Thursday, 11 April 2013

I is for Informative

(After doing this for nearly 2 weeks, you would think that forgetting to blog would be something that I wouldn't do. It's the 10th of April somewhere in the world still...)

Okay, so this isn't really a genre, but you have to make little adjustments in the A-Z challenge every now and again.

I'm talking about Information books, or non-fiction books. (I already had something else for N!)

My mum is addicted to Audible, and I enjoy listening to books before bed and I have recently acquired Bill Bryson's A Short History Of Nearly Everything. I'm quite looking forward to it as I haven't been reading a lot of non-fiction recently and my mum highly recommends it.

I used to read a lot of non-fiction as a child. I was obsessed with Animals, The Solar System and Ancient Egypt. Granted they were all pretty basic books but I devoured them none the less. I was never very popular child (I was a pretentious brat, even I wouldn't have been friends with me pre-age 11.) but if ever there was a general knowledge quiz for fun at anything I was a hot commodity knowing things like the Bat is the only flying mammal.

But as school became more intense at sort of High School level, I must have subconsciously thought that I didn't need any more factual information to cram into my head. But you can never have too much knowledge in your head, so perhaps it's time to make a change and make myself a promise to read a handful of non-fiction books every year!

What are your non-fiction reading habits like?

Sarah x


  1. I read a lot of memoirs, but admit that they are usually humorous ones.

  2. Visiting from A2Z. My non fiction reading tends to be books on writing or writers - plus politics and history. Although thinking about it, more and more of it is now reading whatever subject my kids are studying at school so I don't look too poorly educated too often!
    Good luck with the challenge.

  3. I don't read nearly as much non-fiction as I should, but I have started making a conscious effort to change that. It's too early to tell how successful I'll be but I've got my fingers crossed ;)

    ~ Rhonda Parrish

  4. I pretty much don't read non-fiction. Though I did read "Mountain Madness" last summer, and loved it.

  5. I have one of Bill Bryson's books in my TBR pile. Hope to get to it by next year. :)

    I have several nonfiction books I use for reference. On different topics.


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