OOPS! I just found a post draft that was almost complete except for all the linking, so here it is, finally!
Books to Read: 3
Website: Science-Book Challenge 2009
Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2009
Other Great Lists to Consider: Eva, Debi (I thought Debi was the one who prepared an awesome list of suggestions but I can’t find it… Too much time has past? I’m not creative in my searching? Her blog is here, if you know the link, pls comment! Thx, C)
Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World by Simon Garfield 2002, 242 pages.
Awhile back, I was flipping through TV channels and stopped on a documentary talking about the origins of color dyes. I was fascinated and, unfortunately, I failed to write down any details other than this: “argaman – ancient hebrew name for purple.” Purple is my favorite color. When this challenge was presented, I knew that I wanted to find a book on the science of color and this one on mauve is the one I’m choosing. But wait! there’s more!! I found out about an event – a field trip! – to add to my color challenge: The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod will be presenting an art show this month called ROYGBIV: Exploring the Color Spectrum. Sounds like fun, yes?
This book might also qualify for the World Citizen Challenge.
The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean My review here.
I loved the movie Adaptation which is loosely (did I mention ‘loosely’?) based on this book. Don’t worry – I think I’m aware of the differences and I have been wanting to read this for a long time. I’m excited that this book which has been on the tbr wishlist for so long will be perfect for this challenge. This book will also qualify for my Lit Flicks Challenge.
Einstein: The Life and Times by Ronald W. Clark 1972, 878 pages
I started this in 2008 and it stalled. I’ll just pick it back up and read from where I left off.
A Spring Without Bees: How Colony Collapse Disorder Has Endangered Our Food Supply by Michael Schacker 2008, 304 pages.
I’m interested in the mystery of the declining population of honeybees.