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Subject: 2012 - TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION - NF Reading Challenge - LISTS ONLY
Date Posted: 11/24/2011 6:00 PM ET
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POST YOUR LISTS ONLY IN THIS THREAD

The Categories:

1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology)

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)

3. Biography/Memoirs

4. Current Events

5. Entertainment

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts

7. Geography/History 

8. Medicine/Health

9. Nature/Animals

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions

11. Science/Math/Technology

12. Social Science

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness

14. Travel

15. True Crime

16. Reader's Choice

PARTICIPATION BONUS category. To complete the bonus, you have to post in the discussion thread at least a couple of lines about each book you finish--telling us what the book was about, and why you liked or disliked it. You should also mark the books in your list "completed" and the date.

***Anyone who completes EIGHT OR MORE books for this challenge, and follows the Participation Bonus guidelines, will receive a PBS book credit at the end of the year! (In order to receive a credit you will have had to create your list no later than 6/30/12 and have posted in the discussion thread about your first book read no later than 9/30/12.)*** 



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Diane's list:

1. Anthropology  The Mummy Congress  finished 5/30/12

2. Arts (Fine or Performing) Stealing the Scream/Edward Dolnick  finished 8/27/12

3. Biography/Memoirs  Curtains/Tom Jokinen  finished 3/18/12

4. Current Events  The Panic Virus/Seth Mnookin  finished 1/18/12

5. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts  For All the Tea in China/Sarah Rose  finished 1/23/12

6. Geography/History  Hidden in Plain View/Jacqueline Tobin finished 2/29/12

7. Medicine/Health  Overtreated/Shannon Brownlee  finished 5/16/12

8. Nature/Animals  At Least in the City Someone Would Hear Me Scream/Wade Rouse  finished 3/30/12

9. Social Science  Talk is Not Enough/Willard Gaylin  finished 11/25/12

10. Travel  The Palace of the Snow Queen: Winter Travels in Lapland/Barbara Sjoholm  finished 3/28/12

11. True Crime

12. Reader's Choice  End This Depression Now/Paul Krugman  finished 6/09/12

13. Science/Math/Technology   Corpse/Jessica Snyder Sachs  finished 2/28/12



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The Categories:

1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology) - Why Read Moby-Dick - Nathaniel Philbrick 4/20/12

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)

3. Biography/Memoirs  Wise Guy - Pileggi   completed 4/2012

4. Current Events

5. Entertainment  Hollywood Doesn't Live Here Anymore - Parrish

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts  Tender at the Bone - Reichel - completed 6/4/12

7. Georgraphy/History  Napoleon's Russian Campaign - de Segur  completed 6/30/12

8. Medicine/Helath

9. Nature/Animals  Storms, Ice and Whales - van der Does  completed 8/16/12

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions  Bryson City Seasons - Larimore

11. Science/Math/Technology  Packing for Mars - Mary Roach  3/26/12

12. Social Science   The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth - Alexandra Robbins  7/14/12

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness 

14. Travel   Paddle the Amazon - Starkell  completed 1/14/12

15. True Crime

16. Reader's Choice  The Spanish Inquisition - Kamen

PARTICIPATION BONUS category. To complete the bonus, you have to post in the discussion thread at least a couple of lines about each book you finish--telling us what the book was about, and why you liked or disliked it. You should also mark the books in your list "completed" and the date.

***Anyone who completes EIGHT OR MORE books for this challenge, and follows the Participation Bonus guidelines, will receive a PBS book credit at the end of the year! (In order to receive a credit you will have had to create your list no later than 6/30/12 and have posted in the discussion thread about your first book read no later than 9/30/12.)*** 


 



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The Categories:

1. Anthropology (Linguistic) McWhorter. Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue: The Untold History of English (completed 7/29)

2. Arts (Fine or Performing) Berry. The Castrato and His Wife (completed 7/8)

3. Biography/Memoirs  Riess. Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor (completed 3/31)

4. Current Events   Kristof & WuDunn. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (completed 6/5)

5. Entertainment Taylor & Austen. Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy from Slavery to Hip-Hop (completed 11/4)

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts Accum. A Treatise on Adulterations of Food, and Culinary Poisons Exhibiting the Fraudulent Sophistications of Bread, Beer, Wine, Spiritous Liquors, Tea, Coffee, Cream, Confectionery, Vinegar, Mustard, Pepper, Cheese, Olive Oil, Pickles, and Other Articles Employed in Domestic Economy. And Methods of Detecting Them (completed 11/10)

