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Monday Musings

This week the Monday Musings question is the following: If you were going to write a book, what would you write about? Would it be fiction, or nonfiction?

Although I don’t have any plans to ever write a book, I’m pretty sure that if I did I would write non-fiction.  First, I feel like I’ve read enough fiction I’d have trouble coming up with something I haven’t already read about. And second, I think I would most enjoy trying to write about science in a way that’s accessible to everyone.

Feel free to answer the Monday Musing question yourself, either here or on the blog of the memes host, Should Be Reading.  What sort of book would you most like to write?

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A Reading Buddies Bookends

This last month was my first time participating in the Reading Buddies discussion run by Erin Reads and I’m already looking forward to next month’s read!  The adult fiction books which seem to be popular in the discussions she leads are definitely outside my usual reading bubble and at least with this first book, I really enjoyed that.  The March read was A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith.  When I first started carrying this book around to read I was worried someone would ask me what it was about because I wasn’t really sure how to sum it up nicely.  Then I looked up the genre for my genre-based reading challenges and discovered the wonderful German word, “Bildungsroman”, meaning a coming-of-age novel (or directly translated “formation novel”).  It makes me happy that there’s a word that so precisely describes what this book is about. Continue reading

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