I haven't been reading many books lately. Right now I'm reading:
- Martian Time-Slip, Philip K. Dick (Time spent reading: one week)
- A Third Face, Samuel Fuller (Time spent reading: two months)
- The 48 Laws of Power, Robert Greene (Time spent reading: since Ben suggested I stop reading Roth and start reading this book instead--blogger shows that to be two months and eleven days)
- Swann's Way, Marcel Proust (Time spent reading: about a year and a half)
I love books, but I know I'm not giving them enough time. I suppose it's not such a surprise--what with Rock Band coming out last week. (Best. Game. Ever.) The bigger picture is also not surprising--the bigger picture being that people don't read much in general. The tangible benefits to reading aren't immediately clear. In the long term, I see them to be:
- Become a smarter person (or at least know about more things)
- Become a more interesting person (or at least make people think you're interesting)
- Being interesting can lead to conversations with other interesting people, which could conceivably lead to . . . some sort of business opportunity?
- The first two things could lead to admiration from sexy/literate ladies and/or gentlemen
- A (probably) false sense of superiority over people who don't read
- The option to complain about people who don't read
On the other hand, you could just fake it.
Any benefits that I'm forgetting?