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Currently on the Stack

For those of you following along at home, I thought I’d share what I’ve been reading lately. Some of the books will cause the non-geeks to roll their eyes, but being the well-rounded individual I am (ha!), there are some that aren’t technical. Actually, just today I went to the bookstore and bought five books, and none of them were from the computer section. Anyhow, read on for the list.

  • Finished recently:
    • Software Craftsmanship by Pete McBreen
    • Taggerung by Brian Jacques
    • How to Become a Rainmaker by Jeffrey J. Fox
    • Extreme Programming Applied by Ken Auer and Roy Miller
    • Secrets of the Vine by Bruce Wilkinson
  • Currently reading:
    • Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code by Martin Fowler, et al.
    • Passion and Purity by Elisabeth Elliot
  • Things in the stack:
    • The Pragmatic Programmer by Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas
    • The Prayer of Jesus by Hank Hanegraaff
    • Patterns of Software by Richard Gabriel
    • Desiring God by John Piper
    • Consultative Selling by Mack Hannan
    • The list goes on…

I wish that I knew how to speed-read, because there is so little time to read and yet so much to get read. I have some leads on how to speed up my reading… by God’s grace I’ll be able to find and apply something that works.

My desire is to post short reviews of books as I read them; perhaps I’ll put up a few words on Software Craftsmanship shortly.