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message 1: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 02, 2008 02:30AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments As a refinement of my goal to read 104 books in the period from October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008 I will attempt to read at least two works from each of the 21 major groups forming the Library of Congress Classification Scheme:

A -- General Works
B -- Philospophy, Psychology, Religion
C -- Auxiliary Sciences of History
D -- World History and History of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, etc.
E -- History of the Americas
F -- History of the Americas
G -- Geography. Anthropology.Recreation
H -- Social Sciences
J -- Political Science
K -- Law
L -- Education
M -- Music and Books on Music
N-- Fine Arts
P -- Language and Literature
Q -- Science
R -- Medicine
S -- Agriculture
T -- Technology
U -- Military Science
V -- Naval Science
Z -- Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General)


message 2: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Dec 31, 2007 02:08AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments A -- GENERAL WORKS
none read to date


message 3: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 01, 2008 01:18AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments B -- PHILOSOPHY. PSYCHOLOGY. RELIGION
{goal reached Nov. 2007}

November:
Your Brain is (almost) Perfect by Read [4 stars]Montague

Ecopsychology by Theodore Roszak [5 stars]

Gut Feelings by Gert Gigerenzer [4 stars]

December:
How Brains Think by William H. Calvin [4 stars]

The Ethical Imagination by Margaret Somerville [4 stars]

The Heart of Things by A.C. Grayling [5 stars]


message 4: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 12, 2008 07:37PM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments C -- AUXILIARY SCIENCES OF HISTORY

January:
Beyone Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure by Daniel Quinn


message 5: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 01, 2008 01:20AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments D -- WORLD HISTORY AND HISTORY OF EUROPE, ASIA, AFRICA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ETC.

November:
On Deep History and the Brain by Daniel Lord Smail [2 stars]


message 6: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Dec 31, 2007 02:09AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments E -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
none read to date


message 7: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 01, 2008 01:21AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments F -- HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS
{goal reached Dec. 2007}

December:
My Years as Prime Minister by Jean Chretien [3 stars]

Towards a Canada of Light by B. W. Powe [3 stars]



message 8: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 01, 2008 01:22AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments G -- GEOGRAPHY. ANTHROPOLOGY. RECREATION

December:
The Journey of Man by Spencer Wells [3 stars]


message 9: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 14, 2008 11:54PM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments H -- SOCIAL SCIENCES
{goal reached Nov. 2007}

October:
21st Century Capitalism by R Heilbroner [5 stars]

November:
The City of Words by Alberto Manguel [3 stars]

December:
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson [4 stars]

January 2008:
Appreciative Inquiry: A Positive Revolution in Change by David L. Cooperrider and Diana Whitney [4 stars]

We Are Smarter Than Me: How to Unleash the Power of Crowds in Your Business Barry Libert & John Spector [2 stars]

What Orwell Didn't Know: Propaganda and the New Face of American Politics edited by Andras Szanto [4 stars]


message 10: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 01, 2008 01:45AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments J -- POLITICAL SCIENCE
{goal reached Nov. 2007}

October:
The End of America: A Letter of Warning To A Young Patriot by Naomi Wolf [4 stars]

November:
The Real World of Democracy by C.B. MacPherson [3 stars]

The Modern Prince: What Leaders Need to Know Now by Carnes Lord [2 stars]

Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life by Robert B. Reich [4 stars]

December:
Thinking Points Communicating Our American Values and Vision by George Lakoff [5 stars]

Whose Freedom: The Battle over America's Most Important Idea by George Lakoff [4 stars]

Conservatives Without Conscience by John W. Dean [3 stars]


message 11: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Dec 31, 2007 02:09AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments K -- LAW
none read to date


message 12: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Dec 31, 2007 02:09AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments L -- EDUCATION
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message 13: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Dec 31, 2007 02:10AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments M -- MUSIC AND BOOKS ON MUSIC
none read to date


message 14: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 01, 2008 01:38AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments N-- FINE ARTS

November:
Proust was a Neuroscientist by Jonah Lehrer [4 stars]


message 15: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 01, 2008 01:46AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments P -- LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
{goal reached Nov. 2007}

Language:
November:
The First Word: The Search for the Origins of Language by Christine Kenneally [4 stars]

December:
The Solid Form of Language: An Essay on Writing and Meaning by Robert Bringhurst [3 stars]

Literature:
November:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick [4 stars]

Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn [3 stars]

The Story of B by Daniel Quinn [4 stars]

December:
Pattern Recognition by William Gibson [4 stars]

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman [4 stars]

The Futurist by James P. Othmer [3 stars]

Truth About Stories by Thomas King [5 stars]


message 16: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 01, 2008 01:51AM) (new)


message 17: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 01, 2008 01:54AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments R -- MEDICINE
{goal reached Dec. 2007}

November:
The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout [3 stars]

December:
Darwinian Fairytales: Selfish Genes, Errors of Heredity, and Other Fables of Evolution by David Stove [2 stars]


message 18: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Dec 31, 2007 02:10AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments S -- AGRICULTURE
none read to date


message 19: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 02, 2008 02:21AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments T -- Technology
{goal reached Jan. 2008}

November:
The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating by Alisa Smith, J.B. Mackinnon [3 stars]

January:
The Human Factor: Revolutionizing the Way We Live with Technology by Kim Vicente [3 stars]


message 20: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Dec 31, 2007 02:11AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments U -- MILITARY SCIENCE
none read to date


message 21: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Dec 31, 2007 02:11AM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments V -- NAVAL SCIENCE
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message 22: by Bricoleur (David) (last edited Jan 06, 2008 03:19PM) (new)

Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments Z -- BIBLIOGRAPHY. LIBRARY SCIENCE. INFORMATION RESOURCES (GENERAL)
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as I don't know if I'll actually find books I want to read in this category, I'm using it temporarily to record books I've read that I haven't been able to determine the LOC number yet:

October:
The Islamist [4 stars]
The Lore of Averages [2 stars]

November:
Mystic Trudeau [4 stars]
How to Re-imagine the world [3 stars]

January 2008:
A New Religion? H+ (plus) [2 stars]


Bricoleur  (David) Soul (Bricoleur) | 31 comments Knocked the "T - Technology" group off the list the 2nd of January.

At three months and 2 days into my personal challenge I've completed the task for 8 of the 21 LOC groups... I've still to tackle the most challenging groups however.



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