Monday, January 18, 2016

Musing Mondays (43) Books Beyond Fiction

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm, that asks you to muse about something book related each week.

My Musings for the Week...

Random weekly question from January 4th: What do you do when you finish a book? Do you immediately start another one?

Most of the time I don't start another book right after I've finished one. Usually, I have to finish reviews before I move on. So it take a little time to let the information process and find the right words to describe how much or how little I liked a book. Only then do I start to think about what I want to read next.

Other Musings:

Post #43, a.k.a. the first Musing Monday's post of 2016. **throws confetti** It's been a while, and I figured that it was time to get back into the swing of things. And Musing Monday's seemed like a good way to do it.

Today I wanted to talk about books, or more specifically, types of books. I enjoy fiction--from the occasional paranormal to science fiction and fantasy--there's nothing wrong with that. But, I do enjoy other books beyond that. So, what about the other types of books? Biographies, history, how-to's, science, essays--all the subcategories that fall into the nonfiction side of the bookish spectrum.

What other kinds of books do I actually enjoy reading?

I have a few specific topics that I particularly enjoy. History is one of my favorites. I could read about history all day and not really mind (I always feel like there's something to be learned). I also enjoy exploring science. Cooking, obviously, because I enjoy baking--plus its also nice to have extra recipe's on-hand.

The common theme is that a lot of the different types of books I read are based around my interests. Cooking, because I love to bake; books on art techniques, because I'm always looking to refine my skills; history because...well history is history. I look forward to reading more of these books in 2016. You know, I just want to step into genre's that I might not typically read.

So, what kind of books do you enjoy reading besides fiction? Or, what was one of the books you read in 2016?

8 comments:

  1. For me, it depends on the book - if the book was AMAZING then I'd probably take a while to get out of that whole world. If it was bad, then I might go into a reading slump - if not, then I'd pounce on that next book!
    Geraldine @ Corralling Books

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  2. I like memoirs, especially from writers I love or even celebrities I enjoy.

    My fictional tastes run to thrillers, women's fiction, and books about relationships. The occasional YA book.

    Here is my MUSING MONDAYS POST



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  3. I'm a great fan of non fiction as with you science esp DNA type stuff! history and cooking I also like gardening, nature, geography,social anthropology, history and evolution of the language - ah well:) most things if the subject grabs me There is so much to learn to discover:)

    https://albertareads.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/discuss-the-endingsmusing-mondays/

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    1. I agree with you, there is a lot to learn. Thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  4. I'm a fiction girl. I just don't enjoy non-fiction. BUT, it has been years since I read any non-fiction. I used to like to read memoirs of people who I found interesting. Might have to do that again. Great post!

    Cheryl @ I Heart Fictional People

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