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Policy

Policy:

  • Once you finish reading the book, move the entry to goodreads.
  • sort order: Latest read book comes first.

Why:

  • Goodreads assumes that you read from beginning to end. But I tend to read couple of pages here and there. This is my naive way to keep track of the progress.

Right Kind of Wrong

Book details:

  • title: Right Kind of Wrong: The Science of Failing Well
  • author: Amy C. Edmondson
  • published: 2023-09-05
  • pages: 350
  • will be using the page numbers in the book to track progress.
date pages overall progress notes
2024-05-21 [1-2] [1-2]
2024-05-22 [3-6] [1-6]
2024-05-25 [7-10] [1-10]
2024-05-26 8:54 pm [11-12] [1-12]

Python for Finance Cookbook

Book details:

  • Python for Finance Cookbook - Eryk Lewinson - 2nd edition - 2022
  • Pages: {total in pdf: 741, front matter: 1-19, content: 20-721, back matter: 722-741}
  • Will be using the pages in the book (and not pdf) to track the progress.
date pages overall progress notes
2023-05-20 [1-1] [1-1]
2023-05-21 [2-3] [1-3] The book talks about yfinance.
But it is not working at the moment.
More details at https://github.com/ranaroussi/yfinance/issues/1407 .
Use yahooquery until then.
2023-05-22 [4-5] [1-5] Have to create an account at Nasdaq Data Link.

Test-Driven Development with Python

Book details:

  • Test-Driven Development with Python - Harry J. W. Percival - 2017 - 2nd edition
  • Pages: {total in pdf: 614, front matter: 1-38, content: 39-602, back matter: 603-614}
  • Why I wanted to read it:
    • I was looking for a book that discusses “authentication”
  • Will be using the pages in the book (and not pdf) to track the progress.
date pages overall progress notes
2022-12-12 [xv-xxv] [xv-xxv] pg-xxvi asks to install Geckodriver. Do that before continuing.
2022-12-13 [xxvi-xxvi] [xv-xxvi] Installing geckodriver was easy.
The .tar.gz contains a single file called geckodriver!

The Vest Pocket CPA

Book details:

  • The Vest Pocket CPA - Joel G. Siegel, Nick A. Dauber, Jae K. Shim - edition 4 - 2008
  • Pages: {total in pdf: 760, front matter: 1-34, content: 35-742, back matter: 743-760}
  • Why I wanted to read it:
    • I was looking for books that discuss “treasury stock method”
  • Will be using the pages in the book (and not pdf) to track the progress.
date pages overall progress notes
2022-12-03 10 am [1-3] [1-3]
2022-12-03 11 am [4-20] [1-20]
2022-12-05 10 am [21-23] [1-23]

Pandas 1.x Cookbook

Book details:

  • Title: Pandas 1.x Cookbook
  • Sub title: Practical recipes for scientific compuing, time series analysis, and exploratory data analysis using Python
  • Authors: Matt Harrison, Theodore Petrou
  • Edition: 2
  • Publisher: Packt
  • ISBN: 978-1-83921-310-6
  • Year: 2020
  • Pages: {total in pdf: 627, front matter: 1-21, content: 22-615, back matter: 616-627}
  • Why I wanted to read it in the first place:
    • I was looking for books that discuss the pandas merge_asof() function and came across the first edition of this book.
    • The second edition does not talk about the merge_asof(). But the pandas discussion seemed pretty comprehensive and interesting. So I want to read it from end to end.
  • Will be using the pages in the book (and not pdf) to track the progress.
date pages overall progress notes
2022-11-12 [1-1] [1-1]
2022-11-13 [x-xii] [x-xii][1-1]
2022-11-14 [xiii-xiv][2-6] [x-xiv][1-6]
2023-02-06 [7-13] [x-xiv][1-13] lots of good stuff.

The human body

Book details:

  • Title: The human body
  • sub title: An essential guide to how the body works
  • Author: Dr. Peter Abrahams
  • Publisher: Amber books
  • This edition published in 2021. Reprinted in 2022.
  • ISBN: 978-1-83886-096-7
  • pages: 512

Purchase details:

  • {from: Costco, in: 2022-11, for: $13}
date pages overall progress notes
2022-11-08 [1-7] [1-7]
2022-11-09 [8-8] [1-8]
2022-11-13 [9-9] [1-9]

Python Automation Cookbook - Jaime Buelta - 2nd edition - 2020

  • pages in pdf: 527
  • front matter: page 1 - 17; content: page 18 - 514; back matter: page 515 - 527
  • Why I wanted to read it in the first place:
    • I was looking for books that discusss the argparse.FileType() function and came across this.
    • The discussion on pytest in Chapter 12 seems to be interesting.
date pages overall progress notes
2022-10-06 [16-23] [16-23] Uses Python 3.8

Financial Accounting - LibreTexts - 20220616

url: https://biz.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Accounting/Book%3A_Accounting_in_the_Finance_World

pages in pdf: 373

front matter: page 1- page 12; content: page 13 - page 363; back matter: page 364 - 373

date pages overall progress notes
2022-06-17 [13-16] [13-16] Easy to understand. Seems like a book worth reading from end to end.
2022-07-25 [59] [13-16], [59]
2022-07-27 [60],[17-20] [13-20], [59-60] The Socratic method of asking and answering questions is very helpful.
2022-10-02 [240-241] [13-20], [59-60], [240-241] Talks about “the equity method” of accounting for investments.
I came across the latter in this Reuter's article.

algorithmic trading with tnteractive brokers python

Total positions in the ebook = 658; Using Calibre to store highlights.

date pages overall progress notes
2022-06-13 [1.0-5.0] [1.0-5.0]
2022-06-14 08:00 AM [5.1-14.6] [1.0-14.6] Have to start from “1.2 Trader Workstation and the TWS API” section onwards
2022-06-14 11:48 PM [14.7-15.6] [1.0-15.6] Have to install TWS from https://www.interactivebrokers.com/en/index.php?f=16042
and then read “1.2.1 Introducing Trader Workstation”

Total pages in the pdf = 534; Using okular to store highlights.

date pages overall progress notes
2023-01-07 02:48 AM [19-27] [19-27]
  • Section 1.2 starts in pg 19.
  • It is also the starting page for 1.2.1
  • Installed TWS
  • Installed TWS API
  • Downloaded the example code
book_reading_tracker.txt · Last modified: 2024/05/27 00:54 by raju