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December 19, 2010

Sunday Book Thread

Between work and the epochal snowstorm we had last week, I haven't had much time to read. In the few moments I can spare, I'm working my way through the five-volume history of western music by Richard Taruskin. I have a feeling that I'm going to need to read it twice for much of this stuff to sink in.

I've also visited the Project Gutenberg to download a bunch of public-domain novels for my Kindle. It's been ages since I've read Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn, or Tom Jones by Henry Fielding. I also grabbed the full set of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes mysteries -- they're always a pleasant way to pass the time. I've also got Edgar Rice Burrough's Mars novels, and a great little adventure novel called The Mucker. All of that stuff should keep me busy well into the New Year, I should think.

For a work-related project, I've had to spend quite a bit of time with an old classic: Donald Knuth's The Art of Computer Programming: Fundamental Algorithms. It's not often that I have to go to the big guns to solve a problem, but this was one of those times. And Lo! The mighty Knuth helped me solve my problem.

What's everyone else reading?


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