Saturday, February 16, 2008

Meme: Non-fiction all the way

Hi Gautami,

You started a great non-fiction meme! Thanks for tagging me. Non-fiction is something that's close to my heart so, here's what I have for you:

What issues/topic interests you most--non-fiction, i.e, cooking, knitting, stitching, there are infinite topics that has nothing to do with novels?
My main collection is business and personal development books. I have some on photography. The 4-tier shelves you see here are homes to those books. The one with greeting cards on top of it contains all my Christian titles. I also have a collection of yoga and pilates books.

Would you like to review books concerning those?
I only started reviewing some of the books I read in 2006 but not before that. Here's the link.

Would you like to be paid or do it as interest or hobby? Tell reasons for what ever you choose.
It's more like a hobby at the moment. I love reading at my own pace and be able to 'own the book' i.e. jotting down my thoughts, doodling on it, colour-code it, and a host of other stuff I do to it. I do read quite fast though. Getting paid for doing reviews would be cool and I don't mind one bit.

Would you recommend those to your friends and how?
I would definitely recommend those to my friends. I have a habit of reviewing only the books I like. If I happen to cross path with some really, truly horrible ones (in my humble opinion), I review them too. I lend them my copy when they wish to borrow but the sad situation is this: I seldom get my books back. It's sad when I look at my list of lending and never see those titles again. Non-fiction books are not cheap but it's not the money. It's the principle of returning what you borrowed. And sometimes the condition of the book returned was not how it was when it was first lent out. I take great pride in keeping my books in top condition (they look like new despite the 'owning'). I'm wary now but I do still lend them.

Besides lending, I buy them as gifts and pass them on to my friends. These are usually must-read titles such as Brian Tracy's Goal!.

If you have already done something like this, link it to your post.
Here's my non-fiction link.

Please don't forget to link back here or whoever tags you.
Gautami, the originator of this cool meme! And now I tag:

  1. and whoever else interested. Let me know and I'll pop by in a jiffy!