My last library loot contained a lot of fiction, and so when I was returning a book to the library, I decided to pick up some non-fiction reads as well. It’s good to have options lying around.
I picked up only three books this time, as I’m still in the middle of reading the haul from my last library visit.
The Hot Zone by Richard Preston – This might be more like reading a horror novel than an account of a deadly virus. Ebola virus and its related viruses freak me out – but obviously not enough to keep me from wanting to read about them.
And the Band Played On: Politics, People and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts – Jenny of Jenny’s Books said, “If you are ever going to read a book about a national tragedy, it should be And the Band Played On.” High praise from one of my favorite bloggers. Also, apparently I’m drawn to reading about viruses at the moment.
Safe Area Goradze: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995 by Joe Sacco – It’s a non-fiction graphic novel written by a journalist about a conflict I feel like I should know more about.