BAND April 2012: Quirky Reading
B.A.N.D., Bloggers’ Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees, launched in July and is being run by a small group of bloggers as a way to promote the love of nonfiction amount bloggers. Each month a discussion question will be put forward giving everyone and anyone the chance to respond. If you are interested in hosting a month do check out the tumblr site and let us know!
- Kim of Sophisticated Dorkiness hosted the first discussion, asking What’s your favorite type of nonfiction? in July.
- In August I led the discussion, asking How did you get into nonfiction?
- In September Cass wanted to know about nonfiction audiobooks, asking if we had listened and enjoyed.
- In October Ash asked what our favorite nonfiction anthologies were.
- In November Amanda asked if we read nonfiction to help support a cause.
- In December Erin guest hosts from Erin Reads and asked how we determine truth in the nonfiction that we read.
- In January Joy asked what books we’ve used to support reading goals or resolutions.
- In February Kim hosted again and asked what nonfiction we don’t like.
- In March we took a month off.
- This month Care asks:
What are your favorite quirky titles and authors?
I suppose if you’ve been following my site for any length of time you have likely realized that my reading tastes are definitely quirky. To prove my point, some of the last books I’ve read include a book on grammar, a book about a coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea, a memoir by a woman who was in the forefront of the abortion wars in the USA, a book about reading and other books, and a book about finding love through arranged marriage networks. I am too interested in random topics and this means that my reading is constantly changing and almost always covers a large variety of topics.
I am not sure I could pick a favourite… either in terms of topic or author. The topics I read on I usually feel are important rather than quirky, so it is hard for me to list them. A couple more “quirkier” books that I’ve read this year include: In Our Control, a book about contraceptives; Unruly Women, a book about women and incarceration; Black Berry, Sweet Juice, a book about growing up bi-racial (black and white) in Canada, and; The Glamour of Grammar, a book all about grammar.
What is the quirkiest title you’ve read this year?