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JonSmith's LCC challenge

LC Classification Challenge

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Edited: Apr 4, 2008, 9:52am Top

This challenge is an awesome idea. After evaluating my collection I realize I can really use this challenge and I look forward to completing it. I'll start with a summary and my goals, then I'll post the completed subclasses later.


Classes (15/21)
Complete: E, M, Z
Subclasses (46/250)

Goal One: Read at least one book from each class.(E, F, J, K, N, S, V) (+7 books)(52/250)

Goal Two: Read all of the books I own that will fulfill subclasses I haven't read yet. (+18 books)(70/250)

Goal Three: A slightly modified version of nperrin's goals. (+44 books)(114/250)
If I've read 1-2 books, my goal will be 3 (C, K, R, S, V)
If I've read 3-5 books, my goal will be 6 (A, G, J, L, N, Q, T, U)
If I've read 6-9 books, my goal will be 10. (D, H, P)
If I've read 10 or more books, my goal will be to finish the class! (B)

Goal Four: I'll take stock at this point and see how thing are going.

Edited: Apr 4, 2008, 10:08am Top

Completed subclasses

A General Works (4/10)
AE - 1993 World Book Encyclopedia
AG - Dictionaries
AP - Choice literature
AY - The World Almanac and Book of Facts

B Philosophy, Psychology, and Religion (7/15)
BF - Essentials of Psychology: Exploration and Application by Dennis Coon
BJ - The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis
BL - Science and Christianity: Four Views
BP - The Crisis of Islam : Holy War and Unholy Terror by Bernard Lewis
BR - The Confessions of St. Augustine
BS – Zondervan NIV Study Bible
BV - A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey by Brian D. McLaren

C Auxiliary Sciences of History (1/10)
CB - Great Issues In Western Civilization, Vol. II, From Louis Xiv Through The Cold War

D General and Old World History (4/21)
D - The First World War by John Keegan
DK - Chechnya Diary: A War Correspondent's Story of Surviving the War in Chechnya by Thomas Goltz
DS - The Case for Israel by Alan Dershowitz
DT - Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War by Mark Bowden

E History of America (1/1)
E - 48th Virginia Infantry

F History of the United States and British, Dutch, French, and Latin America (0/1)

G Geography, Anthropology, and Recreation (3/10)
G - Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific in a Raft by Thor Heyerdahl
GA - Map Index to Topographic Quadrangles of the United States, 1882-1940
GV - Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time by Elizabeth Hollinger

H Social Sciences (4/16)
HD - Just enough project management by Curtis R. Cook
HM - The World Is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman
HQ - The New Father: A Dad's Guide to the Toddler Years by Armin A. Brott
HS - Boy Scout Handbook

J Political Science (0/12)

K Law (0/10)

L Education (2/11)
LB - Einstein Never Used Flashcards by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek
LH - The Tower published at The Catholic University of America

M Music (3/3)
M - The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky
ML - Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by Jonathan Dunsby
MT - Study of Counterpoint by John J. Fux

N Fine Arts (0/8)

P Language and Literature (7/19)
PA - The Iliad by Homer
PE - Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi
PN - The Indispensable Calvin And Hobbes by Bill Watterson
PQ - The Divine Comedy: Inferno by Dante Alighieri
PR – Hamlet by William Shakespeare
PS - The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
PZ - The Once and Future King by T. H. White

Q Science (3/12)
QA - Discrete Mathematical Structures by Bernard Kolman
QB - The Stars: A New Way to See Them by H. A. Rey
QE - A field guide to rocks and minerals by Frederick H. Pough

R Medicine (1/17)
RG - What to Expect When You're Expecting by Heidi Murkoff

S Agriculture (0/6)

T Technology (3/17)
TK - Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL and Apache All in One by Julie C. Meloni
TL - Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
TX - The Barbecue! Bible by Steven Raichlen

U Military Science (1/9)
UG - Fighters of the United States Air Force : from World War I pursuits to the F-117 by Robert F. Dorr

V Naval Science (0/10)

Z Bibliography, Library Science, and General Information Resources (2/2)
Z - The Accidental Systems Librarian by Rachel Singer-Gordon
ZA - How to build a digital library by Ian H. Witten

Apr 12, 2008, 12:35am Top

It's nice to see even more options for some of the categories I haven't fulfilled yet. What are the books you already own that will go toward Goal #2?


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