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Challenge Prompts > book with an author who has the same first or last name as yours

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message 1: by CMLE Libraries (new)

CMLE Libraries | 29 comments Mod
(gold star awarded if you can find someone with both your first and last names!)


message 2: by Annie (new)

Annie No gold star for me, but I finally got around to Brokeback Mountain


message 3: by Mary (new)

Mary | 34 comments Annie wrote: "No gold star for me, but I finally got around to Brokeback Mountain"

This is a fun one - in a "I cried during most of it" kind of way!


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Mary | 34 comments How Not to Be Wrong The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg

I'm trying to stretch into some new books, and more nonfiction books, this year. This was a good book for people like me, who tend toward math phobia; but as I listened to it I realized I know a lot more math and statistics than I thought I did! The author reads it, which is not always a good thing - but here he did a good job making it all feel light and almost fun to listen to over 13 hours of math.

(This is why I like book challenges - without being pushed I will stay firmly in my butt-kicking-chicks-with-magic genre; but I like being "forced" to explore around and find some unexpected gems!)


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Linda (minnemom) | 14 comments Mary wrote: "How Not to Be Wrong The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg

I'm trying to stretch into some new books, and more nonfiction books, this year. This was a good book for people like m..."


Thanks for the note about the audiobook being good. I usually choose good nonfiction for listening in the car when my teenagers are along--there's not as much of a story plot to miss if their rides with me are sporadic.

If you want to try more well-read nonfiction, I'd recommend Radium Girls, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, and Code Girls.


message 6: by Mary (new)

Mary | 34 comments Linda wrote: "Mary wrote: "How Not to Be Wrong The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg

I'm trying to stretch into some new books, and more nonfiction books, this year. This was a good book for ..."


I love the Henrietta Lacks book - and I've had the others on my TBR pile! I need to move them up. Thanks for the suggestions! I just got the paper copy of The Woman Who Smashed Codes from the library last night (been hold forever!) so I'm pretty excited to start in on that!


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