Daily Archives: November 4, 2019

Nonfiction November 2019 ~ Week 2

Week 2: (Nov. 4 to 8) – Book Pairing

Hosted by Sarah of Sarah’s Book Shelves)

This week, pair up a nonfiction book with a fiction title. It can be a “If you loved this book, read this!” or just two titles that you think would go well together. Maybe it’s a historical novel and you’d like to get the real history by reading a nonfiction version of the story.

Every year this prompt gets a little harder. It might be because overall my reading has been narrower, but I’m not sure. I did come up with a “pairing” though:

Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie Psycho The Birds and Other Stories
  • Scripting Hitchcock: Psycho, The Birds, and Marnie by Walter Raubicheck & Walter Srebnick
  • Psycho by Robert Bloch
  • The Birds and Other Stories by Daphne du Maurier

Scripting Hitchcock provides a behind-the-scenes look at the writing of three classic Alfred Hitchcock movies. All three were based on existing works. I haven’t watched or read Marnie, but I’m pretty familiar with Psycho and The Birds. Both are very different from their subsequent movies, which makes the stories outstanding in both medias.