction to encourage male readers. Studies show newspaper readers are mostly male and males mostly read nonfiction. When I write about a fiction book it is usually aimed at book club readers or monthly themes such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day.

C) Would you like to be paid or do it as interest or hobby? Tell reasons for whatever you choose. No, I will not accept money for reviews! My writing is totally on a volunteer level and although I may type the articles at work I read the books on my own time. If I was a reviewer, yes, but I’m only a librarian.

D) Would you recommend those to your friends and how? I recommend all types of books through my articles and face-to-face. I see no difference in recommending fiction and nonfiction. To me, I’m suggesting good reads no matter the story.

E) If you have already done something like this, link it to your post. I’ll go back to my latest...How Starbucks Saved My Life, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and Fame Junkies.

F) Please don’t forget to link back here or whoever tags you. Iliana at Book Girl Thanks!

Now, time to break the rules…I’m supposed to tag 10 people. If you read to this point, consider yourself tagged. *running away so you can’t get me*