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Book List 2012 - Books I always Recommend [Apr. 24th, 2012|02:30 am]
Tomas Gallucci

The other day, I had a conversation with darkest_writer during which we discussed the idea of an online book club. Knowing that I had to do a website as a final project for one of my networking classes, what you see below and at the following links was done for homework, but was, of course, ultimately intended for a home here on my blog.

This is my booklist for the year. darkest_writer will publish one of her own. Anyone is more than welcome to join; there are as yet no hard and fast rules other than we will pick books, read them and write about them.

So, who's interested you interested? (gradumacated, I'm look at you in particular. :P )

Books I always recommend:

James May’s 20th Century by James May

Twilight of Courage by Bodie and Brock Thoene

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux (Author)& Lowell Bair (Translator)

A Small Death in Lisbon by Robert C. Wilson

Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson


[User Picture]From: darkest_writer
2012-04-24 12:47 pm (UTC)
My list isn't in any way going to be as organized as yours, or as intelligent looking haha.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2012-04-24 11:27 pm (UTC)
I had to organize the list for my own sanity. Also, it made sense from a presentation standpoint.

That your list won't look as intelligent as mine is hogwash. All you need do is add a picture of Steve Job's biography to your list.

In truth, I don't really like the way I presented this list. It should have been two or three books across and the titles and authors should have word-wrapped accordingly.
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[User Picture]From: onelove_xx
2012-04-29 08:47 pm (UTC)
Now I'm even more excited for this online bookclub. :) You have some awesome choices that I'd want to read & haven't before.
However to be truthful I have no desire whatsoever to read anything from your programming list. I'd never make it through one & all I'd get from it is a good nights sleep LoL
I'll do my best to compile my list ASAP!
Any estimated start date? My only concern is which book we'll start with & my getting ahold of it. Don't always have the money to spend on books, so I sorta have to plan er out if you catch my drift.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2012-04-29 11:56 pm (UTC)
The programming list has been getting a lot of negative feedback for some unknown reason. Discrimination against programming titles is just unfair.

Per my comment on darkest_writer's site, let me know which journal to friend. It would also be helpful to have a link to your list once you compile it.

As for start date, which books, etc. we should consult with our mutual friend. However, as she is in mourning, I'm not sure how to approach the subject.

I'm curious to know exactly which titles caught your eye.

I have thought about the problem of securing books. I plan to purchase all titles myself and am in possession of most. (The programming titles I can get electronically for free via my employer via Safari Books Online.) One idea would be to set up a communal fund, but that really only makes sense if we start a community and have enough people join.
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[User Picture]From: onelove_xx
2012-05-01 07:31 pm (UTC)
LoL It is what it is, my friend. I'm just being honest. :P

I think I missed that comment but I shall add you to both :) if you'd like!

Agreed. I'm in no rush, so long as I have some notice :)

Honestly, sometimes hunting down a gem of a book is half the fun for me :) I'm not worried, just wanna make sure I'm in line & on time.

I'll work on that list tonight & go through yours again & make a list of the ones you posted that I'm really interested in, too.

So to be continued ... lol

Edited at 2012-05-01 11:32 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2012-05-02 12:05 am (UTC)
It is what it is, my friend. I'm just being honest.
Hater's gonna hate!

I think I missed that comment but I shall add you to both
I was thinking of this comment but now I can't find the comment I thought I made. Furthermore, I can't find the comment where you talked about having two sites that you own. and finally found the comment I made about your multiple sites. And I found the comment you made about having a second site dedicated to your book addiction. I just thought all of that chatter was in one place.

P. S. I've only received notification that you added me to your personal blog, not your reading blog.

Honestly, sometimes hunting down a gem of a book is half the fun for me
I can see how that can be fun. But as a man, I am but one step above a dog and have not parted with my canine desire to take the path of least resistance–I LOVE me some Amazon.

posts to come
I look fowled to your list of my list as well as your list.

And I don't know if this is appropriate or not, but I want to post about how to properly run a book club and why I want this club and after I've stated my premise ask if I'm going about it the wrong way, but I don't want to offend you or darkest_writer. To make matters worse, this week I'm in training at work and I think I'm going to take a $500 test on Friday, so I need to concentrate this week on work. And then there's a Civil War reenactment that I may go to Saturday morning. So busy, filled week for me with no time to read or organize a book club.

*le sigh*

And let's not forget that we need to keep darkest_writer in the loop on whatever it is we cook up.

Edited at 2012-05-02 04:07 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: darkest_writer
2012-05-02 09:56 pm (UTC)
How about we start after you get back from training? that way there's nothing to really interfere with this little club.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2012-05-02 10:33 pm (UTC)
They'll always be something for any one if not all of us. And I have two projects that I've just today intimated starting in the very near future.

But yes, I too was thinking that next week would be a good time to start. We all three need to get on the same page though, which means we all need to have somewhere/someway to communicate with the group as efficiently as possible. Thoughts?

But as I indicated, I have some questions as to whether or not we're going about this the right way; I'll try to blog my thoughts this weekend.
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[User Picture]From: darkest_writer
2012-05-03 01:03 am (UTC)
you better write about it :P
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