7. Georgraphy/History Stein. How the States Got Their Shapes (completed 8/24)

8. Medicine/Health  Herbenick & Schick. Read My Lips: a Complete Guide to the Vagina and the Vulva (completed 2/6)

9. Nature/Animals Derr. How the Dog Became the Dog: from Wolves to Our Best Friends (completed 1/26)

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions Irvine. A Guide to the Good Life: the Ancient Art of Stoic Joy (completed 3/30)

11. Science/Math/Technology Aldersey-Williams. Periodic Tales: A Cultural History of the Elements, from Arsenic to Zinc (completed 7/22)

12. Social Science  Watts. Everything is Obvious: *Once You Know the Answer (completed 7/1)

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness Squareman. My Book of Indoor Games (completed 11/12)

14. Travel Mandeville. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville (completed 12/16)

15. True Crime Capote. In Cold Blood (completed 9/9)

16. Reader's Choice Batuman. The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them (completed 4/3)



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The Categories:

1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology)

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)

3. Biography/Memoirs

4. Current Events

5. Entertainment

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts

7. Georgraphy/History

8. Medicine/Helath

9. Nature/Animals

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions

11. Science/Math/Technology

12. Social Science

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness

14. Travel

15. True Crime

16. Reader's Choice

PARTICIPATION BONUS category. To complete the bonus, you have to post in the discussion thread at least a couple of lines about each book you finish--telling us what the book was about, and why you liked or disliked it. You should also mark the books in your list "completed" and the date.

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The Categories:

1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology)

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)

3. Biography/Memoirs

4. Current Events

5. Entertainment

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts

7. Georgraphy/History

8. Medicine/Helath

9. Nature/Animals

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions - Why I Am Not a Christian by Bertrand Russell (finished 1/21/12)

11. Science/Math/Technology - T. rex and the Crater of Doom by Walter Alvarez (finished 2/8/12)

12. Social Science - Forbidden Fruit: The Ethics of Secularism by Paul Kurtz (finished 2/11/12)

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness

14. Travel

15. True Crime

16. Reader's Choice - The Believing Brain by Michael Shermer (finished 1/13/12)

PARTICIPATION BONUS category. To complete the bonus, you have to post in the discussion thread at least a couple of lines about each book you finish--telling us what the book was about, and why you liked or disliked it. You should also mark the books in your list "completed" and the date.

***Anyone who completes EIGHT OR MORE books for this challenge, and follows the Participation Bonus guidelines, will receive a PBS book credit at the end of the year! (In order to receive a credit you will have had to create your list no later than 6/30/12 and have posted in the discussion thread about your first book read no later than 9/30/12.)*** 



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1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology)    Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones, Einstein's Brain: The Remarkable Stories Behind the Great Objects and Artifacts of History, from Antiquity to the Modern Era :: Harvey

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)    Bette: An Intimate Biography of Bette Midler :: George MairVery Special People : The Struggles, Loves and Triumphs of Human Oddities

3. Biography/Memoirs     The Heart of the Antarctic : The Farthest South Expedition: 1907-1909 :: Ernest Shackleton, Bald in the Land of Big Hair : A True StoryCuster Survivor: The end of a myth--the beginning of a legend
 

4. Current Events    We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda ::

Philip Gourevitch,

 

5. Entertainment   It's Good to Be the King: The Seriously Funny Life of Mel Brooks :: James Robert Parish100 Years: 100 Stories

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts     The Making of a Chef: Mastering Heat at the Culinary Institute :: Michael Ruhlman

7. Georgraphy/History    Wyatt Earp : The Life Behind the Legend :: Casey TefertillerVoices from Chernobyl : The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster,

Killing Lincoln: The Assassination that Changed America Forever

8. Medicine/Helath    The Day Donny Herbert Woke Up: A True Story
Author:

Rich Blake,  

 

9. Nature/Animals  The Great Penguin Rescue: 40,000 Penguins, a Devastating Oil Spill, and the Inspiring Story of the World's Largest Animal Rescue
 

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions   Yuwipi: Vision and Experience in Oglala Ritual :: William K. Powers,, 

 

11. Science/Math/Technology    A Gathering of Wonders :: Joseph WallaceLast Chance To See

12. Social Science     The Last Duel: A True Story of Death and Honour :: James LandaleDesert Exile: The Uprooting of a Japanese-American Family

