Friday, September 21, 2007

On Reading

So it's been a year since I started posting my reading list here (via And it turns out that I've read 15 books in that year. Not as much as I'd like, but not too bad.

There was a time period when I commuted exclusively on the bus, and got over an hour each day of uninterrupted reading time. During that time I was reading about a book a week rather than my new average of a little over one a month.

There is such a pleasure in reading a good book. Reading is both entertaining and informative - It's amazing to me how many people don't enjoy reading. But I guess there are things that would amaze other people that I don't enjoy.

The only thing I keep comming back to is that as citizens, we have a certain responsibility to keep ourselves informed of the situations the world is facing - and reading is such an important part of this. If you think that you can get true in-depth informaiton on broadcast news or CNN, you are sadly mistaken.

I wish I knew what I could do to convince others of the importance and joy of reading, but I guess I'll just have to start with this blog post for now.

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At September 25, 2007 8:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mike,
Glad that you enjoy reading - it's
one of my joys in life. Uncle Mick read to our kids from the time they could stay awake for a longer time than just to eat. One day when Andrea was in high school, as she was passing through the living room where UM was reading to Andy and Luke, she stopped and listened to the end of the story. It was one of er "better" habits! All our kids enjoy reading to this day and they have passed it on to their kids...

We enjoy hearing about you and your family - Katie is a real cutie! Love, Aunt Char


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