Monday, August 23, 2004

BOOK SAVVY!

I am a book savvy person. Don’t get me wrong. I am not a voracious reader like my wife. She is one voracious reader I have ever met in my whole life! I am not exaggerating at all! She reads all the stuff, mostly fiction, and the amazing part is that she finds enough time to spend on her books even though she looks after our 10 month old naughty daughter Parvathy.

Well, coming to the point, I am not a voracious reader. But why do I call my self a book savvy person? Because, I like to buy books. Read them or not, I like to buy them. Mostly technical. And to be more precise, .NET books.

Yesterday, when I was browsing Eric's and Scott Mitchell's blogs, I somehow fell into AMAZON.COM and encountered the listing of CODE COMPLETE. I wanted to buy (and will buy it sooner), but I stopped myself. Something stopped me from buying that book, not because I didn't want to. I found me asking myself, "What are you doing? Have you read the books you bought lately?" May be yes. May be 1 or 2 chapters. "Well let’s finish them, and give those books some value they deserve."

Maybe what I thought was right. And I decided one thing today. I will complete all the books that I bought recently, to that point that I think would be enough for the reason I bought them for. Only then I would buy another book.

And then the first one would be CODE COMPLETE!



What books have you bought within 2 months? Do you think you do justice to the books you buy? Please add your two cents.


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