It's back! The Science Book Challenge is being hosted by Jeff at Bearcastle Blog for another go-round in 2009. The official challenge page is found at his science education company, Ars Hermeneutica. I love this Challenge as I really need to focus on reading some non-fiction in there during the year. I was thinking of posting about some of the Challenges I want to join in 09 next week, but couldn't wait. I've joined my first '09 challenge.......
The 'rules' are simple:
1. Read at least three nonfiction books in 2009 related somehow to the theme "Nature's Wonders". Your books should have something to do with science, scientists, how science operates, or science's relationship with its surrounding culture. Your books might be popularizations of science, they might be histories, they might be biographies, they might be anthologies; they can be recent titles or older books. We take a very broad view of what makes for interesting and informative science reading.
2. After you've read a book, write a short note about it, giving your opinion of the book. What goes in the note? The things you would tell a friend if you wanted to convince your friend to read it--or avoid it. Naturally, you can read some of the existing Book Notes for ideas. You might like to read our Book-note ratings for ideas about how to evaluate your books.
3. Don't worry if you find that you've read a book someone else has also read; we welcome multiple notes on one title.
5. Tell other people about the Science-Book Challenge: http://ArsHermeneutica.org/besieged/Science-Book_Challenge_2009
I'm going to go the spontaneous route and read whatever comes to mind as I go along. However, I do have a couple of really good books in the TBR and may read one or all of those. A few of those titles are:
Reinventing Gravity / John W. Moffat
(the publisher has also just sent me a link to a wonderful site called BookWrap; read a book excerpt or an interview, view video of Moffat talking about his book. Great stuff!)
Hope that some of you will join, too!