Tuesday, December 22, 2015

2016 European Reading Challenge Up Now!

The European Reading Challenge
January 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017


The 2016 European Reading Challenge is up now.  This reading challenge lets participants tour Europe through books. And have a chance to win a prize. Please join us for the Grand Tour!

THE GIST: The idea is to read books by European authors or books set in European countries (no matter where the author comes from). The books can be anything – novels, short stories, memoirs, travel guides, cookbooks, biography, poetry, or any other genre. You can participate at different levels, but each book must be by a different author and set in a different country – it's supposed to be a tour.

Click the button above or here for more details or to sign up.

Participants in the 2015 European Reading Challenge can post their reviews here and their wrap up posts here.

Teaser Tuesday: Numbers and Nerves

Inside the church at Nyamata, my eyes are drawn to the ceiling. . . . Ten thousand people were murdered here. 

-- from "Healing Rwanda" by Terry Tempest Williams, in  Numbers and Nerves: Information, Emotion, and Meaning in a World of Data, essays edited by Scott Slovic and Paul Slovic, published by OSU Press.

We are barraged with statistics, data, models, and projections every day and the information is overwhelming. In Numbers and Nerves, journalists, literary critics, psychologists, naturalists, activists, and other essayists look at how we are numbed by all this numerical information and offer strategies for overcoming this insensitivity.

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Jenn at A Daily Rhythm, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.

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