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Anyone read nonfiction? I just finished Everything is Miscellaneous and I wonder if anyone else read it.
It chronicles how libraries have organized our books throughout history , which is of interest to librarians. Also talks about the history of alphabetization (which I thought was fascinating and want to read more about) and the Dewey Decimal System and its limitations.
In some ways, it reminds me of the Wisdom of Crowds in that it discusses how collective thought is going to change how we interact and view the world.
If you're at all interested in the organization of information or web 2.0, I recommend it. Like a lot of nonfic corporatey type books, he repeats himself a lot in it. Could have been half as long, but then it wouldn't sell!
How funny that it does sound interesting! But I am a librarian.
As far as nonficiton goes, I just finished Mockingbird: a portrait of Harper Lee. It is a biography of this famous author of one of our country's most famous books, the only one that Harper Lee ever wrote and her friendship with Truman Capote.
As with other nonfiction books, this lead me to watch the movie Capote and to re-read To Kill a Mockingbird and to read, for the first time, In Cold Blood by Capote, the last book written by him.
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