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I have a backlog problem

I love to read. I read technical books, comic books, fiction, economic theories, etc. At the moment, i have a fair amount of stuff piled up to finish reading, though. I have one small, 3-high shelf unit in my office. This was chosen deliberately to limit the amount of stuff that i have out and in my queue. 2 weeks ago, though, i also had 3 knee high stacks of books lying around as well. I cleaned those out on a sunday afternoon and was left again with my 3 high shelf and no more. Those three shelves are a bit daunting though. Here are the books in my queue right now:

Bottom Shelf:

  • Code Complete veresion 2, Steve McConnel
  • Higher-Order Perl, Mark Jason Dominus
  • V For Vendetta, Alan Moore and David Lloyd
  • Ghost World, Daniel Clowes
  • Winsor McKay, Early Works vols I && II
  • Scary Godmother: Ghoul's Out For Summer, Jill Thompson
  • Stray Toasters, Bill Sienkiewicz
  • Hutch Owen: Unmarketable!!, Tom Hart
  • Abe: Wrong for all the right reasons, Glenn Dakin
  • Big Questions #s1-8, Anders Nilsen
  • The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers, Scott Kelby
  • Metropol #s 1 & 3, Ted McKeever
  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Frank Miller
  • Sandman: A Game of You, Neil Gaiman
  • A Walking Tour of the Shambles, Gene Wolfe & Neil Gaiman
  • Various issues of Software Development, Dr. Dobb's and Wired
  • Voice of the Fire, Alan Moore
  • How To Win in the Chess Endings, I.A.Horowitz
  • UBIK, Philip K. Dick
  • How To Solve Chess Problems, Kenneth S. Howard
  • The Psychology of Children's Art, Rhoda Kellog with Scott O'Dell

Middle Shelf:

  • No Books! Only printer media for the new epson, plus dvd-rs and cd-rs.

Top Shelf

  • Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, Herge
  • Krazy & Ignatz: 1929-1930, George Herriman
  • Canon GL2 Instruction Manual, Canon
  • Open Source for the Enterprise, Dan Woods & Gautam Guiliani
  • The Pragmatic Programmer, Andy Hunt & Dave Thomas
  • Getting Things DONE, David Allen
  • Java 2 Complete Java 2 Certification, Phillip Helller & Simon Roberts
  • Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, Martin Fowler
  • Agile Project Management with Scrum, Ken Schwaber
  • Refactoring, Martin Fowler
  • Working Effectively with Legacy Code, Michael Feathers
  • Concepts, Techniques, and Models of Computer Programming, Peter Van Roy & Seif Haridi
  • Walt and Skeezix: The complete Daily Comic Strips, Frank King
  • The Complete Peanuts: 1950-1952, Charles M. Schulz
  • How We Are Hungry, Dave Eggers
  • Squeak: Learn Programming with Robots, Stephen Ducasse
  • Practical Development Environments, Matthew B. Doar
  • The Timeless Way of Building, Christopher Alexander
  • The Man in the Ceiling, Jules Feiffer
  • Jaka's Story, Dave Sim & Gerhard
  • Melmoth, Dave Sim & Gerhard
  • Make Magazine, issues 1-5

whew. i am tired. now i need to go curl up with a good book. :)


I'm honoured to be on the same shelf as Herge! With that many books to read, I recommend that you start "Practical Devevelopment Environments" at the last chapter. It's definitely the funniest one :-)