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Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Friday, August 9, 2013

A Non-Fiction Adventure revised

edit: I'm so glad things have changed!  I still don't have my complete list but I'll be working on it, changing stuff around. Also, I'm changing my dates!


A Non-Fiction
Adventure

2017 - 2024

hosted by Michelle of The True Book addict

For more information and/or to sign up, click here

Here are the guidelines:

  • choose 50+ non-fiction books; the number is up to you.  Choose 50, 75, 100, 200.  It's entirely your choice
  • Books must be non-fiction--biography, autobiography, history, memoir, cooking, travel, science, etc.
  • list them at your blog (or on Goodreads or another social media site, if you do not have a blog)
  • choose your completion goal date five years in the future and make note of it with your list of titles (like this:  reading goal--50 books  goal dates--March 20, 2012 - March 20, 2017)
  • come back here and post the link to your list in the linky below
  • write a review (or a short summary) on the book when finished and link it to the title in your list (or link to your review on Goodreads, again, if you don't have a blog)
  • there will be pages posted at the top of the blog for you to link your reviews
  • when you have completed the challenge, come add your link to the Completed Challenges page
  • there will be a blog roll in the sidebar where I will list you/your blog linked to your lists
  • grab the button in the right sidebar and link it back to this blog
  • check out this PAGE which contains links to various online sources with lists of reading ideas
  • I might host a read-a-long from time to time.  If you are hosting one, or an event or challenge surrounding a non-fiction title, post about it at this PAGE
A couple more important details:
  • this challenge can be crossed over with any other challenges
  • your link in the linky below must lead to your list, not just your main blog address.  Any links that are that are blog links only will be delete
My Goal: 50 books in 8 years


 ~ Books to Read ~
  1. Others Unknown : The Oklahoma City Bombing Conspiracy by Stephen Jones
  2. Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Revised and Expanded Edition by Oliver Sacks
  3. The Hot Zone: A Terrifying True Story by Richard Preston
  4. If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation by Janine Latus
  5. I Am a Soldier, Too: The Jessica Lynch Story by Rick Bragg
  6. The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade by Ann Fessler
  7. The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer
  8. The Privilege of Youth by Dave Pelzer
  9. A Man Named Dave by Dave Pelzer
  10. Look Up for Yes by Julia Tavalaro and Richard Tayson
  11. Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox 
  12. The World Without Us by Alan Weisman
  13. Wishful Drinking by Carrie Fisher
  14. Wide Awake at 3:00 A.M. by Choice or by Chance? Richard M. Coleman
  15. Half-Assed: A Weight-Loss Memoir by Jennette Fulda
  16. Honey, Do You Need a Ride? Confessions of a Fat Runner Paperback by Jennifer Graham 
  17. The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe
  18. Skidboot: The Smartest Dog In The World by Cathy Luchetti
  19. Paw Tracks at Owl Cottage by Denis O'Connor
  20. Paw Prints in the Moonlight by Denis O'Connor
  21. Toby Jug by Denis O'Connor
  22. Homer's Odyssey by Gwen Cooper 
  23. Casper the Commuting Cat by Susan Finden
  24. Cleo by Helen Brown
  25. The Cat Who Came Back for Christmas by Julia Romp
  26. Stuff by Randy O. Frost, Gail Steketee
  27. The Less of More by Joshua Becker
  28. The Flexitarian Diet
  29. AARP New American Diet
  30. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
  31. Getting Things Done by David Allen
  32. Enough Already! by Peter Walsh
  33. The Body Book by Cameron Diaz




~ Books Read ~
Read during old challenge dates - Unclutter Your Life in One Week by Erin Rooney Doland
Read during old challenge dates - The Hot Zone by Richard Preston (8-6-14)


~ Books Read ~





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3 comments:

Rita_h said...

I read your post (I'm a subscriber), and immediately thought it was a brand-new challenge. After I joined up I went back and read the date. Oh well, I guess it doesn't matter when you actually start, as long as you try :)

Bev Hankins said...

There you go....leading me down the challenge addiction path again. I know I have at least 50 non-fiction books that need reading, so I'll be joining up momentarily.

Michelle Miller said...

Yay! You joined me for another of my challenges. I'm so glad. You have some interesting books on your list. I wish you much success with the challenge!

I'm terrible because I have not even started reading yet and I started last year. Yikes, I'm so behind!

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