Books

I like books! But I do like books more than my time permits. I have always (i.e. ever since I heard about it) wanted to participate in the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge - but I have come to accept that I do not have the capacity to meet that challenge. But hats off to those who do.

I have tracked my reading habits since 2006 and I have noticed a few things so far. First off, my goal is to read about 10-15 books per year. Next, I read mostly during the spring, and generally only a few books during the summer and autumn. And I read books in English, with the only exceptions that I read books by swedish authors in swedish, and on occasion a book in german.

What is a good book to me? My critera is simple - the book must be interesting. For example, a biography of an important historical figure is interesting; a book written by a renowned author is interesting; a book that conveys an interesting thought; a book that express a radical or new opinion is very interesting. Crap literature with no value except mental masturbation is not worth while, a waste of time, and I try to stay away from it whenever possible.

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