What are you reading and what is on your book stack to read?

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Re: What are you reading and what is on your book stack to read?

Posted 25 September 2017 - 07:32 AM

That's fairly awesome
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Re: What are you reading and what is on your book stack to read?

Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:59 AM

Reasonable list

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11 Books All Software Engineers Must Read

  • Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win
  • Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
  • The 5 Second Rule
  • Steve Jobs
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Canít Stop Talking
  • The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life ó Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process
  • Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions
  • Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future
  • Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
  • The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution
  • The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference


https://www.coderhoo...rs-should-read/
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 01:31 AM

I've read Steve Jobs, not sure why it would be included on a list specific to software engineers
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:34 AM

I am currently reading the Chaos Queen book 2 - Dark Immolation. If you enjoyed the first book I think you will like the second as well. It seems to be moving at an alright clip while also attempting to culminate into a climax somewhere here (hopefully soon). The author has split up in to some additional character's POV chapters, which I am hoping we continue to dive in to and find more out about them. At times I would say that the pace is a little slow though... which is a strange combination of feelings for the book.
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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:56 PM

Currently slogging my way through Yuval Noah Harari's book Sapiens for a book group. I'd had some hopes for it, but so far it's pretty terrible stuff. About 150 pages in, I do not recommend starting it without first having read Harry Frankfurt's wonderful little essay "On Bullshit". It'll help you orient yourself to what Harari's up to.
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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

The professionals SCRUM Masters handbook by Stacia Viscardi. It's pretty good.
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Posted 07 October 2017 - 09:58 PM

Midway through David Levine's Arabella Of Mars, which was recommended to me by one of my oldest and dearest friends. It's turning out to be great fun. Regency space opera - think of Admiral Nelson sailing to Mars. Levine proceeds with a fine balance of strict accuracy and total disregard for common sense, and he's dab hand with a story.
I don't know if this is going to make any waves - I haven't seen it reviewed in the SF magazines, and Jemisen hasn't yet given it a mention in her column in the Times - but I think there's a number of people reading this thread who would enjoy it.
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Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:38 PM

If any of y'all are fans of Philip Pullman, you might like to know that the BBC is doing his new one, The Book of Dust, as a serial. The first 15-minute episode is up at this link
I like the sound of it - don't know if I'll listen to the whole thing but I'm adding it to my stack to read eventually.
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 08:43 AM

So, Chaos Queen 2 basically came out to be a zero-sum book. The plot was furthered a _little_, but as far as character development, epic fantasy, and everything else that made the first book so good... well, I felt it was missing from this one. At the end of the book we are basically in the same place as we were at the end of the first book. Sure, some characters have moved around a bit, and sure there were a few new characters introduced (and killed off), but that was about it. I wasn't personally emotionally connected to any of the new characters so their deaths weren't anything bad in my eyes. It basically felt like setup for a third book... and even there it felt a little forced.

Next book on my stack to read is Oathbringer... on November 14th.
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Posted 30 November 2017 - 07:56 AM

Just a heads up:

https://nostarch.com has books 50% off until EOD this Friday with the code CYBERELF50 .
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Re: What are you reading and what is on your book stack to read?

Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:26 PM

Finished Oathbringer over the weekend. Pretty great! And the cross-overs are real!!!
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