Saturday, February 7, 2009

Kitten's 2009 Dewey Decimal Challenge

Just when I thought I couldn't sign up for more reading challenges...I find this one over at A Striped Armchair:The rules are simple: You read one book from each of the Dewey Decimal categories by October 31st. So that's ten books.

I have always loved nonfiction, so this is not a problem for me to complete. And, as a bonus, without realizing it, I've already got the 700 category done!

Here are the categories of the Dewey Decimal System, as well as my list, updated as of April 14, 2009:

000: Generalities:

100: Philosophy and psychology:

200: Religion

300: Social sciences:

400: Languages:

  • The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way, by Bill Bryson (Dewey decimal no. 420.9)

500: Natural sciences and math

600: Technology

700: The arts:

800: Literature

900: Geography and history:

  • The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream, by Barack Obama (Dewey decimal no. 973.0496)
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Jodi said...

Awesome!! That Sesame Street book served many purposes now.

Grover rocks. LOL!

Good luck with your challenge. I can tell how much of an avid reader you are. I bet you'll have this done in no time.

Nari said...

Thanks for joining my challenge!! Don't forget to submit your review for February to be entered for the book giveaway!

Vickie said...

Wow, some of those categories would be tough for me. Math?!@ :)

Good luck with this challenge.

Question: Do you ever get overwhelmed with all the challenges?

Anonymous said...

So how many book challenges are you in? I'm in 10, I think.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

That's really interesting. I am so proud. I bought my first book in a LONG time. Happy Saturday, my friend...

Kitten said...

Jodi: Thanks for the encouragement! We were talking about the Sesame Street book today when I was at my friend's house for lunch. I got them to want to read it, too!

Nari: I'm submitting my post as soon as I finish responding to the comments. :)

Vickie: This is my first year doing challenges, and I'm not overwhelmed by them...yet. Check back with me in November, as I scramble to finish them up!

Oh yeah, and I'm TOTALLY with you on the math one. That one will be the hardest one for me.

Blueviolet: Ahhh, a fellow reading challenge addict!!! So far I'm in...hold on, let me check my side bar...six challenges. I keep saying that the last challenge I sign up for will be the last one I do for the year, but I always find another one!

Kitten said...

Bud, what book did you buy? I'm proud of you too! Happy Saturday to you as well! :)

Michele said...

Wow.Now, that's a challenge. Can we read the Cliff's notes for a couple of these?

Kitten said...

Michele--Of course you can read the Cliff's notes! I won't, though; I'm too much of a goody two-shoes.