Let’s take a short break from Maine.

You can win a slightly used nonfiction book just by commenting on this post. Leave a reply and name a favorite nonfiction book, or the nonfiction genre you are most likely to read, or tell those of us out in blogland what you think about non-fiction. As always there will be five winners, if you comment. Names are drawn from the bowl/hat.

Genres to be given away to lucky winners: Memoirs, Information (food), Biography (women soldiers), Biography/History (the real Downton Abby), one award-winning book is part nature writing, memoir and literary meditation. A total of nine non-fiction books are in the give-away stack. I base the match of book and winner based on your comments and anything I might know about your reading.

Entries will close Sunday night at midnight. Books will be mailed to winners next week.

Take a chance. You might find a book in your mailbox you are happy to have.

Do comment and enter! Good Luck!


  1. Cheryl

    Lately, all I read are school textbooks but when I get an opportunity to read for pleasure, I like history and biographies…people are fascinating! Although you can find me thumbing through cookbooks, crafts or depression glass quite often.

  2. Susan Carter

    Paulette, you are so generous with your books. I don’t read a lot of nonfiction but, when I do, it’s usually about food or travel (especially Paris & France). As I’m writing my own guide book to Paris I read everything I can get my hands on about restaurants, unusual (non-touristy) places, museums, parks etc. The most recent one I read was “Stories in Stone Paris” about Pere-Lachaise and the other cemetaries of Paris.

  3. Jan Kuchar

    I like biographical history. I just finished reading The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. It really gives a good picture of the fall of Detroit’s East Side. Very interesting reading.

  4. Liz Hurbis

    I like biographies and medical books. I just finished “Clementine: the life of Mrs. Winston Churchill”, and found it fascinating! I, also, enjoyed “Being Mortal” by Atul Gawande.

  5. Barbara Dean

    I recently read “Priceless” by Robert K. Wittman. He was an FBI agent who searched and recovered priceless treasures around the world. Not my usual type of read but very interesting!

    I agree with Judith; memoirs, history and always cookbooks!

  6. Betsy hemming

    Hi there! The nature memoir sounds great and you know a little about my eclectic taste in books. Count me in! Betsy hemming


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