Brain-child of the Federation of Children’s Book Groups and Scholastic Children’s Books, National Non-Fiction Day celebrates all that is brilliant about non fiction.
I’m fiction’s biggest fan but, as far as moulding understand goes, fiction has to take the back seat and let the experts lead the way. Non-fiction is an informative pleasure.
So, while I’m up to my neck in creating my fictional worlds I’d be down in the doldrums without a reference book or two. My two current best friends are The AA Great Britain Road Atlas and Sir Frank Stenton’s Anglo Saxon England (just seeing AN-SAX is enough: it is flavoured with my teenage angst -- an added bonus – I studied it when I was 17, oh bless!)
Here is to NANO-FI DAY, a change from the normal NaNo fodder ;)