Thursday, May 7, 2009

Week 18 - Book 19

Today is the start of Week 18 in the quest to read 52 books in 52 weeks and should have you starting book # 19. Which means we are over 1/3 of the way towards reading 52 books for the year. If you need suggestions about what to read, head on over to the Well Trained Mind forums and see what everyone is reading this week.

Curious about the previous weeks.

Week 0 - Book 1
Week 1 - Book 2
Week 2 - Book 3
Week 3 - Book 4
Week 4 - Book 5
Week 5 - Book 6
Week 6 - Book 7
Week 7 - Book 8
Week 8 - Book 9
Week 9 - Book 10
Week 10- Book 11
Week 11- Book 12
Week 12 -Book 13
Week 13- Book 14

Week 14- Book 15
Week 15- Book 16
Week 16 - Book 17
Week 17 - Book 18

Something I discovered recently is Book TV on C-span. Nonfiction authors are featured every weekend from Saturday 8:00 A.M. through Monday 8:00 A.M ET.

For instance:

Saturday, May 9th

3:00 PM54 minHistory
No Sense of Decency: The Army-McCarthy Hearings - A Demagogue Falls and Television Takes Charge of American Politics
Author: Robert Shogan
4:00 PM52 minHistory
Winston Churchill: The Flawed Genius of World War II
Author: Christopher Catherwood

Sunday, May 10th

1:00 PM1 hr, 16 minPolitics
Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right
Author: Richard Rothstein
2:15 PM58 minPolitics
Nice Work if You Can Get It
Author: Andrew Ross
3:15 PM46 minPolitics
Stealing MySpace: The Battle to Control the Most Popular Website in America
Author: Julia Angwin

These are just the tip of the iceberg and you can find the full schedule on the website. So, set your DVR's, Vcr's or take some time to sit down and watch some interesting and educational book TV.

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