Jul 16, 2009

Non-Fiction Five wrapup

I've completed my first reading challenge, Trish's Non-Fiction Five! The books I read were:

The Other End of the Leash by Patricia McConnell
The Ra Expeditions by Thor Heyerdahl
It's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong
Ice Bound by Jerri Nielsen
Seaworthy by T.R. Pearson
Splendid Solution by Jeffrey Kluger

I read one extra. Participating in a reading challenge was a new thing for me. It really helped motivate me to read some of the books on my shelf that I'd been putting off. I learned a lot about living at the South Pole, how polio vaccines were made, what it's like to sail rafts across the ocean, cancer patients and the sport of cycling. Non-fiction can get a bit wearying though, so I'm good and ready to get back to some fiction again soon.

9 comments:

Lezlie said...

Congratulations! Non-fiction can be wearing on our brains, but I still need to read a little more of it.

Lezlie

bermudaonion said...

Way to go!

ldk said...

If you are up for one more non-fiction book, (I promise you though - it's narrative so it reads like a novel!), would you consider Tales from a Dog Catcher by Lisa Duffy-Korpics?

Your blog title "DogEar Diary" drew me in....hope I didn't intrude! Take care and happy reading :)

Lisa
www.talesfromadogcatcher.blogspot.com

Cath said...

Congratulations on finishing the challenge! I'm only on my second book for this one.

Melody said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge, Jeane!

N an said...

Congrats on finishing your first challenge!

Jeane said...

Thanks, everyone! I feel like I've been reading way too much nonfic lately...

Trish said...

congrats on finishing Jeane! I've been doing terribly at the non-fiction the past few months but hope to get back on the wagon soon. Your books are always so varied--how awesome is that?

So, do you think you'll continue to do challenges or have you had enough fun? Oh wait, I see in my reader that you're signing up for the What an Animal II challenge. :)

Jeane said...

Trish- Yeah, I'm going to keep doing challenges! It's satisfying to not only see the piles diminishing next to the bed, but also to cross them off a list...