I’m working on branching out, worried that reading in all of my favorite categories now will leave me stuck with an unrelenting slog toward the end of my project. I figured that the 000s were a good place to go next: 3 of the numbers are unassigned (007,* 008, and 009) and the rest are, at least in my library, populated almost entirely by manuals on computer programming languages. Not looking promising!
Here are the more palatable and/or interesting choices:
001.09, A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson (2003).
004.092, The Man Who Invented the Computer: The Biography of John Atanasoff, by Jane Smiley (2010).
006.3, Final Jeopardy: Man Vs. Machine and the Quest to Know Everything, by Stephen Baker (2011).
*The Wikipedia entry on the Dewey Decimal System often lists 007 as books about James Bond. Do not believe everything you read on-line (yes, students, I’m talking to you!).