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* ''[http://www.sirlin.net/ptw-book/prologue.html Playing to Win], by [[Wikipedia:David Sirlin|David Sirlin]]
 
* ''[http://www.sirlin.net/ptw-book/prologue.html Playing to Win], by [[Wikipedia:David Sirlin|David Sirlin]]
 
* ''[http://lib.freescienceengineering.org/view.php?id=597279 Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman]'', by [[Wikipedia:Richard Feynman|Richard Feynman]]
 
* ''[http://lib.freescienceengineering.org/view.php?id=597279 Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman]'', by [[Wikipedia:Richard Feynman|Richard Feynman]]
** Absolutely delightful, but it's just some fun stories. Possibly useful for [http://lesswrong.com/lw/4ku/use_curiosity/ inducing curiosity].
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** Absolutely delightful, but just some stories. Possibly useful for [http://lesswrong.com/lw/4ku/use_curiosity/ inducing curiosity].
  
 
== Books I regret reading ==
 
== Books I regret reading ==
* ''Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'', by Philip K. Dick
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Nota bene: only those books I managed to get all the way through made this list.
 
* ''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.
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** Faff. It's about how great it is to be Josh Waitzkin and the phenomenology of competition, not about how to learn. Read ''Playing to Win'' instead.
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* ''Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'', by Philip K. Dick
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* ''How to Read Faster and Recall More: Learn the Art of Speed Reading with Maximum Recall'', by Gordon R. Wainwright
 
* ''The Lucifer Effect'', by [[Wikipedia:Philip Zimbardo|Philip Zimbardo]]
 
* ''The Lucifer Effect'', by [[Wikipedia:Philip Zimbardo|Philip Zimbardo]]
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* ''Speed Reading for Dummies''
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** The scant good in this is in Wainwright's much shorter book, which is also bad.

Revision as of 05:14, 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

Nota bene: only those books I managed to get all the way through made this list.

  • The Art of Learning, by Josh Waitzkin
    • Faff. It's about how great it is to be Josh Waitzkin and the phenomenology of competition, not about how to learn. Read Playing to Win instead.
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, by Philip K. Dick
  • How to Read Faster and Recall More: Learn the Art of Speed Reading with Maximum Recall, by Gordon R. Wainwright
  • The Lucifer Effect, by Philip Zimbardo
  • Speed Reading for Dummies
    • The scant good in this is in Wainwright's much shorter book, which is also bad.