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Author Topic: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!  (Read 6716 times)

mouser

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DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« on: June 08, 2007, 02:20:57 PM »
Let's try a new fun project, reading week.
Goal is to read for 1 hour a day, every day, for a week.

Starting today June 8, 2007 (If 1hr is too long for you, cut it to 30 minutes).  School books count, as do academic papers, paperpack novels, programming language reference guides, whatever. If it goes well we can keep extending it to more weeks.

Post what book/papers you are reading here in this thread (you can edit your post to add more stuff if you read multiple papers/books within the week).

I'm going to start off this week by finishing a book i'm not enjoying very much (self-indulgent and empty): The Emotion Machine by Marvin Minskey.

Who wants to join me?
« Last Edit: June 08, 2007, 02:32:22 PM by mouser »

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007, 02:29:38 PM »
I'm in! Cormac McCarthy's The Road

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007, 02:39:22 PM »
i spend quite a lot of time reading. this week it includes...

dreamweaver CS3 bible by Joseph W. Lowery http://www.amazon.co...181330946&sr=8-2

the business side of creativity by Cameron S. Foote http://www.amazon.co...181331154&sr=1-1

top 10 by Alan Moore http://www.amazon.co...181331362&sr=1-1

possible other books as i become sidetracked.

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007, 02:41:12 PM »
I am in: Practical C Programming

And since it's kind of hot today, I'll be in my other room where it's cooler, reading The Dispossessed till I fall asleep...again.
« Last Edit: June 08, 2007, 03:13:41 PM by app103 »

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2007, 02:54:31 PM »
I'm in - The Dante Club by Mathew Pearl.

Finding it tough to get into atm. Too many characters and slightly odd sentence construction, but shall persevere.

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2007, 04:07:43 PM »
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins is my 'entertainment' book at the moment, reading bits of lots of books on deviance and law, for skool, (nope i gave up on sppeeling boks)

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2007, 05:15:06 PM »
Great idea!  I'm in!  I have to read a bunch of books for the curriculum I'll be teaching next year anyway.


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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2007, 05:19:52 PM »
The guide to the Promina BBS system (1.0) written by net.com

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2007, 05:40:42 PM »
I'm reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey.


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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2007, 11:27:39 PM »
I'm in.  ;D

I'm reading Norweigian wood by Haruki Murakami  :-*

Also, I'd like to finish some tutorials about CakePHP this week.

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2007, 11:58:06 PM »
OK:

Papers (this is a list of some of the papers that I have sitting on my desk, in various stages of having been read):

  • Smith, C. I., A. T. Chamberlain, et al. (2003). "The thermal history of human fossils and the likelihood of successful DNA amplification." Journal of Human Evolution 45(3): 203-217.
  • Carson, E. A. (2006). "Maximum likelihood estimation of human craniometric heritabilities." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 131(2): 169-180.
  • Sepulchre, P., G. Ramstein, et al. (2007). "H4 abrupt event and late Neanderthal presence in Iberia." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 258(1-2): 283-292.
  • Weaver, T. D., C. C. Roseman, et al. (2007 - in press). "Were neandertal and modern human cranial differences produced by natural selection or genetic drift?" Journal of Human Evolution: 1-11.
  • Terhune, C. E., W. H. Kimbel, et al. (2007). "Variation and diversity in Homo erectus: a 3D geometric morphometric analysis of the temporal bone." Journal of Human Evolution 53(1): 41-60.
  • Zilhão, J. (2006). "Neandertals and Moderns Mixed, and It Matters." Evolutionary Anthropology 15: 183-195.

Books:

  • Harvati, K. and T. Harrison, Eds. (2006). Neanderthals Revisited: New Approaches and Perspectives. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology. Dordrecht, Netherlands, Springer.
  • Mayr, E. (1963). Animal Species and Evolution. Cambridge, MA, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

For fun I am reading:
Jones, S. (2000). Almost Like a Whale: The Origin of Species Updated. London, Black Swan.

Strikethrough means I've finished reading it... Everything else is in the queue, although I'm well into all of the books - just about finished "Almost Like a Whale"

Happy reading everyone!

Whoops! Almost forgot: just read "The Three Little Pigs" and "Jack and the Beanstalk" - it's bedtime here!
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin
« Last Edit: June 09, 2007, 12:05:21 AM by Darwin »

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2007, 12:06:55 AM »
Dont know how you could even almost forget those literary classics Darwin.  ;D  (Dont have any baba the elephant do you?  :-[)

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2007, 12:19:00 AM »
No, sadly, no Baba the elephant (or was that meant to be Babar? If so, again no, but it would be a huge hit - good idea, actually). I AM trying to interest my reading audience in my old Rupert the Bear Annuals, but they are pretty fixed in three streams: Dr. Seuss, Korean kids books (I read them to them but have no idea what I am reading - sometimes I just free associate in English, but that doesn't last long because my audience has cleverly memorized the proper Korean text - and the classics mentioned above and others of their ilk.
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2007, 04:59:16 AM »
do audio books count? i'm listening to Pimsleur's Foreign Language series now..

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2007, 08:46:02 AM »

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Darwin:  Papers... I'm well into all of the books
Happy reading everyone!

I wouldn't understand some of the material on your list but I hope to climb to that level some day...I tried "The Three Little Pigs" but my finger kept moving off the line, so I had to give up.

This week my stuff's mostly fluff
Lee Child "Bad Luck And Trouble"
John Sandford "Invisible Prey"
Michael Connelly "The Overlook"
(and a bunch of corporate background/strategy papers)

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2007, 06:39:39 PM »
Crud. I'm failing miserably in my bid to read an hour a day - I'm not doing anything near that! Does accumulated time on Donationcoder over a 24 hour period count?
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Re: DoCo Reading Week June 8, 2007 - Join In!
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2007, 08:29:16 PM »
Only an hour?  :o

I typically have a novel, a "serious" book, and some technical computer stuff in progress at any time, plus periodicals. Current projects:
  • Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations by David Warsh (http://www.amazon.co...covery/dp/0393059960) traces the history of economic thought, climaxing with the development of a model for increasing returns due to technology and innovation
  • Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling (http://www.amazon.co...irling/dp/0451459792)  post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel in which all post-victorian technology suddenly stops working
  • The latest MSDN magazine, reading about the new ADO.Net entity framework