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Books read in 2007 [Jan. 3rd, 2007|10:48 am]
Darth Paradox
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I always mean to keep track of these things, and I never do. Then I saw an entry on my friends page that cappadocius will be using to track his book reading all year. So, why not? I won't get to a hundred books in a year (like some people try to), but it'll be interesting to take stock of the reading at the end of the year. I may even provide brief reviews for the books as I finish them.

The list:

1) Phoenix Guards - Steven Brust (Jan 1 - )
2) In the Beginning... was the Command Line - Neal Stephenson (Jan 1 - Jan 28 or so)
3) Have Space Suit, Will Travel - Robert Heinlein (Feb 5)
4) Fermat's Last Theorem - Simon Singh (Feb 13 - Feb 15)
5) The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick (Feb 16 - Feb 20)
6) The Confusion - Neal Stephenson (Feb 21 - May 7)

(I also have several books in progress as of Jan 1. When I pick them back up, this will be noted.)
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From: kernighan
2007-01-03 07:40 pm (UTC)
"In the Beginning was the Command Line"!! yes! That is the short essay on the web, right? Or is there a longer book by that title? I loved it, although Neal needs to switch to vi instead of emacs. vi rocks! He makes a great argument against Macs and Windows that I wish more people would take heed of...
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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2007-01-03 07:43 pm (UTC)
The book itself is fairly slim. It's been probably six years since I read the essay floating around online - I don't know whether the book contains more or not, yet.
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[User Picture]From: mcmartin
2007-01-04 12:46 am (UTC)
I believe it does, but I never actually saw the online version.
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[User Picture]From: kikiduck
2007-01-03 10:14 pm (UTC)
Yay, more possible reviews (and more often than not, for books I wouldn't in a million years think of picking up and reading, so even better.)

I totally could have made 100 last year if it weren't for television. Stupid TV, taking up months of my time.
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