Thursday, December 04, 2008

An observation

It's so much more satisfying to spend several hours reading books than to spend the equivalent number of hours reading about things related to politics and football on the internet.  I have decided to make a concerted effort to do the former a whole lot more than I do the latter.  Recently, I've noticed that I am (a) much happier and (b) considerably less pessimistic about the future of human civilization after reading a good book, especially when said book is a novel, than I am subsequent to several hours browsing websites, however interesting and informative those websites may be. 

So, I have decided to spend less time surfing the web on My Precious and more time with the contents of my bookshelves.  This sounds like a good plan.