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Topic: 2016 Nonfiction Challenge Proposed Categories. See second post here.

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Subject: 2016 Nonfiction Challenge Proposed Categories. See second post here.
Date Posted: 1/1/2016 9:27 AM ET
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If you are intersted in this challenge post a note here and make suggestions about what you would like to see.

My first nonfiction was Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northrup which is outstanding.  His recall about his abduction and the years he spent as a slave is beyond belief.  I recommend this one and will send my copy to anyone who is interested as it's unpostable - has stain in the upper righthand corner of the book.



Last Edited on: 1/4/16 3:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 5
Date Posted: 1/1/2016 9:15 PM ET
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I have Act One, the autobiography by Moss Hart for my real life bookclub and Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.  Also My Life on the Road - Gloria Steinem and I still need to finish Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar, which was tabled over the holidays.  Looks like biographies and current events

Date Posted: 1/3/2016 8:32 PM ET
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I did a nonfiction challenge back in 2011 and am interested in doing another. I can't remember how it worked. Are you going to set one up?

Date Posted: 1/4/2016 12:38 AM ET
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I'd love to have another nonfiction challenge.  My TBR currently has at least a dozen nonfiction books on it.  Biographies, history, some self help.

Date Posted: 1/4/2016 8:52 AM ET
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Yes, I will set one up!  Just wanted to test the waters.  Ask pbs friends who read nonfiction to participate.  The more the merrier.

Here are last year's categories with some exceptions.  Comments?

 

A.  Check it out:  Read books from 4 different categories - as many as you wish.

B.  Expand your horizons:  Read books from 8 different categories

C.  Spread your wings:  Read books from 12 categories - For those who love NF

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

2. Arts (Fine or Performing)

3 and 4. Biography/Memoirs

5. Entertainment  

6. History 

7. Nature/Animals

8. Personal/self/help, etc.

9. Social Science 

10. Geography/Travel  

11. True Crime  

12. Create your own category

Since I find myself enjoying one area sometimes I think it's important to allow room for substitution.  Simply use SUBSTITUTION in any spot you wish and list your book, rating and a bit about it, whether you liked it or not.



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Date Posted: 1/5/2016 12:38 AM ET
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Great!  I'm in!

Date Posted: 1/5/2016 12:44 AM ET
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So, is that the official challenge? When do we start? Help?

Date Posted: 1/5/2016 7:49 AM ET
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I'm in for the challenge. I think the categories look fine.

Date Posted: 1/8/2016 1:51 PM ET
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Wish we had more people participating and chatting!

Date Posted: 1/13/2016 8:52 PM ET
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Glad to see a few more people have joined us!

Date Posted: 1/25/2016 8:10 PM ET
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I'm here!  Better late than never.  smiley

Date Posted: 1/25/2016 8:41 PM ET
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I just finished my first book for this particular challenge, too.  I seem to be reading 4 books at once this month.