Archive for May, 2010
Question: Any interesting nonfiction? ?
I like books such as Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle", The Diary of Anne Frank, and also like learning about ancient cultures and civilizations. I basically like learning about anything interesting/important events in history. I'd also like to read some interesting biographies.
And right now I'm working on "War and Peace" by Leo Tolstoy.
Any recommendations for me? Also, I'm thirteen. But I do have a pretty high level of comprehension, so...
I'm not put off by Christian literature... I welcome it.
Answer: Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
Night by Elie Wiesel
Freakonimics by Steven Levitt
She Said Yes by Misty Barnell (assuming that you're not put off by Christian literature)
America (The Book) by The Daily Show (not really nonfic, but hilarious none the less)
Anis Shivani: The New Henry Miller Speaks Out: Interview With Eric Miles Williamson, Author of 'Welcome to Oakland'
What I tell my students is this: Don't read any living American writers. If you're going to read any American writers at all, only read dead ones. That way you can be sure you're not wasting your time.