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Sunday, November 25, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Two of our 52 Books Bingo categories fit in perfectly with our nonfiction November theme - Philosophy and Self help - which could actually be one and the same, depending on your point of view.
According to the Book Genre Dictionary:
"Books in the philosophy nonfiction genre are about the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence as an academic discipline. The books in this genre also explore fundamental truths about one’s self, the world, and their relationships. They also delve into and argue the answers to life’s most basic questions, literally exploring the basic fundamentals of knowledge and existence."
"Books in the self-help nonfiction genre are based on one’s own effort and resources to achieve things and goals without relying on the help of others. The books in this genre can be about self-guided improvement in one’s economic standing, their intellectual state of being, and in their emotionally and self-worth state of being."
Dive into the history of Philosophy and Self help with Guide to the World's Philosophers , A Short History of Self Help and American and Japanese Self Help Literature and check out Yukichi Fukuzawa's An Outline of a Theory of Civilization
Best Philosophy Books for Beginners
Best Modern Philosophy Books
70 Philosophical Books Everyone Should Read
Popular Nonfiction Philosophical books
The 25 Best Self Improvement Books to Read No Matter How Old You Are
Popular Self Improvement books
110 Of The Best Self-Improvement Books You’ll Ever Read
Have fun following rabbit trails!
Rabbit trails: Chester Rows Virtual Tour Roman Amphitheater Lyme Hall - Pride and Prejudice Capesthorne Hall
Sunday, November 11, 2018
In honor of all those who fought in World War I, read the poignant poetry of soldiers and volunteers who served.
The First World War Poetry Digital Archive
Pan Macmillan's The Poetry of the First World War
Poetry Foundation's Poetry of World War I
Poet Luke Wright pens tribute to World War One soldiers and more from BBC
Our Brit Trip is taking us down Watling Way to Shropshire. Shropshire is one of the most rural and sparsely populated counties in England and is well known for its hills and other natural landmarks.
Rabbit trails: Caedfael Virtual Tour Barbara Pym Wilfred Owen Edith Pargeter (aka Ellis Peters)
Sunday, November 4, 2018
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Welcome to Nonfiction November. This month we are jumping into the world of nonfiction which encompasses a wide variety of categories including but not limited to - memoirs and essays, history and geography, comedy and cookbooks and crafts, language and technology, religion and philosophy, music and art, to law and political science, self help and travel, to writing and reference books.
Nonfiction is no longer full of dry facts and figures and has expanded quite a bit over the years with the advent of literary or creative nonfiction essay writing which uses the literary styles and techniques of fiction to tell a factual story.
There are a wide variety of writing books that teach the art of creative nonfiction which includes Dinty Moore's Crafting the Personal Essay and Flash Nonfiction, Peter Turchi's Maps of the Imagination, Jack Hart's A Writer's Coach, and A Nonfiction Writers' Guide from the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University Telling True Stories. There are plenty of entertaining, well written creative nonfiction stories such from Joan Didion's Slouching towards Bethlehem, to Annie Dillard's The Writing Life and Anne Lamont's Bird by Bird. Can you tell I have writing on my brain today? *grin*
Take a look at Goodread's long list of Popular Creative Nonfiction reads and check out the variety of authors from Truman Capote, Barbara Kingsolver, Maya Angelou to John Berendt, Frank McCourt, Neil Gaiman, and John Muir. Take a look at Esquire's picks of the 40 Best Nonfiction Books in 2018 so far, as well as 25 Best True Crime books, plus Barnes and Nobles 50 Nonfiction Books that will make you Smarter in 2018.
Our Brit Trip is taking us down Watling Way to Staffordshire.
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