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Books, Books, and More Books October 2, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Books, Communication, Education, Family, Language, Learning, Memory, Parenting/Children, Reflections, Religion, Self-Worth.

Tiffany tagged me, so I am therefore obligated by blogging tradition to answer the same list of questions. The theme here, as the title suggests, is books.

Time Enough at Last

Before I dive into the list and my answers, I should point out that I used to read far more books than I currently do. This is in part a result of the Internet, and its vast array of possibilities for reading. (Unfortunately, most of the fiction on the Internet is material that is presented as non-fiction.) I love books. Hopefully, that love will be obvious in this list. (more…)

I’ve Been Roached May 11, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Books, death, Fun, Humor.
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More specifically, I’ve been “Mary Roach’d.” As noted elsewhere, I’ve been reading “Stiff: Curious Lives of Human Cadavers.” The author, Mary Roach, has a style of writing that is out and out hysterical. (more…)

How to Buy Books (And Not by their Cover) April 4, 2006

Posted by TimTheFoolMan in Books, Computers, Language, Learning, Science & Technology, Technology.

As a tech-oriented person and avid book owner, I have been constantly faced with the dilemma of how to choose between a myriad of selections at the local bookstore, or when shopping at Amazon or Barnes & Noble online. After reading about Donald Knuth’s methodology for grading comp-sci projects (solving long and complex programming problems), I modified my approach, and have been using the following method for the past few years. (more…)