What non-programming related books are you reading?

As I found out about “prime reading” recently, I started reading some random books again.

I started with The Hole (link to English version, though I read the German) and really liked how the author wrote.

So I continued with the “Icemoon” collection (which I can’t find an English link) which contained 4 of 5 books.

I finished that yesterday, and I’m currently considering to buy the paperbacks of all those books over the next weeks.

Definitely I’ll buy the Proxima trilogy before Christmas, as that’s not available in prime reading (and I’m currently not sure if “kindl unlimited” would be worth it, as I still prefer real books)

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My most vivid impression of reading non-technical literature was the novel by Boris Pasternak “Doctor Zhivago”. The plot does not really matter in it. The most interesting thing is the Russian language - the book is written in an interesting style - poetic prose. This text is indescribably beautiful. If anyone, ever wants to understand what the Russian language is, one should read the novel by Boris Pasternak “Doctor Zhivago”.

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Reading “The Three Body Problem” trilogy, just finished the first book. Pretty different than the SciFi I’m used to read, but I learned to like the author’s style.

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I read “The Three Body Problem” as part of my book club last year. The book club consists of me (comp.science.) and four physics majors. One of them had this comment about the title: “It’s really a four body problem, isn’t it?” :sweat_smile:

Spoilers

It’s a planet with three suns. Therefore four bodies.

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Recently reading It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by basecamp a founder.
It makes me think the proper way to work and how should I work for the next company.

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I may read one of Jim Loehr’s two books next, The Power of Full Engagement or The Only Way to Win. But that depends on the time.

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This book (Jason Fried’s book) has helped me restructure my daily routine and has had a beneficial effect on my life.

Google books preview
:dizzy:

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do you recommend it ?

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Yes. Especially, if you a business owner I definitely recommended it.

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In the Beginning Was the Word by Vern S. Poythress.
It’s about the value of language from a metaphysical point of view.

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Rich Dad Poor Dad
Book by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter

That Will Never Work: The Birth of Netflix and the Amazing Life of an Idea
Book by Marc Randolph

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The Embedded Entrepreneur: How to Build an Audience-Driven Business
Book by Arvid Kahl

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I’m finishing Utopia by Thomas More, really interesting book.

It makes me wonder if such a place could be possible someday …

By the way you can read it for free on kindle :slight_smile:

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Currently reading “Eternity Road” by Jack McDevitt.

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Self help books

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Sapiens by Yuval Noah

Design of everyday things by Don Norman

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Do Epic Shit
Book by Ankur Warikoo

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I’m currently reading Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility.

It’s a short (152 pages), but very dense, introduction to the philosophical concept of Finite and Infinite games. My brain hurts reading more than 10 pages at a time. :laughing:

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Judging by some of the reviews it looks like you’re not the only one :lol:

Any favourite bits Ohm?

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I only got to read half of it in the plane, and as I said, it’s quite tough to get through. :sweat_smile:

I don’t think you could have a favourite bit, as it all one coherent philosophy.

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