Chapter 1 and 8 are free so be sure to give them a look if you're new to Nim.
Previous discussion for the curious: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=10987975
Happy to answer any questions.
Of course, you might have a good reason not to do it, but that was my first thought when looking at the web site.
The book is roughly 300 pages. Even with a careful reading that's only a few days invested.
For instance I read Roberto Ierusalimschys's Programming in Lua and Niklaus Wirth's Algorithms + Data Structures = Programs. But have never really had a project which fit either of those languages. I still enjoyed the books.
Now that I think about it, I use to buy programming books in University and just after (2005-ish), but I haven't really since. Even when I work places where we have a book budget; I never request anything. These days I read the documentation, and if I get stuck, I go to a stack exchange site.
I was given the option to make two chapters free. I figured an intro to Nim and an advanced chapter were good choices.
Ok, I found them.
Chapter 1: https://manning-content.s3.amazonaws.com/download/4/7959d94-...
Chapter 2: https://manning-content.s3.amazonaws.com/download/5/08b3cf8-...
I have been waiting for this book I have had this book in my wishlist for quite a while. Nim looks interesting and compiling to C is highly desirable to me.
I much prefer a well written book length introduction to reading through the documentation even if its good.
1 - https://impbox.itch.io/vektor2089
garbage collection is optional and configurable.