I just finished "Diamond Age" by Neal Stephenson for the second time. I started Michael Shermer's "Why People Believe Weird Things" this morning.
And my to read list keeps growing:
Missionary Position - Hitchens
Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid
Reamde - Neal Stephenson
Glory Road - Heinlein
Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea
I just read
"The Lucky Arrow" by Karlmir Stonewain
It's a very good LOTR fan fiction!
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn. Great book. A must read for any freethinker.
I got my book from Amazon Today -- here's the website for the book http://www.thegodvirus.net/ The God Virus:How Religion Infects Our Lives and CultureBy Darrel W. Ray, Ed.D. So excited -- can't wait to read it.
and now this LOTR fan fiction story
Green Fletching by Karlmir Stonewain
reading "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand at the moment
Interestingly enough I don't read a lot of books about atheism or religion. I am an atheist and I don't need convincing so I tend to ignore them. I read a lot of science and that takes care of religion as far as I am concerned.
I just finished The Demon Haunted World by Sagan.
Hacking: The art of exploitation
Joomla Bible (for work)
The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why violence has declined by Pinker.
MYSQL in a Nutshell.
The Amazing Story of Quantum Mechanics: A math-free exploration of the science that made our modern world.
I think I still enjoy the atheism books because of the things I learn.
How do you like the Hacking book? Have you ever read "The Cuckoo's Egg"? If not, it's a must read for the hacker types.
MYSQL, off topic but I didn't like the little exposure I had to MySQL. Seemed buggy.But on the other hand, SQL Server isn't free.
The hacking book seems pretty good so far. It is very code intensive after the first chapter. I haven't gotten very far in the book yet. I just got it on Thursday, but so far so good. I need to boot the live CD that came with the book and see if there is anything useful besides the codes. I use Backtrack for just about everything.
Yeah. MySQL takes some getting used to, but its the price for living in the open source world. I have a partition for Windows, but I haven't booted into it in about three weeks.