NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

2009 Dewey Decimal System Reading Challenge

Like so many others, I don't read enough non-fiction. This Challenge is a perfect way to remedy that! The goal is to read 1 book from each Dewey Century per month from 000 to 999. (Since there are 10 catagories and 12 months, I'm not sure if the total we're aiming for is 10 or 12, but I've got a question in regarding that. I'll assume 10 for now.) All I needed was a really good excuse to get out of the fiction sections of my library and check out all the other things I'm missing! I will be posting my choices as I go along, because that exploration is going to be a big part of the fun all year long.

Completed: 10/10 as of December 9, 2009

000 - Generalities

081 A23H
How To Think About The Great Ideas: From The Great Books Of Western Civilization
by Mortimer J. Adler

100 - Philosophy and Psychology

150.195 F83M
Man's Search For Meaning
Victor Frankl

200 - Religion

225.486 E33M
Misquoting Jesus
by Bart D. Ehrman

300 - Social Sciences

302.234 P85A
Amusing Ourselves to Death
by Neil Postman

400 - Language

423.09 W75M
The Meaning of Everything: The Story of the Oxford English Dictionary
by Simon Winchester

500 - Natural Sciences + Math

500 B562 2008
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009
edited by Elizabeth Kolbert

600 - Technology

647.95092 D81W
Waiter Rant
by Steve Dublanica

700 - The Arts

796.323092 S55C
Can I Keep My Jersey?
by Paul Shirley

800 - Literature and Rhetoric

808.042 Z78W
Writing To Learn
by William Zinsser

900 - Geography and History

940.547243 L66S
Survival In Auschwitz
by Primo Levi

If you'd like to join in or even just check out the rules, click here.

To see a complete Dewey Decimal System Classification Summary, click here.


zetor said...

Happy Christmas Lezlie.

Lezlie said...

And to you also, Zetor!

Brenda @ Its A Beautiful Life said...

Lezlie, Now this challenge sounds like fun... I've already got two challenges posed for 2009, so I'll have to think about joining this one (got a few days still)....

Thanks for stopping by my place today. It was a happy day. Hope yours was too.

Great cat photos!

Lezlie said...

Brenda ~ Even Peter is thinking about this one. It's going to be so fun going through all the library non-fiction sections! Not to wish my life away, but I can't wait to start the 2009 Challenges. :-)