What’s in your Stack?
I haven’t posted a “stack”* since last April. A list of all the books I’ve checked out of the library since would be long, and, I suspect, tedious to anyone but myself. I don’t read through most of the books I check out, but I do dip into them and read 20, 50, 100 pages or so. Some get lost in one corner or another of the house until overdue. Some I read through in one sitting, though I am a slower reader than I used to be. Can’t read a 300 or 400 page book in 3 hours as I could when I was in my early twenties. Takes me most of a day now. I have to put the prosthetic device with the little screen out of my reach, and it takes an hour or so to grow my brain back from a stump.
Bonus Werner Herzog quote (from A Guide for the Perplexed, which my daughter gave me for my birthday):
Read, read, read, read, read. Those who read own the world; those who immerse themselves in the Internet or watch too much television lose it. Our civilization is suffering profound wounds because of the wholesale abandonment of reading by contemporary society.