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Day XIV - A Non Fictional Book 
29th-Mar-2010 07:06 am
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I typically don't read non-fictional books, although I've recently become intensely interested in various dog training books like Leslie McDevitt's Control Unleashed, Patricia McConnell's The Other End of the Leash, Karen Pryor's Don't Shoot the Dog!, and Jean Donaldson's The Culture Clash, among others. (I'm turning into a bit of a dog training nerd can you tell?)

However, there are two non-fictional books that I absolutely adore. The first is Stephen King's On Writing, which is one of his strongest books. This book is what Stephen King does best, talking. And I say that meaning some of his most entertaining passages to read, are his prologues or epilogues to The Reader. This entire book is part about his journey to fame(the drugs, the alcohol, marriage, etc.) and part about the techniques of writing. I thought this book might get bogged down with technical terms of writing, which is something I'm not particularly as passionate about as others, however I was very pleasantly surprised. Admittedly its been a handful of years since I've read the darn thing, so I can't really expound any further upon it.

Another non-fiction book I've thoroughly enjoyed is Chuck Palahniuk's Stranger Than Fiction. Most of these are a collection of essays Palahniuk's written over the years for papers and magazines, however there's some auto-biographical essays as well, which mostly depict his journey to fame. Specifically watching the adaptation of Fight Club from a book to a movie, the murder of his father, and other childhood memories. There's also a great essay in there where he interviews Marilyn Manson right around the time of the Columbine school shootings.

S'yeah. Sorry I'm so boring in this regard, and just have two books by two of my favorite authors, but maybe hey. Its better than me going into a huge rant about dog training methods, right? ;)

Day 01 → Your favorite song
Day 02 → Your favorite movie
Day 03 → Your favorite television program
Day 04 → Your favorite book
Day 05 → Your favorite quote
Day 06 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 07 → A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 → A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 09 → A photo you took
Day 10 → A photo of you taken over ten years ago
Day 11 → A photo of you taken recently
Day 12 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 13 → A fictional book
Day 14 → A non-fictional book
Day 15 → A fanfic
Day 16 → A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 → An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 → A talent of yours
Day 20 → A hobby of yours
Day 21 → A recipe
Day 22 → A website
Day 23 → A YouTube video
Day 24 → Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 25 → Your day, in great detail
Day 26 → Your week, in great detail
Day 27 → This month, in great detail
Day 28 → This year, in great detail
Day 29 → Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 → Whatever tickles your fancy
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