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Last year I set the goal for myself to read 52 books during the year. And I did! I read 54 actually. And it was great. The variety of books I read really surprised me, but I learned so much. I challenged a few friends to do it as well.

This year, the Book Guardian has issued a different challenge. She suggested reading one book for each letter of the alphabet, and to make it more interesting, do them in order. These will all be nonfiction books too.

My A book was about American Teenagers. I kind of had to read it for my program, but it still counts, and it was real interesting.

Then I found myself standing at a computer at the U of A library for half an hour trying to think of a B topic that they would have in the library so I could get going on my next book. (I had to laugh when I tried looking up books about the Bolshevik Revolution, you should try it. The PC-ness of it is hilarious.) I eventually settled on a book about the Boston Tea Party. It’s already interesting and I’m only on page 16.

Now, so I don’t have to spend another half hour trying to think up topics that they would have in the library (Haven’t I already posted about how pathetic this library is at least once? Maybe not, but I need to. Oh how I miss the BYU library), I’m asking for help.

Give me topics for the rest of the letters, and bonus brownie points if you can find a good book on that topic at the U of A library.

Ready… Go!

7 shared thoughts about Get understanding

  1. Miss Giggles says:

    The C book has already been suggested by Fran. And just like I thought, the U of A library doesn’t have it. But I’ve requested it from inter-library loan.

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  3. Miss Giggles says:

    My D and E books just came in to the library and I can pick them up. Yeah for Inter-Library Loan (ILL) for making up for a weak library!

  4. Miss Giggles says:

    I picked up D and E today and was interested what libraries they came from. I’m slightly embarrassed at the level of giddiness I felt in my heart when I saw that they came from my very own Mecca of knowledge – the BYU library (D actually comes from the Hawaiian edition, but it’s close enough). To be holding books from such a wonderful edifice made my soul soar.

    And now you all know how weird I am.

    I have till the end of April to have them read.

    Any suggestions on F?

  5. Giggle

    I love this. The BYU library IS Mecca.

    I’m reading about Freemasonry for F. What about Frogs?

  6. Miss Giggles says:

    I’m going with “Folklore” for F and just picked it up from the library. ILL comes through again!

    This weekend I’ll start reading The Marrow of Human Experience: Essays on Folklore by William A. Wilson.

    I’m excited for this one.

    Anyone have ideas for the letter I?

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