May BAND Discussion: Non Fiction…. The Topics You Hate To Admit You Enjoy
BAND — Bloggers’ Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees — is a group organized to promote the joy of reading nonfiction. We are “advocates for nonfiction as a non-chore,” and we want you to join us. Each month, a member of BAND hosts a discussion on their blog related to nonfiction.
I was so excited when I was offered to host the May BAND topic. I started dabbling a bit more consistently into non-fiction in early 2010 and discovered I really enjoyed it. It seems as I get older (*insert GROAN here*)the more I find myself fascinated with true stories.
Non-fiction covers everything from memoirs, to facts about anything…bugs, wood, planes, homes, historical truths, you name it… you can read about it…
what I would like to offer up as the topic this month is what are those topics in non fiction reading, that you almost hate to say out loud that you enjoy reading about.
I have two that come to mind, one I don’t mind saying out loud… the other even disturbs me a bit. 😛
The first is, I am fascinated with everything to do with the Titanic. Not just now that we are on the 100th anniversary of the tragedy… but I always have been. In a way, I feel bad about this because it is about a tragedy… but I am drawn to it… the ship, the facts, the people on board… I can not get enough about reading non fiction about this…
Titanic Survivor by Violet Jessop (on my wish list!)
The second non fiction topic that I hate to admit I like to read is true crime. Yup. There was a time when an Ann Rule book was the first book I read each year. I admit, I haven’t read one in a few years now, but I am still drawn to the topic for some reason even I can’t explain. I am oddly interested and baffled by what causes people to act in such ways. Some of the true crime I have read in the past:
The Stranger Beside Me (Ann Rule’s recap of her friendship with Ted Bundy when he worked the Crisis Hot Line with her, before he was discovered to be a serial killer)
Every Breath You Take (the first Ann Rule I ever read, about a woman whose husband would not let her go – an obsession that was so frightening that she (Sheila Blackthorn Bellush) knew he would eventually kill her and had told a friend to have Ann Rule write her story if he did succeed in killing her). He succeeded.
Thanks for letting me play in the BAND! 😀
Do you have any non fiction topics that you are a little reluctant to admit you enjoy reading? It can be anything… books about ants, the human brain, bed bugs, Salem Witch Trials, Undertakers, fashion, rock star memoirs…you name it! Spill it! 😀 Feel free to write your own BAND post and link it back here.
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