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Update on the Dewey Lunatic Project

Back in May of 2010 I started the Dewey reading project. I just realized that I have forgotten to update it for quite a while.

If you’re new here, here is the least you need to know about it.

In the Dewey classification system, non-fiction is divided up by numbers. There are roughly 1000 numbers between 0 and 1000 (duh!) but some of them are not in use anymore. Each number refers to a specific subject.

And there are subsets within those numbers as well, which I’m not setting as a goal for myself. For instance, if I read a book that has the number 612.320 and a book that has the number 612.8749, I would only be able to count one. I would only need one book that starts with 612 to meet the requirements for the project.

In other words, I’m not holding myself to anything to the right of the decimal.

If you want to see what I’ve been up to on the list, please click the link up at the top of this post that says “Dewey.” I’ve also added the page to the menu bar again.

Feel free to jump in to that page’s comments and let visitors know what you’ve been reading!

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  • Michael Golrick November 26, 2011, 4:57 am

    Josh, I think you mean that you are keeping yourself to the *left* of the decimal point. As someone who is occasionally left/right dyslexic, I have made this mistake before.

    Having said that, this is a truly ambitious project. Good luck. You will certainly learn a lot. As someone who is responsible for a collection where fiction is filed by Dewey number, I have a clue about the potential breadth.