Bellazza linked me for a reading meme and as reading is essential to my life and very being, I'll play. My mother will tell you that as soon as I could walk I carried a book about. Becky's reading questions were more appealing so I've combined her list w/ Bellazza's. So... Tell me what you are reading, too. Or play along.
1). What non-fiction issues/topics interest you most? Media, brain science, science, art, culture, history, biography, ideas.... I have a very wide range of interests, business...
2). Would you like to review books concerning those? Sure and I would include information about the artists of the book covers which is always never included in any kind of book review but is essential to marketing the book. Chip Kidd is my favorite book cover artist and probably the most famous.
3). Would you like to be paid or do it as interest or hobby? Tell reasons for what ever you choose. I would do either but I mainly review for book clubs. I co-reviewed a book for my second meeting of the book club I joined in Santa Fe.
4). Would you recommend those to your friends and how? I always have a book with me. I'm always bringing up good books in conversation. Frequently I mention what I'm reading here. I give books as gifts.
5). If you have already done something like this, link it to your post.
6). Please don't forget to link back here or whoever tags you.
Becky's Reading Questions from her blog Deep Muck Big Rake:
* What are you reading? The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee, announced Jan 12)
* What do you plan to read next? In Defense of Food, An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollen; and Seeds of Destruction - The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation by F. William Engdahl
* What’s your favorite book of all time? Rain of Gold by Victor Villasenor. The author chose a small publisher in Houston rather than a big one that wanted to have the title be Rio Bravo. It is a tale of the veracity of oral history.
* Was it made into a movie? If not, do you wish it were? Don't think so but yeah.
* What did you learn from it? Good stories are worth writing about and reading. The truth as fiction can be and often is real.
* What other book(s) would you recommend reading with it? Hmmmm. Bless Me Ultima. Two books of cultures entwined with US history.
OK, my fellow readers and bibliophiles. Play for the sake of reading!
- SusieJ who I know reads Valentines
- Donald of Writing Cabin who discovers himself in his books
- Judith Shapiro of Remembering Matters who writes about books from time to time...
- Rhea of The Boomer Chronicles who as a writer is widely read