2014: A reading report
April 2, 2015
##Technical Books## I’m not sure how long technical books will be around in the age of online tutorials and stackoverflow, but I still enjoy having a book next to the keybaord while learning or rediscovering some piece of software. This year only three books were able cut the bar as completed.
- The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction by William E. Shotts Jr. Revisiting the basics is never a bad idea.
- iOS Drawing: Practical UIKit Solutions by Erica Sadun.
- iOS Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (4th Edition) by Joe Conway and Aaron Hillegass. If there is a book that compiles iOS development, this is the one.
##Warhammer40k Series## Keeping up with the “Horus Heresy” saga, while my MTA daily commute.
- Mark of Calth by Laurie Goulding.
- Ravenlord by Gav Thorpe.
- Macragge’s Honour by Dan Abnett and illustrated by Neil Roberts.
- The Unremembered Empire by Dan Abnett.
- Vulkan Lives by Nick Kayme
- Scars by Chris Wraight.
##Invited Author## Last year was the time of Isaac Asimov, this year I pick Philip K Dick.
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K Dick.
- The Crack in space by Philip K Dick.
- The Man in The High Castle by Philip K Dick.
##General reading## * How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams. Don’t take it as a self-help book! * Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher. A budhistic critique to infinite economic growth and mega corporations. * Nicely Said by Nicole Fenton and Kate Kiefer Lee. * Ready Player One - Ernest Cline. If you are children of the 80’s, you owe yourself to read this book.
##Queued## * Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter. Heavy book over here, I have the intention to read it thouthfully and that will take some time, I’m certating this book will keep showing up for the coming years.