I’m slow but I’m here for week two of Nonfiction November! Thank you Rachel at Hibernator’s Library for keeping this going this week!
What are you looking for when you pick up a nonfiction book?
I’m definitely a mood reader so I have to pick up a book that fits at that time. For example based on my anxiety right now due to the state of the world I’m going to be looking for lighter nonfiction. Something that tells an engrossing story like Into Thin Air or The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and The Missing Corpse.
Do you have a particular topic you’re attracted to?
Always feminism and biographies or autobiographies of awesome women. Bring them on! I’m always interested in Lucrezia Borgia and currently obsessed with RBG. Otherwise I am pretty much all over the board in my interests. I am curious about more hard science books – like Neurotribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity after Shannon at River City Reading recommended it – but I think I need shorter the better for that kind of topic.
Do you have a particular writing style that works best?
I don’t think so? As long as I’m interested I’m in -even if it takes me 4 months like Romantic Outlaws did in the end. I would probably pick up narrative nonfiction first given a shelf of options.
When you look at a nonfiction book, does the title or cover influence you?
Totally! I can’t imagine not at least picking up a book just based on a great title or cover. I mean – The Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu or again The Dead Duke, His Secret Wife and the Missing Corpse? I get so very curious right away! I really need to pick up Severed: A History of Heads Lost and Found – I forget who recommended this but thank you!