I’ve had this idea running around in my mind for a while, but I don’t *think* I’ve ever talked about it here before. There should be a “You Know You’ve Been Blogging For Too Long When…” type support group. In this case, you know you’ve been blogging for too long when you’re not sure if you’ve already blogged about a particular topic or not. Or maybe that’s a subject for the “You Know You’re Getting Old and Probably Have Early Stage Alzheimer’s When…” support group. I need to join that one, too.
Anyway. Since my focus this month is on non-fiction reading, I was thinking about how well fiction and non-fiction go together. Often when I’m reading a fiction book it will inspire me to read non-fiction so that I can learn more about a particular subject. Does anyone else do this? For example, when I read a book set in a particular time period that I don’t know much about, it can lead to me reading non-fiction works about that time in history because I want to understand it better.
Sometimes it works the other way, too. Just this week I started reading Liar Temptress Soldier Spy by Karen Abbott (so far SO good), and so when I read the summary of Neverhome by Laird Hunt in a book catalog I receive, I knew they were a match made in heaven. So far, it’s amazing as well–I’ve already gotten teary-eyed and I’m only on the first 20 pages.
What about you? Do you ever read fiction and non-fiction pairings to deepen your reading experience? Any particular pairings you would recommend?