On Friday, I might start a series of "blatant theft" posts wherein I steal from other bloggers and follow their great ideas. Some might criticize this as what it is -- theft -- but optimistic others merely see it as sharing of ideas and community. I leave you to take it as you will.
Back to business, though. Reading! Chile over at Chile Chews proposed a wonderful challenge: read some science books. Put down that trashy romance and put away that fantasy fiction. Fantasy, really? (Just kidding, I read my fair share of fantasy.. but no romances. Uck!). Instead, pick up some educational duds and dive into a science (or science-related) book. Ars Hermeneutica (an anti-anti-science organization) is hosting a Science Book Challenge urging readers to read three non-fiction science books this year and share notes and reviews about each work.
I'm happy to say that I'm definitely participating. Here's my list (plus one!).
- Pollan -- In Defense of Food
- Hayes -- The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray's Anatomy
- Andahazi -- The Anatomist
- Schlosser -- Fast Food Nation
- Singer/Mason -- The Way We Eat: Why Our Food Choices Matter
Do you have any recommendations? How about science-y books that you're reading/have read/might read if you get around to it? Tell in comments!