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)
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
I didn't know that Theranos was so fucking crazy. Just from casually listening to the news I thought it was just some girl who bit off more than she could chew and then started lying. No, this is the Final Fantasy 7 house of silicon valley start ups. I was captivated by this guys book the whole way through. I thought 350 pages would be long but it flew by. Also the stereotype pairing of young girl engineer and creepy piece.of shit incompetent old guy is really common in Silicon Valley. It's the worst. I need to get out of here.
Added on January 19, 2019 7:54 PM★
12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
This book is life anecdotes backed up with psychology for how to become an enlightened person. He also really likes the Bible. (Belief not necessary to enjoy the book). I think he has some interesting points but I disagree on a couple things, for instance when he says it's completely unreasonable to not want to have kids or that "striving the maximum good for most people" is specific enough to let you figure out what you should do in a day. I learned a lot of cool things about lobsters though.
Added on January 6, 2019 10:42 PM
Flowers for Algernon
Wow this is a really sad book. I never had to read this for school but I'm glad I read it now.
Added on November 21, 2018 5:17 PM★
Small Business For Dummies
I found this on a table at work and it was from 1998 which is funny because computers and the internet were super new back then. This is an overview for someone who has no clue how to start a business
Added on November 19, 2018 6:25 PM
Web Client Programming with Perl
This is a basic and outdated book but it's good for learning about perl and html request interactions. It's another textbook though so that was kind of boring to read.
Added on August 3, 2018 6:26 PM
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
Cory's favorite types of books...
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.