A sort of informal book club it taking shape. From the code4lib post:
So a bunch of us in #code4lib are thinking of starting up a book club to read tech books together, learn from each other in the process, and hopefully use a bit of peer pressure to propel ourselves into actually finishing a book.
The first book we’re proposing we read is Practical Common Lisp which is available in print and also online. Lisp and functional languages in general are enjoying a bit of a renaissance at the moment, so we figured this might be a good one to start with. It’s also very, umm, practical–building working code to parse ID3 tags (metadata!) and the like.
We’re currently using a Google Group for it. Feel free to join.