Saturday 11 July 2015

#111 Books

Books seem to be ways of storing information externally so that it can be recalled and shared, a bit like memories. I'm not really that good at remembering information but I do enjoy writing it down. The last time I read a non-fiction book, I wrote down all of the key messages on one sheet of paper and grouped them into three categories. 

What I might do next is re-read another nine non-fiction books that I've read over the last few years and do the same with them. Without doing this, I might be able to say their titles but would really struggle to tell you what they were about.

Apparently there are about 130 million books in the world. So it's fair to say that nobody has read them all. Apparently there's also an old lady in Scotland that has read up to twelve books a week since 1945 and has read about 25,000 books in total. The article about her focussed on things like the town she lived in and the fact that she also likes to watch TV and read newspapers rather than how she felt about having read so much.

1 comment

Running on empty said...

She has probably staved off dementia, and never been lonely or bored.