Sunday, March 8, 2020

Lab Girl

I read the memoir Lab Girl by Hope Jahren this month.  The book was a great balance between storytelling and science.  Jahren does a wonderful job at talking about science in a manner that is understood by lay people.  Her explanations about plant life and trees are interesting and her witty storytelling was enjoyable to read.  I can recommend this book to anyone interested in the ways a research scientist goes about doing field research, lab work and raising funds.  All in all it is a very enjoyable read.

Lab GirlLab Girl by Hope Jahren
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was an enjoyable mix of sciences and human interest. The relationship Hope has with her lab partner Bill is quite quirky and is fun to watch grow. She does a wonderful job of detailing aspects or her research and plants/trees in general. I can recommend this book to anyone who is interested I learning more about the green life around us as well as those curious about the life of research scientists

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:

  1. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge -  Book 22
  2. Popsugar- #popsugarreadingchallenge  #16  About Women in STEM
  3. Around the Year in 52 Books- #17 Neuro Diverse character
  4. 52 Books in 52 weeks  #42 Reuse a prompt from a past year- "A  Plant on Cover"
  5. Book List Queen #37  Book that will make you smarter
  6. 20 in 20 #Read20in2020 #2  Book set in country you are currently residing
  7. NJM #NJMBookChallenge2020  #7 Biography/autobiography
  8. Beat the Backlist #BeatTheBacklist2020 #15 author who writes multiple genres
  9. 2020 TBR  #2020TBRReadingChallenge
  10. TBR Book #1  #Backlistreader ; #MountTBR2020; #StartOnYourShelfathon
  11. Wizarding World Tour 
    • Castelobruxo: Book related to Plants
  12. Color Coded:  #5  Beige
  13. Monthly Book Award-   #GXOAwardReadingChallenge  AAAS Subaru science award 2017 

Possible prompts

I will decide as the year goes along which prompts I use it for on several challenges since it meets multiple criteria within the challenge.
  1. Memoirs-  
    • #1 Mental Health Memoir
    • #9  Written by a woman
    • # 25 Under 300 pages

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