Tag: January 2015

So Many Books, So Little Time

booksThe problem with making a reading suggestion each and every day is that I often want to follow my own advice but as Arthur Schopenhauer said, To buy books would be a good thing if we also could buy the time to read them. At least a dozen times each month I start to get excited about all the great books I have all around me and start to make endless mental lists of the titles I will be reading just as soon as I finish the current book I am reading. Of course, days go by, new interests intercede, and I never get to read all those wonderful books I suggested.

Let’s face it: reading is a process and measuring success by counting the books (or pages) you have read is not the goal. I figure that if I keep reading (and not worrying about the books I’ll never get to) I’ll keep the gears in my brain warmed up and well-oiled for many years to come. How many? I suspect fewer than I might hope for but life is like a shelf of books: you never know what you’ll get until you take down a volume and read it.

So here was the list of suggestions I made this first month of 2015:

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It’s a New Year

booksExcited? At first I imagined a whole new year with a fabulous new pool of books to read, but then I realized that I had too many titles leftover from 2014 that we still vying for my interest. So, although I did switch around a few titles, my January reading list looks very familiar. Note also that I have reduced the size of the pool by 20% as a nod to the reality that I am slowing down and need to focus more on my reading … git ‘er done, so to speak.

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