Cory's Reading List
Currently Reading/Wish List
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition) (Collins Business Essentials)
The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World
This is a cool book about co-evolution of plants and people. There are some awesome facts in it.
Added on June 17, 2018 8:44 PM
This was ok. It gives me a super Neuromancer feel crossed with Idiocracy which is cool. The characters Hiro and Raven are cool too. It gets kind of fan fic -y with Hiro's samurai swords and Y.T.
Added on April 13, 2018 3:42 PM
The Prince and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics)
Eh its ok. It made me more interested in Machiavelli's life and times but it also contains some interesting political stuff.
Added on March 22, 2018 6:51 PM
SystemVerilog for Verification: A Guide to Learning the Testbench Language Features
I had to read this for work. It's an okay book. :/
Added on February 21, 2018 7:51 PM
Why Programs Fail: A Guide to Systematic Debugging
This is a textbook. It's FUCKING BORING. But it picks up somewhat after Ch. 5 and has some really good ideas in it. I begrudgingly have to keep this book on my shelf.
Added on January 5, 2018 6:21 PM
The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor
I got this for free in audio book form and the narrator had an annoying as fuck voice. However, the book was interesting. It's making me think about raising chickens and being a food yuppie too.
Added on January 4, 2018 12:36 AM
Stranger in a Strange Land
I read this book because it's where the word "Grok" comes from. Valentine Michael Smith is the first human born on Mars. He comes back to Earth and starts a sexy space cult. Weird and creepy book imo
Added on January 2, 2018 8:28 PM
The Four Pillars of Investing: Lessons for Building a Winning Portfolio
This is an amazing book. If you are interested in breaking into finance or investing and don't know where to start, read this book.
Added on October 10, 2017 7:56 PM★
What the Hell Did I Just Read: A Novel of Cosmic Horror (John Dies at the End)
John Dies at the End 3! There are some cool twists in this book. It raises so many more questions and answers none... Guh
Added on October 8, 2017 12:03 AM
This Book Is Full of Spiders: Seriously, Dude, Don't Touch It (John Dies at the End)
I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed by this follow up to John Dies at the End at first. I gave it another read now that the third book is coming out and it really grew on me.
Added on October 8, 2017 12:03 AM★
Debugging the Development Process: Practical Strategies for Staying Focused, Hitting Ship Dates, and Building Solid Teams
Meh. It's another book that I found on a table at work. Its got good tips for managing software developers which I do agree is important.
Added on August 18, 2017 4:28 PM
Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure
I found this on a table at work. Its a story about a tablet pc startup in the late 80s early 90s and all the corporate espionage that comes with the territory. I was unexpectedly drawn into the story.
Added on August 14, 2017 5:33 PM★
Adaptive Code via C#: Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles (Developer Reference)
This is an /okay/ book about design patterns and SCRUM. It's a little to specific to .NET but there are some good summaries about dependency injection and stuff
Added on August 3, 2017 9:25 PM
This Side of Paradise
Amory Blaine is a douchy kid who goes to Princeton to find himself. He grows up and loses his friends, inheritance, and girl and then realizes at the climax that he is a douche. Old books are weird.
Added on May 24, 2017 7:27 PM
Exceptional C Style: 40 New Engineering Puzzles, Programming Problems, and Solutions
Not for beginners but a good follow up. The template stuff went over my head but he elaborates on some nice topics...
Added on April 7, 2017 5:28 PM
The Art of War (Barnes & Noble Classics (Paperback)) (Paperback) - Common
Eh, what can I say? Its the Art of War.
Added on September 21, 2016 11:41 AM
Bruce Lee: Fighting Spirit
A frank, compelling biography. I think it really captures what Bruce Lee stood for. So much wasted potential...
Added on August 19, 2016 10:39 PM★
C Coding Standards: 101 Rules, Guidelines, and Best Practices
This is a good book for all those neat tips and tricks for dealing with C++. Not for beginners though.
Added on August 11, 2016 7:26 PM
Cory's favorite types of books...
...are old science fiction, and really convoluted comedy books (fictional or otherwise). In particular, he enjoys Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace and John Dies at the End by David Wong. You can find those two and many more in this list right here.
Books are awesome
Slackers should totally read a lot of books. It sounds kind of counterintuitive, but actually it's quite useful. For instance, you can pretend to read a book on the beach and then accidentally on purpose fall asleep on the beach. A book can also be used to avoid talking to someone who would take a lot of effort to talk to. This is because the fact that you have a book open and grimacing at it makes it seem like you are working hard when in reality, you are thinking about ice cream. Sometimes if you are sitting in the right place, people will take a picture of you doing this, thinking you are famous and super smart.