52 Books a Year Wrapup

Posted by Brian Fri, 08 Jan 2010 23:51:14 GMT

I’m done. Finally. At the beginning of 2009 I decided I wanted to concentrate on reading more. Sometime in the spring I got the idea to read 52 books in 52 weeks. Then early in the summer I got the idea of writing a review of each on this blog. At that point I had already read about twenty books and had few notes to show for it. With a flurry beginning in November I was able to finish writing a review for each.

I won’t be doing this again next year. Working full time and reading a book a week takes up a lot of time so I will probably cut my reading in about half (still far more than most people). I hope to use the time I save to write more on various topics and to get back into pyFish.

  1. Ubuntu Hacks
  2. Rapture For the Geeks
  3. The Black Swan
  4. The Gridlock Economy
  5. All Marketers Are Liars
  6. Electronics For Dummies
  7. Just How Stupid Are We?
  8. Linux Apache Web Server Administration
  9. Mother Night
  10. God Bless You Mr. Rosewater
  11. Slapstick, or Lonesome No More
  12. True Enough
  13. Second Nature
  14. The Botany of Desire
  15. Wampeters, Foma & Granfalloons
  16. The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Weird Stories
  17. The Joy of Work
  18. What Do You Call a Sociopath In a Cubicle
  19. Programming the Universe
  20. On Paradise Drive
  21. Satanism: The Seduction of America’s Youth
  22. Agile Estimating and Planning
  23. Programming in Python 3
  24. Necronomicon
  25. Cyber Rules
  26. Steppenwolf
  27. The Art of The Infinite
  28. Chain of Command
  29. Robot Visions
  30. The Art & Science of CSS
  31. CSS Cookbook
  32. Foundation Rails 2
  33. How to Win Friends & Influence People
  34. Snakes In Suits
  35. Reengineering the Corporation
  36. Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe
  37. The Double Helix
  38. Snow Crash
  39. Cryptonomicon
  40. Producing Open Source Software
  41. Another Day in the Frontal Lobe
  42. The Paradox of Choice
  43. Journey into the Heart
  44. The Gathering Storm
  45. If Chins Could Kill
  46. Flu
  47. Infection: The Uninvited Universe
  48. The Gunslinger
  49. The Antibiotic Paradox
  50. The Productive Programmer
  51. Blood
  52. The Age of Spiritual Machines

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