That’s right folks, it’s time for the 4th annual Non-fiction November — time to lay aside my beloved fiction and get a reality check by reading only non-fiction for the entire month.
There’s plenty of reviews from previous years, and here’s a sneak peek of what I’ll be reading this time around.
NFN 2013 books
Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter – A mini-memoir from author Steven Rinella talking about his lifelong love of hunting. Way out of my comfort zone, but I have several hunting ranch clients and it should be interesting to read about hunting from a different perspective.
Leaving Mundania: Inside the Transformative World of Live Action Role-Playing Games – Lizzie Stark’s history of LARP and her personal experience with it. Nerd alert!
Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence – A quasi-business book from Barbara McAfee about learning to use your voice in a way that accurately conveys whatever message you’re trying to send. Not sure where this one’s going to go, but we’ll see.
My Beloved Brontosaurus: On the Road with Old Bones, New Science, and Our Favorite Dinosaurs – A little bit of natural history from author Brian Switek.
The Right to Privacy – Most Americans believe that they have a right to be left alone. Authors Ellen Alderman and Caroline Kennedy research court cases that fly in the face of that belief, highlighting where our rights truly begin and end. A timely read, considering the recent NSA debacle.
Born to Kvetch: Yiddish Language and Culture in All of Its Moods – “A delightful excursion through the Yiddish language, the culture it defines and serves, and the fine art of complaint” from author Michael Wex. Oy ve!
Join the adventure!
This isn’t an “official” challenge or meme, just a way for readers to work more non-fiction in their lives. Feel free to participate along with me, reading whatever books catch your eye. And let me know what you’re reading!