New Year’s Reading

New Year makes me think about clearing things out. I need to get rid of a lot of old books – at least so I can make room in my bookcases for my new ones.  Though when I say old books I really mean books that I will never read again even if they were only bought last week.

This year most of the Christmas presents I received came from my Amazon wish-list.  This does mean I got to pick my own books.  (Though I did notice that people preferred to buy me DVDs over philosophy books.)  Presents included:

I read every day and I have been making an effort to add more non-fiction to my reading.  Today I read Bertrand Russell’s “In Praise of Idleness“.  Not sure what I will read tomorrow but hopefully it’s something inspiring.

There are many sorts of books; but good ones are the sort for the young to read. Remember that. They are a great, an inestimable, and unspeakable means of improvement.

Mark Twain

3 Responses to “New Year’s Reading”

  1. Norwin Says:

    So if good books are for the young, are we all moving on to the bad books now?
    Does anyone have Jordan’s autobiography?

  2. karen Says:

    Ah no. I’m still young 🙂 And actually that’s no on both points as I don’t have Jordan’s autobiography either.

  3. Norwin Says:

    Well, that’s a relief on all counts!
    Excellent news!