Same old

I've been hankering for non-fiction lately, so at my recent trip to Green Apple I picked up five non-fiction stories I thought would broaden my mind a bit. Only when I got them home did I realize that I'm still well within my comfort zone. The books, in no particular order, are:

Heavy Words, Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind the Rhyme, by Chris Roberts, dealing with where nursery rhymes come from.


Helen Keller: The Story of My Life, by Helen Keller, telling how she learned to communicate with the world.


Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant, by Daniel Tammet, telling how he communicates with the world.


A Writer's San Francisco, by Eric Maisel and Paul Madonna, subject rather obvious (but I bought it for the Madonna illustrations, I swear).


Warmly Inscribed: The New England Forger and Other Book Tales, by Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone, re-telling facts and legends about libraries and forgers.


Books, writing, communication. Thank goodness I've got sailors' journals from the nineteenth century on hold at the library or I really would be in a rut.