GoodReads Summary: Earth itself is a backwater. The bulk of humanity's resources are in the hands of the Colonial Defense Force. Everybody knows that when you reach retirement age, you can join the CDF. They don't want young people; they want people who carry the knowledge and skills of decades of living. You'll be taken off Earth and never allowed to return. You'll serve two years at the front. And if you survive, you'll be given a generous homestead stake of your own, on one of our hard-won colony planets.
GoodReads Summary: Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars.
Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.
GoodReads Summary: Discover how to use Rust to write fast, secure, and concurrent systems and applications About This Book Learn how to create secure and blazingly fast programs in Rust Start working with Rust in a multicore and distributed environment Explore the core characteristics of Rust - safety, performance, and concurrency - to build error free and robust code Who This Book Is For
GoodReads Summary: Twelve Years a Slave, sub-title: Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New-York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853, from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana, is a memoir by Solomon Northup as told to and edited by David Wilson. It is a slave narrative of a black man who was born free in New York state but kidnapped in Washington, D.C., sold into slavery, and kept in bondage for 12 years in Louisiana. He provided details of slave markets in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, as well as describing at length cotton and sugar cultivation on major plantations in Louisiana.
GoodReads Summary: Days before his release from prison, Shadow's wife, Laura, dies in a mysterious car crash. Numbly, he makes his way back home. On the plane, he encounters the enigmatic Mr Wednesday, who claims to be a refugee from a distant war, a former god and the king of America.
Together they embark on a profoundly strange journey across the heart of the USA, whilst all around them a storm of preternatural and epic proportions threatens to break.
GoodReads Summary: A team of journalists with unparalleled inside access provides the first full, in-depth account of WikiLeaks, its founder Julian Assange, and the ethical, legal, and political controversies it has both uncovered and provoked.
I once wrote about The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and how nice story about a guy outgrowing his daydreams.
GoodReads Summary: IN THE YEAR 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
iPad Productivity Essentials: The Definitive Guide to Getting More Productive with your iPad - Christopher J. Lee
GoodReads Summary: You have your iPad, now what? You could continue to use your tablet as an excellent web surfing tool. You could also use it to play one of the many, many games out on the App Store. Or, you could simply turn it over to your spouse or your kid(s) for their enjoyment. I suggest a different path, a path that will keep your iPad in your hands, at work…a path that will put you on the road towards increased productivity!