Quote, originally posted by nilocs »
I need a new book now. I might check out that book that VDUbbens reading.
You should; I really enjoyed it.
I just picked up Hacker Cracker. Its the story of Ejovi Nuwere. Its a biography going from growing up in the projects of NYC to becoming a hacker. Just started it yesterday and can't put it down.
Quote, originally posted by vduBen »
What was it about and how did you like it? Any book with a Z8 on the cover can't be too bad.
Basically, it's a driving trip through the American Southwest with a bunch of CD's, and the telling of stories, memories, and history associated with those CD's
I enjoyed it, although Peart has a tendency to wander off the subject occasionally. Overall, he's almost as good of an author as he is a drummer/lyricist.
Somewhat off-topic, Neil Peart really enjoys his BMW's...his second book ("Ghost Rider") is his narrative of his 55,000 mile tour of North and Central America on his first BMW motorcycle (I think he has a couple now, as well as the Z8).
Quote, originally posted by GT Eye » I'm reading a pageturner (for the commute and work ) recommended by some in this thread:
Timeline by Michael Chrichton
Can't put it down
Glad you enjoy it. I'm amazed at all the detail and research he did to write the book.
Right now I'm reading:
• Lies and the Lying Liars who tell them (Al Franken)
• A Short History Of The World (J.M. Roberts)
• 1984 (revisiting an Orwell classic!)
• Tropical Truth (Caetano Veloso)
and there are too many sitting on my shelf that I've to pick up; if Amazon wasn't so cheap, maybe I wouldn't keep buying stacks of them!
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (James Agee/Walker Evans)
Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empre (David Remnick) -- been gnawing at this one for awhile now and just can't seem to finish it.
I'm about half way through The Magic of Recluce by L.E. Modesitt, Jr.
So far it's a pretty good fantasy with some interesting ideas... but its been hard to get good reading time in with finals and all. I have a stack of books waiting for me when winter break hits though, muahahah, i cant wait.
Quote, originally posted by g60corrado92 »
mass produced ignorance is great
Thats not very tolerant of others views. Lets try to keep this from turning into a political debate, the thread will get locked and we'll have to stat all over.
(and I bet you would call Ann Coulter "intolerant")
Quote, originally posted by gti4door » I just read the rule of four yesterday, boy was i severely dissapointed.
Me too. I thought the book was very slow in the begining and finally picked up a little over half way threough, then all of the excitment building through the rest is let down in the ending.
A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bill Bryson
Good stuff--- Cosmology, Theory of Relativity, Quantum Physics.... still have a lot more to read. This book is probably to short and brief for the PhD student, but great for reference or Jeopardy question junkies
the latest issue of Bicycling magazine
Monster's guide to relocating to Boston (forget the exact title)
Brain Droppings by George Carlin