Monday, December 7, 2009

Science Reading Challenge

January 1 - December 31, 2010

Jeff from Bearcastle Blog is hosting the Science Book Challenge again in 2010.  He is part of a group of people who are working on a project for Book Notes on line. This challenge will become part of that project.

Here is what he says:

The Science Book Challenge is easy as pi: read 3 science books during 2010, then tell us about the books you've read and help spread science literacy.

Reading about science--by which we mean to include engineering, mathematics, and technology, too--is fun and rewarding. We want to encourage people to read about science with the challenge, and also to help potential readers find books that they will enjoy and profit from reading. That's why we publish our Book Notes, which are written largely by Science Book Challengers.

By taking the challenge and contributing your book notes to our growing and increasingly valuable collection, you're helping would-be science-book readers identify books they'd like to read. It's something for everyone!
This year we're looking forward to more participation, more book notes, and some special incentives for challengers. We're also hoping to reorganize the Book Notes to make it easier to browse and more useful to our readers.

The 2010 Science Book Challenge

  1. Read at least three nonfiction books in 2010 related to the theme "Nature & Science". Your books should have something to do with science, scientists, how science operates, or the relationship of science with our culture. Your books might be popularizations of science, they might be histories, they might be biographies, they might be anthologies; they can be recent titles or older books. We take a very broad view of what makes for interesting and informative science reading, looking for perspectives on science as part of culture and history.
  2. After you've read a book, write a short note about it giving your opinions of the book. Tell us what you'd tell a friend if you wanted to convince your friend to read it--or avoid it. Naturally, you can read some of the existing Book Notes for ideas. You might like to read our Book-note ratings for ideas about how to evaluate your books; we include ratings with every book note.
  3. Don't worry if you find that you've read a book someone else has also read; we welcome multiple notes on one title.
  4. Get your book note to us and we'll post it with the other notes in our Book Note section. Use the book-note form or the comment form to get in touch with us.
  5. Spread the scienticity and tell other people about the Science Book Challenge:
Happy reading!

To join, go to Science Book Challenge.