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Reading List

I. Love. Reading.

What’s Next

Not necessarily in order…

  • Humble Pie, Gordon Ramsay (an autobiography)
  • Lucky Man, Michael J Fox (autobiography)
  • Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
  • Other biographies by Walter Issacson

In progress:

  • Memories of the Future, Wil Wheaton
  • Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded, John Scalzi
  • Code Complete, Steve McConnell

2011

Early in 2011, I rediscovered my love of reading (which had mostly fallen to the wayside, what with the job n the kids n all) on a cruise ship off of Alaska’s coast. I read something like a dozen paperbacks – mostly Doctor Who fiction and Agatha Christie novels, plus the first Sherlock Holmes volume.  Since then, I’ve mostly been on ebooks, and here’s what I have read:

11/22/1963, Stephen King
Excellent. But then, I love King.

A Microsoft Life, by Stephen Tolouse
An odd contrast to the Steve Jobs bio, nearly the yin to Issacson’s yang. A Microsoft Life was informal, relaxed, and read like a friend of mine wrote it.

The Nerdist Way, Chris Hardwick (self-help)
Good, funny, helpful. I adore Chris Hardwick…

Daemon, Daniel Suarez
Great book. Need to get on reading his next one.

Steve Jobs, by Walter Issacson (excellent autobio)
Excellent bio. Made me Apple-curious.

Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
I can’t praise this enough. Read it.

Mile 81, Stephen King
Good shortish story.

The Help, Kathryn Stockett
Judging strictly by the movie posters and the bright cover, I expected this book to be a lot more cheerful than it was. Instead, it was a serious inside look at life for black women in the heart of Deep Racist South, and it was quite good.

A Game of Thrones #1, George R. R. Martin
I read this because everyone in my podcastsphere (Paul and Storm, Nerdist, Wil, etc) were talking about it. It’s a good book, and looks to be a good series, but I’m not ready to take on another struggle-to-the-death universe in books. To quote Weird Al, “Baby, I’m just not ready for that kind of committment!”

Books by John Scalzi (I became entirely addicted), in the order I read them:

    • Fuzzy NationWonderful book.
    • The Android’s Dream – ties Fuzzy Nation for my favorite of his books
    • Old Man’s War
    • The Ghost Brigades
    • The Last Colony
    • Zoe’s Tale

2010 and before

  • Under the Dome, Stephen King
  • American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot, Craig Ferguson
    Funny man, hard life.
  • Slaughterhouse-Five; or, The Children’s Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death, Kurt Vonnegut
    Yep, it was my first time reading this. Excellent book.
  • The 4-Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss
  • The 4-Hour Body, Tim Ferriss
  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity, David Allen
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