Non-fiction meme

Alice tagged me for a non-fiction meme. I’m always up for a good book meme!

I like and benefit from non-fiction, but I usually gravitate to fiction. There is just something about a story that is easier to get into and easier for its lessons to stick with me. Nevertheless, good non-fiction is highly valuable.

What issues/topic interests you most–non-fiction, i.e, cooking, knitting, stitching, there are infinite topics that have nothing to do with novels?

I like biographies, missionary stories, some history in story form rather than encyclopedia form, books dealing with Christian life and growth. I have a lot of Christian parenting on my shelves that I perused a lot when my kids were younger. I also love various craft books.

Would you like to review books concerning those?

Yes, and I have.

Would you like to be paid or do it as interest or hobby? Tell reasons for what ever you choose.

Well, if anyone wanted to pay me for it, I certainly wouldn’t turn them down! I have a few times gotten a free book in order to review it. But mostly I do it because I love to read and love to share what I am reading. I love to discuss what I have read with others who have read the same book. I have noticed, though, that when I have been reviewing a book for someone else, I feel a little more inclined just to say positive things, but I have to be honest: otherwise it’s just a commercial.

Would you recommend those to your friends and how?

Yes, I usually do recommend books I like here on my blog and by word of mouth to friends.

If you have already done something like this, link it to your post.

I don’t have a separate non-fiction link, but all of the books I’ve reviewed can be found here.

I decided to go through and list the non-fiction I’ve reviewed:Never Say Can’t by Jerry Ballard
Spirit of the Rainforest by Mark Ritchie
Shopping For Time was written by the authors of the girltalk blog, mom Carolyn Mahaney and daughters Nicole Mahaney Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore, and Janelle Bradshaw
Sometimes I Prefer to Fuss by Verda Peet
One Candle to Burn by Kay Washer
Dr. Phil’s Ultimate Weight Loss Solution by Dr. Phil McGraw
In the Presence of My Enemies and To Fly Again by Gracia Burnham
From Cannibalism to Christianity by Margaret Stringer
Finding Your Path by Mitch Raymer
Mountain Breezes: The Collected Poems of Amy Carmichael.
The Spouse in the House by Richard Armour
Queen of the Castle: 52 Weeks of Encouragement for the Uninspired, Domestically Challenged or Just Plain Tired Homemaker by Lynn Bowen Walker(not a review but an interview with the author)
John Paton by Benjamin Unseth

One of my first posts was a listing of favorite books. The non-fiction list is here. I haven’t reviewed them since I read them before starting my blog, but there are many I’d love to promote for others to read, so I might do that some time.

Though not fully reviewed, excerpts or parts of some books are mentioned here:

Second Mile People by Isobel Kuhn
Goforth of China by Rosalind Goforth
Another mention of Goforth of China
Rose From Brier by Amy Carmichael
Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur by Frank Houghton
Climbing by Rosalind Goforth

Please don’t forget to link back here or whoever tags you.

I’ll just tag whoever would like to do this. Let me know!

2 thoughts on “Non-fiction meme

  1. I usually stick with fiction too, but I do have a lot of nonfiction books in my shelves. Cookbooks, craft books, teach yourself books, etc. LOL I do have some serious nonfiction, but they’re almost all biographies.

    Very interesting meme.

  2. Hi Barbara, thanks for playing! I totally agree that we must be honest in our reviews. Even though it is subjective to each reader, as far as possible, we as reviewers have to be as accurate as possible in our portrayal of the book in review and not lopsided in our comments. There are some pretty interesting titles you’ve listed. đŸ™‚

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