ReadMe is up to date November 23, 2009 9:26 AM   Subscribe

ReadMe is up to date.

Just in time for your shopping pleasure.

ReadMe collects the AskMes asking for book recommendations. I added around 525 new questions which have been asked in the two years since the first round, bringing us to 1353.

I actually have a bit more work to do, as there are more new entries than I anticipated. Unfortunately I will be away from my computer for the rest of the week and the secret quansor season upon us (it seams like the quansors are out earlier every year!) so we will have to make do with this. The best is the enemy of the good, and all that.
posted by shothotbot to MetaFilter-Related at 9:26 AM (40 comments total) 56 users marked this as a favorite

Nice. I added one of mine about programming that didn't directly ask for book recommendations but the bulk of the answers were just that.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:33 AM on November 23, 2009


AWESOME.
posted by josher71 at 9:40 AM on November 23, 2009


This is good and you are a good person for doing it.
posted by ersatzkat at 9:45 AM on November 23, 2009 [10 favorites]


Damn dude. Impressive.
posted by dortmunder at 9:51 AM on November 23, 2009


Wow!
Great job!
Thank you!
posted by bru at 9:52 AM on November 23, 2009


Yay!
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:55 AM on November 23, 2009


What ersatzkat said.
posted by grouse at 9:56 AM on November 23, 2009


Spoused.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 9:57 AM on November 23, 2009 [3 favorites]


Wooyay!
posted by neewom at 10:05 AM on November 23, 2009


This is an amazingly massive document and I may need to give you some kind of award for creating it.

The comics section alone has made my day (and my holiday wishlist) much better.
posted by Askiba at 10:15 AM on November 23, 2009


I picked the wrong week to give up book-buying.
posted by homuncula at 10:20 AM on November 23, 2009 [3 favorites]


This is great!!!!!
posted by E-Boogie at 10:54 AM on November 23, 2009


Thank you!
posted by kiwi-epitome at 11:13 AM on November 23, 2009


I would like to nth the "AWESOME!!!" sentiment. Thank you!
posted by Kimberly at 11:33 AM on November 23, 2009


shothotbot I will recommend you for any job that you decide to apply for. This is great work. Thank you.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:44 AM on November 23, 2009


you are a legend
posted by patricio at 11:48 AM on November 23, 2009


Wow, shothotbot. Great work!
posted by vacapinta at 11:53 AM on November 23, 2009


shothotbot I will recommend you for any job that you decide to apply for.
Amusingly, I am heading out for a job interview RIGHT NOW after 1.5 years of enjoyable unemployment, so you might be getting a phone call.
posted by shothotbot at 11:54 AM on November 23, 2009


I was not aware of this list before and it is awesome, thanks!
posted by starzero at 12:08 PM on November 23, 2009


AWESOME
posted by Bookhouse at 12:22 PM on November 23, 2009


Great work, thanks. Time to update the little black used bookstore book
posted by Razzle Bathbone at 1:26 PM on November 23, 2009


this is so helpful! thank you.
posted by gursky at 2:03 PM on November 23, 2009


Super-cool man, you deserve a fucking medal. Somebody in NY buy this fellow a drink.
posted by turgid dahlia at 2:12 PM on November 23, 2009


Thank you so much!
posted by bearwife at 2:56 PM on November 23, 2009


Holy crap, shothotbot! I mosey'd over, thinking oh, nice, a little list of books. I had no idea I'd be getting a reading list for the next 100 years. Awesome work!
posted by donnagirl at 3:00 PM on November 23, 2009


How'd the interview go?
posted by ersatzkat at 3:04 PM on November 23, 2009


This is a fantastic endeavor. Especially since I would rather Read than Filter, Ask, (create a) Project, (make) Music, (work a) Job, Podcast, Shop, or Talk. Many many thanks.
posted by LeLiLo at 3:54 PM on November 23, 2009


How'd the interview go?
Pretty well, thanks. We will see.

Baby HotBot (age six) just spent 45 minutes sorting a jar of foreign coins I keep on my desk: by color, size, country of origin and quantity so we may have someone to keep up the tradition.
posted by shothotbot at 5:27 PM on November 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thank you. What a terrific and loyal Meef you are. You should get some sort of award for Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty!
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 6:38 PM on November 23, 2009


Yay shothotbot! Impressive work and I agree, books *are* sexy!

</shameless attempt to get more people to answer the classy erotica question>
posted by Lush at 8:02 PM on November 23, 2009


Shothotbot, your awesome compilation deserves five stars: ☆☆☆☆☆
posted by cobwebberies at 9:53 PM on November 23, 2009


I justed wanted to add my thanks too!
posted by Harald74 at 3:12 AM on November 24, 2009


This is amazing!! Thank you!
posted by min at 6:45 AM on November 24, 2009


This is great! Thanks!
posted by nooneyouknow at 6:58 AM on November 24, 2009


Awesome website!

However - it makes me want to update my answer in the formal logic entry (original question here). I have some more book recommendations, but the question is closed to new comments. I'm sure other topics also have new books out. Do we need to wait until someone asks "What books should I read in field x that weren't mentioned in the previous question?" or can we somehow supplement this awesome list?
posted by chndrcks at 9:04 AM on November 24, 2009


Totally awesome! Just wanted to add my thanks and kudos for a job well done.
posted by madamjujujive at 1:05 PM on November 24, 2009


Fantastic. Thanks, shothotbot!
posted by tangerine at 6:22 PM on November 24, 2009


Ooo. Very good.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 7:24 PM on November 24, 2009


Really great. I love ReadMe. Thank you so much for getting it up to date.
posted by salvia at 9:44 PM on November 24, 2009


Your taxonomy rocks.

books are sexy

# sexy and classy
# not necessarily classy

posted by vbfg at 6:39 AM on November 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


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