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  1. A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin

    George R. R. Martin
    A Feast for Crows

    Reached 33%
  2. Effective Java by Joshua Bloch

    Joshua Bloch
    Effective Java

    Reached 21%
  3. Exceptional Ruby by Avdi Grimm

    Avdi Grimm
    Exceptional Ruby

    Well worth the read. Short, but packed.
  4. Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

    Franz Kafka

    Finished reading
  5. Practical Vim by Drew Neil

    Drew Neil
    Practical Vim

    Reached 64%
  6. Professional Android™ 4 Application Development by Reto Meier

    Reto Meier
    Professional Android™ 4 Application Development

    Reached 49%
  7. 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know by Kevlin Henney

    Kevlin Henney
    97 Things Every Programmer Should Know

    Hard to give a fair review of this book, since it's a collection of so many different texts by different authors. I found it to be pretty much a mixed bag things. Some texts were amusing, some rather bland and boring. Some clever and fresh, some a bit obvious and dated. Some were really close to what I do in my work and some felt really alien. But in the end I found almost all of them to be thought provoking. The dated ones made me think about how things have changed, and the alien ones made me think of how different and vast the field I'm working in are. Even if you skim past the chapters that you're not super interested in (I did), you'll put down this book with a lot of thoughts about what it is to be a programmmer.
  8. A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin

    George R. R. Martin
    A Storm of Swords

    There's a lot happening in this third book, and yet not much happens at all. I found the middle the most interesting, but the weak ending did not leave me with an immediate desire to jump into the next book.
  9. Maven by example by Tim O'Brien, John Casey, Brian Fox, Jason van Zyl

    Tim O'Brien, John Casey, Brian Fox, Jason van Zyl
    Maven by example

    Reached 30%
  10. A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

    George R.R. Martin
    A Clash of Kings

    This book series is now my drug. It's amazing how alive and different all the characters are, even though there are quite a few of them. It diverged a fair bit from the TV series in some details, especially towards the end – with the book having the better version. Left a fair amount of unanswered questions which got me even more excited for the next book!
  11. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

    George R. R. Martin
    A Game of Thrones

    Way longer than I thought it would be, but exciting nonetheless.
  12. Objects on Rails by Avdi Grimm

    Avdi Grimm
    Objects on Rails

    A couple of cool tricks in here. I think the choice of writing a blog application was an unfortunate one though. It gives a muddy perspective of the techniques shown, which left me with a feeling that it's all just a systemized premature optimization. A couple of disconnected, small, examples would have made this book much better imho.
  13. Fall of Cthulhu 2: The Gathering by Michael Alan Nelson, Greg Scott

    Michael Alan Nelson, Greg Scott
    Fall of Cthulhu 2: The Gathering

    Finished reading
  14. Eloquent Ruby by Russ Olsen

    Russ Olsen
    Eloquent Ruby

    Reached 15%
  15. Code Simplicity by Max Kanat-Alexander

    Max Kanat-Alexander
    Code Simplicity

    Has a couple of good points, but the bad examples and the quasi-science approach (which only lasted a chapter or two, despite what the foreword suggested) makes it really hard to trust the authors actual expertise. Found it to be basically a mix of generic and/or empty statements, and "facts" without references. Has a couple of good quotes, but I do not recommend this book.
  16. REST API Design Rulebook by Mark Masse

    Mark Masse
    REST API Design Rulebook

    I skipped the WRML parts, but otherwise lots of good points.
  17. Morning Glories: Volume 1 by Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma

    Nick Spencer, Joe Eisma
    Morning Glories: Volume 1

    Amazing art throughout, and I really like the "real" look of the covers. The characters are a bit cartoony, but the story is somewhat interesting. Read first 13 issues, and hungry for more.
  18. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

    Suzanne Collins

    Finally had the time to finish it. Had a couple of dense moments at the end, and tied up the series pretty well, although I was very frustrated with the very last mission. I think that 40 more pages to the first book, and the Epilogue of this one, would have been a better story.
  19. World War Z by Max Brooks

    Max Brooks
    World War Z

    I have to say that I really liked this book. The format (short stories in interview form) from places all around the world gave a very special feeling that fits well with the global war theme, and kept it very interesting. Absolutely loved the small, thought through, details about how Zombies "work". Made it feel very realistic. I found the entire book to be very well written, although maybe 50 pages to long.
  20. On Eating Mostly Plants by Readlists

    On Eating Mostly Plants

    Found it way too one-sided. I can't shake the feeling that the author has an almost fanatic approach to veganism, which is exactly what I hoped to avoid by reading something titled "on eating mostly plants".
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