Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Lori Talks Non-Fiction November

Hi All.  I’m embarking on an experiment for the month of November.  Non-fiction November.  I saw it elsewhere and decided to adopt it.  Pretty self-explanatory—I’m just going to read non-fiction during the month.  It really kind of fits for me because I just don’t have a lot of reading time; so if I get into a novel, I read a bit then lose the story.

A few books on my list for the month—

1.     My Life on the Road by Gloria Steinem.  I’ve been reading this one on and off for a while, but I am finally going to finish.  She is super inspiring and really interesting.  It’s made me care a lot more than I have in a while.  This one is also really special because I got an autographed copy sent to me by a friend who organized an event with Steinem.  What a lovely lady!

2.     Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter by Simone deBeauvoir.  A week ago, one of my good friends said that she thought she totally could have fit in during the grunge era.  My response was that I would totally fit in during the postwar French existentialism era.  Then I took a Facebook quiz about what literary era I would fit into.  It said French existentialism.  And we all know that Facebook personality quizzes are infallible.  So I decided to pick up this book by the Queen of French Existentialism.  Yay for two-day shipping.  I’ve already started and I am so beyond excited.  Now that I’m done with my big appellate brief and almost done with my mock bench trial, I can sit down and ignore school for a bit.  The intro said this one would make you think, make you feel, and make you want to read and write more.  I’m down.

3.     Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham.  OK, this doesn’t come out until the end of the month, but I think I can maybe manage to make a good dent in it by the end of the month.  I am excited to hear what Lauren Graham has to say about life and Gilmore Girls before and after.  She is such a smart and funny person.  I loved her novel that came out a few years ago, so I can’t wait to hear her thoughts on other things.  Also—perfect timing with the revival coming out on the 25th.

I haven’t finished three books in one month since this summer (oh, the days of not having anything going on--how I miss them!).  So we’ll see what actually happens.  But it’s always fun to plan…

1 comment:

  1. I really like this idea. I have read more non-fiction books this year than I think I have in my life, so adding some for the month of November should be easy.. I hope! I may follow this prompt and do the same! Thanks for the idea.



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