Thursday, November 12, 2015
Nonfiction November 2015 - Week 2
Book Pairing: This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story.
Link up your week two post at Regular Rumination.
Well, now this should not be so hard. Others were able to come up with several pairings, but I guess I just haven't read enough fiction in the last couple years to put books together. I guess I could have chosen books I haven't read, but I don't like to feature anything on my blog that I haven't read. So I have one measly pairing.
If you grew up with Charlotte's Web (or came to it as an adult, like I did), chances are you have a place in your heart for pigs, just like little Fern did in E. B. White's book. So, I'm going to suggest a book about a woman who has a relationship with a pig. The Good Good Pig is a wonderful book about Sy Montgomery (whose recent release, The Soul of an Octopus, is a National Book Award finalist) raising Christopher Hogwood, who topped out at 750 pounds. Montgomery has a profound love for animals, but strives to keep nature in perspective. It was a superb book.