Thanks to the season of gift-giving and the start of a new semester, i have another unusually large stack of books to get through. From the bottom up, they are Visual Explanations by Edward Tufte; Bat Boy Lives by David Perel; Bat Boy (My True Life Adventures Coming of Age with the New York Yankees) by Matthew McGough; Programming in Objective-C by Stehpen Kochan; Condensed Knowledge by Will Pearson; Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stehpen Dubner; An Introduction to Native North America* by Mark Sytton; Agile Web Development with Rails by Dave Thomas et al.; Teacher Man by Frank McCourt; Linear Algebra and Its Applications* by David Lay; Ishi in Two Worlds* by Theodora Kroeber; The Norton Book of Nature Writing* (along with the corresponding field guide) by Robert Finch; Advanced Mac OS X Programming by Mark Dalrymple and Aaron Hillegass; Pilgrim at Tinker Creek* by Annie Dillard; and This Cold Heaven* by Gretel Ehrlich.
I currently have bookmarks moving their way through Freakonomics, the Obj-C book, and the Rails book. I was able to find almost all of my school books (those marked with an asterisk) with used stickers on the outside but with seemingly untouched pages on the inside which is good news for the wallet. Finally, i'll divert any questions about the bat boy books to my friend Katie. She has an amusing story as to how those became my Christmas gifts.Posted by Matthew at January 8, 2006 01:48 PM