tungwaiyip.info

home

about me

links

Blog

< December 2011 >
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

past articles »

Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

San Francisco, USA

 

Book Reading Statistics

The Kindler e-reader I got one year ago has sparked a major book reading drive for me. At the end of 2011, I have completed 35 books in a span of 15 months. The full list of book is compiled in the entries of Apr, Aug, Nov, Dec.

Even though the drive is triggered by Kindle, I am far from abandoning paper book for ebook. 17 out of the 35 books I've read are physical books. I have done a lot to clean out the piles book I've purchased but never read. But this is offset by the new paper books I've purchased recently. This drive has also gives me a lot of confidence to tackle long and classical books. It has instilled a discipline in me to follow through a long book to completion. I plan to read Les Misérables and 紅樓夢 in the coming months.

Here is a little tally. There are 8 technical (computer science) book, 5 fictions, 5 business and economics books, 4 popular science, 2 academics and 11 are uncategorized.

I am still stuck with a number of academic books. They can not be read at a fast pace like fictions. There are mathematics to digest, and in other cases, paper or programming exercise to do to really understanding the subject. I queue them up one by one and hopefully can see some result in next year.

2011.12.17 [] - comments

 

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

past articles »

 

BBC News

 

Covid: Lockdowns return as Europe confronts second wave (29 Oct 2020)

 

Nearly 100,000 catching virus every day in England (29 Oct 2020)

 

US Election 2020: Trump slams lockdowns, Biden accuses him of insulting victims (29 Oct 2020)

 

Al-Qaeda still 'heavily embedded' within Taliban in Afghanistan, UN official warns (29 Oct 2020)

 

US election: 'Our kids died in the Parkland shooting, but we disagree on guns' (29 Oct 2020)

 

'Anonymous' Trump administration critic identifies himself (28 Oct 2020)

 

Coronavirus: Remote Marshall Islands records first cases (29 Oct 2020)

 

Tony Chung: Hong Kong activist detained near US embassy charged (29 Oct 2020)

 

Philadelphia curfew after two nights of chaos and looting (29 Oct 2020)

 

Samsung sees sales surge from rival Huawei's ban (29 Oct 2020)

more »

 

SF Gate

 

Ship traffic, October 29 (28 Oct 2020)

 

Ship traffic, October 23 (22 Oct 2020)

 

Ship traffic, October 22 (21 Oct 2020)

 

Ship traffic, October 21 (20 Oct 2020)

 

Ship traffic, October 20 (19 Oct 2020)

 

Ship traffic, October 19 (16 Oct 2020)

more »


Site feed Updated: 2020-Oct-29 00:00