Excuse me, I just have to brush off some of the dust that has accumulated on Regular Rumination since the beginning of this year. Maybe another day I’ll post about all the things I’ve been doing over the past ten months, but for now I want to talk about my favorite month of the year: November! It’s my birthday month! Thanksgiving! But most importantly…
I’m so excited to relaunch Regular Rumination by announcing that once again I’ll be co-hosting Nonfiction November along with Kim of Sophisticated Dorkiness, Katie of Doing Dewey, and Rebecca of I’m Lost in Books. Nonfiction November is a month full of celebration for all things nonfiction. For the month of November, each week we will discuss a different topic about nonfiction. We’ll also be doing a group readalong of I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb, which we’ll discuss at the end of the month.
Week 1 (November 2-6) – Your Year in Nonfiction hosted by Kim – Take a look back at your year of nonfiction and reflect on the following questions – What was your favorite nonfiction read of the year? What nonfiction book have you recommended the most? What is one topic or type of nonfiction you haven’t read enough of yet? What are you hoping to get out of participating in Nonfiction November?
Week 2 (November 9-13) – Book Pairing hosted at Regular Rumination – 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.
Week 3 (November 16-20) – Nontraditional Nonfiction hosted by Rebecca – This week we will be focusing on the nontraditional side of reading nonfiction. Nonfiction comes in many forms There are the traditional hardcover or paperback print books, of course, but then you also have e-books, audiobooks, illustrated and graphic nonfiction, oversized folios, miniatures, internet publishing, and enhanced books complete with artifacts. So many choices! Do you find yourself drawn to or away from nontraditional nonfiction? Do you enjoy some nontraditional formats, but not others? Perhaps you have recommendations for readers who want to dive into nontraditional formats. We want to hear all about it this week!
Week 4 (November 21-27) – I Am Malala Read Along Discussion hosted by Katie –This week we’ll be wrapping up Nonfiction November with a discussion of our read-along book, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. Discussion questions will be posted at the beginning of the week on November 23. In your post, you can answer these questions and/or write about your own response to the book. As you read throughout the month, you can share your thoughts on twitter using the hashtag #NonficNov.
Nonfiction Book Swap
Again this year, Bex (An Armchair By the Sea) is hosting a Nonfiction Book Swap to go along with Nonfiction November. The book swap is open internationally and participants should make a nonfiction only wish list. Sign ups are open until November 8, but head over to her blog for all the details!
I’m so excited to be back and I’m so excited for Nonfiction November to kick off! I hope you are too.