The benefits of owning more books than you can read

1245x700’Many readers buy books with every intention of reading them only to let them linger on the shelf. Statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb believes surrounding ourselves with unread books enriches our lives as they remind us of all we don’t know. The Japanese call this practice tsundoku, and it may provide lasting benefits.…’

Via Big Think

One thought on “The benefits of owning more books than you can read

  1. grzz40

    Closely related, I’ll guess, is that reading a book is very often much more informative than reading on-line because of the almost magical ease of thumbing back and forth. Case in point, reading a dictionary.

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