I really haven't been reading enough books of the the last few years. Sure I read a ton of blogs and such online, but what about books? Books are nice, cohesive collections of information; at least most of the time. There are a lot of things I'd like to learn more about, both related to computers and not. So, sometime in January (this wasn't a new years resolution, just a coincidence), I decided to try to read at minimum 12 books throughout the year. Basically, at least 1 book each month, and after seemingly falling behind a few times, to my surprise, it seems that I am on track.
Here's the list of books that I've read so far this year in order of first to most recent:
- The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security by Kevin D. Mitnick
- Beginning Spatial with SQL Server 2008 by Alistair Aitchison
- A User's Guide to the Brain: Perception, Attention, and the Four Theaters of the Brain by John J. Ratey
- Cesar's Way: The Natural, Everyday Guide to Understanding and Correcting Common Dog Problems by Cesar Millan
- Pro WPF in C# 2008 by Matthew MacDonald
- Professional ASP.NET MVC 1.0 by "The 4 Extended Foreheads" (Rob Conery, Scott Hanselman, Phil Haack, Scott Guthrie)
- Thinking in Pictures, Expanded Edition: My Life with Autism by Temple Grandin
- A Brief History of Time: The Updated And Expanded Tenth Anniversary Edition by Stephen Hawking
- jQuery in Action by Bear Bibeault, Yehuda Katz
- Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software by Charles Petzold
Keep in mind that it took me anywhere from 1 to 3 months to find the time to read some of these books.
The book I am currently reading is...
Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog ... And Your Life by Cesar Millan
Wow, and to my surprise I'm currently on book number 11 for the year. Maybe I'll be able to read a total of 12 or 13 books before the years end. I guess only time will tell.