I really enjoy reading nonfiction so I was so glad to hear that a group of bloggers has joined together for the purpose of promoting nonfiction books. They are calling themselves the Bloggers Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees, or BAND for short.
I believe in the concept of lifelong learning. Making an effort to learn something new on a regular basis is what keeps out brains nimble and our attitude on life positive. People of retirement age have numerous options for continuous learning. Elderhostel, now called Road Scholars, is one excellent program. Also, most community colleges open their programs to seniors for little or no cost.
We can take those classes, but another good option is the wealth of nonfiction books available today. Name any subject you have an interest in and there will be dozens of books available.
The Alliance will be asking a question each month to promote the discussion about nonfiction. This month’s question: What kind of non-fiction do you like?
I looked at my reading list for this year and saw I’d read 18 nonfiction out of 58 books. Not bad. The books all centered around people and food. I like reading about people’s lives, the choices they make, places they travel to, and the food they eat. To me, people are fascinating. I never get tired of reading what they are up to.
An example is Radio Shangri-La. I’d never even heard of Bhutan before I reading that travel memoir. Now I know what it looks like, some of the ideocyncrities of the people, what’s important to them as a country, a bit about their history and hopes for the future. All in one lovely book.
I hope you’ll join in and make nonfiction a part of your reading list, if it isn’t already. For more information about Bloggers Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees, visit their website here: BAND. To read more answers to the question, visit Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness.