Book Review: Atomic Habits

Atomic Habits CoverBook: Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones (amazon) Author: James Clear - https://jamesclear.com Publisher's Book Description: No matter your goals, Atomic Habits offers a proven framework for improving--every day. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts…

My Favorite Books I Read in 2018

What was the last good book you read? I'm always looking for great fiction and non-fiction books. In 2018, I read/listened to 90 books. For a list of all books I read in 2018, check out my Goodreads year in books page. Here are some of my favorites: Favorite…

Book of the Week - What If?

If you like the random absurd questions, What If? is the book for you! If you like the webcomic xkcd, this is DEFINITELY the book for you. Randall Munroe takes crazy questions (What if the whole world gathered in one place and jumped at the same time?) and provides answers…

Book of the Week - $100 Startup

If you're looking to start a business and are looking for examples of how other people have done it without borrowing thousands of dollars, this is the how-to for you. Here's the book's description: In preparing to write this book, Chris [Guillebeaut] identified 1,500 individuals who have built businesses…

Book of the Week - The Walking Dead: Compendium One

If you love the Walking Dead TV series, you owe it to yourself to read the comics. The first compendium brings together the first 48 comics into one giant book that is full of beautiful artwork and character development. The story is similar to the TV series with a few…

Book of the Week - Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

If you're looking to read a book that is a mix between Ready Player One and The Da Vinci Code, this is the one for you. This is the perfect book to veer to the fiction side if you've read a bunch of non-fiction. Robin Sloan combines technology and mystery…

Book of the Week - Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

If Richard Feynman were alive today, Dos Equis would use him as the Most Interesting Man in the World. Dr. Feynman did it all. He won the Nobel Prize, worked on the atomic bomb, cracked safes, painted naked women, and investigation of the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle. In…

Book of the Week - Code

Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software is a fantastic book on the beginning era of computers. It details not just how they work, but WHY they work in the way they do. I wish I would've read this book 15 years ago. At times the EE specs…

Book of the Week - Ready Player One

This book was designed for me. 80s video games and nerd culture meet the Matrix. If you liked Ender's Game, the Hunger Games, or The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy then you'll love Ready Player One. Here's the book's description: In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The…

Book of the Week - "Team Geek"

Team Geek is the kind of book that I wish I had read at the beginning of my career. The book details how to get the job done when working with other people. Team Geek is especially important for new development leads or software managers. It's proved invaluable over the…