With a few exceptions, March was nonfiction/research month for me and with my internet hiatus, I wasn't able to contribute to last week's Road Trip Wednesday and share them with you. Good thing April is only three days old.
DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT MYTHOLOGY by Kenneth C Davis.
What I Liked About It: This book gives you a broad overview on world myth starting with Ancient Egypt and working around the globe until we learn a teensy bit about the Pacific Rim. If your knowledge of mythology ends with Classical Mythology, Davis' book is a nice introduction to other cultures and stories.
What You Should Know: It reads like a college text where the author periodically intrudes to give a pop culture reference with a smarmy attitude. If this wasn't a free ebook offer from Barnes and Noble, I wouldn't have bothered purchasing it.
One nonfiction book should be enough, right? No. While I was reading the Davis book, I was reading another nonfiction title: HOWDUNIT POLICE PROCEDURE & INVESTIGATION: A GUIDE FOR WRITERS by Lee Lofland.
What You Should Know: Some things you can never unlearn*.
The best reference of the month though goes to WRITING THE PARANORMAL NOVEL by Steven Harper.
Harper also includes a fantastic chapter on research, explaining your options and which are the best.
What You Should Know: Even though this book is branded for paranormal, writers of contemporary and other genres can take his lessons and apply to their books as well.
I'm always on the lookout for an awesome nonfiction title to throw on my TBR list. If you have one, share below!
* ::cough:: autopsy how to ::cough::