I have a new job (in Oxford – more details in a later post) and as part of it I’m going to be doing a lot more board-level electronics than I have been before. I ought to brush up my skills and keep current, and so as a step towards that I’m going to start reading more technical books.
I have several problems with electronics books:
- they are expensive – £50 is a typical price
- they are rarely stocked in real bookshops, so online purchase is nearly always necessary
- a lot of them are rubbish – either they’re very maths-based with very little application, or they’re badly written, or out of date.
So, I have a plan. I will buy one new technical book a month (which I can afford), based on reviews and online previews. I read it during the month, write a brief review on this blog (and on the bookseller’s website) and if it’s no good, send it back for a refund or resale. March’s book will be Analog Circuits by Robert Pease.