Books and Knowledge

I’ve very bad at reading. I don’t mean as a skill – I can read perfectly well – it’s just “not my thing”. But reading isn’t something I’m passionate about, and in fact I really have to work myself up to doing it at all (not a great situation when embarking on a course of study). The biggest problem I have is that, however engaging a book may be, reading has the effect of sending me to sleep. It doesn’t matter where I am or how comfortable (or not), I can almost guarantee that within a couple of chapters my eyes will start to close and my head will fall forward. If anyone has any tips on how to avoid this I’d be very pleased to hear them.

Buying books would be a good thing if one could also buy the time to read them in: but as a rule the purchase of books is mistaken for the appropriation of their contents. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Anyway, with all that said, I’ve added a page which lists the books I’m currently reading, and which ones are currently gathering dust. If you’d like to recommend a few more, please get in touch.

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One Response

  1. Hi Rew

    I had read this post before i wrote my little bit yesterday, and as you had written something similar i wonderd if i should, but it was something that had been getting to me for a while, well 30 odd years i suppose in some respects! i think blogging gives us a great opportunity to be able to share these things and it does us good when we know we are not the only ones who feel like that! Cheers

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