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What are you reading right now?

What book/books are you reading right now?

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Anthony Bronkema
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Dylan Anthony

Big fan of β€œThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck”

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Drozerah

I've read this book travelling India last summer, must read !

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Amruta Ranade

I am re-reading Deep Work and reading Digital Minimalism for the first time

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Jaime πŸ”₯πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈπŸ”₯

I've recently read Digital minimalism and Essentialism :D They go very well hand in hand, one targeted "mainly" to your digital life and the other to your whole approach in life.

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Niklas

These are my next month reads. Really looking forward to them! Got more into those topics in the last couple month.

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Joe Hobot

Read both. Very good books.

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Emmanuel Raymond

+1 for The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck.

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Ronnie Villarini

I'm currently reading the first two, but for the first time.

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John Paul Ada

A bit related -- I liked Sarah Knight's The Life Changing Magic Of Not Giving A Fuck.

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fischgeek • Edited

Listening to Ender's Game on Audible. It's pretty good; I'd recommend it.

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Florian Rand

Can't go wrong with Orson Scott Card!! One of my fav sci-fi authors, I never tried audiobooks, I think this is going to be my first.

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Jaime πŸ”₯πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈπŸ”₯

Great book! Love it!

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Patrick Hyatt

The Ender's series/branch/tree? is pretty vast, but I really enjoyed Ender's game, and Ender's Shadow.

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Jay R. Wren

I really liked the one with the piggies. Whatever one that is.

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Patrick Hyatt

Speaker for the dead, the sequel to Ender's game.

I thought it was good also.

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Jay R. Wren

It is one of the best read audiobooks that I've ever listened too. It comes off as practically being acted out.

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harshdsdh

the ultimate hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy

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Jaime πŸ”₯πŸ§™β€β™‚οΈπŸ”₯

Classic! :D

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harshdsdh

yes, i heard a lot about it in those "must read books" blogs. thought i'll give it a try and it's really good

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Shannon Crabill

I read this in 8th grade, but wouldn't mind reading it again.

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harshdsdh

wow! in 8th grade i was trying to wrap my head around "the road not taken"

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Lea Reimann πŸ¦„

Nice one 😁 That's on my shelf too! But haven't read it yet :(

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harshdsdh

please do! the sarcasm and wit level is off the charts

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Jean-Michel Plourde • Edited
  • Spaceman by Mike Massimino: The journey of an astronaut coming from a totally ordinary background. Very inspiring.

  • Educated by Tara Westover: Born to survivalists in the mountains, she lived off the grid for the first 17 years of her life. She then began to educate herself, learned enough math and grammar to get accepted by an university. She then travel the world and goes on an adventure that changes her life. I am just at the beginning of the book, but I just can't put the book down.

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Joshua Gilless

I read Educated earlier this year and found the same thing. Once I started it was impossible to put down. The book has lots of simple details that add so much color to her world.

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Dwayne Crooks

Educated sounds like an interesting read. I'd check it out.

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Jean-Michel Plourde

I got it from Bill Gates yearly reading list. You're hardly wrong with that list. Enjoy!

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Ali Spittel

I'm reading "Where the Crawdad Sings" and "The Power of Habit" right now (I have one Audible and one paper book going at a time). I also keep a thread on twitter with stuff I've currently read with mini-reviews!

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kcarrel

I couldn't put "Where the Crawdad Sings" down!

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The Terra Ignota series by Ada Palmer. A series of four books with two currently released. I'm reading the third right now and like it quite much. It's an interesting take on Scifi with new social structures and such and not too far in the future.

  1. Too Like the Lightning
  2. Seven Surrenders
  3. The Will to Battle
  4. Perhaps the Stars (to be released)

I'm also reading The Business Value of Developer Relations by @mary_grace because I have to make a social media plan for a dev-rel position I want to start.

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Mary Thengvall

I can't wait to hear what you think about it! I'm always happy to answer additional questions :)

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Vincent Grovestine

Been in a bit of a crabby mood toward the "traditional" workplace lately, so I've circled back to three of my standbys:

And since my doctor recently gave me a hard time about my carb'tastic eating habits and sedentary desk job, I'll probably pick up one more title for motivation:

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Doaa Mahely

I just finished reading The Calculating Stars by Mary Robinette Kowal. It's a sci fi fiction of an alternate universe where a meteorite hits the Earth (Washington, DC specifically) and causes huge climate changes that will make the Earth inhabitable in a few years. The only solution? Colonizing space!
The book features a lot of well-written and brilliant female pilots, computers, physicists and astronauts.

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Jay R. Wren

This book is soooo good. I loved it.

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Doaa Mahely

It was great πŸ˜„ did you get a chance to read its sequel?

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Jay R. Wren

No, it sounded interesting, but I like the book so much stand alone, I don't want to know what happens next.

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Doaa Mahely

But it ended with such a cliffhanger! 😲
As far as I know the second book is out and the third one will be out in 2020. So I'll wait until then to read the two back-to-back.

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Halldor Stefansson
  • Listening to "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman

  • and reading The Linux Solution: How to Build and Support Scalable IT Systems using the Power of LINUX by Keith Edmunds

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Ryan Johnstone

Homo Deus and My Hero Academia Vol 1. Only ever really been into Dragon ball anime until recently so trying feed the gap between Super manga releases. Also really enjoyed Sapiens, some fascinating stuff in both those books

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John Paul Ada

Oh yey manga!

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George Rodier

I've somehow never read Stephen King before so I'm jumping right into the deep end and reading the Stand. 400 pages in and I've barely made a dent, but am enjoying it thus far!

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Florian Rand

I'm not a fan of Stephen King but I can recommend the Dark Tower series. I loved those books.

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George Rodier

I'm definitely interested in getting into the Dark Tower series. It's actually what led me to the Stand, because of how so many of his other novels tie into the multiverse.

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Florian Rand

Oh Interesting! I'll add it to the shopping list :D

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MD Geus

If i may recommend one Stephen King book, it is Revival.

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Casey Brooks

I'm studying-up to be a D&D Dungeon Master for a new campaign I'm doing with my coworkers, and am reading through the Dungeon Master's Guide and the Curse of Strahd campaign book.

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John Paul Ada

I've the Guide too! It's worth every penny.

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Ali Thompson

Re-listening to Seanan McGuire's October Daye series because I wish I could live in Seanan's version of San Francisco.

Physically rereading Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg
NVC is great for learning communication skills for diverse work places. (It's also just a really good book.)

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Max Antonucci
  • The Devil in the White City. I didn't expect a nonfiction story about Chicago in the late 1800s, an architect designing one of the grandest fairs in American history, and a horrific medical serial killer to be such a compelling combination. Yet here we are.
  • The Girl Who Played with Fire. More accurate to say I'm rereading it since I can't get enough of the Millenium Trilogy.