Friday, July 6, 2012
Follow Friday #5
FF is a weekly meme hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee. Today's question:
Q: Jumping Genres: Ever pick up a book from a genre you usually don’t like and LOVE it? Tell us about it and why you picked it up in the first place.
Recently, I read The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls, this nonfiction memoire. I normally stick to fantasy, historical fiction, or realistic fiction. But this memoire stuck out in Jeanette's love and bravery in the face of her drunk father and out-of-touch mother. Even though they were dyfunctional parents and often disappointed her in the past, she still loves and tries to support her parents after she moves to New York City and starts becoming a successful journalist.
I had picked this up in the first place because I'm taking this AP language & composition class next year for English, and they have a summer assignment where you have to read a nonfiction book (it's a mainly nonfiction class). They gave us a list of potentil books, and of course, my mom and I ordered more than one (even nonfiction can be interesting!) including this memoire and the more unusual ones (such as Stiff, a novel about the history and usage of human cadavers).
What did you pick? Why? Leave a comment wit ha link to your post!
Have a blessed Friday and keep writing!