|Swap Coordinator:||KateKintail (contact)|
|Swap categories:||Books Email|
|Number of people in swap:||8|
|Type:||Type 1: Electronic|
|Last day to signup/drop:||April 30, 2014|
|Date items must be sent by:||May 31, 2014|
|Number of swap partners:||2|
Looking to try a book in a new-to-you genre? Or looking for an excuse to read a book off your Mt. To Be Read? Every month, we'll explore a different genre by reading a single book and sharing our thoughts with our partner. May's genre is biographies. Whether you're new to the scene or just using this swap to read one you've had your eye on for a long time, this is the swap for you.
(Wikipedia) A biography or simply bio is a detailed description or account of a person's life. It entails more than basic facts like education, work, relationships, and deathâ€”a biography also portrays a subject's experience of these events. Unlike a profile or curriculum vitae (rÃ©sumÃ©), a biography presents a subject's life story, highlighting various aspects of his or her life, including intimate details of experience, and may include an analysis of the subject's personality.
Biographical works are usually nonfiction, but fiction can also be used to portray a person's life. One in-depth form of biographical coverage is called legacy writing. Works in diverse mediaâ€”from literature to filmâ€”form the genre known as biography.
An authorized biography is written with the permission, cooperation, and at times, participation of a subject or a subject's heirs. An autobiography is written by the person themselves, sometimes with the assistance of a collaborator or ghostwriter.
Choose any biography and read it! Autobiographies count. Authorized & unauthorized alike count. There are tons of online suggestion guides that might help. I'll list some favorites of the CL mods here at the end of this post to get you started.
Send an email or swap-bot message to your partners with the following info:
Some suggestions from your group mods:
These are just suggestions, in case you need suggestions. Feel free to choose a book from this list or from anywhere else as long as it could be considered part of the genre.
Let me know if you have any questions/comments. Group rules & ratings apply.
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