It's time to gather my thoughts for the coming week.
Therefore it must be time for It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
Since last week, I have discovered a wonderful month long meme to complement my AusReading Month plans.
Hosted by Kim @Sophisticated Dorkiness - I give you Non-Fiction November.
This inspired me to finally finish The Forgotten Rebels of Eureka and to hunt through my TBR pile for more Aussie non-fiction.
"An hilarious, enlightening romp through the world of numbers with one of Australia’s best-loved broadcasters.
Why do people get freaked out by Friday the 13th? Where does a ‘dozen’ come from? Who was Erno Rubik? And how do you become a master at Sudoku?
In 100 bite-sized chapters, mathematician, broadcaster & comedian Adam Spencer unlocks more of the secrets of the world of numbers.
If you’ve ever wondered about the ‘fourth dimension’, why spider monkeys have so many bones in their hands, which numbers are truly narcissistic, or how on earth you play ‘Buckyball’, Adam Spencer’s Big Book of Numbers will set you straight."
Since my week in review featured the words 'narcissistic' and 'spider-monkey', I really couldn't go past this one!
The Best Australian Science Writing 2014 is edited by Ashley Hay - a new favourite author of mine thanks to her wonderful story The Railwayman's Wife, which I read & reviewed earlier in the year.
"The annual collection celebrating the finest Australian science writing of the year.
Why are Sydney’s golden orb weaver spiders getting fatter and fitter? Could sociology explain the recent upsurge in prostate cancer diagnoses? Why were Darwinites craving a good storm during ‘The Angry Summer’? Is it true that tuberculosis has become deadlier over time? And are jellyfish really taking over the world?
Now in its fourth year, this popular and acclaimed anthology steps inside the nation’s laboratories and its finest scientific and literary minds.
Featuring prominent authors such as Tim Flannery, Jo Chandler, Frank Bowden and Iain McCalman, as well as many new voices, it covers topics as diverse and wondrous as our ‘lumpy’ universe, the creation of dragons and the frontiers of climate science."
I also have David Malouf's, A First Place, demanding to be read & loved.
I'm about 3/4's of the way through The Getting of Wisdom (& loving it.)
I'm a free-range reader which means that I have no idea what piece of Australian fiction I will move onto next. Thankfully, I have oodles of non-fiction to tide me over & a TBR pile that caters to all my moods & whims!
In the next few hours I will also find out what my next Classics Club Spin book will be - if one of my Aussie classics wins out, it could solve the 'what to read next' dilemma.
What are you reading this week?