I enjoy reading non-fiction, so Joy’s new challenge, the Non-Fiction Five Challenge, has been calling to me. Am I nuts to take on another challenge while I’m in the throws of the end-of-a-school-year rush? Probably! But I’ve always liked the following quote, and keep it in mind when life get too rushed and there’s too much focus on work:
you must find time for reading,
or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.
~ Atwood H. Townsend ~
Wouldn’t want that to happen!
Here are Joy’s rules for the Challenge:
1. Read 5 non-fiction books during the months of May – September, 2008.
2. Read at least one non-fiction book that is different from your other choices (i.e.: 4 memoirs and 1 self-help)
Here is a list of non-fiction books already sitting on my shelf, and I’m still looking for a few others to add to my choice pool:
Looking Back: A Book of Memories, by Lois Lowry
The Story of My Life: An Afgan Girl on the Other Side of the Sky, by Farah Ahmedi
The Measure of My Days, by Florida Scott-Maxwell
The Sum of Our Days, by Isabel Allende
Walking in the Beauty of the World: Reflections of a Northwest Botonist, by Joseph Arnette
Shakespeare: The World As Stage, by Bill Bryson
Take Joy: A Book For Writers, by Jane Yolen