Intro- Blinded Me By Science
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This group is an experiment to see if there is an interest in mini-challenges. Some of the challenges require some pretty heavy reading. This one comes out to one book every other month. So sixty days or thereabout to read a science book. It might be too narrow of a challenge to attract much interest. I shall see.
Just wondering what kind of science books falls under this challenge. I'm sure heavy science like texts, genetics, astronomy, etc works, but I was wondering about the softer sciences like.... oh great time for brain freeze--examination of culture, language, etc--can't think of the darn -ology words....
I'm really glad someone started the mini-challenge, maybe I'll think of one too :)
I think these mini-challenges are going to start small and probably stay that way. A lot of LT users access Talk through Your Groups or Your Posts. Less often do they use All Topics because they're not even staying caught up with the groups they are in now. It takes awhile for new groups to get noticed and catch on, if they ever do.
What subject or genre would you most like to see a mini-challenge in? The possibilities seem endless. They could run for a quarter, a half-year, a whole year or some other time frame. They don't have to begin at the first of the year. The number of books to read are variable also.
If you start a mini-challenge it looks like it won't take a lot of time to keep up with it. Then again, you might come up with a more popular subject or genre than science. ;)
I'm not entirely sure what categories I would like to see yet. Those possibilities do indeed seem endless. I mostly read YA and science fiction, so that would be easy, but outside of that would keep me out of a rut....
I looked at that 'What's in a name challenge' and thought that looked interesting because it was broader/open to interpretation. It gave you something specific(body part) to have in the title... makes it a scavenger hunt too :)
I kind of like the idea of a smaller group. All of my other groups are bursting with members and it's a little overwhelming to keep up with the overall, or even some single threads that get a ridiculous amount of posts in a day.
My futurism books usually have quite a bit of science in them but a lot of it is speculation so I won't include them. I'll keep them in a separate category or mini-challenge.
I read Einstein: His Life and Universe, a biography, last year and I count it as a science book. As I would many of the history of science books. I like the idea that if it 'feels' like science to you, then include it.
6 degrees of separation
Where you'd start with any old topic/thing(WWII, Mars, painting) find a book on/with it then find something else in the book to connect to another book and another, til you reach 6. Then finish with a different topic/thing.
Example: Genetic Splicing, Maximum Ride has children with bird genes spliced. Part of the book takes place in New York, as does The Good Fairies of New York. Or use author, character, building, idea, ice cream flavor, etc
What do you guys think?
Ex. Beginning with "ice cream" and ending up at "ice berg", or "genetic splicing" to "vegetable slicing"
or feel free to ignore it :)