I think I can call this past weekend “My Weekend of Nonfiction.” I finally finished reading The Hot Zone by Richard Preston. This book was a thrilling and pretty darn frightening look at the origins of the deadly Ebola virus. Yikes.
I also promised to contribute an article about nonfiction for the next edition of Between the Cover so I read I Can’t Keep My Own Secrets: Six Word Memoirs by Teens Famous & Obscure Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith. This book is a collection of 6 word memoirs collected and compiled by Smith Magazine. Some of these life stories are heartbreaking in their honesty, others are hopeful and many are humorous. Some of my favorites:
“Cheer captain and valedictorian: stereotype annihilator” Lauren R.
“My diary is read by everyone” Taylor Swift
“The potential of the blank page” Alexandria H.
“I never got my Hogwarts letter” Deanna H.
There are many more where these came from. Fans of Frank Warren’s Post Secret project will enjoys these touching life stories. This was a quick and enjoyable read and I highly recommend it.