This is the nonfiction stack I’ve been enjoying as part of #nonfictioninnovember with @bookskeelyreads! Each of these books is a visual feast: pages full of photographs and these three titles are representative of my varied book preferences.
The invisible title (yellow spine) is a recipe book for @jenisicecreams at home. Have you had Jenis icecream before? It’s certainly not cheap, but it is the best! I don’t know if I’ll take the plunge and make some of these recipes at home, but it’s fun to page through.
The Card Catalog is a book full of the history of the Library of Congress and has beautiful photos of old books. I remember visiting my grandparents‘s library as a kid and using the actual card catalog instead of a computer to look up books. It was novel and fun, and this book feels like that too.
Lastly, I’ve been pouring over the photos in Impounded, documenting the Japanese internment camps during World War II. I heard about this book on @whatshouldireadnext when @definitelyra recommended it, and immediately requested a copy from my library. Years ago I learned about this history in detail, in part through reading Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by @jamiefordofficial. I posted a few months ago about the picture book Write To Me that covers this topic so well also.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on any of these books! I know I won’t read every word of any of these books, but I’m wondering if they should still “count” as read books. What do you think? Do you count a book as read if you page through and get the flavor of it?