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x86 Book Club?
« on: September 06, 2009, 08:08:44 PM »
I would like to start a forum book club. In case you haven't noticed, forum activity is dwindling, and several prominent members are posting a mere once a week or once a month. I think this would be a good way to energize the forums. Also it will be really exciting for me personally to manage a book club =)

Here's how I propose it can run:

We will read a book a month. Members will propose book titles in a certain thread and the week before the new month we will have a vote on what to read. I think the books should be non-technical and should be comprehensible to everyone. Some possible genres we can cover are literary fiction, popular economics and politics, popular books on religion such as those Dawkins books which I despise >_>, popular science (like Stephen Hawking's book etc.), books on history, historical fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, etc. (So you see there is a diverse range of topics!)

So tell me, who is interested?

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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2009, 01:54:45 AM »
I'd do this, so long as there is a guarantee everyone had access to said book.
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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2009, 02:03:36 AM »
I'd do it.
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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2009, 02:28:39 AM »
I'd tag along, I guess. Something to do while waiting for hurd to be released.
I'd personally do as Joe suggests

You might be right about that, Joe.


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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2009, 03:35:25 AM »
Awesome. I believe Rule is going to do this, and I can persuade Kaleeko to it as well. Furthermore I may get a few friends of mine IRL to come on here and participate.

So the people I project so far are:

Blaze
Armin
Rule
Kaleeko
Friend or two of mine
Maybe Joe

Not bad. Anyone else?

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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2009, 04:10:03 AM »
Possibly in the future (after early 2010).. depends on a few things for me :)

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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2009, 08:33:29 AM »
I'll participate as long as I can afford the books.

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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2009, 03:42:44 PM »
I guess I can participate as long as I can acquire said books online. =P

j/k. I'm down. It seems like a good idea.
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I'd bet that you're currently bloated like a water ballon on a hot summer's day.

That analogy doesn't even make sense.  Why would a water balloon be especially bloated on a hot summer's day? For your sake, I hope there wasn't too much logic testing on your LSAT. 

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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2009, 03:47:52 PM »
:)

Absolutely the most important thing is that everyone in the book club is interested in the book =) Else it will fall flat on its face if no one reads the book :P

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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2009, 05:31:59 PM »
I'd participate if you'd let me and if I could get my hands on the book.  I don't know how much time I will be able to dedicate to leisurely reading, but I will put forth effort to finish it.  School is rather demanding at the moment.
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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2009, 06:08:11 PM »
I'd participate if you'd let me and if I could get my hands on the book.  I don't know how much time I will be able to dedicate to leisurely reading, but I will put forth effort to finish it.  School is rather demanding at the moment.

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Of course I would let you :P

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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2009, 10:26:53 PM »
If I had ample amounts of free time I would.... but I don't! :(

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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2009, 03:57:16 PM »
lets get this rolling. everyone nominate some books they want to read, then we can make a poll to choose what we read, then make a deadline based on that of a library book checkout period.

Ive wanted to read Keep the Aspidistra Flying (George Orwell) for a while.
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Re: x86 Book Club?
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2009, 04:25:45 PM »
I'm going to be spending *a lot* of time on planes the next couple weeks. I vote Burmese Days (also by Orwell) because I was planning on bringing it with me and reading it on the plane anyway. :D

That being said, Aspidistra is an awesome book. I highly recommend it (though I've read it already)

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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2009, 08:36:03 PM »
I read Aspidistra for English my senior year of high school. It's a great book.

I also have Burmese Days. Good books all around!

Perhaps a different author? :P
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[17:32:45] * xar sets mode: -oooooooooo algorithm ban chris cipher newby stdio TehUser tnarongi|away vursed warz
[17:32:54] * xar sets mode: +o newby
[17:32:58] <xar> new rule
[17:33:02] <xar> me and newby rule all

I'd bet that you're currently bloated like a water ballon on a hot summer's day.

That analogy doesn't even make sense.  Why would a water balloon be especially bloated on a hot summer's day? For your sake, I hope there wasn't too much logic testing on your LSAT.