Book Talk

  • 19 March 2024
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Let's chat about books, whether they're for leveling up professionally or just for the sheer joy of reading!

  1. Your Fave Read: What's the book that you just can't get enough of? The one that you'd recommend to anyone who'll listen because it's just that good?

  2. Book You Love to Hate: We've all got that one book that we just couldn't vibe with. Which book gets the side-eye from you, and what rubbed you the wrong way about it?

  3. Next Up on Your TBR: What's the next book you're itching to crack open? The one that's been sitting on your shelf or your Kindle, waiting for its moment to shine?


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It took me some time to think about all the books I have read and still want to read, I even had to take a tour to my book shelf 😁

My recent favourite is the “Midnight library” by Matt Haig beautiful book and beautiful idea about choices in life

One of the most exciting 827 books in my Want to Read list is “Trust” by Hernan Diaz, I heard its a book with a plot twist!

And the book that I couldn't finish is ironically from one of my favourite authors Bill Bryson and is called “Made in America:” I think its a good book in general but the second part of the title is “The informal history of English Language  in the United States.“ Turns out I’m not into linguistics as much as I thought I was and this book is the best sleep aid.

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My Favourite read: Lord of the Rings. Easy. Nothing comes close, nothing ever will.

A book I love to hate: Someone I used to know tried to make me read 50 shades of grey. And it’s the most hilariously bad book I’ve ever read. Couldn’t finish it, too busy laughing at how bad it was.

Next up on the list: I’d love to dive deep into the DUNE series. I liked the recent movies and would love to get into the world of Arrakis.

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Lovely topic. 

My all time favourite book is “The Little Prince”. Every time I read it, I discover new meanings and lessons from what seems like a fantasy tale for kids. I bet this book has a lot to offer for the grown ups too. 

I am usually not into hating books because I love to read a lot. However, after reading Murakami’s books I realised that “magical realism” is not really my thing. So I am not sure if I am that motivated to read more books from Murakami that are already on my bookshelf. 

Next on the list - There are many but this Easter I plan to finish reading “Many lives many masters”. 

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Lovely topic. 

My all time favourite book is “The Little Prince”. Every time I read it, I discover new meanings and lessons from what seems like a fantasy tale for kids. I bet this book has a lot to offer for the grown ups too. 

I am usually not into hating books because I love to read a lot. However, after reading Murakami’s books I realised that “magical realism” is not really my thing. So I am not sure if I am that motivated to read more books from Murakami that are already on my bookshelf. 

Next on the list - There are many but this Easter I plan to finish reading “Many lives many masters”. 

Aaaand there it goes 😅 “Many lives and many masters” now book number 828 in my to do list. @Lalit have you read “The Choice” by Edith Eger? Its a heavy read but it beautifully talks about human willpower and choices. “We don’t know where we’re going, we don’t know what’s going to happen, but no one can take away from you what you put in your own mind.”

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Lovely topic. 

My all time favourite book is “The Little Prince”. Every time I read it, I discover new meanings and lessons from what seems like a fantasy tale for kids. I bet this book has a lot to offer for the grown ups too. 

I am usually not into hating books because I love to read a lot. However, after reading Murakami’s books I realised that “magical realism” is not really my thing. So I am not sure if I am that motivated to read more books from Murakami that are already on my bookshelf. 

Next on the list - There are many but this Easter I plan to finish reading “Many lives many masters”. 

Aaaand there it goes 😅 “Many lives and many masters” now book number 828 in my to do list. @Lalit have you read “The Choice” by Edith Eger? Its a heavy read but it beautifully talks about human willpower and choices. “We don’t know where we’re going, we don’t know what’s going to happen, but no one can take away from you what you put in your own mind.”

hey @Daria. No I have not read “The Choice” but given that I loved reading “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” I am sure The Choice would be an excellent choice. Adding that to my reading list (I stopped counting numbers lol). Thanks for the reco!

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I am not really into reading real books anymore since I tend to read more on phone or tablet but I will put my 5 cent on this topic since it seems fun.

 

Your Fave Read: What's the book that you just can't get enough of? 

One book that I read and would recommend is this https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Make-Me-Think-Usability/dp/0321344758. It does give you a nice perspective and opens your eyes in regards to checking Web Applications from a Usability point of view.

 

Book You Love to Hate: We've all got that one book that we just couldn't vibe with. Which book gets the side-eye from you, and what rubbed you the wrong way about it?

I did not finish this book but I have the virtual copy still with a bookmark. 

https://www.amazon.com/Thinking-Java-4th-Bruce-Eckel/dp/0131872486

 

Next Up on Your TBR: What's the next book you're itching to crack open? 

I would have to go with this one https://www.manning.com/books/ai-assisted-testing.

Having already read the first book from Mark I really like his style and there is always a lot to learn from him.

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Fiction about more or less about testing:

- the Robot series from Isaac Asimov: 2 employees of a robots developing company have to investigate different cases of malfunctioning robots. The last one is the crown.

- Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City from K. J. Parker: An medieval engineer has to "hack" the society so that he can keep the defense of the city working.

- Jurassic Park, the book: more details about a falling complex system

Serious books:

- Lessons Learned in Software Testing from Kaner, Bach, Pettichord

- Software Testing Strategies from Heusser and Larsen

 

Special place:

- The Last Day of Creation from Wolfgang Jeschke: it's a book read only once and don't want to reread soon. Not because it is bad, but because of its special quality. I felt very sad at the end what I don't want to repeat. But I see it as a good quality to make me feel like that.

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Fiction about more or less about testing:

- the Robot series from Isaac Asimov: 2 employees of a robots developing company have to investigate different cases of malfunctioning robots. The last one is the crown.

- Sixteen Ways to Defend a Walled City from K. J. Parker: An medieval engineer has to "hack" the society so that he can keep the defense of the city working.

- Jurassic Park, the book: more details about a falling complex system

I like your choice of fiction, good sir. Kudos on the good taste.

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