Any fans of non-fiction here? ?
Angélica #questionnaire #nonfiction
@Elizabeth what are you reading?? ?
I finished a biography about Bette Davis the other day. I read all sorts of non fiction.
That’s cool. I do too. Right now I’m going to start the book Sapiens. Let’s see. ?
@Angélica, what is that about? I like memoirs, learning about the history of our country, I’ve read quite a few books about the Kennedy’s and Queen Elizabeth. Pretty much anything that catches my interest. The same with fiction.
@Elizabeth it talks about humans and our journey through history as species. History is fascinating!
@Angélica, that sounds interesting too.
Books are just amazing!
@Tina what are you reading?
@Angélica I’m finishing up The Naughty 90s which is about sex in the 1990s from a sociological standpoint. Even though I grew up during that time period its so fun to read about how attitudes have evolved over time and what events really left their mark on western society ☺️☺️☺️
@Tina ? wow! Sounds interesting! I grew up in the 90’s too, it’s good looking back ??
History / biography Psychology Philosophy Transportation (train, planes, ships)
@Vern I love psychology/philosophy. ❤️
Love anything about the Kennedy’s. Simple can’t get enough.
@Ginger I don’t know much about them. Why are people so fascinated by them? Any books you recommend on them?
@Ginger, I’ve read a lot about them. They were America’s first and only royal family but they had quite a curse in them.
@Angélica, maybe because JKF was president the year I was born and then assinated a few months later. The family as a whole was so influential yet so corrupt. And most died unexpected tragic deaths. I will look up some of the better ones and PM you some titles.
@Elizabeth, yes they did have a curse. They were “ our” royal family. So influential and yet so corrupt all at the same time.
@Ginger Wow sounds interesting! Yes please let me know.
@Angélica, I will get to it tomorrow. I am busy reading right now ??
@Ginger, one set of rules for the women and the men could do as they please.
I’ll wait. Sounds fascinating. Sometimes reality is more shocking than fiction. ?
@Angélica, there are multiple books about the family.
90% of what I read is non fiction personal development books. The other 10% I read is inspirational fiction.
This is what I’m currently reading, it’s really awesome! Really deep psychological and some quantum physics thrown in as well! ?
@Eric looks interesting!
@Angélica it is very interesting. It talks alot about how once you start acting a certain way (jealous, angry, skeptical etc.) Your body actually becomes addicted to the chemicals that your body releases when you feel that emotion. So even if you want to change your body will sabotage your efforts to change your ways. It’s pretty deep, and he backs it all up with science. ?
@Eric where is he from? Is he a scientist? Never heard of him but sounds very interesting indeed!
@Angélica he is a neuroscientist, and a doctor. I was recommend this book on another book club in a thread about learning to meditate. This book is alot about meditating to get rid of unwanted fixed behaviors.
@Eric Fair enough! ? I’ll check him out.
Awesome! I hope you get as much out of it as I am. I’ve been trying to change things up in my life, and be something greater than a mechanic. This book is helping out a lot!!
@Eric , oh I must read this. I just finished two books on enneagrams and learned so much about our personality style and why we act and react the way we do.
@Eric thank you! Good luck breaking bad habits and forming new, healthier ones. We all need that. ?
@Ginger what are enneagrams?
@Eric, personality types based on a number system This one is great !
@Ginger looks cool, I will see if my library has it!
@Angélica thanks! Good luck to you too!
They got one, put a hold on it! Thanks!
@Eric , it is not a fast read. So settle in and take your time with it.
Not nearly enough. It’s a genre I really want to explore more.
@Abigail I recommend the centre cannot hold by Elyn saks. I love it because she is an accomplished woman despite her struggles with her own mind.
Wow! Sounds interesting, thanks!
I’ve been reading some lately
Yaaasss I love academic books as well as True Crime and memoirs.
@Hanna what academic books do you recommend? ?
Yup, love politics, economics, social history.
Yes, I like self help, history and biographies.
Yes! I love an interesting story, doesn’t necessarily have to be any particular category. Some of my favorites have been The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, The Poisoner’s Handbook by Deborah Blum, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, The Wild Trees and The Hot Zone, both by Richard Preston, and Trapped Under the Sea by Neil Swidey.
@Ginger I’ve heard very good things about the book on Henrietta lacks. I may just add it to my to read list. ?
I read all kind of books and I make sure that I read some non fictions every year. I like memoirs but I am not a big fan of self-help books….but there are some that I did like
I love memoirs and biographies. And true crime, usually during the holidays ?
I am delving more into non- fiction these days compared to earlier.mostly WW2 books
Yep! I read NF in most subjects to exercise the old grey matter.
Memoirs and Christian books! ?
Yes! I read everything!
Yes I love true crime.
Yes I love inspirational books, biographies and self-improvement books
Absolutely. I read a lot of history, biography, and current issues.
Addicted to true crime !
I love biographies and true crime!
Yes history and biographeies
American History and anything about American Presidents. Plus astronomy, science and real life Mafia
I love books on science. I just bought “She has her mother’s laugh” by Carl Zimmer. Looking forward to it ☺️
I probably read 75 percent fiction, 25 percent nonfiction. I would probably read more nonfiction but I use my reading to stock my Free Little Library and I’m not sure my interests are everyone else’s.
Yeah I think fiction would definitely be more attractive to people using your little library. Whatever you read the most important thing is to learn and enjoy. We all like different things.
Yes! I read way more nonfiction than fiction.
@Nancy what do you read?
Anything and everything! History, anthropology, archaeology, veterinary medicine, biographies, memoirs, published journals/diaries, psychology, cookbooks, etc.
Yes I am. That’s mostly what I read unless I’m reading romance ?
I do at times. My read pretty much everything. I like learning history so I’ll read a bunch of nonfiction on a certain subject.
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