Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Books confession ...
I've got one confession to make:
I find it extremely hard to finish reading a book from beginning to end. If I think about it, all the books I could finish in the last n years are novels, which I don't do much except for The Da Vinci Code of the moment.
Books keep popping up into my bookcase and night stand but after the initial excitement and even after blowing my mind with some ideas in a book it looks like it's enough for me of it, I jump to the next thing. I assumed for a long time that this was a consequence of me not having enough time to spend reading after work/family hours, but lately I started to think that the problem is more on the side of all the other stuff that is competing with books in my spare time. Namely the computer, particularly the internet with blogs, news, emails. Also some TV, although I mostly only watch some news, documentaries, HBO and DVDs I get from Netflix (now with the great 'Watch now' feature, only IE enabled, not available outside US either). Also magazines, I read Time and Wired consistently and eventually Scientific American.
I still love to buy books and have them, and occasionally I get to browse through them with this great memories and inspiration come backs.
Anyway, I thought of sharing this confession on the net and possibly getting the pulse of others on this subject.
From now on, I'll start blogging about the books I started reading as I never could get to blog about the ones I read ;)