One of my bookshelves in 2006,
before I packed many of these
away and moved to the US

I've been asked for textbook recommendations from time to time, which I've been sharing on this page. I'll keep this list up to date as I finish reading more books that I'd recommend. Note that this is not a list of all the books I own, but rather, only those I'd recommend.

In 2014 I was interviewed by BookFlocks about books: here's my interview.

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Last updated: 14-Dec-2014