Today at Armchair BEA our Genre topic is NonFiction
Non-fiction books are a very broad category, ranging from autobiographies and biographies to historical figures or events to even travel books.
It is really hard to narrow down the possibilities for this
quick introduction to the genre!
For me, nonfiction is my preferred reading and writing genre.
Reading that feeds both mind and spirit . I can definitely agree with the problem of narrowing down possibilities! From cookbooks to photography there are a LOT of choices, so it's not likely any reader hasn't ventured into this genre.
I've recently posted several nonfiction reviews of books I really enjoyed and would recommend. You'll find their links under the book reviews page tab under the blog header above and many more on my Goodreads shelves.
is conversational and so practical in etting the most from reading
and enjoying the Psalms. Many people turn to the Psalms as comfort
or companion and this book adds to that valuing in our daily life .
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Canadian author, Murray Pura, writes amazing fiction [Ashton Park series] and has just impacted readers with an outdoor, outback book that blew me away. Majestic and Wild tells of spellbinding beauty and ravaging beasts - all part of life in the wilds. Life the author has lived.
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Author Lori Smith has written two nonfiction books on Jane Austen
that I've particularly appreciated. In her first, Lori spent time in
England walking the places of Jane's life. She shares the impact in
A Walk With Jane Austen: A Journey into Adventure, Love and Faith. As a reader I gained info about Jane's life and locations plus her own realizations on a personal note. "With humour and spirit,Lori leads readers through landscapes Jane knew and loved –from Bath and Lyme, London and the Hampshire countrysidethrough emotional landscapes in which grace and hopetake the place of stagnation and despair.Along the way, Lori explores the small things,both meanness and goodness in relationships,to discover what Austen herself knew:the worth of an ordinary life."
Lori's second book,The Jane Austen Guide to Life : Thoughtful Lessons for the Modern Woman offers advice gleaned from the pages of Jane's novels that readily applies to our lives today. I have enjoyed discovering the insights and applications Lori has provided. Definitely a practical nonfiction read.
Then there's always the fun of discovering new cookbooks, travel books,
and for me, a new book on the contemplative lifestyle. Christine Valters
The Celtic Imagination had a profound sense of how a blessing could awaken and evoke the deepest potential of a situation. The Celts understood that all beginning risks the unknown; a blessing was intended to be a shelter of light around the pilgrim and the place. A blessing brightens the road; the heart is no longer completely vulnerable to the dark. The journey can lead anywhere ...
* John O'Donohue
And then the one I picked up this very afternoon ...