2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge Monthly Spotlight #9

 

Welcome to the Monthly Spotlight for the 2021 Nonfiction Reader Challenge!

Each month I’m highlighting some of the reviews shared for the challenge in the linky

Don’t forget to link each book you read as you read during the year!

I encourage you to support all participants who have shared what they are reading for the challenge. Give them a like, leave them a comment, share their posts on Facebook, twitter, or instagram #2021ReadNonFic

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In September …

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[OCEANOGRAPHY]

This month I read The Whale in the Living Room by John Ruthven and found it really fascinating. It’s a well written, informative behind the scenes look at filming ocean  life documentaries, including the groundbreaking series’, Blue Planet and Blue Planet II narrated by David Attenborough.

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[DISEASE]

At Turn The Page, Tina read Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital by Dr Eric Manheimer, which she notes was the inspiration for the tv series, New Amsterdam. While she felt “Some of the chapters do go on a bit too long…”, her summary states, “Overall I enjoyed reading this book and loved reading about the dedication of the professionals and their various cases.”

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[INVENTIONS]

Described as, ‘A journey through the attempts artists, scientists, and tinkerers have made to imagine and communicate with the otherworldly using various technologies, from cameras to radiowaves.’ Carol of Carols Notebook, would have liked there to have been more to Strange Frequencies: The Extraordinary Story of the Technological Quest for the Supernatural by Peter Bebergal

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[ESSAYS]

Of The Best American Essays 2020 edited by André Aciman, Maphead writes, “My favorites essays in the collection were ones with sharply focused narratives and specific topics in mind, akin to the long form pieces you’d find in Harpers, the New Yorker or Atlantic. While considered essays, they easily could be included in anthologies featuring outstanding writing in the fields of science and nature or crime.”

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[BIOGRAPHY]

Laurel-Rain of Curl Up and Read awarded five stars to The Good Son by Christopher Andersen, which examines the relationship between JFK Jr and his mother Jackie Kennedy Onassis

 

What will you be reading in October?


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In case you missed it…

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. whatsnonfiction
    Oct 03, 2021 @ 12:01:08

    The Whale in the Living Room sounds so interesting!

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  2. Trin Carl
    Oct 04, 2021 @ 01:15:15

    Yes, there are plenty of whale documentaries. I still remember our fifth grade teacher forcing us to watch a whale documentary that took like four weeks to watch. I think he made us watch it so he could sit quietly and grade. He was quite the teacher with like two unintentional swear words in his name.

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  4. Laurel-Rain Snow
    Oct 04, 2021 @ 04:17:07

    Thanks for spotlighting The Good Son!

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  5. WendyW
    Oct 04, 2021 @ 14:42:16

    The Good Son looks very interesting!

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  6. Barbara Harper
    Oct 15, 2021 @ 06:05:00

    I wanted to see if you’d allow Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh to count for the Oceanography category.

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  8. Tracey (Carpe Librum)
    Nov 09, 2021 @ 23:29:46

    Another great spotlight.

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