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness   The Longest Winter: The Incredible Survival of Captain Scott's Lost Party :: Katherine Lambert

14. Travel     Antarctica :: Charles Neider

15. True Crime   On the Run : A Mafia Childhood :: Gina Hill, Gregg Hill

16. Reader's Choice



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  NON FICTION READING CHALLENGE (TENTATIVE LIST):   (I'll be reading 12 selections)CHALLENGE COMPLETED

 1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology)   In Small Things Forgotten: An Archaelogy of Early American Life  by James Deetz ****DONE

 2. Arts (Fine or Performing)  Fearless Creating  by Eric Maisel,PhD ***DONE

 3. Biography/Memoirs   Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West  by Blaine Harden***DONE

 4. Current Events

   5. Entertainment

 6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts

 7. Geography/History   The Guns of August  by Barbara Tuchman***DONE

 8. Medicine/Health    Through the Eyes of a Tiger: An Army Flight Surgeon's Vietnam Journal   by Jay Hoyland***DONE

 9. Nature/Animals   Sargeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Btw. a Marine and His Military Working Dog   by Mike Dowling and Damien Lewis***DONE

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions    The Moral Landscape  by Sam Harris***DONE

 11. Science/Math/Technology   Beneath Our Feet: The Rocks of Planet Earth    by Ron Vernon***DONE

12. Social Science   Walking With the Comrades   by Arundhati Roy***DONE

 13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness      Race Across Alaska:First Woman to Win the Iditarod Tells Her Story   by Libby Riddles and Tim Jones***DONE

 14. Travel   Holidays in Hell  by P. J. O'Rourke***DONE

 15. True Crime

 16. Reader's Choice
     
Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey: The Lost Legacy of Highclere Castle  by the Countess of Carnarvon***DONE

    

 



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Leslie's List:

1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology)

Amazon Journey: An Anthropologist's Year Among Brazil's Mekranoti Indians by Dennis Werner finished 3/3/2012

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)

Full Service by Scotty Bowers finished 6/2/2012

3. Biography/Memoirs

Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton finished 1/20/2012

4. Current Events

5. Entertainment

Bossypants by Tina Fey finished 3/28/2012

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts

For all the Tea in China by Sara Rose

7. Geography/History

Sisters in Spirit by Sally Roesch Wagner finished 4/14/2012

8. Medicine/Health

9. Nature/Animals

The Cat and the Curmudgeon by Cleveland Amory finished 1/4/2012

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions

The Active Side of Infinity by Carlos Castenada finished 1/31/2012

11. Science/Math/Technology

The Flamingo's Smile: Reflections in Natural History by Stephen Jay Gould

12. Social Science

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson finished 11/8/2012

14. Travel

A Zoo in my Luggage by Gerald Durrell finished 5/31/2012

15. True Crime

Breakfast with the Devil by L. Wayne Carlson finished 6/4/2012

16. Reader's Choice

Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas finished 5/30/2012



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My list:

The Categories:

1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology)

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)

3. Biography/Memoirs

4. Current Events  The Day the World Came to Town:  9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim DeFede

5. Entertainment

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts

7. Geography/History

8. Medicine/Health  Beauty Junkies:  Inside Our $15 Billion Obsession With Cosmetic Surgery by Alex Kuczynski

9. Nature/Animals

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions

11. Science/Math/Technology

12. Social Science

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness

14. Travel  Strip City:  A Stripper's Farewell Journey Across America by Lily Burana

15. True Crime  Columbine by Dave Cullen (2/20/12)

16. Reader's Choice  Sickened by Julie Gregory (2/4/12)

PARTICIPATION BONUS category. To complete the bonus, you have to post in the discussion thread at least a couple of lines about each book you finish--telling us what the book was about, and why you liked or disliked it. You should also mark the books in your list "completed" and the date.

***Anyone who completes EIGHT OR MORE books for this challenge, and follows the Participation Bonus guidelines, will receive a PBS book credit at the end of the year! (In order to receive a credit you will have had to create your list no later than 6/30/12 and have posted in the discussion thread about your first book read no later than 9/30/12.)***  

 

 



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1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology)

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)

3. Biography/Memoirs: She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders ~Jennifer Finney Boylan  (finished 4/12/12), Lucky ~Alice Sebold (finished 4/22/12)

4. Current Events

5. Entertainment

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts

7. Geography/History

8. Medicine/Health

9. Nature/Animals: One at a Time: A Week in an American Animal Shelter ~Diane Leigh & Marilee Geyer  (finished 2/18/12)

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions

11. Science/Math/Technology

12. Social Science

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness

14. Travel

15. True Crime

16. Reader's Choice

PARTICIPATION BONUS category. To complete the bonus, you have to post in the discussion thread at least a couple of lines about each book you finish--telling us what the book was about, and why you liked or disliked it. You should also mark the books in your list "completed" and the date.

