Hello all and welcome to the first Non-Fiction Friday! During the discussion about memes it sounded as though other people also enjoy genre specific link-ups and I’ve been thinking for a while that non-fiction needs one of these. Although I’ve connected with some great non-fiction bloggers, I do think those of us who blog about non-fiction are in the minority. A link-up like this seems like a great way for us to find each other. I’ve also been inspired by Anya at On Starship and Dragon Wings similar feature for Fantasy and Sci-fi books which is getting lots of great links every week.
Sadly as this is a wordpress.com blog, you’ll have to click through to the inlinkz linky each week to add links and check out what other awesome bloggers are up to. I’ve been considering going self-hosted, but so far I prefer to put my money towards fun giveaways, like the blog birthday indie book giveaway I have going on now. So, for now, click on through 🙂
12 responses to “Non-fiction Friday”
“Those of us who blog about non-fiction are in the minority.” Agree,
Why the dearth of nonfiction bloggers, when it would be so easy to start a blog about your very own topic?
The nonfiction section of the library is so nicely catalogued by Dewey Decimal numbers for you. A reader/blogger would know exactly where to go (and direct others) to find a book about what they love… Mesopotamia, algae, puzzles, French, beekeeping, poetry or fluid mechanics! It wouldn’t be difficult at all to start your own tribe of hobbyists-enthusiasts based on Dewey Decimal!
We can’t be the only ones who see it?
I am surprised that more people don’t combine non-fiction reading with a hobbyist blog. Perhaps I just haven’t looked in the right places. I also loved the Time Traveler’s Guide, especially the many details it included. It was a unique way of looking at a historical time period. I haven’t read any of the other books on your favorite list though, so I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing your link!
This is a great idea!
Thanks! I’m excited about it 🙂
I don’t read too many non-fiction books. The last one I read in April, Wild by Cheryl Strayed, though was great. I
I just read her collection of her advice columns, Tiny Beautiful Things, and it made me want to read Wild. it was just so good! Feel free to link up your old posts as well. As long as it’s not something you’ve linked up here before, I think it’s fine 🙂
Yes! Strayed is a super memoir writer and capitalized on the following she had as the “Dear Sugar” columnist at The Rumpus. This is my review of Tiny Beautiful Things: http://goo.gl/wiYNRn
I checked your review and I agree with you that it’s very well done. Is there a way to comment on your blog? I don’t see one, but may just be being silly 🙂
Thank you! I loved the Nonfiction November event hosted by Kim and Leslie, but this meme is exactly what I need to keep the motivation to go on reading nonfiction.
Great idea! 🙂
I really liked Nonfiction November too! Although I read fiction because I enjoy it, I think I also read it in part because it’s easier to find people to talk to about fiction, Hopefully this meme and Kim and Leslie’s event will help us non-fiction lovers start to find each other 🙂
I am so sad that I couldn’t participate on this meme, Katie. For some weird reason, I really couldn’t find any gratification when I’m reading non-fiction books. Anyway, I know that this will be a success. I’ll just cheer for you.
And re: being self-hosted, I could gush on and on about how awesome it is, Katie. Everything is just so flexible and very efficient. I hope you will continue considering it until such time you don’t want to host GAs anymore. Hahahaha.
Good luck! 😀
Non-fiction really doesn’t seem to be for everyone. I read a ton of non-fiction and I still need to swap it up with some fiction now and again or I get burnt out on it. If it’s every something you’d like to read more of, I’d be happy to recommend some narrative non-fiction that reads like fiction. I really appreciate you offering encouragement even those this meme your cup of tea 🙂
I could really afford to self-host and do giveaways, so it’s not about the money. What’s really stopping me at this precise moment is the time to deal with a move and the fear of losing a lot of followers in the move. Do you have any thoughts on those worries from your process of becoming self-hosted (if you weren’t always self-hosted)? Hosting this meme and wanting to embed a linky has reminded me all over again of the many reasons I’d like to be self-hosted, so it is still something I’m considering doing.