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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 Dewey Decimal Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!


I wanted to join a non-fiction challenge, but something that accepted more than just memoirs and biographies. This one was just what I was looking for!

This challenge is being hosted by Introverted Jen at The Introverted Reader.

Here are the details copied from Introverted Jen's blog:


2012 Dewey Decimal Challenge

The Challenge: Read any non-fiction book(s), adult or young adult. That's it. You can choose anything. Poetry? Yes. Memoirs? Yes. History? Yes. Travel? Yes. You get the idea? Absolutely anything that is classified as non-fiction counts for this challenge.

I always like levels in my challenges, so here are mine:

Dilettante--
Read 1-5 non-fiction books

Explorer--
Read 6-10

Seeker--
Read 11-15

Master--
Read 16-20

This challenge will last from January 1 to December 31, 2012. You can sign up anytime throughout the year.

I am not limiting the challenge to bloggers. You can also link to a review you wrote on another site, such as GoodReads or LibraryThing.



If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post. 

I am aiming for DILETTANTE (read 1-5 non-fiction books).

UPDATE: CHALLENGE COMPLETED!
DILETTANTE LEVEL ACHIEVED ON 27 MARCH 2012
EXPLORER LEVEL COMPLETED ON 30 OCTOBER 2012
SEEKER LEVEL REACHED ON 26 DECEMBER 2012 
MASTER LEVEL REACHED ON 28 DECEMBER 2012 

I am going to keep track of my progress below:
  1. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip Hoose 
  2. Incans, Aztecs & Mayans by John Holzmann  
  3. Listening to Crickets: A Story about Rachel Carson by Candice F. Ransom  
  4. The Magic School Bus: Inside the Human Body by Joanna Cole  
  5. Penitent, with Roses: An HIV+ Mother Reflects by Paula W. Peterson  
  6. Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone  
  7. Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia by Margaret Cousins (Landmark Books, Book 28)  
  8. The Story of Eli Whitney by Jean Lee Latham 
  9. If You Were There When They Signed the Constitution by Elizabeth Levy 
  10. Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D. and Gabor
  11. William Wilberforce: God's Politician by John Holzmann 
  12. The Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory by James E. Knight (Adventures in Colonial America) 
  13. American Indian Prayer Guide by Danette Maloof  
  14. First Encyclopedia of Seas & Oceans by Ben Denne  
  15. Mysteries & Marvels of Nature by Elizabeth Dalby 
  16. The Usborne Science Encyclopedia by Annabel Craig and Cliff Rosney  
  17. Can't You Make Them Behave, King George? by Jean Fritz  
  18. And Then What Happened, Paul Revere? by Jean Fritz  
  19. What's the Big Idea, Ben Franklin? by Jean Fritz  
  20. You Wouldn't Want to Be at the Boston Tea Party! by Peter Cook (You Wouldn't Want to... series)  
  21. Water by Trevor Day (See for Yourself series)  
  22. The Story of the U.S.A., Book 1: Explorers and Settlers by Franklin Escher, Jr.  
  23. Real Science-4-Kids: Biology, Level I by Dr. Rebecca W. Keller 
  24. Lyrical Life Science, Volume 1 by Doug C. Eldon 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for signing up for the challenge! I hope you enjoy the books you choose!

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