I agree. You may have noticed all my books are non-fiction. Spending four or five hours of my time on a fiction book, I just cannot rationalize. I can't remember he last time I read a fiction book either. I read a book called Arrogance, an historical fiction based on the life of the Austrian Expresssionist painter, Egon Schiele. That was many years ago, close to 15. I feel like I must have read another fiction book since. That may have been before I read... Oh wait, I can think of a few others I've read since then, now that I ponder it, but I won't speak of them. A couple would incite riots on this board.Sven Killer Robot Spacema wrote:
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My attention span is way too short. I read on the internet, newspapers,some magazine articles now and then but that's it. The thought of reading an entire book of fiction repulses me.
Yes.Sven Killer Robot Spacema wrote:It seems like the GloNo gang here reads some interesting stuff. But do you agree with this.........
"Just because you read entire books doesn't make you smart and just because you don't doesn't make you dumb."
I couldn't agree more. I see people that boast about the 23 books they read last year, and most of them are Tom Clancy, Danielle Steel, Anne Rice, Stephen King or some other such mindless drivel. I have a lot more respect for someone who reads the paper everyday and never picks up a book.
By and large, I'm pretty strickly a non-fiction guy. If I'm going to spend hours reading a book, I want some educational pay-back out of it, not just mindless escapism.
Damn, is your name Yousef, Ali, Jamal, Mohamed, Osama, Abdel, Zaki, Rashid, or some variation thereof?Sven Killer Robot Spacema wrote:Are those insurance salesman types still reading lame-ass Tom Clancy novels on airplanes? I haven't flown in years because the airlines treated me like shit before September 11th so I can't imagine how bad it is now.