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MalcolmC Posted 2 months ago
An interesting thought

If I finish a book a week, I will read only a few thousand books in my lifetime, about a tenth of a percent of the contents of the greatest libraries of our time. The trick is to know which books to read.

Carl Sagan, Cosmos

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    • karsteele 27th November 2021 at 6:35 pm

      Another trick is not to plod on reading a book if by the third chapter it hasn’t grabbed you. Its a waste of precious reading time when you could be reading something you’re grabbed by.

    • Chi 28th November 2021 at 12:39 pm

      Sagan was a very wise man… There are a few threads about good books on this website (somewhere!) so worth hopping onto one of those? Personally, I am currently re-reading Dune (having seen the movie – awesome stuff!) and am realising just how good a novel it is (even if sci-fi is not your thing, I haven’t read any since my teens) and wonder if the great man himself enjoyed it…