aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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a pile of books
Posted by dav at 2003 April 19 08:09 PM
File under: Books

I like to read. Unfortunately I have not had much time to read in the past six months or so. Actually I haven't had much time to read since joining a startup 2 years ago because I must be averaging 60+ working hours a week since then, but that's a bitch session for another time.

What I'd like to discuss now is how tall my stack of books in the to-read queue has grown. That measure is twenty four and one half inches, surely the highest it has ever been. Many of these I picked up at a county book sale on my last trip to North Carolina, where they were going for $0.50 for a paperback and $2 for a hardback. Some I picked up on impulse at various independent booksellers around San Francisco, knowing full well that I had no time to read them, because I am an addict and can't control myself.

Here they are.

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