Good morning Book Journey readers! This is Kim from Sophisticated Dorkiness. While Sheila is off having a fabulous time in Australia, I’m helping hold down the fort in uber-cold Minnesota (seriously, it is frigid around here in January).
Even though we’re from the same state, Sheila and I met for the first time in New York City in 2010 when we both attended Book Expo America. I decided to go to BEA at the last minute, and was so lucky that Sheila had some space in the room she had booked. Bring from the Midwest, neither of us realized how small hotel rooms in New York actually were – Sheila and I, plus our roommates, Care (Care’s Online Book Club) and Esme (Chocolate and Croissants), were pretty squished together! It was such a fun experience, though, and Sheila and I have been blogging friends ever since.
I know Sheila starts her mornings with coffee, but I’m a tea girl myself. I tend to be an early bird, so most mornings you’ll find me up and going a few hours before I need to be at work. I make a cup of tea and breakfast (usually eggs and fruit), then settle in on my couch to read or catch up on some television. This year I’m trying to incorporate exercise or other more “productive’ activities into my mornings, with mixed success.
I’m known, mostly, for reading and reviewing nonfiction. I love to try and convince readers that nonfiction can be as wonderful to read as fiction, if you take the time to find a great book. I know that Sheila has started to read more nonfiction lately and has some great titles to recommend from her archive – Columbine by Dave Cullen (so sad, but so worth reading), Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace (on my TBR list), The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson (creepy historical true crime), and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (science, history and race – I told Sheila this book was a “must read” and I’m so glad she loved it!).
So that’s what I’d love to chat about today – Do you read nonfiction? What are some of your favorite recommendations? Can I help recommend a great nonfiction read?