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My year in reading 2016

For the past few years I've done my year in books. But, books are only a portion of what I read. I also read a ton of content on the web. With that in mind, I'm adding another wrinkle based on an email I received from Pocket with a summary of what I saved/read there. In case you don't feel like clicking, here's the high points: You read a ton in Pocket this year and…

My Year in Books 2015

I have been setting readying goals on goodreads for a few years now. For 2015, I set my goal to read 25 books. I started out the year ahead of scheduled, but I finished my last book with just a couple days to spare. Turns out I had not classified one of my books as being read in 2015, so I actually finished my 26th book with just days to spare. You can see the books…

My year in books 2014

Goodreads was kind enough to send me my Year in Books summary. My favorite work related book of the year was Effective Perl Programming it is full of excellent Perl pointers and is a must read if you ever write Perl. The most entertaining thing I read this year was East of West Volumes 1 and 2. I have a hard time choosing between Divergent, Kill Decision, and Lock In as my favorite novel but I…

My year in books 2013

I track the books I read on Goodreads and today they sent me my year in books. Some excellent reads in there, but I would have sworn I read more than 20 books. Goodreads is an excellent site for tracking your reading and getting recommendations based on your reading history. If you are on Goodreads you can find me here, send me a friend request.…

JavaScript Ninja

I finished reading Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja last night. I enjoyed the book's general approach of introducing a topic, proving how it works (using a testing methodology developed in an example) and then building upon each topic after it is completely understood. It also has the best written and most complete description of JavaScript's scoping I have ever read. For a programming book, it was an entertaining read and it has earned itself a spot…