Tuesday, April 19, 2016
What's the point of reading?
I am getting myself back into reading alright, finishing two books two days in a row, and now getting comfortable with another one. (The trick is to keep reminding myself to stay away from the TV and iFlix.)
But I was thinking about the 164 books that I have read over the past 4 years and realised I don't remember much of what I have read.
So what's the point of reading?
Wouldn't it be more useful if I could retain all that I have read like a eidetic? Although being an eidetic isn't a bed of roses either. But at least it would be good if I could have a better memory of all I've read.
I think the key to this is to think and talk about the books. And as much as I am no longer reading print books where I could pen down notes, I must make it a point to do so digitally in the ebooks I read. And writing book reviews would also help.
I most probably will not be reading many this year but I should read with an intention to retain as much as I can -- all in the pursuit to be more knowledgeable and more importantly, to be wiser.