Non-Fiction Friday

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Non-Fiction Friday is a link-up where you can find all of the awesome non-fiction happenings of the week. Be sure to link-up your non-fiction posts too!

  • this week, The Barnes and Noble blog has 4 Gripping Non-fiction Adventure books they’re recommending
  • a teacher frustrated with the limited topics in his library suggests that spending money on non-fiction books is wasteful. Although I agree that every student should have computer access, I disagree that it should come at the expense of non-fiction book, which I think have value beyond serving as sources for class projects. Before you get too riled though, you might read this article where he clarifies that he’s not dismissing the importance of non-fiction
  • At the other end of the spectrum, here’s a great article singing the praises of non-fiction
  • Exciting books coming out this week include:
    • Agatha Christie at Home
    • Soft Soil, Black Grapes: The Birth of Italian Winemaking in California
    • Shooting Stars: My Life as a Paparazza
    • The Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes and Imperial Pretenders
    • The Invention of News: How the World Came to Know About Itself

 

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  1. tanya

    You didn’t leave a little linky thing this week and I actually reviewed some NF! Oh, well, i’ll leave it here. THE MUSLIMS ARE COMING by Arun Kundnani http://wp.me/p2Y7aN-oP.
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  2. TracyK

    Interesting links to posts about the value of non-fiction reading. My husband is a big non-fiction reader. I do read some non-fiction, but mostly it is the type I can read in pieces, and I do have trouble reading some really long ones. I am in the middle of reading Wartime Britain 1939-1945 (actually getting close to page 600 of 690). It has taken me a long time to get through it, although it is very interesting and I have learned a lot.
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    • Wow, your current read sounds like a heavy read! I recently tried a book on bombing during WWII and it ended up including far too many statistics and not enough story, so I actually ended up not finishing it. I’m glad you’re enjoying the book you’re reading more :)

  3. Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf

    The Invention of News sounds great, just added it to my list. :)
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    • I thought that one sounded good too! Maybe it’s because I’ve been reading Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness’s blog for so long, but books about journalism always catch my attention :)

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