I like books. I like libraries.
Sometimes I checked out 50 books at once.
Now I'm more of a dilettante. I dabble. As Francis Bacon said, "Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested..."
I used to read more.
Nowadays I have the internet, especially forums. I have games.
Reading is pressed back. I still have a thing about getting books, but I rarely finish one. I have a library in the bathroom, and much of my reading is done in there.
I always enjoy reading, but typically do so when I don't have the option of computer activities. I read in restaurants. I read if I have to wait.
I have a numerous amount of unread books now that I'm nibbling on, which I may never finish.
I just read the third book in John Ringo's series, but that sci-fi, not "knowledge"
Others in the nibble pile:
November issue of National Geographic
Japan Made Easy: All you need to know to enjoy Japan
A New Earth: awakening to your life's purpose (Eckhart Tolle)
India, fourth edition
Predictably Irrational: the hidden forces that shape our decisions
The Time Paradox: the new psychology of time that will change your life
Hegemony or survival: America's quest for global dominance (Chomsky)
The story of life
The Philosophy of Time
All the Devils are Here: the hidden history of the financial crisis
Introduction to Philosophy: classical and contemporary readings
The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The complete guide to psychological and spiritual Growth for the nine personality types
From Eternity to Here: The quest for the ultimate theory of time.
Stuff: compulsive hoarding and the meaning of things
In search of time: the science of a curious dimension
The black swan: the impact of the highly improbable
Of course, I have favorites, books I've read and re-read that I like.
Areas of curiosity that I wish to know:
areas of small events that have big results
why things really happen in society
what is time?
How can I sow seeds to make results (philosophically, socially)
Perspectives that influence the perception of time (my own experiments)
Fish, biology and nature...anything. Ants! E.O Wilson! Sex!
Science fiction...like what vision of the future can we make (POSITIVE visions)
Probably there are other things!