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What's on Your Bookshelf? [Nov. 11th, 2009|01:35 pm]
Tomas Gallucci
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You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.
-– Charles “Tremendous” Jones


It's been said you can tell a lot about a man by the books he reads and the friends he keeps. I've been writing recently about the friends that I keep and those of you who keep coming back for the continuing saga have, I'm sure, updated your mental portrait of me based on those writings. Well today--on Veteran's Day no less--I want to give you an idea of where my mind has been lately when I take those rare occasions to step away from the news and pick up a book.

Also, for those of you random folks out there who are looking for a recommend, I would dare say that you could pick up anything on my list, but I have also created a recommendation section at the bottom.



All books on the reading shelf are linked to Amazon.com if you're interested in picking up a copy.


Reading Shelf
Recently Read
The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle that Changed the World, Principles of Freedom 101








Currently Reading




Stalled








On Deck












To Purchase




Top Recommends












For your convenience, as well as giving newbies and passer-byers an idea of the kind of person I am, I have added this list to my profile.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-11-12 02:18 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-11-12 02:58 pm (UTC)
What an awesome response!

I'm particularly interested in the Unix System Administration Handbook and your thoughts on it. I purchased this:


I wonder how the two compare.

Edited at 2009-11-12 02:59 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-11-12 04:13 pm (UTC)
Mine covers Solaris, HP/UX, FreeBSD & Red Hat.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-11-12 04:15 pm (UTC)
Ah. I should pick your book up then. Mine covers Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora/Red Hat, and Suse.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-11-12 04:18 pm (UTC)
Mine (3rd Edition) is slightly out-of-date.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-11-12 11:00 pm (UTC)
Looks like the 3rd ed. is the last one they printed.
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[User Picture]From: fabrizzo
2009-11-13 10:41 am (UTC)
Voyager FAIL.

Sorry guy.
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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-11-13 12:23 pm (UTC)
The ones by Christie Golden are far superior.
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[User Picture]From: fabrizzo
2009-11-13 10:40 am (UTC)

I'm Sorry. I Like Criticizing Anything.

The Federalist Papers AND the Anti-Federalist Papers? Granted, it's good to know both sides of an issue, but it's not 'cool' in politics to be well-informed.
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[User Picture]From: fabrizzo
2009-11-13 10:42 am (UTC)

Re: I'm Sorry. I Like Criticizing Anything.

Holy FSM! Way to have huge title, ass!
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-11-13 01:34 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm Sorry. I Like Criticizing Anything.

FSM = Flying Spagetti Monster?
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-11-13 01:42 pm (UTC)

Re: I'm Sorry. I Like Criticizing Anything.

What can I say? I'm tired of being ignorant. Additionally, tomorrow, I'm going to be in a day-long Constitution class to learn even more about how the country was founded and principles behind the founding document. If you're interested in such topics, I HIGHLY recommend 5000 Year Leap.

While I'm on the subject, I'll be speaking at the Million "Med" March in the Medical Mall across from the hospital a week from Saturday. The event kicks off at Noon. You should come hear me speak.

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[User Picture]From: ehowton
2009-11-13 12:29 pm (UTC)
In reading this post this morning I only just realized that the cover of 'A Small Death in Libson' was a swastika. Funny, since I'd always wondered why those windows were a different orientations.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-11-13 01:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, isn't that cool? On the one hand, the cover of A Small Death in Lisbon is just a brick wall, but when viewed from a different perspective, it's a swastika. I think that was the reason I was so intrigued with the book--I judged it by it's cover. If the cover was that intriguing, surely the author knew what he was doing and it was going to be one hell of a ride.

Btw, how far along are you in A Small Death in Lisbon?
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-11-17 04:44 am (UTC)

Zen books!

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle maintenance. I think I read it in the 80's. It's a classic. I also read Zen and the art of seeing. Also very good. But one has to be in the mood for that stuff.

Thanks for coming by The Kitchen Dispatch. I really appreciate you taking part in the giveaway! -Kanani
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-11-17 05:14 am (UTC)

Re: Zen books!

I tried reading Zen...Maintenance but one can only read that book a paragraph at a time and stop to think about what one has just read. My problem is that while I enjoy a good engaging read, I just don't have the time anymore as I work, organize the community and as of January 11 am heading back to school.

You're more than welcome. I came by your site because of a random tweet. I rather enjoyed your article on Dean Koontz. Thanks for coming to visit my blog.
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[User Picture]From: o_2opine_o
2009-11-18 02:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your comment on my LJ post, concerning the new government advice on mammograms. I'm still livid over this. And so is my daughter [a breast cancer survivor].
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-11-18 02:26 pm (UTC)
It's ok. Just so long as you know Barry's got your back, everything's going to be alright.
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[User Picture]From: o_2opine_o
2009-11-18 02:40 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, Barry's got my back!

Especially since in 2 more years, he says I don't need any more mammograms.

Ahemmmm, could this be taken to suggest that women over 74, are expendable?

Ya' know. Those pesky ol' Seniors, who don't like a lot of the stuff he and his jolly band of Lib/Dems, want to shove down the throats of citizens?

Oh *shame* on me! Must go wash my mouth out with soap, for saying such a thing! Or should it be, wash my keyboard off with soap, for putting such a thing on the Net... Bleahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-11-18 02:48 pm (UTC)
could this be taken to suggest that women over 74, are expendable?
Ex-Governor Richard Lamm (D -CO) said that The elderly and terminally ill have a duty to get out of the way and die. So in a word, yes.

Those pesky ol' Seniors, who don't like a lot of the stuff he and his jolly band of Lib/Dems, want to shove down the throats of citizens?
The one thing that our local Tea Party chapter has failed to do is reach Seniors that do not have access to the internet, namely those not on Facebook. We need to get a phone list or something going. I'm told that seniors are the one who drive the vote when it comes time to cast a ballot. I was musing the other day over the fact that it's always seniors that man the polls. Interesting.
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[User Picture]From: o_2opine_o
2009-11-18 02:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you for book lists! My husband and I are always looking for more reading ideas.
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-11-18 02:27 pm (UTC)
Every book here featured here is linked to Amazon. just click and purchase.

The thing that sucks is I just bought 4 more books at a seminar I was at last week, so I think I need to update my list again.
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[User Picture]From: o_2opine_o
2009-11-18 02:46 pm (UTC)
Good! Updates rock!

Oooops, do *they* say that, anymore? -chuckle- Mustn't sound *old,* ya' know. >,-))))))))

But must get off the Net and go get food in the house. ,-) And enjoy the sun shine! Hope you have sun to enjoy today, in your neck of the woods, too.

Hugs...
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[User Picture]From: schpydurx
2009-11-18 02:51 pm (UTC)
Yes, the kids these days still say "rock", though I'm not in touch with my generation. Never have been and I don't plan on it. The TV shows, fashion and the bulk of the music sucked when I was growing up.
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