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14 June 2005

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Must. Obey. Book. Meme.

For some unknown reason, Chris is interested in what books I read.

Number of Books Owned?

Umm, I guess about 300-400. In two overseas moves we've managed to shed a lot of them.

Last Book Bought?

I hate to say it, but probably the CCNA Study Guide. OK that's lame, I admit it. The last mook I bought was Make 02 - does that count?

Last Book Read?

There's a Wocket In My Pocket, by Dr. Seuss. A rollicking rollercoaster of a read, but a bit harsh on noothgrushes who sit on toothbrushes.

Other than this, see above.

Five Books That Mean a Lot To You?

The interesting question. Here we go:

  • The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins. Until reading this book, I never really got evolutionary biology. Dawkins explains it using an analogy that I can identify with, namely software algorithms. Now I feel enlightened.
  • Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas Hofstadter. HOWTO: develop a love of mathematics.
  • Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon. My token effort at real literature. One day I will finish it. In the meantime I will bask in it's awesome density, humour, and insight.
  • Catch-22 by Joesph Heller. Regular re-readings of this keep me sane.
  • The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan. Great words from a great man, who was able to reconcile a strictly rational outlook on nature without losing any of its wonder.

Tag Five People To Continue The Meme

Minor problem: I don't know that many bloggers. Garth and Matt, I have a great business opportunity for you!

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Posted by
Omar Salaymeh
2005-06-14 11:09:56 -0500
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I love all carl sagan books and the blind watchmaker is an awesome read!


Posted by
Chris
2005-06-14 11:09:56 -0500
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Godel Escher Bach and Blind Watchmaker would both definitely have made my top ten...


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