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Non-fiction

Musing Mondays2

What types of nonfiction do you read? Can do multiple choices.

Non-fiction is a minority in my readings. That said, I do read consistently books on categories of my interests (organized by Dewey Decimal classification system):
400 Language, General
754 Arts, Genre paintings
814 Essays, American literature in English
816 Letters, American literature in English
817 Satire, American literature in English
823 Literary criticism
824 Essays, English & Old English literatures
826 Letters, English & Old English literatures
827 Satire, English & Old English literatures
900 History and geography
909 World history
910 Geography and travel
920 Biography (literary only)
940 General history of Europe
950 General history of Asia

These subject areas are closely related to fiction and literature.

9 Responses

  1. Wow, a list in Dewey Decimal form! How cool! :–)

    Before blogging, I was primarily a non-fiction reader, but reading other blogs with all these great books calling out to me has changed that around!

    • I try to be more accurate on the types of books that I read. Sometimes I find bookstore categories confusing, if not overlapping. I look up books and make a note of the library classification so I can go back to look for similar titles.

  2. Only you! And I say that with love in my heart. I love that you pulled in Dewey to show us what you read. I love memoirs, true crime and biographies. Anything that I can chase down later, and Google pictures and stuff, really makes my brain buzz.

    • I know I’m such a geek and am proud of it! I like to organize books and ideas. Sometimes it’s more difficult to find books at the bookstores because different bookstores have slight variations in categories, other than fiction.

  3. Dewey Decimal…haven’t they outlawed that? lol
    I am not a big non-fiction fan these days (or Dewey fan). In the past most of my non-fiction were reference books on various subjects… with the internet now, they tend to be out of date dust catchers.

    • At work we use the Library of Congress classification, but Dewey always has a special place in my heart because that was what I was taught day one at the library. 🙂

  4. You really do read some varied non-fiction. I’m not particularly selective with non fiction, if I take away text books

    • Mostly literary and related subjects. I try to expand my reading horizon but time doesn’t permit. Every once in a while a friend would recommend something totally out of my genres and I’ll read it.

  5. 340. I am about to persuade you to reach into 340. After all, a properly executed 340 is only one drink away from 800s.

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