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Books - What Are You Reading?


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#1 DarkRaika

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 08:21 AM

As we all know, computer books, even books in general on many different topics are just one of the sources of the information we use in our career or maybe just for fun.

I'm currently studing Ba of Computer Science, so most of the books I read are computer realated, C++ Programming, Networking but I do like to read other IT related books on Law.

Currently I'm reading:
  • Code and other laws of cyberspace
  • Network+
  • The Invisible Web
and I got 3 resource books handy which are great:
  • Windows XP Professional
  • The Complete Reference Linux
  • C++ Programming
Maybe others would like to share what books they are reading, maybe they would like to ask about mine?

A new thread dedicated on Books, I thought would be a great contribution to the BC.

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 09:25 AM

Currently I am reading:

J. Bronowski and Bruce Muzlish. The Western Intellectual Tradition. Harper,1975

Thomas Babington Malcaulay. Selected Writings (Edited by John Clive and Thomas Pinney). University of Chicago Press, 1972

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 09:34 AM

I'm just finishing the last few chapters of Lord of the Files.
I read it about 5 years ago but didn't truly appreciate the contents until I grew up a bit and actually understood what was actually going on.
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Posted 26 May 2006 - 03:00 PM

Cardinal Choices - Presidential Science Advising from the Atomic Bomb to SDI - Greg Herken
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Posted 26 May 2006 - 03:03 PM

The Da Vinci Code--Dan Brown
I'm recapping on the story, before I go and see the film next week.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 03:18 PM

Does the Soul Calibur 3 manual count.....? :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 May 2006 - 05:41 PM

Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity by John Stossel. It will give you a good laugh, and make you think...even if you disagree with him! :thumbsup:

Sorry, I don't read computer books...too much techno babble...and HM, I don't think a video game maunal counts (though I have read almost all the ones in my possession :flowers: ).

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:44 AM

Leave it up to me to be the only one with science fiction :thumbsup:

Douglas Adams - The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul
Douglas Adams - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
Charles Bukowski - The Man in the Hight Castle

Nonfiction:

Steven Pinker - How the Mind Works
Lechuguilla, Jewel of the Underground - I don't remember the author's name

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 02:45 AM

DR, What's The Invisible Web about?

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 07:46 PM

Stealing the Network:How to Own the Box.
It's a bit old (there are two newer ones), but I just recently picked
it up at a decent price (the 49.95 cover price is absurd)

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:03 PM

I am a bit new here so hope it is ok that i post while awaiting advise in another area of BC...

I am reading "Dead Men Do Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist". Very interesting to find out what happens to us as we decompose depending on "conditions" and how to tell how someone died by studying their bones. Even hundreds of years later. It is getting a bit sickening as the guy who wrote it thinks very, very highly of himself.......

Sounds a bit morbid doesn't it??!!? I'm not. I just find it interesting.

Also finishing up "How to Grow More Vegetables" as i severely lack the ability to grow things (except kids) and have decided to conquer that inability this summer. :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:07 PM

just been finishing up A Seperate Peace by John Knowles

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 08:36 PM

Commodities and Commodity Derivatives: Modelling and Pricing for Agriculturals, Metals and Energy (Wiley Finance Series) ..
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Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution
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Posted 02 June 2006 - 03:10 PM

I'm reading 3 books at the minute.

The Davinci Code (hardback - too heavy to read in the bath :thumbsup: )

Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon (the 2nd book in a series of 6, so far!) These are my favourite books and I'm reading them all again for the 3rd time

Have just started What About Me by Kate Figes (about a 46 year old mother of a 14 year old daughter - I'm not 46 yet!!! and my daughter is only 11 but thought I'd see what I've got in store :flowers: )
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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:47 PM

Commodities and Commodity Derivatives: Modelling and Pricing for Agriculturals, Metals and Energy (Wiley Finance Series) ..
Helyette Geman ... ISBN: 0470012188

Interpreting the Bible and the Constitution
Jaroslav Pelikan ..ISBN: 0300102674

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