***Anyone who completes EIGHT OR MORE books for this challenge, and follows the Participation Bonus guidelines, will receive a PBS book credit at the end of the year! (In order to receive a credit you will have had to create your list no later than 6/30/12 and have posted in the discussion thread about your first book read no later than 9/30/12.)***



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  Am trying to focus most of my NF reading this year to antiquity studies.

1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology) Classics: a Very Short Introduction. Mary Beard and John Henderson Completed 1/12/2012

2. Arts (Fine or Performing) Classical Art from Greece to Rome. Mary Beard and John Henderson

3. Biography/Memoirs. Joe Queenan. One for the Books. 4 stars read my review    Completed 12/28/2012

4. Current Events

5. Entertainment

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts

7. Geography/History The Inheritance of Rome. Chris Wickham. Completed 8/6/2012

8. Medicine/Health

9. Nature/Animals  Waking up in Eden :  In Pursuit of an Impassioned Life on an Imperiled Island. Lucinda Fleeson Completed 2/1/2012

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions

11. Science/Math/Technology

12. Social Science. Love, Sex and Tragedy; How the Ancient World Shapes Our Lives. Simon Goldhill Completed 1/8/2012

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness

14. Travel. Travel in the Ancient World. Casson.

15. True Crime

16. Reader's Choice Thinking Medieval: An Introduction to the Study of the Middle Ages. Marcus Bull Completed 9/18/2012



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The Categories:

1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology)  Completed 9/10 /12  Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed :: Jared Diamond

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)

3. Biography/Memoirs   Completed 4/18 /12  The Great Eight: How to Be Happy (Even When You Have Every Reason to Be Miserable:: Scott Hamilton

4. Current Events

5. Entertainment

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts     Polish Sausages, Authentic Recipes and Instructions ::Stanley & Adam Marianski, Miroslaw Gebarowski

7. Geography/History   Completed 3/16/12 Ghost Soldiers, The Epic Account of WWII's Greatest Rescue Mission :: Hampton Sides

8. Medicine/Health   Yoga for Sports, The Secret to Limitless Performance :: Alice Christensen

9. Nature/Animals   Completed 3/8/12 A Year in the Maine Woods :: Bernd Heinrich

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions   Completed 10/15 /12  Man's Search for Ultimate Meaning :: Viktor Frankl

11. Science/Math/Technology

12. Social Science   Completed 4/14/12  Vital Lies,Simple Truths: The Psychology of Self-Deception :: Daniel Goleman

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness   Completed 1/17/12 The Girls of Summer, The Women's US Soccer Team and How It Changed the World :: Jere Longman

14. Travel   Completed 9/23/12  Neither Here Nor There, Travels in Europe :: Bill Bryson

15. True Crime

16. Reader's Choice

PARTICIPATION BONUS category. To complete the bonus, you have to post in the discussion thread at least a couple of lines about each book you finish--telling us what the book was about, and why you liked or disliked it. You should also mark the books in your list "completed" and the date.

***Anyone who completes EIGHT OR MORE books for this challenge, and follows the Participation Bonus guidelines, will receive a PBS book credit at the end of the year! (In order to receive a credit you will have had to create your list no later than 6/30/12 and have posted in the discussion thread about your first book read no later than 9/30/12.)***



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The Categories:

1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology)  Rent Boys: The World Of Male Sex Trade Workers
Author: Michel Dorais

2. Arts (Fine or Performing) All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me Author: Jeff Dunham

3. Biography/Memoirs  Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars :: Scotty BowersLove Times Three: Our True Story of a Polygamous Marriage Author: Joe Darger, Alina Darger, Vicki Darger, Valerie Darger, Brooke AdamsThe Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie Author: Wendy McClureCoop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting Author: Michael Perry

4. Current Events  Brandwashed: How Marketers and Advertisers Obscure the Truth, Manipulate Our Minds, and Persuade Us to Buy
Author: Martin Lindstrom

5. Entertainment 

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts American Wasteland Author: Jonathan Bloom

