#NFBookClub December Read-along Announcement

November 27, 2015 Uncategorized 4


Alright everyone! We have our December read – Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. I’ve heard such great things about this book that I can’t wait to read it with you. Our runner-up, Missoula, will definitely make an appearance in next month’s poll. I’ll also include any suggestions from you once they’re old enough to get from the library easily. The schedule of when I’ll be posting things this month is below, but feel free to join in as you can during this busy holiday season.

Google Doc Opens for Free Form Discussion – December 1

Prologue-Chapter 4 Discussion Questions Posted – December 10

Chapter 5-Epilogue Discussion Questions Posted – December 20


Nonfiction November: Read-along Discussion Wrap-up

November 27, 2015 Uncategorized 1

Nonfiction November 2015Wow! It’s time to wrap up our Nonfiction November this year and I want to thank all of you for making it an awesome month. I had so much fun hearing about all the nonfiction you were reading and about your thoughts on each of our nonfiction topics.

Since for our last week, we were talking about I Am Malala, today I’ll be sharing with you some of what everyone else had to say about the book. And if you had fun with the discussion, I’ve got a shameless plug for the monthly read-along I host – be sure to join us for our December read-along of Being Mortal :) Read more »




#NFBookClub December Poll

November 24, 2015 Uncategorized 3


Hi all! With all the Nonfiction November happenings this month, I’m a bit late posting this, so we’ll have a quick poll, only open until this Thursday. Then on Friday I’ll announce what book we’ll be reading in December. I know it’s the holiday, so as always, this will be a laid back read-along, with a google doc open for discussion all month and discussion question link-ups open for several weeks. I hope you’re able to join in! If so, please vote for what book we’ll be reading in the poll below.

    This is a required question

PS – If you have nominations for future read-along polls, you can leave them in a comment or e-mail me at doingdeweydecimal [at] gmail [dot] com. I’ll keep track of all the nominations I’m sent and add books to the polls once they’re old enough that it’s possible to get them from the library without a crazy wait-list :)


All Our Uncles Are Monkeys: A #DarwinDay Review of The Third Chimpanzee

November 24, 2015 Uncategorized 4

All Our Uncles Are Monkeys: A #DarwinDay Review of The Third ChimpanzeeTitle: The Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution & Future of the Human Animal
Author: Jared Diamond
Links: Amazon|Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: four-stars

Summary: This was a fascinating book that, despite being older, included some new information and made me think about things in new ways.

Happy Darwin Day everyone! Since today is the anniversary of the publication of The Origin of Species, it seemed like the perfect day to talk about Jared Diamond’s The Third Chimpanzee. The third chimpanzee, of course, is us and in this book Diamond explores both the things we have in common with (the other two) chimps and the things that we typically think make us unique. Read more »


Nonfiction November Week 4: Readalong Discussion

November 23, 2015 Blogger Events, non-fiction 6

Nonfiction November 2015I can’t believe I’m saying this already, but welcome to week 4 of Nonfiction November! Here’s our discussion topic for the week:

This week we’ll be wrapping up Nonfiction November with a discussion of our read-along book, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb. Discussion questions, my answers, and a link-up are below. In your post, you can answer these questions and/or write about your own response to the book. You can also share your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #NonficNov. Read more »



Review: The Evolution of Everything

November 18, 2015 Uncategorized 7

Review: The Evolution of EverythingTitle: The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge
Author: Matt Ridley
Source: from publisher for review
Links: Amazon|Indiebound |Goodreads
Rating: three-stars

Summary: This book covered a ton of fascinating topics, but was a bit disjointed and biased by the author’s politics.

Although we’re often taught that history is shaped by the actions of a few critical individuals, Matt Ridley argues that even the biggest changes throughout history have been the inevitable result of incremental change. He briefly argues for the evolutionary development of each of the biggest phenomenon in human history, from philosophy and religion to money, technology, and the internet. Read more »


Nonfiction November: Nontraditional Nonfiction

November 16, 2015 Uncategorized 17

Nonfiction November 2015

Wow, this month is flying by! It’s week three of Nonfiction November and this week Becca at Lost in Books is hosting a discussion about Nontraditional Nonfiction.

Nontraditional Nonfiction: This week we will be focusing on the nontraditional side of reading nonfiction. Nonfiction comes in many forms. There are the traditional hardcover or paperback print books, of course, but then you also have e-books, audiobooks, illustrated and graphic nonfiction, oversized folios, miniatures, internet publishing, and enhanced books complete with artifacts. So many choices! Do you find yourself drawn to or away from nontraditional nonfiction? Do you enjoy some nontraditional formats, but not others? Perhaps you have recommendations for readers who want to dive into nontraditional formats.  We want to hear all about it this week!   Read more »