[Noisebridge-discuss] Noisebridge bookclub -in- progress

John Shutt john.d.shutt at gmail.com
Tue Apr 9 01:38:12 UTC 2013


If I remember correctly, the first book was Coding
Freedom<http://codingfreedom.com/index.html>,
by Gabriella Coleman. I like the idea of talking about other books we're
reading, to keep things interesting. For instance, I just finished *The
Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet*, and I'm starting on *2666* by Roberto
Bolaño.

As for the name of the club, I generally like names that sound way more
sinister and portentous than necessary (The Noisebridge Conspiracy for the
Manipulation of Global Events?), but it would also be cool to cycle through
alternative names for club. Noisebridge Book Mallet, Noisebridge Book
Cudgel, Noisebridge Book Shillelagh, etc.

Other Book Stuff: I just started visiting
Ourshelves<http://ourshelves.org/>on Valencia Street, and highly
recommend it. Kristina has read nearly
everything there, and can guide you through their carefully curated
library. All of the books there are worth reading.

John


On Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 3:45 PM, Tony Longshanks LeTigre <
anthonyletigre at gmail.com> wrote:

> Bringing this back to the main list....I've talked to Martin, who
> originally suggested the Noisebridge book club, a couple times recently. If
> I'm representing his sentiments accurately, he feels bad about not
> following through with the idea, but his new job & other life complications
> have sidetracked it. I just attended a new book club (non Noisebridge/non
> hacker) for the first time today & was re-inspired to make something
> similar happen @ NB. My previous suggestion was to call it something other
> than a club, such as
> Noisebridge Book Diamond (keeping the theme of card suits)
> or
> Noisebridge Book Mallet (keeping the theme of blunt objects)
> or
> Noisebridge Book Clover (keeping with synonyms of "club")
> ALSO
> I thought we might tweak the typical book club format a bit so as not to
> get too Oprah-delic with it. For instance, in addition to everyone reading
> from the same text, each week (or however often we meet) each person could
> (if they want) bring in a book they're reading atm & tell people about it &
> what they're liking/loving/not liking about it. We could tweak it in other
> ways, too. There are as many ways as there are books in the celestial
> library of Reverof. (Forever spelled backwards....my name for a place
> that's sort of like heaven for atheists.)
>
> +11+
>
> What was that first book selection again?
>
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 12:05 AM, John Shutt <john.d.shutt at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hey all,
>>
>> I'm still really interested in this book club and building a DIY book
>> scanner, but haven't heard anything in a while. Are there any updates? Does
>> anyone want to meet at Noisebridge and just talk about whatever books we're
>> reading, even if they're not the same ones?
>>
>> Anyway, I'm sure we're all still around. Let's do stuff!
>>
>> John
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 6:02 PM, Tony Longshanks LeTigre <
>> anthonyletigre at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>> *Luis wrote:*
>>> *
>>> *
>>> *dear all,*
>>> *
>>> when should we meet?
>>> do you guys usually come to the tuesday meetings?*
>>>
>>> I'm going to start reading "Coding Freedom" now, but I'm hesitant to
>>> commit to meeting times. I have a major undertaking (if not several) I'm
>>> involved in & I've been finding it difficult to keep commitments lately. I
>>> don't usually come to the Tuesday meetings. I'm going to be @ NB tonight,
>>> actually, to meet w/ Stan about the printshop we're starting. I may be in
>>> the Mish tomorrow (Thursday) as well. Martin I know of course, not sure if
>>> the rest of us are acquainted yet (bad with names, &c)...
>>>
>>> Maybe we could be something other than a club? How about a different
>>> card suit....spade, heart? diamond! We can be the "Noisebridge book
>>> diamond." If anyone asks, just say we wanted some variety, so we lost the
>>> "club."
>>>
>>> +11+
>>>
>>> Oh yeah, so....is this an anarchy book-reading club or just a general
>>> book club?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>
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