7. Geography/History  Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Author: Laura Hillenbrand

8. Medicine/Health Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation :: Elissa Stein, Susan Kim

9. Nature/Animals Oogy: The Dog Only a Family Could Love Author: Larry Levin

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion Author: Janet Reitman

11. Science/Math/Technology Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void Author: Mary Roach

12. Social Science Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked our Sexuality Author: Gail Dines; Decoding Love -  Andrew Trees; Everyone Loves a Good Train Wreck: Why We Can't Look Away Author: Eric G. Wilson

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness

14. Travel

15. True Crime No Angel: My Harrowing Undercover Journey to the Inner Circle of the Hells Angels Author: Jay Dobyns, Nils Johnson-Shelton

16. Reader's Choice

PARTICIPATION BONUS category. To complete the bonus, you have to post in the discussion thread at least a couple of lines about each book you finish--telling us what the book was about, and why you liked or disliked it. You should also mark the books in your list "completed" and the date.

***Anyone who completes EIGHT OR MORE books for this challenge, and follows the Participation Bonus guidelines, will receive a PBS book credit at the end of the year! (In order to receive a credit you will have had to create your list no later than 6/30/12 and have posted in the discussion thread about your first book read no later than 9/30/12.)***



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The Categories:

1.  Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic, Anthropology)

2.  Arts (Fine or Performing)

3.  Biography/Memoir Raising Abel by Carolyn Nash Completed 3/08

4.  Current Events

5.  Entertainment

6.  Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts Sacramental Magic in a Small-Town Cafe by Br. Peter Reinhart Completed 3/10

7.  Geography/History Midnight Rising:  John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz Completed 1/09

8.  Medicine/Health The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks Completed 1/18

9.  Nature/Animals

10.  Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions

11.  Science/Math/Technology

12.  Social Science Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain Completed 10/05

13.  Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness

14.  Travel Too Fat for Europe by Joe Leibovich Completed 7/13

15.  True Crime Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard Completed 3/30

16.  Reader's Choice Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard Completed 4/14    



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Minimum reads compled that are required for challenge - July 2012  - 11 books completed to date.    All my comments are in the discussion thread under one posting so they are easy to find.  Will try for more reads as time allows.  I'm really enjoying this challenge.  In the past I have read many biographies but few about other topics - not because I didn't want to read other books but I never seemed to get around to it. This challenge gives me the opportunity the read books in many different areas and I find that I am enjoying it.  Also it's fun to see what others are reading.  Of course, I'm making a list so I can do it all over again next year.  I will go for the light read and hope that I have time to do more after finishing my other challenges. 

POST YOUR LISTS ONLY IN THIS THREAD

The Categories:

1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology):  Prairie Son by Dennis M. Clausen (cultural), Completed Feb. 10, 2012.

2. Arts (Fine or Performing):  Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, Play.  Completed January 9, 2012

3. Biography/Memoirs:  A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer, Completed January 17, 2012

4. Current Events:  Dreams from My Father by Barack Obama, Completed December 31, 2012

5. Entertainment:  Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris (a collection of humorous stories), Completed 11/16/2012

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts:  For All the Tea in China by Sarah Rose

7. Geography/History:  The Last Ridge by McKay Jenkins  or Midnight Rising:  John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horowitz

8. Medicine/Health:  The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science and Fear by Seth Mnookan

9. Nature/Animals:  Creatures of Accident by Wallace Arthur, Completed, March 15, 2012

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions:  Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller, Completed March 13, 2012

11. Science/Math/Technology:  The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr, Completed Nov. 6, 2012

12. Social Science:  A Good Fall by Ha Jin (a collection that delves into the experience of Chinese immigrants in America),   Completed January 18, 2012

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness:  Over the Wall by John H. Ritter, Completed February 14, 2012

14. Travel:  Miles from Nowhere by Barbara Savage, Completed January 31, 2012.

15. True Crime:  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt

16. Reader's Choice:   Where Lilacs Still Bloom by Jane Kirkpatrick, Completed July 5, 2012

PARTICIPATION BONUS category. To complete the bonus, you have to post in the discussion thread at least a couple of lines about each book you finish--telling us what the book was about, and why you liked or disliked it. You should also mark the books in your list "completed" and the date.

