Over the summer, I participated in a Sci-Fi reading challenge by Fortified by Books. In addition to motivating me to get around to reading some great sci-fi, it made me realize something liberating: you can invent your own reading challenges! For years, I have been participating in those year-long 50 category challenges, but sometimes they started to feel oppressive. That’s why I love these short-term challenges that increase my knowledge of a specific genre. So this fall, I challenged myself to break into a genre I rarely touch, by reading as much nonfiction in the month of November as I can. Here are some of the books I chose: Continue reading Personal Reading Challenges: Nonfic November
Even though National Women’s History Month ends today, there’s no reason to stop learning about the trailblazers, whistleblowers and behind-the-scenes ladies who both paved the way for the world today and those who are presently working for a better tomorrow.
If you’re a documentary-lover like me, why not check-out the films below to whet your appetite for knowledge?
Passion and personality is how you describe the execution and historic figures of The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage* The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer by Sydney Padua. Intrigued and then inspired by the awesome and dynamic Ada Lovelace, Padua created a new form of the illustrated and annotated novel. You can approach the book as the illustrated and annotated correspondence between Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, however, it is so much more. Padua elaborates on the formidable friendship and what could have been partnership. Continue reading Lovelace and Babbage: The Original Science Bros