Yesterday, while out with my mates, I managed to find some books at Half-Price Books that I wanted. As my mate Calyo owed me for buying air filters for the house, I asked her to take care of three of them, as I had the money for the other two. Here is what I got.
- Microsoft Expression Web 4 Step by Step by Chris Leeds (ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-3902-7) | List Price: $44.99 | Paid: $7.99
- Windows Vista Inside Out by Ed Bott, Cael Siechert, and Craig Stinson (ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-2270-8) | List Price: $49.99 | Paid: $3.99
- Windows Vista Resource Kit (Second Edition) by Mitch Tulloch, Tony Northrup, and Jerry Honeycut, featuring the Windows Vista Team at Microsoft (ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-2596-9) | List Price: $69.99 | Paid: $3.99
- Windows XP Inside Out (Second Edition) by Ed Bott, Carl Siechert, and Craig Stinson (ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-2044-5) | List Price: $44.99 | Paid: $4.99
- Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Step by Step by Joan Preppernau, Joyce Cox, and Curtis Frye (ISBN-13: 978-0-7356-2560-0) | List Price: $24.99 | Paid: $4.99
The only book I have started reading through is Miscrosoft Expression Web 4 Step by Step, and so far, I am learning quite a bit about the web IDE that I use as my default environment. I may try to write a review of the book later.
I will also be recieving another book eventually that I want to review, but it has not arrived yet: Windows 7 Inside Out. I want to round out the Inside Out series with favourite trifecta of Windows OSes, and Windows 7 is the last one I need.
The primary reason I wanted these books is because: 1) I use Office 2007 (Word, Excel, and Outlook) on my laptop as my main office suite; 2) I use Expression Web 4 all of the time for web design; 3) I love the old Windows OSes, and these books have information that can be rather useful, including things which I have never known about; and 4) I have become something of a tech historian, and I have more interest in older technology than newer technology, especially with Windows 10 being the latest OS in its line.
I should post a picture of all of my old technology books at some point. For now, I am going to relax for the morning and do some reading while I listen to podcasts on Zune.