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June 3, 2010

because i am a sucker for personal failure…
posted by soe 1:50 am

Non-Fiction Five ChallengeI have decided to sign up for the Non-Fiction Five Challenge for the third year in a row. I have finished each of the previous two years’ challenge exactly zero times.

Here’s going either for a win or a third strike. Let’s hope for the former.

The challenge:

Read 5 non-fiction books during the months of May – September, 2010. At least one [should be] different from your other choices (i.e.: 4 memoirs and 1 self-help).

The five I currently aspire to read:

  1. Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating: How to Choose the Best Bread, Cheeses, Olive Oil, Pasta, Chocolate, and Much More (because Kelle’s tea package reminded we owned a book by the owner of Zingerman’s and who doesn’t want to know these things?)
  2. The Geography of Bliss (because I’ve failed to read it both other times)
  3. The Invisible Kingdom: From the Tips of Our Fingers to the Tops of Our Trash, Inside the Curious World of Microbes (because it’s a science book that actually seems like fun)
  4. Sun in the Morning (because Karen gave this to me two Christmases ago and I can’t understand why I still haven’t read it yet)
  5. The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France (because it was sitting by my bedside too long and is now on the floor next to my desk, because I enjoyed the author in All Creatures Great and Small, and because I love Peter Mayle-type stories)

Things could change. Life is too short to be dictated by a list written from lack of blog fodder.

Category: books. There is/are 2 Comments.

You’ve opened up a whole new world of blogs for me with the Challenge – uh oh, and thanks!

BTW, The Geography of Bliss is actually pretty good. Works well read in pieces on a commute if you’ve the option.

Comment by MJ 06.03.10 @ 7:09 pm

@MJ: Great to hear! That’s one of the two I just started last week, although I admit I haven’t made it very far yet. I’ll switch it over to my work bag this week.

Comment by soe 06.06.10 @ 2:31 am