Reading Challenges

January 15, 2008

Science-Book Challenge 2008

Science-Book Challenge 2008

  1. Read three nonfiction books this year related to the theme “Living a Rational Life”, broadly construed. Each book should have something to do with science, how science operates, or science’s relationship with its surrounding culture. The books might be popularizations of science, they might be history, they might be biography, they might be anthologies.
  2. After you’ve read it, write a short note about the book; 500 words would suffice. What goes in the note? The things you would tell a friend if you wanted to convince said friend to read it, too. Naturally, you can read some of the existing Book Notes for ideas.

My List:

*Unweaving the Rainbow by Richard Dawkins

The Universe in a Nutshell by Stephen Hawking

*A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson


“In their shoes” Reading Challenge 2008

“In their shoes” Reading challenge, 2008.

The rules are real simple: you pick the number of books that you want to read. You also pick the books you read. They just have to be either a memoir, autobiography, or biography. A memoir is a book dealing with a specific period in the author’s life. A biography deals with another person’s life from birth to death and an autobiography is written by someone that deals with their life from birth until near-death. You can cross challenge books from other challenges with this one and you can also re-read books. You can post your reviews on this blog or your own. This challenge started January 1, 2008 and it will end December 31, 2008.

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