Nonfiction November Announcment

October 9, 2014 non-fiction 60

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Last year, I had a ton of fun participating in Nonfiction November, hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness and Leslie at Regular Rumination. So this year, I jumped at the chance to help host and will be joining Kim, Leslie, and Becca at I’m Lost In Books to bring you an event which will hopefully be just as exciting as last year’s!

Like last year, every Monday one of the hosts will provide a discussion question and a link-up for both question answers and nonfiction reviews from the week. Then on Friday of that week, we’ll put together a round-up of everything you’ve added to the linky. We’ll be bringing back some of our favorite discussion questions and adding some new ones to mix it up. We also have a new addition to the event which I think is going to be fantastic – a nonfiction read-along! And you get to choose the book! Just hop to the end of the post to vote on which of the four books we’ve loved sounds like a it would make a good read-along for you. Now, without further ado, the discussion question schedule:

Week 1: (Nov. 3 to 7) KimYour Year in Nonfiction: Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?

Week 2: (Nov. 10 to 14) Leslie – Be The Expert/Ask the Expert/Become the Expert: Three ways to join in this week! You can either share 3 or more books on a single topic that you have read and can recommend (be the expert), you can put the call out for good nonfiction on a specific topic that you have been dying to read (ask the expert), or you can create your own list of books on a topic that you’d like to read (become the expert).

Week 3: (Nov. 17 to 21) RebeccaDiversity and Nonfiction: What does “diversity” in books mean to you? Does it refer to book’s location or subject matter? Or is it the author’s nationality or background? What countries/cultures do you tend to enjoy or read about most in your nonfiction? What countries/cultures would you like nonfiction recommendations for?

Week 4: (Nov. 24 to 28) KatieNew to My TBR: It’s been a week full of amazing nonfiction books! Which ones have made it onto your TBR? Be sure to link back to the original blogger who posted about that book!

And next, as promised, the Read-Along Poll! Let us know which of these wonderful books you’d most like to read along with us.



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60 Responses to “Nonfiction November Announcment”

  1. Geoff W

    I don’t think I’ll participate (damn busy season at work), but I have a copy of Schiff’s Cleopatra on my shelf! I met her a few years ago and she was very energetic and enthusiastic.

  2. Wesley at Library Educated

    I will definently be reading up on everyone’s answers, sounds so interesting (and a good way to stock the TBR!) My blog is almost straight SciFi in November (for SciFi November for Rinn Reads and Oh, the Books!) so checking out everyone’s more earthbound books will be a nice change!

    Cute graphic too! You and T are the graphics queens.

    • DoingDewey

      I used to read a bunch of sci fi and fantasy, but I don’t read it enough anymore to join in on SciFi November. I’ll enjoy checking out your posts for that event too though and I’m sure I’ll add some books to my TBR as well. Should be an exciting month!

      Mostly, I think I’ve just gotten lucky with my collaborators. T makes most of our graphics and Leslie made the graphics for this event. Hopefully some of their skill will rub off 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      If you’re looking for a low-key way to participate, just linking up any nonfiction books you’re reviewing that month anyway might be a good way to go. Good luck with your move! 🙂

  3. Birgit

    Darn it … I will seriously have to mark my calendar for next year’s event. Please don’t roll your eyes on me now, but this is a wee bit short notice (all right, I have perfected the whole being late thing) to be a workable plan for me this time round. Still, I will obviously keep my eyes peeled for all the non-fictitious posts. 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      I completely understand! Whether you’re requesting ARCs in advance or just trying to fit blogging in around life, sometimes you need a lot of notice to fit something extra in!

  4. Jennine G.

    I’ve never heard about this. So, do we post on our blogs according to the topic each week then?

  5. Kelly

    This is great! I am terrible with keeping up with book events lately, but I am really going to try to participate in this one. I love nonfic but I feel like it always gets booted to the bottom of my TBR. This will be a good excuse to focus on it for a few weeks.

  6. Christine

    I am going to participate as well, at least for one book! I have a nearly 1000 page biography of the Bronte family that I’ve been planning to read for nearly a year.

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