my comment on his blog prompted him to ask "what would you have them read."

and coincidentally, i had just searched my memory recently for the books i would recommend to my good friend m.d.v. because i had figured out that he had lost the list i gave him seven years ago.

i don't know how to put this list in moontan's blog so here it is.

of course it's incomplete. i have since thought of many very important books for our edification. but it is timely to just produce these pages here.