It does not mean I just read three books in the whole year of 2022 when I just showed three books above. Although reading some short history stories and books about financial knowledge, I still think those are not vital to my life experience.
As a software developer, why did I read a book about the semiconductor material: Silicon Carbide? Frankly speaking, just because of curiosity. In recent years, a lot of news and articles said SiC (Silicon Carbide) will be the future material of EVs (Electric Vehicles), and all the companies that produced SiC will become extremely popular and rich. But after skimming this book (or maybe a long paper), I realized that SiC has been found and produced for many years and at an early age, scientists only thought of it as a material for lighting and sensing. If even the most intelligent people consider SiC as “not very popular” about 10 years ago, why should I believe it will become “the future of EV” in the next 10 years only because some financial guys said this? Inflating a financial bubble is easy, but science is all about hard work and frequent failures.
“A Song of Ice and Fire” is a great novel. The only drawback after reading it (I mean, the first 5 volumes) is I couldn’t be interested in other novels for a long time. Even the “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”, written by George RR Martin himself, can’t match it. The first story for Dunk the Hedge Knight is wonderful, but the left two are normal.
The reason I put the algorithm book here (also in 2021) is that I am still trying to revisit and learn algorithms in 2022. After graduating from school, I spend quite a lot of time learning technology about machine learning, compilers, operating systems, and even semiconductors. But not the algorithms. Since learning new algorithms are terribly tedious, I avoid touching them for such a long time. How could a software engineer try to learn everything but algorithms? I felt a little regret. So, I will do it now.