***Anyone who completes EIGHT OR MORE books for this challenge, and follows the Participation Bonus guidelines, will receive a PBS book credit at the end of the year! (In order to receive a credit you will have had to create your list no later than 6/30/12 and have posted in the discussion thread about your first book read no later than 9/30/12.)*** 



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Subject: Hope it's not too late to join!
Date Posted: 1/22/2012 1:46 PM ET
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1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology): Beyond the Second Sex: New Directions in the Anthropology of Gender by Sanday and Goodenough

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)

3. Biography/Memoirs: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman

4. Current Events

5. Entertainment

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts

7. Geography/History: Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey by Isabel Fonseca

8. Medicine/Health: The Way of Herbs by Michael Tierra, O.M.D.

9. Nature/Animals

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions: Hallucinogens and Shamanism by Harner.

11. Science/Math/Technology: The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr (recommended by a prof)

12. Social Science: Until Our Hearts are On the Ground: Aboriginal Mothering, Oppression, Resistance and Rebirth. by Lavell-Harvard and Lavell

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness

14. Travel

15. True Crime

16. Reader's Choice

PARTICIPATION BONUS category. To complete the bonus, you have to post in the discussion thread at least a couple of lines about each book you finish--telling us what the book was about, and why you liked or disliked it. You should also mark the books in your list "completed" and the date.

***Anyone who completes EIGHT OR MORE books for this challenge, and follows the Participation Bonus guidelines, will receive a PBS book credit at the end of the year! (In order to receive a credit you will have had to create your list no later than 6/30/12 and have posted in the discussion thread about your first book read no later than 9/30/12.)***

Date Posted: 1/27/2012 5:55 PM ET
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The Categories:

1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology) - Mare Kin: The Language We Speak Instead of English by Dana Wall (completed 3/2012)

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)

3. Biography/Memoirs - The Life of an Ordinary Woman by Anne Ellis (completed 11/6/12)

4. Current Events - Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama (completed 9/29/12)

5. Entertainment - This Time Together by Carol Burnett (completed 10/7/12)

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts - My Life in France by Julia Child  (completed 2/15/12)

7. Geography/History

8. Medicine/Health - An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison (completed 3/4/12)

9. Nature/Animals

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions

11. Science/Math/Technology

12. Social Science - Escape by Carolyn Jessop (completed 6/12/12)

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness

14. Travel - Down Under by Bill Bryson (completed 6/5/12)

15. True Crime - Traitors: The Worst Acts of Treason in American History from Benedict Arnold to Robert Hanssen by Richard Sale (completed 4/25/12)

16. Reader's Choice



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Date Posted: 2/11/2012 1:44 PM ET
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Joining late, but I just found this and thought it would be fun. I deleted the categories I am not going to read in.

 1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology) Guns Germs and Steel: The Fates of Human Society by Jared Diamond

3. Biography/Memoirs Alice Behind Wonderland by Simon Winchester (Finished March 2012)

4. Current Events Glenn Beck's Common Sense: The Case Against an Out of Control Government by Glenn Beck

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (Finished 3/28/12)

7. Georgraphy/History 1215 The Year of the Magna Carta by Danny Danzinger and John Gillingham Finished 7/25/12)

8. Medicine/Health The 22 (non-negotiable) LAws of Wellness by Greg Anderson

9. Nature/Animals Floods Famines and Empires by Brian Fagan

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions The Eight Pillars of Greek Wisdom by Stephen Bertman

12. Social Science Influenza 1918 by Lynette Iezzoni

14. Travel Pacific Rising by Simon Winchester

15. True Crime A Simple Act of Murder by Mark Fuhrman (Finished 3/8/11)

16. Reader's Choice The Balkans: A Short History by Mark Mazower (Finished August 25, 2012)



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Date Posted: 2/28/2012 12:46 AM ET
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Linda's list:

The Categories:

1. Anthropology (Physical, Cultural, Linguistic or Archaeology)

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)

3. Biography/Memoirs

4. Current Events

5. Entertainment

6. Food/Nutrition/Culinary Arts

7. Geography/History

8. Medicine/Health

9. Nature/Animals    Three Among the Wolves  by Helen Theyer    Completed 2/9/12

10. Philosophy/Spirituality/World Religions

11. Science/Math/Technology

12. Social Science

13. Sports/Recreation/Physical Fitness

14. Travel

15. True Crime

16. Reader's Choice

PARTICIPATION BONUS category. To complete the bonus, you have to post in the discussion thread at least a couple of lines about each book you finish--telling us what the book was about, and why you liked or disliked it. You should also mark the books in your list "completed" and the date.



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