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How likely are you to read a novel if it’s chosen for a common book program?

Asked at Checkers Foods on Louisiana Street on December 11, 2013

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Photo of Kelli Ziegler

“It really depends on my time. I already read the KU common book.”

Photo of Ruth Herman

“I’m not likely.”

Photo of Michelle Patterson

“I probably wouldn’t. I like to pick my own.”

Photo of Paul Heimbach

“If it was within my interests, I would.”


Bob Smith 4 years, 5 months ago

Novels written in COBOL make my head hurt.

4 years, 5 months ago

Come on. That WORKING-STORAGE SECTION is some sexy stuff.

And a GOTO statement in place of a control break? That should have that on the cover of "Coders Captive" instead of the guy with glasses and a torn-open pocket protector.

Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 5 months ago

I had not heard about this but having looked it up I am going to buy the book, "The Center of Everything",by Laura Moriarty at Amazon.

Always like to hear about a new author and a new book. Thanks.

Leslie Swearingen 4 years, 5 months ago

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be processed by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world's first computer programmer.[1][2][3] Lovelace was born 10 December 1815 as the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron and his wife Anne Isabella Byron.

I can write HTML and create a prettty good web page.

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