Women In Science History Event Announcement

February 12, 2017 Uncategorized 21

Especially in light of recent political events, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be hosting a Women In Science History month again this year! Like last year, all you have to do to join in, is link-up one review of a book about a female scientist. You can read nonfiction or historical fiction for the challenge as long as the book you pick features a non-fictional female scientist. I’ll post a link-up for your reviews every Friday and my goal is to also post a book review each week as well. If you want to join in, check out my suggested reads and be sure to link-up your sign-up post below!

21 Responses to “Women In Science History Event Announcement”

  1. Amal (AMB)

    This sounds great! I’ll probably join in, though I’ve been terrible about completing bookish events this year. I haven’t had as much time as I would like to read.

  2. BJ

    This event looks like a lot of fun! I would love to participate. And I think I will read The Stargazers Sister. I read your review of it and it looks like just the kind of book I would enjoy. 🙂

    • DoingDewey

      Fantastic! The Stargazer’s Sister was so good. I’d love to find more historical fiction about female scientists, since it’s the only book like that I’ve found.

  3. Jodi

    Really love your blog! I mainly read–and write about–nonfiction, so it’s nice to see another book blog that isn’t just about romance books,sci-fi or YA novels. (Not that there is anything wrong with that.)
    Already have a few of the books you mention in my TBR pile, this linkup sounds really interesting.
    Never having done one, I’m a bit confused though….you want me to announce that I’m participating in the linkup with a post in MY blog and enter the info to my post using the link button above? Then read the book and write a review which I also use the button above to link to my review in my blog?Feel free to answer me using my email if you would rather.
    I’d just rather ask questions now than screw something up later!:-)
    Thanks!

    • DoingDewey

      Thanks Jodi! I’m always excited to find other blogs that focus on nonfiction too, since we seem to be pretty outnumbered. I don’t always do a sign-up link-up, but one way people get the word out there about events is to ask people to do sign-up posts. I’m not going to tell anyone they can’t join in if they don’t do one though! I’ll share a link-up for review of books about female scientists in March and I’ll probably re-post it every week so people can continue to add to the list. I may also compile a list of recommendations from what everyone reads 🙂

  4. raidergirl3

    What a great idea! I just finished Lab Girl and loved it. Will eventually read Hidden Figures, but the lines right now are long!
    As I looked through my local library for ideas, I noticed that many books that detail different female scientists are junior fiction. Hopefully that means a new generation will be up on female scientists.
    I found your blog through Nonfiction November last year. I vowed to read more nonfiction this year and have enjoyed following you.

    Couple of suggestions that I’ve enjoyed:
    Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel
    Miss Leavitt’s Stars by George Johnson
    Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevaliere (novel about Mary Anning)

    • DoingDewey

      I’ve also noticed that there seem to be a lot of great books about female scientists available for younger readers these days! While I think that’s awesome, I’m also a little bit jealous, haha. Thanks for your recommendations! I’ll definitely be checking them out.

  5. looloolooweez

    Count me in (again)! I just borrowed ‘Hidden Figures’ on audio from my library and I got ‘Lab Girl’ for Christmas, so I’ll be reviewing at least one of those for this event later this month.

    • DoingDewey

      Great! Even if you don’t finish in time, feel free to come back and add it to one of my Nonfiction Friday link-ups or just tweet it at me. I’d love to hear what you think 🙂

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