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A (currently unfinished) list of all the books I've read, by category, then in alphabetical order, so I can keep track of them. You may find it useful if you think I have good taste, owing to how it is categorized. You will also find occasional mini-reviews. See also my [[Reading list]]
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A (currently unfinished) list of all the books I've read, by category, then in alphabetical order, so I can keep track of them. You may find it useful if you think I have good taste, owing to how it is categorized. You will also find occasional mini-reviews. See also my [[Reading list]].
  
 
== Books I want to read again ==
 
== Books I want to read again ==
* [[Wikipedia:How to Read a Book|How to Read a Book]], by [[Wikipedia:Mortimer Adler|Mortimer Adler]] and [[Wikipedia:Charles Van Doren|Charles Van Doren]]
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* ''[[Wikipedia:How to Read a Book|How to Read a Book]]'', by [[Wikipedia:Mortimer Adler|Mortimer Adler]] and [[Wikipedia:Charles Van Doren|Charles Van Doren]]
* [[Wikipedia:Gödel, Escher, Bach|Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid]], by [[Wikipedia:Douglas Hofstadter|Douglas Hofstadter]]
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* ''[[Wikipedia:Le Ton beau de Marot|Le Ton beau de Marot]]'', by [[Wikipedia:Douglas Hofstadter|Douglas Hofstadter]]
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* ''[[Wikipedia:Gödel, Escher, Bach|Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid]]'', by [[Wikipedia:Douglas Hofstadter|Douglas Hofstadter]]
  
 
== Books I am fine with never reading again ==
 
== Books I am fine with never reading again ==
 
=== Those that I have read once ===
 
=== Those that I have read once ===
* [http://lib.freescienceengineering.org/view.php?id=771245 Influence], by [[Wikipedia:Robert Cialdini|Robert Cialdini]]
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* ''[http://lib.freescienceengineering.org/view.php?id=771245 Influence]'', by [[Wikipedia:Robert Cialdini|Robert Cialdini]]
 
** Felt very smarmy and deceptive. The research was sorely lacking. I only don't regret reading this because so many people reference it, and it was an acceptable introduction to the field. Chapter 3 was good, though.
 
** Felt very smarmy and deceptive. The research was sorely lacking. I only don't regret reading this because so many people reference it, and it was an acceptable introduction to the field. Chapter 3 was good, though.
* [http://bcs.worthpublishers.com/myers7e/default.asp?s=&n=&i=&v=&o=&ns=0&t=&uid=0&rau=0 Psychology, 7th Edition], by [[Wikipedia:David Myers (academic)|David G. Myers]]
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* ''[http://bcs.worthpublishers.com/myers7e/default.asp?s=&n=&i=&v=&o=&ns=0&t=&uid=0&rau=0 Psychology, 7th Edition]'', by [[Wikipedia:David Myers (academic)|David G. Myers]]
 
** For a long time, the only textbook I ever read all the way through. Deservedly popular, excellent throughout.
 
** For a long time, the only textbook I ever read all the way through. Deservedly popular, excellent throughout.
 
** [http://csml.som.ohio-state.edu/Music829C/hindsight.bias.html Here] is a sample of the author's work from a different textbook.
 
** [http://csml.som.ohio-state.edu/Music829C/hindsight.bias.html Here] is a sample of the author's work from a different textbook.
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* ''[[Permutation City]]'', by [[Wikipedia:Greg Egan|Greg Egan]]
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* ''[http://www.sirlin.net/ptw-book/prologue.html Playing to Win]], by [[Wikipedia:David Sirlin|David Sirlin]]
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* ''Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman'', by [[Wikipedia:Richard Feynman|Richard Feynman]]
  
 
== Books I regret reading ==
 
== Books I regret reading ==
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* ''The Art of Learning'', by Josh Waitzkin
 
* ''The Art of Learning'', by Josh Waitzkin
 
** Faff. It's a book about how great it is to be Josh Waitzkin and about the phenomenology of competition, not a book about how to learn. Read ''Playing to Win'' instead.
 
** Faff. It's a book about how great it is to be Josh Waitzkin and about the phenomenology of competition, not a book about how to learn. Read ''Playing to Win'' instead.
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* ''The Lucifer Effect'', by [[Wikipedia:Philip Zimbardo|Philip Zimbardo]]

Revision as of 02:02, 22 November 2013

A (currently unfinished) list of all the books I've read, by category, then in alphabetical order, so I can keep track of them. You may find it useful if you think I have good taste, owing to how it is categorized. You will also find occasional mini-reviews. See also my Reading list.

Books I want to read again

Books I am fine with never reading again

Those that I have read once

Books I regret reading

  • The Art of Learning, by Josh Waitzkin
    • Faff. It's a book about how great it is to be Josh Waitzkin and about the phenomenology of competition, not a book about how to learn. Read Playing to Win instead.
  • The Lucifer Effect, by Philip Zimbardo