I’m super excited to be participating in Nonfiction November again this year. Last year, I read some great books that I would have otherwise never picked up, so I’m thankful that this event exists to expand my knowledge base. Week 2 is hosted by Leslie over at Regular Rumination, who asks readers to create book pairings (nonfiction/fiction, nonfiction/nonfiction, etc.) that go really well together.
I feel like Felicia Day and Dahlia Moss could be the same person. They’ll both admit that they’re a little awkward, they both get a little addicted to online gaming, and they both like conventions. Also, geeky-themed clothing. The only difference is that Dahlia Moss is a fictional character trying to solve a murder.
Both are graphic novels that deal with aging and mortality, albeit in a slightly different manner. Displacement is Lucy Knisley’s story of chaperoning her grandparents on a cruise, with all the worries and hijinks that ensue. Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? is all about denial, in addition to highlighting the importance of spending time with aging parents.
Video games and their impact on society. The State of Play is a collection of essays concerning feminism, race relations, and game culture. Ready Player One is the ultimate video game scavenger hunt and love letter to the 80s. Both are really, really good.
That’s it for this week. Off to read more nonfiction!