September 3, 2012
So, I like books. Just ask my wife...I can't tell you how many boxes of books I've sold because we keep moving cross country. As it turns out, she doesn't hate books, she just hates carrying them, so I've been getting a lot of books for my Kindle. Totally best of both worlds.
Anyway, I've had the idea for starting a "book club" for a while. I want to know what you think.
My idea is basically, once a month or so, to throw up a survey with a few books that I'd like to read, and everyone can vote. We'll give it a few days, then the winning book will be the book that month. On a set date, I'll host a Google+ hangout where me and 9 other people can talk about the book, what we thought about it, and so on.
Let me know if this is something you would be interested in seeing or taking part in. If you can't see the embedded form below, you can
get to it here.
For clarification, since a couple of people have asked, these would be IT books, or books relevant to IT (so things like Sydney Dekker's Drift into Failure would be a potential topic (the $16 Kindle version please, not the $125 hardback!)
I've had 20 responses in an hour. 19 were positive, and 1 was negative.
Comment below to suggest some books for the first month! I'll start:
- Pro Puppet
- Nagios: System and Network Monitoring
- The Art of Scalability: Scalable Web Architecture, Processes, and Organizations for the Modern Enterprise
- Introducing Windows Server 2012 (note that this is sourced from a beta version of the OS, and not necessarily the final, which is why it's $0)