Today’s review is on Eureka Street, by Robert McLiam Wilson. This novel takes place during the “quiet” time of the mid 1990’s, that followed the Troubles in Northern Ireland. It centers around two Irish lads, one Christian, the other Protestant, and how they have survived in such turbulent times.
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If you have any amount of family or friends around where you live you can related to Skipping Christmas, a recent book put out by John Grisham. If you’re Italian and still near your active Italian family around Christmastime, you will want to use the plot of Skipping Christmas as a timeline or check list to survive the holiday season.
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What am I reading today? Today we’ve got a murder mystery from Laura Joh Rowland. More than this one book, Rowland is responsible for writing the seven different books in this series of novels, starting with Shinju. The whole series centers around a scholar, turned police detective, in Japan during the 1600s.
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Anyway, for my first “review” (if that’s what you call these things) is just as suited for the GeekStuffs page as it is a book write up. It’s for the programming industry, but it has made such an impact on me that I’m considering it Required Reading for anyone that even flirts around the field; it’s a good look into the mind of an engineer that is constantly trying to “fix” marketing and sales. The book, The Career Programmer: Guerilla Tactics for an Imperfect World, was written Christopher Duncan, is about 200 pages and offers some strong opinions and insights on the industry.
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