Free Lunch by David Smith.
I bought it on recommendation from the lecturer of my business and economics module at uni (who claimed it made business and economics interesting and easy to understand) but never actually got around to reading it while I was still there and studying :P
leo said: I prefer not to rodomontade about the literature I read because my tastes have little to do with how I want to be perceived by others (unlike most other quasi-intellectuals.) For example most people in this thread only read so they appear smart to others. I find this despicable.
However, here is a list of books I am currently reading.
A Nonparametric Multidimensional IRT Approach with Applications to Ability Estimation and Test Bias
Encyclopedia of Phenomenology
Superstring Theory: The DNA of Reality
The Essential Husserl: Basic Writings in Transcendental Phenomenology (Studies in Continental Thought)
Analysis of Mind
Multivariable Calculus (James Stewart)
The Architecture of Happiness
So there you go. On average, I finish 1 book every three days and I am usually reading 5 to 7 books at once. I plan on reading more math textbooks and philosophy books next. I also enjoy advanced engineering textbooks.
Pot, kettle, etc.
Finished some of the books I posted earlier, still reading some of them. Also started Steve Martin's "Pleasure of My Company" - better than "Shopgirl" so far. D:
For my humanities class we had to read parts of Dante's "Divine Comedy". I really enjoyed it so I'm slowly reading the entire thing. I also am nearly done with "Moon of the Spider" part of the Diablo book series.
Jean Rousseau's Social Contract. While his constant paradoxes continually make people misread him and make his works confusing, it's a lot easier than the last book I read (which was John Stuart Mill's On Liberty).
Recently I decided to go back through and read the Harry Potter serties in its entirity, as it was bothering me that I had never finished the entire thing. I'm on "The Half Blood Prince" at this point. - I'm actually not even sure I want to read the seventh and final book now, I really have no desire after my sister spoiled quite a bit of it, and only two or three of my favorite characters live-on anyway.
But I'll probably read it, just to complete the series.
After I'm finished with it, I think I want to jump into Stephen Kings "Dark Tower" series, starting with "The Gunslinger." While maybe dipping into a few of the stories, for fun, in the "Hans Christian Andersons Works" book I got for Christmas last year, but haven't had time to touch yet.
Once I get through my late-Christmas-books that have gone neglected for quite a while, I have a list over 3 pages long to get through. x-x;