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The Non Fiction Five ChallengeThe Non Fiction Five Challenge: 03/24/09

The Rules (unchanged from previous years)

  1. Read 5 non-fiction books during the months of May - September, 2009 (please link your reviews on Mister Linky each month; Mister Linky can be found each month on this blog)
  2. Read at least one non-fiction book that is different from your other choices (i.e.: 4 memoirs and 1 self-help)
  3. If interested, please sign up below with the link to your NFF Challenge post (all choices do not need to be posted and may change at any time)

To join in the fun, sign up at here.

My tentative list includes:

  1. All Meat Looks Like South America: The World of Bruce McCall by Bruce McCall (Art)
  2. Poetics Of Cinema by David Bordwell (Film)
  3. The Music of Black Americans: A History by Eileen Southern (Music)
  4. Ambulance Girl: How I Saved Myself by Becoming an EMT by Jane Stern (Memoir)
  5. Candy and Me by Hilary Liftin (Memoir)

My actual list:

  1. Gray Seas Under by Farley Mowat (history)
  2. The Glenn Miller Conspiracy by Hunton Downs (biography)
  3. She and I: A Fugue by Michael R. Brown (memoir)
  4. Warrior from Heaven by Kermit Zarley (theology)
  5. Sparks: How Parents Can Ignite the Hidden Strengths of Teenagers by Peter L. Benson (parenting)


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Comment #1: Thursday, April, 9, 2009 at 20:29:37


Thanks for signing up for the challenge! I haven't read any of the books on your list, but they all sounds fascinating. Enjoy!

<"comment2">Comment #2: Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 17:07:43


Thanks for hosting it!

Comment #3: Sunday, April, 12, 2009 at 01:49:51

gautami tripathy

Such varied choices!
Happy reading!

Comment #4: Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 11:50:34

It's a great way for me to get through the back log of nonfiction I want to read.

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